As of September 2021, all Ethnic & Gender (E&G) offices are open to support your student success and needs. Please check individual websites for specific, operational hours and contact info. Masks are required indoors at all times and proof of completion of Daily Wellness Survey is required to enter all E&G offices. In order to keep us all safe, we also ask that you please continue to wash your hands, maintain physical distance, and all other health measures to reduce risk. We look forward to connecting soon.


39th Annual UCR Pow Wow

UCR Pow Wow
Cahuilla Birds Singers


To our NASP community, family, and friends,

We here at UCR hope this message finds you well and in good spirits in these tumultuous times we are currently facing with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). With the rapidly changing situation across California, and worldwide, we all are experiencing new challenges and obstacles daily.

The Riverside County Public Health Officer revised a public health order, which in turn extended UC Riverside’s originally scheduled campus closure from April 3rd to April 30th. Along with this extension, class instruction for our Spring Quarter is moving online.

Prior to this announcement, we here at Native American Student Programs held hope that we would be able to welcome you and host the 39th Annual UCR Pow Wow. Unfortunately, we now realize this is not a possibility in our current climate and must cancel. Although many have worked tirelessly to prepare this event and were excited to see it come to fruition, community safety and health are paramount. Especially for our Elders and youth that would be in attendance.

We sincerely thank all of those that have given their time and effort in preparation for this event, as well as your consideration for attending. We hope you will stay in contact for future opportunities and updates when they arise.

NASP continually wish you good health and hope to see you in the near future. 

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!!!

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.


    ***May 22nd***
    5 p.m.: Bird Singing (Dancer Registration Opens)
    6 p.m.: Gourd Dance
    7 p.m.: Grand Entry

    ***May 23rd***
    11 a.m.: Bird Singing
    12 p.m. & 6 p.m.: Gourd Dance
    5 p.m.: Danza Azteka Kalpulli Teuxihuitl
    1 p.m. & 7 p.m.: Grand Entry (Dancer Registrations closes at 1pm)



    Master of Ceremonies: Joaquin

    Arena Director: TBA

    Head Man: TBA

    Head Woman: TBA

    Host Northern Drum: TBA

    Host Southern Drum: TBA

    Ms. UCR Pow Wow Princess 2019-2020: Katianna Warren (Diné)


    GOLDEN AGE (50+) *All Categories Combined  
    ADULTS (18-49)

    Men's Traditional;

    Men's Grass/Fancy

    Women's Traditional;

    Women's Jingle/Fancy

    TEENS (13-17)

    Boy's Traditional;

    Boy's Grass/Fancy

    Girl's Traditional;

    Girl's Jingle/Fancy

    JUNIORS (6-12) *All Categories Combined  
    TINY TOTS (1-5) *All Winners!  



    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.
    Click here for a visual map

Arts & Crafts Vendor Application CLOSED
We would like to thank our sponsors:
US Bank
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