The On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow Committee invites Madison schools to their large scale Native American cultural event. Last year, the OWASP 2016 was a huge success with over 8,000 campus and community members in attendance. This year the 48th OWASP will be held April 1-2 at the Alliant Energy Center (Pavilion 1). Once again this event will be free and open to the public and will offer participants a Native American cultural experience rarely seen in this area. This year with early planning the powwow committee has been able to consult with Native community members and campus partners to make sure that the powwow can grow in scope and impact.
A unique feature of the OWASP is the Kids Corner. This interactive learning area is focused on STEM and traditional Native language initiatives including sustainable agriculture, wildlife management, and cultural and material studies among others.
The On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow 2017 will provide an opportunity to learn outside of the classroom, participating in a contemporary Native event, and enhances the Wisconsin Experience by providing the campus and surrounding community the opportunity to share and to learn the culture of the people indigenous to this area. The On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow 2017 is an attempt to bridge the boundaries of the University and all of the eleven Tribal Nations which reside in the state.
We hope to see you and your students at this event!