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Chowanoke hosts annual Pow-Wow

AHOSKIE – Dancing, music, cultural demonstrations and crafts are among the many things people can experience at the Chowanoke Nation Pow-Wow held at the Ahoskie Creek Recreational Complex on Saturday, April 27. The annual event is a celebration of the local tribe’s cultural heritage as well as a way to share and educate the local community.

Admission is free.

The gates open at 10 a.m. with Grand Entry at 12 noon. Local schools, community groups and families are encouraged to come out to share and experience Native American culture and tradition. Educational experiences include traditional dance, pottery, weaponry, and jewelry making.

Food and craft vendors are available throughout the day. Vendors will be selling handmade crafts, jewelry, materials for Native regalia, and food items. An information booth for questions about the tribe will be onsite.

The Chowanoke Nation is a Native American tribe with its roots in Hertford and Gates counties. Today it consists a few hundred tribal members living locally and others spread throughout the United States. They are governed by a seven member council and chief and are currently renovating tribal property located on Highway 13. The Chowanoke Nation is alive, thriving and actively involved in the community today.