BOZEMAN - The 39th annual Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow will be held April 11-12 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 11, with the grand entry. There will also be grand entries at noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. Dance and drum competitions with cash prizes are always a key feature of the event. Booths around the edge of the dance arena will offer the crafts of traditional artists and artisans.
Host drum group will be Midnite Express of Minnesota's Twin Cities. Honor dances will be held for Henrietta Mann, the emeritus Katz Endowed Chair at MSU; longtime American Indian Student Support Services tutor, Roger Fischer; and Scott Zander, outgoing director of American Indian/Alaska Native Student Success. Head woman dancer is Christiane Parrish, Crow. Head man dancer is Emery Three Irons, Crow. Master of ceremonies will be Kasey Nicholson, White Clay, and Chris "Supaman" Parrish, Crow. The arena director is Terry Brockie, White Clay.
A Nation's Prayer Breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at MSU’s Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. There will also be an alumni brunch at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Hall of Fame Room of Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. For more information, contact the MSU Alumni Association, (406) 994-2401, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual MSU Pow Wow Basketball Tournament will be held April 11-12. For more information, contact Cheryl Polacek at (406) 599-1311 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
For more information about the pow wow, go to http://www.montana.edu/wwwnas/club/powwow.html.
Or, contact Zander at (406) 994-4880 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Lisa Perry at (406) 994-5529 or email@example.com.
Contact: Scott Zander at (406) 994-4880 or firstname.lastname@example.org