The 30th Annual Carolina Indian Circle Powwow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The powwow was a great success and looks to be around for many more years to come.
“[The powwow has] grown larger and larger and we’ve seen more support from the University community as the powwow was grown over the years,” said Amy Locklear Hertel, director of Carolina’s American Indian Center. “We’re even seeing the Chapel Hill community embracing the powwow. We see the Chancellor embracing powwow. The Chancellor has been to our powwow every year since she became chancellor here.”
Hertel hopes that powwow isn’t just a one-time exposure, but a starting point for students and the community member to learn more about the culture.
“I hope that students come into powwow and experience it in a way that encourages them to want to learn more, to understand and learn, to seek out the community on campus and learn more about American Indian people and culture,” she said. “I hope that it’s a beginning of a journey for others.”
Photo by Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill