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Fourth Annual Spring Pow Wow

May 15, 2014—The University of Denver's Native Student Alliance will host its fourth annual spring Pow Wow from 12 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 18. The event will showcase Native American drummers and dancers of all ages, representing tribes from across North America. This year the Pow Wow will also feature a 150th Sand Creek Special Honoring Blanket Ceremony between DU Chancellor, Robert Coombe, and descendants of the Sand Creek Massacre.

The Pow Wow is free and open to the public and families are encouraged to attend. Media interested in attending should RSVP to DU Media Relations at (720) 608-0240 or dumediarelations@gmail.com.

In Native American communities, a powwow is a social gathering, a time when dance and music honor the resilient cultural history of Native American people and tradition. A powwow encompasses a variety of educational experiences including history and art. Attendees can purchase handcrafted jewelry and art, as well as food provided by Denver's Tocabe American Indian Eatery.

What: University of Denver Spring Powwow featuring tribes from across North America and the 150th Sand Creek Special Honoring Blanket Ceremony

When: 12 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Sunday, May 18

Where: University of Denver campus, on the lawn of the Driscoll Green, 2190 E. Asbury Ave., Denver

Other info: Event is free and open to the public, but food and crafts are for purchase.

Media info: Media can get shots of traditional Native American performances; view art and jewelry, and see cross cultural sharing. RSVP to DU Media Relations at (720) 608-0240 or dumediarelations@gmail.com