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2010.04.08 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Inter-Tribal Student Council to Host Pow Wow April 24

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Inter-Tribal Student Council (ITSC) will host an all nations pow wow Saturday, April 24, in the Sapp Fieldhouse.  Grand entry starts at noon, and dancing continues until 8 p.m. Admission is free, and traditional Native American food will be served. 

The pow wow theme is "Honoring Our Past and Celebrating Our Future."  The public is invited to join in the festivities, which bring together Native Americans and non-Natives to honor the generations with indigenous dance, song, arts and traditional crafts. 

Members of the head staff and their affiliations:
- Head Man: Shannon Leroy (Ponca);
- Head Woman: Elizabeth Brown (Omaha);
- Emcee: Frank Bearkiller (Lakota);
- Arena Director: Mario Zendejas (Omaha); and
- Drums: TBA.

Event sponsors include the ITSC, the UNO Native American Studies Alumni Association, the community at large, UNO Recruitment Services, the UNO Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, American Multicultural Students, the Honor Indians Institute, Native American Studies faculty and other donors.

For more details or vendor information, contact Victor Leading Horse, ITSC president, at (402) 340-5876; or Elizabeth Brown, ITSC vice president, at (402) 779-6149.

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