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CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
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Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
e-mail: mary-geraghty@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Annual American Indian Powwow to be April 17-19 at UI

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa will celebrate Native America culture at its annual Powwow and American Indian Arts and Crafts Show, Friday through Sunday, April 17-19 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Powwow is open to the public from 5 p.m.-midnight April 17, from noon-midnight April 18, and from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 19.

The event features a variety of native dances and drum performances as well as more than 80 different arts and crafts vendors selling authentic Native American Indian jewelry, crafts, and food.

Admission to the Powwow is $6 for adults and $5 for children, dancers, drummers, senior citizens, and UI students with student identification. Adults can purchase a three-day pass for admission all weekend for $15. A three-day children's pass costs $10. The Powwow is sponsored by the UI American Indian Student Association.

Among the performers at this year's Powwow will be Bear Singers, as host Iowa drum; Mandaree Singers, as host Northern drum; and Yellowhammer Singers, as host Southern drum. The master of ceremonies for the weekend is Art Skinadore of Oneida, Wis. The arena director is Wade Baker of Newtown, N.D.

For more information, contact the American Indian Student Association at (319) 335-6883.

4/10/98