Marshall University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mekoce Shawnee Nation of West Virginia, will present a traditional Native American powwow Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, at Buskirk Field on the Huntington campus.
“A modern powwow is a specific type of event where both Native American and non-Native American people meet to dance, sing, socialize and honor American Indian culture,” said Dr. Shari Clarke, vice president for multicultural affairs at Marshall. This powwow will feature drums, native dancers, storytellers and vendors of traditional native wares and food, she said.
The powwow will be open to the community both days, beginning at 10 a.m. A grand entry of participants will start at 11 a.m. each day.
Fourth-grade students in Cabell County will attend the powwow as a field trip on Friday, Oct. 7, starting with the grand entry at 11 a.m., followed by interactive activities for the children.
In the event of rain, the powwow will take place in the Memorial Student Center.
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