Organizers hope that this year's Heber City Pow Wow at the Wasatch County Fairgrounds will help bridge the gap between American Indians and the dominant white culture, said Tami Clegg, a member of the committee organizing the three-day event.
Festivities will begin at 7 p.m. Friday when dancers from 30 to 40 tribes enter the fairgrounds dressed in full ceremonial regalia. Dancing will begin thereafter and go on until about midnight, Clegg said.The dance competition will continue Saturday and Sunday, and those winning the contest will be awarded cash prizes. Other events will include ceremonies, history presentations, food, arts and crafts and other exhibits.
The Indian Health Care Clinic will sponsor a 5K fun walk/run event on Saturday as part of the powwow. Money raised from the 5K will be used buy emergency medication for the clinic, which serves poor and indigent peoples of all races.