hosted a two-day festival Powwow on Saturday and Sunday. The annual event, in its second year, was expanded to two days of celebrations.
“I think the Powwow is an extremely important event. San Diego is home to 18 Native American reservations, more than any other county in the state, and it’s important that we reach out to these communities to let them know we’re accessible,” said UC San Diego junior and Native American Student Association (NASA) treasurer Shunya Wade.
This year’s Powwow is also the concluding event of UC San Diego’s yearlong recognition of California Native American (CANA) Day. The CANA events included a kick-off celebration, the “Akway Nyewa’a: Coming Back Home” photo exhibit, a Native American Film Festival and youth essay and art contest, the university said.