Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow

Colorful Native regalia will be among the sights and sounds to be experienced at
Colorful Native regalia will be among the sights and sounds to be experienced at the 16th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow, Nov. 12, 2016 at ASU's West campus.
A graduate celebrates during an American Indian convocation at ASU.
A graduate celebrates during an American Indian convocation at ASU.
Photo by: Tom Story

The Fletcher Library Lawn at Arizona State University’s West campus will come alive with the sights and sounds of Native drummers, singers and dancers on Saturday, Nov. 12, during the campus’ 16th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow, a Native American Recognition Days event. The pow wow, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix, is free and open to the public. There is no charge for visitor parking on weekends.

In addition to dance and drumming/singing performances, the pow wow will feature grand entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Native arts and crafts, and food trucks - Emerson Fry Bread will be on hand all day and Burgers Amore will be on hand for dinner.

“The event’s theme is A Celebration of Native Veterans, and all veterans are especially encouraged to attend,” said Dennis Eagleman, a 2005 ASU alumnus and event chairman for the Pow Wow. “They will be welcomed and thanked for their service to our country at 7:30 p.m.”

The 2016 schedule:

16th Annual Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow Wow
Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fletcher Library Lawn
Arizona State University West campus
4701 W. Thunderbird Rd, Phoenix, AZ

• 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – gourd dancing
• 1:00-1:30 p.m. – grand entry
• 1:30-5:00 p.m. – pow wow
• 5:00-6:00 p.m. – dinner break - special performance by Jonah Littlesunday, a Native American Flutist
• 6:00-7:00 p.m. – gourd dancing
• 7:00-7:30 p.m. – grand entry
• 7:30 p.m. – recognition of veterans
• 10:00 p.m. – closing

Head Staff
Announcer: Chuck Benson
Arena Director: Donald Sabori
Head Male Dancer: Steve Bison
Head Female Dancer: Elizabeth Young
Northern Drum: Moontee Sinquah
Southern Drum: Chris Dinehdeal
Head Gourd Dancer: Keith Tagaban
Color Guard: First Nations Warriors

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. (Limited seating will be provided for tribal elders.)

Volunteers are needed to help stage the event; to sign up to volunteer, visit http://links.asu.edu/powwowvolunteersignup.

The pow wow is sponsored by the Native American Events Committee and the Office of Community and Municipal Relations at ASU’s West campus. Special thanks to the other organizations supporting the event, which include the Office of the Governor's Policy Advisor on Tribal Relations, the ASU Office of Student Engagement - West campus, and the ASU Office of Student and Cultural Engagement - Tempe campus. 

For more information, call 602-543-5300 or e-mail westevents@asu.edu.


This webpage will be updated each year before the event.