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Despite the rain, the 6th Annual Taking Care of the Tribe Pow-Wow was a great success. The arena was filled with vendors and dancers, bellies were filled at our Board of Directors sponsored feed and happy faces were smiling as they claimed their prizes at the raffle table. Special thank you to Anna LeRoy our Pow-wow Coordinator, Shannon LeRoy and Tim Grant for bringing their traditions out to the Bay Area, Legs Kraus and the wonderful team of volunteers who helped throughout the day and lastly a big thank you to all of you who came out to the event to show your support
NAAP would like to thank everyone who came out to the Taking Care of the Tribe Pow-wow. Thanks to your participation the entire day was filled with laughter, joy and even tears. This was the 5th Annual Taking Care of the Tribe Pow-wow and NAAP honored MC Tom Phillips, with a star quilt for his unwavering support of Pow-wow since it's inception.The Taking Care of the Tribe Pow Wow, commemorates the end of National Native American HIV Awareness day and is a celebration of life, cultures and community. This Pow Wow brings awareness to the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on our Native communities.
The Taking Care of the Tribe Pow Wow, now in it's 4th year, commemorates the end of National Native American HIV Awareness day and is a celebration of life, cultures and community. This Pow Wow brings awareness to the impact that HIV/AIDS has had on our Native communities.
Now in it's 4th year, the Sunrise Ceremony takes place on National Native American HIV Awareness Day and the Spring Solstice. This ceremony pays tribute to those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and welcomes the coming of brighter days and new beginnings. This annual event was sponsored by NAAP, API Wellness, The Native American Health Center and Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits.
Native American AIDS Project and fellow Native American HIV/AIDS Organizations Staff participated in the Opening Ceremony with drumming by the NAAP Singers and Prayer by Earl Neconie.