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November Powwow

Native American Heritage Powwow at Durango High School

  • 10:00 AM - Native Arts Market opens to public, FREE to browse
  • 12:00 PM - Gourd Dancing starts, concession opens
  • 5:00 PM - Supper Break
  • 6:00 PM - Grand Entry
  • 11:00 PM - contest category dancing finished
  • $1 donation admission into powwow FOR ALL AGES

Contest Categories, WINNER TAKE ALL

  • ADULT MEN'S Categories: Traditional (combined), Grass, Fancy
  • ADULT WOMEN'S Categories: Traditional (combined), Jingle, Fancy Shawl
  • TEEN BOYS' Categories: Traditional (combined), Grass, Fancy
  • TEEN GIRLS' Categories: Traditional (combined), Jingle, Fancy Shawl
  • JUNIOR BOYS' Categories: Traditional (combined), Grass, Fancy
  • JUNIOR GIRLS' Categories: Traditional (combined), Jingle, Fancy Shawl

Host Hotel Information

Quality Inn Durango -- (970) 259-5373 -- 2930 Main Avenue
1/2 mile north of Durango High School.  Mention DHS Powwow to receive a rate of $62 + tax.
Best Western Durango Inn & Suites -- (970) 247-3251 -- 21382 US Highway 160 W
2.2 miles from Durango High School on highway towards Cortez.
Mention Durango Powwow Rate for $69.99 + tax.

VENDOR BOOTHS AVAILABLE for Native Arts Market, 10 AM to 10 PM

Vendors: Take advantage of the day's events.  DHS Theatre Troupe 1096 will have 2 showings of The Little Mermaid on this day at the DHS Auditorium.  Additionally, DHS Football has advanced to a CHSAA state playoff game at 1:00 p.m. vs. Palisade High School in the Stadium.  Vendors will have a larger customer base visiting the school in addition to the powwow audience.

Doors open at 9:00 AM for vendors setup.
  Bring your own tables/chairs and set up your booth HOWEVER you like within your space.  Contact Valerie Jack for questions and to confirm availability and payment, vjack@durangoschools.org or 970-946-1317.

  • Cafeteria, $85 - 10' x 10' space, located right next to the Main Gym admission entrance and concession stand.
  • Front Entrance, $85 - 6' x 10' space.  Spectators will see these booths as soon as they walk into DHS.
  • Main Hall Ramp, $75 - 6' x 10' space, located just past the Front Entrance booths to powwow admission entrance for elderly and wheelchair access.
Payment Options: Pay $85 in full.  OR, $50 deposit to hold your spot.
$35 will be due by 5 PM on November 16.
  • Money order or cashiers' check only, please; no personal checks.
  • Payable to DHS Native American Club
  • Mail money order/cashiers' check to:
    Elfreida Begay, NAC Sponsor
    2390 Main Avenue
    Durango, CO 81301
Durango High School's Native American Club is collaborating with the Native American Parental Advisory Committee to host this event.  With only $1 admission into the powwow (arts market is free to browse), our intent is more to commemorate National Native American Heritage Month of November and spread awareness beyond the local Native American community.  Our wish is that much of Durango will visit this cultural event and experience the awe and reverence of enjoying a powwow.
**Updated 11-11-19 Monday.  ADDITIONAL EVENT DETAILS will continue to be added, keep checking!