Today we returned to the Honolulu Intertribal Powwow, which is now in its 43rd year. Although perhaps not quite as well attended as last year, this annual gathering of leaders, dancers, musicians, and artisans proved again to be a diverse display of First Nations cultures. Serious and authentic, but also low-key and approachable at the same time, the performances were so captivating that some of us struggled to focus on their sketches. And then our subjects would not stop moving!
As always, don’t forget to check out our sketches on Flickr and upload your own!
Also, make sure to join us on September 24 for our 3rd anniversary sketch event, held at the same spot where USkO was launched three years ago!
Regalia were as stunning as the distances travelled by the participants (from mainland USA and Canada). The drumming was powerful, physical. People were enthusiastic to share their culture. Fascinating, entertaining, educational: an event not to be missed. (But the line to buy frybread was looong.)
Don’t forget to check out today’s sketches!