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Idaho State University to host 44th annual Spring Powwow April 19-20

Posted April 15, 2014

Idaho State University Native Americans United will host the 44th annual ISU Spring Powwow April 19-20 at Reed Gymnasium.

The free event features grand entries at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19, and at 1 and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 20. The NAU is an Associated Students of ISU student organization.

The powwow with run to about 11:30 p.m. on April 19. On April 20, there will be a dinner break from about 5 to 7 p.m.

The event’s host drum is Ghost Canyon. Its head man dancer is Layha Spoonhunter and its head woman dancer is Chastity Lee, Miss Native ISU 2013-2014. The event’s master of ceremonies is Nolan Brown and the arena director is Timothy Haskett.

Dance categories are golden age, 60-plus; traditional fancy, grass/chicken, women 18-59; traditional fancy, jingle, boys 13-17; traditional fancy, grass/chicken, girls 13-17; traditional fancy, jingle, junior boys, 6-12; traditional fancy, grass/chicken, junior girls, 6-12; and traditional fancy, jingle, tiny tots, kids 5 and younger.

The event also will feature a drum contest, raffles, and vendors offering unique Native American arts, crafts and concessions.

For more information, contact Nolan Brown at 282-4220 or, or Layha Spoonhunter, at 307-349-1734 or