Pow Wow Etiquette

All guests, participants and visitors are expected to show proper pow wow etiquette and subscribe to the rules and protocol that the pow wow circuit follows.

All Pow Wow Festivals are Alcohol and Drug Free.

Pictures during the Flag, Prayer, Honour Songs and when an individual is honouring a drum through a whistle- should not be taken.

Guests are asked to stand and remove your hat for certain songs. You do not have to remove your hat if you have an eagle feather in it.

Tradition is to respect visiting chiefs and elders by giving them priority for all matters of etiquette.

Do not crowd around the drummers.

Always ask for permission before making any recordings.

Children are welcome to enjoy this event, but cannot play in the Sacred Circle.

Participants are asked to respect the arena director, head dance man and woman head dancer.

Respect the work of the security committee as their time is valuable.

Heed what the master of ceremonies states during the pow wow.

- Native Ancestry Website