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Aapchigwa nishiiwag niigaanzijig... The Leaders and the Best

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Executive Board '12-'13 & Native Graduation

The following students were elected to the 2012-2013 NASA Executive Board on Monday, April 2nd:

External Co-Chair- Forrest Cox

Internal Co-Chair/Powwow Chair- Sarah Ballew

Treasurer- Don Wilkerson

Secretary- Rachel Derusha

Programming Chair- Rayna Caskey

Recruitment Chair- Kelcie Jimenez

Social Chair- Tashina Emery

Event Coordinating Chair- Haley Mandoka

Mark your calendars!

NASA presents 2012 Native Graduation on April 27th at 7 PM at Rackham Auditorium. Special guest drum group Ribbon Town will be attending and a catered dinner will follow the ceremony. All students, families and community members are invited to attend.

We will be accepting nominations for Pendleton blanket recipients. Graduating students active in the Native community will be considered. Be on the look out for more details to follow.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

40th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow!

It's that time of year again! Welcome to the largest powwow in the Midwest!
Over 150 Dancers, 12 Drums, and 33 Artists and Vendors from across the nation and throughout Indian Country!

Please join us for the 4oth Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow:
March 17th and 18th
Pioneer High School , 601 W. Stadium Blvd. , Ann Arbor, Michigan

Doors open at 10:30AM both days.
Saturday Grand Entries at 12:00PM & 7:00PM
Sunday Grand Entry at 12:00PM

What is a pow wow?

Pow Wows are gatherings that Native American people use as a place to meet, dance, sing and otherwise renew and strengthen our rich culture. These gatherings are held year-round and many Native people travel great distances to attend them. The Ann Arbor Powwow is one of the largest university-run pow wows in the country, with more than 1,000 of North America's greatest singers, dancers, artists and craftspeople.

Come for a couple of hours, for the whole day, or for both days! And bring cash to shop from over 40 Native vendors!

Volunteers are needed! Gain free admission with a volunteer shift of just 2hrs! Email powwowvolunteers@gmail.com for more information.

Event is open to the public. All are welcome!!

The Ann Arbor Powwow is hosted by the UM Native American Student Association (NASA).

Here's a link to our webpage:

Here's a link to the facebook event:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Weekly Meeting Times


In general all of our NASA/Powwow Meetings will be Mondays at 6:00 PM in 3512 Haven Hall.
We'll notify everyone if there is a change to the time or location.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

NASA Meeting Times!


Our next NASA and Powwow Planning Meeting will be:

Monday, January 16
3512 Haven Hall

We hope to see you there as we discuss plans for the 40th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow! Miigwetch and have a great week!