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24th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow April 22-23

By: Brady W Moore   Published 3:27 pm / April 10, 2017

Boise State University is proud to host the 24th annual Seven Arrows Powwow April 22-23.  The high-energy competition celebrates the heritage and traditions of Native Americans, and draws dancers and drummers from across the U.S. and Canada. Don’t miss this opportunity to join thousands of spectators in the celebration of Native American customs.

Photo from a previous powwow. “The Powwow weekend is filled with dancers and drummers,” said Ro Parker, the director of Multicultural Student Services at Boise State.  “If folks want an opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of the first people, this is a great opportunity.”

The event showcaes the customs of Native Americans in full regalia and visitors can try authentic Native American food and browse booths set up by regional vendors selling handmade items such as instruments, beaded jewelry, art and hand drums. Dancers of all ages will compete for thousands of dollars in prizes.

Admission is free for students with ID, $4 for children younger than 12 and $6 for the general public. Parking is available in the Lincoln Garage for $1 per day. Non-perishable food donations for the Native American Council of Boise (NACOB) will be accepted at the door.

Grand Entry, during which everyone is asked to stand as flags are brought in, will take place at noon and 7 p.m. on Saturday as well as noon on Sunday.

For locations and schedules, visit mss.boisestate.edu.

For more information, call Multicultural Student Services at (208) 426-5950.