California State University, Long Beach’s annual Pow Wow, an American Indian social celebration, returns to the campus’ central quad on Saturday and Sunday, March 14 - 15, 2015. The largest spring event of its kind in Southern California, the Pow Wow at Cal State Long Beach is focused on displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence. Admission and parking are free. We strongly recommend spectators to bring folding chairs.
The two-day event, which will feature American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food begins at 11 AM each day and runs until 10 PM on Saturday and 7 PM on Sunday. In addition to contests and inter-tribal dancing, there will be Gourd dancing with Dancer Registration closing at 2 PM on Saturday, March 14. All dancers and drums are invited.
Native foods such as mutton and beef stew, Navajo tacos, fry bread and Indian burgers will be on sale at the event, and American Indian vendors will be selling both traditional and contemporary American Indian art.
You can download a Pow Wow Flyer here.
About the Outreach
On Sunday, March 15 from 10 am to noon, we will be hosting an Outreach event at the Hall of Science building. The Outreach is geared to prospective CSULB applicants and their families. You will learn about CSULB high school and transfer admission processes and student-support programs, take a tour, and get information on how to pay for college. Please CLICK HERE to register.
For more information about the CSULB Pow Wow or Outreach, contact Anna Nazarian-Peters (562) 985-8528 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
|2:00PM||Dancer Registration Closes|
|4:00PM||American Indian Student Council (AISC) Special|
5:00PM to 6:00PM
|Dinner Break - California Indian Presentation|
|10:00PM||Closing: Retire Colors and dance out|
|6:00PM||Closing: Awards, Retire Colors and dance out|
Vendor applications coming soon. Vendors must be in compliance with the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644).
Craft Vendor Application
Information Booth Application
Enter the campus from 7th St., Atherton, Bellflower Blvd., or Palo Verde Ave. and follow directional signs to park in Lot 14 for General Parking. Singers, Dancers, and Head Staff follow directional signs to Lot 4 or Lot 5; Vendors park in Lot 8.
A campus map and directions can be found at www.csulb.edu/maps.
You can also download a Map of the Pow Wow here.
Due to a technical mistake by the T-Shirt producer, our Pow Wow T-Shirts are defective. If you would like to exchange your defective T-Shirt with a newly printed T-Shirt, please come to our American Indian Student Council meetings on Thursdays from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Our meetings are held in FO4-282. Make sure to purchase a parking permit to park in Lot 8 or parking at the meters in Lot 8A.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you for your support!
Download a map of the American Indian meeting location here: American Indian Student Study Center Map