The Annual Cal State Puvungna Pow Wow, an American Indian social celebration, returns to the CSU Long Beach campus’ central quad on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 – 11, 2012. The two-day event begins at 11 AM each day and runs until 10 PM on Saturday and 6 PM on Sunday. The largest spring event of its kind in Southern California, the Pow Wow at Cal State Puvungna is focused on displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence. Admission is free and we strongly recommend spectators to bring folding chairs.
In addition to contests and inter-tribal dancing, there will be Gourd dancing with Dancer Registration closing at 2 PM on Saturday, March 10. All dancers and drums are invited.
Native foods such as mutton and beef stew, Navajo tacos, fry bread, and Indian burgers will be on sale at the event, and American Indian vendors will be selling both traditional and contemporary American Indian art.
For more information about the CSULB Pow Wow, contact Anna Nazarian-Peters (562) 985-8528 or e-mail powwow
A campus map and directions can be found at www.csulb.edu/map
Master of Ceremony: John Dawson (San Carlos Apache)
Arena Director: Victor Chavez (Diné)
Head Man Dancer: Rene Jaramillo Navarro
Head Lady Dancer: Heidi Jaramillo Navarro
Host Northern Drum: Eagle Rib (Tsuu T’ina First Nation, Alberta, Canada)
Head Southern Singer: Herschel Kaulaity
Host Gourd: Golden State Gourd Society
Spoonkeeper: Patricia Lopez
Enter the campus from 7th St., Atherton, Bellflower Blvd., or Palo Verde Ave. and follow directional signs to park in Lot 14 for General Parking. Singers & Dancers, follow directional signs to Lot 4 or Lot 5; Vendors park in Lot 8.