2019 UC Davis Powwow
Join us for the 47th Annual UC Davis Powwow on April 20, 2019 on the East and West Quad of the UC Davis campus in Davis, California. The powwow is FREE and open to the public, the UC Davis Powwow runs from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. The UC Davis Powwow is an outdoors only event, so it may be canceled in the unlikely event of rain. This is a family-friendly event; no camping, smoking, drugs, alcohol, dogs or pets are allowed.
UC Davis Powwow
Created in 1969, the first UC Davis Powwow was hosted in conjunction with the creation of the Native American Studies Department. In the years to follow, the Powwow has been the culminating event for the Native American Culture Days events and programs put on by the Cross Cultural Center.
The UC Davis powwow is a nationally recognized event that has benefited the campus since its inception and continues to be the premier cultural event for Native Americans and Indigenous peoples in the surrounding local community. Our powwow has hosted and showcased vendors, dancers, judges, head staff, drum groups and attendees from not only all over California but all throughout Indian Country.
The powwow provides an opportunity for many Native American youth, families and community members to join UC Davis in celebration of our cultural traditions and practices. It has served as an excellent recruitment event for prospective undergraduate and graduate students and retention tool for Native students currently enrolled at UC Davis. For some community members the UC Davis powwow may be their first experience on a college campus where they get to see there is a strong Native American presence and community on campus.
Davis students who are involved with the planning of the powwow are able to maintain their roots and build a stronger connection to their identity while navigating their experience as an Indigenous scholar in a Western educational institution. The UC Davis student organized and run powwow is one of the longest running student powwows in California.
UC Davis Powwow Mini-Gallery
Public Welcome – Free Event
* All Drums & Dancers Welcome
* Contest Dancing
* Native American Craft and Food Vendors
Hours: Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Grand Entry: Noon
Powwow Head Staff
Master of Ceremonies: Tom Phillips
Arena Director: Art Martinez
Head Woman: Star Whiteye
Head Man: Douglas Schofield
Head Girl: Kiona Young
Head Boy: TBA
Lead Gourd Dancer: Karl Kimple
Host Northern Drum: Indian Hill
Host Southern Drum: So-Ex Style
UC Davis Campus Outdoor East and West Quad
1 Shields Ave
For Information & Accommodations:
The Powwow Planning Committee and the Cross Cultural Center is committed to providing an accessible and welcoming environment for elders, community members, students, faculty and staff. To request accommodations to participate in powwow, please contact Monae Roberts 530-752-6620 or firstname.lastname@example.org ~2 weeks prior to the event. Contact the Powwow Committee at email@example.com.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next UC Davis Powwow on the East and West Quad of the UC Davis campus in Davis, California.
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