Annual Native American Powwow Set for April 19 at UMass Amherst

April 4, 2014

Contact: Daniel J. Fitzgibbons 413/545-0444

AMHERST, Mass. – Native American music, dance and culture will be the focus of the Annual Powwow on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Curry Hicks Cage at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The Powwow brings people together to reflect on the importance of family, friends, community and community partners, and provides an opportunity to give thanks and honor the traditions of their ancestors.  

The Powwow will feature Native American drum groups Urban Thunder, Eastern Sons and Rez Dogs, storytelling with Larry “Spotted Crow” Mann, a member of the Nipmuck tribe, intertribal and Eastern social songs with Daryl Wixon, a member of the Wampanoag tribe, and Native American artisans offering a wide variety of handcrafted wares such as beading, leatherwork, moccasins and jewelry as well as indigenous food.         

The event is hosted by the Center for Multicultural Advancement for Student Success (CMASS), Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center and the UMass Native American community.

Admission is free.