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United Tribes Youth Day is Friday, September 7
21 August 2007

BISMARCK (UTN) – School classes and youth groups are invited to take a field trip to Youth Day at the United Tribes International Powwow on Friday, September 7 on the college campus in Bismarck.

      The music and cultural event is offered as an educational experience for young people and visitors who are interested in learning about Native American culture.

      Included are cultural presentations, flute music, hoop dancing, and a performance by KAHRUANGI, the Maori Dance Theatre, the powwow’s featured cultural group from New Zealand.

      This is the 14th annual Youth Day. During past events, school groups from Bismarck-Mandan, surrounding towns and outlying reservation communities have attended as part of organized outings. Major funding for Youth Day is provided by the Bismarck Public Schools.

      Youth Day begins with at 9 a.m. and runs through the morning near the college administration building on Sisseton Road. The event will be held in the gymnasium in case of rain. The schedule concludes with the 1 p.m. Grand Entry of powwow dancers at Lone Star Arena.

      Groups are advised to bring lunches or plan to purchase lunch at the food court. Vendor stands will also be open. There is no admission fee for students, teachers or escorts.

      Teachers are encouraged to register in advance by contacting coordinator Julie M. Cain 701-255-3285 x 1276.

Youth Day Schedule: (starting at 9 a.m.)

  • Welcome/Prayer/Flag Song/Memorial Song
  • Host: Bobbi Rae Sage Ranger (Three Affiliated), former Miss Indian Nations
  • Cultural Presentations – Miss Indian Nations Participants
  • Keith Bear (Three Affiliated) Flute Player
  • Wayne Fox (Three Affiliated) and Cannonball Student Hoop Dancers
  • KAHURANGI Maori Dance Theatre, New Zealand

 

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