Events mark Native American Heritage Month

Native cultures will be celebrated at Colorado State University at the start of Native American Heritage Month with the 34th annual CSU Pow-Wow in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom on Oct. 30.

  • Doors open at 10 a.m., and the Gourd Dance begins at 10:30 a.m.
  • The Pow-Wow begins with the Grand Entry at 1 p.m. and continues throughout the day.
  • The Pow-Wow Feed begins at 5 p.m., followed by another Grand Entry at 7 p.m.
  • The festivities wrap up at 10 p.m.

Community members and students alike are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event, which will feature Pow-Wow dancers, drum groups, food, vendors, social events and more.

This event is sponsored by the Native American Cultural Center, American Indian Science & Engineering Society, Associated Students of Colorado State University, RamEvents and Colorado State University.

To set the mood for the Pow-Wow, there will be a frybread sale, drum group, and Pow Wow dance expo in the Sutherland Sculpture Garden on the west side of the LSC, Friday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Month full of events

Other events that will mark Native American Heritage Month on campus:

Nov. 1 – Laramie Foothills Conservation Herd: Revisitng the Bison Release One Year Later, Avogadro’s Number, 605 S. Mason, 5-6:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 and 2Featured Native American dishes at the Aspen Grille, Lory Student Center. For reservations, call 491-7006.

Nov. 7 – Open House at NACC in Lory Student Center 327, hosted by the North Star Peer Mentors, 5-6:30 pm.

Nov. 10 – #HandsOffMyHeritage Artists Reception, Duhesa Art Gallery, upper level of Lory Student Center, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Nov. 10 – Keynote speaker Dr. Adrienne Keene, creator and author of the blog Native Appropriation, Lory Student Center Ballroom D, 7 p.m.

For a complete schedule of events, including movies, dining hall lunch specials and the annual Harvest Dinner, go to the NACC website.


Limited edition NACC hat

New this year, to celebrate Native American Heritage Month, a special billed cap featuring artwork design by NACC students is on sale at the CSU Bookstore in the Lory Student Center while supplies last.

For each hat sold, $10 will be donated to NACC to support student programs.