MARQUETTE – The 13th annual “Learning to Walk Together” traditional Native American pow wow will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 19-20, at Northern Michigan University's Vandament Arena.

            The pow wow was named “Learning to Walk Together” several years ago to encourage the unification of diversity at NMU.  Dancers from the Anishinaabe and Ho Chunk/Oneida tribes will perform at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and again at 1 p.m. Sunday.  Drum music will be provided by the Bahweting Singers of Sault Ste. Marie and other drummers from Michigan and Minnesota.  The event will be emceed by John Bailey of the Grand River Band of Odawa tribe and Helen Roy of the Wikwemikong First Nations tribe. 

            A feast at 5 p.m. Saturday, as well as singing and vendors, will also be included.  The cost is $3 a day or $5 for both days for the general public; NMU students may attend for free.  Participants are asked to not bring any alcohol or drugs to this event, and vendors must pre-register.

            For more information, contact the Center for Native American Studies at


Prepared By
Becky Kratz