After not being held last year due to lack of funding, the Spokane Falls Northwest Encampment and Powwow was held in Riverfront Park on Friday (Aug. 24rd) and Saturday (Aug.25th) this year. I enjoy attending the Powwow to see the dancing competitions, regalia the dancers wear, and hear the drumming during the dancing. It just makes it feel like the end of summer and I really like how the Powwow is open to the public so they can see Native American culture a little.
I took way too many photos while at the Powwow (567 in fact) so spent two nights editing them. I only edited the ones I really liked and I will share a few here.
Elder Dancer with feathers by Brie A. Edwards
Female Fancy Dancer by Brie A. Edwards
Young Prairie Chicken Dancer by Brie A. Edwards
Young Traditional Dancers wait for the start of dance by Brie A. Edwards
Male Fancy Dancer by Brie A. Edwards
See more photos from the Powwow by clicking HERE
It was a hot day on Saturday but, thankfully, not blazing hot like the two weeks before. Just a perfect day for a Powwow. If anyone is in Spokane at the end of next August, they should attend the Powwow and support local culture. It is a lot of fun and amazing to see.