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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.