Images from Augsburg College’s sixth Traditional Powwow were featured in a photo essay by Minnesota Public Radio reporter Nikki Tundel. The photos show various aspects of the Powwow, ranging from dances and drumming to fellowship and friendship. Visit the MPR website to view the photos.
Jennifer Simon, director of Augsburg College’s American Indian Student Services, talked to KSTP TV about the College’s 6th Traditional Powwow. Simon shared highlights of the powwow, including recognition of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for a gift of $250,000 for endowed scholarships to support American Indian students. Watch “Traditional Powwow at Augsburg College Thanks Local Sioux Tribe.”
A version of the story also was featured on KAAL-TV in Rochester and can be viewed on KAAL-TV.
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community to be honored for donation
Augsburg College will host a traditional powwow March 29 in the Si Melby Hall Gymnasium. The event, hosted by the Augsburg Indigenous Student Association and American Indian Student Services, includes two Grand Entries and an Honoring Ceremony to recognize graduating American Indian students.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) also will be honored for recently contributing $250,000 to endowed scholarships* for American Indian students at the College. The gift means the College will award an additional $10,000 per year to enrolled American Indian students. Continue reading “Advisory: Augsburg’s 6th traditional powwow is March 29”