Welcome to the North Carolina School of
Science and Mathematics Powwow
A powwow is part family reunion, part cultural celebration,
part social gathering, and part educational opportunity. Powwows
have evolved in “Indian Country” as an important
way for Native American people to keep their traditions alive.
Powwows also serve as a way of sharing the culture of Native
American people with others. Powwows provide a time for original
languages to be spoken, for old songs to be sung, for new songs
to be sung, and the friendships to be made and strengthened.
Competition singing and dancing are popular at many powwows.
At the NCSSM Powwow we replace the contests with the good times
possible when like-minded people come together to learn about
and celebrate the culture of the First People of this continent.
This powwow is put on by Akwe:kon (pronounced A-quay-go), the
Native American Club at the school. Akwe:kon is the Mohawk word
for "all of us together." We welcome you to join "all
of us together" at our powwow and hope your time with us
is both meaningful and enjoyable.