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2007.04.12 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

Ninth Annual Inter-Tribal Student Council Pow Wow Set for April 14

Omaha - Tribal drums will sound on campus at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Saturday, April 14, for the ninth annual UNO Inter-Tribal Student Council Pow Wow. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Sapp Fieldhouse beginning at noon.       

Representatives from a variety of tribes will be on hand to promote unity, and provide academic support and awareness through traditional Native-American dance, drum groups and singing. Registration for participating dancers and vendors will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the grand entry at noon.  Dinner will be served at the Milo Bail Student Center Food Court at 3:30 p.m. Staff and dancers for the event are from the Omaha/Council Bluffs and local region of Native America.  All dancers and drummers are welcome.

The event will feature the following individuals:

* Head man dancer –Will Simmons, (Omaha/Yankton);

* Head woman dancer – Ruby Alice Wright,  (OtoeMissouria/Ponca);

* Host Southern drum –Sheridan Boyz;

* Lead: Antoine Edwards Jr., (Lakota/Omaha);

* Host Northern drum –Young Nations;

* Master of Ceremonies –Jeramie Colvin, (Oklahoma Seminole) and Taneesha Conner, (Santee Sioux);

* Color Guard –Warrior Society of Omaha, (Omaha); and

* Arena Director –Andre Fast Horse, (Lakota).

Event sponsors include the Nebraska Arts Council, UNO Native American Studies, UNO Inter-Tribal Student Council, UNO Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, UNO Office of Recruitment and the UNO Office of Student Affairs. For more information, contact (402) 554-2758.

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