Omaha – Members from multiple tribal nations across the region will converge on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus on Saturday, April 26, for the annual “Wambli Sapa Memorial Pow Wow,” a celebration of history and culture.
Organized by UNO’s Inter-Tribal Student Council (ITSC), the Pow Wow will be held inside the Sapp Fieldhouse on UNO’s Dodge Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
A large procession of performers will begin the event at 1 p.m., which runs until 8 p.m., and dinner will be served for participants and guests at 5 p.m.
The Pow Wow will feature musical performances, arts and crafts displays and a winner-take-all dance contest.
The Wambli Sapa Memorial Pow Wow is named in honor of the legacy of Fred Leroy, a prominent Ponca leader and respected elder, who passed away in 2012. Leroy was a supporter and friend of Native students and the Native American Studies program at UNO.
For additional information please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 402.554.2129.
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