Community College to Host Intertribal Powwow

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Metropolitan Community College celebrates Nebraska’s vibrant Native American history through dance, music, traditional crafts, colorful regalia and foods at the 20th Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow Sept. 24, 1–7:30 p.m., at MCC’s historic Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets.

Several hundred native artists will honor the Ponca, Omaha, Santee Sioux and Winnebago tribes at this family-friendly and educational event.

Demonstrations, games and study circles are held throughout the day. For non-natives, the Powwow is a wonderful way to bring Nebraska’s history to life. The tribes invite visitors to experience a Native American gathering firsthand and gain an understanding of native cultures and traditions.

This year, the Powwow and MCC will host a very special performer, Kevin Locke. Locke is known throughout the world as a visionary Hoop Dancer, preeminent player of the indigenous North Plains flute, traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator. His performance is at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The Powwow is free and open to the public.

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