The University of Utah’s Inter-Tribal Student Association presents the 45th Annual Powwow on April 7 & 8 in the Union Ballroom. The term “powwow” originates from a Narragansett word, pau wau. It became an instrumental platform for passing down knowledge such as language, song, dance and medicine. Today, the Powwow at the U is an opportunity for tribal members throughout the Intermountain West and others to meet to honor the cultural and religious practices of the American Indian community. The ceremonial Grand Entry is a cultural and spiritual tradition where a parade of participants enters the dance circle hosted by northern and southern drummers. Although the Powwow is free and open to the public, the organizers encourage attendees to be mindful, respectful and adhere to proper powwow etiquette.