WMU News

Pow Wow highlights Native American celebration

Nov. 6, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- A Mini Pow Wow is schedule for Friday, Nov. 15, in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center as part of a series of events taking place on the Western Michigan University campus in celebration of National Native American Heritage Month.

Consisting of demonstrations and lectures, the Mini Pow Wow will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m., noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. Those attending will be able to learn about Native American culture, listen to the drums and watch dancers in their colorful regalia.

The event is free and open to the general public and is being sponsored by WMU's Native American Student Organization and Division of Multicultural Affairs and by the Western Student Association.

On Nov. 20, the final major event for Native American Heritage Month will feature Jennifer Podemski, a Canadian aboriginal actor, producer, director and entertainer, who will share some of her work for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network on behalf of her production company, Big Soul Productions.

For more information about WMU's events, contact Jodie Palmer in the Division of Multicultural Affairs at (269) 387-4106 or <jodie.palmer@wmich.edu>.

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

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