The theme of this year’s Pow Wow at Washington University in St. Louis is “Balancing Two Worlds: Indigenous Teachings, Traditions and Truths.”
The 28th annual event, a celebration of American Indian cultures, will be held Saturday, April 21, in the Washington University Field House on the Danforth Campus. Hosted by the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at the Brown School, the event is free and open to the public.
“This year, the Pow Wow committee wanted to highlight the role of both Euro-Western academics and indigenous knowledge,” said Joanna Milner, master’s of social work student and first-year co-chair the event. “Native communities hold thousands of years of knowledge and traditions, and the passage of those teachings to the next generation is an important practice.