2020 Celebrating All Walks of Life Traditional Pow Wow

A Pow Wow is a community gathering and celebration of culture through ceremony, song, dance, feasting and socializing. Traditional Pow Wows include invited Elders, Veterans and other honored guests to perform and participate in the celebration.  At a Pow Wow you can expect a series of activities including dancers, drummers, singers, vendors, and food.  All while maintaining a central core in traditional ceremony. 

  • Native American Dancers and Drummers
  • Native American Crafts
  • Traditional Native American Food
  • Silent Auction

Location:  GVSU Fieldhouse Arena, Allendale Campus

Saturday, April 4, 2020
11 a.m.:  Doors Open & Vendor Sales Begin
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.: Grand Entry (dancing and drumming)
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Break
5 p.m.– 8 p.m.: Grand Entry (dancing and drumming)


Sunday, April 5, 2020
12 p.m.:  Doors Open & Vendor Sales Begin
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Grand Entry (dancing and drumming)

Native American Student Association Logo

For Vendor Application and Information, contact [email protected]

This event is Free and open to the Public.  For more information, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (616) 331-2177 or email us at [email protected].

Native American Student Association, Division of Inclusion & Equity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, GVSU Auxiliary Services, and Cultural Programming Board. 

For General Information about the Pow Wow, please contact
Alicia Timmer, [email protected]
Lin Bardwell, [email protected]

Host Hotel for Pow Wow Guests:
Holiday Inn Express
4651 36th Street
Grandville, MI  49418
(616) 532-0202
Be sure to ask for the Grand Valley Discount!

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