Metropolitan Community College - Fort Omaha Intertribal Powow
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Powwow Schedule of Events

29th Annual Fort Omaha VIRTUAL Intertribal Powwow Schedule

Powwow Committee Members

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Times listed are estimates

Time Activity Presenter
1 p.m. Welcome Randy Schmailzl, President, Metropolitan Community College
  Live commentary by Emcee will be interspersed throughout the virtual powwow Whitney Rencountre, II, Hunkpati Dakota from the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, Co-Founder of Social Distance Powwow
  Opening Prayer Eugene Pappan, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
  Memorial song honoring Ron Goombi, Donel Keeler, Wanda Redwing & Joni Stinson  
Upstream Singers
  Message from Reigning Princess Naomi Ike, Omaha Nation
Grand Entry
Recorded footage from previous Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwows
  Powwows and Role of the Arena Director Steven Tamayo, Sicangu Lakota
1:30 p.m.  
Head Man Dancer comments and dance
Carlos Benally, Dine/Dakota
  Ponca Chief Standing Bear and the History of the Fort Omaha Campus Richard Lasley, Northern Ponca and Omaha, direct descendent of Ponca Chief Standing Bear
  Head Lady Dancer comments and dance Lestina Saul-Beltran, Sissetonwan Dakota
2:00 p.m.  
Fry bread cooking demonstration
Samantha Jones, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and Omaha
2:30 p.m. Host Northern Drum comments and performance
Various dancers
Izzy Tamayo, Head Singer
Upstream Singers
3:00 p.m. Study Circle: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls: Elevating the narrative of awareness into ACKNOWLEDGEMENT, ACTION & ACCOUNTABILITY Colette Yellow Robe, Ph.D.,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  Soaring over Meth & Suicide (SOMS) red jingle dress presentation Nicole Tamayo-Benegas, Sicangu Lakota, Youth & Family Program director, Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition
Kirby Williams, Cherokee Nation
Nathaniel Cacy, Cherokee Nation, SOMS Youth and Family Program Coordinator
3:30 p.m. Princess Contest Winyan Edwards, Lakota/Umonhon, Head Princess Judge
Taima Wilson, Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, Jenks OK
Elliana Sitting Eagle, Oglala Lakota, Omaha NE
Bellah Song Hawk, Yankton Sioux Tribe, Sioux Falls SD
Sophia Ford, Bad River Band of Ojibwe People, Milwaukee WI
4:00 p.m. Host Southern Drum performance
Various dancers
Shannon Leroy, Head Singer
Tha’ Horse
4:30 p.m.  
Study Circle: Medicinal Herbs
Megan Schnitker-Bullbear, Sicangu Lakota
5:00 p.m. Closing Prayer
Retreat of Colors
Dr. Rudi Mitchell, Omaha Nation of Nebraska and Iowa
Recorded footage from previous Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwows
  Social Distance and MMIWG dance Lestina Saul-Beltran, Sissetonwan Dakota
Gabriel Barea, Omaha
  Credits Native Flute Music By Michael Murphy, Mohawk, Huron