2024 Spring Powwow and Coastal Jam

Presented by the Native American Student Union

Education for Empowerment

Coastal Jam

Friday, May 3, 2024
5:00pm - 10:00pm, Carver Gym

Free Parking in Lot 9G

Schedule of Events

5:00 PM Coastal Jam Dinner

6:00 PM Coastal Jam Begins

10:00 PM Coastal Jam Ends

Coastal jam flyer featuring eagles in a circle rendered in Pacific Northwest Native art style, around a skewed square of black, white, yellow, and red


Saturday, May 4, 2024
Grand Entry @ 12:00pm and 6:00pm, Carver Gym

Parking for Powwow

Free Parking in Lot 9G and the C Lots. Parking Map.

Powwow poster, with bold text and mixed media illustrations of two native Americans

Schedule of Events

11:00 AM Doors Open – Dancer Registration

12:00 PM Powwow Grand Entry

4:00 PM Break (Dinner Break On Your Own)

6:00PM Evening Grand Entry

10:00 PM Powwow Ends

Powwow Head Staff

Host Drum: Black Lodge
Head Woman: Denelle Stanley
Head Man: Sheldon Shebala
Emcees: DJ Big Rez and TJ Adams
Arena Director: Merlin Kickingwoman

Dance Categories

Women: Traditional, Jingle, Fancy
Teen Girls: Traditional, Jingle, Fancy
Junior Girls: Traditional, Jingle, Fancy
Men: Traditional, Grass, Fancy
Teen Boys: Traditional, Grass, Fancy
Junior Boys: Traditional, Grass, Fancy
Golden Age: All categories combined

Mother Son Special, More TBA

Other Info

  • Food trucks on site
  • Bring cash for vendors
  • 20+ Items in raffle
  • First nine drums paid $100


Powwow Pedagogy 2024 Student Class

  • Sophia Stevenson
  • Frank Miedema
  • Kylie Fremin
  • Carson Shaver
  • Hayley Abella
  • Santana Rabang

Powwow Pedagogy Instructors and Advisors

  • Grey Webster 
  • Brandon Joseph 
  • Laural Ballew
  • Simone Staley

Community Partners

  • Native American Student Union 
  • Center for Educational Equity and Diversity 
  • The Centers for Student Access, Community and Intercultural Engagement 
  • Multicultural Student Services 
  • Ethnic Student Center 

Community Sponsors

  • PeaceHealth 
  • Community Food Co-op 
  • BioLogical Carbon LLC

Food Sponsors and Partners

  • “PC’s Kettle Corn and Lemonade”
  • “That’s What I Like! Restaurant & Lounge”
  • “WTF Where’s the Food?”
  • Dee’s Frybread

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