WCC to celebrate Native American culture

WCC campus

By ERIN FEDESON
Staff Writer

 

Preparations begin for the 43rd Annual Dance for Mother Earth Pow-Wow on March 26 when Washtenaw Community College and NASA (the University of Michigan Native American Student Association) will co-host a training day for Pow-Wow volunteers.

The training will be in the Morris Lawrence Building 150 and starts at 7 p.m. to educate volunteers on the dos and don’ts at the Pow-Wow.

Students, faculty and staff are welcome to volunteer if they are 18 or older.

Volunteers can sign up using google docs here.

For additional information, contact Michon Johnson at michonj@umich.edu.

In addition to the training, WCC will host the Native American K-12 Education Seminar on April 2 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Towsley Auditorium as well as in ML 150.

Presenters will explain how the Native American population in the education system can feel more welcomed in the education system. They also will present how they want to be represented in the education system. The desired outcome is to increase the understanding of the Native Americans’ history and culture in K-12 students.

For additional information about this seminar, contact Michael Naylor at mnaylor@wccnet.edu.

On April 3, U-M will host the Native American High Education Panel to discuss how the University of Michigan has fared in having cultural equity and success at the university.

The panel will discuss how the university can adapt its policies to be more welcoming to the Native American population.

This event will take place at the U-M Union and at 2435 North Quad from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

Then, the 43rd annual Dance for Mother Earth begins on April 4 until April 5 at Skyline High School, kicking off the Pow-Wow season in Michigan.

For more information, go to http://www.powwow.umich.edu.

 

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