UC Davis 2014 POWWOW
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Welcome to the website for the 42nd annual UC Davis Powwow!

UC Davis Powwow 2014 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.

Directions

  • The East and West Quad are an open outdoor area located on the University of California, Davis campus in front the Memorial Union building at the end of Howard Way.

FROM SAN FRANCISCO

  1. Take US-101 S via the ramp to Oakland/I-80/San Jose
  2. Take the exit onto I-80 E toward Oakland (Partial toll road)
  3. Slight right at CA-113 N (signs for CA-113/Woodland)
  4. Take the Russell Blvd exit toward Davis
  5. Turn right at Russell Blvd
  6. Turn right on Howard Way

Click here to see directions on Google Map

FROM SACRAMENTO

  1. Take I-80 W
  2. Take exit 70 to merge onto CA-113 N toward Woodland
  3. Take the Russell Blvd exit toward Davis
  4. Turn right at Russell Blvd
  5. Turn right on Howard Way

Click here to see directions on Google Map

PARKING

Parking is available at the parking structure located on Howard Way, just off of Russell Blvd.

Weekend Parking:

Free in all campus lots unless there is a special event.

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.

Check out the Native American Students Resource Guide

Picture of Native American Resource Guide

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.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact:

Crystal Marich

Program Coordinator
Email: cmarich@ucdavis.edu
 

 

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