Council Tree Pow Wow brings together three historic Ute tribes from Delta area

The 16th annual Council Tree Pow Wow and Cultural Festival will bring plenty of singing and dancing to Delta from Friday through Sunday, Sept. 16–18, at Confluence Park.

According to a news release, “the creation of the Council Tree Pow Wow and Cultural Festival 16 years ago was the first project in which the three historic Ute tribes joined together since leaving the Delta area more than 100 years ago. The event grows each year and continues to bring both Native Americans and non-Native Americans together to celebrate life, as well as sing, dance and honor the American Indian culture.”

The pow wow will open at 1 p.m. Friday and at 9 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.

Along with the singing competitions, visitors will see brightly-colored costumes during the team dancing competitions and performances. Grand Entries by dancers are planned for 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

American Indian artisans will have craft booths and offer authentic American Indian foods.

Admission is $5 per day for adults and $3 for ages 12 and younger. Pets and alcohol are not allowed, and cameras, including camera phones, must be registered at the entrance of the event.

For information, call 874-1741 or go to


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