Central Wyoming College and Native American Jump Start present Teton Powwow: Celebration of American Indian Cultures, Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, 2023.


Jackson Hole and the surrounding region are ancestral lands for Indigenous Peoples and are valued for their rich natural and scenic resources. Indigenous knowledge keepers will share their rich culture, traditions, dance and history at the Annual Teton Powwow.


On Friday, May 19, free educational presentations around American Indian culture will be offered at the Center for the Arts throughout the day. The Native American Showcase at 7 p.m. will preview dance traditions that will be presented on Saturday at the 3rd Annual Teton Powwow at the Snow King Events Center.


Saturday, May 20, is a full-day celebration of American Indian cultures and will feature dancers representing many tribes throughout the West who will compete in many traditional and contemporary dance forms. Central Wyoming College’s Tribal Wisdom Society students and Native American Jump Start will collaborate to manage the powwow and educational programs. The Teton Powwow is free and open to the public.


During the Powwow will be arts and crafts booths including Wind River Reservation representatives who will share information on food sovereignty and natural resources. American Indian food vendors will offer a variety of delectable food options. The Grounds Blessing begins at 10 a.m. and the colorful Grand Entry begins at 12 p.m. with an all-ages Pow Wow dance competition in categories including Mens/Teens/Boys Traditional Dance, Chicken Dance, Fancy Dance, Jingle Dance, and Grass Dance, Womens/Teens/Girls Traditional Dress, Buckskin Dress, Jingle Dress and Fancy Shawl.


Teton Powwow Native American Educational Presentations

Where: Center for the Arts, 240 S Glenwood St, Jackson, WY

 When: Friday, May 19, 2023, Throughout the Day, and evening presentation 7-8:30 p.m.

 Cost: Day events Free; Evening $10.

 Tickets: Center for the Arts Box Office

Friday, May 19:

Community Education Programming is free presentations for Teton County School District children. The Native American Dance Showcase is a ticketed event at The Center for the Arts Theater, 265 South Cache Street. Limited seating is available to the general public. For tickets to Native American Dance Showcase, please call the Center, at 307-733-4990; or the Center website Prices: $50 for the VIP section; $25 for General Seating, and $15 for Children under 12 years of age, Seniors over 65 and Native American Powwow Dancers.


Friday Schedule

9:30-10:30 a.m.         

TCSD Presentation 1: Bison Reintroduction, Native American Dancer, Native American Storyteller

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

TCSD Presentation 2: Bison Reintroduction, Native American Dancer, Native American


4:30-9:15 p.m.

Native American Vendors open to the public

6:30-7:00 p.m. 

Doors open to the general public

7:15-8:45 p.m. 

Native American Showcase

8:45-9:15 p.m. 

Lobby open to meet guest performers



3rd Annual Teton Powwow, A Celebration of American Indian Culture

 Where: Snow King Event Center, 100 E Snow King Ave, Jackson, WY

 When: Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

 Cost: Suggested Admission donation of $5

These events are generously sponsored by the Wyoming Humanities Council, Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism, the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, and the Center for the Arts.



Saturday Schedule

10:00 a.m.      

Grounds blessing

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.         

Dancer registration

12:00 p.m.      

Grand Entry

12:00-5:00 p.m.         

Intertribal and Contest Dancing

5:00-6:00 p.m. 

Dinner break

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Intertribal and Contest Dancing

9:00-10:00 p.m.         

Dance contest results



Central Wyoming College's mission is to transform lives and strengthen communities through learning, leadership and connection. The college includes a main campus in Riverton, both an outreach center and the Alpine Science Institute in Lander, as well as outreach centers in Jackson and Dubois. CWC is a designated Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution (NASNTI) and serves the largest American Indian student population in the state of Wyoming.