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Sept. 22

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Sept. 22, 2016

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public Relations Specialist, Office of Public Affairs

531-622-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Media alert: 25th annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow to be held on Saturday

 

What: Celebrating regional Native American cultures, the powwow will feature traditional dances, music, artistry, oral history and foods of various tribes across Nebraska and the region, including, but not limited to, Northern Ponca, Omaha, Santee Sioux and Winnebago. The event is free and open to the public. Food and craft vendors will be available.

When: Saturday, Sept. 24, 1–7:30 p.m.

Where: On the parade ground at MCC’s Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets. 

 

Background: This year’s theme is “Strengthening the Circle.” The theme is reflected in study circle throughout the day, which are an opportunity to learn from Native American experts. The powwow is made possible with the support of the Nebraska Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. The event is funded in part by the Douglas County Visitors Improvement Fund. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.