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Honoring Education Pow-Wow to be held April 28 at UW-Eau Claire

April 20, 2012
 Spring 2012 Pow-Wow
EAU CLAIRE — The Honoring Education Traditional Pow-Wow will be held April 28 in Zorn Arena at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Doors to the event will open to the public at 11 a.m. Grand entries will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The feast will begin at 5 p.m. in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center.

Admission (including the feast) is $4 for adults, $3 for those with a Blugold ID, and free for children under 5 and seniors over 55.

Larry "Amik" Smallwood will serve as master of ceremonies. Host drums will include Smokeytown and co-host Lac Courte Oreilles Badger Singers. The head female dancer will be Rebecca St. Germaine. The head male dancer will be Dr. Rick St. Germaine.

The event is expected to draw up to 1,000 visitors, according to event coordinator Odawa White of UW-Eau Claire's Office of Multicultural Affairs.

"The Honoring Education Pow-Wow and celebration is an exciting time for all students," said White, noting that Indian nations from all over Wisconsin and Minnesota will be represented at the event. "A pow-wow is a social gathering and is open to everyone who wants to participate and experience Native American culture."

The annual event provides an opportunity for Native American people to gather and celebrate the importance of their heritage and culture, and for UW-Eau Claire to recognize and honor its American Indian alumni, White said. All members of the campus community and surrounding communities are invited to attend to experience an example of Native American culture.

The UW-Eau Claire Native American Student Association will sell fry bread tacos and fry bread. Vendors will sell their arts and crafts throughout the day.

The Honoring Education Pow-Wow is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire's Native American Student Association and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

For more information, contact Odawa White, Office of Multicultural Affairs, at 715-836-5840 or whiteol@uwec.edu.

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