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13th annual pow wow will be March 8

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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

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Media Contact: Sue Stevens

One of the largest Native American pow wows in Texas gets underway at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Bluebonnet Ballroom at the E.H. Hereford University Center, 300 W. First St. on The University of Texas at Arlington campus.

The 13th Annual Native American Student Association (NASA) /American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) Honors Scholarship Benefit Pow Wow will feature several dance contests for men and women, as well as a “Tiny Tot” dance competition for children up to 6-year-olds. Other activities include gourd dancing at 2 p.m., a grand entry procession at 6 p.m. and intertribal dancing and round dances, accompanied by songs and drums. The staff of “Beyond Bows and Arrows,” the only radio program designed for the American Indian community in North Texas will be honored at the event.

The colorful pageantry lasts until 10 p.m. and attracts people from throughout the Southwest to learn about and celebrate Native American culture. Rene Golden Eagle Rodriguez will be the master of ceremonies.

A large number of vendors will offer both modern and traditional arts and crafts with Southwestern and Native American themes. All vendor fees go directly into an Honors College Scholarship Fund. Contact Rodriguez at (214) 566-8496 or renegoldeneagle@yahoo.com for vendor information.

The free annual event, co-sponsored by the UT Arlington Honors College and Office of Multicultural Affairs, is open to the public. Contact Rodriguez or Elijah Wahkinney at n8ive-421-03@yahoo.com for more information.

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