The following calendar of events lists our performers and lecturers, as well as related events.

February 1 - 2, 2014
United San Antonio Powwow
San Antonio, TX

February 15, 2014
Repatriation Support for San Ygnacio Community

San Ygnacio, TX

March 26, 7:30 PM
GENERATION SEX fundraiser for ICI

San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins
Tickets: Adults/$10, Students/$6
For press release CLICK HERE.

March 26 - 29, 2014
NAIC Symposium

Austin, TX

April 5, 2014
San Marcos Academy, Dr. Garza - Native American Contributions
San Marcos Academy, San Marcos, TX

April 10, 2014
Southwestern University Symposium
Native Tejas: Bridging the Past, Present and Future
Georgetown, TX April 12 -- 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
10th Annual Sourthwestern University SU Native Powwow
Corbin J. Robertson Center, Southwestern Universtiy Campus, 1001 East University Avenue
Georgetown, TX

April 12, 2014
Texas Wild Rice Festival
San Marcos, TX

May 29 - 31, 2014
NAISA National Conference
University of Texas at Austin, TX

May 2014
Laredo Powwow

Laredo, TX

July 7 - 11, 2014
8:00 PM - 5:15 PM, Cuauhtemoc Hall, 1100 Patton St. San Marcos, TX
Sacred Springs ARTS: Indigenous Summer Camp

A five-day camp featuring Indigenous artists teaching Native arts. Highlights:
- Learn how to play the Native American flute
- Experience a meditation to reveal your animal spirit
- Find out your Aztec birthdate symbol
- Play drums, rattles, and other percussion instruments
- Learn to sing a traditional song in the Coahuiltecan language
- Paint ancient symbols on your Native dance regalia (outfits)
- Learn about the American Indians living in San Marcos thousands of years ago
- Play the best and most fun games in Texas

Lunch provided. Deadline for applications: June 15, 2014.
For camp application, CLICK HERE, and contact Laura Rios Ramirez for more information and assistance in registering at 512-844-4107.

October 11, 2014
2014 Sacred Springs Powwow

On the shores of Spring Lake, 201San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, TX
10:00 AM            Blessing at the shores of the Sacred Springs, Dr. Mario Garza

11:00 AM            Gourd Dancers  |  White Shaman Panel lecture in tipi

12:00 PM            Grand Entry of all Native dancers in regalia

1:00 PM               White Shaman Panel lecture in tipi

1:30 PM               Special contest: Youth & Tiny Tots

2:00 PM               Honor Dance for Tomblin Family

2:30 PM               Aztec drum and dancers in arena; White Shaman Panel

3:00 PM               White Shaman Panel in tipi, Yakona screening

4:15 PM               White Shaman Panel lecture in tipi

5:00 PM               Honor Dance for Powwow Committee
5:45 PM               Closing Prayer

6:00 PM               Shuttle trolleys will accommodate everyone at closing.

For vendor and other information, call (512) 393-3310.
NEW: Thirty-two-foot teepee with Native exhibits and presentations. Check back for schedule of presentations.

Head Staff:

Head Singer - Lance Tahchawwikah (Comanche) - Colony, TX
Host Northern Drum - Eagle Point Singers - Cedar Park, TX
MC - Tim Tallchief (Osage) - Edmond, OK
Arena Director - Bill Takes Horse (Crow) - Colbert, OK
Head Man Dancer - Cecil Gray (Cheyenne/Kiowa) - Yukon, OK
Head Lady Dancer - Hauli Sioux Gray (Ponca/Tonkawa) - Yukon, OK
Head Gourd Dancer - Leonard Medina (Kickapoo) - San Antonio, TX


Sacred Springs Powwow logo

Grand entry
Ryan Sandoval and Shannon Smith
Head Man and Lady Dancers at
2012 Sacred Springs Powwow

Emma Ortega and grandson, 2012 Powwow

Mask making
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Color Guard, 2012

Dancer at 2012 Sacred Springs Powwow


Dr. Mario Garza, Founders Day, New Braunfels, August 2012

Miakan-Garza Band receives State recognition,
May 16, 2013

Dr. Mario Garza and Maria Rocha, promoting the Sacred Springs Powwow


I also want to thank you again for helping me find my true identity. Since then I feel whole and complete. Everything now makes sense. Having a different world view…my view, not the view I was taught in public schools, has made me a balanced person. Now I am studying all I can about our culture. I have a lot of work to do.
--Sonny Sosa