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First Nations Center welcomed participants to annual powwow in Dunn Meadow

Apr 9, 2018

Members of Native American communities from across the country, alongside members of the Indiana University and Bloomington communities, attended the Seventh Annual Traditional Powwow on April 7, honoring Native American cultures through dance sessions, singing, arts and crafts, and informational booths in Dunn Meadow. 

“The IU Annual Traditional Powwow is a welcoming event that combines a terrific educational opportunity with a rich cultural experience for people of all ages, whether on the IU campus or for those in the community who would like to learn more about Native American cultures,” said James Wimbush, IU vice president for diversity, equity and multicultural affairs, dean of The University Graduate School and the Johnson Chair for Diversity and Leadership. 

The powwow was hosted by IU’s First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, a program of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs.

See scenes from the celebration:

Two men wear traditional Native American attire at IU's powwow
A man in a red headdress at IU's powwow
A drum circle at IU's powwow
An eagle head on a ceremonial object at the IU powwow
Three men dance in Dunn Meadow during IU's powwow
A man holds a headdress at IU's powwow

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