United Indians of All Tribes Foundation cordially invites you to join us at our 30th annual Seafair Pow Wow, July 14-16, 2017.
“Through Our Culture we Shall Endure”
This year we celebrate our 30th year and are proud to continue supporting such a vital part of Seattle’s vibrant cultural landscape
Come and celebrate with our family, reunite with old friends and make new ones! Enjoy fantastic food, music, and dance. All are welcome as we proudly share our culture at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center grounds.
July 14th – 16th, 2017 – at Daybreak Star Center- Discovery Park
“It has been an honor to serve as co-chair for the Seafair Pow wow and I am grateful to be a part of Seattle’s Urban Native community. Our Pow Wow is a perfect way to celebrate Seattle’s rich diversity and to share our Native culture in a way that is welcoming, fun and safe.
– Pam Nason
Pow wow Schedule:
Friday Family Night – Free Admission – 4pm-10pm
Saturday – 10am-10pm
Sunday – 10am-8pm
Saturday SCHEDULE – Admission $5 (for 12 and older)
10am – Doors open
11am – Coastal Grand Entry
12pm – Pow wow Grand Entry
7pm – Pow Wow Grand Entry
Sunday SCHEDULE – Admission $5 (for 12 and older)
10am – Doors open
12pm – Pow wow Grand Entry
2017 Head Staff:
Emcee: Arlie Neskahi and Grant Timentwa
Arena Director: Rob Charles
Head Man: Sheldon Shebala
Head Woman: Paula Shebala
Seafair Princess: TBD
Seafair Warrior: TBD
Host Drum: 206 Drummers
Bernie Whitebear Memorial Special: Open to all veterans, all categories. (unsure on payouts)
Randy Tulee Memorial Round Bustle Special: Open to adult men dressed in the Northwest Round Bustle style. 1st: $1000, 2nd: $750, 3rd: $500. Sponsored by the Tulee Family.
Head Man & Woman Sweetheart Special: Open to married couples 18+, all categories. Sponsored by the Shebala family.
NAWDIM Honoring Native Babies Special:
The “Native American Women’s Dialog on Infant Mortality” would like to honor new Native babies in our American Indian/Alaska Native communities, inviting all babies born in the past year, and their mothers to come into the circle.
Seafair Princess Special : TBA
Seafair Warrior Special: Teen Boy’s Ironman Fancy Special.
The Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow is a three day festival of Native American and Indigenous Culture it features traditional Native American and Alaskan Native and First Na tions drummers, dancers in traditional regalia, Native Food and Art. It is open to the public and shares Native cultures with all of Seattle. Over 15,000 attend the three day event.
The Seattle Indian Days Pow Wow is held annually by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. It is traditionally held the third weekend in July, in conjuction with Seattle Seafair.
What to Expect at Seafair Pow Wow:
If you have never been to our Seafair Pow Wow, we welcome you and are excited that you are coming. Here are a few things you may want to know before you attend.
- This is an outdoor Pow wow. We Pow Wow, come rain or shine! So please plan accordingly, whether it means bring your umbrella because of rain that day, or bring sunscreen because 80 degrees. We have bleachers seating, but it is limited, so feel free to bring your lawn, camping, chair, and/or blanket. We also have local Native artists selling authentic, hand crafted jewelry, arts and crafts and clothing. There will be food vendors, at our pow wow. Ever have Frybread? If not, then have one at our Seafair Pow wow, (it is fried dough, a delicious indulgent!) Good idea to bring cash, as some vendors do not accept credit cards.
- There are standard protocols (guiding principles and expected behavior) dictating how the Pow Wow is conducted. Learn more about protocols here.
FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) – Click link to see FAQ’s
DONATE – If you cannot attend, but would like to support the Annual Pow Wow and/or local Native cultural activities at Daybreak Star, learn how to donate here.
VENDORS – Contact Lynnette Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline June 23, 2017 click on link for 2017 Vendor Guidelines and App
VOLUNTEERS – contact Katie Stover at email@example.com. Click on link for Volunteer Application2017
DIRECTIONS – CLICK HERE for google map directions to the pow wow.
SECURITY POSTITIONS – You want to join our security team for Seafair Pow wow? Every year we need help, assuring our Pow wow remains safe for all who attend. Limited spots are open. If you want join our security team for the Pow Wow weekend, attending our orientation is mandatory! Come to Daybreak star Indian Cultural Center on June 29th 1pm or 6pm. To fill out paperwork. Background checks will be done. Bring 2 pieces of ID with you (i.e. Washington State ID or Driver License, Tribal ID, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate). Click on link for job description SecurityandMaintenance – Job Description 2017. WE WILL NOT HIRE WALK UP HIRES DAY OF EVENT.
Not responsible for loss, theft, personal injuries or short funded travelers
This is a zero tolerance for alcohol and drugs event.
No Pets other than for assistance.
Thank you to our 2017 Pow Wow SPONSORS: