Presented by the American Indian Studies Program , American Indian Student Council, American Indian Student Services, Division of Student Affairs, Student Life and Development, and Associated Students, Inc.
California State University, Long Beach’s annual Pow Wow, an American Indian social celebration, returns to the campus’ central quad on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 - 12, 2017. The largest spring event of its kind in Southern California, the Pow Wow at Cal State Long Beach is focused on displaying the university’s strong American Indian presence. Admission and parking are free. We strongly recommend spectators to bring folding chairs.
The two-day event, which will feature American Indian dancing, arts, crafts and food begins at 11 AM each day and runs until 10 PM on Saturday and 7 PM on Sunday. In addition to contests and inter-tribal dancing, there will be Gourd dancing with Dancer Registration closing at 2 PM on Saturday, March 11. All dancers and drums are invited.
Native foods such as mutton and beef stew, Navajo tacos, fry bread and Indian burgers will be on sale at the event, and American Indian vendors will be selling both traditional and contemporary American Indian art.
Download a Pow Wow Flyer .
On Sunday, March 12 from 10 am to noon, we will be hosting an Outreach event at the Hall of Science building. The Outreach is geared to prospective CSULB applicants and their families. You will learn about CSULB high school and transfer admission processes and student-support programs, take a tour, and get information on how to pay for college. More information and a link to register will come shortly..
For more information about the CSULB Pow Wow or Outreach, contact Anna Nazarian-Peters (562) 985-8528 or e-mail Anna Nazarian-Peters.
|2:00PM||Dancer Registration Closes|
|4:00PM||American Indian Student Council (AISC) Special|
5:00PM to 6:00PM
|Dinner Break - California Indian Presentation|
|10:00PM||Closing: Retire Colors and dance out|
|6:00PM||Closing: Awards, Retire Colors and dance out|
Craft Vendor and Information Booth applications are available for download. Vendors must be in compliance with the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644). For more information please visit: https://www.doi.gov/iacb/act
Food Vendors are by invitation only.
Craft Vendor Application
Information Booth Application
Hotel Current special rate of $119 plus 12% tax is only good if reserved by February 25th. This rate includes an American breakfast buffet, free parking, free Wi-Fi, and shuttle service to and from Cal State Long Beach. Please e-mail Nia Eng at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 562-597-1341 Ext, 117 to reserve your room.
5325 E. Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90804.
Enter the campus from 7th St., Atherton, Bellflower Blvd., or Palo Verde Ave. and follow directional signs to park in Lot 1, 3, 18, or 14 for General Parking. Singers, Dancers, and Head Staff follow directional signs to Lot 4 or Lot 5; Vendors park in Lot 8.
A campus map and directions can be found at www.csulb.edu/maps.
You can also download a Map of the Pow Wow here.