KU Powwow & Indigenous Culture Festival

The KU Powwow and Indigenous Culture Festival is presented by the KU First Nations Student Association in partnership with the Lied Center of Kansas, Haskell Cultural Center and Museum, Spencer Museum of Art, KU Office of Diversity and Equity and KU Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Festival Schedule:

  • 12 pm & 5 pm – Powwow 101 (Pavilion)
  • 12–5 pm – Children’s literacy & craft activities (outside)
  • 1 pm & 6 pm – Powwow Grand Entry (Auditorium)
  • 1:30 pm – Speaker: Dr. Robert Warrior; Youtube, Comic Books, Videogames and Beyond–Recent Trends in Indigenous Expression (Pavilion)
  • 1:30 pm – Ioway Language Activity (outside)
  • 2:30 pm – Speaker: Jancita Warrington, Honoring a Community Legacy–The Story of the 1926 Dedication of the Haskell Stadium (Pavilion)
  • 2:30 pm – Dance Workshop: HINU Alaskan Club (outside)
  • 3:30 pm – Introduction to Alaska Native Cultures: HINU Alaskan Club (Pavilion)
  • 3:30 pm – Ioway Language Activity (outside)
  • 4:30 pm – Dance Workshop: HINU Alaskan Club (outside)
  • 7–9 pm – Indigenous Films: Dr. Joshua Minor (Pavilion)

Click to download a PDF of the schedule, head staff and prizes. 

This event is free. No tickets are required.

Authentic native foods will be available for purchase.

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Lawrence, KS 66045

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