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UTA’s 21 st Annual Powwow Honors Dr. Rodney Stapp’s Life and Contributions

The UTA Native American Student Association (NASA) held their 21st Annual Powwow on February 17, 2016 with the help of their faculty advisor, the English Department's Dr. Kenneth Roemer. The Powwow was a full day event that took place in the University Center’s Bluebonnet Ballroom. Dozens of people attended the event, which celebrated the life and accomplishments of the recently deceased Dr. Rodney Stapp. Dr. Stapp was a podiatrist and CEO of the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas, a medical center in Dallas that attends to the primarily American Indian population in DFW. Events at the Powwow included a film festival, traditional dance and drum performances, a ceremony to honor veterans, and the sale of traditional American Indian food and jewelry. The proceeds benefitted the NASA’s Scholarship Fund.