Oneida Pow-Wow

Oneida Pow-Wow

By NBC26 Staff. CREATED Jul 6, 2013

     ONEIDA - It's the 41st annual Oneida Pow-Wow.  The celebration features more than 500 dancers and singers from different tribes competing for cash prizes.  

Native cuisine, arts and crafts also part of the celebration.  While it's a spiritual experience for dancers at the festival, they say it's also important to teach people about native american tradition. 

Weeya Smith, one of the traditional dancers says "our tribes have been meeting for hundreds of years and dancing and celebrating our culture but it's also nice to have non-natives come and see what we're about and what we represent."

Tomorrow's grand entry will begin at noon.  Daily admission is seven dollars.