Pow Wow

Indigenous Voices Pow Wow

Event Details

This year’s Pow-Wow includes singing & competition dancing. The event is free and open to the public, allowing accessibility for families and students to enjoy the experience of Native American Pow-Wow culture.

Date: March 30, 2024
Location: Dee Events Center, Ogden, UT

  • 12 PM: 1st GRAND ENTRY (AFTERNOON SESSION) - Contests in all dance categories
  • 6 PM: 2nd GRAND ENTRY (EVENING SESSION) - Contests in all dance categories

Vendor Information

Please note if you intend on being a vendor at this event you must complete a Utah Temporary Sales Tax Application https://tax.utah.gov/sales/specialevents. We thank you for your interest, more information will be available in the application. 


Check back for Vendor and Non-Profit Forms

Volunteer Information

Thank you for showing interest in volunteering for the 44th Annual Indigenous Voices Pow Wow being held at the Dee Events Center on March 30, 2024. For those who are considering volunteering for our event it is highly encouraged to attend one of our Pow Wow Etiquette training sessions to learn more about Pow Wow.

Dates of volunteer training TBD. Please check back.

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Head Staff

Honey Rhonda DuVall

Master of Ceremonies

Name: Honey Rhonda DuVall
City, State: Salt Lake City, UT
Tribe: Diné 
Bio: Honey Rhonda DuVall believes that everyone has the potential to be connected through community and that a healthy culture can inspire us as a whole, to be great. With an inspirational message and insatiable passion, Honey Rhonda DuVall gives everything she can at every opportunity. Initially, Honey is a singer/songwriter and performing artist however, Honey loves to take upon speaking opportunities where she can encourage a positive message.

Arena Director

TBD

Alexis Blackmountain

Head Woman

Name: Alexis Blackmountain
Tribe: Diné
Bio:Yateeh’ shi’ei (Alexis Blackmountain) yinishye.
Adoone’e nishlinigii ei Kiiya’aanii nishli, Hanaghaahniih bashishchiin.
Asdoo kinlichiinii ei dashicheii doo,
Ashiihi ei dashinali. Kot’eego  Diné nishli. 
Adoo Tse Awee dee naasha. 
Hello my name is Alexis Blackmountain, I am Dine (Navajo). My mother is Susan Tsosie from Baby Rocks, Arizona she is from the Towering House’ people clan. I am born for my dad Vernon Blackmountain from Monument Valley, he comes from the One Who Walks Around clan, My maternal grandparents are part of the Red House clan. My paternal grandparents are from the Salt People Clan. My grandmother is Barbara Tsosie and David Tsosie, originally from Baby Rocks, Arizona. I am graduating senior at Weber State University, My degree is major Business Education Composite Teaching and minor Professional Sales. 

Secadio "Son" Sanchez

Head Man

Name: Secadio “Son” Sanchez
City, State: Salt Lake City, Utah 
Tribe: Diné/Xicano
Bio: Secadio “Son” Sanchez is from the Near Water Clan of the Diné (Navajo) Nation born for the Xicano people. He resides in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Michelle and together they are proud parents to Isaac and Esai. Son was initiated into the powwow circle as a grass dancer at the age of 16 by the late Bob Taylor Sr. and the late Thomas First Raised Sr. Son was introduced to southern style singing by the late Curtis Walker, Sr. and travels with the Grayhawk drum group to various powwows. Son works as a Behavioral Health Therapist at Sacred Circle Healthcare and graduated from Utah Valley University. Son acknowledges the mentors in his life and enjoys working with the Native youth in providing mentorship through powwow dancing, singing, and holistic wellness. Son is honored to serve as this year's head man dancer, Ahéhee' (Thank you)

Host Drum

TBD

Dance Contest Categories

Jr. Boys

  • Fancy
  • Traditional
  • Grass

Teen Boys

  • Fancy
  • Traditional
  • Grass

Men’s

  • Fancy
  • Traditional
  • Grass

Golden Age Men

Combined

Jr. Girls

  • Fancy
  • Traditional
  • Jingle

Teen Girls

  • Fancy
  • Traditional
  • Jingle

Women’s

  • Fancy
  • Traditional
  • Jingle

Golden Age Women

Combined

 

About Native American Pow Wows

Native American Pow Wow's are held for many purposes; they celebrate the new beginning of life, to honor warriors, ceremonies, and achievements. Pow Wow's provide a sense of family, community, pride and tradition through dance and music. Dancers come from many tribal nations and states from across the country to partake in Pow Wow events.

Native American Student Association

The Native American Student Association (NASA) at Weber State University is a student-run club that organizes activities and events that honor the beauty of Native American cultures. The NASA aims to provide quality opportunities through academic and extracurricular experiences that encourage Native student engagement within the university and community.

The WSU Indigenous Voices Pow-Wow offers a cultural platform for WSU Native American Student Association (NASA) members to showcase their leadership in this student led event. NASA leaders serve as role models for Native youth attending the Pow Wow, their interactions create a sense of belonging and is essential for encouraging Native youth to aspire to attend higher education institutions.  

The NASA hosts this event to create lasting relationships between the University, surrounding Native Communities, and members from Ogden City and beyond who partake in the festivities. We believe in Weber State University’s core values of learning through personalized experience and shared inquiry, engagement in the community, access and opportunity for all, respect for people and ideas, and nurturing the potential within every individual and have actively worked to exemplify and engage with these principles through this public campus and community event.

Sponsors

Thank you to our Pow Wow Sponsors:

Centers for Belonging and Cultural Engagement LogoSacred Circle Healthcare LogoOgden Arts LogoNASA LogoWSUSA SenateWSU Stewart Library Logo

  Student Fees Used Here  Family Friendly