The history of this event, and the significance of gathering at the Spokane River, goes back generations. It has been a sacred tradition for many tribes around the northwest to gather at the river because it gives life, love, hope, and a sense of revitalization. During past years, Riverfront Park has been home to this event and it has become a tradition for people of all nations to gather and celebrate those gifts the river provides and to create and renew friendships. Dancers and singers, young and old, come to showcase their songs and their dance styles for our community. It is, without a doubt, a unique cultural gathering that brings in thousands to enjoy.