6th Annual Defend The Sacred PowWow

6th Annual Defend The Sacred PowWow

September 22 & 23 at Dow James Park

Friday, September 22

  • 6:30 pm Grand Entry

Saturday, September 23

  • 10 am Miss Pandos Pageant
  • 12 pm Grand Entry
  • 4-5 pm Break
  • 5 pm Grand Entry

We are thrilled to announce the 5th Annual Defend the Sacred Powwow and Miss Pandos pageant, scheduled to take place on September 22nd and 23rd.

The Defend the Sacred Powwow has grown over the years to become a vibrant and enriching experience that brings together members of Indigenous communities, friends, and allies from all walks of life.

Our theme for this year’s powwow continues to be “Defend The Sacred”. As we come together to honor the wisdom and resilience of our ancestors, we also acknowledge our responsibility to safeguard our cultures, languages, and sacred lands for generations to come. This powwow serves as a powerful reminder of the strength that can be found in unity and the importance of continuing the traditions that have sustained us for centuries.

We encourage you to mark your calendars and invite your friends and family to join us for these two unforgettable days of celebration and connection. The powwow is open to everyone, and your presence will contribute to the shared energy and spirit of the event.

A special thank you to the Hali Vanderburg Memorial Scholarship for offering a $500 Scholarship to Miss Pandos.

Thank you for your continued support in making the Defend the Sacred Powwow a resounding success year after year. We look forward to celebrating with you and creating cherished memories together.

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