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25th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow

powwow 25th anniversary

Experience Native American Culture

April 28-29, Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building
Grand entry at noon and 7 p.m. on Saturday; noon on Sunday

Weather Forecast

The forecast calls for chance of rain showers this weekend. Please note that Powwow will be moved indoors to the Jordan Ballroom, Student Union Building.

Showcasing the customs of Native Americans in full regalia, the competition draws performers from all over the U.S. and Canada. “The Powwow weekend is filled with dancers and drummers,” said Ro Parker, the director of Multicultural Student Services.  “If folks want an opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture of the first people, this is a great opportunity.”

Powwow also features demonstrations and storytelling, and vendors will be selling traditional crafts and original artwork. General admission is $6; children under 12 are $4; students with a Boise State ID are free, and non-perishable food donations will be taken at the door for the Native American Council of Boise. Parking in the Lincoln Garage- enter license plate # and the code word “POWWOW.”

Non-perishable food donations for the Native American Council of Boise (NACOB) will be taken at the door.

seven arrows contest

Native American drum in middle of circle of people wearing traditional clothing

MC- Tyson Shay
AD- J Dallas Gudgell
Host Drum: Medicine Thunder from Fort Hall

Co-sponsored by Intertribal Native Council of Boise State, Red River Powwow Association, ASBSU, MLK Living Legacy, and Marriott SpringHill Suites.


The Annual Seven Arrows Powwow is one of Boise State’s signature events, featuring song, dance, storytelling and demonstrations—two days of high-energy performance and full regalia pageantry that highlights the rich heritage of Native Americans.

If you sell beadwork, jewelry, art and other traditional Native crafts, you’ll want to participate. Showcase your wares at this great and vibrant cultural gathering.

Craft Vendor Application (.pdf)
Food Vendor Application (.pdf)

For venue, vendor or general information, call Multicultural Student Services (208) 426-5950.

Beautiful traditional beadwork