33rd Annual Seafair Indian Days Powwow Poster

About the Powwow

United Indians’ Seafair Indian Days Powwow is held annually on the third weekend in July (this year from July 15-17), in conjunction with Seattle Seafair, at our Powwow Grounds adjacent to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.

Attendance over the 3-day event ranges from 7,000-10,000, including visitors, dancers, musicians, vendors and tourists. This proud tradition brings Native Americans of all tribes and cultures together to celebrate. UIATF has held the 3 day long celebration in conjunction with Seafair for the past 30 years.

The Powwow showcases traditional Indian cooking, jewelry-making, music, and especially dancing. Throughout the day, tribes from the United States and Canada dance in full tribal regalia. All are welcome, Native and non-Native alike! If this is your first time attending a Powwow, we invite you to look at our FAQ page for information and best practices. You can also visit our 2018 and 2019 Powwow pages to learn more about past events.

Our theme this year—“Remember, Reconnect, Revive”—celebrates being able to gather as a community at the Powwow again after two long years on hold. All are welcome to enjoy wonderful dance, music, food, and more as we proudly celebrate and share our culture.

2022 Powwow – photos courtesy of Jack Storms

Vendors

The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation 2022 Seafair Powwow vending application is now closed. The application collected the info that we need to ensure you have a place to vend, your details, and your payment.  We will not be collecting payment at the Powwow. Food vendors are by invite only.  Contact Vendors@UnitedIndians.org for information.

Directions

The Powwow will be held at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center. Directions to Daybreak Star can be found here.

Parking

We will be running a shuttle from parking lots 2 and 3 and the North parking lot in Discovery Park to the Powwow entrance. We will also be running golf carts circling continuously between the North parking lot and the Powwow entrance to pick up Elders, vets, and handicapped people as needed.

Cost

$10 suggested donation.

2022 Seafair Indian Days Powwow Schedule

Friday, July 15: 4pm-10pm (7pm Grand Entry).
Saturday, July 16: 10am-10pm (12pm & 7pm Grand Entry, 11am Coastal Grand Entry)
Sunday, July 17: 10am-8pm (12pm Grand Entry, 6pm Coastal Grand Exit)

Detailed Schedule

Friday
4:00 Gates open
6:45 Drum Roll Call
7:00 Grand Entry (Host Drum: Stronghold)
Welcome (Mike Tulee, UIATF Executive Director)
Introductions
Intertribals
8:15 Tiny Tots Exhibition (sponsored by Ina Maka)
8:25 Golden Age Women Contest
Golden Age Men Contest
8:40 Honoring for UIATF staff who have passed on and moment of silence
Adult Women Contest (Fancy, Jingle, Traditional)
Adult Men Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
Jr. Boys & Jr. Girls Combined Exhibition Points
Teen Boys Combined Exhibition Points
Teen Girls Combined Exhibition Points
9:45 Grand Exit (Host Drum: Stronghold)

Saturday
10:00 Gates open
11:00 Coastal Grand Entry
11:45 Drum Roll Call
11:55 Royalty Applications due
12:00 Grand Entry (Host Drum: Stronghold)
Welcome (UIATF Board Member)
1:00 Intertribals
1:20 Tiny Tots (sponsored by Ixtli Salinas and family)
Intertribal
1:30 Jr. Boys Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
1:50 Outgoing Princess Special (Teen Girls Fancy vs Women’s Fancy)
2:10 Jr. Girls Contest (Fancy, Jingle, Traditional)
2:40 Royalty Pageant
3:00 Teen Girls Contest (Fancy, Jingle, Traditional)
3:30 Teen Boys Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
4:00 Abriel’s Board Chair Red Dress Special (18+ Jingle Dress Special)
4:20 Intertribals
Adult Women Combined Exhibition
Adult Men Combined Exhibition
5:00 Dinner break performance
6:45 Drum Roll Call
7:00 Grand Entry (Host Drum: Stronghold)
7:45 Intertribals
8:00 Announce New Miss Seafair Indian Days Powwow Princess
8:15 Tiny Tots (sponsored by Matt)
8:20 Golden Age Women Contest
8:35 Executive Director & PW Committee Special (Golden Age Women’s Traditional Special)
Golden Age Men Contest
8:50 Adult Women Contest (Fancy, Jingle, Traditional)
9:25 Head Woman Special (18+ Jingle Special [all two-spirit and LGBTQ welcome])
Adult Men Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
9:45 Grand Exit (Host Drum: Stronghold)

Sunday
10:00 Gates open
11:45 Drum Roll Call
12:00 Grand Entry (Host Drum: Stronghold)
1:00 Intertribals
Honoring Native Babies Giveaway Special – NAWDIM Collective
1:30 Tiny Tots (sponsored by Jenny Miller)
1:45 Golden Age Women Exhibition
1:45 Golden Age Men Exhibition
2:15 Golden Age Men’s Traditional Special (sponsored by Board Member Robert Gardner)
2:35 Jr. Boys Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
Jr. Girls Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
3:15 Bernie Whitebear Family Special – Men’s Traditional
Teen Boys Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
Teen Girls Contest (Fancy, Jingle, Traditional)
4:15 Head Man Special – Couples Special
Intertribal
Adult Women Contest (Fancy, Jingle, Traditional)
Adult Men Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
5:45 Grand Exit (Host Drum: Stronghold)
6:00 Coastal Grand Exit
Announce Winners

Head Staff

Co-Emcee: Grant Timentwa, Colville Confederated Tribes
Co-Emcee: Ross Braine, Apsaalooke (Crow)
Headman: Darrell Paskimin, Nehiyaw Plains Cree
Head Woman: Brisa Paskimin, Nahua/Mexica
Arena Director: Robert Charles, Lower Elwha
Host Drum: Stronghold
Princess:  Aujanique Sharei Star, Arikara/Sahnish & Tsimshian

Specials Information

Seafair Outgoing Princess – Teen Fancy vs Women’s Fancy

Headwoman Special – Jingle Dress Special (all Two-spirit and LGBTQ welcome)
1st place – $500; 2nd place – $300; 3rd place $100

Headman Special – Sweetheart Special
Winner take all – $600 plus 8th Generation Blanket

UIATF Executive Director & Powwow Committee Special – Golden Age Women’s
1st place – $1000; 2nd place – $500; 3rd place – $250; 4th place – $100

Abriel’s Board Chair Red Jingle Dress Special
1st place – $600; 2nd place – $400; 3rd place – $200

Bernie Whitebear Special – Golden Age Men’s Traditional – Sponsors Family of Bernie Whitebear
1st place – $500; 2nd place – $250; 3rd place – $100

Men’s Traditional – Sponsor UIATF Board Member, Robert Gardner
1st place – $1000; 2nd place – $500; 3rd place – $250;  4th place – $100

Drum Contest/Daily Pay

Coming soon!

Royalty

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation is looking for a Seafair Princess to serve as a positive role model in the Native community and beyond.

The 2022 Seafair Powwow royalty application is open to all women ages 13-19. To download the application please follow this link.

Disclosure

No weapons. No pets. No drugs. No alcohol. Not responsible for loss, theft, personal injuries, short-funded travels.

Powwow Volunteers:

Sign up to volunteer at the Powwow here! Our community events are the backbone of our organization, bringing community together and often bringing in much support for our programs. However, these events could not happen without the generous support of dedicated volunteers. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities within these events, including setting up, cleaning, serving food, assisting elders, and much more. Learn more about volunteering with United Indians of All Tribes Foundation here.

Powwow Sponsors

RAVEN SPONSORS

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BEAR SPONSORS

OTHER SPONSORS

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ART SPONSOR

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