37th Annual UCR Pow Wow

Memorial Day Weekend
May 25th - 26th, 2018


University of California, Riverside
Riverside Sports Complex
1000 W. Blaine St. Riverside, CA 92507



Parking is located in Lot 26 Enter on Rustin Ave.

*Admission is Free & Open to the Public*

 All Dancers, Drums, and Bird Singers Welcome!!!


Arts & Crafts Vendor Application Now Available. Deadline is May 11,2018

Download Application

The annual UCR Pow Wow is an inter-tribal social gathering celebrating Native American culture and traditions through singing, drumming, and dancing. Traditional Native American dancers, drum groups, bird singers, and other artists will be present, and vendors will sell food, handmade Native American jewelry, arts and crafts, and other merchandise.

 For More Information, please email naspucr@gmail.com 

*Ms. UCR Pow Wow 2018 - 2019 Pageant Competition

 Application Now Available! Deadline Extended, May 4, 2018 11:59pm

Online Application

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For More Information, please email joshuag@ucr.edu 








May 25th

   5pm: Bird Singing (Dancer Registration Opens)
   6pm: Gourd Dance
   7pm: Grand Entry

May 26th

11am: Bird Singing
12pm & 6pm: Gourd Dance
5pm: Danza Azteka Kalpulli Teuxihuitl
1pm & 7pm: Grand Entry (Dancer Registrations closes at 1pm)


  • Master of Ceremonies: Bobby Whitebird (Cheyenne)
  • Arena Director: Victor Chavez (Diné)
  • Head Man: Gene Webster Jr. (Ojibwe/Oneida/Diné)
  • Head Woman: Tawny Hale (Diné/Dakota)
  • Host Northern Drum: Indian Hill
  • Host Southern Drum: Hale & Co.
  • Ms. UCR Pow Wow 2017-2018: Dominique Lombardi (Cahuilla)
Golden Age 50+ Juniors (6-12)
*All Categories Combined *All Categories Combined

Adults (18-49)

Tiny Tots- All Winners

Men's Traditional

Native American Student Association Specials


Men's Grass/Fancy Ms. UCR Pow Wow Princess 2017-2018 College Student Special honoring all Native American students and graduates for all their hard work.
Women's Traditional  
Women's Jingle/Fancy  

Teens (13-17)           

Boy's Traditional  
Boy's Grass/Fancy  
Girl's Traditional  

Girl's Jingle/Fancy                                                                                                                                                  


Contact Pamela Neman
Room Rates: $109.00 + tax 
Other Local Hotels

You have several hotel options, both near UC Riverside and closer to downtown with its lively nightlife and popular restaurants. The hotels listed below are all first-class and many have special discounted rates for guests visiting UC Riverside.
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We would like to thank our sponsors:

  • Highlander Empowerment Referendum
  • Native American Student Programs
  • Native American Student Association
  • UCR Rupert Costo Endowment Chair
  • UCR California Center for Native Nations
  • UCR Native American Education Programs