Concordia to Host Powwow
Feb 21, 2011FOR MORE INFORMATION:
KARIS THOMPSON, assistant director, Intercultural Affairs
AMY KELLY, Media Relations director
CONCORDIA HOSTS 22ND ANNUAL POWWOW
The 22nd annual Woodlands and High Plains Traditional Powwow will be held 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., March 5 in Memorial Auditorium on the campus of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. The theme for this year’s powwow, sponsored by Concordia, Minnesota State University Moorhead and Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead; and North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.; will be “Honor. Teach. Celebrate. A Cultural Journey.”
This annual powwow – open to Native American and non-Native people – honors and celebrates Native American heritage and the educational achievements of American Indians in higher education.
Mickey Hodges (Anishinaabe) is the MC, Dallas Gold Tooth (Dakota) is the arena director, Dr. Clifford Canku (Dakota) is the spiritual adviser and the Buffalo River Drum Group, Moorhead, Minn., is the host drum. The honor guard is the White Earth Honor Guard.
Aimee Smith, a first-year student at Concordia, and Matthew Smith, a sophomore at Moorhead Senior High, will be the 2011 Woodlands and High Plains Powwow Head Dancers. This will be the first time in many years that a Concordia student has been selected for this role.
The powwow will feature many styles of dance and drum songs from area tribes, educational and commercial vendors, fry bread tacos and other concessions, and an evening feast (free with admission). Grand entries will begin at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Registration will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admission is children five and under, free; ages six to 18, $2; adults 19-54, $3 and 55 and older, free. Area college students are free with a valid student ID.