San Francisco State’s 40th Anniversary Powwow!!

San Francisco State’s 40th Anniversary Powwow!!

May 3rd marked the 40th Anniversary for the San Francisco State University Powwow. The day was filled with Vendors showcasing their hard works, and families settled in their shade tents and lawn chairs to watch the dancers for the day. Tom Phillips was the Emcee for the day and Randy Pico the Arena Director. It was a pleasure to hear the Southern Express and All Nations Singers on the drums and I want to thank Nicholas Gomez, the Chair at the Student Counsel of Intertribal Nations for asking me to come and be a part of the celebrations!

DSC_0005 Tom Phillips takes a break from Emcee work to sing with his son and the Southern Express Drummers


I had the pleasure of meeting Lucha Diaz and her daughter and two nieces.


Some last minute touches to regalia before Grand Entry.


I bought some Hello Kitty Barrettes for my daughter from Alexandria Jensen from Leupp, AZ. Beautiful work!


Artist Kenneth White discusses his artwork with a potential customer.


Grand Entry

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Grand Entry dancers.


Randy Pico (Arena Director) shakes hands with Aztec Dancers in preparation for some Intertribal Dancing.


Young dancer Randolph Pico will be dancing at the World Champions, San Francisco Giants Stadium on June 24th for Native American Heritage Night. I look forward to providing coverage of the night for


Father and son sing together with the All Nations Singers.


The beautiful Aurora Mamea about to begin judging Teen Girls Combined.


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Beautiful display of basket weaving made by the Native American Arts class at SFSU.

The 40th Anniversary San Francisco State Powwow was a success and welcomed visitors from all over the country. It was a fun filled day that buzzed with excitement and energy that made the arena one of warmth and good energy. I was honored to have been invited to attend and proud to celebrate our culture with friends and guests.

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