Spring Pow Wow at Madison College honors Native American traditions and culture


The Madison College Annual Spring Pow Wow promises to be a vibrant celebration of Native American heritage and culture. Set for April 27 at Madison College's Truax Campus, the event will bring together singers and dancers from tribal nations across Wisconsin.

The lineup of invited drummers, including Wind Eagle, Fire Nation, Twin Tails, Ho-Chunk Station, and Little Priest Singers, along with the award-winning host drum Hay Creek promises to have the Redsten Gym rocking. Dancers will showcase their skills and have the opportunity to earn prize money while competing in dance styles, including men’s dance, women’s dance, applique special, singer championship, potato dance, and bells.  The color guard presentation by Lac du Flambeau Veterans will pay homage to the community's military service.

“The pow-wow isn't solely focused on singing and dancing; it's a holistic experience with art, food, and a silent auction,” says Madison College Student Program Advisor Katie Ackley. “With over 20 vendors offering traditional crafts and apparel, attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Native American culture.”

Person performing at a pow wow.
The Spring Pow Wow at Madison College on April 27 is free and open to the public. Photo credit-nbiishplease photography



Organized by Madison College's Native American Student Association (NASA), in collaboration with the Madison College Intercultural Exchange and the Division of College, Culture and Climate the event underscores the college's commitment to fostering cultural understanding and inclusivity.

For anyone interested in experiencing the beauty of Native American traditions firsthand, the Madison College Spring Pow Wow is a must-attend. And the best part? It's free and open to the public, welcoming everyone to join in the April 27 festivities. The pow-wow afternoon session will begin at 1 p.m. and the evening session will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit Madison College’s Native American Student Association Facebook page. 



WHAT: Madison College Annual Spring Pow Wow, free and open to the public

HOSTS: Madison College Native American Student Association (NASA), Madison College International Exchange, and the Madison College Culture and Climate department.

WHEN: Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. with grand entry times at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.

WHERE: Madison College Truax Campus, 1701 Wright St. Redsten Gym. Free parking.