Office of American Indian Outreach

Powwow

 

49th Annual MSUB Powwow

"Blessing the Heartbeat"

April 7th-8th, 2017

 

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Head Staff

 

Head Gourd Dancer: Larry Medicine Bull, Northern Cheyenne

 

Head Man Dancer: Melton Spotted Bear, Crow, MSUB student

 

Head Woman Dancer:  Sonya Goes Ahead, Crow, MSUB graduating senior

 

Arena Director:  Michael Comes At Night, Blackfeet, MSUB Alumnus

 

Announcer:  JD Old Mouse, Turtle Mountain Chippewa/Northern Cheyenne

 

Back up Announcer:  Josiah Hugs, Crow, MSUB alumnus

 

Eagle Staff Carrier:  Rexx Brady, Northern Cheyenne, Marine Corps Veteran, MSUB student, ITIC President

 

Agenda

        

Friday, April 7th

Grand Entry at 6:00 p.m.

American Indian graduates 2016/2017 get a t-shirt if they participate in grand entry

 

Junior Dance Contests

 MSUB Student, Staff, Faculty and Administrator’s Round Dance at 9:00

Teen Dance Contests

Adult Dance Contests

 

Saturday, April 8th

Grand Entry at noon

American Indian graduates 2016/2017 get a t-shirt if they participate in grand entry

 

Honor Song for EMC/MSUB Alumni at 1:00 p.m.

Junior Dance Contests

Teen Dance Contests

 

Gourd Dance at 5:00 p.m.

 

Drummer Dance Roll Call at 6:00 p.m.

Adult Dance Contests

3rd Annual Bertha Bear Claw Round Dance in Honor of Those That Can No Longer Dance

 

Winners Ceremony at 11:30 p.m.

 


 

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Volunteer Training

 

drummers
 
Drums:

Drummers bring your own chairs

First 12 Drums are guaranteed $125.00 day pay

 
Vendors:

22 Vendor booths are available for rent.  Contact Nathaniel Johnston at (406)657-2185, Nathaniel.johnston@bccengineering.org, or powwow@msubillings.edu.  Booth spaces are $150.00 for the weekend with one table.  One booth with 2 tables is $225.

 

VIP Reserved Seating

 

Elders:

Elders are welcome to bring their own chairs.  Elders 65 and older are invited to sit in the VIP Elder area.  One care attendant may join you.  No children are allowed in this special seating section.  College students will serve as your hosts to provide treats, comfort items, and gifts throughout the powwow.

 

Grandparents with Children: 

The first section of the lower bleachers at the entrance to the gym are reserved for grandparents with children.  Event staff will help direct you to this reserved section of seating.

 

Mobility Empowered:

The floor area on the northwest side of the gym is reserved for persons with mobility equipment such as wheel chairs.  The space is very limited.  We ask that only one care attendant sit in this area.  Event staff will help direct you to this reserved section of seating.

 

Questions? Email powwow@msubillings.edu or call (406) 657-2182.

 

 

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