VIDEO: 41st Annual Stanford Powwow Around Town, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on May 15, 2012 at 3:44 pm
Mother's Day always means something additional at Stanford University: the Stanford Powwow. The powwow featured traditional dancing, songs, a drum contest, a fun run and a colorful, popular cultural gathering. Video by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.
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Posted by P.A. Native, a resident of Mountain View, on May 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm
No worries MissedIt!, the Pow Wow will be back next year. I'm still a bit surprised that Stanford continues the tradition, but it's a good surprised. Nice to see the Native culture getting some recognition.
When you do bring your family, don't forget to stay until they open the dance circle to everyone. It's truly something to see!
Posted by local gurl, a resident of the Greenmeadow neighborhood, on May 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm
Thanks to pressure from the Native American students and greater community concerned about the "Indians" moniker, Stanford abandoned its ill-advised use of the name and mascot. It then over-reacted by implementing use of a color ("Cardinal" as in cardinal red) instead of any kind of other mascot name or figure. Go figure. Oh well, I guess there won't be any complaints about that from any corner of the world . . .
Posted by VoxPop, a resident of the Old Palo Alto neighborhood, on May 17, 2012 at 8:31 pm
@local gurl: Stanford, the institution didn't pick cardinal, the students did. But only after their first choice, the "Robber Barons," was rejected by the institution. I think that moniker would have been a better fit, given Senator Stanford's history. By the way, Stanford does have a mascot -- the Tree.