Traditional Powwow: Moving Forward Together


Friday, June 3rd


Doors Open


Drum Roll Call


Grand Entry Time! Host Drum, The Boyz
Color Guard, Pyramid Lake Veterans and Warriors Organization
Opening welcome from Cathi Williams-Tuni, Chairwoman, Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe

Intertribal Dancing

Tiny Tots
Jr. Category Dance Exhibitions (ages 6-12)

  • Girls Fancy
  • Girls Jingle
  • Girls Traditional
  • Boys Fancy
  • Boys Grass
  • Boys Traditional

Intertribal Dancing

Red Dress Dance Special

Kumeyaay Bird Singers Performance with Harry Paul Cuero Jr.

Healing Dance led by Jingle Dancers remembering people who have lost a loved one during COVID-19.

Keith Andren Memorial Hand Drum Competition Special 1st Round of Singers
Sponsored by Shawna Maine and Family


Closing Announcements

Saturday, June 4th

9:00 am

Doors Open


Kumeyaay Bird Singers with Harry Paul Cuero Jr.


Hoop Dance Workshop

11:45 am

Drum Roll Call


COVID Vaccine and Booster Booth available (12-6pm)

Grand Entry
Color Guard, Pyramid Lake Veterans and Warriors Organization

Flag Song

Intertribal Dancing

Tiny Tots
Teen Category Dance Exhibitions (ages 13-17)

  • Teen Girls Fancy
  • Teen Girls Jingle
  • Teen Girls Traditional
  • Teen Boys Fancy
  • Teen Boys Grass
  • Teen Boys Traditional

Intertribal Dancing

Headwoman Paiute Dress Special (18+ only)– Sponsored by Shannon Hooper

Eagle Wings Dancers - Stacy Burns and Company


Dinner - Traditional Feed, Sponsored by Powwow Committee

Keith Andren Memorial Hand Drum Competition Special 2nd Round of Singers
Sponsored by Shawna Maine and Family


Grand Entry – Host Drum, The Boyz

Intertribal Dancing

Tiny Tots - Hernandez Tiny Tot Special, every Tiny Tot pay out - plus special prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.

Senior Category Dance Exhibition (ages 60+)

  • All Styles Dance!

Intertribal Dancing

Hoop Dance Performance – Lumhe and Samoche Sampson Sponsored by Powwow Committee 

Adult Category Dance Exhibitions (ages 18+)

  • Adult Women Fancy
  • Adult Women Jingle
  • Adult Women Traditional
  • Adult Men Fancy
  • Adult Men Grass
  • Adult Men Traditional

Women's Traditional Competition Special, Sponsored by Joe Smith and family in memory of their grandmother, Ethel Lois Moody.


Closing Announcements

Sunday, June 5th

9:00 am

Doors Open


Drum Roll Call


Grand Entry – Host Drum, The Boyz
Color Guard, Pyramid Lake Veterans and Warriors Organization

Tiny Tots
Juniors Category ALL Dance Exhibition (ages 6-13

Monty Williams Memorial Special - Duck & Dive Dance Competition - Sponsored by the family of Monty Williams


➢ Keith Andren Memorial Hand Drum Special – Winner Announced

➢ Thank you to Head Staff, Drums, Volunteers and Partners

Teen Category Dance Exhibitions (ages 13-17)

  • Teen Girls Fancy/ Jingle
  • Teen Boys Fancy/ Grass
  • Teen Girls & Boys Traditional

Intertribal Dancing

Senior Category ALL Dance Exhibition (age 60+)

Adult Category Dance Exhibitions (ages 18 and up)

  • Women’s/Men’s: Fancy, Grass & Jingle
  • Women’s/Men’s Traditional

Intertribal Dancing

Committee Honor Dance Special – ALL Graduates

Intertribal Dancing


Closing Announcements


The Boyz

The Boyz

For years, people familiar with powwow singing have listened to The Boyz, who have composed and released their CDs since the mid-1990s. They have won numerous singing championships across the United States and Canada. The Boyz drum group was established in 1989 when at the Prairie Island Dakota Wacipi, four young boys sat on the bleachers waiting to register their drum for the first time. They have grown with brothers from all different tribes over the past two decades and have become a very familiar name on the powwow trail. The group is honored to be asked to be host drum at the first powwow to be held at the new 3C Rafter’s Arena in Fallon, Nevada.


The Sampson Bros

The Sampson Bros, Lumhe & Samsoche Sampson (Seneca/Mvskoke), have been Hoop dancing for more than 28 yrs while visiting and teaching various indigenous communities throughout Turtle Island (N. America) and beyond. Witness and experience Indigenous Hoop Dance from their unique perspective, enlighten one's mind and invigorate the spirit through their evolutionary artistry.

Shannon Hooper

Shannon Hooper

My name is Shannon Christy Hooper. I am the daughter of Bryan and Debra Hooper the granddaughter of Rev. Ernest Hooper the late Frances Hooper and Frances Christy Hicks of Fallon, Nevada.  I am Northern Paiute and Western Shoshone enrolled in the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe from Fallon, Nevada. I attend the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I am a senior seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree graduation date will be fall 2022. Currently I hold the national title of Ms. AIHEC 2019-2023 representing the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, 37 tribal colleges and universities, and all Native American scholars. It is an honor and a privilege to be selected as Headwoman for this year’s powwow. I am very thankful and moved by the love, support, and encouragement from my supports, family, and powwow committee. I am energized about the Moving Forward Together Powwow and to be reunited with the powwow community. Thank you! “Peesha Uu!”

Paul Cuero (1)

Kumeyaay Bird Singers with Harry "Paul" Cuero Jr.

Paul Cuero, Jr. is the lead singer for the Kumeyaay Bird Singers. He is a master singer and cultural advisor in and around his homeland, the Kumeyaay Nation in Southern California. In May 2018, Paul received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, from San Diego State University at the College of Arts and Letter. He has served as Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Treasurer and Council member for the Kumeyaay Campo Nation. He has also served as a member of the Housing Authority, Enrollment Committee, Present and Vice-President of Muht-Hei Inc.

As a master singer and leader of the Kumeyaay Bird Songs, Dr. Cuero and the Kumeyaay Bird Singers regularly sing at funerals and other ceremonial events, throughout the year. In addition, he teaches classes at the Kumeyaay Wellness Center including a class on Kumeyaay Bird Songs and Philosophy. As part of his work in this area, Dr. Cuero started the first Kumeyaay youth group.

Dr. Cuero helped start the Kumeyaay Repatriation Committee that focuses on repatriating artifacts and remains; the Kumeyaay Diegueno Land Conservancy that advocates for and receives back indigenous Kumeyaay lands; and the Kumeyaay Historic Preservation Committee that focuses on preserving sacred sites. Dr. Cuero serves on the UCSD Repatriation Committee. When the Dalai Lama visited San Diego, Dr. Cuero provided him with a blessing. He has performed at the White House during the Clinton presidency. Dr. Cuero participated in the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian and served on the Board for the Kumeyaay Community College, as part of his efforts to start this venue for the educational of local tribal youth.

As a sought-after and well-respected speaker and leader in his community, Dr. Cuero regularly is regularly asked to give talks. For instance, he recently participated in a podcast on the reservation. Dr. Cuero’s research projects include several book projects that he is working on with different researchers. This include a grant that he received from the UCSD Critical Mission Studies Project, for which is writing a book on the Kumeyaay Bird Songs.



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