Showcasing culture is the focus as Heritage University’s two Native American student clubs bring back to campus for a third year, the successful All Nations Student Powwow.

Brenda Lewis, president of the American Indigenous Business Leaders (AIBL) of Heritage University says, “We are honored that more and more people come out each year to celebrate with us and to experience a bit of the cultural traditions that we hold close to our hearts.”   This year’s powwow will take place Saturday April 13, 2019.

 

Registration for the the featured dance and drumming competition opens at 10:00 a.m. and the event officially kicks off with the Grand Entry at 11:00.  Men and women of all ages – from tiny tots to seniors over 55 – will compete in traditional, fancy, and grass for men and jingle for women dance competitions. Several honor dances and inter-tribal dances are also planned.

In addition the event highlights a stick game demonstration, storytelling and basket weaving while shoppers can enjoy handcrafted Native and western arts as well as  food from a variety of vendors.

The Powwow is a free event and open to the public. It is presented by AIBL and the Heritage University Native American Club (HUNAC). Vendor applications are still being accepted. For more information, visit heritage.edu/powwow or call (509) 865—8588.