The Native American celebration known as a pow wow is typically a day-long event of singing, dancing, socializing and playing traditional games. The Narragansett tribe word “pow wow,” means “spiritual leader." But in popular American culture it has come to mean any gathering of Native Americans, though such use is considered offensive. As VOA Russian’s Maxim Moskalkov reports from a recent public pow wow, the events attract many who are interested in indigenous cultures and communities.
Beginning this weekend, "Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA," presents a wide variety of Latin American art exhibitions, music events and film screenings to Southern California audiences through January 2018. Arturo Martinez has the story from Los Angeles.