28th Annual Pow Wow a Success

Pow Wow 2018

Every year, Washington University’s Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies hosts a Pow Wow, a traditional gathering for American Indians. This past April, Washington University hosted the 28th annual Pow Wow and hosted American Indian tribes from across the country. The Pow Wow celebrated “Balancing Two Worlds-Indigenous Teachings, Traditions, and Truths.” Over 2,700 guests gathered to celebrate indigenous culture, watch competitive dancing, and try traditional American Indian food, such as Indian fry bread. 


The 28th Annual Washington University in St. Louis Pow Wow will take place on Saturday, April 21st. This year's event, hosted by the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies, will be themed “Balancing Two Worlds-Indigenous Teachings, Traditions, and Truths.” The Pow Wow is an inter-tribal gathering of American Indians to dance, sing, drum, share meals and traditions, and enhance cultural knowledge. 

This event is welcome to all, and is a free, family-friendly event of Native arts, crafts, dance contests and food.

PECaD will also host the Siteman Cancer Center Mammography Van to conduct free mammograms for women who sign up in advance. For more information, please email bcais@wustl.edu or call 800-747-7222 or 314-935-4510. Information is also available online at buder.wustl.edu. Appointments will begin at 8:00am.