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2007 Powwow Poster Art Selected
13 February 2007

FANCY DANCE MOVE: The image of a male fancy dancer in bright regalia, with his head held high during an intricate step, has been selected to represent the 38th Annual United Tribes International Powwow. The work, "Wacipi Waste," rendered in mixed styles by artist Don Brewer (Cheyenne River/Oglala Lakota) of Globe, Arizona, pays tribute to the joy and goodness of the powwow.

Wacipi Waste
"Wacipi Waste" by Don Brewer

      Brewer's work will adorn thousands of wearable and collectible items used to promote the 2007 event scheduled for September 6 - 9 on the college campus in Bismarck. It is the third time a work from Brewer has been selected. The acrylic/horsehair/beaded original is part of the college's collection of American Indian art, some of which is on display at the college's Cultural Interpretive Center.

      As one of the longest running contest powwows in the country, the United Tribes International Powwow typically attracts 800 dancers, more than two-dozen drum groups, and upwards of 15,000 spectators, to the college campus. Held annually since 1969, the four-day event is the last of the large outdoor powwows on the Northern Plains at the end of the summer season.

      To obtain a free poster or information about the powwow and associated events contact Sandy Erickson, serickson@uttc.edu, 701-255-3285 x 1293, FAX 701-530-0633, or visit www.uttc.edu.

 

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