2012.04.10 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
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UNO to Host 'Wambli Sapa Memorial' Pow Wow on April 28
Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Inter-Tribal Student Council (ITSC) will host an all-nations Pow Wow, Saturday, April 28, in the Sapp Fieldhouse, located on the UNO campus.
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 earlier this year. Leroy was a longtime friend and supporter of the Native students and Native American Studies program at UNO. The event will be held from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Traditional Native American food will be served for dinner at 5 p.m.
The pow wow, which is held annually on the UNO campus, brings together Native Americans and non-Natives to honor the generations with indigenous dance, song, arts and traditional crafts. Parking and admission to both the pow wow and pre-pow wow concert is free.
Members of the head staff of the pow wow include:
- Head Man: Tyren Saunsouci
- Head Lady: Antonia Tamayo
- Emcee: Ed Zendejas
- Arena Director: Eugene Pappan
- Host Drums: Urban Crew, Young Bucks and Red Owl
Event sponsors include ITSC, the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Recruitment Services, Dual Enrollment, The Honor Indians Institute, Native American Studies faculty and other donors.
For more details or vendor information, contact Cindy Krafka, 402.554.2248.
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