The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska will celebrate a milestone Aug. 10-12 by hosting its 25h Annual Powwow at the Ponca Community Grounds, located 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. 10, 1 and 7 p.m. on Aug. 11 and 1 p.m. on Aug. 12. Meals will be provided to all in attendance an hour before each grand entry.
One of the special events that will take place during this year’s powwow is the unveiling and dedication of a statue of Chief Standing Bear created by artist Benjamin Victor. The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Aug. 11.
In addition, the tribe’s diabetes program will host a Superhero Diabetes Dash at 5 p.m. Aug. 10. Participants will run 2 miles while dressed as their favorite superheroes.
This year’s powwow also will include a Team Dance Contest and a horseshoe tournament. Visit https://www.poncatribe-ne.org/25th-annual-powwow-set-for-aug-10-12-in-niobrara/ for additional information.