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Aapchigwa nishiiwag niigaanzijig... The Leaders and the Best

Friday, February 25, 2011

Pre-Spring Break Update


Powwow is officially THREE WEEKS AWAY!! If you are interested in volunteering and have not signed up yet, please contact a committee member as soon as possible. 

We had a meeting yesterday afternoon to go over some things before spring break, and many of us went to Audra Simpson's lecture afterward on her new book Mohawk Interruptus.

There will not be a meeting over spring break (next week) as many of us will be out of town. We will send out an email as soon as the next meeting is scheduled, but for now, plan on Thursday nights.

Please start spreading the word about powwow! It is March 19th & 20th at Saline Middle School, all day, and there will be free shuttles available from the Student Union at the University of Michigan.

Also, please mark your calendars for Monday, March 14th @ 7:30 PM. We will be stuffing packets for dancer registration and getting some other last minute things accomplished. It will probably be a rather long meeting so if you can't make it until later, we'd love to have you then. There will be FREE PIZZA. Please make every effort to attend; it will be fun and we have a lot to accomplish that week!

Please note that due to privacy concerns, we will no longer be posting the minutes from powwow planning or NASA meetings on this blog and all previous posts with minutes have been removed. Minutes will be available on the powwow's CTools (a U of M online collaboration & document sharing tool similar to Blackboard) page. If you would like access to the CTools page, please contact any committee member. We can also email minutes to group members if any individuals make a request & would prefer that over CTools.

Rachel Derusha

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Meeting Thursday


We will be having another meeting on Thursday, February 24th at 3 PM in the Ethnic Studies Lounge on the 3rd floor of Haven Hall. 

-Rachel Derusha

Monday, February 14, 2011

Zaagidiwin Giizhigad -- Valentine's Day!!


Just a couple of things to share today...

Valentine's Day phrases in Ojibwe!

Also, please consider attending this event tomorrow night if at all possible. 
These are useful skills to have in general and could be helpful in future Powwow Planning & NASA work. Besides, why pass up free food?

 Student Organization Roundtable

Tuesday February 15th, 6:00-7:30 PM Michigan Union Room 2105 A
Topic: Obtaining Funding and Grant Writing for Student Organizations

Wondering how to obtain more funding for you student organization?  Looking for new fundraising strategies? 
This roundtable will include presentations from MSA and MESA and information about additional fundraising opportunities on campus that will answer these questions. 

 Student Organization Roundtable (SOR) represents a collaborative effort between members of Mortar Board and the Office of Student Activities & Leadership (SAL).  Student leaders who participate in SOR will be provided important student organization information and updates, a forum for networking with other student leaders and organizations, and an opportunity to identify and address student organizational concerns. 

Food will be provided for all participants!

If you have any questions, please contact Dani Angeli at angelidk@umich.edu.  

Rachel Derusha

Sunday, February 13, 2011



We are still looking for volunteers to help with planning and/or work the weekend of the powwow. Volunteer time counts for community service hours!

Please note that we now have a Powwow Committee phone number: 734.408.1581
If you need to send any information out to the entire committee, please use the following email address:

Thank you for all of your support! 
Rachel Derusha