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Annual Honoring Education Pow Wow
To be Held April 24 at UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  April 8, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The 2004 Honoring Education Pow Wow will be held Saturday, April 24, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Zorn Arena.

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. All members of the UW-Eau Claire campus community and surrounding communities are invited to attend and experience an example of Native American culture.

Grand entries will take place at 1 and 7 p.m. and there will be a feast at 5 p.m. Sonny Smart, professor of sociology at UW-Stevens Point, will be the master of ceremonies, and Becky Germaine and Dr. Rick St. Germaine, professor of history at UW-Eau Claire, will be the head dancers.

Willard Gouge Jr. will be arena director and the Milwaukee Bucks will be host drum. Invited drums include the Cumberland Singers, Lac Courte Oreilles Badger Singers, Hay-lush-ka and Pipestone.

This year’s Pow Wow will include a hand drum competition. First prize will be awarded $150, second prize $100 and third prize $50.

The Pow Wow is sponsored by the Native American Student Association, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Housing and Residence Life, University Activities Commission, Eau Claire Area School District Title VII Program and the UW-Eau Claire School of Nursing.
Admission is $3, which includes the feast, and tickets are sold at the door.

For more information, contact Odawa White, Office of Multicultural Affairs, at (715) 836-5840.


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Updated: April 7, 2004