UCO Celebrates Native American Culture at Annual Spring Powwow

The University of Central Oklahoma will host its annual Spring Powwow at 2 p.m. April 13 in Hamilton Field House on campus.

April 4, 2014

Media Contact: Sydney Monday, Intern, University Relations, 405-974-2121, smonday2@uco.edu

UCO CELEBRATES NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE AT ANNUAL SPRING POWWOW

The University of Central Oklahoma will host its 42nd annual Spring Powwow at 2 p.m. April 13 in the Hamilton Field House on Central’s campus.

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and Central’s Native American Student Association (NASA), Spring Powwow gives the Central community the opportunity to experience a traditional Native American powwow, which includes socializing, dancing and singing.

“NASA encourages the student body and the community to come out to support the organization and get a glimpse of how the Native American culture is represented and still celebrated on this campus 42 years strong,” said Courtney Peyketewa, NASA president.

The event will begin with the Gourd Dance at 2 p.m., a time of singing and dancing, and will be followed at 5 p.m. by a traditional Native American dinner of spirit stew, fry bread, grape dumplings and more.

The Grand Entry will begin at 7 p.m., starting with the Seminole National Color Guard, the presentation of the flags, national anthem and contest performers.

Contest categories include men’s straight, men’s grass, men’s fancy, men’s traditional, women’s cloth, women’s buckskin, women’s jingle and women’s fancy shawl dances.

For more information or a complete description of the schedule and events, contact the ODI at 405-974-3588 or visit www.uco.edu/diversity.

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Editor’s Note: Download art for publication with this release at www.uco.edu/photo/Powwow04.14.

Cutline: The University of Central Oklahoma will host its annual Spring Powwow at 2 p.m. April 13 in Hamilton Field House on campus.