Planning for powwow is led by a committee of Native students from Harvard College and Harvard graduate schools. The singers, artists, and dancers that join us are from all over — the Harvard community, the greater Boston area, and from tribes across the U.S. and Canada.
To ensure a successful powwow each year, our students complement funding provided by the University with outside funding and in-kind donations from generous organizations, local businesses and individuals. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about in-kind donations.
Fun Fact: The first reoccurring Harvard powwow started in 1995 with three major goals:
- Boost the visibility of the small Native American student community – both within the Harvard campus and amongst the larger Cambridge and Boston communities.
- Allow for the Native students at Harvard to have more direct and deliberate opportunity to connect with the original tribal nations here in the New England area.
- The third major goal was an attempt for Native students to bring a little bit of home and family to life in their experiences here at Harvard.