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Powwow concludes NSU 46th Annual Symposium on the American Indian - April 21

Following the native film series and keynote speakers throughout the week, the Northeastern State University 46th Annual Symposium on the American Indian will conclude with the NSU Powwow on April 21 beginning at 2 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom.

Kelly Anquoe will begin the day by teaching a dance workshop that will provide an opportunity for individuals to learn about the styles of dance and types of regalia that will be seen during the powwow. There will also be time for questions related to powwow protocol. The Learning Traditional Dance Workshop will be at 2 p.m.

A Gourd Dance will begin the powwow at 3 p.m., followed by a dinner break from 5-6:30 p.m. and the Grand Entry/Intertribal will begin at 7 p.m. and conclude at midnight.

Event leaders include the master of ceremonies Stanley John (Navajo), head lady dancer Robyn Chanate  (Cherokee/Kiowa), head man dancer Daniel Roberts (Muscogee Creek/Aleut/Choctaw), head gourd dancer Chris Chanate (Kiowa/Cherokee), head singer Joel Deerinwater (Muscogee Creek/Cherokee), Color Guard from the Mvskoke Creek Nation Honor Guard and the arena director Tony Ballou (Cherokee/Creek/Navajo).

Traditional arts vendors will be set up at the event along with institutional and organizational display booths.

Symposium activities are free and the public is encouraged to attend. For more information about the Annual Symposium on the American Indian and a full schedule, please visit

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Published: 4/16/2018 10:08:53 AM

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