Tradition of American Indian Pow Wow continues at Utah State

<span class=”s1″>Utah State University’s Native American Student Council again is hosting the 41st Annual “Echoing Traditional Ways” Pow Wow Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-March 1 at the Nelson Fieldhouse on campus.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>Jason Brough is the President of USU’s Native American Student Council.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“This is an event for community members to come and get involved in the American Indian Community,” he said. “This Pow Wow signifies to American Indians a lot of different things. Every song and every dance you see there is a prayer to our creator.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“At the same time it’s a chance to get together, to have a good time.”</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>Brough said there will be vendors selling American Indian artifacts such as bead work and leather work, and food available will include authentic American Indian fry bread and tacos.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“You will also see a lot of different dancers that not only come from here in Utah but from throughout the nation and even from Canada. There is a lot of variety and a lot of different dance styles and a lot of different ways of presenting American Indian culture.”</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>Brough said one of the popular events is the Switch Dance sponsored by the student council.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“It makes people laugh a lot because this is where the men actually dress up as women and dance the women’s dances.”</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>The Grand Entry is 7 p.m. Friday and twice on Saturday at noon and 6 p.m.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“Everybody is welcome, we want the community  involved in this event, which is one of the longest running on the USU campus.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>Tickets for the general public are $4, $3 for those over 65 for USU students with identification and children under 7 and under are free.</span>

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