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Boozhoo! You’re invited to the 51st annual BSU Powwow, which returns to the BSU Gymnasium on Saturday, April 20.

Grand Entry ceremonies are scheduled for noon and 6 p.m., while a BSU graduate special is scheduled for 1 p.m. Food, dancers, specials and more are on tap, as well.

Bemidji State alumnus Wes Jourdain will emcee; Rodney Johnson Jr. will be the arena director; P-Town Boyz will serve as the host drum; Lee Lussier Jr. is the cultural advisor; and sound will be provided by RC Sound.

We hope to see you there!

About the powwow

Each year, the Council of Indian Students proudly host a campus- and community-wide powwow to celebrate their unique history, traditions and culture. This is an opportunity for everyone to come together and experience the beauty of Anishinaabe heritage.

Established in 1972, the powwow is one of the longest-running campus events and an important tradition that brings Native American dancers and drummers, students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members together to celebrate the American Indian people who first called the land on which Bemidji State sits home.


April 20
12:00 pm


BSU Gymnasium
19th St NE Physical Education Complex
Bemidji, 56601 United States
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