Clark College Hosts Annual Powwow Nov. 3

For Immediate Release 
 October 27, 2023 

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Educating for the seventh generation: A celebration of indigenous cultures

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- On Friday, Nov. 3, Clark College welcomes the community to its annual Powwow event as it hosts “Educating for the Seventh Generation,” a celebration of Indigenous cultures. The free, public event will be held in the Gaiser Student Center on Clark College’s main campus, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Doors open at 5 p.m. Grand entry begins at 6 p.m. Stage space is limited. Drummers will participate by invitation only. All dancers are welcome.

Staff educating the future generation of indigenous cultures

Since 2009, Clark College has celebrated Indigenous cultures during the first weekend of November (Native American Heritage Month) with a powwow that includes music, dance, food, vendors, honoring of veterans, and the announcement of the Dreamcatcher Scholarship honoring our vision of Educating for the Seventh Generation.

Clark College coordinates and hosts this annual event in honor of Native American Heritage Month. It is one of four annual signature events hosted by the college to celebrate diverse cultures. “Educating for the Seventh Generation” references our responsibility to teach the future Seventh Generation to maintain our resources, traditions, and customs. It is the way of caring and preserving for the Seventh Generation, which is a true sustainable practice to consider the impacts of every decision for the next seven generations into the future.

A couple of POWWOW dancers during a performance

Powwow Schedule:

Driving directions and parking maps are available at the Getting to Clark page. Anyone needing accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in this event should contact Clark College’s Human Resources office prior to the event via phone: 360-992-2105 or email

Thanks to the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington for their generous support.

Donate: Donations are accepted for the event through Clark College Foundation at and click on "give." Under designation, select "other" and enter "powwow."

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About Clark College

Logo with the words '1933-2023, 90 years' written in the center, with twinkling stars surrounding the logo

Founded in 1933 and celebrating its 90th year, Clark College provides residents of Southwest Washington with affordable, high-quality academic and technical education. It is a public community college offering more than 100 degree and certificate programs, including bachelor’s and associate degrees; professional certificates; high school diplomas and GED preparation; and non-credit community and continuing education. Clark serves a wide range of students including high school students, displaced workers, veterans, parents, non-native English speakers, and mature learners. Approximately three-quarters of its students are in the first generation of their families to attend college.