Native American Powwow Set For March 23

March 19, 2002

by Nicole L. Anderson, Student Newswriter

The Baylor University Native American Student Association will host its seventh annual scholarship powwow, "The Spirit of the Sacred Hoop," from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Ferrell Center.

Senior Jacob Wruck, Powwow coordinator, said that the event is a gathering of song and dance and a celebration of the Native American people. "It is a tradition among Indian people to have social gatherings such as this powwow," said Wruck.

Festivities will begin at 4 p.m. with a gourd dance followed by the Grand Entry at 6 p.m. In addition to the traditional Native American singing and dancing, authentic Native American food, crafts, jewelry and clothing will be available.

Wruck said that the powwow is the largest student-run event on campus, and approximately 4,000 people are expected to attend. Admission to the powwow is free and is open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the Native American Scholarship Fund at Baylor.

For more information, contact the office of student activities at 710-2371.

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