4th Annual Pandos Powwow

Grand Entry

  • Friday, the 23rd at 6pm
  • Saturday, the 24th at 5pm

Miss Pandos Pageant

  • Saturday, the 24th at 10am

Head Staff

  • Spiritual Leader: Bob Taylor, Jr., Ute/Pueblo
  • Master of Ceremonies: Eric Watchman, Dine
  • Arena Director: Alex O. Shepherd, Paiute/Dine
  • Head Lady: Shannia Crank Tapoof, Comanche/Dine
  • Head Man: Allen King, Zuni/Dine

Honoring MMIW

  • Pandos Men, Teens, Jr, Golden Age Grass, Womens, Teens, Jr, Golden Age Jingle
  • Wear red as part of your regalia to honor MMIW

Miss Pandos Special

  • Jaycie Begay. Old Style Fancy, 16 and older. 1,2,3 place and 1,2,3 consolation

Head Lady Special

  • Tiny Tots Special Regalia not required. Age 0 to 6 – 1,2,3 place

Veterans Special

  • Arnie and Lisa Lano Men’s Traditional Dance for Veterans. 1,2,3 place
Stand in Solidarity and Protect Gwandaii Goodlit

Stand in Solidarity and Protect Gwandaii Goodlit

On December 10 & 11 Carl Moore (Chairman) and Dave John (Treasurer) Headed to Washington DC to stand in solidarity with the Gwich’In Nation, Their Ancestral lands, including the coastal plain ( “Iizhik Gwats’ an Gwandaii Goodlit” / “the sacred place where life begins” of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Northeast Alaska. The coastal plain provides a sheltered calving grounds for the Porcupine caribou herd that has sustained the Gwich’In people since time immemorial. The Trump Administration is launching an aggressive oil and gas leasing schedule to attempt to auction off the fragile coastal plain for destructive drilling.

Read the story as The Tour Heads to Utah.

The Gwich’In Nation are among many Indigenous leaders fighting this Administration’s reckless “energy dominance” agenda.
This agenda furthers the destructive legacy of colonization in the United States. When our fights are picked off one at a time, we are discounted. We are stronger together. Tribes and our allies nationwide are standing together to unite against the Trump Administration’s attack on our human rights.

Other Nations and Organizations that stood in solidarity with the Gwich’In Nation that attended.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Navajo Nation, Lummi Nation, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, Muisca Tribe, Pokanoket Tribe, Senrca Nation, Corrizo/ Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, Oglala Lakota, Ponka Nation, Ahtna Dene, Native Nations, FANG, Utah Dine Bikeya, Indigenous Environmental Network, Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders, Society of Native Nations, L’eau est la vie camp and of course Pandos.
For more info: www.gwichinsteeringcommittee.org

Pandos Presents Bears Ears Documentary Film Preview

Pandos Presents Bears Ears Documentary Film Preview

Attend a special pre-screening of our Bears Ears documentary Borders, and stay for a discussion to follow the screening. You will also get a preview of our First Annual “Defend the Sacred” Pow Wow, coming up in September. You will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items, with proceeds to benefit the Pow Wow fund.

Pandos has been working hard since September 2016 to fight for Indigenous rights and Environmental Rights. Your financial support would be greatly appreciated. You can help us fulfill our mission and help promote cultural understanding and education while bidding on beautiful works of art during this silent auction. We will also have speakers during this event letting the public know about PANDOS and what issues we have been working on and what events we are planning for the near future. This is a free event to enter.

Speakers for the evening:
Carl Moore
Lindsay Beebe
Dave John
Carol Surveyor

Prayerful Resistance for White Mesa

Prayerful Resistance for White Mesa

Join us for the White Mesa Spiritual Walk, fighting against uranium pollution that is affecting the health and wellbeing of the Ute people in White Mesa.

Attend June 7th from 6-8pm at Kafeneio Coffeehouse to hear from members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe that live in the White Mesa area. They will be discussing the impact of the Uranium Mill on their communities. We will also be making posters to hold during the White Mesa Public Hearing which will take place on June 8th. Please bring potser boards, markers, old signs to be reused if you have any. No paint please. For more info go to HaulNo.org

There will be a public hearing on June 8th to discuss concerns regarding the White Mesa Uranium Mill and how the pollution from it affects the surrounding Native sacred lands, Drinking water, and air purity. Please come out to show your support for the White Mesa community and for the Environment.

The public hearing is scheduled on June 8, 2017 at the
DEQ Computer Training Room, Room 2125
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
195 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City Utah

12:30pm-1pm: Join Pandos outside of the Utah Dept of Environmental Quality to Hold Signs against the White Mesa Uranium Mill and to have Prayerful Resistance
1-5pm: Public Hearing

To submit questions for the public hearing, they must be sent in by May 29th, 2017. Please email the questions to Director Scott Anderson at standerson@utah.gov
go to https://www.haulno.org/ for more information

Protect Sacred Land White Mesa

Protect Sacred Land White Mesa

If you were moved by the struggle at Standing Rock and now want to help a similar fight for justice right here in our Utah lands, come learn about the White Mesa Mill and Canyon Mine and how it will impact the First Nations communities living around it as well as how it will pollute our sacred sites.

​Join PANDOS on Tuesday May 2nd from 6:30-8pm at the Downtown SLC Library in Conference Room #4 on the 4th floor. We are honored to be able to have Yolanda Bad Back joining us from the White Mesa Ute Tribe to inform the SLC community about the risks of uranium pollution to the White Mesa and surrounding areas. Please support Native Sovereignty and Environmental Protection. For more information go to https://www.haulno.org/