Pow Wow Fever is Catching! A guide to pow wow etiquette, pow wow volunteering and the pow wow experience. Saturday, March 13, 2010

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  • Pow Wow Fever is Catching!A guide to pow wow etiquette, pow wow volunteering andthe pow wow experience.

    Saturday, March 13, 2010

  • Time to pow wow!FIRST AND FOREMOST --Chi miigwech (great thanks) for your time and interest in supporting this annual student event!!!We could not do this without your help!

  • Time to pow wow!What is a Pow Wow? Native Americans refer to a pow wow as agathering of Indigenous people to celebrate life.

    It is a time to: *VISIT*SING*DANCE*FEAST *GIVE GIFTS

  • Time to pow wow!The pow wow takes place at the Vandament Arena

    Grand Entry Times:Noon & 6 p.m. On Saturday

    Feast andHand Drum Contest4 p.m. at the DJ Jacobetti Center

  • Time to pow wow!For those of you volunteering in the Vandament, There will be a sign in sheet at the NASA front desk.

    For those of you volunteering in the Jacobetti Center kitchen, there will also be a sign in sheet.

    It is very important that everyone sign in and sign out. Especially if you are receiving extra credit. We will notify your faculty. But dont count solely on us.

  • Time to pow wow!VOLUNTEER STATION RESPONSIBILITIES

    Kitchen - Help with all sorts of prep, serving, and clean up of feast at DJ Jacobetti Center. This could be cutting celery to washing bowls to making cheesecake.

    Chris Kibit is the faculty. What he says GOES! Everyone to wear apron, wash hands a lot. Be mindful of what is going on around you. They donate this service to us so please be respectful of their kitchen!

    Everyone is responsible for general safety issues.

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  • Time to pow wow!VOLUNTEER STATION RESPONSIBILITIES

    Set Up at Vandament unload wood, unload various items , put down temporary flooring, clean flooring, set up tables & chairs, assist vendors with their set up if they need it.

    Chris Busch is in charge at the PEIF. Chad Nedeau NASA Representative.

    Everyone is responsible for general safety issues.

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  • Time to pow wow!Generallyspeaking, a lotof peoplecould be inattendance. It is difficult todetermine(weather, etc.)

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  • Time to pow wow!VOLUNTEER STATION RESPONSIBILITIES

    Security/Runners (this is good information for everyone). DO NOT try to solve a bad situation on your own. Call for assistance. In case of an injury or medical emergency call 911 first and then report immediately to April Lindala or NASA Representative at the Front Desk.

    In case of a disturbance, contact Public Safety immediately (via 911) and report this to a NASA representative at the front desk in the Vandament.

    Keep kids out from under bleachers (this is a popular hang out). Keep an eye out on various stations (i.e. committee room) Do a run through the locker rooms. This will depend on your station. Always work in groups of two or three.

    Everyone is responsible for general safety issues.

  • Time to pow wow!VOLUNTEER STATIONS - continued

    Front Desk - Selling day passes, stamping hands, watch NMU Student SIGN IN & Volunteer sign in, direct people to bathrooms, locker rooms, etc. *A NASA representative will always be at the front desk.

    Drivers - Drive elders back and forth to feast, drive food back and forth for vendors

    Tear Down - clean up, stack chairs, fold and move tablesclean flooring, pick up and wrap flooring. Again, see Chris Busch as person in charge.

    Everyone is responsible for general safety issues.

  • Time to pow wow!The circle is set upwith the openingto the east. We askthat whilevolunteering youonly enter the circleif you absolutelyneed to.

    You are free toparticipate if you arenot on duty

  • Time to pow wow!Grand Entry: The first dance of each session is the Grand Entry.

    The Flag Song:Immediately following the Grand Entry Song is the flag song. The flag song is similar to our nationalanthem.

    If you are working in a busy area, please be respectful ofthe flag song and keep your voice to a whisper if youmust talk.

  • Time to pow wow!Emcees:Dwight Bucko TeepleDo your best to listen to your emcee. He will have important information.

    If you are carrying a radio do not play on these. Ifsomething important were to happen, we need tokeep the channels clear.

  • Time to pow wow!Inter-Tribals: These dances include all dancestyles. Everyone may dance,even if NOT in regalia.

  • Time to pow wow!Giveaway:In our way, giving to others isour way of life. The message toparticipants is our thankfulnessand a way of welcoming themTo our community. When aperson picks up a gift from theblanket, they are honoring usby accepting the gift. We hopethat you will be around to takepart in this.

  • Time to pow wow!Review the volunteer handbook

    There is more specific information regarding each site area.

    Thank you again for your interest andparticipation! If you have further questions, call227-1397 or e-mail NASA@nmu.edu

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