48th Annual CSU Puvungna Pow Wow & Outreach

MARCH 10 – 11, 2018 – RAIN OR SHINE!

Presented by the American Indian Studies Program , American Indian Student Council, American Indian Student ServicesDivision of Student AffairsStudent Life and Development, and Associated Students, Inc.

Pow Wow

CSULB Annual Pow Wow, Second weekend in March. website: csulb.edu/powwow

California State University, Long Beach’s annual Pow Wow, an American Indian social celebration, returns to the campus’ central quad on Saturday and Sunday, March 10 – 11, 2018. The largest spring event of its kind in Southern California, the Pow Wow at Cal State Long Beach is focused on displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence. Admission and parking are free. We strongly recommend spectators to bring folding chairs.

The two-day event, which will feature American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food begins at 11 AM each day and runs until 10 PM on Saturday and 7 PM on Sunday. 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.

Download a Pow Wow Flyer 

A campus map and directions can be found at www.csulb.edu/map or you may download a Pow Wow Campus Map.

Pow Wow Schedule

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Time Event
11:00AM Gourd Dancing
1:00PM Grand Entry
2:00PM Dancer Registration Closes
4:00PM American Indian Student Council (AISC) Special
5:00PM to 6:00PM Dinner Break – California Indian Presentation
10:00PM Closing: Retire Colors and dance out

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Time Event
11:00AM Gourd Dancing
1:00PM Grand Entry
6:00PM Closing: Awards, Retire Colors and dance out

Head Staff:

  • Master of Ceremony: Arlie Neskahi (Diné)
  • Arena Director: Victor Chavez (Diné)
  • Head Man Dancer: Casey Fox (Arikara – Three Affiliated Tribes)
  • Head Woman Dancer: Patricia Lopez (Taos Pueblo)
  • Host Northern Drum: Coyote Canyon (Southern California)
  • Head Southern Singer: John Begay (Diné)
  • Host Gourd: Golden State Gourd Society
  • Spoonkeeper: Rebecca Sanchez (Yaqui/Mayo/Mexican)
  • California Indian Presentation: Ti’at Society (Tongva)

Specials

Head Man, Dr. Casey Fox, and his family are sponsoring a 2018 Royalty Special! The contest is open to any former and current Pow Wow Princesses 18 years of age and older (traditional, jingle, and fancy – must register for Special and be in full regalia).

Contest Prizes:

  • 1st Place: $500, beadset with shawl, star quilt, and jacket
  • 2nd Place: $300, star quilt, and jacket
  • 3rd Place: $200, star quilt, and jacket
  • Consolation gifts will also be offered

Download Dr. Case Fox Special Flyer

 

 

 

Parking Information

Enter the campus from 7th St., Atherton, Bellflower Blvd., or Palo Verde Ave. and follow directional signs to park for free:

  • General Pow Wow Parking in Lots E1, E2, G1, G2, G4, G5, G6, G7, G8, G9, G11, G13, & G14
  • Dancers, Singers, & Head Staff Parking in Lots E8, E9, E10, and E11
  • Vendor Registration & Parking in Lot E7, with additional parking in E8

A campus map and directions can be found at www.csulb.edu/maps.

You can also download a Pow Wow Campus Map


Links for Pow Wow Websites

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Read Puvungna for Free!

Download a free copy of Puvungna, written by the author when he was just 14 years old for his 9th grade English class at Long Beach, California’s Stanford Junior High School.

Puvungna, the book by Daniel R StielPuvungna is a story about two young brothers who travel back in time and discover an ancient Indian village along the shores of a Southern California beach and the terrifying secret behind its disappearance over five hundred years ago.

Puvungna is inspired by the true story of a lost village that was once populated by the indigenous Tongva people and the artifacts the author found while exploring the vacant land near his home in Seal Beach.

You will meet Chinigchinich and the people who called Puvungna their home, and experience how they lived before their land was conquered, their spirituality, and the events that changed a long-forgotten history which took place at the village.

The Tongva, which means “people of the earth” in their native language, called Southern California their home for many thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans.
Believed to be the birthplace of Chinigchinich, a prophet and the spiritual leader of the native Tongva, Puvungna is considered sacred by indigenous people. It is also believed by many remaining modern-day Tongva people to be the place of creation.

The last remains of the village of Puvungna is located less than a mile from the Pacific Ocean on the campus of present day California State University, Long Beach, along the banks of a once flourishing creek that today is little more than a drainage ditch paved over with concrete.

Click here to download a copy of Puvungna. https://goo.gl/JDJCWq

California presentation at SUNY Oneonta Monday

Artist, tribal scholar and community activist L. Frank will offer a presentation  "The Continuance of Indigenous California: History, Politics, Art" at 7 p.m. Monday in the Center for Multicultural Experiences in Lee Hall at the State University College at Oneonta. The event is free and open to the public.

 

Chumash rock art offers insight into ancient native culture

During the summers of 2006 and 2007, fires burned through the Los Padres, scorching old-growth chaparral that was more than 100 years old. The fires exposed old trails that led to long-hidden rock art sites, allowing the Forest Service to get to and catalog additional sites.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, there are at least 2,400 rock art sites in the Los Padres National Forest, spanning a rugged wilderness of sandstone canyons and outcroppings, meadows and mountaintops. The colorful and spiritual rock art of the Chumash Indians — scattered and hidden throughout 2 million acres of the forest — is some of the most unique in North America. These hidden troves of rock art are full of stories. Read more.

Run with the Chumash and Tongva

If you’re a seasoned runner competing in 10Ks, marathons, etc., you might be interested I this running event. If youve never participated in a trail race, the annual Malibu Creek Trail Run takes place next Sunday, March 8. This scenic race is part of the Pacific Coast Trail Run series, and offers distances of 9K, 25K and 50K. Anyone running the longer distances is surely a veteran of trail races, or should be. Even the 9K is tough, with 850 feet of elevation gain. The course follows the ancient foot trails of the Tongva and Chumash tribes in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. Details: Malibu Creek Trail Run

Prospector Pete opens dialogue about racism

The Daily 49er, the student newspaper of Cal State Long Beach, publishes an editorial on the forgotten history of the schools mascot, Prospector Pete.

The paper writes, Here on campus, a symbol of California’s horridly racist past dances around in costume. To many people of color, the Prospector Pete mascot and the ominous miner statue on the upper campus, combined with the “49er” school spirit iconography — emblazoned on everything from coffee mugs to our beloved sports teams — represent a violent history. During the Gold Rush, Anglo forty-niners wiped out 80 percent of the American Indian population. 

Read the editorial Here and give us your opinion.

Stone Carving Workshop

Ted Garcia leads a stone carving workshop focused on carving the sacred icons of his Chumash civilization. Beginners welcome. Soapstone and materials are provided.

Ritchie Valens Recreation Center, 10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Pacoima. Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Information: (818) 606-5998