Beyond the Circle is a multigenerational performance group that represents the Navajo, Ottawa, Ojibwe, Zuni and Apache tribes. They have performed and powwowed all over the United States sharing their heritage and culture through traditional song and dance. The performance is free and open to all.
We are excited to announce the return of the Trading Moon Powwow as part of the 10th annual Trading Moon Native American Arts Festival. The Powwow is an intertribal gathering, open to all, whether they are of Native American heritage or not.
The host drum group will drum and sing, dancers in tribal regalia will participate in traditional dances, and vendors will sell arts, crafts, and food. Admission and parking are FREE! For more information about parking lots on campus visit UCM Parking Services.
|Noon - 1:00 p.m.||Gourd Dance|
|1:30 p.m.||Grand Entry|
|2:45 - 5:00 p.m.||Intertribal|
|5:30 p.m.||Dinner Break|
|6:30 p.m.||Gourd Dance|
|7:00 p.m.||Grand Entry|
|7:30 - 9:00 p.m.||Intertribal|
Using this link you can view a recording of the evening exhibitions of the 2023 Trading Moon Powwow.
This event is open to the public and individuals are welcome to come and go as their schedule allows.
Students may use both events as entries in their multicultural passport.
The 10th annual Trading Moon Native American Dance and Arts Exhibition is made possible through grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Missouri Arts Council, and on campus sponsors including The Center for Multiculturalism and Inclusivity and the Office of Student Experience and Engagement.
|Head Singer/Drums:||AJ Esau|
|Head Man:||Will Hooton|
|Head Lady:||Nya Smith|
|Head Gourd:||Bob LaRoussa|
|Arena Director:||Ethan Tone-pah-hote|
Click to download the registration form
All dancers should complete a pre-registration form; doing so registers each dancer for the evening meal. Registered dancers will be provided a complimentary ticket for the evening meal.
Other guests are welcome to enjoy the evening meal for an entry charge of $9.29.
Established by Congress in 1965, the NEA is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the NEA supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America.
The Missouri Arts Council is the state agency dedicated—as public leader, partner, and catalyst—to broadening the growth, availability, and appreciation of the arts in Missouri and fostering the diversity, vitality, and excellence of Missouri’s communities, economy, and cultural heritage. The grants we award make possible quality arts programming to communities both large and small throughout the state.
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The Center for Multiculturalism and Inclusivity (CMI) at the University of Central Missouri works to create a campus atmosphere where people of all backgrounds, identities and perspectives feel welcome, secure and included. The Center helps connect underrepresented students to the resources, organizations and student support services they need to thrive—as UCM students and future professionals.