For Immediate Release
April 4, 2012
Contact: Daphne Larkin
802-485-2886 or 595-3613(m)
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NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich University First Nations Club, a student club, will host its first Pow Wow to honor veterans on Saturday, April 7 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. in Plumley Armory.
This daylong event, featuring guest drummers, dancers and Native American arts and crafts and refreshments, is alcohol-free, child-friendly and free and open and accessible to the public.
About the First Nations Club, from the Norwich website:
“First Nations Club honors all of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas pre-Columbus. Our main goal is to keep First Nations students connected to their culture and life-ways while so far from home. All NU students, faculty, staff and family are encouraged to participate, not just those who have native ancestry. We will be celebrating our diversity with an annual Pow-Wow to honor veterans. This event will also serve as major fundraising activity open to all other student clubs. Club activities include: sharing tribal histories, creating regalia and dance pieces, traditional crafts, participating in other collegiate Pow-wows, storytelling, film and book reviews, guest lecturers, grant writing and student tutoring & mentoring. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, Native Americans have the highest rate of service to the U.S. military of any ethnic group. Now we have a voice at Norwich.”
Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army. Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the United States of America and the birthplace of our nation's Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu