The Susanville Indian Rancheria (SIR) is actively monitoring the incidence of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in our region. We have been asked how COVID-19 may impact upcoming events including The Susanville Indian Rancheria Powwow 2022. SIR is following guidance from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding large gatherings, including CDC recommendations on preventing the spread of COVID-19.
At this time our upcoming Susanville Indian Rancheria Powwow 2022 will take place as planned. However, if you are sick or feeling you are getting sick, we ask that you please stay home. Currently, older adults and persons with underlying health conditions are considered to be at increase risk of severe illness and complications from COVID-19. Examples of underlying health conditions include heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, people with weakened immune systems, and people who are pregnant. The CDC recommends that people in the high-risk groups consult with their healthcare provider about attending any large gathering.
If you do choose to attend The Susanville Indian Rancheria Powwow 2022 please keep in mind the CDC recommendations on how to keep yourself and others healthy.

• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.

Caley Ouray Pyramid Lake Paiute Sioux Valley Dakota  is a member of both American and Canadian nations with Dual citizenship and enrolled as a Full Blood member of SVDN his Father Dave Pratt Sioux Valley Dakota Nations Manitoba Canada and Mother Debra Harry PHD of Pyramid Lake NV Northern Paiute USA he has been dancing since he could walk thanks to his mother and in 2001 was the consolation winner in The Mens Northern Contemporary Traditional Category earning him top ten in the world. Since then he has had his name in NDN competed with the best and continues to grow in the Powwow Arena. Special Thank You to the Jack Family Of Whitecone AZ for bringing him back to the Pow Wow Arena

Head Woman Violet Olney

My name is Violet Olney, I am from the Yakama Nation i reside in White Swan Washington. My parents are  Peter Joe and Audrey Olney. I would like to thank the Susanville Pow-Wow Comittee a Big hug and Hand shake for asking me to be there Head Lady Dancer for this year Pow-Wow. Ever since I been a baby I have been in this Dance arena dancing my Heart out for the people. This dance arena brought me to alot of places throughout NDN country and has given me alot of opportunities to make new friends and family along the way and to be able to see alop of places.
 I am currently a elected official for the Yakama Nation General Council. I enjoy doing things for the youth and try to be a good role model for them to follow and teach them cultural things, I enjoy making bead work, travel, meeting new people, trying new things, sit and visit with our elders, live in a basketball gym part of the year watching my children play sports. Safe travels to each and everyone traveling to and from the Pow-Wow. Thank you so much for having me as your Head Woman dancer. Many blessings from the Olney Family and The Yakama Nation, love Violet Olney

Host Drum – Sharpshooter Singers

Our Drum is named after my Father Jerry Dearly whos Indian Name is “Sutapi” meaning SHARPSHOOTER in the Lakota Language. We come from all over the United States and Canada so I always say we are from Turtle Island, USA. We started in 2016 in the Month of May. Forming a drum group that would travel all over the USA and Canada performing and eventually getting a Invite to the National Finals Rodeo Powwow in our first year as a group as you had to qualify. With 11 groups attending that qualified. We have won various Championship Powwows throughout our short storied career as a Native American Drum Group. We are please to be your Northern Sir Powwow Host Drum for 2022! Aho, Wopila Tanka(Lakota – Big Thank You) and Chi-Miigwetch (Anishinabe/Ojibwe -Big Thank You!)