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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Five K, 10K and half marathon are also scheduled on Saturday morning. For information about the runs, contact Shane Doyle at email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the MSU Department of Native American Studies, (406) 994-3881.
Jim Burns (406) 994-4880, email@example.com