2015 UW-Green Bay Pow Wow set for April 25

2015 UW-Green Bay Pow Wow FlierThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Intertribal Student Council will present the 2015 UW-Green Bay Pow Wow from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Kress Events Center on the campus at 2420 Nicolet Drive.

The event, which is free and open to the public, attracts participants and spectators from across Wisconsin and surrounding states.

It will include grand entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., as well as a no-cost feast at 5 p.m. at the Mauthe Center on campus. M&J Catering will provide food for the feast.

The theme for the 2015 Pow Wow is “Honoring the Family,” and the event will include a smoke dance special and men’s traditional special. Other honor dances will be held to recognize UW-Green Bay students, UW-Green Bay alumni and others.

The host drum for the event is Midnite Express, a well-known award-winning drum out of Minneapolis.  Three invited drums include one youth drum, Tomahawk Circle (from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe band), to honor all ages of the family. The other two are Eagle Singers and Str8 Across (Menominee).

The master of ceremonies will be Marin ‘Mark’ Denning of the Oneida Nation, and Tyler Defoe (Oneida) is arena director for the event. The Pow Wow’s female head dancers are Antoinette Lester (Oneida, Memoninee) and Kesekokiw Grignon (Oneida, Menominee). The male head dancer is Matthew Lester (Navaho). The color guard unit from the Wisconsin Indian Veterans Association’s Oneida Chamber will bring in the flags during each grand entry.

Sponsors for the Pow Wow include UW-Green Bay’s Intertribal Student Council, SUFAC, Office of the Provost, American Intercultural Center, First Nations Studies Program, Dean of Students Office, Office of Student Life, the Diversity Taskforce, Common Theme Committee, Stockbridge-Munsee Community and Oneida Nationa Tourism.

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Save the date: Spring Pow wow on April 25


More details to come, but please note on your calendars that the annual UW-Green Bay Pow Wow hosted by the Intertribal Student Council will take place at the Kress Events Center on Saturday, April 25. It is more or less an-all day event, offering opportunities to drop in and participate throughout the day and early evening in enjoying traditional drums, dancing, food and more.

New in pictures: UW-Green Bay Pow Wow celebrates veterans

UW-Green Bay celebrated its annual Pow Wow at the Kress Events Center Saturday (April 12), welcoming campus and community alike for a chance to reflect on the theme “Honoring All our Veterans.” The 12-hour event included grand entries, special dances, a host drum and six invited drums, food, costumes and more. The Green Bay Press-Gazette posted a photo gallery from the event, combining the pictures of staff photographer H. Marc Larson with those of UW-Green Bay Marketing/Communication intern Cheyenne Makinia. Check it out.
 

Pow Wow is Saturday; we’ve got additional details

We’re bringing you more information about the 2014 UW-Green Bay Pow Wow, which will be held from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday (April 12) at the Kress Events Center. This recently revived annual event is free and open to the public, with attendees celebrating the 2014 theme of “Honoring All Our Veterans.” A special honor dance will recognize all military veterans in attendance, and additional honor dances will be held to recognize UW-Green Bay students, UW-Green Bay alumni and others. As in past years, a free feast will be held at 5 p.m. at the Mauthe Center. For additional details, including information on host drum, dancers and emcee, check out our news release.

UW-Green Bay to host 2014 community Pow Wow Saturday, April 12

UWGB Pow Wow

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Intertribal Student Council will present the 2014 UW-Green Bay Pow Wow from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at the Kress Events Center on campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will include grand entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., as well as a no-cost feast at 5 p.m. at the Mauthe Center on campus. M&J Catering will provide food for the feast.

The theme for the 2014 Pow Wow is “Honoring All Our Veterans,” and the event will include a special afternoon honor dance that will recognize all military veterans in attendance. Other honor dances will be held to recognize UW-Green Bay students, UW-Green Bay alumni and others.

The host drum for the event is Str8 Across, a Menominee-Oneida drum group with several singers on the drum who are Iraq War veterans. Six invited drums will represent each of the six Indian tribes — Menominee, Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, Oneida, Chippewa and Mohican — located in Wisconsin.

UWGB Pow Wow

Dan King, an Oneida Vietnam veteran, will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the Pow Wow, and Gary Besaw, Menominee, is arena director for the event. The Pow Wow’s head dancers are Mark Denning (Oneida) and Chelsea Dodge (Menominee), and the head veteran dancers are Wesley Martin (Ojibwe — U.S. Army) and Jamie Awonohopay (Menominee — U.S. Army). Color guard units from the Wisconsin Indian Veterans Association — Oneida Chamber, Veterans of the Menominee Nation, Mohican Veterans Association and Forest County Potawatomi Post 1 will bring in the flags during each grand entry.

Sponsors for the Pow Wow include UW-Green Bay’s Intertribal Student Council, SUFAC, Office of the Provost, Dean of Students Office, American Intercultural Center, Kress Events Center and Student Diversity Office, along with Wisconsin Public Radio.

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In the media: Covering Saturday’s Pow Wow

The recently revived UW-Green Bay Pow Wow welcomed campus and community attendees to the Kress Events Center Saturday (April 13), celebrating this year’s theme of “Honoring our Children” during a vibrant daylong event. The Green Bay Press-Gazette and WLUK, Fox 11 were among local media outlets that covered the Pow Wow, capturing the sites and sounds in print, photos and video. For the Press-Gazette story, along with accompanying video, as well as the WLUK, Fox 11 piece, click the links below:
Green Bay Press-Gazette
WLUK, Fox 11

News release has details on Community Pow Wow here April 13

As we told you here recently, the UW-Green Bay Community Pow Wow will take place from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at the Kress Events Center on campus. All are welcome for this free event, which will feature dancing, food, vendors and much more. Highlights of the celebration, the theme for which is “honoring our children,” include grand entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and dances to honor and involve kids during the afternoon. A free feast will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Mauthe Center. Our press release has complete details on this campus and community event.
 

Save the date: UW-Green Bay Pow Wow is April 13

UW-Green Bay’s recently revived community Pow Wow event is slated for Saturday, April 13 at the Kress Events Center. This daylong celebration features dancing, grand entries, crafts, vendors, food and more. The theme for this year’s Pow Wow, which is free and open to the public, is “honoring our children,” and kids will be featured and welcomed to participate in special dances during the afternoon. The Pow Wow runs from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. with grand entries at 1 and 7 p.m. A free feast will be served at the Mauthe Center from 5 to 6:30 p.m. All are welcome for this cultural and community celebration!