UCO will celebrate American Indian culture at powwow in Edmond

The Spring Powwow is scheduled for Sunday at the University of Central Oklahoma. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Hamilton Field House on the Edmond campus.
From Staff Reports Modified: April 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm •  Published: April 10, 2014
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The University of Central Oklahoma will hold its 42nd annual Spring Powwow at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Hamilton Field House.

Spring Powwow gives the UCO community the opportunity to experience a traditional American Indian powwow, which includes socializing, dancing and singing. The event is sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and UCO’s Native American Student Association.

The association “encourages the student body and the community to come out to support the organization and get a glimpse of how the Native American culture is represented and still celebrated on this campus 42 years strong,” said Courtney Peyketewa, association president.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. with the gourd dance, a time of singing and dancing. At 5 p.m. is a traditional American Indian dinner of spirit stew, fry bread and grape dumplings.

The grand entry will begin at 7 p.m., starting with the Seminole National Color Guard, the presentation of flags, national anthem and contest performers.

Contest categories include men’s straight, men’s grass, men’s fancy, men’s traditional, women’s cloth, women’s buckskin, women’s jingle and women’s fancy shawl dances.

For more information, call 974-3588or go to www.uco.edu/student-life/diversity.



The association “encourages the student body and the community to come out to support the organization and get a glimpse of how the Native American culture is represented and still celebrated on this campus 42 years strong.”

Courtney Peyketewa,
President, Native American

Student Association

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