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MSU pow wow set for April 1-2

March 1, 2011


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 1-2 at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. The MSU pow wow is one of the largest in Montana and pow wow events are free and open to all. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.   High-Res Available

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The 36th annual Montana State University American Indian Council Pow Wow will be held April 1-2 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 1, with the grand entry. There will also be grand entries at noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 2. 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 throughout the pow wow. A free chili dinner will be served on Saturday beginning about 4:30 p.m.

A Nation's Prayer Breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at MSU's Brick Breeden Fieldhouse. A brunch for MSU Native American Alumni will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Great Room of the Foundation and Alumni Building, 1501 S. 11th Ave. For more information, contact the MSU Alumni Association, (406) 994-2401 or alumni@montana.edu. Five K, 10K and half marathon are also scheduled on Saturday morning. For information about the runs, contact Shane Doyle at shanemrdoyle@yahoo.com.

A symposium on "Empowering Native Lands: Renewable Energy for Economic Development" workshop will be held March 31-April 1 in MSU SUB Ballroom A in connection with the pow wow. For more information, contact Sheree Watson at (406) 994-6723, or e-mail her at swatson@montana.edu.

The third annual Nyree Hogan Memorial Basketball Tournament will be held April 1. For more information, go to the tournament's Web site: www.montana.edu/diversity/tournament.html. Or, contact Cheryl Polacek at (406) 994-3591 or e-mail her at ccp@montana.edu

For more information about the pow wow, go to http://www.montana.edu/wwwnas/club/powwow_11.html
Or, contact Jim Burns at (406) 994-4880 or jburns@montana.edu, or call the MSU Department of Native American Studies, (406) 994-3881.

Jim Burns (406) 994-4880, jburns@montana.edu