Looking for a fun and festive way to teach your kids about another, or perhaps their own, culture? Head out to Skyline High School in Ann Arbor for the 43rd annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow, and celebrate Native American culture with tons of traditional and family-friendly fun, April 4-5, 2015.
This student-run powwow, based on the Grass Dance Societies of the 1800s, is one of the largest of its kind, featuring more than 1,000 of North America’s best performers and artists as they sing and dance – all while dressed in full regalia.
Guests of this event will experience the culture as they watch dance competitions for best “Women’s Jingle Dress,” “Men’s Fancy Dance,” and others, along with drumming and singing contests. There is even a chance to join in the circle and dance with competitors.
Add a Native American Market full of traditional and contemporary work from artists and craftsmen across the country, and you have a recipe for a fun and educational day out with the family.
The Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow happens at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor on April 4-5, 2015. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. with a Grand Entries at noon and 7 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.
Ticket prices are as follows: $10/adult single day, $15/adult weekend pass, $7/student and senior single day, $10/student and senior weekend pass, $5/kids ages 6-12 single day, $7/kids ages 6-12 weekend pass, free/kids five and under. Family passes for two adults and three kids under 12 are $29.
For more information on the Dance for Mother Earth Powwow at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, see the Metro Parent calendar listing.