Sustaining Our Culture Powwow

The Sustaining Our Culture Powwow sponsored by the American Indian Resource Center at the University of Utah comes around every April, and campus was packed for the celebrations. The powwow finished off a week of events geared toward education on Native American issues, as well as seminars and talks aimed at natives themselves to encourage linguistic and cultural maintenance on campus. The powwow was a two-day gathering, but I was only able to attend for a few hours on the weekend to capture the ever-amazing dances, including men’s traditional, grass dance, women’s traditional, jingle and fancy. There were also performances by two incredible Navajo hoop dancers who are ranked among the top in the nation.

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Powwow Dancer

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