KU Powwow & Indigenous Culture Festival

Schedule of Events

Noon & 5 p.m. Powwow 101-All you need to know about powwows.
1:00 pm & 6 p.m. Grand Entry
4:30 p.m. Alaska Club Dance

Speakers Series
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Elizabeth Kronk Warner-Tribal Water Quality
• Adrienne Keene-Wild Indians on the Plains: Cultural Appropriation and Stereotypes from Urban Outfitters to Standing Rock
Joshua Miner-The Visual Rhetoric of Indigenous Environmental Stewardship
• Jason Hale – Drums
• Indigenous Films-Joshua Miner, KU Media Studies Department, will be showing contemporary documentary films about Native American life.

Hands on Workshops
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• About Beading (techniques and examples)
• Alaska Native Games
• Introduction to Beading – hands-on workshop to get you started on your own beading projects.
• Advanced Beading Workshop with Brenda Racehorse

All Day Traditional crafts by Phillip Pursel (Ioway Tribe)

Kids Activities
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• Blue River Forest School- Kids will be taken on little wilderness treks around the Lied Center learning about plants, animals, the world around them, and each other with fun games and activities.
• Coloring, activities and books about Native Americans
Read, Play, and Splash Activities
• Baxoje “People of the Grey Snow” Language Activity (Ioway Tribe)
• Storytelling by Ron Brave

This event is free.
No tickets are required.

Authentic native foods will be available for purchase.

KU First Nations Student Association Facebook Page

Download the arts and crafts vendor application here:
KU Powwow Vendor Application

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1600 Stewart Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

Ticket Office
Weekdays: Noon–5:30 pm

Performance Day
Open at least one hour prior to all ticketed performances.

Administrative Office
Email: lied@ku.edu
Weekdays, 8 am–5 pm


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