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Southern Miss Powwow

An annual tradition will be renewed on USM's Hattiesburg campus when the Southern Miss Powwow returns to celebrate the culture and traditions of Native peoples.

The public will be able to participate in dance competitions, music, and art, as well as enjoy food from local vendors. The day’s activities will begin with Gourd Dancing at 11 a.m. and Grand Entry at 2 p.m.  Among other activities to follow, the powwow will honor several of its supporters and participants who have passed, including long-time emcee Harold Comby; the first recipient of the Tradition Keepers Award, Pearlie Thomas; and two of its Head Men, Ryan Bell, and Matthew Santella. The event’s closing song is set for 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 11:00am to 6:00pm

Spirit Park
121 W Memorial Dr, Hattiesburg, MS 39406