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MSU pow wow set for April 12-13

March 7, 2013


Native American dancers from throughout the country will compete at the annual Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow, which will be held April 12-13 at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. The MSU pow wow is one of the largest in Montana. Pow wow events are free and open to all. MSU photo by Anne Cantrell.   High-Res Available

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The 38th annual Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow will be held April 12-13 at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

The MSU pow wow is one of the largest in Montana. Pow wow events are free and open to all.

The pow wow begins at 6 p.m. Friday, April 12, with the grand entry. There will also be grand entries at noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. Dance and drum competitions with cash prizes are always a key feature of the event. Booths around the edge of the dance arena open throughout the pow wow will offer the crafts of traditional artists and artisans.

Host drum group will be Young Spirit of Frog Lake, Alberta. Retiring MSU professor Wayne Stein and Jim Burns, former director of American Indian Student Success, will be honored with honor dances. Head woman dancer will be Larna Old Elk, Crow, and head man dancer will be Scott Flatlip, Crow. Master of ceremonies will be Ruben Little Head, Northern Cheyenne, and Kasey Nicholson, White Clay. The arena director is Terry Brockie, White Clay.

A Nation's Prayer Breakfast will be held at 9 a.m., April 12, at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. There will also be an Alumni Brunch on Saturday, April 13, at 9:30 a.m. in Hall of Fame Room in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. For more information, contact the MSU Alumni Association, (406) 994-2401 or alumni@montana.edu.

The annual MSU Pow Wow Basketball Tournament will be held April 12-13. For more information, contact Cheryl Polacek at (406) 599-1311 or e-mail her at powwowball@gmail.com.

For more information about the pow wow, go to http://www.montana.edu/wwwnas/club/powwow.html.
Or, contact Scott Zander at (406) 994-4880, email scott.zander@montana.edu, or call the MSU Department of Native American Studies, (406) 994-3881.

 

Scott Zander at (406) 994-4880 or scott.zander@montana.edu