CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0011; fax (319) 384-0024
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,
For more information, contact the American Indian Student Association
at (319) 335-6883.