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JUNE 19 – 21, 2015    Carson City, Nevada

We're planning another great Father's Day Powwow at the former Stewart Indian School in Carson City, Nevada! The event is geared to generate support and funding for the establishment of the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center. The intent of the Cultural Center is to preserve the history and memorabilia of the school which closed in 1980 after 90 years of providing basic and vocational education and training for thousands of American Indian youth from Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico and other western states. Due to the significance of this school and its important historical contributions, the property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is currently being maintained by the State of Nevada. During our event, visitors are able to experience first-hand the true history of the school by joining hundreds of alumni, American Indians and general public who come from near and far for the event which features competition American Indian dancing, arts and craft vendors, Indian Taco vendors and Stewart alumni activities.


For a list of 2014 dance winners, CLICK HERE.

General Information:
~ Free admission - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
~ Dry camping is available in designated areas only (call for more information);
if in an undesignated area, you will be asked to move
~ Food/Indian tacos (we will accept the first 4 completed and paid Indian taco vendor applications)
~ Please bring your own chairs
~ Shade tents: Set up for shade tents begins Friday morning at 8:00 am (no exceptions)

Stewart Alumni Reception to take place Thursday, June 18, 2015,
at the Stewart Indian School, Bldg #1 (former administration building)

Competition Dancing (must be in full regalia to accept award)
~ Raffle and 50/50
~ Arts & craft vendors
~ Special events and exhibits

Grand Entry Times
Friday 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday 1:00pm to 5:00pm & 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm

For General Information:
Call Denise M. Becker at 775-687-8333 or email at

For Vendor Information:
Call Chris Ann Gibbons at 775-687-8333 or e-mail at

The Stewart Father's Day Powwow Committee, Nevada Indian Commission, and State of Nevada are not liable for accidents, injuries or short funded travelers. This is an alcohol and drug free event.]

Past Stewart Indian School Alumni Awardees:
2008 Hilman Tobey and Thelma Albright
Stewart Indian School Sweethearts:
Ernest and Frances Hooper, Wesley and Inez Jim, Joe and Lillian Rogers, Andrew and Bea Allen
2009 Chucko Williams and Roberta Baeta
2010 Reynelda James, Helena Jones Melendez and Roger Sam
2011 Toney Begay and Velma Harjo
2012 Joe Sam and Madzina Williams
2013 Billy Domingues and Aletha Tom
2014 Steven James and Gloria McDonald
2015 Bernice Wungnema Gorham, Cecil Rambeau, and Brady Johnson Sr.



Master of Ceremonies
Gridley Hilpert
Sun Valley, NV
Arena Director:
Sam Johnson
Reno, NV
Head Man:
Derald Julianto
Owyhee, NV
Head Lady:
Darlene Imus
Wadsworth, NV



Head Teen Boy:
Vernon Painter
Carson City, NV
Head Teen Girl:
Janelle Dressler Katenay
Reno, NV
Head Drum:
Sage Point Singers
Fort Hall, ID






2012 Stewart Fathers Day Powwow poster
2015 Stewart Father's Day Powwow Flyer
To download a 2015 Stewart Father's Day Powwow Flyer CLICK HERE
Stewart Father's Day Powwow Alumni Reception flyer Stewart Indian School Alumni Reception, Thursday June 18, 2015
To download this year's Alumni Reception flyer, CLICK HERE



Stewart Father's Day Powwow Alumni Form

2015 Stewart Father's Day Powwow Alumni Nomination Form
To download an Alumni Nomination Form, CLICK HERE

2015 Vendor Invitation
To download a copy of the Vendor Invitation, CLICK HERE
Stewart Father's Day Powwow Alumni Form

2015 Vendor Contract
To download a copy of the Vendor Contract, CLICK HERE
The Powwow Committee is no longer accepting applications for Indian Taco and fry bread vendor booths, booths are full for this year's event. Other food booths may still apply.




Host Hotel
Carson City Plaza Hotel

Call 1-888-227-1499

Ask for the Stewart Powwow rate



CLICK HERE for directions to the Stewart Father's Day Powwow at the Stewart Facility


For additional information call (775) 687-8333   |   |   Stewart Indian School 5500 Snyder Avenue, Carson City Nevada 89701
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