MORE PEOPLE become aware of Native American culture and start
attending Pow Wows and other ceremonies, it is important they understand
some of the "basic rules" to follow while there:
1. Listen to the Master
of Ceremonies since he coordinates the Pow Wow.
2. Do not sit on the
benches or chairs reserved for the dancers.
3. If you want to take
pictures, check first with the Master of Ceremonies then the person you
wish to photograph.
4. All tape recording
must be done with the permission of the Master of Ceremonies and the Lead
5. If you are not wearing
traditional regalia, you may dance only on social songs (the two Step,
Blanket Dance, Honoring Songs, etc.)
6. Only those with
permission of the Lead Singer may sit at the Drum.
7. Stand during the
Grand Entry, Gourd Songs, Flag Songs, Invocation, Veteran's Songs and the
8. During the Gourd
Dancing only the Gourd Dancers are to enter the Dance arena.
9. Please do not permit
your children to enter the dancing circle unless they are dancing.
10. Following the Grand
Entry, stand for the Flag Song and the Invocation.
11. Do not touch anyone's
dance Regalia without their permission.
12. Do not turn down
an invitation by others, especially elders.
13. And PLEASE, do
not bring or consume ALCOHOLIC beverages or DRUGS while around the Pow