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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Native American Awareness Week Slated for April 20-25
phone (715) 836-4741
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MAILED: April 15, 1998

EAU CLAIRE -- Native American Awareness Week will be celebrated April 20-25 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The week's activities will begin at 8 p.m. Monday with a performance by Native American poet and educator Denise Sweet. The show will be in The Cabin of Davies Center. It's sponsored by NOTA, the campus creative arts organization.
On Tuesday, the Native American Student Association will hold a frybread taco sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the veranda of Davies Center.
From 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, UW-Eau Claire Native American students Odawa White and Steve Scott will present "Pow-wow Etiquette" in the Winnebago Room of Davies Center.
Events continue Wednesday with a presentation titled "Right to Harvest, Responsibility to Protect." That presentation, led by Jim St. Arnold of the Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Commission, will run from noon to 1 p.m. in Davies Theatre.
The Earth Day River Clean Up Project for the Chippewa River also is slated for Wednesday. Participants should meet at 4 p.m. behind the Hilltop Recreation Center. The clean-up effort is sponsored by Outdoor Recreation.
On Thursday, Paul DeMain, CEO of Indian Country Today Communications Inc., will give a presentation titled "Gambling Issues and Indian Economic Realities Toward the 21st Century." The presentation, sponsored by Affirmative Action and the Visiting Minorities Scholar Program, will run from noon to 1 p.m. in Davies Theatre.
Joyce Miller, teacher and director of language and culture programs at Lac Courte Orielles Ojibwa Elementary and Middle School, will give a presentation Friday. The presentation, titled "Language and Culture As Part of the Core Curriculum," will run from noon to 1 p.m. in Davies Theatre. The American Indian Studies department at UW-Eau Claire will sponsor the presentation.
Also on Friday, Robin Carufel, the Lac du Flambeau tribal health director, will give a presentation titled "The Partnership and Positive Effects of Family Health Programs with UWEC." The program will run from 1 to 2 p.m. in Davies Theatre. UW-Eau Claire's American Indian Studies department will sponsor the session.
The annual "Celebration of Life" Traditional Pow-wow will be held from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday in Zorn Arena. The Grand Entry is slated for 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. A feast will begin at 5 p.m. in the Park School cafeteria.
The pow-wow is open to the public. Tickets are $3. Those under the age of 4 or over the age of 60 can get in free. Group discounts are available by calling Terri Scott at (715) 836-3367.
Sponsors of the pow-wow are the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, the American Ethnic Coordinating Office, American Indian Studies department, Special Collections, Eau Claire School District Title IX Program, Native American Student Association, College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences Division of Continuing Education, University Activities Commission, Lac du Flambeau Chippewa Tribe and Ho-Chunk Nations Casinos.
For information about any of the Native American Awareness Week activities, call Terri Scott at (715) 836-3367 or e-mail her at


UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

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

Updated: April 15, 1998