Indio Powwow starts today

Three day event brings beauty and history to life

POSTED: 07:37 AM PST Nov 23, 2012    UPDATED: 07:48 AM PST Nov 23, 2012 
INDIO, Calif. -

The annual Indio Powwow will start today at the Special  Events Center at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino.
      Tribes will participate in dances, singing and games during the three- day event. There will be at least one "grand entry" on each day of the event,  when dancers form a procession. The powwow is sponsored by the Cabazon Band of  Mission Indians.
      There will be Native American foods, such as Indian fry bread, along  with crafts, jewelry and art. Visitors can join dancers in the arena during  noncompetitive intertribal dancing.
      The powwow will start at 5 p.m. today, and the grand entry will take  place at 8 p.m. On Saturday the powwow will begin at 11 a.m., with the grand  entry at 1 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. On Sunday the powwow will begin at 11 a.m.,  with the grand entry at 1 p.m.
      More information is available by calling (760) 238-5770 or going to  www.fantasyspringsresort.com.