September 25, 2009

Free event Sept. 25-27 in Gardnerville

College to Participate in Powwow

Indian Woman at 2008 Pow Wow
Indian Woman at 2008 Pow Wow

A three-day powwow at Lampe Park, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 25-27, starts Friday afternoon at with a health and college fair beginning at 2 p.m. Later that evening comedians will take the stage to entertain everyone at the free event.

The powwow will feature drum contests, dancing, singing, arts and crafts, and food booths.
The grand entry will be Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. Master of ceremonies will be Rocco Clark, Sr. of Yakima, Wash. Arena director will be Michael Keats, Sr. Head woman is Francine Tahonnie, host drum will be Echo Sky with host drum/head singer WaKanWaci Blindman from Wadsworth. Head man will be Rocco Clark, Jr. from Toppenish, Wash.
Sponsors include the Washo Tribal Health Clinic/Community Health, Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada Domestic Violence Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Western Nevada College Office of Student Life.

Western's Katie Leao, coordinator of Student Outreach, said Western is working with groups like the Washo Tribe to increase prospective student awareness about WNC and what the college can do to help Native Americans succeed in higher education.

Information: Lori Pasqua, Washo, 775-450-1355 or 265-4438; or Lana Hicks, Washo, 775-287-9978.

Press Release: September 14, 2009

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A young dancer at the 2008 Pow Wow Indian Dancer - 2008 Pow Wow  
A young dancer at the 2008 Pow WowIndian Dancer - 2008 Pow Wow  
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