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Coastal Jam Friday, Suquamish Renewal Pow-Wow Saturday at House of Awakened Culture

J.C. Allen-Tackett, Iroquois/Eastern Band of Cherokee, of Silverdale, dances Northern Traditional style at the Suquamish Renewal Powwow, April 2, 2011 in the Suquamish gym. This year
J.C. Allen-Tackett, Iroquois/Eastern Band of Cherokee, of Silverdale, dances Northern Traditional style at the Suquamish Renewal Powwow, April 2, 2011 in the Suquamish gym. This year's powwow will take place in the House of Awakened Culture.
— image credit: Richard Walker / 2011

SUQUAMISH — People from Puget Sound area tribes gathered for a Coastal Jam Friday night at Suquamish's House of Awakened Culture in Suquamish Village, sharing traditional songs and dances.

The annual Suquamish Renewal Pow-Wow is Saturday, 1-9 p.m., in the House of Awakened Culture. The powwow is open to the public. It is presented by Suquamish Youth Services.

The grand entry is at 1 p.m.; the Royalty Pageant is at 4:30 p.m.

Host drum is Smokey Valley from the Sto:lo Nation. Master of ceremonies is Antone George of the Lummi Nation. Arena director is Sonny Eagle Speaker. Head Man is Gerald Brien. Head Woman is Clarissa Betancourt.

The powwow will feature jackpot dancing in all categories, sobriety honoring, and a hand drum contest.

Call Trisha Price, (360) 340-4925; or Craig Miller, (360) 509-2502. All vendors are tribal preference only; call Sonny Mabe, (360) 930-1545.

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