CORVALLIS, Ore. – The 44th annual Oregon State University Klatowa Ina Pow-Wow will be held May 20 at Gill Coliseum, 660 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. It is the first time the pow-wow has taken place since the COVID-19 pandemic. The free community event celebrates Indigenous culture and heritage, and is presented by the Native American Student Association and Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs and other university partners.

Doors open at noon. Grand entry is at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The event features traditional dance, music and singing from Indigenous performers, and a marketplace offering authentic Native American crafts.

“We’re excited to bring the pow-wow back this year after it being dormant since 2019 due to the pandemic,” said Luhui Whitebear, assistant professor of Indigenous studies at Oregon State. “The pow-wow is a great way to bring the everyone together to celebrate this part of Indigenous culture and I hope people who attend enjoy their time being in community with us.”

Nick Sixkiller is the event’s emcee. Host drum is Black Lodge, with Star Horse as honor drum. Arena director is Anthony Bluehorse. Head woman dancer is Linda Meanus, and head man dancer is Monty Herron. Grand Ronde Honor Guard will be present.

For more information: https://dce.oregonstate.edu/44th-pow-wow


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