Pow Wow: As Long As We Dance

September 25, 2020
7:00pm Eastern Time
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Join WPSU as we celebrate Native American Day by watching the original WPSU documentary As Long As We Dance, followed by Bare Feet: The Lumbee Dance. Following the screening, we will discuss the documentaries with members of the Native American community and will learn more about the cultures, languages, and traditions that are a part of the hundreds of tribes represented in the United States.

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5 minutes

September 25, 2020


As Long As We Dance

As Long As We Dance is a glimpse inside the final New Faces of An Ancient People Traditional American Indian Powwow held in State College, PA. The 30-minute documentary features the stories of American Indian dancers, drummers, vendors and organizers from various tribes, many who travel hundreds of miles to participate in the powwow each year. As Long As We Dance shows the powwow’s impact on the participants and the surrounding central Pennsylvania community. There is an old American Indian saying that, “As long as we dance we shall know who we are.” The powwow is a place where people find themselves, connect with their culture and pass on their traditions to the next generation.

105 bare feet with mickela mallozzi


120 minutes


  • Tamra

    Tamra is the Event Coordinator for WPSU.


  • Fawn Patchell

    Fawn Patchell is a White Mountain Apache and a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She works as a data analyst for Penn State University's Office of Student Aid.

  • Hollie Kulago

    Hollie Kulago is a member of the Navajo Nation and is an Associate professor of Education (Curriculum & Supervision) in Penn State University's College of Education.

  • Tracy Peterson

    Tracy Peterson is a member of the Navajo Nation and is the Director of Student Transitions and Pre-College Programs for Penn State's Center for Engineering Outreach and Inclusion.

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