SIR-POWWOW 2021

COVID-19
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 2021. 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 2021 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 2021 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.

Host Drum Buffalo Hill
Head Woman – Tosha Goodwill, Dakota/Lakota
Head Man – Sam Slickpoo

Red Dress Commemoration
Anna Townsend, BA Human Development
LIHC Wellness Coordinator/Project Director, Circles of Care

Women Are Sacred

Indigenous Women today are living out both the traumas and healing of our past generations. Our women today, come from our ancestors and all that they experienced.  Our women today are becoming the ancestors of our future, living out their own experiences. With this great understanding, we know it is time to protect and heal. We look at the connections between disappearances and murders of our women and the presence of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and sex trafficking through a lens of understanding trauma. Trauma for generations that has rewired our brains and impacted our DNA, and instead, we seek our Resilience. We honor the Women we have lost and extend our prayers to those who are still suffering. We rid ourselves of the silence that once bound us. It is time for us to honor the sacredness of our women in our homes, in our daily living, in our actions and in our spiritualty.

We wear the Red Dress to educate, we wear the Red Dress to empower, we wear the Red Dress to support, and we wear the Red Dress to Honor our sacred women.  

Women, are why we wear the Red Dress. Traction has built in the efforts advocating for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, but our fight is far from over. “The current reports of abduction and murder of Native women and girls are alarming and represent one of the most horrific aspects of the spectrum of violence committed against Native women. The murder rate of Native women is more than ten times the national average on some reservations. These disappearances or murders are often connected to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking. The intersection of gender-based violence and MMIWG is heavily intertwined. It is important to understand the connection between domestic, dating, and sexual violence and the high incidence of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG) in the United States. This long-standing crisis of MMIWG can be attributed to the historical and intergenerational trauma caused by colonization and its ongoing effects in Indigenous communities stretching back more than 500 years.” This statement comes from the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, an organization staffed by Native Women who are dedicated to protecting the sacredness of Indigenous Womanhood and all that it embodies.

Tiny Tot Special

Must be dressed in full regalia to participate in contest.

Winning Dancers must be dressed in full Regalia to collect their prize money!