Powwow seeks volunteers for annual two-day event

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The New Faces of an Ancient People Traditional American Indian Powwow, recognized as one of the finest of its kind, is seeking volunteers for the annual two-day event hosted by Penn State.

The family friendly powwow, which is free and open to the public, is set for Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2, at Mount Nittany Middle School.

The powwow committee is looking for volunteers to assist with the logistical aspects of the event, including setup, work in the American Indian kitchen, errands/supplies/facilities, take down efforts, and various other duties. Organizers are asking volunteers to spend four-hour blocks of time helping out at the powwow.

Those interested should contact volunteer coordinator Bruce Teeple (mongopawn44@hotmail.com) for more information. The volunteer orientation meeting will take place at 10 a.m. Feb. 18 in 104 Rackley Building on the University Park campus.

The powwow is a contemporary social gathering and celebration of community featuring American Indian drum music and songs, Native American dance and Native American foods, as well as American Indian vendors showing and selling their arts and crafts. Volunteers will be able to take advantage of the event from a unique perspective.

John Sanchez, an associate professor in the College of Communications, is the powwow coordinator. For more information on the powwow, visit powwow.psu.edu

Last Updated February 14, 2017