42nd Annual First Nations at The University of Washington Spring Powwow

Please join us for the 42nd Annual First Nations at The University of Washington Spring Powwow!

April 19, 20 and 21st 
Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Ed Pavilion, University of Washington, Seattle. 
Our Beating Hearts, Dancing to Our Health
Spring Powwow_web

This is the largest student-run event on UW campus bringing in an average of 8,000 people every year. It’s a free event but we highly suggest you bring some extra money to support the Native American artists that will be selling their work as well as buying concessions (Indian Tacos) sold by First Nations. This is a zero tolerance event. No Drugs, No Alcohol, No Fighting.

Grand Entries 
Friday- Coastal Grand Entry 5pm, Powwow Grand Entry 7pm

Saturday- 1pm and 7pm

Sunday- 1pm 

Host Drum– Blacklodge
Head Man– Victor Harry
Head Woman– Rose Greene
MC– Carlos Calica
Arena Director– Cetan Thunder Hawk

Men’s and Women’s All Around in Honor of Julian Argel

Men’s Grass

Women’s Fancy

Women’s 40+ Traditional 

Mama’s Boy (Mother Son Owl Dance) 

Tiny Tots

11th Annual One Man Hand Drum Contest

More Specials TBA 

There will be a drum contest

Dance Categories:
Golden Age Men & Women

Men: Fancy, Grass, Traditional 

Women: Fancy, Jingle, Traditional 

Teen Boys: Fancy, Grass, Traditional

Teen Girls: Fancy, Jingle, Traditional

Jr Boys: Grass, Fancy, Traditional

Jr Girls: Fancy, Jingle, Traditional

Tiny Tots

Contact Info

For specifics regarding powwow contact our powwow chair,

Maria Givens

For specifics regarding vendor information contact our vendors chair,

Kiana Smith
Vendor Applications are due by mail, post-marked by April 1st, 2013

You can find an electronic copy of the vendor application here —
Send Vendor Contracts to
First Nations at the UW attn: Vendors, c/o

Ethnic Cultural Center, University of Washington, 

3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Box 355650, 

Seattle, Washington 98195-5650

Here is a link to a campus map with all the parking lots for Powwow including the Elder/Disability Drop off Area

Friday- Parking in E-1 and E-18 will be $10, E-12 will be $15

Saturday- E-1, E-12 and E-18 will be $7, after 2:30 will be Free

Sunday- All parking is Free