Powwow 101 with Jancita Warrington

Virtual Presentation

Jancita WarringtonJoin local Indigenous consultant and historian Jancita Warrington (Menominee, Prairie Band Potawatomi and Ho-Chunk) as she provides an overview of Native American Powwows. Jancita will provide a historical context of the Indigenous Dance and Cultures Festival held annually at the Lied Center in conjunction with the KU Powwow, which is sponsored by the First Nations Student Association (FNSA). She will describe powwow song, each dance style and provide a brief explanation of the cultural regalia represented by each dance.

Following the presentation, you will see a video of two dance styles from this year’s event representatives. The head lady will display the women’s northwest style of Traditional dance. This year’s head man will demonstrate the Fancy dance. The championship of fancy dance was first established at Haskell Indian Nations University in 1926 as part of the Stadium Dedication events and is a part of local history. The athletic stamina and showmanship exhibited by the dance is an exceptional performing art form.

Following their brief dance presentation, the head man and head lady will provide an explanation of their respective regalia and tribal affiliations represented. Jancita will provide more information about this year’s annual Indigenous Dance and Cultures Festival events, including the KU FNSA Powwow, which will be held virtually. She will be available to answer questions at the end of the presentation.

This Zoom event is free, but participants must register in advance through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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  • Osher will provide the Zoom information to registered participants.

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KU Powwow

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