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KU’s Annual Powwow Is Back In-Person

Mackenzie LaPorte 

Lawrence, KS – The University of Kansas is celebrating its annual Indigenous Powwow celebration on April 9, 2022.

The University of Kansas and the Indigenous community come together every year to join in on this celebration. 

KU graduate Tweesna Rose Mills joins us in launching the event and giving us her thoughts on this year’s Powwow. Mills has been attending Powwows since before 2005. She was asked to be a head-dancer in last year’s celebration. 

Due to covid, the Powwow was virtual, forcing the community to be apart. 

“There was a lack of community in last year’s Powwow due to the Indigenous community being apart. But being able to come together in person and be outside instead of on a stage is such an amazing thing.”

Mills hopes that people from near and far come to join in on the celebration. 

“It’s okay not knowing, and it’s okay to ask questions. We have these events for a reason. In hopes that people come in with an open mind to learn and understand our culture.”

The Powwow event is free and open to the public. There will be several events coming up to kick off the Powwows countdown. 

For more information on Ku’s Powwow and the prior events go to