Photos: Lawrence community members gather for FNSA Powwow and Indigenous Cultures Festival

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Community members gathered at the Lied Center Saturday for the University of Kansas First Nations Student Association’s 35th powwow and seventh Indigenous Cultures Festival.

Head powwow staff included Tyrin Lasley (Meskwaki/ Dakota), head man dancer; Tamo Thomas (Potawatomi/Kickapoo), head lady dancer; Manny King (Northern Cheyenne/Navajo), master of ceremonies; Jeremy Shield (Crow), arena director; Sharpshooter, host drum; and the Haskell Color Guard.

The first Grand Entry was at noon, and a second was planned for 6 p.m. The event also included vendors selling arts and food.

The powwow was set to continue through 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive. It’s free to attend and open to the public. Read more about the events at this link.

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