Photos: UW First Nations 39th Annual Spring Pow Wow

Last year, in April to be exact, I went to the University of Washington’s First Nations 39th Annual Spring Pow Wow. It was held on the UW campus for three days – I caught quite a bit of the final day. There were competitions in singing, dancing and drumming, as well as some moving tributes to recently departed family members. I was also particularly interested in a dance called the Chicken Dance, which really fit as the spectacular regalia often reminded me of bird feathers; in fact, some regalia featured bird feathers.


UW First Nations 39th Annual Spring Pow Wow
all photos by Dagmar

Gallery of the UW First Nations Spring Pow Wow

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  1. I LIKE THIS POWWOW BUT THERE IS TOO MUCH SECIRITY THERE IT WAS REALLY SMALL THIS YEAR AND THE HAND DRUM CONTEST WINNER SHOULDNT HAVE ONE IT WAS ALL REUBON THAT SHOULD HAVE WON THE CROWD VOTED FOR REUBON LOUDER THEN THEY DID FOR SONNY EAGLESPEAKER…………. HIS FAMILY WAS THE ONLY ONE ROOTING FOR SONNY IT WAS THE DRUMS THAT MADE SONNY WON NOT THE VOICE THEY SHOULD HAVE AMDE THAT RULE LIKE THEY DID FOR THE WOMENS JINGLE SPECIAL BUT THE COMMITTY WAS AFRAID THAT SONNY WOULD HAVE LOST THE DRUM CONTEST IF IT WAS VOICE

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