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Culture and heritage come alive at Lima's Native American Pow-Wow

Native American performers at the Pow-Wow
Native American performers at the Pow-Wow
courtesy "Honoring our Native Heritage" Pow-Wow

The upcoming "Honoring Our Native Heritage" Pow-Wow in Lima, Ohio is a family-friendly, educational event that will give visitors a chance to explore and learn more about the Native American culture while being thoroughly entertained.

The "Honoring Our Native Heritage" Pow-Wow Taking place on Saturday, February 15 and Sunday, February 16 at the UAW Hall in Lima, the 5th annual Pow-Wow brings Native American tribal members, dancers and Native American educators and scholars from all over the United States and Canada to provide a hands-on experience in Native culture (including ways of dance and dress) while celebrating the unique history and contributions of Native Americans.

A highlight of the event will be the Grand Entrance with Native American dancers in full regalia at 1 p.m. and at 6 p.m. on Saturday and at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Other entertainment includes performances by Native American flutist Bud Eagle Wolf ( at 12:30 p.m. both days). This year's host drums are Sky Hawk and Southern Singers.

Drum circle musicians and drummers are by invitation only but all dancers are welcome. Another featured performer will be Hoop Dancer Peterson Chiquito.

Visitors will be able to enjoy Native American food like Indian fry bread, buffalo burgers, Shawnee dogs and corn soup in addition to items like nachos, tacos and fried dill pickles.

The Pow-Wow will also feature vendors from various states, Canada and even South America who will be selling Native American merchandise including jewelry, dream catchers, bow& arrows, furs, leather clothing, beads and beadwork.

The Pow-Wow will also include an auction of Native American handcrafted items.

Doors open at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday with the Grand Entrance and dancing beginning at 1 p.m. Hours for Saturday are 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 or seniors (62+) and children (5-12). Admission for children under 5 is free.

For those visitors wishing to stay overnight, host hotels are the Travel Lodge (419-227-2221) and Howard Johnson (419-222-0004). When making reservations, ask for the special Pow-Wow rate.

For more information about the "Honoring Our Native Heritage" Pow-Wow call 419-203-0377 or get online at www.dancingfawn@watchtv.net.

The UAW Hall is located at 1440 Bellefontaine Avenue in Lima, Ohio. Lima is 171 miles from Cleveland and it is approximately a 2 hour, 50 minute drive.