39th UC Berkeley Powwow Honors Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

PowWow dancing

39th Annual UC Berkeley Powwow attracted a large crowd from the region.

Published April 9, 2018

Native News Online photographs by Arthur Jacobs

BERKELEY – The University of California held 39th Annual Powwow this past Saturday, April 7, 2018. American Indians from numerous tribes created a a beautiful shawl and bandanna to raise awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women that was displayed at the powwow.

The powwow featured traditional dancing, including Women’s Northern Traditional dance, Women’s Southern Traditional dance, Women’s Jingle dance, Women’s Fancy Shawl dance, Men’s Northern Traditional dance, Men’s Southern Straight dance, Men’s Grass dance and Men’s Fancy dance.

Tom Phillips served as the emcee and he spontaneously allowed the Indians of all tribes to dance with special honors. Bernadette Smith, Pomo, from Manchester-Point Arena reservation sings, and dance with others sporting the shawls and Bandannas.

Filmed by Norm Sands

MMIW Shawl

All Nations Singers


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