Pala Band of Mission Indian Cupa Cultural Center

Pala, CA – The Cupa Cultural Center announces the 11th Annual Pala Gathering & Powwow will be held August 26-28, 2018 at the Pala Rey Youth Camp on the Pala Reservation. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Pala Band of Missions Indians Gathering and Pow Wow

For more information, contact the Cupa Cultural Center at 760-891-3590 or email Skye McMichael at smcmichael@palatribe.com. For vendor information, contact Shelia Smith-Lopez at 760-891-3593 or by email at slopez@palatribe.com.

Grand Entries: Friday 7 pm, Saturday 1 pm and 7 pm, Sunday 1 pm

Bird Singing: Friday 6 pm, Saturday 5 pm

Invited Drums: Dry Lake, Indian Hill, Mandaree, Omaha Whitetail, Otter Trail, Showtime, Southern Thunder, Whitefish Jrs

Masters of Ceremony:
Ruben Little Head, Kansas
Bart Powaukee, Utah

Arena Directors:
Juaquin Hamilton, Oklahoma
Victor Xhatsalano, British Columbia

Drum Boss:
Jason Whitehouse, Michigan

Head Man Dance Judge:
Cecil Gray, Oklahoma

Head Woman Dance Judge:
Ashleigh Bonaise, Saskatchewan

Head Man Dancer:
Jared Buffalo, Alberta

Head Woman Dancer:
Cheyenne Brady, North Dakota

Head Young Man Dancer:
Hashkai Robert Bird, Washington

Head Young Woman Dancer:
Lillian Largo, Arizona

Special Contests:
Men’s Northern Traditional (18+) by Jared Buffalo & Family

Women’s No/So Traditional Combined (18+) by Cheyenne Brady & Family

Women’s Northern Traditional (16+) by Lillian (Yil tah ni’ bah) Largo & Family

Men’s Chicken (18+) and Boys’ Chicken (17 & under) by Hashkai Bird & Family

Women’s Jingle (18+) Honoring College Graduates by Shaina Snyder & Family (must have Bachelor’s degree or higher; bring a copy of college degree)
1st $2,000 – 2nd $1,500 – 3rd $1,000
Top 3 places will also receive a blanket and gifts
2 consolations of $500 and gifts

Women’s Backup Singing by Ashleigh Bonaise

Committee Specials:
Men’s Grass (18+)
1st $1,200 – 2nd $800 – 3 consolations $100

Women’s Fancy Shawl (18+)
1st $1,200 – 2nd $800 – 3 consolations $100

Singing Contest (Invited drums only)
1st $14,000 – 2nd $12,000 – 3rd $10,000 – 4th $8,000 – 5th $7,000 – 6th $6,000 – 7th $5,000 –
8th $4,000

Elders (70+)
Women’s Combined, Men’s Combined
1st $1,000 – 2nd $800 – 3rd $600 – 4th $400 – 5th $200

Golden Age (55-69)
Northern & Southern Combined, Fancy/Grass, Fancy/Jingle
1st $1,000 – 2nd $800 – 3rd $600 – 4th $400 – 5th $200

Senior Adults (35-54)
No. Cloth, So. Cloth, No. Buckskin, So. Buckskin, Fancy, Old Style Jingle, Contemporary Jingle, Grass, No. Fancy, So. Fancy, Chicken, Straight, No. Traditional
1st $1,000 – 2nd $800 – 3rd $600 – 4th $400 – 5th $200

Junior Adults (18-34)
No. Cloth, So. Cloth, No. Buckskin, So. Buckskin, Fancy, Old Style Jingle, Contemporary Jingle, Grass, No. Fancy, So. Fancy, Chicken, Straight, No. Traditional
1st $1,000 – 2nd $800 – 3rd $600 – 4th $400 – 5th $200

Teens (13-17)
No. Traditional, So. Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Jingle, Chicken
1st $300 – 2nd $200 – 3rd $100

Juniors (6-12)
No. Traditional, So. Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Jingle, Chicken
1st $200 – 2nd $100 – 3rd $50

Tiny Tots (5 & Under)

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