Monday 2, 2009
            Northern Michigan University will hold its 17th annual “Learning to Walk Together” traditional Native American pow wow on Saturday, March 14, in Vandament Arena. Grand entry times are noon and 6 p.m.

            The pow wow is sponsored by the NMU Native American Student Association and will draw dancers and singers from throughout the Great Lakes region. It will feature veterans’ honor song, male and female traditional dances and exhibitions of jingle dress, grass dance, fancy bustle and fancy shawl dances. There will also be social dances such as the two-step and round dance, where audience members will be able to participate. Vendors and artisans will also be on site. A hand drum competition and traditional feast meal are scheduled at 4 p.m. in the NMU Jacobetti Center.

            The pow wow being held in conjunction with the “Living Traditions” folk festival at NMU. Admission is $3. NMU students, elders and children 13 and under are admitted free.