UC Davis Today: Powwow continues cultural celebrations

Native Americans in costume drumming

Powwow continues cultural celebrations

Members of the Native American community invite everyone to a celebration of their culture and history at the Powwow at UC Davis on Saturday, April 7.

Sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center, the Powwow and Native American Culture Days (held in November) recognize the history and presence of indigenous cultures on campus and beyond.

The 40th annual Powwow takes place from 11 a.m.–8 p.m. at The Pavilion in the Activities and Recreation Center. Highlights will include social dancing, drumming, exhibits, and arts and crafts vendors. A gourd dance begins at noon, and the “Grand Entry” will take place at 1 p.m.

The Cross Cultural Center annually organizes awareness events like the Powwow, Native American Culture Days, Black Family Week and Black Family Day (May 19), including upcoming events dedicated to Asians and Pacific Islanders (April 16-20), Chicano/Latinos (April 30-May 5) and people of mixed heritage (May 7-11).

(Drummers keep the beat at the Powwow. Paul Chan/UC Davis photo)

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