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College’s 10th Annual Student Pow Wow Celebrates CMN’s 20th Anniversary Year


Student Powwow 2012
Student Pow Wow 2012
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Friday, March 1, has a special meaning this year as the College of Menominee Nation hosts its 10th annual Student Pow Wow in concert with the College’s on-going 20th anniversary year celebration.


CMN student pow wows have their origin in a Spring 2004 event. The student-organized activity was so successful that it has become an annual event designed to celebrate Menominee culture and the achievements of CMN students. Each year, students are recognized by faculty with certificates of academic achievement and have drummers sings honor songs for them as they dance with their proud families.


The 10th Annual Student Pow Wow will begin with a meal at 5 p.m. at the Menominee Casino Conference Center and grand entry at 6:30 p.m. Student honors, give-ways and an evening of socializing are planned. Myrna Warrington, a Menominee elder and CMN’s Director of Student Support Services, calls the event an important way for students and staff to realize the importance of pursuing an education, celebrate success, and enjoy a part of the Menominee culture.


Along with contributions from individuals, the event annually receives support from the Menominee Tribe, Oneida Tribe, Stockbridge/Munsee Tribe, Menominee Indian School District, American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and Wisconsin Indian Education Association.