The cultural festival celebrating Native American traditions is both an educational and entertaining activity that can be experienced by families and individuals of all ages, according to a LIHA news release There will also be food and a variety of vendors offering authentic crafts. Craftsmen will show how traditional Native American baskets are made, as well as various beading techniques. A flint knapper will demonstrate his skills, also.
“It’s strictly a fun powwow. Just a lot of good dancing, and a wonderful drum group is coming,” Milam said.
The powwow is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. It is an alcohol and drug free event. No ice chests are allowed. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. There is an admission fee of $5 for adults and $2 for children.
LIHA, a state chartered non-profit organization, is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of high quality Native American dancing, singing, arts, and crafts. The LIHA Powwow provides the local Native American community the opportunity to showcase their traditions and invites the general public to learn about and also enjoy those traditions.