logoSpirit of Nations Pow wow
August 12, 2017
Our Mission

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"Celebrate the Future"
In this day and age, so many people walk around lost - trying to find out who they really are and where they came from.  Learning your heritage will help connect people with their true identity.

My wife and I teach our kids about living in two worlds.  The 1st is the modern world. This is what you see today, kids watching TV's, playing on video games,IPads, cell phones etc. You may even see some on lazy boards with wheels.  None of that is important.  Giving them the tools to succeed in this world is.

The second world is so much more important to us.  In this world we teach them who they are and where they come from.  We teach them the history, culture and traditions of our ancestors.  My kids are mixed with Shawnee and Cherokee Blood so you know they will be powerful and brave.  They know that they are Native kids first and foremost.


It is very important for all children to learn and know their heritage, especially indigenous children.


It is important to me because if we don't teach them,when they try to go back through their lineage they will not know where to look or what to do.  They need to know so they will be proud of where they came from and stand proud and tall. I have had to really look hard over the past few years for my Cherokee Heritage because my family didn't talk about any of it until I got older.  Now I am still learning different things so I can teach my kids and grandkids so they can pass it down. I have a lot more to learn so for me this is the reason, so years from now our culture will still be alive and thriving .

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Thanks to our major 2017  sponsors:
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Jefferson County
Economic Development Alliance
Pat Whaley, State
 Farm Insurance

state farm
logo Tennessee History for Kids
orau ORAU

Silent Auction items include:
(More will be added!)
  • Original artwork by Cari Moore
  • $50 gift card to Two of a Kind Boutique
  • Lula Roe donated by Valerie Wilson
  • Essential Oils donated by Melanie Simpson
  • Lip Sense kit donated by Stephanie Ramsey
  • Rodan and Fields
  • Two Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway passes and wristbands for Ober Gatlinburg
  • Four Silver Tickets to the Knoxville Ice Bears
  • $25 gift card to Mast General Store
  • Four one-day Park Hopper tickets to Disney ($648 value)
  • $20 gift card to Bojangles
  • Dinner for two at Aubrey's (includes 2 appetizers, two entrees and 2 desserts)
  • A Nashville Predators hockey puck autographed by the goaltender
  • Four field level tickets to a Mon-Thurs 2017-1018 Tennessee Smokies home baseball game
  • Fender Squire guitar
  • Autographed photo of Jurrell Casey, #99 Defensive End for the Tennessee Titans
  • Gift certificate for manicure and pedicure at LaRouge Spalon $60 value
  • Two one-day passes to Dollywood $136 value
  • Turquoise and silver Navajo bookmark

For information please contact
Mark Finchum


If you would like to be a volunteer at the powwow, please email us with your name, address, phone, and email contact information.  Also please let us know a little about yourself, your background, and in what way you would like to assist.  Thanks!

And thanks to all of our committee members, volunteers, participants, vendors, and spectators!