On Sunday, April 2nd I was able to attend and volunteer at the UCO Annual Spring Powwow.

This is the oldest multicultural event that UCO has!

When I first signed up to help, I didn't really know what to expect.

I thought that I would just be volunteering at their cakewalk, but I was able to experience more things.

Towards the end of the powwow the MC opened the dancing floor to non Native people. My friend encouraged me to go to the dance floor, but before I did she gave me a shawl to wrap around myself. She explained to me that before a woman goes into the powwow circle they have to do this.

Besides volunteering to help with the popcorn machine, I was able to experience this Native American tradition, socialized with others, and listen to Native American chants.