Colorado State University Pow Wow set for Oct. 31

FORT COLLINS — The community is invited to experience the fun and cultural richness of Pow Wow in the main ballroom of the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus on Oct. 31.

The 33rd annual AISES Pow Wow events start at 10:30 a.m. with the Gourd Dance. The Grand Entry at 1 p.m. kicks off the Pow Wow, which will feature dancers, drum groups, food, vendors, social events and more until 10 p.m. The Pow-Wow Feed takes place at 5 p.m., followed by a demonstration by CSU’s Little Shop of Physics at 5:30 p.m. Another Grand Entry takes place at 7 p.m.

“Our annual Pow Wow promotes diversity and cultural awareness,” said Chad Avery, a Forestry major at CSU and a member of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society. “I invite the CSU and Fort Collins community to come out and experience the 33rd annual CSU Pow Wow.”

The Pow Wow is part of Native American Heritage Month celebration, an annual effort to increase awareness of Native cultures at CSU. It is sponsored by the Native American Cultural Center, American Indian Science & Engineering Society, Associated Students of Colorado State University, Ram Events and Colorado State University Community members and students alike are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event

Native American Heritage Month continues with a presentation by Solomon Little Owl on the “Cultural Impact of the Return of the Buffalo” on Monday, Nov. 2, 6-7:30 p.m. in the Longs Peak Room of the Lory Student Center.

The Apsaalooke or Crow Tribe have maintained their historic sacred relationship with the North American bison, and continues to maintain a herd on its tribal lands in south central Montana. This American icon was once at the brink of extinction but has rebounded and many tribes now share their land with this magnificent animal.

Little Owl’s presentation follows a Nov. 1 ceremony on the Soapstone Prairie Natural Area and Red Mountain Open Space in Larimer County north of Fort Collins to honor the reintroduction of a herd of American bison with distinctive Yellowstone bloodlines.

For more information about Native American Heritage Month at CSU, visit the Native American Cultural Center website at For more information about the reintroduced bison herd, go to SOURCE, the CSU news site: