2019 PowWow Arena Director - Randy Medicine Bear! I am honored to serve as this year's Arena Director for the 2019 Honolulu Intertribal Pow Wow. I have served as arena director at many celebrations throughout Indian Country for the past 35 plus years. I am a enrolled member of Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Sicangu, of South Dakota. I have been happily married to my wife Lorinda for 35 years. We have three children; Sky and his wife Heath...er, Santee and husband Rylan, and Cree. We are also blessed with four Takojas; June, Joseph, Leo, Takota, and one due in July 2019. We have resided in Loveland, Colorado since 2005. I am an Electrical Engineer and a professional project manager for the Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration. I wish all that attend this year's celebration to have a great time. Sing, Dance, visit with friends, meet new friends, in and around the circle. Until we see each other again, travel safe and pow wow on
2019 Head Woman & Head Man Dancers Oahu Intertribal Pow Wow is pleased to announce that Michael and Rebecca Roberts are serving as this years’ Head Man and Head Woman Dancers.Michael is a member of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Nations of Oklahoma. He is a multi-time World Champion dancer in the Men’s Southern Fancy Category and World Champion Singer with Drum Groups such as High Noon, Haystack, and Battle River. ... Rebecca is a member of Taos Pueblo from Northern New Mexico. She dances in the Jingle Dress Category. Together, they enjoy sharing song and dance with people of the world. Michael and Rebecca are longtime residents of Ada, Oklahoma. They have three daughters, T’ata, Paan Pai and Morning Star. The family travels extensively during the summer months to pow-wows throughout the United States and Canada and Michael and Rebecca have also traveled internationally to locations such as Doha, Qatar, Korea, Bosnia, Germany, Iceland, and Portugal to name a few. “It is with great honor and pleasure to serve as Head Staff for the 45th Annual O'ahu Intertribal Pow Wow. Thank you to the pow-wow committee for bestowing this honor upon us….Yakoke.
2019 - Master of Ceremonies Kenneth "Tuffy" Helgeson, Nakoda, Lodge Pole, Montana The Pow wow Committee is excited to welcome back Kenneth "Tuffy" Helgeson as this years Master of Ceremonies! Coming to us from the Assiniboine (Nakoda) tribe from Lodgepole Montana, Kenneth “Tuffy” Helgeson recalls one of his fondest early childhood memories of branding cattle on the ranch where the whole family would get together from sunup to sundown on the plains of the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. He is a proud father and husband to wife, Dalee and son Tadaya. Aside from ranching, Tuffy teaches Nakoda language at the Hays Lodgepole High School. He is a valued member of his community working tirelessly for the betterment of the people..
In order from left to right: OIC President Mae, 2nd Place Winner Christopher, Most Resilient Winner Breanity, 1st Place Winner Jef, Education Coordinator Rose
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The 2019 SACNAS Powwow Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM Admission free and open to the public Hawaii Convention Center
Star of the Sea Early Learning Center presentation - Heather & Sky Medicine Bear, baby Takota Medicine Bear, Kainoa Blackeagle, and members of the 808NDNZ drum group (Tony Nelson-pictured with dancers, Ernest Timentwa and Jorge Mares-missing from photo).