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Check out Time-Out Wacipi this week!
« on: April 12, 2010, 03:33:12 pm »
This is a really interesting event and great for anyone to attend!  I'm glad they're having it this year, since last year they ended up canceling it.  There are so many fun people to talk to, singing and dancing contests to which to listen, and (if the same as before) a marketplace where you can buy things from the natives in the area.

FREE for students, although last time I went I just wandered in and nobody asked for ID or anything.  Anyone else planning on attending?

03/26/2010 -- 40th Annual Time-Out and Wacipi week at UND is April 12-18

The 40th Annual University of North Dakota Indian Association (UNDIA) and Indian Studies Association (ISA) Time-Out Wacipi featuring a Pow Wow with traditional Indian music and dance will be held on the University campus April 14-18. ISA sponsors Time-Out Week, and UNDIA sponsors the Pow Wow.

Celebrating four decades of education and diversity, the week-long annual event features speakers, entertainment, workshops, and activities for all ages, including sessions on a variety of topics related to American Indian culture and issues. A men’s basketball tournament will be held in conjunction with Time-Out April 16-18 in the Hyslop Sports Center.

“Time-Out events provide a wealth of educational opportunities for the campus that highlight the unique cultural traditions, talents, and diverse contributions that American Indians bring to our community, the region, and beyond,” said Leigh Jeanotte, director of UND American Indian Student Services.

Admission is $6 per day or $10 for a weekend pass. Admission is free for children under 5 and seniors 60 and older. UND students with a valid ID are admitted free.

“American Indians are the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority group in the state of North Dakota,” says UND President Robert O. Kelley. “Therefore, I believe it is critically important and valuable for the entire university community to be exposed to the beautiful and complex tribal cultures in order to expand our knowledge of this region’s diverse population.”

Opening ceremonies for Time-Out begin Monday, April 12, at 1 p.m. in front of the UND Memorial Union with a spiritual blessing and a welcome to all participants. On April 16, the UNDIA Wacipi Grand Entry begins at 7 p.m. in the Hyslop Sport Center.

The categories are as follows:
• Kevin Smith Memorial Singing Contest;
• Women’s 18 and Up Fancy Shawl Special;
• Men’s Veteran’s Special; and
• Honor Song, in recognition of all UND American Indian graduates.

Schedule of other UND Time-Out Wacipi week events:
Monday, April 12
1-2:30 p.m.—Contemporary American Indian cooking, UND Student Wellness Center.
3:30-4:30 p.m.—Children’s quilting, UNS Student Wellness Center Atrium.
7-8:30 p.m.—Public forum titled “Funny, you don’t look like an Indian,” with Greg Gagnon, associate professor of Indian studies; includes a discussion of Indian topics and issues,  Red River Room at the Memorial Union.

Tuesday, April 13
9:30-10:45 a.m.—Indian literature for children, UND Bookstore.
11 a.m. to noon—Native social workers panel and discussion, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl
3-4:30 p.m.—Students and faculty read and share stories during “Oral and Contemporary Traditions: Lessons of Life,” Memorial Union Loading Dock.
7-8 p.m.—The Native Pride Dancers performance at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. This internationally known high-energy show offers a true look into Native American culture through song, dance, flute storytelling and more.

Wednesday, April 14
9:30-10:45 a.m.—Indian literature for children, UND Bookstore.
10-11:30 a.m.—American Indian music with BJ Rainbow, Memorial Union Ballroom.
12:15-1:15 p.m.—Jim Grijalva, UND professor of law, speaks on “Aboriginal Human Rights Mired in the Canadian Tar Sands,” Law School Baker Courtroom.
2-3 p.m.—Timothy Pasch, UND assistant professor of psychology, will speak on “Inuktitut Online in Nunavik: Communication Technologies for Cultural Preservation,” Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
8 p.m.—1491s, an Indian comedy group, will perform in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

Thursday, April 15
9 a.m.—3 p.m.—McNair Student presentations on American Indians in higher education, Memorial Union Red River Valley Room.
9:-10:45 a.m.—Indian children’s literature, UND Bookstore.
1-2:30 p.m.—“Endangered Species Restoration to South Dakota’s Tribal Lands” with panelists Dr. James Garrett and Keith Annis, Red River Valley Room Memorial.
1-3 p.m.—Grand opening of Wellness Room at American Indian Student Services.
4-5:30 p.m.—Gordon Henry reading and reception, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
6-8 p.m.—American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Family Science Night, Memorial Union Ballroom. It is open to families with children of all ages and features hands-on science experiments.

Friday, April 16
9 a.m.—4 p.m.—Tribal and North Dakota State Relations Committee meeting, Memorial Union Red River Valley Room, open to the public.
10:30-11:30 a.m.—“Trails and Traps: The Path to Research in Indian Country” presentation by Jacque Gray, assistant professor, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
1:30-2:30 p.m.—Lecture by Dr. George Blue Spruce, the nation’s first American Indian dentist, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
2:45-4:30 p.m.—Book signing and reception for Dr. George Blue Spruce, Memorial Union Fireside Lounge.
3-4 p.m.—AISES, College of Nursing students, and Student Health Promotion Office 5K Walk-Run (location to be announced).
7 p.m.—UNDIA Time-Out Wacipi Grand Entry begins in the Hyslop Sports Center.

Saturday, April 17
11 a.m.-noon—Indian literature for children, UND Bookstore.
5:30 p.m.—Community Feast, a free dinner open to the public, beginsat the Hyslop Sports Arena.

The Time-Out Wacipi is sponsored by the City of Grand Forks; UND Office of the President; UND Student Government; UND Multi-Cultural Awareness Committee; American Indian Student Services; UNDIA and UND Indian Studies Association.

For more information, visit: or call (701) 777-4291; and see

Amber Annis, president
UND Indian Studies Association

Juan Miguel Pedraza
UND Office of University Relations
701-777-6571 office
701-740-1321 cell



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