Yale Powwow Set for April 19 and 20

The fifth annual Yale Powwow, a celebration of Native American education and culture, is set for April 19-20 at Yale University’s Payne Whitney Gymnasium, corner of Broadway and Tower Parkway, New Haven.

On Saturday, hours are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event is hosted by the Association of Native Americans at Yale and Indigenous, Inc. Admission is free.

“The Powwow is truly a unique event,” said Nicole Willis, an organizer of the event. “With its festival atmosphere, it is entertaining for all peoples and ages. We hope the whole community can come out and enjoy the music and dancing and share in all the colors of Native American culture.”

The event, co-sponsored by the Mohegan Tribe and the Mohegan Sun Casino, features $16,000 in prizes for winners of an invited drum contest and $13,000 in prizes for winners of an all-style dance contest. Native American vendors will offer for sale their arts, crafts, jewelry and clothing. Food will also be available.

Vendors and drums should contact Nicole Willis at 203-675-3246, or email her at nicole.willis@yale.edu.

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