Ninth Annual Festival & PowWow in West Valley City, Utah focuses on American Indian EducationThe 9th Annual Native American Festival and Pow-wow will be at Granger Park, 3600 West 3500 South, starting Friday, August 17 ending Sunday, August 19, 2007. The pow-wow, featuring competitors from around the western United States performing traditional pow-wow dances, takes place on Friday from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M., Saturday from 11:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. and Sunday from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.. Admission to the festival is $4.00 per day and free for children 6 years and under and seniors 65 years and older. Bring the entire family for a relaxing day viewing the fascinating traditions and colorful regalia of our American Indian community, dining on Navajo tacos and other interesting food, and browsing among the multitude of booths of handmade Native jewelry, rugs, baskets, beadwork, clothing, toys, and other crafts. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs.The festival and pow-wow theme is “Traditional Wisdom for Today’s Education.” Donna Deyhle, Ph.D., the Director of American Indian Studies at the University of Utah and Dr. Orrenzo B. Snyder, a Urologist of Mesquite, Nevada and a member of the Navajo Nation will be presenting a Humanities discussion, thanks to a grant from the Utah Humanities Council. The discussions will focus on the history of American Indian education, history of assimilation policy, language policy, indigenous efforts in language and culturally specific programs. Included also will be carrying on family traditions in education and bringing American Indian philosophy of mind, body and spirit into modern education. The discussion will be on Saturday, August 18, 3:45 P.M. - 5:30 P.M., at Granger Park in the pow-wow arena by the stage.
Guest: Harry James Snr., Chairperson, with Native American Association of West Valley, Inc
Airs: Thursday Aug 16th
Taped: Wednesday August 15th, 2007
Date(s): Fri Aug 17th, 2007 - Mon Aug 20th, 2007
Time: Fri 5 pm, Sat & Sun 10 AM
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