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44th Annual USU Pow Wow

Members of the USU Native American Student Council (NASC) are proud to announce the 44th Annual "Echoing Traditional Ways", to be held March 3rd and 4th.

2017 Pow Wow Information


March 3rd & 4th, 2017

Grand Entry

March 3, 7:00 p.m.
March 4, 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


USU Nelson Fieldhouse,
700 North 800 East, Logan, UT

Admission Rates

General Admission - $4,
USU Student w/ ID - $3,
Seniors, 65+ - $3,
Children Under 7 - FREE,
Please contact us at

Host Hotel

University Inn & Conference Center
*Ask for special Powwow Rates

Dance Categories

Dancers compete within the following age sets for each dance category: Golden Age, Adult, Teens, Juniors, and Tiny Tots:

  • Men's Traditional Dance
  • Men's Grass Dance
  • Men's Fancy Dance
  • Women's Traditional Dance
  • Women's Jingle Dance
  • Women's Fancy Shawl Dance


  • Men's switch Dance - NASC Committee
  • Women's switch dance - hosted by USU Center of Women and Gender
  • Head Man Special - Men's Northern Traditional
  • Head Woman Special - Tiny Tots

2017 Pow Wow Head Staff

Master of Ceremonies: Jerry Bear
Arena Director: Lane Neaman
Host Drum: Eagle Chief, Fort Duchesne, Utah
Head Man: Jeremy Garcia Standing Soldier
Head Woman: 2017-2018 Miss American Indian USU

History and Explanation of the Pow Wow

Traditionally, Pow Wow's served a number of functions. They were held in the spring to celebrate the new beginning of life. Honoring warriors, personal achievements, and ceremonies for dropped eagle feathers are still part of Pow Wows today. The Pow-Wow preserves a deep, lasting sense of family, pride and tradition. Behind the display of dance, music and vibrant regalia are sacred legends and meanings.

2017 Powwow poster