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Honoring Education Pow-Wow to Be Held as Contest April 25 at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: April 10, 2009

pow-wow imageEAU CLAIRE — The 2009 Honoring Education Pow-Wow will begin at 10:30 a.m. April 25 in Zorn Arena at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

For the first time, UW-Eau Claire will host a contest pow-wow. Grand entries will be at noon and 6 p.m., with a dinner break at 5 p.m. Lance Tallmadge will serve as master of ceremonies. Bobby Bird Sr. will serve as arena director.

Invited drums include Lac Courte Oreilles Badger Singers, Bearheart, Smokeytown, Cumberland and Wind Eagle. Honorariums will not be available for unanticipated drums.

A point system will be used in the contest. Contestants must be in Grand Entries in full regalia to be eligible for prize money.

Prizes in the golden age (50 and older) and adult (ages 18-49) divisions will be $200 for first place, $125 for second place and $75 for third place. Prizes in the teen (ages 13-17) division will be $125 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place. Prizes in the junior (ages 6-12) division will be $75 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

Following are the dance categories:

  • Golden age: men's and women's categories.
  • Adults: men's fancy, grass and traditional categories; women's fancy, jingle and traditional categories.
  • Teens: boys' fancy, grass and traditional categories; girls' fancy, jingle and traditional categories.
  • Juniors: boys' fancy, grass and traditional categories; girls' fancy, jingle and traditional categories.

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 with a Blugold ID, and free for children under age 5 and seniors over age 55.

The Honoring Education Pow-Wow is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire's Native American Student Association, Office of Multicultural Affairs, American Indian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office and academic departments and programs, Housing and Residence Life, UW-Eau Claire history and chemistry departments, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Chippewa Valley Technical College Diversity Student Organization, University Activities Commission, and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux (Dakota) Community.

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

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NW/JB

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