It was a beautiful day Saturday for the University of Kansas’ First Nations Student Association’s annual Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival to return to a fully in-person format.
Powwows are not entertainment or performance, FNSA emphasized in information provided about the event.
“It was in the 1970s that Native Americans were allowed to openly practice cultural, religious, and spiritual traditions. Powwows are a way to pass cultural knowledge among generations and build community. They are about empowering and continuing Native culture despite the government trying to suppress it, and not about it being entertainment.
“While dancing and singing happen at powwows, powwows are a gathering that has deep ties to culture and celebration amongst tribes.”
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