Stewart Father’s Day Powwow
The 2015 Stewart Father’s Day Powwow in Carson City is June 19–21 at the Stewart Indian School Campus. Hosted in partnership with the Nevada Indian Commission and the Stewart Father’s Day Powwow Committee, this annual powwow includes quality Native American arts and crafts vendors and is also a time for alumni, former employees, families, and friends to gather at the former campus.
“This is a very big year for us and we have lots to celebrate with competitive dance and many great cultural experiences at the powwow,” Sherry Rupert, executive director of the commission, says.
The Father’s Day event is part of an effort to establish the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center to preserve the site’s history. The Stewart Indian School Trail is a self-guided walking tour of the campus with 20 points of interest and audio stories. Using personal cell phones, visitors can access recorded messages from alumni and employees about their personal experiences at the school. The goal of the “Talking” Trail is to preserve the history and memorabilia of the school, which provided education and vocational skills to American Indian youth who represented more than 200 tribes across the nation.
Powwow proceedings begin with the grand entry at 7 p.m. Friday at 5500 Snyder Ave. in Carson City. Saturday’s ceremonies are at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Sunday’s activities are from 12 to 4 p.m. All are invited and welcome to attend the free family event. Indian tacos will be for sale. For information, call Sherry Rupert or Denise Becker at (775) 687-8333 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.