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DU Pow Wow

8th Annual New Beginnings Pow Wow
Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Free to attend at the Magness Arena
Indoor Event!

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The 8th Annual New Beginnings Pow Wow will be one to remember! The event will feature plenty of learning opportunities such as Native American jewelry and crafts, food, and traditional dancing. Stop by and experience an incredible cultural event.

Pow Wows are the Native American people's way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, and making new friendships. This is a time when dance and music honor the resilient cultural history of Native American peoples and traditions.

The vibrant community of American Indian culture is one to experience. This event is free and open to the University of Denver community and the city of Denver. People of all tribal affiliations and races can participate in a powwow. A brief history and information of each performance will be presented.

General Information:
Viki Eagle (720) 935-6168
[email protected]

Vendor Information:
Alyssa Willie (863) 634-2876
[email protected]

The DU Pow Wow has become a campus-wide event with support from the Chancellor's office, DU Programming Board, and Campus Life and Inclusive Excellence. 

9:00 AM Vendor Registration (Doors open to Vendors ONLY)
10:00 AM Doors Open to the Public
11:00 AM Gourd Dance - Andy Cozad
12:00 PM Grand Entry
1:00 PM Tiny Tots Special hosted by The DU Native Student Alliance
2:00 PM Junior Competition
3:00 PM Honoring DU Graduates
3:30 PM Head Young Women Special Hannah Reddest Teens Old Style Special 13-17 years old.
4:00 PM Teen Competition
4:45 PM Head Young Man Hand Drum Competition
5:00 PM Dinner Break
5:00 PM Native Fashion in the City Entertainment Fashion Show
6:00 PM Grand Entry
6:30 PM Golden Age
6:45 PM Head Man's George Abeyta Special College Men Special.
7:15 PM Adults Competition
7:30 PM Head Woman's Cheryl Iron Special College Woman Special
8:00 PM Finish Categories and Ties and Tabulations
8:30 PM Pow Wow Concludes.

Past Powwows

Learn more about previous years' events: