California State University, Long Beach, Hosts 41st Annual Pow Wow

California State University, Long Beach’s annual Pow Wow, an American Indian social celebration, returns to the campus’ central quad on Saturday and Sunday, March 12 – 13, 2011. The largest spring event of its kind in Southern California, the Pow Wow at Cal State Long Beach is focused on displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence. Admission is free. We strongly recommend spectators to bring folding chairs.

The two-day event, which will feature American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food begins at 11 AM each day and runs until 10 PM on Saturday and 7 PM on Sunday. In addition to contests and inter-tribal dancing, there will be Gourd dancing with Dancer Registration closing at 2 PM on Saturday, March 12. 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.

For more information about the CSULB Pow Wow, contact Anna Nazarian-Peters (562) 985-8528 or e-mail powwow@csulb.edu.

You can download the Pow Wow flyer.

A campus map and directions can be found at www.csulb.edu/maps.