On Saturday, March 12, beginning at 11 am, the university’s annual Pow Wow returns to the central squad on campus at Cal State Long Beach. The annual pow wow is presented by their American Indian Studies Program and the American Indian student council, among others. Cal State Long Beach has used their location on Indian land as a driving force behind their focus on teaching, and displaying, the strong American Indian presence in Southern California. Admission to the pow wow is free.
Native foods will be available, from mutton and beef stew to Navajo tacos, fry bread and Indian burgers. American Indian vendors will be selling both traditional and contemporary American Indian art.
The following day begins again at 11 am. with Gourd dancing, followed by the Grand Entry and finally the closing ceremony, where awards are given, colors are retired and there’s a final dance out.