Native American Pow-Wow to Be Held March 22

March 19, 1997

The Baylor University Native American Student Association (NASA) will hold the third annual Native American Heritage Celebration Pow-Wow on Saturday, March 22, in the Ferrell Special Events Center on University Parks Drive.

The theme is "Spirit of the Drum," referring to the ceremony's main percussion accompaniment. In the celebration, Native Americans join together for traditional dancing which lets the public learn and experience part of the native culture.

Arts and crafts, jewelry and clothing from throughout the state will be on display and for sale. Proceeds will benefit the Helen Harris-NASA Scholarship fund which recruits Native Americans to Baylor.

The celebration will honor three people who have made significant contributions to NASA and helped educate the community about native people. The honorees are Dr. Robert Sloan Jr, Baylor president; Dr. William Hillis, vice-president of student life; and Pearl Beverly, coordinator of multicultural activities and assistant director of human relations. This year's scholarship recipient, Paul Soucy, a senior engineering major from Waco, and the three honorees will be recognized at 8 p.m.

As part of the festivities, guest speaker Jeri Brunoe-Samson will discuss Native American issues, motivation, inspiration and wellness at 3 p.m. on Monday, March 24, in Kayser Auditorium on the Baylor campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Keith Bullock, Pow-Wow chairman, at 752-1680 or the Department of Student Activities at 755-2371.

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