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24th Annual Benefit Pow Wow 2019

The Native American Student Association will host its 24th Annual Benefit Pow wow on Saturday, March 2 at The University of Texas at Arlington.

The free community event is open to the public and will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom.

 

Native American dancers, drummers, and artwork will be presented at this year's event, which also includes Native American vendors and traditional food dishes such as Frybread. Mayor Jeff Williams and UTA President Vistasp Karbhari will offer welcoming remarks. The Pow wow benefits the NASA Scholarship Program, which is open to native and non-native students at UTA who have demonstrated a contribution to the Native Community.

 

“The purpose is to share culture and reinforce native bonds,” said NASA President Kasey Reynolds. “It's a way we showcase our native culture to those who don’t have access to it.”

 

The Pow wow will start with a gourd dance, a traditional warriors dance originating from the Kiowa and Comanche tribes. Other dances are scheduled throughout the event, allowing attendees an opportunity to meet with dancers, network, take photos, and even join in on the dancing. A special performance this year will be a hoop dance that demonstrates some of the most intricate steps in Native dancing.

 

 

For more information, visit the Native American Student Association Facebook page.

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Read more about the previous Pow Wow via UTA News:

2016 Powwow

2015 Powwow

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