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Featured Event

2022 Santa Ynez Chumash Inter-tribal POW-WOW

POW WOW 022The Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow is a 2-day event, starting on Saturday morning, October 1st, 2022 in Santa Ynez. Over 300 Native American dancers and singers representing many of the tribes from Canada and the United States, attend annually to participate socially and competitively.

New Location: This year the pow-wow will be located at the corner of Meadowvale Road and Hwy 246 in Santa Ynez, Ca.

Point of Pride

In 2017, the Kiy’ap’aphaniš (Our Villages) Fund, named for the Chumash villages upon which UC Santa Barbara sits, scholarship was created. It supports the educational advancement of undergraduate and/or graduate students at UCSB who are helping to advance Native American issues in their communities. The Fund supports tuition or educational fees, travel for research or academic conferences, books and supplies, or other needs associated with scholarly studies. It also supports group programming efforts or projects in keeping with the spirit of supporting the scholarship and professional advancement of the Native American student community. To learn more and fill out an application, visit http://bit.ly/ourvillages