American Indian Studies

Annual CSUN Powwow will not be held in November

June 22, 2020

The Annual CSUN Powwow will not be held in November. The event is typically hosted on campus on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced its cancellation. Almost all courses in the Fall semester will be held online, and access to campus is greatly reduced until further notice, especially in regards to group events.

"We love hosting the event, but we love the singers, dancers, and arts & crafts vendors even more. We want everyone to stay healthy," said Scott Andrews, who is the director of the American Indian Studies Program and the coordinator for the Annual CSUN Powwow.

Andrews said he was exploring the possibility of hosting the powwow in the Spring, and he said the event would definitely return in November 2021.

The powwow has been held on campus most years since the 1970s. November's event would have been the 37th CSUN Powwow. The event is sponsored by AIS, the American Indian Student Association, the University Student Union, the Associated Students, and CSUN Parking Services.