UMass Amerst 35th Annual PowWow

The Center for Multicultural Advancement for Student Success (CMASS), Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center and the UMASS Native American Community invite all to attend their Annual Powwow on Saturday April 16th in the Curry Hicks Cage on the UMASS Amherst campus.


 Doors Open at 10am and close at 6pm


Admission is free


Grand Entry (when all dancers enter the circle) is at 11:30am

The UMass Annual Powwow is a celebration of Native American cultures through dancing, drumming, and traditional Native artisans. The UMASS Annual Powwow brings people together to reflect on the importance of family, friends, community and community partners.  It provides an opportunity to give thanks and to honor the traditions of our ancestors.   Please join us in this celebration.  

The Powwow will feature:

·         Native American drum groups Urban Thunder of Western MA, Eastern Suns of Mashpee MA., and Iron River of Aquinnah, MA

·         Powwow Emcee is Dallas Goldtooth (Mdewakanton Dakota & Dińe) environmental activist and co-founder of the Indigenous comedy group the 1491s

·         Eastern Social Songs for all community members to participate with Darrell Wixon, member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe

·         Native American artisans offering a wide variety of handcrafted wares - from beading, leatherwork, paintings and jewelry

Join us for an educational and enjoyable day.

For more information contact Joyce Vincent at or 413-545-2517 or Jon Hill at