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What’s Happening in Native American Communities, May 10th — May 16th

This week in Indian Country offers a plethora of events for individuals to enjoy, ranging from powwows to Native American Arts Festivals. Here is a roundup of arts, culture, and entertainment happenings around Indian Country:

33rd Annual Cherokee Indian Festival
Location: Canton, GA
Date: May 11, 2024
Set in the heart of Cherokee County, Georgia, this event guarantees a lively celebration of Indigenous culture. Attendees can anticipate immersive experiences like traditional music, dance performances, and displays of Native American crafts. With a rich history and a commitment to honoring heritage, this event promises a weekend filled with reverence, joy, and cultural appreciation.

Balboa Park Pow Wow
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: May 11, 2024
Taking place in San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park, this powwow invites visitors to experience Indigenous culture through traditional music, dance, and crafts, creating a vibrant celebration of heritage and community.

35th Annual Multicultural Indian Event
Location: Danville, AL
Date: May 11, 2024
Hosted by the Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center, this event pays tribute to the traditions and customs of the Cherokee Nation. Attendees can engage in various activities, including traditional music, dance performances, storytelling sessions, and crafts exhibitions.

Native American Arts Festival
Location: Windsor, CA
Date: May 11, 2024
Featuring traditional music, dance performances, contemporary art exhibitions, and craft demonstrations, this festival offers a colorful celebration of Native American heritage. Attendees can immerse themselves in Indigenous artwork while engaging in cultural exchanges and connections with artists and community members.

Native American Woven Game Ball
Location: Beggs, OK
Date: May 11, 2024
The upcoming event in Beggs, Oklahoma, promises an immersive celebration of indigenous culture and tradition, with stickball competitions, cultural performances, storytelling, and workshops.

Annual Dartmouth Pow Wow
Location: Hanover, NH
Date: May 11, 2024
The Dartmouth College Powwow, hosted by the Native American Program, is an annual event celebrating indigenous culture, heritage, and community. Featuring traditional dances, drumming, storytelling, arts, and crafts, the powwow offers an enriching experience for attendees of all ages.

Native American House Congratulatory Ceremony
Location: Urbana, IL
Date: May 11, 2024
The Native American House Congratulatory Ceremony at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign celebrates the academic achievements of Native American students, fostering community and cultural pride within the university.

With a variety of events happening across Indian Country, individuals have the opportunity to engage with and celebrate Indigenous culture in diverse and vibrant ways.

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