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Sept. 13

Sept. 13, 2021 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Contact: 
Derek Rayment 
Public and Media Relations Manager 
531-MCC-2876, office 
darayment@mccneb.edu 
mccneb.edu

 
MCC to host virtual powwow Sept. 25 

Omaha, Neb. - Metropolitan Community College will host the 30th annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow on Saturday, Sept. 25, 1-5 p.m. via Facebook and YouTube. The powwow celebrates Native American cultures with traditional dances, music, artistry and oral history.  

This year’s theme is “Survivance.” The event is free and open to the public. At 1 p.m. on Sept. 25, attendees are asked to visit the powwow website at mccneb.edu/powwow to access the links for viewing. 

This year’s master of ceremonies is Whitney Rencountre II, Hunkpati Dakota from the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, with Ronnie Preston, San Carlos Apache, serving as arena director. Hinglu Hall, Ioway, Otoe, Kiowa, will serve as head man dancer while Julia Wolf, Omaha, will serve as head lady dancer. The event also features a princess contest, with Kari Hinman, Ponca, serving as head judge. Red Leaf Singers, from Two Strike, South Dakota, will be host northern drum while Young Bucks, Omaha, will serve as the host southern drum. 

The 30th annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow is made possible with the support of BNSF Railway Foundation, the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Whitmore Charitable Trust. For more information, visit mccneb.edu/powwow or email powwow@mccneb.edu. 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.