North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, at 1912 West Club Blvd, Durham, is hosting its 28th annual American Indian Powwow on Saturday, February 1st, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
It’s open to the public. Admission is $5 per person, and free for children 5 and under.
American Indian students at NCSSM hosted their first powwow in 1992 as a way to promote the school to the American Indian communities of North Carolina.
The student group, Akwe:kon (a Mohawk word that means “all of us together”) is a support group for the Indian students on campus and hosts the powwow, along with the Office of Admissions, every year.
The event is also a chance to share the rich heritage of American Indians.
The Grand Entry of Dancers is at 12 p.m., and intertribal dancing takes place from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Around 150 dancers and six drummers are usually in attendance.
Dance styles include:
- Men’s Traditional Dance
- Women’s Traditional Dance
- Straight Dance
- Men’s Fancy Dance
- Men’s Grass Dance
- Jingle Dress
- Women’s Shawl Dance
Besides the dancing, arts and crafts traders display and sell their wares, including woodcarving, silverwork, beadwork and leatherwork.
Food trucks will be on site as well.