GUILFORD NATIVE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION
A 501 (C) 3 AGENCY
GNAA’s Mission is to provide educational, social, economic and cultural opportunities aimed at achieving self-sufficiency, self-determination, and strengthening the Native American Cultural heritage.
DANCER & DRUM INFORMATION
When entering Jaycee Park Dr., Please stay left of median in the parking lot. Directional Signs will be posted. Pay admission/dancer registration and then drive into the park to the arena grounds. Signs will be posted for Drum/Dancer Parking as well as Drum/Dancer tent set up.
DRUM & DANCER REGISTRATION
Dancer Registration Fee: $10
Drum Registration Fee: $30
All drum groups must provide a list of all members. Minimum 7 singers to a drum.
Upon registration all dancers/drum members will be provided a wristband you must wear for the entirety of the Pow Wow. Replacement wristbands will not be provided.
Grand Entry points will be taken Friday Evening. Dance and Drum Competition begins on Saturday.
DRUM/DANCER SEATING AND TENTS
There will be designated areas for drum/dancer seating and tent set up.
Please note this Pow Wow is an event that is open to all spectators. Individuals in attendance that are not affiliated with GNAA may take photos at the event such as photographers and news media. We asked that they be respectful of our dancers.
For any questions please contact GNAAPowWowCommittee@gmail.com
Address: 1102 Sedalia Crossing Ln, Whitsett, NC 27377
Phone: (336) 449-5161
GUIDELINES FOR DRUMS & DANCERS
Be on time: Dancer Registration will begin once the gates open and last until 15 minutes before grand entry.
Appropriate dress and behavior are required in dance arena as deemed by the GNAA Pow Wow Committee.
All Specials, Giveaways and Raffles must be coordinated with the GNAA Pow Wow Committee.
While dancing at our Wow Wow, please honor the protocol of the GNAA Pow Wow Committee.
Always listen to the Master of Ceremonies.
Stand up during the Grand Entry.
Respect the position of the head Male and Female dancers.
Show respect for flags and honor songs by standing in place until the sponsors of the songs have danced a complete circle.
Some songs require that you dance only if you are familiar with the routine or are eligible to participate.
Only Veterans are permitted to dance some Veteran's songs, unless otherwise stated. Listen to the Master of Ceremonies for instructions.
Please stand and remove hats/caps during the flag song. It is not a song for dancing.
Certain items of religious significance should be worn only by those qualified to do so.
The Drums are sometimes closed. Check with the Head Singer for permission to sing.
If you are uncertain of etiquette or procedure, please check with the Master of Ceremonies, the Arena Director or the Head Dancers.
Our Pow Wow ground should be considered a sacred space:
Do not bring alcohol, drugs or firearms to our Pow Wow. Violators will be asked to leave the grounds immediately.
Do not ever cross the arena grounds.
Absolutely no smoking is allowed in or around the dance arena.
Only registered drum members allowed to drum during drum and dance competition.
All final decisions will be made by the GNAA Pow Wow Committee.
By completing registration you give your consent to GNAA to use any and all Photos that may contain you or your Regalia for Advertisement purposes.
GNAA POW WOW COMPETITION AWARDS
GOLDEN AGE (50+)
ADULT 18 & UP
Men's Northern Traditional
Men’s Southern Traditional
Women's Northern Traditional
Women's Southern Traditional
2ND $ 55
TINY TOT 4-6
BABIES 0-3 (MUST REGISTER TO RECEIVE AWARD)
$5 & RIBBON
Boys and Girls