Honoring Education Powwow set for Nov. 4

| Judy Berthiaume

UW-Eau Claire will host its annual Honoring Education Powwow Saturday, Nov. 4, in Zorn Arena.

The doors will open to Zorn Arena at 11 a.m., the Grand Entries of dancers begin at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and the feast will begin at 5 p.m.

Presented each year through the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Inter-Tribal Student Council and American Indian Studies, the powwow celebrates the culture that bridges the past with the energy and vitality of 21st-century Native American people.

People from the campus and the community come together during the powwow to celebrate Native American heritage and the culture through music, song, dance, food, and socializing with family and friends.

The event is an important part of UW-Eau Claire’s Native American Heritage Month celebration every November, a time when the campus and community observe and pay tribute to the rich history and traditions of Native American Nations.

While the powwow is a significant day for the indigenous peoples in the community, it also is an opportunity for members of the greater Eau Claire community to learn more about Native American culture and heritage.

Tickets, available at the door, are $3 for UW-Eau Claire students with a Blugold ID and for students 18 and younger, and $4 for others who are 18 and older. Admission is free for children under 5 and adults over 55.

For more information, contact Odawa White in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 715-836-4903 or whiteol@uwec.edu.