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20140301 Indian Pow Wow doug young 032 webThe Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas invites you to their 53rd Annual DAKEE SI (Fall Gathering) Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas Pow Wow on Saturday, October 28, from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Alton Community Center, 349 Dawes Ave. in Alton. Dancing and presentations will be held throughout the day. The event is free.

Visit the event to celebrate and experience American Indian culture, history, drumming, singing, and dancing. Vendors will be selling Native food, art, crafts, jewelry, supplies, and wares. There will also be raffles and cake walks. There is something for everyone.

Gourd Dancing will be held at 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. A Grand Entry will be done at 1 and 7 p.m. At the grand opening ceremonies, dancers will follow the guard into the arena dressed in beautiful regalia. An intermission will be held at 4:30 p.m.

The first 55 dancers who register for session one or session two Grand Entry will be eligible for day money. Participants must be in full outfit and dance in the circle for the complete session (three hours).

For more information, contact Robert Soto at (956) 648-8129 or robtsoto@aol.com or Debbie Robertson at (956) 780-4933, debs3573@gmail.com.

You can also find information at www.sontree.org, www.lipanapache.org, and on Facebook Konitsaa Nde Native Community.

Event organizers would like to thank their sponsors for this year – City of Alton, Lipan Apache of Texas, Son Tree Native Path, Konitsaa Nde Native Community, St. Mark United Methodist Church, Trinity on the Border, and McAllen Grace Brethren Church.

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