PEMBROKE — The second annual BraveNation Powwow and Gathering will be held on March 24 in the gym of the English E. Jones Athletic Center at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.
Grand entry is at noon. Doors open to the public at 10 a.m.
The powwow and gathering features competition dancing, vendors, an alumni reception, and recruitment activities for American Indian high school students. Everyone is invited to join the #BraveNation as they celebrate the rich history and culture of America’s Indigenous peoples.
This is an alcohol- and drug-free event.
Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for elders (60+), and free for children 6 and under, and UNCP students with a UNCP ID.
There is a fee for dancer and drum registrations.
The contest categories are:
— Drum Contest
— Adult (18+): Men’s northern and southern traditional, women’s northern and southern traditional, men’s fancy, women’s fancy, men’s grass, and women’s jingle
— Teen (13-17): Men’s northern and southern traditional, women’s northern and southern traditional, men’s fancy, women’s fancy, men’s grass, and women’s jingle
— Junior (6-12): Boy’s traditional, girl’s traditional, boy’s fancy, and girl’s fancy
— Tiny Tot (5 and under):
— Alumni Special:Men and women
— Hand Drum Special