Saturday, October 1, 2022
37th Annual Powwow of Love
Join the MSU North American Indigenous Student Organization in their first in-person powwow since the emergence of COVID-19! A pow-wow has historical, spiritual, and social value to American Indian/Native American peoples. They are more than social events. The pow-wow represents continuation for the friendship which has always been extended by Indians to those who have come to Turtle Island, the Native name for North America. more information...
A powwow is a time of learning and carrying on rich cultural heritage. There is a spiritual significance in the dances, songs, and customs observed, along with the preparations for the event. It is also a chance to display artistic ability with the many arts and crafts common to the Indian people. In addition to participating in traditional dance and song, people visit with family and friend, make new acquaintances, and develop more personal relationships. The pow-wow provides an opportunity for our youth to learn from our elders and carry on tradition. We offer this experience as a way to introduce our (Native American) cultures in hopes of breaking stereotypes and building community.