Up to 1,000 persons are expected to attend Hartnell College's pow wow on Saturday, April 30.
The event, to be held from noon to 8 p.m. on the lawn area in front of the library, is open to the public. There is no admission charge. A pow wow is the Native American people's way of meeting together, according to Patric Aledo, HIIP president. "It's a time for Native Americans to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones", he said.
Hartnell held pow wows for several years, but not in recent times, according to Aledo. "We look forward to reviving this tradition and invite the campus and community to participate", he said.
The pow wow is sponsored by the a student club called Honoring Indigenous Intertribal Peoples (HIIP) and Hartnell's Center for International/Intercultural Education in association with the Candelaria American Indian Council of Salinas and the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley.
For more information on the pow wow, call Patric Aledo at (831) 776-9266 or HIIP Vice President Rick Larios at (831) 801-1284.