History

What is the EOU Powwow?

Powwows are a time for the community to get together to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships, and making new ones. This is a time to continue traditions and make new ones. Eastern Oregon University powwow is a celebration in which we give thanks thanks to friends and family for their help and guidance; as well as honor our graduates and recognize our alumni. It has also become a tradition that we honor our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, veterans and anyone else who has taken part in raising us.

This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome and invited to attend.

Timeline

1970 – 1st Annual Indian Arts Festival & Powwow

1980 – 10th Annual Indian Arts Festival & Powwow

1990 – 20th Annual Indian Arts Festival & Powwow

2000 – 30th Annual Indian Arts Festival & Powwow

2010 – 40th Annual Indian Arts Festival & Powwow

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