CSU to host intertribal powwow

Colorado State University will host the first combined meeting of the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology and the Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association, which will feature films, lectures, dances and three traditional grand entries.

Events begin Thursday, April 19, and run through Sunday, April 22, with Lory Student Center and Moby Arena the primary venues.

“This is a new collaboration, and we are very excited to be hosting this event,” said Kathy Sherman, head of CSU’s Department of Anthropology. “The High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology is a group of people who want to make a difference, and the topics we will be discussing tie directly to the people who will be attending the powwow. It really is a great opportunity for both groups.”

More than a dozen Native American tribes will be represented at the powwow, which will feature a ground blessing, gourd dances and cultural art. Grand entries are set for 7 p.m. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday, all at Moby Arena. The powwow is celebrating its 20th year.

Lori Pourier, executive director of the First Peoples Fund in Rapid City, S.D., will give the keynote address at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lory Student Center.
Other features include a showing of the film “Real Injun” (8 p.m. Thursday, LSC Room 230), storytelling, food and art vendors.

A schedule of events is available online (http://www.hpsfaa.org). All events are open to the public; daily tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. CSU students will be admitted free with student ID.