Posted: Apr 11, 2013 8:39 AM by Beth Saboe
Updated: Apr 11, 2013 11:02 AM
BOZEMAN - The 38th annual MSU Pow-Wow is expected to draw thousands of people to the MSU Brick Breeden Fieldhouse this weekend.
More than 7,000 people attended last year and organizers with the MSU American Indian Council expect this year's event to be even bigger. Hundreds of Native American singers, drummers and dancers from all over the U.S. and Canada are expected to compete for cash prices.
Admission to the two-day pow-wow is free thanks to the fundraising efforts of the MSU American Indian Council. Each year, student volunteers put in hundreds of hours to raise enough money to cover the cost of such a large event.
"That's just the way we are as Native Americans. We're generous with our culture, our ways and we want to share it with others. It's a way to give back to our community," said council co-president Ronald Lodgepole.
Grand Entries are scheduled for Friday, April 12 at 6 p.m. and on Saturday, April 13 at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Click here for more information on the MSU American Indian Council and the pow-wow. You can also follow the organization on Facebook.