We have been informed by friends in Washington that the gathering of Native Peoples on September 14-15, 2002 will be at the National Mall in Washington DC, on the site of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian's Inaugural Pow Wow... At the foot of the capitol one of the largest Native American events ever will be held and unfold between the National Gallery of Art and the site of the new National Museum of the American Indian. The powwow's purpose is celebration and education. It will show people who live in the Washington D.C. region and visitors to the city that Native peoples and cultures are alive, they are vibrant, and they have a presence in the Nation's capitol. The powwow is being organized by George Horse Caputre (A' Aaninin Gros Ventre) and will focus on Northern and Southern Plains style dancing, drumming, and singing under an expansive tent (rain or shine). Bleachers will be provided for more than 1,000 guests. There will be many Native vendors with food, and crafts.