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Demonstration pow wow slated for Friday

Nov. 14, 2006

KALAMAZOO--A demonstration pow wow showcasing Native American culture will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, in the indoor tennis court area of the Student Recreation Center on the main Western Michigan University campus.

The event is free and open to the public and will use the Michigan Curriculum Framework, which is designed to enhance academic standards as outlined in the Michigan History curriculum.

This demonstration pow wow will be interactive, allowing attendees to experience local tribal culture and providing area school students a firsthand opportunity to learn about pow wow etiquette, dance styles and traditional Native American practices.

The divisions of Student Affairs and Multicultural Affairs at WMU are sponsoring the event with the Little Traverse Bay Band; Gun Lake, Huron and Polkagon bands of Potawatomi Indians; Kalamazoo Arts Council; Kalamazoo College; Kalamazoo Community Foundation; and YMCA.

For more information about the demonstration pow wow, contact Joseph Morsaw at joseph.morsaw@pokagon.com or (269) 782-0887 or contact WMU's Erika Carr at (269) 387-3319.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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