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

January 17, 2015
Focus Group - Sacred Sites & Nature Tours
Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs St., San Marcos, TX

February 14-15, 2015
United San Antonio Powwow
Antonian High School Gymnasium, 6425 West Avenue,San Antonio, TX

March 7, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 PM - Embassy Suites, San Marcos, TX
Marika Alvarado and Maria Rocha present Sacred Springs and Plant Spirits

March 12
Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series on Indigenous Routes and Territorial Roots

3:00 - 5:00 PM - U.T. Austin, CLA, Gleckman Room, Austin, TX
Dr. Mario Garza, panelist

LaDonna Harris:Indian101
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Discussion with filmmaker Julianna Brannum, Dr. Mario Garza and other panelists.
Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
Parks & Recreation Department, History, Art & Nature Division
600 River Street  Austin, TX

March 14
Sacred Sites & Nature Tours

8:45 AM - Check-in Time. Tour starts at 9:00 AM. Registration, HERE.
Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos, TX

May 24, 2014
Laredo Powwow

Laredo, TX

June 22 - 26, 2015
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 20, 2015.
For camp application, CLICK HERE, and for a scholarship application form, click HERE.

June 28, 2015
Comal County Universalist Unitarian Society
"Our Sacred Springs" by Dr. Mario Garza
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September 26, 2015
Tomas River Awards - Parade and Book Fair
Indigenous Arts Summer Camp performance
10:00 AM - Parade; 11:00 AM Opening ceremony
San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. HopkinsSan Marcos, TX

October 10, 2015
2015 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  | Native Culture Tent  performances

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

1:00 PM               Honor Dance for Tomblin Family

1:45 PM               Indigenous Arts Summer Camp

2:00 PM               Aztec drum and dancers in arena

3:00 PM               Special Contests, $1,000 in prizes

4:15 PM               White Shaman Panel lecture in Native Culture Tent

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 -
Host Northern Drum - Eagle Point Singers - Cedar Park, TX
MC -
Arena Director -
Head Man Dancer -
Head Lady Dancer -
Head Gourd Dancer -


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