TOPPENISH – Heritage University’s two Native American student clubs will host the All Nations Student Powwow Saturday, April 13.
Central to the powwow are the dance and drumming competitions.
Registration for the competitions opens at 10:00 a.m. The event officially kicks off with the grand entry at 11:00 a.m. Men and women of all ages – from tiny tots to seniors over 55 – will compete in traditional, fancy and grass for men and jingle for women dance competitions. Several honor dances and intertribal dances, where people from every culture are invited to participate, are also planned.
Local drum group Chute #8 will serve as Head Drum. Heritage University board member and long-time supporter Arlen Washines will serve as masters of ceremonies. Casey Wallahee will be the Arena Director, and Karen Umtuch will serve as the Whip Woman.
The Powwow is a free event and open to the public.