Please join us for the 42nd Annual First Nations at The University of Washington Spring Powwow!
April 19, 20 and 21st
Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Ed Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle.
Our Beating Hearts, Dancing to Our Health
This is the largest student-run event on UW campus bringing in an average of 8,000 people every year. It’s a free event but we highly suggest you bring some extra money to support the Native American artists that will be selling their work as well as buying concessions (Indian Tacos) sold by First Nations. This is a zero tolerance event. No Drugs, No Alcohol, No Fighting.
Friday- Coastal Grand Entry 5pm, Powwow Grand Entry 7pm
Saturday- 1pm and 7pm
Host Drum– Blacklodge
Head Man– Victor Harry
Head Woman– Rose Greene
MC– Carlos Calica
Arena Director– Cetan Thunder Hawk
Men’s and Women’s All Around in Honor of Julian Argel
Women’s 40+ Traditional
Mama’s Boy (Mother Son Owl Dance)
11th Annual One Man Hand Drum Contest
More Specials TBA
There will be a drum contest
Golden Age Men & Women
Men: Fancy, Grass, Traditional
Women: Fancy, Jingle, Traditional
Teen Boys: Fancy, Grass, Traditional
Teen Girls: Fancy, Jingle, Traditional
Jr Boys: Grass, Fancy, Traditional
Jr Girls: Fancy, Jingle, Traditional
For specifics regarding powwow contact our powwow chair,
For specifics regarding vendor information contact our vendors chair,
Vendor Applications are due by mail, post-marked by April 1st, 2013
You can find an electronic copy of the vendor application here —https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9A5KE10E65tMHpsZFVFM0xVWU0/edit?usp=sharing
Send Vendor Contracts to
First Nations at the UW attn: Vendors, c/o
Ethnic Cultural Center, University of Washington,
3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Box 355650,
Seattle, Washington 98195-5650
Here is a link to a campus map with all the parking lots for Powwow including the Elder/Disability Drop off Area
Friday- Parking in E-1 and E-18 will be $10, E-12 will be $15
Saturday- E-1, E-12 and E-18 will be $7, after 2:30 will be Free
Sunday- All parking is Free
We are excited to continue the legacy of this great event into its 42nd year and hope to see you there.
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