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3rd Annual Cuyamaca College Powwow

February 04, 2017

In front of the B-Building

Maria Gearhart, (619) 660-4419, maria.gearhart@gcccd.edu

The Native American Student Alliance (NASA) at Cuyamaca College is hosting its 3rd Annual Powwow 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in front of the Communication Arts complex, Building B. The powwow aims to promote Native American heritage, with a variety of activities, including Bird Singing, a native singing style of the Kumeyaay people honoring the culture and traditions of the local tribes of this region.Cuyamaca is an adaptation of a Kumeyaay phrase, “Ekwiiyemak,” which writers have translated to mean “behind the clouds,” “above rain,” and “the place where the rain comes from heavens.”  No matter the translation, Cuyamaca College's ties to the Native American community and culture are strong, with its location on once indigenous land and its close proximity to many reservations. The powwow will include arts and craft vendors, food vendors, drums, native dances and more. Admission and parking will be free.


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