Sept. 19

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Sept. 19, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell
darayment@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu

Media alert: MCC hosts annual powwow this Saturday 

What: Metropolitan Community College will host the 28th annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow, celebrating Native American cultures with traditional dances, music, artistry, oral history, crafts and foods of regional tribes.

When: Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1-7:30 p.m.

Where: The Parade Ground on the Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets.

Background: The event is free and open to the public. The powwow is made possible with the support of Douglas County, Nebraska, Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. The powwow comes the same week that Ponca Chief Standing Bear’s bronze statue was unveiled in the U.S. Capitol.

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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.