COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The 48th Annual Southern California Indian Center Pow Wow will take place at the Orange County Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, in Costa Mesa. The SCIC Pow Wow begins on Saturday, November 19 with doors opening at 10:00 AM and continues until 9:30 p.m. On Sunday, November 20, the SCIC Pow Wow doors open at 10:00 AM and concludes at 6:00 PM. This event is a celebration of Native cultures through traditional songs and dances as well as featuring craft, artist's booths, a kid's activities area, resources and a Food and Toy drive.
Southern California Native Communities Stand with Standing Rock Southern California Indian Center's 48th Annual Pow Wow and 2016 American Indian Cultural Festival will honor the Water Protectors of Standing Rock Camp this Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 1:30 pm at Orange County Fair and Event Center Orange County Fair and Event Center, Costa Mesa-- Saturday, November 19--In a show of solidarity with the water protectors in Standing Rock, the Southern California Indian Center's (SCIC) 48th Annual Pow Wow will include an Honoring and collect donations and supplies for a caravan traveling to the Oceti Sakowin camp, near the Cannonball River in North Dakota. The caravan, organized by Lakota People's Law Project patron Mark Sims, in collaboration with Red Lightning, will leave for North Dakota following an Intertribal dance at 1:30 pm honoring the people standing in support of clean water and equal access to a healthy environment. "Nearly 2,000 miles from camp you have the SCIC supporting the water protectors, showing just how important this fight is, not only for clean water but also for Native American rights," said Daniel Sheehan, who will be driving with the caravan as the Chief Counsel for the Lakota People's Law Project. The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has been decried by more than one hundred tribes and organizations across the country as a dangerous project that has already destroyed sacred places and could toxify the large Ogallala aquifer serving several states, as well as contaminate the waterways used by the people of Standing Rock and 17 million people downstream from the Missouri River.