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Sept. 29

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Sept. 29, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

Media alert: MCC’s Fort Omaha Campus to host powwow tomorrow

 

What: The 26th annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow will be hosted by Metropolitan Community College on the Parade Ground of the Fort Omaha Campus. The powwow will celebrate Native American cultures with dances, music, artistry, oral history and crafts of regional tribes. The event is free and open to the public. 

 

When: Saturday, Sept. 30, 1-7:30 p.m.

Where: Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets.

 

Background: Grand entry into the powwow will begin at 1 p.m. This year’s theme is “Honoring the Past, Leading the Way for Future Generations” and will be reflected in study circles, which are an opportunity for attendees to learn from Native American experts. The study circles will be led by Amanda Proctor, Osage, attorney for Ponca Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma, and Kitcki Carroll, executive director of the United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.

 

The 26th annual Fort Omaha Intertribal 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 Board of Commissioners’ 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.