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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Native American Awareness Week Activities Planned at UW-Eau Claire
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: April 7, 1997

EAU CLAIRE - A series of events are planned April 14-19 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in celebration of Native American Awareness Week.

The events are intended to inform, educate and expose UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff, and community members to Native American culture. All events are open to the public.

The week's activities will begin with an opening session from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 14, in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. There will be presentations by specially honored guests.

Events continue Tuesday, April 15, with a frybread taco sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the veranda of Davies Center. A pow-wow etiquette presentation will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Oneida Room of Davies Center. The etiquette session will be led by Stephen Scott of the Seneca Nation and Odawa White of the Lac Courte Oreilles band of Ojibwa.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, a panel presentation will be held in the Oneida Room. Native American students at UW-Eau Claire will lead the presentation, titled "Walking in Two Worlds: Constancy and Transition in American Indian Life."

A presentation titled "Spring Spearing/Myth and Fact" will begin at noon Wednesday, April 16, in Davies Theatre. The program will be led by James H. Schlender, executive administrator for the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Commission.

From 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, a presentation titled "Native American Land Ethics" will be held in the Winnebago Room of Davies Center. The presentation will be led by Jim St. Arnold, program director for the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Commission.

A presentation titled "Culture and Education: An American Indian Perspective" will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Presidents Room of Davies Center. Leading the discussion will be Don Day, director of Minority Student Services at Bemidji State University in Minnesota.

The "Honoring Education Pow-Wow" will be held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in Zorn Arena. The grand entry is slated for 1 to 7 p.m., and the feast at the Park School cafeteria is scheduled for 5 p.m. There is a $2 charge for the pow-wow. All other Native American Awareness Week events are free.

Activities are sponsored by the American Ethnic Coordinating Office, the Native American Student Association, the Title IX Upward Bound program, University Activities Commission, College of Arts and Sciences - Continuing Education, College of Business, and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.

For more information about Native American Awareness Week events, call Terri Scott at (715) 836-3367.

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: April 11, 1997