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Teton Powwow: Celebration of American Indian Cultures

Teton Powwow: Celebration of American Indian Cultures

Center for the Arts & Snow King Events Center
Friday, May 19  & Saturday, May 20, 2023

Central Wyoming College and Native American Jump Start present Teton Powwow: Celebration of American Indian Cultures, Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, 2023.

Jackson Hole and the surrounding region are ancestral lands for Indigenous Peoples and are valued for their rich natural and scenic resources. Indigenous knowledge keepers will share their rich culture, traditions, dance and history at the Annual Teton Powwow.

On Friday, May 19, free educational presentations around American Indian culture will be offered at the Center for the Arts throughout the day. The Native American Showcase at 7 p.m. will preview dance traditions that will be presented on Saturday at the 3rd Annual Teton Powwow at the Snow King Events Center.

Saturday, May 20,  is a  full-day celebration of American Indian cultures will feature dancers representing many tribes throughout the West who will compete in many traditional and contemporary dance forms.  Central Wyoming College’s Tribal Wisdom Society students and Native American Jump Start will collaborate to manage the powwow and educational programs. The Teton Powwow is free and open to the public.

During the Powwow will be arts and crafts booths including Wind River Reservation representatives who will share information on food sovereignty and natural resources. American Indian food vendors will offer a variety of delectable food options. The Grounds Blessing begins at 10 a.m. and the colorful Grand Entry begins at 12 p.m. with an all ages Powwow dance competition in categories including Mens/Teens/Boys Traditional Dance, Chicken Dance, Fancy Dance, Jingle Dance, and Grass Dance, Womens/Teens/Girls Traditional Dress, Buckskin Dress, Jingle Dress and Fancy Shawl.

What: Teton Powwow Native American Educational Presentations
Where: Center for the Arts, 240 S Glenwood St, Jackson, WY
When: Friday, May 19, 2023, Throughout the Day, and evening presentation 7-8:30 p.m.
Cost:  Day events Free; Evening $10.
Tickets: Center for the Arts Box Office

What: 3rd Annual Teton Powwow, A Celebration of American Indian Culture
Where: Snow King Event Center, 100 E Snow King Ave, Jackson, WY
When: Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Cost: Free.

These events are generously sponsored by the Wyoming Humanities Council, Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism,  the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and the Center for the Arts