Odegaard Undergraduate Library and Commons

first floor lobby display area

32nd Annual Spring Powwow

The 32nd Annual Spring Powwow, held noon to 10 p.m. April18-20, is expected to draw thousands of Native Americans and guests to the Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion at the University of Washington.

The event is hosted by First Nations @ UW, a nonprofit Native American student organization. It draws Native Americans from across the Canadian border and throughout the U.S., with signficant representation from many North American tribes. Previous powwows have drawn Native Americans from as far away as Florida.>/p>

Some of the Powwow's highlights include:

  • the Grand Entry, a procession that will begin each day's events
  • an art market, featuring Native American arts and crafts
  • a competition leading to the crowning of Miss First Nations
  • a variety of guest speakers on the college admissions process
  • a forum featuring indigenous film makers
  • an Elders Dinner
  • a children's activites center
  • an Honor Dance featuring community leaders and special guests

In conjunction with the Powwow, Native American art is on display in the lobby of Odegaard. Please look for the Powwow display and flyer upon entering the library.

The powwow is supported by a variety of community organizations such as the Muckleshoot Tribe, as well as UW offices including the Office of Minority Affairs, the Associated Students of the University of Washington, the School of Nursing, the Office of the President, and the UW Alumni Association.

For more information, contact Paulette Jordan, 206-351-6794, buckjo@u.washington.edu