RULES AND REGULATIONS
|COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. Dancers are expected to participate in all Grand Entries (points are awarded). Failure to make Grand entry will result in loss of meal tickets for that day. (We will not be responaible for lost tickets and you will not receive any additional tickets).2. Appropriate regalia for your category is required. Smoke Dancers must wear appropriate traditional Iroquois regalia. Failure will result in immediate disqualification. This applies to all categories.3. Dancers must be ready when their competition category is called. Failure to be on time (or absence will result in loss of points for that session only.4. Stopping on time is expected. Overstepping or stopping too soon will result in loss of points.5. Dropping of regalia (or parts of) will result in loss of points for that session only.6. Sunglasses are not an acceptable part of your regalia. Wearing tham (during inter-tribals or Grand entries and competitions) will result in loss of points.
7. ZERO TOLERANCE for alcohol and drugs. If you are under the influence you will be disqualified and escorted off the grounds. If you are camping on the site you may not return to the site after consuming alcohol.
8. No age jumping categories. Although smoke dance and pow-wow style have separate age categories, proof of age will be required to participate in either or both.
9. If there are less than two participants for any category there will be an exhibition dance and honorariums will be awarded equal to 2nd in that category. These dancers will still be expected to participate in Grand entry and Inter-tribals. Exhibition dances may be both days (time permitting).
10. Proof of Native ancestry is required as is proof of age.
11. If a dancer has a problem they may approach the head judge. All final decisions made by the head judge and pow-wow committee will be final.
12. All dancers must be in full regalia to collect prize money. NO EXCEPTIONS!
13. No whistling up drums and no specific drum requests for your competition will be honored. Drum rotation will be left up to area director.
VENDOR RULES AND REGULATIONS
The intent of these guidelines are to maintain the traditional spirit of the Pow Wow. The Committee strongly believes that the items sold at the pow wow should be truly representative of the Onkwehonwe culture. We have set these guidelines to encourage the sale of traditional products by Native North American individuals.
We encourage the selling of goods that are made using Indigenous labor, and should be representative of traditional skills and culture, such as beadwork, quill work, pottery etc. Items not to be sold include mass production or Japan imitations such as trinkets, etc.
1. ALL VENDORS ARE REQUIRED TO CHECK IN WITH THE CRAFTS/FOOD VENDOR COMMITTEE PRIOR TO SET UP.
2. The Pow Wow Committee reserves the right to remove any item(s) judged to be in violation of this contract. Any Vendor/persons refusing to comply with a request to remove said items deemed in violation will be asked to leave. No refunds will be granted.
3. No Lottery or Raffle tickets allowed.
4. Rough setup may begin no earlier than Thursday – noon. All vendors must be set up for the general public by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. No vehicles will be allowed in your area after this time.
5. Craft booths may sell crafts only and food booths may sell food only.
6. No Alcohol or Tobacco products to be sold at the pow wow. This is a family affair, therefore for the safety of our families and elders, Alcohol and drugs will not be tolerated and will be strictly enforced by security.
7. Native North American vendors first and foremost.
8. No imported plastic, mass-produced or look-alike items. A partial list of prohibited items include, but are not limited to; rubber tomahawks, spears and the like, Nickel or rhodium jewelry imported beadwork or any other quasi Indian items.
9. No radios, microwaves or coffeemakers due to limited source of power.
10. Bring your own chairs, tables, canopies etc.
11. “Discount signs”, “reduced price”, “Sale”, “20% off” etc. will not be permitted. Sale techniques are found to be offensive to the general public and undermining to other vendors.
12. Contracted vendors may not sublet their assigned space. Sharing space will only be allowed by prior arrangement with the Pow Wow Committee.
13. Vendor participation is by invitation only, no one will be allowed to set up without an executed contract and payment in full.
14. Vendors must not use the “Echoes of a Proud Nation” name or logo on any items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, buttons, keychains etc.
15. Vendors will keep booth and surrounding area free of debris and will be responsible for cleaning up their area before leaving the grounds. Vendors will utilize available recycling containers.
16. Please do not sell ceremonial items such as: corn husk masks, wooden masks, false faces etc….