Cliff Matias
Columbia University Powwow committee members Sara Chase, Cholena Smith and Duncan Munson

'Taking Back Manhattan' Pow Wow a Success

Cliff Matias
April 15, 2013

Yesterday, April 14, Native American students at Columbia University hosted their third annual pow wow, dubbed "Taking Back Manhattan." Members of the New York City Native American community and hundreds of students, both Native and non-Native alike, turned out to dance and celebrate American Indian culture on a beautiful spring day on the campus of the 259-year-old Ivy League university. 

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Columbia University Native Students Are Taking Back Manhattan.


Native American Council of Columbia University

Redhawk Native American Arts Council

3rd Annual Columbia University Powwow Facebook page

Men's traditional dancer Craig Merrick, right, dances, with Manhattan as a backdrop. (Cliff Matias)