For 30 years, the Red Mountain Eagle Pow-Wow has preserved the rich heritage of Native America. Every year since it started, hundreds have traveled across the country to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community for this event. On November 5 and 6, the Community hosted the pow-wow at the Salt River Baseball Field, near the corner of McDowell and Longmore roads. This year, a total of $35,000 in prize money was awarded. The 2016-17 Red Mountain Eagle Pow-Wow Princess, Kennise McGertt, was crowned after the grand entry on November 5. The Red Mountain Eagle Pow-Wow still brings together dancers, singers and visitors. Every year, old friendships are renewed and new ones are made.