2022 WOPILA, GATHERING OF NATIONS ~ Native Cultural, Spiritual, Arts, Music, Dance, Festival & Conference
October 7 - October 9
This year’s gathering and celebration, when you include the various Apache Tribes, will involve Native people from 15+ Native Nations. Included are incredible speakers/presenters, story tellers, artists, singers, dancers, flutists, drummers, cultural and spiritual teachers: Highlighted by: Tribal Chiefs of various Native Nations, a Sundance & Yuwipi [Medicine Man] Chief, 18+speakers/presenters and storytellers; fine artists (painters, potters, doll/Katchina carvers, beaders, dress makers, silversmiths & other craftspeople), musicians (singers, flutists, dancers, drummers.). Sacred Native /Indigenous, Cultural, Ancestral, Spiritual & Cosmic Insight, Wisdom, Guidance, Song and Dance. **note: all proceeds from all Native artwork for sale at this event goes directly into the hand of the Native people, this includes the three (3) art raffles. And, all Yavapai-Apache People are invited to attend for: FREE !
Also, highlighted by: the Bird Singers and Dancers of the Middle Verde, Yavapai-Apache Nation; and, on Saturday, the famous Apache Nation, “Ga’an, Mountain Spirit, “Crown Dancers” known across Indian Pow Wow Country for their elaborate, intricate and mesmerizing sacred spirit dances. It is an incredible thing to experience.
This event happens Friday-Sunday, October 7-9, 2022 at Jackpot Ranch, a beautiful setting, on ancestral Yavapai-Apache land, directly next to Yavapai-Apache Nation reservation land.
Jackpot Ranch is located at 2025 Reservation Loop Rd. For more information, please see the festival & conference web site: