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WSAW: 47th annual AIRO Pow Wow at UWSP

May 8, 2022
AIRO Powwow dancers
AIRO holds its annual Powwow at UWSP.

Having not been held since 2019, the American Indians Reaching for Opportunities (AIRO) Pow Wow returned for its 47th rendition Saturday at UW-Stevens Point.

Wisconsin is home to eleven federally recognized American Indian tribes. The pow wow is organized and put on by UWSP students as a culmination of Native American Awareness Week.

“We’re actually on Ho-Chunk land right now,” said Arena Director Brian Jackson. “A lot of the student body at Stevens Point will make up Oneida, Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Ojibwe, you know, a lot of the students enrolled here.”

The pow wow features songs, drumming and dances from tribes around the state.