The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska’s 23rd Annual Powwow will be Aug. 12-14 at the Ponca Community Grounds, located 4 ½ miles southwest of Niobrara, Nebraska.
The powwow is a celebration of the tribe’s culture, heritage and traditions, and will feature a variety of dancers, drum groups and vendors. Admission to all events is free, and the powwow is open to the public.
Grand entries will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 12, 1 and 7 p.m. on Aug. 13 and 1 p.m. on Aug. 14. Meals will be provided to all in attendance an hour before each grand entry.
It is a non-contest powwow, and is meant to serve as an annual gathering and celebration of families and friends.
In addition, the tribe’s diabetes program will host a Color Me Healthy color run at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12. Participants will run 2 miles while being sprayed with a wide variety of colors.
The Ponca Tribe has a 15-county service delivery area: Boyd, Burt, Douglas, Hall, Holt, Knox, Lancaster, Madison, Platte, Sarpy, Stanton and Wayne counties in Nebraska; Pottawattamie and Woodbury counties in Iowa; and Charles Mix County in South Dakota. Office sites are located in Lincoln, Niobrara, Norfolk and Omaha in Nebraska, and Sioux City in Iowa.