Tony Cerda Pete Whitehorse Henri Mascorro
Phone: (909) 623-7889 Phone: (760) 953-7010 Phone: (909) 480-6586
Thousands of people from all over California will gather to enjoy the 23th annual “Big Time” Ohlone Tribal Gathering, featuring the Traditional Dances of the Costanoan People passed down from our Ancestors. Come join us at Tony Cerda Park (located at the Corner of Park and Grand. Pomona, California) in celebrating the Native American Culture. Enjoy the sight and sound of Native dance and music. Taste the delicious Native American food such as Indian Fry bread, Indian Tacos, and Strawberry Shortcake on a Fry bread. Exhibitors will have Native American instruments, fashion, jewelry, and accessories on display.
On Friday the 24th we will be having our Traditional Native American dances such as Ocean Water, Acorn, Bear, and Eagle dances at 6pm.
On Saturday the 25th we will having the Blessing of the Children at 11am and our Art Contest. Judging will be at 1:00pm winners will be announced 6:00pm at the Pow Wow.
On Sunday the 26th Grand Entry is at 12 noon gathering ends at 6pm with our raffle.
Our Pow Wow is our way of educating the public about the culture of the Native American Community. Our annual event is to revive and maintain cultural/spiritual aspects of C.R.C.T. and other Native Americans to give future generations a sense of purpose and the true meaning of his/her beginnings and future… to maintain the museum of history of the heritage of the indigenous people of California… Provide Native American Language classes in keeping with UNESCO’s Mother Language Day, 2015. Please come out and support the ongoing work to preserve the indigenous heritage of the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe of the Ohlone Nation.
To show support of our projects such as health and wellness, education, and culture please contact Tony Cerda information above or here on our website and click on the donate button. If you want to show your support in our program book you options are
Business Card $250 ½ Page $500
Full Page $1,000 Make Checks payable to: CRCT
Our Art Exhibit and Contest will be open to the public. Our five age groups will include
K - 2nd grade free entry 3rd – 5th grade
6th – 8th grade 9th – 12th grade
College/Adults (over 18) $5.00 per Application 3rd grade – Adult (over 18)
Deadline for mail in entry forms: Monday April 20th at 5pm at the C.R.C.T Tribal Office located at 244 E. 1st St. Pomona, CA 91766. Fee MUST be enclosed with form
Deadline for walk-in entry forms: Participants MUST turn in all Artwork on Saturday April 25th at Tony Cerda Park 400 W. Grand Ave. No later than 10am at the Art Booth
Pickup: Judged Artwork Sunday April 26th at 5pm at the Art booth
One entry per person, appropriate content for public use. Third party entries will be disqualified. Minimum size 8X11 inches, Maximum size 11X17 inches. Any medium (material) is acceptable; paper, poster board, canvas, wood, cardboard, pencil, pen, marker, paint, crayon, watercolor, acrylic, oil, charcoal, digital art, photography and illustration.