LCC Hosts Annual Pow Wow, Celebrating Native American Culture

March 29, 2024
Native American Pow wow dancers

EUGENE, Ore. — The Native American Student Association (NASA) at Lane Community College (LCC) is proud to announce the Lane Pow Wow 2024, scheduled for Sat., April 6, at the Titan Coliseum on the LCC main campus. This annual event, known for its rich cultural significance and community engagement, is free and open to the public, promoting a family-friendly environment.

The Lane Pow Wow stands as a significant cultural gathering in the Northwest, attracting participants and spectators from across the region. This year's event will feature traditional drums, dance performances, and a variety of vendor booths showcasing Native American crafts, arts, commercial products, frybread, other food options, and books. 

In addition to the cultural exhibits and performances, NASA will host a table at the main entrance to provide information about the day's schedule, sell Pow Wow t-shirts, and offer raffle tickets. The association emphasizes that no alcohol or drugs will be permitted at the event to maintain a safe and welcoming atmosphere for all attendees.

Among the head staff for this celebration are Bad Soul as Host Drum. Soaring Hawk Singers as the Honor Drum. Megan Van Pelt as Head Woman Dancer, and Sam Riding In as the Head Man Dancer. Nick Sixkiller will serve as Master of Ceremonies (MC) and Anthony Quenelle as Arena Director.

The impact of NASA’s Pow Wow extends beyond the day's festivities, contributing to the growth of Native American student enrollment at LCC. From just 50 Native American students in 1991, the college now boasts over 500 self-identified Native American students, reflecting the event's role in fostering a supportive community and promoting educational opportunities.

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The Lane Community College Pow Wow is not only a celebration of Native American culture but also a reflection of the college's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. Through events like the Pow Wow, LCC continues to support the educational and cultural needs of its students and the wider community.


Rebecca I. Long, Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications

Lane Community College educates over 15,000 students annually at six locations across Lane County and online. Students and alumni from all 50 states and 79 countries create more than an $675 million dollar impact on the local economy, helping to support more than 8,900 local jobs. Lane provides affordable, quality, professional technical and college transfer programs; business development and employee training; academic, language and life skills development; and lifelong personal development and enrichment courses.