Culture In Motion

Werner University Center’s Pacific Room was filled with music, color and dance Saturday.

Dancers and musicians from across the country attended the event, hosted by the WOU’s Multicultural Student Union.

Polk County Itemizer-Observer
by Aaron Yost

Linda Meanus, 64, a Warm Springs-Yakima tribal member, dances on Saturday during the 22nd annual Pow Wow at Western Oregon University.
Linda Meanus, 64, a Warm Springs-Yakima tribal member, dances on Saturday during the 22nd annual Pow Wow at Western Oregon University.
David Yelloweye, 44, a Northern Cheyenne-Lakota, receives help with his dance outfit from his daughter Kimi Yelloweye before performing in a dance on Saturday.
David Yelloweye, 44, a Northern Cheyenne-Lakota, receives help with his dance outfit from his daughter Kimi Yelloweye before performing in a dance on Saturday.
James Thinn, right and Chet Clark — both Navajo (Dineeh) tribe members — beat out time as members of the Shoneah Drum Circle.
James Thinn, right and Chet Clark — both Navajo (Dineeh) tribe members — beat out time as members of the Shoneah Drum Circle.
Stuart Whitehead, 57, of Siletz, left, and Matt Ruff, 31, of McMinnville, take part in a men's traditional dance on Saturday during the Pow Wow at Western Oregon University. Both men are members of the Siletz Tribe.
Stuart Whitehead, 57, of Siletz, left, and Matt Ruff, 31, of McMinnville, take part in a men’s traditional dance on Saturday during the Pow Wow at Western Oregon University. Both men are members of the Siletz Tribe.