Native American Student Association - Annual Lane Pow Wow

Lane Native American Student Association

2020 pow wow postponement announcement until fall 2020Event Postponement Announcement

The LCC Native American Student Association (NASA) regrets to inform our community that our Annual Pow Wow, scheduled for April 4th, will be postponed until Fall 2020.

The decision to postpone our annual event was made in line with current Lane Community College, local and national guidance concerning the COVID-19 outbreak. Our decision also was made to protect our community, and especially our elders.

A future date in the fall will be announced as soon as we can secure a location booking on our campus. Our vendor coordinator will personally contact all vendors regarding refunds.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lori Tapahonso, tapahonsol@lanecc.edu, 541-463-5238, or Matthew Murdock, 541-515-3258.

Thank you for your understanding and most importantly, your continued support.


Annual Lane Pow Wow will be held Fall 2020, date to be determined - April 4th event postponed

Native American child in traditional clothing

The Lane Community College Pow Wow will take place in the Lane Gymnasium, Building 5. This pow wow is a family friendly, free event. All drums and dancers are welcome. No alcohol or drugs are permitted. 

Pow Wow Schedule

12:00 p.m. Gym/Vendors Open
1:00 p.m.  Grand Entry
5:00 p.m.  Community Feast in Longhouse
7:00 p.m.  Grand Entry

photo of a pow wow at Lane

Pow Wow Head Staff

MC: Nick Sixkiller
Arena Director: Carlos Calica
Head Man: Bobby Wilson
Head Woman: Nakoosa Moreland
Head Drum: Bad Soul
Honor Drum: Johonaaié
Invited Drums: Pound Town and Soaring Hawk

Location:

Lane Community College Gymnasium
4000 East 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405

General Pow Wow Information

For general pow wow information - contact Lori Tapahonso, (541) 463-5238, tapahonsol@lanecc.edu, or Matthew Murdock phone: 541-515-3258, email: murdockml@my.lanecc.edu

Native American Pow wow dancers

Vendor Information

For Vendor information - call Lori Tapahonso at 541-463-5238 or email tapahonsol@lanecc.edu

Vendor Application

First-timer? Here is some helpful information before your first visit to a Pow Wow: 10 Rules to Follow In and Out of the Arena

Our annual Pow Wow is one of the largest in the Northwest, drawing participants and spectators from around the Northwest and beyond. This has facilitated an increase in Native American students attending Lane. In 1991, Lane identified 50 Native American students attending class. Today, there are more then 650 self-identified Native American students attending Lane. This increase in Native American students has helped to produce community support for the longhouse project.

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