Celebrating American Indian traditions: 28th annual Edmonds Community College powwowThe 28th annual Edmonds Community College Powwow is March 3-5
Edmonds Community College’s Native American Student Association hosts its 28th annual powwow, “Teachings of the Wolves,” May 3-5.
The powwow brings together students, families, and communities to celebrate American Indian singing, drumming, dancing, and arts and crafts. It will be held in Seaview Gym on campus, 20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood.
Dance and drum ceremonies start at 7 p.m., Friday; 1 and 7 p.m., Saturday; and 1 p.m., Sunday.
During intermissions from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, there will be Native storytelling. This event is free and open to the public.
This is a contest powwow; all dancers and drums welcome.
Powwows are social gatherings — open to all people — celebrating American Indian tribes’ traditions, styles of dance, songs, families, and friendships. Dancers and drummers come to the college’s powwow from tribes throughout the Northwest and United States, including locally from the Muckleshoot, Lummi, and Tulalip tribes.
This year, musician and educator Arlie Neskahi, of the Dine' (Navajo) Nation of New Mexico, is the master of ceremonies.
He is well known for his performance, composition, and knowledge of traditional music.
The college also welcomes arena director, Robert Charles; host drum, 206; and lead women’s dancer Tilda Walsey.
There will also be a men’s traditional special, sponsored by J.C. Allen-Tacket, the lead men’s dancer.
For more information, call 425.640.1076 or go to www.edcc.edu/powwow.
For directions to campus, go to www.edcc.edu/campus.
Edmonds Community College
Established in 1967, the college strengthens our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong learning. It serves more than 20,000 students annually. The college offers 75 associate degrees, 51 professional certificates in 33 programs of study. Its highest enrolled programs are the Associate of Arts/Associate of Science degrees, Paralegal, Allied Health (pre-nursing degree), Business/Accounting, Construction Management, and Culinary Arts programs.