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.
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