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DU Pow Wow

9th Annual New Beginnings Pow Wow
Sunday, May 19, 2019

 Ritchie Center, Hamilton Gymnasium
University of Denver
2240 Buchtel Blvd S, Denver, CO 80210

Free to attend!

Please join us for the 9th Annual New Beginnings Pow Wow!

This event features Native American jewelry and crafts, food, and traditional dancing. Stop by, learn, and experience this exciting and colorful cultural event on the University of Denver campus.

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.

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

Contact Us

General Information:
Viki Eagle (720) 935-6168

Vendor Information:
Cassie Sando (505) 350-5614

2019 Schedule

9:00 AM Vendor Registration (Doors open to Vendors ONLY)
10:00 AM Doors Open to the Public
11:00 AM Gourd Dance – George Levi
12:00 PM Grand Entry
1:00 PM Tiny Tots Special hosted by The DU Native Student Alliance
2:00 PM Honoring DU Graduates
2:30 PM Juniors Competition Combined
3:30 PM Crystal Star Head Young Woman Special "Hat and Boot Special" (Ages 5-17)
4:00 PM Teen Competition Combined
4:45 PM Head Young Man Special Ethan Byrd Junior Boys Traditional
5:30 PM Golden Age
6:00 PM Adult Competition
7:00 PM Head Man Special Jayme Bad Warrior Men's Traditional Special
7:30 PM Head Woman Special Lara No Braid 18+ Jingle Dress
8:00 PM Finish Categories and Ties and Tabulations
8:30 PM Pow Wow Concludes

MORE ABOUT Pow wow at DU

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