Nico Phoenix was a competitor in the Teen Boy's Traditional Dance competition. The 38th Annual Stanford Powwow, Eucalyptus Grove, Stanford University.

Nico Phoenix was a competitor in the Teen Boy's Traditional Dance competition. The 38th Annual Stanford Powwow, Eucalyptus Grove, Stanford University.

L. A. Cicero

42nd Annual Stanford Powwow & Indian art market is this weekend, May 10-12

The Powwow is a celebration of Native cultures through traditional songs, dances and events.  An attendance of over 25,000 is expected, making it the largest student-run powwow in the United States and one of the largest events of its kind on the West Coast.

Open throughout the three-day event are more than 100 arts and crafts, souvenir, information and food booths.

The Stanford Powwow is open to the public and overnight camping spaces are available.  Donations for parking are welcome. Entry is free.

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Friday, May 10

5 p.m. Special performances
Dancer and drum registration opens
Indian art market opens

7 p.m. Grand Entry
Invocation
Welcome address
Introduction of head staff

8 p.m Intertribals
Social dances (public participation encouraged)
1st round, dance competition – all categories

11 p.m. Closing song and dance out

Saturday, May 11

7:40 a.m. Fun Run registration closes

8 a.m. 17th Annual Fun Run

11:30 a.m. Special performances
Dancer and drum registration opens
Gourd dancing

1 p.m. Grand Entry

Invocation and introduction of head staff
Dancer and drum registration closes
Intertribals
Exhibition – tiny tots
Exhibition – golden age
Exhibition – men and women
Intertribals
Social dances (public participation encouraged)
2nd round, dance competition – junior and teen
Special contests
1st session – hand drum contest
Closing song

4:30 p.m. Stanford Native American Alumni Gathering

5 p.m, Dinner break
Special performances

7 p.m. Grand Entry
Invocation and introduction of head staff
Exhibition – junior, teen and women’s
Intertribals
Social dances (public participation encouraged)
2nd round, dance competition – men

11 p.m. Closing song and dance out

Sunday, May 12 – Happy Mother’s Day

11:30 a.m. Special performances
Gourd dancing

1 p.m. Grand Entry
Invocation and introduction of head staff
Intertribals
Social dances (public participation encouraged)
Special contest – switch dance, men and women
Honor song – 2013 Native Stanford graduates
2nd round, dance competition – women
Honor song – Mother’s Day
Exhibition – junior, teen and men’s
2nd session – hand drum contest
Intertribals
Social dances (public participation encouraged)

6 p.m. Closing songs
Contest winners announced

(Schedule subject to change)