(4.15) The 20th Annual Spring Thaw Powwow will include tribes* from across the country, including: Narragansett, Wampanoag, Abenaki, Ojibwe, and even the Jemez Pueblo from New Mexico, this Saturday at Brown. Grand Entry at noon. Hosted by the Brown Center for Students of Color, this installment of the Native American Heritage Series is free and open to the public. Dancing, food, and American Indian art. Vendors will be selling beads, craft supplies, and unique items of clothing— not your typical wares. One such vendor is The Wandering Bull who advise about this year’s location:
As for the location, we have secured 235 Hope Street. Although, if weather permits, we may have the Powwow outside in the quad green which has the same address. Our rain location will be the Pizzitola Gymnasium which also has the same address.
Host drum: Iron River. Invited drums: Wicozani, Neesh-La, Roundhouse.
Head dancers: Sherenté Harris (Narragansett) and Attaquin Weeden (Narragansett and Mashpee Wampanoag).
Head Dancer Specials: Fancy Shawl Special by Sherenté Harris and “Luck of the Draw” an all-ages special by Kendra Eaglestar.
(About photography: Some individual participants in traditional dress will only agree to pose for a fee — so try to be aware of that possibility. There will be many other photo ops of the Grand Entry, dancers, drumming.)
This is a drug and alcohol free event.
*If this is supposed to be nation, or clan, I apologize. I tried to get it right.
Spring Thaw Powwow, free and open to the public, 11am to 5pm, Saturday, April 15, 235 Hope Street, (directions)