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UNI Native American Student Union presents first cultural fair/powwow

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Catherine Zeman, UNI assistant professor of health promotion and education, and director of Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center (319) 273-7090
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --The First Cultural Fair/Powwow, presented by the University of Northern Iowa Native American Student Union, will take place during UNI Family Weekend, Friday, Sept. 26, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Saturday, Sept 27, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., in the UNI West Gym.



Friday and Saturday festivities will include scheduled dance competitions for various ages and genders, arts and crafts, and a variety of cultural foods.

'The fair is an opportunity to share community and learn about the Native American culture through cultural dance and a display of costumes,' said Catherine Zeman, assistant professor of health promotion and education, and director of Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center (RRTTC) at UNI.

Grand Entries of the dancers will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, and at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, to honor native colors, present flags and recognize participating tribes/clans.

The fair is jointly sponsored by UNI's Native American Student Union, Center for Multicultural Education, UNI Student Activities, College of Natural Sciences, Office of the Vice President for Educational and Student Services, Recycling & Reuse Technology Transfer Center, Graduate College, Department of Military Science, Office of Financial Aid and Global Health Corps.

T-shirts will be for sale throughout the fair. For more information and to purchase tickets contact Loretta Dominguez at (319) 273-3858 or Catherine Zeman at (319) 273-7090, or by e-mail, at square@uni.edu.