Shared by the Denver Art Museum:
Join us for the 31st annual Friendship Powwow on Sept. 12, 2020. One of the Denver Art Museum’s longest running events, this year’s Friendship Powwow will be streamed virtually on the DAM’s Facebook and YouTube pages.
Hosted in collaboration with members of the local Native community, we are excited to accept national video dance submissions for the first time ever for 14 categories—including the teen’s fancy shawl, women’s jingle, men’s grass and the golden age categories—where the winners of each category will take the full prize. While not competing for prize money, the tiny tot category will feature a video montage of submissions highlighting future champions.
Dance registrants are also encouraged to share their full dance submission with the public by using #DAMVirtualPowwow on Instagram and Twitter.
The virtual celebration will feature a master of ceremonies, as well as a color guard, a veteran and victory song, a hoop dance performance, interviews and special segments on the DAM’s collection of dance regalia. The top entries in each dance category also will be streamed throughout the powwow event, along with a fry bread cooking demonstration. Additionally, artist vendors will be spotlighted during the event on the museum’s Facebook page.
The Annual Friendship Powwow is brought to you by the residents who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).
Photo from the 2019 annual Friendship Powwow at the DAM.