Rice’s Annual Powwow Celebrates Native American Culture
Through Indian song, dance and costume, participants in Rice University’s 11th annual powwow will compete for prizes Saturday, march 28, and entertain spectators.
Hosted by the Rice Native American Student Association, the powwow kicks off with a grand entry parade at 1 p.m. on the lawn between the Shepherd School of Music and Baker Hall on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St.
This Native American social gathering will also feature Indian tacos, crafts and artisan works for sale. The first 100 Rice students who bring their student ID will receive a free T-shirt.
“Powwow time is the Native American people’s way of meeting together to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones,” said Kendall Toarmina, the vice president of the Rice Native American Student Association.
Admission is free, and spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For information on visitor parking, go to http://parking.rice.edu . For more information on the powwow, visit http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~natamer/.