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Pow Wow Slated for March 10-11

Pow Wow Ceremony

CSULB’s annual Pow Wow, an American Indian social celebration, returns to the campus’ central quad on Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11. Admission and parking are free.

The 37th annual event, which will feature American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food, begins at 11 a.m. each day and runs until 10 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

In addition to contests and inter-tribal dancing, there will be gourd dancing with dancer registration closing at 2 p.m. on Saturday. 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.

The largest spring event of its kind in Southern California, the Pow Wow at CSULB is focused on displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence.

The event is presented by CSULB’s American Indian Studies Department, American Indian Student Council, American Indian Student Services, Native American Alumni and Friends Chapter, Student Life and Development, the Division of Student Services, 49er Shops Inc., and Associated Students Inc.

For information about the Pow Wow celebration at CSULB, call 562/985-8528.

A campus map and directions can be found on the Web.