22nd Annual Powwow

The East Carolina Native American Organization is presenting the 22nd Annual Powwow on Saturday, March 29th from noon – 6:00 p.m.  at 10th Street and College Hill.  This event is free and open to the public!

There will be two dance specials in honor of Matt Chavis – Men’s Traditional and Smoke Dance.


Photo by Marc J. Kawanishi

Dennis Zotigh will be the Master of Ceremonies; Spencer Jacobs is the Head Man; Olivia Richardson is the Head Lady; Thunder Voice and Stoney Creek will Host Drums; and Brian Richardson will be the Arena Director.

If you don’t know, a Powwow is a traditional Native American gathering for dancing/dance competitions, singing, socializing and eating.  The dances performed are sacred symbols of the Native American culture and traditions that have been preserved for centuries.  At times, the regalia and/or ornaments signify special events or honors in a person’s life; such as this Powwow, honoring Matt Chavis, mamber of the Lumbee Tribe, ECU Alumni and one of the founding fathers of Epsilon Chi Nu, which is the first Native American Fraternity in the nation (Established at East Carolina University in 1996, Incorporated in 2003).

This is sure to be a spectacular event!  Hope to see you there!