Norwich hosts student club “First Nations” Pow Wow to honor veterans

For immediate release
April 5, 2012

Contact
Daphne Larkin
Phone: 802-485-2886
Email: [email protected]

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University First Nations Club, a student club, will host its first Pow Wow to honor veterans on Saturday, April 7 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. in Plumley Armory.

This daylong event, featuring guest drummers, dancers and Native American arts and crafts and refreshments, is alcohol-free, child-friendly and free and open and accessible to the public.

About the First Nations Club, from the Norwich website:

“First Nations Club honors all of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas pre-Columbus. Our main goal is to keep First Nations students connected to their culture and life-ways while so far from home. All NU students, faculty, staff and family are encouraged to participate, not just those who have native ancestry. We will be celebrating our diversity with an annual Pow-Wow to honor veterans. This event will also serve as major fundraising activity open to all other student clubs. Club activities include: sharing tribal histories, creating regalia and dance pieces, traditional crafts, participating in other collegiate Pow-wows, storytelling, film and book reviews, guest lecturers, grant writing and student tutoring & mentoring. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, Native Americans have the highest rate of service to the U.S. military of any ethnic group. Now we have a voice at Norwich.”

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