First Nations Center
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Swenson Hall 3117
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
First Nations Center
Circle of Native Nations Powwow
TYPICAL POWWOW ETIQUETTE:
By Ivy Vainio
The UW-Superior powwow is open to the entire community, so please encourage your friends and family members to attend! This is a great cultural experience for everyone to be a part of.
Several staff, faculty and students who are attending a powwow for their first time have asked about whether there is anything they should know in advance about how to be respectful at a powwow.
Powwows are fun, but there are a few tips for newbies that might be helpful -- the singularly most important one is this: The emcee/announcer is a professional and if you listen carefully to him you'll have a great time without needing to worry too much about etiquette.
The emcee will let the audience know when photography is okay. There are some songs that you can't take photos so listen to the emcee. Be respectful of someone that you want to take a photo of up-close - ask first. But feel free to take photos of the dancers/dance arena during intertribal songs.
If you should have any other questions please stop by the emcee stand and ask the emcee. Don't worry if you come after the Grand Entry part of the powwow. It's an amazing experience though so you don't want to miss it. Come and go as you like.
Enjoy yourself and be respectful! These are just a few things that I could think of.
If you would like to volunteer during the powwow please contact Gary Johnson, Patser Lynch or Circle of Native Nations at 715-394-8007.
Photo credit: Ivy Vainio
The Circle of Native Nations & First Nations Center holds an annual spring powwow in Wessman Arena on the UW-Superior campus. This is a campus and community tradition that many UWS students, faculty, staff, and Superior community members enjoy every year.
The Annual CNN Pow Wow is an amazing cultural experience for the whole community. There are two Grand entries 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and a Feast at 5:00 p.m.
Vendors are welcome (no food vendors). Contact Circle of Native Nations at 715-394-8007 and leave message for Alex Gokee.
Powwows are just one component of helping UW-Superior Native American students celebrate their culture and help teach others about Native American history.
1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
2701 Catlin Ave.
Superior WI 54880
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