The 34th Annual Pow Wow will be held in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom on Oct. 30. This event is free and open to everyone as a drop-in event. Pow Wows are a way Native Americans meet and join together in dancing, singing, traveling to new locations, reconnecting with old friends, and meeting new friends. It usually a way of persevering Native American’s rich culture and sharing with its local community.
This event happens every year within the first weekend of November as a way to start Native American heritage month. The Pow Wow serves a great way to gather Native American’s all over Colorado, and share the culture with CSU and the community of Fort Collins through music, food, and art work.
This Pow Wow will be centered around two different drumming styles. Elk Solider, a Native drum group from South Dakota, and Bad Company, a local Fort Collins drum group, will be performing during the event. There will be a variety of dancing styles including: Women’s Traditional, Jingle, Shwal, Feather, Grass, and Men’s Traditional. The Pow Wow is one of the many ways history and tradition can be preserved.