Photography courtesy Alteza Films

45th Annual łatwa ina Pow-Wow


A free community event featuring Indigenous dancers, singers and a marketplace, plus affordable fry bread. Presented by the Native American Student Association and university partners.


Saturday, May 18
Grand entry at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Doors open at noon
Gill Coliseum, 660 SW 26th St., Corvallis


Join livestream: Starts at 6 p.m.


head staff

MC: Nick Sixkiller
Arena Director: Anthony Bluehorse
Head Woman Dancer: Linda Meanus
Head Man Dancer: Monty Herron
Grand Ronde Honor Guard
Host Drum: Black Lodge
Honor Drum: Star Horse

First 10 walk on drum pay: $375 per session

Contest Categories

 Jingle, Grassdance, Women’s Fancy, Men’s Fancy, Women’s Traditional, Men’s Traditional (all ages)

First place: $1,000 
Second place: $750 
Third place: $500

Specials: Head Dancer MMIW/P, NASA Tiny Tot


Drugs and alcohol not tolerated at this event.

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by contacting Christy Jones at 541-737-3628 or [email protected].

Oregon State University łatwa ina Royalty Program

Sponsored by the Native American Student Association and the Office of Institutional Diversity in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs

Apply by April 28! The 2024 łatwa ina Royalty will be presented with the Oregon State University regalia at the łatwa ina Pow-Wow taking place at Gill Coliseum (OSU Corvallis campus) on May 18. The łatwa ina Royalty will continue to represent the OSU Native and Indigenous community at  surrounding Pow-Wows and cultural events. This is a paid internship with a travel stipend. Read below for details and to apply. 

Apply to Royalty Program



In an effort to support relations between the Native and Indigenous OSU community and broader Tribal nations and Indigenous communities in the region surrounding the Corvallis campus, the łatwa ina Royalty Program will offer an OSU student an opportunity to represent Oregon State University at surrounding Pow-Wows and cultural events. The łatwa ina Royalty will serve as an ambassador at these events to represent the OSU Native and Indigenous community.


Students assuming the role of łatwa ina Royalty will:

  • Represent the OSU Native and Indigenous community at designated surrounding Pow-Wows and cultural events.

  • Attend key university programs in their capacity as łatwa ina Royalty (i.e., Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Annual Salmon Bake).

  • Attend and represent OSU at key recruitment and/or welcome events (i.e., Orange & Black Days, Black & Indigenous Welcome, Tribal youth visits).

  • Meet minimum academic and enrollment requirements of program.

  • Return łatwa ina Royalty crown and other beadwork upon completion of their term.

In supporting the łatwa ina Royalty program, OSU will:

  • Provide a travel stipend of $200 per Pow-Wow or cultural event outside of Corvallis that the student is expected to attend.

  • Provide a $3,000 paid internship each year to the student serving as łatwa ina Royalty.

  • Assist łatwa ina Royalty in identifying which Pow-Wows and cultural events should be attended annually.

  • Review budget annually to ensure needs of program are being met.


The łatwa ina Royalty program will be reviewed annually to ensure the program is adequately funded and the needs of the OSU Native and Indigenous community are being met.

Selection of łatwa ina Royalty will be completed through an application process. Members of the selection committee will include student representatives from the Native American Student Association and the kaku-ixt mana ina haws as well as two OSU faculty/staff familiar with Pow-Wow protocols and royalty responsibilities. Criteria and scoring matrix will be reviewed annually by the łatwa ina Royalty selection committee prior to the spring selection process.