Indigenous Institute of the Americas 16th Annual IIAmericas Celebration 2023

Notice - This information is for a past Pow Wow.

March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023

Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum
100 Chisholm Trail, Cleburne, TX, 76033

Indigenous Institute of the Americas 16th Annual IIAmericas Celebration 2023

March 31 – April 2, 2023

The 16th annual IIAmericas Celebration (IIAC): Honoring Indigenous Cultures, Dance, and Arts is presented by the Indigenous Institute of the Americas, a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit Texas organization.

The IIAC gathering reflects the complex and diverse history, contemporary lives, and resilient adaptations of American Indian and Indigenous cultures today. American Indian and Indigenous artists, crafters, and Traditional product makers from Indigenous Nations across the Americas will be represented.

Special Attractions include amazing sounds of the Ottertrail singers with Head Singer Al Santos and Comanche Thunder Singers with Head Singer Tim Yellowfish

Opening Gourd Dance Friday with Head Gourd Dancer Terry Ashby

Youth Pow Wow- Prize money and fun

Gourd Dance on Saturday with Comanche Thunder.

Special Guests, MC Harold Rogers and the Plains Indian Championship dancers Evelio Flores and the Mitotiliztl Yaoyollohtli La Danza Mexihka (Azteca), present their living, evolving cultural tradition filled with the artistic and spiritual tradition of the Mexihka.

Lauren and Sunny Ah Sang founders of Siva Ori Polynesia, helping to pass down familial traditions and heritage practices, performances, luau’s, and Annual Festival!
Haylee Chiariello, Head Twirler TCU, Miss Sugarland, Miss Texas contestant, and Member of the Cherokee Nation, will teach the art of twirling, her story of emergency brain surgery recovery to performing at the Fiesta Bowl.

Kelly Tudor, Indigenous Educator, Teaching survival skills for youth.
Alicie Barrientez, Indigenous Educator, Teaching the history of fire building demonstrations.
Stickball workshops, demonstrations, and scrimmage with Eli Hickman and the Little Brother of War organization.
Tribal Hymns in Tribal Languages Sunday morning
Community Contests, longest hair, fastest braiders, LULU, Hand drum, Ribbon Shirts and Skirts, and who knows what else will happen!
Best Children’s Education and craft area ever!
Seed Ambassador program displays designed for community needs and school education.
Bring your lawn chairs, refillable water bottles, and money to buy precious heirlooms. Plan to attend all three days. Each day brings its own unique entertainment and enjoyment. This family-oriented event will keep children of all ages entertained. The beautiful outdoor environment is perfect for the youth pow-wow, crafts, stickball play, and learning activities. Come hungry for Frybread, Indian Tacos, Stew, and traditional festival foods.

IIAmericas Celebration adheres to Pow Wow protocols. No Alcohol, Drug, or Firearms allowed, modest dress code for men and women entering the pow-wow circle. No dogs are allowed near the pow-wow grounds. Our event is a rain-or-shine event so please dress according to the weather so you will be comfortable throughout the day.

Status: Active

Pow Wow Information


March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023

Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum
100 Chisholm Trail, Cleburne, TX, 76033

Pow Wow Size:-------

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (12 votes, 3.67 out of 5)

View More Pow Wows In TX

Total Views: 15017 Views


Phone: (469) 626-8099
Visit Organizer Website »

More Information:

Additional Information:


Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum
100 Chisholm Trail, Cleburne, TX, 76033

Get driving directions to Pow Wow

Submitted by Kelli Gowder on: March 18, 2023

Disclaimer: The information on our calendar is updated often with the latest information available. We use multiple sources to get the best information possible. Please check and verify information before traveling to an event.

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Pow Wow Last Update: March 18, 2023

Upcoming Pow Wows

26th Annual Coushatta Pow Wow 2023

Spavinaw Pow Wow & Indian Arts Festival 2023

5th Spirit of the Drum SFDIC & Smith Falls Pow Wow 2023

Alstead New Hampshire Koasek Pow Wow 2023

Niiwin Noodin Pow Wow 2023

Search by Month and Year or/and State

What to expect
at your first Pow Wow

Sign Up for our Free E-newsletter