More than 1,000 Native Americans join in 23rd San Manuel Pow Wow at CSUSB


More than 1,000 Native American dancers, drummers and artisans from across North America will gather this weekend at Cal State San Bernardino for the 23rd annual San Manuel Pow Wow.Dancers and drummers will compete for over $250,000 in prizes in a unique showcase of Native American culture.

In addition to competitive dancing, the event will feature contests for tots, juniors and teens, as well as audience participation dancing open to all attendees. Non-competitive exhibitions include tributes to veterans, blessings, intertribal dancing and Bird Singing, which is Native American music indigenous to Southern California and the Colorado River Region.The weekend-long event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the San Manuel Pow Wow or where to find other Pow Wows in Southern California, visit, email or call (909) 425-3450.Cal State San Bernardino is at 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino. Activities will take place on the university’s soccer fields near the Coussoulis Arena. Public parking is free in lots G and H on Coyote Drive.

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