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The 4th Annual SCU PowWow

May 4, 2024


The Native American Coalition for Change (NACC) and Santa Clara University are pleased to announce the details for the 4th Annual Powwow.

The event will take place on the St. Ignatius Lawn on the Santa Clara University Campus from  10 AM - 7 PM on Saturday May 4, 2024. This is a free and public event, so please spread the word to friends and family and we hope to see you there! (Show your interest on our Facebook Page @SCUPowwow)

For those of you who are not familiar with what a powwow entails, it is a gathering of tribes from across the U.S. to celebrate music, dance, culture and food through ceremony, celebration and trade. At this all-day event, music and dance will continue throughout the day alongside open food and craft vendors with breaks facilitating specific indigenous cultural exhibitions.


PowWow 2024

Call for Vendors

UPDATE:  As of 4/20/24, we are during a waitlist.  Any applications received after this date will be added to the waitlist.

All vendor applications have been reviewed and notification has been sent.  If questions, please reach out to 


We are excited to officially open the Call for Vendors for the 4th Annual SCU PowWow

In order to be considered as a Vendor, please complete the application. Once your application has been received, it will be reviewed by the PowWow committee and you will then receive instructions on the next steps. Space is limited and we will do our best to honor all requests.

The deadline for application requests will be March 15, 2024. If you have questions, please reach out to: 

NOTE: **Completing the application does not mean that you have been accepted as a Vendor**.  Please wait for confirmation before making any travel plans.

PowWow Schedule

(As of 4/20/24)

10:00am Vendor Area Opens
10:30am Gourd Dance
11:30am Muwekma Welcome, Land Acknowledgement & Blessing
12:00pm University Welcome
12:15pm Grand Entry
1:00pm - 6:00pm Contesting - Dances
6:00pm Closing Song and Dance Out
7:00pm PowWow Concludes

Planning Committee

  • Claire Alford, NACC President and PowWow Chair
  • Isabela Erfort
  • Jacklyn Alonzo Heredia
  • Kathy Kale, Native/Indigenous Employee Resource Group
  • Elizabeth Rand, Campus Ministry
  • Bernell Nevil III, Office for Multicultural Learning
  • Ray Plaza, Office for Diversity and Inclusion

For More Information

If you have questions about the upcoming PowWow, please reach out to:

PowWow Chair: Claire Alford, 

PowWow Advisors: Ray Plaza, & Bernell Nevil,