PULLMAN – The 33rd annual Pah Loots Pu Powwow Celebration will be held in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum April 19, with Grand Entries at noon and 7 p.m. on Saturday and a Veterans’ Special at 9 p.m.. Admission is free and is open to the public.
 
The largest WSU student-run event, the Powwow will consist of Native American dancing, drumming, food, arts and crafts.
 
The Host Drum will be Rose Creek, from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The celebration will also bring in Arena Director Amos Pond, and emcees Soy RedThunder and Dave BrownEagle. Judy Farrow will be the Whip Woman.
 
Featuring an emphasis on veterans and education, there will be a ceremony at 2 p.m. honoring graduating students in addition to the Veterans’ Special at 9 p.m.
 
During the day, there will also be dance and drum competitions, the honoring of WSU alumnus Ben Pease and the crowning of Miss Pah Loots Pu Queen 2008.
 
Natives and non-natives alike have come together for the Powwow at Washington State University since 1975 to enjoy and celebrate indigenous culture. Sponsored by the Associated Students of WSU Ku-Au-Mah, Native American Women’s Association and the Native American Alliance among other groups and organizations, the Powwow has served as a unifying outlet for the traditional and spiritual facets of all inter-tribal students, friends and families.
 
For more information, contact Jonathan Hamilton at 509-335-8676.