Native American Round Dance
Friday, March 28
Saint Francis Center
Participate in a traditional Native American "Round Dance," a free, multicultural family event open the the entire Briar Cliff and Siouxland community.
There will be a dinner with traditional Native American food. The Round Dance will also feature main presenter and notable Stickman Gerald Zephier, Bad Nation Drum, Hunkpati Dakota, Fort Thompson, S.D. The event also will include presentations and performances by singers from the Omaha Nation, Santee Sioux Nation, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and other nations; and face painting, a cake walk, Two-Step contest, Potato Dance contest and a Hand Drum contest.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by the round dance which will last until 10 p.m.
The emcee will be Garan Coons, Nebraska Indian Community College (NICC) instrcutor, Oglala Lakota, Winnebago, Neb. There will also be presenters/singers from the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, Santee Sioux Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
Sponsors of the Round Dance include:
- Nebraska Indian Community College
- New Dawn Tribal Extension Program
- Project FAME (Fighting Against Meth Everyday)
- Native Youth Standing Strong
- Four Directions Center
- Briar Cliff University Multicultural Program & the Siouxland Indian Child Welfare Traineeship Project
- Santee Sioux Tribe
- Omaha Tribe