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'Celebrating Life Pow Wow' showcases Native American culture for 29th year March 17-18


The Native American Programs office is hosting its 29th annual “Celebrating Life Pow Wow" March 17-18 in McGuirk Arena. 

The Central Michigan University pow wow gives the Mount Pleasant community an opportunity to learn more about Native American culture through music, dance and cultural experiences. 

“(This pow wow) is a gathering of nations to celebrate life with family and coming together with other people,” said Colleen Green, director of Native American Programs.

Doors open at 11 a.m. on both days. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday and at noon on Sunday. The cost for general entry for the event is $7, and all children ages 10 and under get in free. The pow wow is free to CMU students with their student ID.

In tradition, the pow wow will have food, vendors, performances and prized competitions. 

Featured drum and dance competitions have prizes up to $4,000. There will also be several new specials put on by members of the Native American community such as the Yellow Shawl Special put on by Miss Wiigwaasim 2017/2018 and the Sweetheart Special put on by Melissa and Nathan Isaac. 

For more information, contact Native American Programs at (989)-774-2508 or visit