KU FNSA Powwow and Indigenous Culture Festival
KU’s First Nations Student Association (FNSA) would like to cordially invite you to the KU Powwow and Indigenous Culture Festival on March 31, 2018 at The Lied Center of Kansas. This is a FREE community event featuring a daylong powwow and activities including Indigenous films, educational workshops and children’s programs focused on Indigenous cultures and history. Regional Indigenous artists and craftspeople will have items for sale, and Indigenous food items will be available for purchase throughout the day. Please consider donating a gift of any size to help FNSA maintain free access to this unique event that will advance diversity and equity initiatives at the University and in our local communities.
FNSA, in collaboration with the Lied Center, established a partnership with a vision to foster the growth of unique educational opportunities that focus on North American Indigenous cultures for KU, Lawrence and neighboring communities. This collaboration has allowed FNSA to have a home for their powwow, resulting in increased community attendance, expanded educational activities and additional support for Indigenous food and craft vendors. Over 3,500 local and regional attendees have taken part in the powwow and festival experiences since the first collaboration in April 2016. Other crucial collaborators include the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Haskell Community Liaison Office, the Haskell Cultural Center & Museum, the Native Faculty & Staff Council and the Spencer Museum of Art.
With your support, the Powwow and Indigenous Culture Festival can continue as an annual community event with increased regional participation, and can even draw a broader, multi-state audience to make this an annual highlight for our community.
If you have further questions, please contact Melissa Peterson, FNSA co-advisor. For more information about attending the festival on March 31, please visit the Lied Center website.