Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23-25, the 10th annual Prescott Powwow takes over the grounds at Watson Lake with tribal members, dancers, drummers and artists arriving from across the country. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend. Parking fee is $5.
Saturday afternoon, a special tribute honoring all veterans will take place, said powwow organizer Manuel Lucero. The weekend offers an educational experience for non-Native Americans, and opportunities for learning about different cultures, he added.
Native American participants come to celebrate their culture through dance, songs and prayer, and to visit with family and friends. They are not there to entertain the audience or guests. Most are willing to answer questions and give permission to be photographed. Please ask the dancers and artists for permission first, and listen to the Master of Ceremonies when he lets the audience know when photography is allowed and when it is not.
For more information and other etiquette tips, visit prescottpowwow.org.