39th Annual UCR Pow Wow
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.
5 p.m.: Bird Singing (Dancer Registration Opens)
6 p.m.: Gourd Dance
7 p.m.: Grand Entry
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)
JUNIORS (6-12) *All Categories Combined TINY TOTS (1-5) *All Winners! NATIVE AMERICAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION SPECIAL TBA
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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