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Kidz Pow Wow drums up dancing, singing

Tammy Malgesini

East Oregonian

Published on August 21, 2018 6:20PM

Last changed on August 21, 2018 8:08PM

Alice Johnson chats with Katie Blackwolf Bevis, as she puts hair wraps on her niece, Elizabeth Bevis, before the start of the 2017 Kidz Pow Wow at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute. This year’s event, which features dancing, drumming, singing and games, is Saturday, Sept. 1, in Mission.

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Alice Johnson chats with Katie Blackwolf Bevis, as she puts hair wraps on her niece, Elizabeth Bevis, before the start of the 2017 Kidz Pow Wow at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute. This year’s event, which features dancing, drumming, singing and games, is Saturday, Sept. 1, in Mission.

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An afternoon of dancing, drumming, singing and playing games is featured during the annual Kidz Pow Wow at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Mission.

Regalia is not required, and all youths can join the fun — both tribal and non-tribal. Participation is free for kids up to age 12 and there will be prizes and T-shirts.

In its eighth year, the event is Saturday, Sept. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. on the museum’s back lawn. Tamástslikt is located near Wildhorse Resort & Casino, off Interstate 84 at Exit 216. In addition, the Kinship Cafe is offering weekly specials, including huckleberry treats.

Also, “Beautiful Games: American Indian Sport & Art” is currently on display at the museum. The exhibit highlights the artistic element of sports and features artwork, artifacts, history and information about sports and its role in tribal life.

Exhibit sponsors include St. Anthony Hospital and the C.M. Bishop Jr. Family Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. “Beautiful Games” runs through Oct. 13.

Celebrating the traditions of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla tribes, Tamástslikt also features permanent exhibits, interactive displays and special events. In addition, the Coyote Theater introduces visitors to Spilyáy, the magical coyote who shares about wisdom and foolishness.

Tamástslikt is open Monday through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Kinship Cafe is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Regular museum admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for youths 6-17 and free for ages 5 and under. Also, the Libraries of Eastern Oregon has provided many area libraries with free family passes that can be checked out.

For more information, call 541-429-7700 or visit www.tamastslikt.org.

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Contact Community Editor Tammy Malgesini at tmalgesini@eastoregonian.com or 541-564-4539



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