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Coharie Pow Wow Festival
September 6 @ 6:00 pm - September 8 @ 6:00 pm
Join us for the 50TH Annual Coharie Indian Cultural Pow Wow on September 6-8, 2019 at the Coharie Tribal Center in Clinton, North Carolina. Celebrate and honor Native American culture and experience American Indian drumming and dancing competitions, American Indian food, crafts, artwork and exhibits. The Coharie Indian Cultural Pow Wow also features its “Warriors Ride” to honor veterans and military personnel. The pow wow is a time of education, enjoyment and good food for the whole family.
The Warriors Memorial Ride is a way to honor veterans and military service personnel. The ride will begin at the Coharie Tribal Center and will leave promptly at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The riders will travel 88 miles through Sampson County. Following the ride, participants will have an opportunity to show off their motorcycles and enjoy lunch. The participating veterans and service personnel will be honored in the arena with a honor song. The general public is welcome to participate in this event. Simply go to the Coharie Tribal website and click on Warrior’s Ride to download the registration form.
Each Coharie Indian Cultural Pow Wow dance session begins with a grand entry, a procession of royalty and dancers. The flag bearers lead the procession carrying the eagle staff, American flag, and frequently, the POW/MIA flag. Being a flag bearer is an honor usually given to a veteran, a respected traditional dancer, or an elder. Indian royalty are next, consisting of tribal and organizational princesses, braves and other dignitaries. The head dancers lead a single file procession of dancers arranged by category and age. As a sign of respect, everyone is asked to stand during the grand entry and men should remove their head coverings.
Culture, heritage and pride runs strong among the people of the Coharie Tribe. Since 1969, the Annual Coharie Indian Cultural Pow Wow has been a way to celebrate and maintain Native American traditions. To show respect for the event, no alcohol, drugs or profanity are allowed.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Coharie Indian Cultural Pow Wow on the weekend after Labor Day at the Coharie Tribal Center in Clinton, North Carolina.
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This event is always the weekend after Labor Day. Friday 6:00PM to 12:00 AM, Saturday, 9:00AM – 1:00 AM