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Pow Wows for 2017

The Near River Dwellers, organizers of the Strong Sun Pow Wow are pleased to announce our Honary Pow Wows to the area in 2017.

This year commerates the 50th Anniversary of the
Vietnam Campaign.


The Near River Dwellers is proud to be a part of the 50th Anniversary Vietnam Campaign program by honoring all Vietnam Veterans under the Commemorative Partner Program Mission.

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Please visit the Vietnam War Commemmeration Website to find out additional information about this Project!

The Tribe has been honored by the Department of Defense with a Certificate for our participation in this endevor. We are tasked to see that all Vietnam Veterans who wish to be acknowledged and thanked for their service to our country, please contact the Tribal Office at (336)926-4607 if you have any additional questions.

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Please read below how we will be an active part in this recognotion.

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The Certificate of Honor Program sponsored by the Vietnam War Commemoration Program under the Secratary of Defense has issued a criteria list on how our Vietnam Veterans will be honored this year.

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If you are planning to come to either Powwow, please pre-register to receive your Certificate and Lapel Pin at the Powwow. Please contact the Tribal Office at (336)926-4607 to register!

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All eligable Vietnam Veterans will receive a lapel pin (while supplies last) or if you pre-register, you will receive your pin and certificate when you arrive. Please let us know which Powwow you will be attending.

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As of now, the following Pow Wows confirmed will be:
The "14th Annual Strong Sun Pow Wow" in Kernersville,NC.
The "5th Annual Wolf Creek Pow Wow" in Bland County, VA.

Vendor Application Information


Vendor Applications are now available for the Strong Sun and Wolf Creek Pow Wows. Download and fill out the application. Abobe readers 9.0 and higher can be filled out with the reader. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it Adobe Reader here.

Click here for the 2017 Strong Sun Vendor Application.

Click here for the 2017 Wolf Creek Vendor Application.


Fill out the Vendor Application, and sign the application. No Application will be accepted with an electronic signature. Please note that spaces for vendors are limited and returning vendors will have priority over new applications. Some vendors had to be turned away due to space availability or not getting in their application returned to the Tribal Office in a timely manner. You can also pay your Vendor Application Fee by using the Pay Pal link at the bottom of this page. Please include your vendor space size, email and/or phone number so we can contact you and confirm your acceptance.


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Upcoming Events

"Children's Day"
at the Strong Sun Powwow wil be held in Kernersville, NC.
July 7th, 2017


The 14th Annual "Strong Sun Pow Wow"
will be held in Kernersville, NC.
July 7th thru the 9th of 2017.


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The 5th Annual "Wolf Creek Pow Wow"
will be held in Bland County, VA.
July 21th thru the 23th of 2017.

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We always welcome additional support for the many projects we undertake to make our Pow Wows and other events a success. If you would like to donate to the many causes we sponsor, click on the Pay Pal link below and make a donation in the amount you desire.

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We Thank You for your Support!


"Working Together all things are Possible"