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Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Powwow

July 16, 2022 - July 17, 2022

Following a two-year absence driven by the coronavirus pandemic, a long-standing celebration of Native American culture is set to return to the Seneca Nation’s Allegany Territory this summer.

Organizers announced that the Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Powwow will again be held at Veterans Memorial Park on July 16 and 17.

“The powwow is a signature event, not only for the Seneca people but for friends and neighbors locally and across the country who have been a part of our celebration for many years,” the powwow committee said. “July can’t get here fast enough.”

The Seneca Nation presented the annual celebration of Native American culture for 30 years before the onset of the global pandemic forced its cancellation in 2020 and 2021.

Featuring a series of exhilarating dance and drum competitions, the powwow attracts competitors and visitors from across the United States and Canada. It is one of the largest powwow celebrations in the northeast.

According to the powwow committee, the event and seeing many familiar faces will be especially meaningful this year, given the difficulties brought on by the pandemic.

Schedule, registration and contest information for the 2022 Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Powwow will be announced soon.


July 16, 2022
July 17, 2022
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