EUGENE, Ore. — Lane Community College’s annual powwow is one of the largest in the northwest, bringing participants from across the country.
Thanks to the milder spring weather, LCC is finally able to have its annual powwow, which was originally set for December but had to be postponed due to a snow storm.
The powwow is put on by the Native American Student Association of Lane Community College. Organizers say the key to the powwow is to bring all different cultures together, while educating the audience on Native American culture. A big part of the event, of course, is the dancing.
“People come and see us as we are and not just watch us but to join us. The floor will be open at times for all people to dance,” said James Florendo, an LCC staff member and event organizer.
“It’s amazing. words can’t describe how great it is. It’s so upbeat and it just brings everybody into a good mood,” said Aimee Wilson, the head woman dancer.
Dancers say many of them started at a young age and they enjoy seeing the kids take part in the dancing.