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MSU American Indian Council Pow Wow set April 15-16

March 24, 2005 -- from MSU News Service

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Bozeman - A gala celebration is set for the 30th annual Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow to be held April 15 and 16 in MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

The pow wow is one of the largest in Montana and offers free admission to all. Among the headliner events is the appearance of artist Kevin Red Star who will be available to sign posters of his print, "Pretty Shawl," that Red Star donated to fund the pow wow and scholarships in the MSU Native American Studies program. Signed posters will be available for purchase at the pow wow.

The pow wow begins at 6 p.m. Friday, April 15, in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse with the grand entry. There will also be grand entries at noon and 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16. A free buffalo chili dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. April 16.

Corky Old Horn of the Crow tribe will be the master of ceremonies. The host drum will be Black Bull Jrs(cq), whose members represent six Indian nations from the Northwest. Leslie LaRae Shield of the Crow tribe will be head woman dancer and Ross Caplett, also of the Crow tribe, will be head man dancer. There will be contests and dance specials and prizes.

The fifth annual MSU American Indian Council Open Basketball Tournament will begin at 5 p.m. Friday, April 15.

MSU's Annual Native American Alumni Brunch is scheduled at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, in the MSU Foundation and Alumni Center at 11th and Lincoln, across from the fieldhouse. For more information, contact the MSU Alumni Association at (406) 994-2401.

The American Indian Council Pow Wow is the final activity in 2005 MSU Native Nexus week, April 12-15, integrating arts and science at the Missouri River headwaters. For a complete schedule of Native Nexus activities, go to http://www.nativewaters.org/.

For more information on the powwow, contact Jim Burns (406) 994-4880 or e-mail him at jburns@montana.edu or call the Center for Native American Studies, (406) 994-3881.

Contact: Jim Burns (406) 994-4880