Portland State University Naimuma Powwow

This is a past event. Saturday, May 4 at 12:00pm 10:00pm

Portland State University Viking Pavillion 930 S.W. Hall St., Portland, OR 97201

All are welcome at the 48th Annual PSU Naimuma Powwow on May 4, 2019 at the Portland State University Viking Pavillion in Portland, Oregon. Learn more about the Native American community, have fun, and socialize. The PSU Naimuma Powwow is part of Portland State University Earth Week. Stott Center doors open at noon, with Grand Entries and dancing beginning at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The United Indian Students in Higher Education host the PSU Naimuma Powwow on the Portland State University campus to pay tribute to the customs and traditions of Native Americans through food, dance and more. The powwow serves as an opportunity for Indigenous peoples to celebrate community and ceremony. People who are not of Indigenous heritage are welcome as well. Attending powwows can be an educational opportunity for those who are unfamiliar with Indigenous American culture and history.

Naimuma means family. However, it covers the term in a way that is more than a Western idea of family; For Indigenous people the idea of family is expansive, including many more of the people in their lives. A testament to this expansive notion of family is on display in the PSU Naimuma Powwow’s impressively large and varied crowd, a feat that was made possible largely through volunteer work contributed by the PSU community.

Free and Open to the Public.

PSU Naimuma Powwow Schedule:

  • 12:00 pm Doors Open
  • 1:00 pm Grand Entry
  • 5:00 pm Dinner
  • 7:00 pm 2nd Grand Entry
  • 10:00 pm Stott Center Closes
Event Type

Dance, Family friendly, Free, Multicultural




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