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Mills College Native Alliance Pow Wow « Return to Ethnic Studies Resources

Contact: 510.430.2080,

10:00 am–6:00 pm, Sunday, April 15, 2018
The Oval, Mills College Campus
5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613

The Mills College Pow Wow is a gathering that celebrates Native American community and culture. The Mills College Pow Wow is a longstanding community event supported by the Bay Area’s Native American community and one of few Pow Wows held in the Bay Area by and for the urban American Indian community.

This year marks the seventh anniversary of the Mills College Pow Wow being led and organized by the Indigenous Women's Alliance and the Mills College Ethnic Studies department. The students and the department are dedicated to continuing Native American culture and traditions at Mills and in the larger Native American community.

At the center of this event are the traditional songs and dances of Indigenous American peoples from throughout North America. Traditional dances featured this year include: grass, Azteca, and hoop. Contest prizes for northern and southern traditional and fancy/jingle dances. All drums and dancers are welcome. Native American arts and crafts, such as jewelry and textiles from community vendors will be available. We invite you to come and support the Native American community and join us in this celebration of Native American heritage.

All Drums Welcome

Contact Information
Nikole Wilson-Ripsom,, 510.430.2080
Professor Melinda Micco,, 510.430.3324

Please bring your own seating. Parking for Elders will be available.
NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL ALLOWED! Please respect our traditions.

Co-sponsored by Indigenous Women's Alliance, Ethnic Studies Department, Associated Students of Mills College and Social Justice Resource Center.