Big news for Native people — the Susanville Indian Rancheria announced the 13th annual SIR Pow Wow will be held June 24-26 at the Lassen Community College Soccer Field.
Violet Olney, of the Yakama Nation, White Swan, Washington, will be the HeadWoman, Caley Ouray Prat/Cant’see, of the Pyramid Lake Paiute, Sioux Valley Daktoa Nation, will be the HeadMan and the Sharp Shooter Singers will be the Host Drum.
The drug- and alcohol-free event features dry camping, no showers and no RV hookups. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own canopies and chairs. All COVID-19 safety guidelines will be followed.
The Grand Entry will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24 at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at noon Sunday, June 26.
Specials include the Fast n Fancy ($2,000), Veteran’s Special ($2,000), the Teen All Around Boys/Girls ($2,000), the Headman’s Special (Northern Traditional 18+) and the HeadWoman’s Special (Woman’s Traditional 18+).
The Sunday dinner break features a Hand Drum Contest for youths and adults.