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2018 CSU Long Beach Puvungna Pow Wow & Outreach

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Join us for the 48th Annual CSU Long Beach Puvungna Pow Wow & Outreach at CSU Long Beach in Long Beach, California. California State University, Long Beach’s annual Pow Wow, an American Indian social celebration, returns to the campus’ central quad. The largest spring event of its kind in Southern California, the Pow Wow at Cal State Long Beach is focused on displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence. Admission and parking are free. Seating is limited, so spectators are encouraged to bring folding chairs.

CSU Long Beach Puvungna Pow Wow & Outreach

The two-day CSU Long Beach Puvungna Pow Wow, which will feature American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food begins at 11 a.m. each day and runs until 10 p.m. on Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday. In addition to contests and inter-tribal dancing, there will be Gourd dancing with Dancer Registration closing at 2 p.m. on Saturday. All dancers and drums are invited.

Native foods such as mutton and beef stew, Navajo tacos, fry bread and Indian burgers will be on sale at the event, and American Indian vendors will be selling both traditional and contemporary American Indian art.

Public Welcome – Free Admission & Parking – Rain or Shine Event

Pow Wow Schedule
11:00AM Gourd Dancing
1:00PM Grand Entry
2:00PM Dancer Registration Closes
4:00PM American Indian Student Council (AISC) Special
5:00PM to 6:00PM
Dinner Break – California Indian Presentation
10:00PM Closing: Retire Colors and dance out

11:00AM Gourd Dancing
1:00PM Grand Entry
6:00PM Closing: Awards, Retire Colors and dance out

Head Staff:
Master of Ceremony: Arlie Neskahi (Diné)
Arena Director: Victor Chavez (Diné)
Head Man Dancer: Casey Fox (Arikara – Three Affiliated Tribes)
Head Woman Dancer: Patricia Lopez (Taos Pueblo)
Host Northern Drum: Coyote Canyon (Southern California)
Head Southern Singer: John Begay (Diné)
Host Gourd: Golden State Gourd Society
Spoonkeeper: Rebecca Sanchez (Yaqui/Mayo/Mexican)
California Indian Presentation: Ti’at Society (Tongva)

California State University Long Beach
1250 N Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840

Parking Information
Enter the campus from 7th St., Atherton, Bellflower Blvd., or Palo Verde Ave. and follow directional signs to park for free.
General Pow Wow Parking in Lots E1, E2, G1, G2, G4, G5, G6, G7, G8, G9, G11, G13, & G14
Dancers, Singers, & Head Staff Parking in Lots E8, E9, E10, and E11
Vendor Registration & Parking in Lot E7, with additional parking in E8
(Campus Map & Directions)

For More Information: email [email protected]

Vendors & Information Booths
Food & Craft Vendor and Information Booth applications are available. Vendors must be in compliance with the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644). Food Vendors are by invitation only.
Online Applications

Presented by the American Indian Student Services, American Indian Studies Program, American Indian Student Council, Division of Student Affairs, Student Life and Development, and Associated Students, Inc.

Host Hotel
Hotel Current special rate is only good if reserved by Februrary 23. The pow wow rate includes an American breakfast buffet, free parking, free Wi-Fi, and shuttle service to and from CSULB. Please contact Nia Eng at [email protected] or (562) 597-1341, ext. 117 for details and to reserve your room. Address: 5325 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90804

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Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next CSU Long Beach Puvungna Pow Wow & Outreach at CSU Long Beach in Long Beach, California on the second weekend of March.

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