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2019 CMU Celebrating Life Pow Wow

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All are invited to the 30th Annual CMU Celebrating Life Pow Wow on March 23-24, 2019 at the CMU Events Center in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. CMU’s Pow wow committee will host dancers and singers from all over North America. The annual CMU Celebrating Life Pow Wow brings people together to meet for the first time or rejuvenate old friendships through dancing and singing by preserving the Native American culture.

CMU Celebrating Life Pow Wow

Doors open at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Grand entries take place Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at noon. For the general public, tickets are $7 for adults. Admission is free for children ten years or under, SCIT memebers and CMU students (both with ID).

Central Michigan University’s Pow wow committee, s student-run committee works year-round on the CMU Celebrating Life Pow Wow so that visitors from the community, as well as participants from all over the U.S. can enjoy themselves and learn more about Native American Culture.

Vendors will offer traditional food and crafts while spectators enjoy the immersion of culture. CMU’s Pow wow draws members of different Native American tribes–including the Saginaw Chippeaw Indian Tribe — with contests in singing, drumming and dancing.

The food vendors make traditional foods like fried bread and lemonades; the craft vendors offer all types of native craft work, including bead-work and leather crafts.

Admission:
Adults (11 years old & up) – $7.00
Children (10 & under) – Free
SCIT members (with I.D.) – Free
CMU students (with I.D.) – Free

Head Staff
Head Veteran – George Martin
Master of Ceremonies -​ Jason Whitehouse
Host Drum – Dusty Bear
Arena Director – Dave Shananaquet
Head Male Judge – Dale Roberts
Head Female Judge – Rowena Roberts

CMU Celebrating Life Pow Wow Mini-Gallery

PRIZE PAYOUTS:
Drum Contest
1st $4,000 2nd $3,000 3rd $2,000 4th $1,000

Hand Drum Contest
1st $500 2nd $300 3rd $100
Youth (JR) Dance Contest (6 to 11)
1st $200 2nd $150 3rd $100
Teen Dance Contest (12 to 17)
1st $300 2nd $250 3rd $200
Adult Dance Contest (18 to 49):
1st $500 2nd $400 3rd $300
Golden Age Dance Contest (50 & up):
1st $500 2nd $400 3rd $300
Committee Dance Specials (Woodland, Old Style Grass, Old Style Jingle)
1st $500 2nd $300 3rd $100

Thank you for your interest in the 30th Annual “Celebrating Life” Pow wow. If you are interested in becoming a CMU Pow wow trader, food vendor, or non-profit vendor you will find the applications below.

Vendor Information
This is an application only. It is not an invitation or contract to exhibit your items at the Pow wow. In order to be considered for a booth, you must submit all of the requested documentation with your application no later than March 1, 2019. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered. All vendors must comply with the Indian Arts & Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644). Booth sharing is prohibited. Failure to comply with any of the above, will result in your immediate removal from the Pow wow as well as a forfeited vendor fee. Vendor Application

Places to Stay
There are many hotel lodging options nearby.
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Location
Mcguirk Arena in the CMU Events Center (Formerly known as Rose Arena)
Mount Pleasant Campus
360 E Broomfield
Mt Pleasant, MI 48859

For More Information:
Call: (989) 774-2508; Email: NAP@CMICH.EDU

CMU Celebrating Life Pow Wow

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next CMU Celebrating Life Pow Wow at the CMU Events Center in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

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