2008.04.07 > For Immediate Release
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Inter-Tribal Student Council Pow Wow Set for April 12
Omaha - Native-American spirit will take center stage at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) on Saturday, April 12, during the tenth annual pow wow event, which will run from 2 to 8 p.m. at Sapp Fieldhouse.
The Grand Entry will begin at 2 p.m., and dinner will be served at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Registration for participating dancers and vendors will begin at noon.
Native-American dance, drum groups and singing are among the activities planned for the pow wow. It will feature the participation of the following individuals from their designated tribes:
- Jessica Hodges (Yankton Sioux), emcee;
- Gustavo-Goose Resendez (Omaha), arena director;
- Ruben Zendejas (Omaha), hoop dancer;
- Israel Tomayo (Lakota/Omaha), head man;
- Wiyo Edwards (Lakota/Omaha), head woman;
- Urban Crew, host northern drum; and
- White Coat Singers, host southern drum.
The pow wow is being sponsored by the UNO Inter-Tribal Student Council and Native American Studies at UNO, and the Nebraska Arts Council.
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UNO will celebrate its 100th anniversary beginning October 8, 2008. This celebration will recognize the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.
UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.
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