MARQUETTE, Mich.—The 18th annual "Learning to Walk Together" traditional pow wow will be held on Saturday, March 13, at Northern Michigan University's Vandament Arena. It is hosted by the NMU Native American Student Association.

           Doors open at 11 a.m. Grand entry sessions are scheduled for noon and 6 p.m. They will feature a veterans' honor song, male and female traditional dances, jingle dress and grass dance exhibitions, and fancy bustle and fancy shawl dance exhibitions. Audience members are invited to participate in social dances such as the two-step and round dance. Various vendors and artisans will also have items for sale. A traditional feast for those who attend the pow wow and receive a hand stamp will be held at 4 p.m.

         Admission is $3. NMU students may attend free with a student ID. The following individuals and groups will play key roles at the event: Dwight “Bucko” Teeple, emcee; Woodland Singers, host drum; LCO Badgers, co-host drum; Jim St. Arnold, head veteran dancer; Joel Syrette, head male dancer; and Mariah Atatise-Jourdain, head female dancer.

         For more information or to volunteer, contact the NMU Center for Native American Studies at 227-1397 or visit www.nmu.edu/cnas.  

Prepared By
News Director
March 4, 2010