(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University’sNative American Student Union and Native American Programs will share their culture with campus and the community at the 27th annual Spring Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14 at SOU’s Lithia Motors Pavilion.
The event will return to the SOU campus this year, after being held for the past few years at Phoenix High School.
The spring powwow is expected to attract hundreds of participants and spectators through the weekend, providing a glimpse of Native American culture.
The event will feature displays and demonstrations that include drumming, dancing and cultural sharing from tribes throughout the Northwest. Dancers will perform and Native American arts and crafts will be available.
The grand entry ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, and at noon on Sunday.
The family-friendly powwow is free and open to the public. No alcohol or drugs will be permitted. Lithia Motors Pavilion, located just south of the university’s football stadium, features a 1,400-seat gymnasium.