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38th Annual UCR Pow Wow

UCR Pow Wow

Memorial Day Weekend
May 24th - 25th, 2019

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 6,2019

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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.

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*Ms. UCR Pow Wow 2019 - 2020 Pageant Competition

 Application TBA

Online Application

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May 24th

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

May 25th

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)


  • Head Staff
    • 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)
  • Contests
    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                                                                                                                                                  

  • Host Hotel

    Courtyard by Marriott

    Contact Pamela Neman 

    (951) 781.2861

    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.
    Click here for a visual map

  • 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