The 23rd Annual Woodlands and High Plains Traditional Powwow sponsored by Concordia College; Minnesota State Community and Technical College; Minnesota State University Moorhead; and North Dakota State University will be held March 24, 2012, in the Bison Sports Arena on the NDSU campus in Fargo. This year’s theme is “Walk with Purpose.”

The powwow will feature many styles of dance and drum songs from the area tribes. The community will also enjoy the overall cultural experience, including the many vendors that will display and sell their wares and perhaps enjoy a delicious Indian taco.

Grand Entry will be at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and a meal will be served during supper break. The doors will open to the public at 11 a.m. This year’s head dancers will be Thomas Bluestone, member of Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota and Kelsey Peltier, member of Turtle Mountain tribe in North Dakota. The head dancers this year are both attending North Dakota State University.

The MC is Mickey Hodges, member of White Earth Nation, White Earth, Minnesota, and the Arena Director is Chris Peltier, member of Turtle Mountain in North Dakota. The Spiritual Advisor is Dr. Clifford Canku, Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe and the host drum is Buffalo River Drum Group from Fargo, North Dakota. The Honor Guard is from the White Earth Nation, White Earth, Minnesota.

Admission for the event will be children 5 and under, free; children ages 6-18, $2.00; adults 19 – 54, $3.00; and adults 55 and over are free.

Quad-College Students (from Concordia College, M-State, MSUM and NDSU) are admitted free with a valid student ID.