Oct. 9, 2002
CONTACT: Carol Anderson

EMU Family Day Features Traditional Pow Wow, Oct. 12-13

YPSILANTI - Discover the excitement and beauty of Native American culture at the11th annual "Honoring Tradition" Pow Wow, Oct.12-13 at Eastern Michigan University's Bowen Field House.

The event, which features Native American dancers, singers and artists from the Great Lakes region, runs 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct 12, and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 13.

The public is invited to participate in various social dances and to browse the Native American arts and crafts. Grand Entries are at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday and at 1 p.m., Sunday.

The event is hosted by the Native American Student Organization and the Center for Multi-Cultural Affairs of EMU. Tickets are available at the door.

The Pow Wow is one of more than 50 activities scheduled during EMU's annual Family Day, Saturday, Oct. 12, noon - 4 p.m.

Children's activities include face painting; story telling; Colors the Clown and her pig, Petunia; chemistry magic for making slime creations; puppet shows; a Harry Potter and Hermione Granger look-alike contest; and a live performance of "Little Red and the Three Pigs."

Teen and adult activities include learning to create a web-designed newspaper; tips on healthy eating; music by the Ypsilanti High Jazz Band; tours of campus and a look at the "Rainforest Experience" with live non-indigenous creatures including snakes, sloths and porcupines.

For more on Family Day activities, go to and access the Family Day link.