Annual "Learning to Walk Together" Pow wow

The Native American Student Association

will host the
24th annual "Learning To Walk Together" Traditional Pow wow

Saturday, March 18, 2017


Mens TraditionalSaturday Grand EntriesFancy Shawl

Noon and 6pm EST 

Doors open to the public at 11 a.m. EST

General admission ticket price - $5

NMU students FREE w/NMU ID





2017 Head Staff

Arena Director:


Head Male Dancer:


Invited Drum:  


Fire Keeper:


Head Female Dancer:


Invited Drum:


Head Veteran Dancer:


Host Drum:


Invited Drum:




Honor Guard:


Invited Drum:


Honor Guard


The pow wow begins with the grand entry and the flag song followed by veterans' honor song.  All Veterans - male/female, Native/non-Native are honored this way.  The Emcee will provide information on the dances including:  male and female traditional dances, jingle dress and grass dance, and male and female fancy dance.  Social dances, such as the inter-tribal, round dance and two-step, are also featured and the audience is invited to participate.  Artisan and vendor booths provide a variety of craft items, reference materials, and food.  A pow wow can truly be a cultural learning experience.

With any new experience, it may be helpful to know certain cultural protocols as you participate or watch the events unfold before you. The Emcee will provide some information and we also put together a Pow wow Etiquette sheet to help. 


 NASA table
To volunteer, complete the volunteer form and drop off at 112 Whitman Hall: PW17 Volunteer Form (will be available soon)

Organizing a pow wow is a lot of work.  The Pow wow Committee appreciates all the volunteers who take their time to assist us.  We will be seeking volunteers in a number of areas - kitchen/dining, set-up/tear-down, security/runners, and front desk. 

We will have two volunteer orientations the week of the pow wow for those who are not familiar with all the activities. NASA will go over information on the NASA pow wow committee, the pow wow, the feast, and the volunteer responsibilities. See the Volunteer Handbook for general information on pow wow protocol. 

Any questions, please contact the NASA Co-presidents - Kristina Misegan, or Daabii Reinhardt, or feel free to call the Center (906) 227-1397.


We are especially grateful to the many volunteers who help in so many ways!


Vendor Information - Vendor booths are by invitation only. 


Chi Miigwech to the following contributors who help make our pow wow a success!!

Dr. WongThis event is hosted by the Native American Student Association of NMU with coordinated efforts by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and the Native American Language and Culture Club.  The pow wow is made possible with support from the following NMU departments:

Academic Affairs/Office of the Provost, Center for Native American Studies, Multicultural Education and Resource Center, College of Arts and Sciences, DeVos Art Museum, Psychology Department, Charter Schools, and History Department.

Special thanks to the Chris Kibit and the Culinary Arts Program, Chris Busch and the PEIF staff, Audio Visual, and Maintenance.


Community contributions are also appreciated from: 

L.R. and Christine Swadley

2005 LTWT Pow wow

2005 LTWT Pow wow

If you would like to learn more about the pow wow or to become a contributor, contact Kristina Misegan (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community) with the Native American Student Association at or 906-227-1397. 

See LTWT photo highlights on Flickr.

2016 Pow wow Highlights

NASA invited Keith Secola to perform in concert on the Friday before the pow wow. See photo highlights of W16 Keith Secola Concert. Allison Kublin created a unique poster to promote the concert - see Keith Secola Poster
See the W16 LTWT Poster. See photos at the CNAS Flickr site: W16 23rd LTWT Pow wow


2015 Pow wow Highlights

Listen as Indigenous Insights, Mitch Bolo interviews Kristina Misegan, NASA President, Indigenous Interview - Kristina Misegan
See the W15 LTWT Poster or the W15 LTWT Early Bird Flyer.


2014 Pow wow Highlights
See the 2014 LTWT Pow wow Poster


2013 Pow wow
Unfortunately, due to lack of resources, NASA was not able to host the pow wow in 2013. 


2012 Pow wow highlights
This two-day event marked our 20th annual pow wow!  It was held on Saturday, March 17 - Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Vandament Arena.  See the LTWT Poster! 


2011 pow wow

2010 pow wow

Kahurangi and Pow wow poster here

Kahurangi Maori Highlights

Pow Wow Poster here



POW WOW 2010 Highlights


Pictures from the Learning to Walk Together Pow wows past: 


2002 Hand Drum Contest




Head Male and Female Dancers 2004 LTWT Pow wow






Mens Traditional Fancy Shawl Dancer
2005 LTWT Pow wow



2005 LTWT Pow wow

2005 LTWT Pow wow



CNAS Staff




2003 LTWT Pow wow