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Traditional American Indian Powwow to Be Held April 14-15

The 9th Annual New Faces of An Ancient People Traditional American Indian Powwow will be held at the Mount Nittany Middle School on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, 2012.

When: Apr 14, 2012 to
Apr 15, 2012

Where: Mount Nittany Middle School

Contact: John Sanchez,

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(February 2012)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The New Faces of An Ancient People Traditional American Indian Powwow is in its ninth year this year and will be held again at the Mount Nittany Middle School on Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, 2012. Penn State and the State College Area School District are the sponsors of the powwow. Admission is free and it is open to the public.

Last year the powwow attracted more than 5,000 guests and over 150 dancers from Canada, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and a number of American Indian reservations from around the country. The powwow will showcase traditional American Indian dance styles, including Men's Traditional Dances, Women's Jingle Dances, and inter-tribal dances where everyone, Native or non-Native, are invited into the dance arena.

This year's event will also feature American Indian traders who will be selling and showcasing original American Indian arts and crafts.

The powwow committee has invited a native storyteller as well, who will present stories not only on the day of the event, but also in local public schools on the days leading up to the powwow.

The American Indian kitchen at this powwow will have indigenous foods for sale such as Northern Style Native Fry-bread, corn soup, and Buffalo Burgers. Prices are low and have not changed since the first powwow nine years ago, allowing this powwow to be an affordable family event. Mike Zerby, Mission Band Pottawatomie, will return as the head cook.

The powwow is a great learning experience for teachers as well as children. It has earned a national reputation as one of the best traditional powwows outside of Indian Country. More information may be found at http://www.powwow.psu.edu/.  Powwow coordinator John Sanchez is also available to answer questions by e-mail.

The powwow ends at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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