Southern Oregon University's Native American Student Union will host a Tribal Gathering and Welcome Back Pow Wow Saturday at Ashland Middle School. Grand entries are planned at noon and 6:30 p.m.

Southern Oregon University's Native American Student Union will host a Tribal Gathering and Welcome Back Pow Wow Saturday at Ashland Middle School. Grand entries are planned at noon and 6:30 p.m.

Held in conjunction with the powwow will be an Indigenous Corn Festival, set for 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the middle school. The festival will include indigenous corn cultivation, preservation and preparation techniques, instruction on preparing corn for grinding, hands-on tortilla making and sample food, drinks and candies made from corn.

The festival also will include traditional dances and a tamale contest.

For more information, phone 245-1625.