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Around Town: Immerse yourself in Native American culture at Saturday's powwow

Posted: 9:12 AM, Aug 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-12 09:54:49-04
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COLORADO SPRINGS ANNUAL POWWOW TAKES PLACE SATURDAY AUGUST 10, 2019 — Around Town today head to the Colorado Springs Intertribal Powwow. It’s an event aimed to bring people together to celebrate Native American past and present culture. Everyone is invited for a day of immersion into Native American music, dance, art, jewelry, and cuisine. There will be live wolves and birds of prey.

Kathy Turzi, executive director of One Nation Walking Together says, "just to see the people in the regalia, hearing the drum beat is miraculous, the grand entry when everyone is coming in is just beautiful." The proceeds from this event go to the One Nation Walking Together charity, and they will also be collecting non-perishable food items at the powwow.

This is a wonderful opportunity for native people and non-native people to interact. Al Walter, co chair of the powwow committee says, "people have ideas of what native culture is from the movies, from TV, and what we are trying to show is the whole culture is different than what you see on TV. There is an opportunity to talk to people one on one and actually ask them questions and learn about their culture."

Plus, Walter says you can't miss the food and the handmade jewelry.

The event is happening today from 10 am to 6 pm and the Norris-Penrose Event Center at 1045 Lower Gold Camp Road. It is $5, and children 12 and under are free.

For more info about the event, Native American culture and One Nation Walking Together, visit coloradospringspowwow.org .

You can also learn about Native history at the Pioneers Museum.

Around Town airs every Saturday morning at 7 am on KOAA. If you know of something fun to do Around Town, contact alex.obrien@koaa.com