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Music and multimedia to be highlighted at UTTC event
15 September 2010

BISMARCK (UTN) - United Tribes Technical College will be the site for a multi-media concert on Thursday, September 23 in the multi-purpose room of the college wellness center.

      The event is one stop on the 10 day “First Nations Tour,” presented by PULSE, a faith-based organization that promotes drug-and-alcohol free events for young people primarily on college campuses. Admission is free. All college and university students in the area are invited.

      The program begins with a Hotshot Basketball Competition at 5 p.m. including free-throws, half-court and 3-point shots. A taco-eating contest follows at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded and a free BBQ dinner will be provided for all.

      The multi-media concert at 7 p.m. features Native hip-hop artists Kaboose, Bemidji, MN, and DJ MICAH, Pine Ridge, SD.

      PULSE originated in 2004 at North Dakota State University, Fargo, as a student organization. It conducts campus events and maintains offices in Minneapolis, MN and Fargo, ND. Its message has reached over 250,000 students nation-wide. The event at UTTC will be directed by Steven P. Walker, a graduate of United Tribes.

      “Growing up on a reservation, I understand the hardships that the young people face,” said Walker. “I also know there is hope beyond our present situation. Our desire is to build relationships and give something substantial to the young people and community here.”

      The PULSE event includes a presentation at Theodore Jamerson Elementary School at 10 a.m. and at the United Tribes Wellness Center at 2 p.m. for a school assembly that is open to the public.

      “The team at PULSE works to combine music, multimedia, and a message of hope for one of the most effective youth initiatives I know of,” said Scott Davis, Executive Director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission.

      The PULSE website is: www.pulsemovement.com

      For more information: Jenn Porter 612-655-7571, 612-927-3150, jenn@pulsemovement.com


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