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May 9, 2006

35th annual Stanford Powwow to be held on campus May 12-14

The 35th annual Stanford Powwow, the largest student-run powwow in the United States, will be held May 12-14 in the Eucalyptus Grove at Galvez Street and Campus Drive. An estimated 30,000 people are expected to attend the powwow, which celebrates Native cultures with dances, songs and other events. The powwow is free and open to the public. Donations for admission are accepted.

The powwow will begin at 7 p.m. Friday with a grand entry of dancers and will continue that night until 11 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, gourd dancing will begin at 11 a.m. and a grand entry of dancers will be held at 1 p.m. On Saturday only, a grand entry also will be held at 7 p.m. Dancing will continue until 11 p.m. on Saturday and until 6 p.m. on Sunday. The powwow also will feature more than 100 arts and crafts, souvenir, information and food booths, which will open Friday evening at 5 p.m.

The 10th annual Stanford Powwow 5K Fun Run and Walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Powwow Arena in the Eucalyptus Grove. Registration is $15 and will be held from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Saturday.

The Stanford Powwow is organized and hosted by Native American undergraduate and graduate students. More information, including directions and information about camping at the powwow, is available online at



Barbara Palmer, News Service: (650) 724-6184,

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