- Be careful to listen to the announcer so that you have an idea what
is going on. Announcers will ask people to stand, remove hats, request
silence, not take pictures at certain times during a powwow.
- Do not photograph participants close-up without asking their
permission. Introduce yourself to your subject and get to know that
person a little. Listen to the announcer for cues to when it is
inappropriate to photograph.
- Do not allow your children to run through or play in the dance arena
during dance sessions.
- Many people mark their sitting places with blankets or personal
items. Do not move items or sit in someone's spot. It is best to bring
your own lawn chairs for a place to sit.
- Do not touch a dancer's regalia, or pick up feathers that may have
dropped on the ground.
- It is considered polite and good manners to accept an offer of food
or an invitation to "come and eat with us." Don't turn down the offer.
- Alcohol and drugs are not allowed on powwow grounds. Don't drink
and if you have been drinking, stay away from the powwow.