Mother's Day always means something additional at Stanford University: the Stanford Powwow. The powwow features traditional dancing, songs, a drum contest, a fun run and a colorful, popular cultural gathering.
Festivities began Friday, May 11, with special performances starting at 5 p.m. Dancers made their grand entrances at the 7 p.m. Grand Entry, which also included an invocation and welcome address. Social dances, intertribal events and a dance competition continued until the 11 p.m. closing song.
The annual celebration of Native-American culture went through Sunday, May 13. For more information about the weekend, go to stanfordpowwow.org.
Video by Veronica Weber/Palo Alto Online.