|NC State’s Native American community hosted two significant events during the spring semester, an end-of-year banquet, held on March 23, 2018, and the annual NC State Powwow, held on April 7, 2018.
On April 7, NC State celebrated its 28th annual Powwow in Carmichael Gymnasium. Despite the rainy, cold weather, hundreds attended, making it a record number for attendance and participation. Tribal chairman of the Lumbee tribe Harvey Godwin and Miss Indian North Carolina Raven Dial-Stanley attended, as well as representatives from across the campus, ranging from Admissions, Housing, the Women’s center, Study Abroad and Interim Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity Sheri Schwab.
This year’s Powwow featured drum groups, dancers and vendors from all over the state who represented the tribal diversity of all eight of North Carolina’s tribes and some from across the United States. The Powwow was hosted by the Multicultural Student Affairs, the Native American Student Association (NASA) and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES).