Due to the coronavirus, the Pow Wow has been cancelled. We are looking at rescheduling. Please check back for more details.

2020 Celebrating All Walks of Life Traditional Pow Wow

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 a traditional ceremony. 


Location:  GVSU Fieldhouse Arena, Allendale Campus

Saturday, TBD



  • 11:00 a.m. - Vendors open
  • 12:00 p.m. - Grand Entry
  • 12:30 p.m. - Two Spirit Teaching
  • 4:00 p.m. - Dinner break
  • 5:00 p.m. - Grand Entry
  • 5:30 p.m. - Two Spirit Teaching
  • 8:00 p.m. - Pow Wow closes



  • 12:00 - Vendors open
  • 1:00 p.m. - Grand Entry
  • 1:30 p.m. - Two Spirit teaching
  • 2:00 p.m. - MMIW Honor Dance
  • 4:00 p.m. - Pow Wow closes

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