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Powwow Schedule of Events

30th Anniversary Fort Omaha VIRTUAL Intertribal Powwow Schedule

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Theme: SURVIVANCE
Virtual Powwow begins at 1 p.m. CDT
Event opens at 12:30 p.m. CDT

Times listed are estimates

Time Activity Presenter
Pre-event opens at 12:30 p.m.
  1. Solo Singer
  2. Host Northern Drum
  3. Commentary about dance, regalia & Women's Traditional Buckskin
  4. Host Southern Drum
  5. Hoop Dance
  6. Raptor Recovery
  1. Douglas Esau, Omaha
  2. Upstream Singers, Omaha, NE
  3. Great Promise for American Indians, Austin, TX
  4. Young Bucks, Omaha, NE
  5. Matty Littlecreek, Alabama/Coushatta
  6. Hawk Quest

 
1 p.m. CDT Welcome Randy Schmailzl, President, Metropolitan Community College
  Live commentary by Emcee will be interspersed throughout the virtual powwow Whitney Rencountre, II, Hunkati Dakota from the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Co-Founder of Social Distance Powwow
  Opening Prayer Dr. Rudi Mitchell, Omaha Nation of Nebraska and Iowa
  Lord's Prayer in Native American Sign Language Alpha Goombi, Kiowa/Apache
  Memorial song honoring Richard Barea, Jeanette Clarke, Eugene Pappan Upstream Singers, Omaha, NE
  Message from Reigning Princess Sophia Ford, Bad River Band of Ojibwe People, Milwaukee, WI
  Grand Entry Recorded footage from previous Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow
  Significance of the Fort Omaha Campus and Ponca Chief Standing Bear Larry Wright, Chairman, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
  Shout out from former princess Samantha Gallagher, Ponca/Otoe-Missouria 1998
1:30 p.m. CDT Head Lady Dancer comments and dance Julia Wolf, Omaha/UmonHon
  Significance of powwow dance Felicia Littlecreek, Alabama-Coushatta, Southern Cloth Dancer
  Men's Fancy Dance Great Promise for American Indians, Austin, TX
  Milkweed Soup cooking demonstration Sunshine Thomas, Museum Director, Angel DeCora Museum, & Isaac Smith, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Community Member
  Hoop Dance Kevin Locke, Lakota and Anishinaabe, world famous visionary Hoop Dancer
  Dance Naomi Ike, Omaha Tribe, 2019 powwow princess
2:00 p.m. CDT Presentation: American's First Nations and Ireland-A Story of Generosity Niamh Hamill, Ph.D., Institute for Study Abroad Ireland Message from Summer Barea, 1st powwow princess and study abroad student in Ireland
  Northern Cloth Emily Rose Kessler, Chippewa, Austin, TX
  Dance  Ross Ike, Omaha Tribe
  Message from former MCC security officer Ron Beatty, Former MCC Police Officer
2:30 p.m. CDT Significance of the drum to a powwow & Southern Style Singing demonstration Great Promise for American Indians, Austin, TX
  Host Southern Drum Young Bucks, Omaha, NE
  Presentation: Native Women & Survivance Alpha Goombi, Kiowa/Apache
  Chicken Dance Great Promise for Native Americans, Austin, TX
  Fancy Shawl Great Promise for Native Americans, Austin, TX
3:00 p.m. CDT Presentation: Conquest, Genocide & John Wayne & We are Still Here Carolyn K. Fiscus, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
  Dance Judith Genovisi, Yankton Sioux
3:30 p.m. CDT Grass Dance Great Promise for Native Americans, Austin, TX
  Humanities Nebraska Prime Time Family Reading Program
Comments on Omaha Public Library's Primetime Reading Program
Reading of "We are Water Protectors"
Erika Hamilton, Director of Literary Programs 

Valery Kills Crow Copeland, Oglala Sioux

Cindy Krafka, Sicangu Lakota
  Rap/Hip Hop Antoine Edwards, Lakota/Umonhon
  Poem to honor Fort Omaha Intertribal Princesses Cassandra Rhoads-Carroll, Cheyenne Arapaho Nation of Oklahoma
  Shout out from former princess Winyan Edwards, Lakota/Umonhon 2012
  Princess Contest Contestants:
Isabella Aguirre-White Dress, Oglala
Vunna Givens, Ponca
Kari Hinman, Ponca, Head Princess Judge
4:00 p.m. CDT Cooking Demo: Wasna (original trail mix) Nicole Benegas, Sicangu Lakota
  Northern Style Singing Demonstration Great Promise for Native Americans, Austin, TX
  Host Northern Drum Upstream Singers, Omaha, NE
4:30 p.m. CDT Dance Pat Whitebear, Yankton Sioux
  Presentation--Floral design of the Anishinaabe people Sophia Ford, Bad River Band of Ojibwe People, Milwaukee, WI
  Jingle dress & value of traditional learning Great Promise for Native Americans, Austin, TX
  Dance Tired Moccasins at Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition
5:00 p.m. CDT Retreat of Colors

Closing Prayer
Recorded footage from previous Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwows
Jerome Kills Small, Oglala Lakota
  Credits Native Flute Music by Michael Murphy, Mohawk/Huron