Skip to main content

Seven Arrows Powwow

Experience Native American Culture

Showcasing the customs of Native Americans in full regalia, the Seven Arrows Powwow attracts participants from all over the northwest and Canada. The event is planned with the student organization Intertribal Native Council and the support of the community. Powwow also features demonstrations, storytelling, and craft vendors.

For questions, email us at

Annual Seven Arrows Powwow

General Information

When: Saturday, March 30 to Sunday, March 31 2024

Grand Entry begins at 12pm and 7pm MST on Saturday, and 11am MST on Sunday.

Where: ExtraMile Arena

Parking is available in the West Stadium Parking Lot next to the arena.

Admission Fees:

  • General Admission: $6
  • Children 6-12: $4
  • Elders 65+/Children 0-5: FREE
  • Boise State Students with a valid ID: FREE

Head Staff

  • MC: Alec Bluff, Kalispel Tribe
  • Arena Director: Merlin Kickingwoman Sr., Blackfeet Tribe
  • Host Drum: Walking Buffalo, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Head Man: Cailan Dann, Shoshone-Bannock Tribe
  • Head Woman: Nadina Delgado, Te-moak Tribe of Western Shoshone

Contests and Specials

Contest Categories

  • Jr. Boys and Jr. Girls (7-12)
  • Teen Boys and Teen Girls (13-17)
  • Jr. Adult Men and Women (18-39)
  • Sr. Adult Men and Women (40-59)
  • Golden Age Men and Women (60+)
  • Drum Contest: 1st, 2nd, 3rd


  • Head Man’s Grass Special: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
  •  Head Woman Teen Girl’s Category All-Around: Fancy, Jingle, Traditional: 1st, 2nd, 3rd (each category)
  • Powwow Director’s Woman Fancy Shawl Special 18+: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and four consolations
  • Tiny Tots (every session)

Vendor and Volunteer Information


We are no longer accepting vendor applications for the 2024 Seven Arrows Powwow. Thank you for your interest!

Host Hotel

SpringHill Suites Marriott Boise Parkcenter

(208) 342-1044

Mention: Boise State Powwow


Interested in volunteering for the Powwow? Please submit our Volunteer Interest form and we’ll follow up with you soon!

This year’s Powwow is co-sponsored by Boise State Student Equity Center, Intertribal Native Council, MLK Living Legacy Committee, Coca-Cola, Kessler Keener Foundation and HP.

Participants from the 2023 Powwow