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Oregon State University holds 44th annual Pow-Wow on May 20

By: Theresa Hogue, [email protected]

Source: Luhui Whitebear, [email protected]

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CORVALLIS, Ore. – The 44th annual Oregon State University Klatowa Ina Pow-Wow will be held May 20 at Gill Coliseum, 660 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. It is the first time the pow-wow has taken place since the COVID-19 pandemic. The free community event celebrates Indigenous culture and heritage, and is presented by the Native American Student Association and Kaku-Ixt Mana Ina Haws in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs and other university partners.

Doors open at noon. Grand entry is at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The event features traditional dance, music and singing from Indigenous performers, and a marketplace offering authentic Native American crafts.

“We’re excited to bring the pow-wow back this year after it being dormant since 2019 due to the pandemic,” said Luhui Whitebear, assistant professor of Indigenous studies at Oregon State. “The pow-wow is a great way to bring the everyone together to celebrate this part of Indigenous culture and I hope people who attend enjoy their time being in community with us.”

Nick Sixkiller is the event’s emcee. Host drum is Black Lodge, with Star Horse as honor drum. Arena director is Anthony Bluehorse. Head woman dancer is Linda Meanus, and head man dancer is Monty Herron. Grand Ronde Honor Guard will be present.

For more information: https://dce.oregonstate.edu/44th-pow-wow

About Oregon State University: As one of only three universities in the nation designated as a land, sea, space and sun grant institution, Oregon State serves Oregon and the world by working on today’s most pressing issues. Our more than 35,000 students come from across the globe, and our programs operate in every Oregon county. Oregon State receives more research funding than all of the state’s comprehensive public universities combined. At our campuses in Corvallis and Bend, marine research center in Newport and top-ranked Ecampus online degree programs, we excel at shaping today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders.

On-campus TV and radio services: Oregon State University is equipped with on-campus television and radio studios/services that can be used by journalists. Live or live-to-tape broadcast television and radio interviews can be conducted using Vyvx, Zoom, Webex or Comrex (IP Audio). Oregon State staff can also gather b-roll and coordinate live-to-tape interviews on locations throughout campus. For radio, Oregon State’s Comrex (IP Audio) provides a broadcast-quality audio feed.

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