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Powwow Event and Volunteer Opportunity

Posted: March 4, 2019

The 15th Annual Penn State Traditional American Indian Powwow will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th at Mount Nittany Middle School, 656 Brandywine Drive, State College.

Powwows are American Indian celebrations of community and spirituality, featuring American Indian drum and dance as well as American Indian vendors offering American Indian arts and crafts items.

In the past, the powwow had more than 160 Native Dancers visit from as far as New Mexico, Canada, South Dakota and other American Indian Communities.  In addition, more than 5,000 people visited the powwow to sample American Indian foods, buy American Indian items from Native Vendors, and to observe traditional American Indian Dancers and Singers.

There are also volunteer opportunities.  Bruce Teeple, the Powwow Volunteer Coordinator, encourages those of us living nearby to help.

A Volunteer Meeting will take place on Saturday, March 19th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in 108 Chambers Building on the University Park campus.  Contact Bruce at for additional information about being a volunteer. 

The Powwow is free and anyone can attend.

There will be a free shuttle from the HUB Robeson Center.  See https://bellisario.psu.edu/powwow for more details.

Please don't miss this unique event!