Powwow showcases vibrant, living Native American culture

April 10, 2018

On Saturday, the sounds of laughter, song and drums echoed out from the Recreational Sports Facility as some 175 Native Americans from across UC Berkeley and beyond gathered in a day of celebration at the campus’s 39th annual powwow.

Hosted by the Indigenous and Native Coalition’s (INC) Retention and Recruitment Center, the powwow featured traditional dancing and drum circles, native foods, shopping and a scavenger hunt for the youngsters. The powwow increases the visibility of Native Americans and indigenous people at Berkeley, and for some participants, like freshman Lou Montelongo, it is a bridge back to the community she grew up in.

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