KIVA Club is hosting its 64th Annual Nizhoni Days Powwow to honor all the KIVA alumni who have built club's history and contributed to creating a positive environment for cultural awareness.
Nizhoni Days events are scheduled throughout the week from April 22 to April 28. The powwow is the culmination of the week-long series of festivities hosted by various departments and Indigenous student organizations on campus.
Upholding the foundational tenant of traditional powwow community-oriented custom, the Nizhoni Days Powwow is an inclusive, free, all day event featuring a no-contest powwow, and a community dinner that is offered free-of-charge to all visitors and participants.
The 64th annual Nizhoni Days Powwow kicks off on Monday, April 22 with a Sunrise Ceremony leader by Vincent Werito at 6 a.m. on the Northside of Johnson Field.
Throughout the week there will be a variety events celebrating the Powwow including an Indigenous education research conference on the April 24 and 25, and a Pueblo Dance performance in the SUB Atrium on April 26 from 12 to 1 p.m.
The Nizhoni Days Powwow comes to a close on Sunday, April 28 with the daylong event on Johnson Field including a Gourd Dance, Powwow Grand Entry and Community Feed.