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MSU American Indian Council Pow Wow set April 13-14

April 13, 2007


Hundreds of dancers from throughout the region will perform and compete at the 32nd annual Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow to be held Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, in MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. Grand entries begin at 6 p.m. Friday and again at noon and 6 p.m. Saturday. The pow wow is free and open to the public with a free buffalo chili dinner at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. MSU photo by Stephen Hunts.   High-Res Available

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The 32nd annual Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow is scheduled April 13 and 14 in MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.

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

The pow wow begins at 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse with the grand entry. There will also be grand entries at noon and 6 p.m. Saturday, April 14. A free buffalo chili dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m., April 14.

Booths around the edge of the dance arena will offer the crafts of traditional artists and artisans throughout the pow wow.

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

Schedule of events:
Friday, April 13:
4 p.m. Registration begins
5:45 p.m. Drum roll call
6 p.m. Grand entry
Flag song, victor song and opening prayer
Introduction of color guard, head staff, royalty and officers
Honoring Rob and Kathryn Buckles
Honoring Corky Bush
Honoring Council of Elders
Intertribal dancing
Tiny tots and golden age exhibition
Contest dancing
Intertribal dancing
Contest dancing
Intertribal dancing
Women's jingle special - Imogene Baker Memorial, Caleb Dogeagle
Women's fancy shawl - Cetan and Sha Thunderhawk
Contest dancing
Retiring of colors
12 a.m. Pow Wow concludes for the night

Saturday, April 14
10 a.m. Registration opens
11:30 a.m. Drum roll call
12 p.m. Grand entry
Flag song, victor song and opening prayer by Jonathon Windy Boy
Introduction of color guard, head staff, royalty and officers
Jr. Miss and Miss Indian MSU candidates exhibition dance
Intertribal dancing
Tiny tot special - Burmeister family
Contest dancing finals
Intertribal dancing
Jr. Girls jingle special - Sierra Real Bird
Exhibition dancing
Golden age 55 and up
Intertribal dancing
Contest dancing finals
Women's fancy special - Wasewi shawl
Intertribal dancing
Jr. girls jingle special - Tamara "Looks at Her Hand" Rocker
Intertribal dancing
Men's chicken dance special
Retiring of colors
4:30 p.m. Free chili dinner, sponsored by the American Indian Council
5 p.m. Honoring - outgoing officers, graduating seniors, student awards and DG house
5:30 p.m. Drum roll call
6 p.m. Final grand entry
Flag song, victory song and opening prayer
Introduction of color guard, head staff, royalty and officers
Women's all around special - MIEA
Women's fancy shawl special - Dr. Henritta Mann
Intertribal dancing
Exhibition dancing
Women's traditional special - head lady dancer, Summer Baldwin
Outgoing 2006-2007 Miss Indian MSU honor song
Crowning of Jr. Miss & Miss Indian MSU 2007-2008
Intertribal dancing
Exhibition dancing
Men's traditional special - Cetan and Sha Thunderhawk
Golden age exhibition
Intertribal dancing
Robert "Tree" Cody
Contest dancing
Intertribal dancing
Announcement of drum and dance contest winners
Retiring of colors
12 a.m. 32nd annual MSU/AIC pow wow concludes

Jim Burns (406) 994-4880 or jburns@montana.edu or Saralyn Sebern, 994-3884, saralyns@montana.edu