Powwows are large social gatherings of Native Americans who follow traditional dances started centuries ago by their ancestors, and which continually evolve to include contemporary aspects. These events of drum music, dancing, singing, artistry and food, are attended by Natives and non-Natives, all of whom join in the dancing and take advantage of the opportunity to see old friends and teach the traditional ways to a younger generation. Repository: National Museum of the American Indian

Task Forces + Working Groups

Task Forces and Working Groups are ad hoc Committees established to work on a specific task or project for a defined period of time.

Task Force

A Task Force is an ad hoc Committee of the Board.  Task Forces are established to work on a defined task or activity with a stated term of 12 months (with extension possible).  Based on the activity or tasks, a Task Force may be extended by a vote of the Board.  A Task Force may have multiple projects, tasks or activities.

Task Forces

Working Groups

A Working Group is an ad hoc Committee of the Membership where a collection of members come together to achieve a single, stated objective or project.  A working group might involve members from different committees or individual members collaborating on a project.  Unlike a Task Force, a Working Group is formed by individual members or committees and does not need a vote of the Board to be established, but does notify the Board of its charge/mission and the intended term (e.g. one year, six months, etc).