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Pow-Wow Planned by Native American Club at SWOSU

March 13, 2009

SWOSU Native American Club is hosting a Pow-Wow on Saturday, April 4, on the Weatherford campus. Everyone is invited.

Emily Garrison said all events will be held in the SWOSU Wellness Center. Gourd dancing begins at 3 p.m. with a dinner planned at 5 p.m. The grand entry portion of the Pow-Wow will take place at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Various contests are planned, including:

  • Ladies' Fancy Shawl, Buckskin Dance, Jingle Dance, Prettiest Shawl and Cloth Dance
  • Men's Fancy Dance, Straight Dance, Grass Dance and Traditional Dance
  • Tiny Tots

Master of ceremony will be Hammond Motah of Carnegie, while the head drum will be the Red Moon Singers of Hammon. The head man and lady dancers are Deion Henry and Carrie Kay-Kay Whitlow of El Reno. Head man gourd dancer is Benny Tamahkera of Lawton. The head teen boy and girl are Elijah Whiteshirt of Clinton and Jocinda Walking Night of Hammon. Chiefy Deere of Kingfisher and Brandon Norris of Oklahoma City will serve as arena directors, and the color guard will be provided by Riverside Indian School of Anadarko.

The event sponsors include the Cheyenne and Arapaho Cultural & Heritage Program, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College, Cheyenne and Arapaho R.E.Sp.E.C.T. Program, SWOSU and the SWOSU Student Government Association. For more information, call (580) 774-3139.

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