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Oct. 26, 2004

Union hosts Native American performers and art

LINCOLN—In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Union College’s Multicultural Committee is hosting a group of Native American performers on Sunday, Nov. 7. The festivities will begin at 1 p.m. in the atrium of the Don Love Building on Union’s campus. Events and exhibits will include artisan booths, a Navajo taco sale and at 2 p.m., the Oyate Tokeya drummers and singers will perform with the Dreams of Eagle Intertribal Dancers. Artisan booths will be open from 1-3 p.m. Parking is available from Bancroft Street on the Union College campus. All are welcome to attend this free event.
        “We want multiculturalism and inclusion to be part of the fabric of our campus,” said Joann Herrington, education professor and chair of Union’s Multicultural Committee. “We are pleased to bring awareness of Native American culture to campus and to the community at large.”
        Also available for viewing on Nov. 7 is a photography exhibit by Tom Tidball. In collaboration with Union’s Multicultural Committee, the Ella Johnson Crandall Memorial Library is hosting “Pow Wow Plains,” an exhibit of 24 photographs on loan from the Great Plains Art Collection at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The photographs were taken at the annual pow wows of the four native tribes in Nebraska: the Omaha, Winnebago, Santee Sioux and Ponca. The photographs will be on display in Union’s library until Dec. 15. For more information contact Union’s library at (402) 486-2514.