A parade Saturday in conjunction with commencement at Haskell Indian Junior College will feature several groups and dancers who also will participate in the powwow during the weekend.
Flossie Mathews, a Haskell staff member who helped organize the event, said the parade would feature Haskell's veterans color guard, the Army's veterans color guard, the Army Reserve band, two grand marshals, Mason Shriners from the Kansas City area, antique and special interest cars, clowns, horses and mules.
Other guests include alumni, members of Haskell's Board of Regents, college administrators, representatives from the Kansas Association for Native American Education, students from the Lawrence school district's Indian education program, Haskell graduates and dancers participating in the powwow.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Eighth and Vermont streets and will proceed down Massachusetts Street to South Park, Mathews said.
OTHER EVENTS organized for commencement weekend are:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday: Registration for alumni and visitors at the Welcome Center in Hiawatha Hall.
10 a.m. Friday: Commencement featuring Wilma Mankiller, chief of the Cherokee Nation.
1:30 p.m. Friday: The board of directors for the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame will meet in the Navarre Hall conference room.
2 p.m. Friday: The Haskell Foundation will meet in the Stidham Union.
7 p.m. Friday: Haskell's annual spring powwow kicks off at Haskell Stadium. The powwow continues through the weekend, starting at noon Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday.
7 a.m. Saturday: A "fun run" in memory of Kim Tracy, a Haskell student who was killed in a motorcycle accident, will feature a one-mile and 5K course in five age groups. The race will begin at Haskell's cross country track, which is west of Blalock Hall.
8 a.m. to noon Saturday: Registration for alumni and visitors at the Welcome Center.
8:30 a.m. Saturday: Haskell's National Alumni Assn. will meet in the Navarre Hall conference room.