BHSU prepares for weekend Pow Wow which is expected to draw regional crowds

Author: BHSU Communications/Wednesday, April 15, 2015/Categories: 2015



   

   

   

       

           

       

       

           A family dresses before dancing in the Lakota Omniciye Wacipi (Pow Wow) at BHSU.  This year&rsquos Pow Wow will be held April 17-19 as the concluding event to a week-long celebration of American Indian culture.

       

   



American Indian Awareness Week festivities are underway at Black Hills State University.

In addition to notable American Indian speakers on campus throughout the week, BHSU expects over 3,000 participants and spectators for the 32nd Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi (Pow Wow) April 17-19 at the Donald E. Young Sports &amp Fitness Center on the BHSU campus.

A schedule of events for remainder of the week is as follows:

Thursday, April 16

&middot         9:30 a.m. &ndash 10:45 a.m. "Using Social Media as a Platform," Jonas Hall, room 107

o   Mato Standing High (Rosebud Lakota), attorney and consultant

&middot         11:00  a.m. &ndash 12:15 p.m. "Dakota South Records:  The Art of Music," Jonas Hall,  

                     room 104

o   Brandis Knudson (Lakota), musician

&middot         12:30 p.m. &ndash 1:45 p.m. "Native American Journalism," Jonas Hall, room 107

o   Karin Eagle (Oglala Lakota), journalist

Friday, April 17

&middot         9:00 a.m. &ndash 9:50 a.m. "Native American Fashion Design," Jonas Hall, room 107

o   Charlie Cuny (Oglala Lakota), fashion designer and performer

&middot         7 p.m. Wacipi (Pow Wow) Grand Entry, Donald E. Young Sports &amp Fitness Center &ndash Field House

Saturday, April 18

&middot         12 p.m. &amp 7 p.m. Wacipi (Pow Wow) Grand Entry, Donald E. Young Sports &amp Fitness Center &ndash Field House

&middot         5 p.m., Free Buffalo Feed, Student Union

Sunday, April 19

&middot         12 p.m. Wacipi (Pow Wow) Grand Entry, Donald E. Young Sports &amp Fitness Center &ndash Field House

&middot         Afternoon, Crowning of Miss and Jr. Miss Lakota Omniciye

For more information about American Indian Awareness Week contact Dr. Urla Marcus, director of American Indian Studies at BHSU, or Rosie Sprague, assistant director, at 605-642-6578.















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