Photo story: 25th Annual NCIA Powwow celebrates women in Native American culture

The 25th Annual Northern Colorado Intertribal Association Powwow took place over the weekend. The arena at the Northside Aztlan Community Center was full of the sounds of drumming, singing and the jingle of Native American dress.

Ad

The powwow consisted of blessings, traditional foods and traditional clothing. Many groups participated in dancing competitions throughout the weekend as well.

The theme for this years powwow was “Honoring All Sisters — Our Women.”

“This year we honor our beautiful women,” read the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow program. “Men and women are like the two wings of a bird. When both are strong, the bird can soar like an eagle. It is the responsibility of both men and women to foster that equality.”

The NCIPA brings together communities of any nationality, race or creed in northern Colorado to share and participate in Native American culture. They also provide information, social networking and educational support.

Navigate Left
Navigate Right
  • One of the dancers at the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • A dancer sings along with the drum group at the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • One of the many drum groups that performed at the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • Detail of one of the dancers’ beaded moccasins. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • One of the dancers at the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • A member of the Junior Boys group shows off his outfit during the dancing competition portion of the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • A member of the Junior Boys group shows off his outfit during the dancing competition portion of the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • Back detail of one of the men’s traditional outfits. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • A member of the Junior Boys group shows off his outfit during the dancing competition portion of the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • A dancer sings along with the drum group at the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • One of the dancers at the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • One of the dancers at the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • A more elaborate costume at the 25th Annual NCIAP Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • One of the many drum groups that performed at the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • A member of the Teen Girls group shows off her outfit during the dancing competition portion of the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • Detail of one of the dancers’ beaded moccasins. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • Back detail of one of the men’s traditional outfits. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • One of the many drum groups that performed at the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • Detail of one of the men’s traditional outfits. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • A member of the Junior Girls group shows off her outfit during the dancing competition portion of the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • Detail of one of the men’s traditional outfits. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • A member of the Junior Boys group shows off his moves during the dancing competition portion of the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • Detail of one of the women’s traditional outfits. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • Detail of one of the dancers’ beaded moccasins. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • Bottle cap necklaces and mini planters for sale on one of the Pop Up Art Carts. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • A dancer sings along with the drum group at the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • A dancer sings along with the drum group at the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

  • One of the dancers plays with one of the drum groups at the 25th Annual NCIPA Powwow. (Ashley Potts | Collegian)

Navigate Left
Navigate Right

Collegian reporter Ashley Potts can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com or on Twitter @11smashley.