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Archive for Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Powwow to host Midwest tribes

April 4, 2007

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Kansas University's largest annual cultural event, the KU Powwow, is set for this weekend inside Robinson Gymnasium, 1301 Sunnyside Ave.

Tribes from around the Midwest, with dancers as young as toddlers, will gather to perform tribal dances throughout Saturday. The event begins at noon with a "grand entry," in which an emcee and drummers announce the arrival of different groups to the powwow. That scene will be repeated at 6 p.m.

"It's an event that just raises cultural awareness and understanding of Native American culture," said Tara Lorenzo, vice president of KU's First Nations Student Association, which is organizing the event.

All portions of the event are open to the public.

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