Youth-led Powwow for the Planet Comes to UNLV April 23, 2022

Las Vegas, Nevada March 30, 2022 – The Las Vegas urban Indigenous community organized a grassroots planning committee to plan a youth-led, Pow Wow [1] for the Planet, during Earth Week, April 18-22, to advocate for the protection of sacred sites, climate action, and a more sustainable world.  Please join us in supporting this event and local Indigenous organizations committed to engaging youth in environmental conservation education and advocacy![2] 

The planning committee advocates and will fight for Avi Kwa Ame to be designated as a national monument!

Avi Kwa Ame (Ah-VEE kwa-meh) is the Mojave name for Spirit Mountain and the surrounding landscape in Southern Nevada.  It’s the source of life and place of origin for 10 Yuman-speaking tribes of the Mojave, Hualapai, Yavapai, Havasupai, Quechan, Maricopa, Pai Pai, Halchidhoma, Cocopah, and Kumeyaay.  It’s sacred land to the Hopi and Chemehuevi Paiute people.  (Source: ). 

Please show your support and sign the petition at

Pow Wow for the Planet will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) campus. It will feature traditional powwow dancing & vendors.  Vendor Check-in begins at 9:00 am.

Pow Wow for the Planet

Saturday, April 23

UNLV Campus

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.

Las Vegas, NV 89154

Thank you for your support!  Photos and Interviews available upon request