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51st University of Oregon NASU Mother’s Day Powwow

May 10, 2019May 11, 2019

2019 University of Oregon NASU Mothers Day Powwow

Celebrate mom at the 51st Annual University of Oregon NASU Mothers Day Powwow on May 10-11, 2019 at the Erb Memorial Union lawn in Eugene, Oregon. It’s all in the title: The University of Oregon NASU Mothers Day Powwow is hosted by the UO Native American Student Union, and features everything that a traditional powwow does — feasting, dancing, singing and celebration. The powwow will offer more than $7,000 in prize money to be awarded in 14 dance categories. Not only are students and their families invited, but the citywide community also is encouraged to attend, free of cost.

University of Oregon NASU Mothers Day Powwow

The University of Oregon NASU Mothers Day Powwow weekend will begin on the ERB lawn on Friday with the 7:00 pm formal Grand Entry — a full-dress, ceremonial event that includes dancing, drumming, color guards and tribal elders. The evening, complete with friendly competitions and music performances, will last until 11 p.m.

On Saturday, another grand entry will be made into the arena at noon, followed by dance competitions, drum exhibitions and singing performances until 5 p.m., when dinner will be served. When the plates are cleared, a final grand entry into will occur at 7 p.m. with singing and dancing recommencing until 11 p.m.

Throughout the weekend, powwow-goers will also have the opportunity shop from Native vendors setup around the dance arena.

All events are free and open to the public.

Powwow Schedule
Friday: Grand Entry 7:00 pm
Saturday: Grand Entry Noon and 7:00 pm

Head Staff
Emcee: To be announced
Arena Director: To be announced
Host Drum: To be announced
Honor Drum: To be announced

Dance Categories
Golden Age: Traditional
Men’s: Traditional, Fancy, Grass
Women’s: Traditional, Fancy, Jingle
Boy’s Teens/Juniors: Traditional, Fancy, Grass
Girl’s Teens/Juniors: Traditional, Fancy, Jingle

For more information about the powwow or to donate funds to sponsor a contest or the event, contact Fundraising Chair Jordan Connell at 541-720-4012 or via e-mail at asuonasu@uoregon.edu.

The University of Oregon NASU Mothers Day Powwow is a family friendly event. This is a drug and alcohol free event. NASU is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged personal items.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next University of Oregon NASU Mothers Day Powwow at the Erb Memorial Union lawn in Eugene, Oregon.


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