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Release: Immediate

Annual American Indian Pow Wow to be held April 11-13 at UI

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- American Indian dance performances and contests are among an array of events scheduled for this year's Pow Wow at the University of Iowa, beginning Friday, April 11, through Sunday, April 13, in the Recreation Building located on Stadium Drive.

Admission to the Pow Wow is $8 for adults and $6 for children for a one-day pass. Weekend passes are $15 for adults and $10 for children. The event is sponsored by the UI American Indian Student Association (AISA).

Vendors from tribes across the United States and Canada will offer food, finely crafted jewelry, blankets, rugs, pottery, clothing and other Native American crafts in the Arts and Crafts Expo running throughout the Pow Wow.

The Pow Wow begins with grand entries of dance performers in sessions beginning at 7 p.m. Friday; 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday. Contests will be held in categories such as senior men's and women's traditional, men's and women's traditional, teens, children, men's grass, women's jingle, men's fancy bustle, women's fancy shawl, hand drums and clowns. Winners will receive cash awards.

A Pow Wow session for children of all ages will be held from 1-3 p.m. Friday, free of charge. Area schools have been invited to attend.

For more information, contact AISA at (319) 335-6883 or 335-8298. Persons with disabilities who are in need of accommodations in order to participate should contact AISA prior to the event.

Editors Note: An opportunity to photograph American Indian dancers performing will be available Friday, April 11, during the free Pow Wow session for children from

1-3 p.m. in the Recreation Building. Area schools have been invited to attend.

4/3/97