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Watch Grand Entry from the Gathering at the Falls Pow Wow!

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown December 15th, 2015 Last Updated on: December 15th, 2015

The Gathering At The Falls Pow Wow was held earlier this year during the last weekend of August. The pow wow is usually takes place at Riverpoint Park in Spokane, Washington but was relocated to the Spokane Convention Center due to air quality concerns.

“The history of this event, and the significance of gathering at the Spokane River, goes back generations. It has been a sacred tradition for many tribes around the northwest to gather at the river because it gives life, love, hope, and a sense of revitalization. During past years, Riverfront Park has been home to this event and it has become a tradition for people of all nations to gather and celebrate those gifts the river provides, and to create or renew friendships. Dancers and singers, young and old, come from both near and far to showcase their songs and their dance styles for our community. It is, without a doubt, a unique cultural gathering that brings in thousands from the local community to enjoy.”

YouTube user jfergusonphotos was on hand to document the grand entry and other specials at the pow wow.

Make sure you follow https://www.facebook.com/RiverfrontParkPowwowSpokane for next year's event information and other community events!


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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Dee Ann Notch

The beauty and art in their regalia, some much more than others, is astounding and, for me, quite humbling. My mother is Cherokee and I’ve been to traditional lodge pow wows with her. She has traveled to the spirit world and I will always treasure those memories and times spent with her. Blessings ❤

Stephanie

I find this pretty disrespectful since the MC says right before grand entry, ‘there are no pictures or videos to be taken at this time’.

Hayley

It’s not disrespectful it is very respectful bc of all the feathers and with all the dancers it is an sacred time for earth and the dancers and I should know I am a jingle dress dancer

Bénédicte

I feel so sad to see them dancing inside and not in the Mother nature….

Stephanie

The feeling is mutual. But during the winter times it gets very cold.

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