- What is a Powwow?
- Contact Information
Welcome to the website for the 42nd annual UC Davis Powwow!
PDF Version of Powwow Flyer
Welcome to the website for the 42nd annual UC Davis Powwow. Please join us for 2014 powwow on Saturday April 19th 11am to 10pm. The powwow takes place on the East and West Quad of the UC Davis campus.
FREE and open to the public. Powwow may be cancelled due to rain.
Powwow is a program of the Cross Cultural Center funded by ASUCD, Office of Campus Community Relations, Student Affairs and partnerships with campus and community organizations. The Planning Committee is composed of student leaders of the powwow planning committee, NASU (Native American Student Union), AIRR (American Indian Recruitment and Retention), Native American Studies Department and the CCC (Cross Cultural Center).
Powwow is possible thanks to collaborative partnerships with faculty, staff, departments, alumni, student organizations and off-campus organizations that enhance and support the powwow and build positive connections with a wide range of individuals and groups
Powwow is a program of the Cross Cultural Center funded by ASUCD, Office of Campus Community Relations, Student Affairs and partnerships with campus and community organizations. The Planning Committee is composed of student leaders of NASU, AIRR (American Indian Recruitment and Retention) and the CCC and is facilitated by the Powwow Student Coordinator.
Powwow is possible thanks to collaborative partnerships with faculty, staff, departments, alumni, student organizations and off-campus groups that enhance and support the overall program and build positive connections with a wide range of individuals and groups.
What is a Powwow?
Powwow celebrates the traditions and contributions of Indigenous people and cultures. The powwow creates a space on the UC Davis campus for Native American music, dance, Native voices, art and culture to be vibrantly visible. It provides opportunities for the campus and local Native community to build connections to address the social, cultural, historical and political issues facing Indigenous people. Powwow educates our UC Davis campus and larger community about the diverse cultural elements that comprise and contribute to our society. It promoted cross-cultural communication and alliances by providing opportunities for community and leadership experiences and development for the student community at UC Davis. The Davis powwow presents speakers, workshops, seminars, art exhibits, performing artists, films, receptions, cultural ceremonies and educates and empowers youth through outreach conferences.
Created in 1969, the first UC Davis Powwow was hosted in conjunction with the creation of the Native American Studies Department. In the years to follow, the powwow has been the culminating event for the Native American Culture Days events and programs.
The UC Davis powwow is a nationally recognized event that has benefited the campus since its inception and continues to be the premier cultural event for Native Americans and Indigenous peoples in the surrounding local community. Our powwow has hosted and showcased vendors, dancers, judges, head staff, drum groups and attendees from not only all over California but all throughout Indian Country.
The powwow provides an opportunity for many Native American youth, families and community members to join UC Davis in celebration of our cultural traditions and practices. It has served as an excellent recruitment event for prospective undergraduate and graduate students and retention tool for Native students currently enrolled at UC Davis. For some community members the UC Davis powwow may be their first experience on a college campus where they get to see there is a strong Native American presence and community on campus.
Davis students who are involved with the planning of the powwow are able to maintain their roots and build a stronger connection to their identity while navigating their experience as an Indigenous scholar in a Western educational institution. The UC Davis student organized and run powwow is one of the longest running student powwows in California.
Thank you for your interest in being a vendor at our 42nd Annual UC Davis Powwow! Below you will find all of the information and instructions you will need to become a craft and/or food vendor on Saturday April 19, 2014. By clicking on the links below you can download an application which can be submitted via mail or in-person. Please no faxing of vendor packets.
BOOTH FEES THIS YEAR:
Early Bird Applications recieved by February 24th are $105
Applications recieved between February 25th and April 1st are $120
ALL APPLICATIONS, VENDOR FEES AND PROOF OF INSURANCE MUST BE RECIEVED (MAILED OR SUBMITTED IN-PERSON) IN OUR OFFICE NO LATER THAN APRIL 1, 2014.
We are unfortunately unable to accomodate day-of or walk-up vendors.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you may have any questions:
Program Coordinator and Student Advisor
Please click on the following buttons to download applications:
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