20th Annual “Celebrating All Walks of Life” Powwow This Weekend at Grand Valley State University

Mary Bush, Belinda Bardwell, Kristie Scanlon and Tim Loonsfoot at GVSU Powwow. Native News Online photographs by Levi Rickert.

Published April 4, 2018

ALLENDALE, MICHIGAN – Hundreds of American Indians from Michigan and other parts of the Great Lakes region are expected at the 20th Annual “Celebrating All Walks of Life” Traditional Powwow at Grand Valley State University’s fieldhouse on Saturday, April 7, 2018 and Sunday, April 8, 2018.

The event will celebrate traditional American Indian dancing and drumming with Grand Entry performances at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday and at noon on Sunday. Doors open at 11 a.m. on both days. There will be American Indian handmade arts and food vendors, as well as a silent auction to raise funds for Grand Valley’s Native American Student Association.

This year, the co-coordinator of the first Grand Valley powwow will attend the celebration. Scott Herron, a Grand Valley alumnus and biology professor at Ferris State University, coordinated the first powwow in 1998.

The celebration is free, family friendly and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Native American Student Association, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Division of Inclusion and Equity at Grand Valley.

For more information, visit gvsu.edu/oma/powwow or contact NASA at gvsu_nasa@yahoo.com or the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (616) 331-2177.

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