M State joins in sponsoring powwow; volunteers needed

PowwowposterMinnesota State Community and Technical College is pleased to be a sponsoring college for the 25th Annual Woodlands and High Plains Powwow, one of the most popular cultural events in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The powwow will be from 12:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in Nemzek Fieldhouse on the campus of Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Joining MSUM and M State as powwow sponsors are Concordia College and North Dakota State University.

The theme of this year’s event is “Many Nations, One Community.” In addition to celebrating and renewing friendships, the powwow also celebrates the experiences of American Indian higher education and the sharing of tribal cultures in the FM area.

Along with dance and drum songs from area tribes, this year’s powwow will feature an intertribal hand game (Native American guessing game) tournament throughout the day.

The grand entries by the participating dancers are set for 1 and 7 p.m, and a meal will be served during the 5 p.m. break. Regular admission is $5 for adults; $3 for children ages 6-18 and adults age 55 and older; and free for children under age 6 and students with a current campus ID from any of the four sponsoring colleges.

Head dancers will be M State student Quinne Goodwin-Chaffee and MSUM student Brandon Adams, both members of the White Earth Nation of Minnesota.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the powwow, which last year drew nearly 3,000 guests, vendors, drummers and dancers. Click here to sign up as a volunteer, or contact Chesay Colson, the M State – Moorhead Campus coordinator of diversity and inclusion, for more information or to volunteer.

Posted in News on March 27, 2014 at 2:25 pm