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Youth Day at the Powwow
August 26 2014

Powwow Youth Day is Friday, September 5

BISMARCK (UTN) – School classes and youth groups are invited to Youth Day at the United Tribes International Powwow, which begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 5 on the United Tribes campus.

Billy Mills, an admired role model and the only American to win an Olympic Gold Medal in the 10,000 Meter Run, is the featured guest.

All school groups are invited to attend as part of organized outings. There is no admission fee for students, teachers or escorts.

Mills is famous for his come-from-behind win in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. His thrilling gold medal victory is widely considered one of the greatest moments in Olympic sports history. His story inspired the 1983 Hollywood movie “Running Brave.”

Now age 76, he lives near Sacramento, CA. In 2012 Barack Obama awarded Mills a Presidential Citizens Medal for his work with young people.
           
The Youth Day experience includes tribal music, cultural entertainment and audience participation. It takes place east of the college administration building on Sisseton Road. Young people are also invited to participate in the 1 p.m. grand entry in the powwow arena. Groups may bring their own lunches or purchase lunch from a variety of vendors in the food court.

Teachers are encouraged to register in advance by contacting coordinator Shiela Ross 701-255-3285 x 1546, sross@uttc.edu.
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Youth Day at the 2013 United Tribes International Powwow.   United Tribes News photo DENNIS J. NEUMANN
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