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Powwow Youth Day is Friday, September 11
24 August 2009

BISMARCK (UTN) - School classes and youth groups are invited to Youth Day at the United Tribes International Powwow on Friday, September 11 on the college campus in Bismarck.

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


Youth Day at the Powwow 2008, United Tribes News photo

      Included are cultural presentations, flute music, hoop dancing, and a performance by the powwow’s featured cultural group.

      This is the 16th annual Youth Day. During past events, school groups from Bismarck-Mandan, surrounding towns and outlying reservation communities have attended as part of organized outings.

      Funding for Youth Day is provided by the Bismarck Public Schools, Theodore Jamerson Elementary School, and Standing Rock Water and Sewer.

      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, partake in a lunch at Youth Day, 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 Bernadette Dauenhauer 701-255-3285 x 1248.