Native American Student Association Pow Wow

Posted on Thursday, May 4th, 2017 by Daniel Bayer under Uncategorized. Tags: , ,

Most students may think of the Kaplan Center as a place to go and work out, take part in club or intramural sports, swim or just to play a quick game with friends, but it’s facilities are also used to host non-fitness related activities, such as the UNCG Native American Pow-Wow that was held last week.

“It’s the first pow-wow held on the UNCG campus in 15 or 20 years,” said Raven Dial-Stanley, president of UNCG’s Native American Student Association, who organized the event. “It’s a traditional we’re hoping to revitalize.”

While the organization has done smaller events on campus for American Indian Heritage Month, the pow-wow represented a big step forward in Native American-oriented events at UNCG, says Dial-Stanley.

“We wanted to see it grow,” said Dial-Stanley of the Native American events held on campus. “We wanted to bring the pow-wow back on a bigger scale.”

In addition to displays of Native American dancing and music, the pow-wow spotlighted Native American students on campus, awarding traditional Native American blankets to four seniors in recognition of their achievements at UNCG.

This past weekend, our department was honored to host the Native American Student Association at UNCG Pow Wow here in the Kaplan Center. Here are a few captivating images from the event. #UNCG

Posted by UNCG Recreation & Wellness on Thursday, May 4, 2017