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  • The event must take place in Utah.
  • The organization promoting the event  must be a qualified 501 (c) (3) charity or political subdivision.
  • The event cannot promote a religious organization or individual.

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**Please submit request at least 10-14 days before your event – event listings read  on-air are chosen at random, two weeks prior to the event.**

 

Apr
19
Sat
Inter-Tribal Student Association 42nd Annual Powwow @ University of Utah Olpin Student Union Ballroom
Apr 19 all-day
Inter-Tribal Student Association 42nd Annual Powwow @ University of Utah Olpin Student Union Ballroom

The Inter-Tribal Student Association hosts its 42nd traditional powwow on Saturday, April 19 at the U’s Olpin Student Union. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Our Culture.”

The powwow is an excellent opportunity for communities to come together and join in dance and song.

“This is a long and proud tradition at the U,” says Octavio Villalpando, associate vice president for Equity & Diversity. “It is a wonderful way for the U to support American Indian students and community, honor their contributions and help others learn about their history and culture.”

Day’s Events:

9 a.m. — Registration

11 a.m. — Arena Blessing

Noon — Grand Entry

5 p.m. — Dinner Break

6 p.m. — Grand Entry

10 p.m. — Closing Song

Participants

Host Drum: Midnite Express

Master of Ceremonies (MC): Tyson Shay

Arena Director: Nino Reyes

Spiritual Advisor: Bob Taylor

Head Man: Patrick Willie

Head Woman: Miss American Indian Woman Scholar 2014 (to be announced)

Color Guard: Utah Intertribal Veterans Association

Powwow Etiquette

1. Always stand respectfully during special songs. These include the Grand Entry, flag songs, veteran’s songs or any other song the MC designates. During these songs, men should remove their hats.

2. Pay extra attention to the MC for various announcements about the event and type of dances.

3. Ask permission before taking photos of dancers in regalia. If the photo is for publication or commercial use, this should be explained before the photo is taken.

4. The correct term for a dancer’s outfit is regalia, not costume. Never touch a dancer’s regalia. Many of the ornaments have religious meaning and are cherished family heirlooms.

5. If you see a lost or dropped feather, do NOT pick it up. Notify the nearest staff member, veteran, Head Man Dancer or Arena Director immediately.

6. Pointing with the fingers is considered poor manners by some tribes. If you must point, use your head and nod in the direction you wish to indicate.

7. Feel free to join in the inter-tribal dances by invitation of the MC.

8. Do not ever cross the arena floor! Do not go into drum circles. Stay on the perimeter. If a drum group is singing or about to sing, do not approach the drum.

9. Last of all, powwows are meant to be social events. Make a new friend, eat some food, visit the vendors… have a great time!

If you have any questions about any of the above etiquette or would like to know more, please ask an ITSA member. Also, most dancers, singers, elders and staff are happy to help.

May
3
Sat
Better Speech and Hearing Month with Loop Utah @ The Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Better Speech and Hearing Month with Loop Utah @ The Robert G. Sanderson Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Loop Utah Movement will be welcoming Dr. Juliette Sterkens, a renowned audiologist and advocate with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), to celebrate Better Speech and Hearing month this May. The two-day event on May 2 – 3 will include informative presentations on the benefits of Hearing Loop technology and how to build effective advocacy campaigns in order spread more awareness throughout communities.

May
17
Sat
Planting Seeds of Hope @ Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Planting Seeds of Hope @ Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

OFFER is Planting Seeds of Hope to commemorate Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Awareness Day this year by hosting an open house. Join us to connect with other patients and families and learn about CURRENT information on a variety of illness management topics at the Information Stations. Tickets are not required but we need you to RSVP to ensure adequate chairs and materials will be available.

May
31
Sat
Stepping Up To Healthy Relationships 5K @ Liberty Park
May 31 @ 10:00 am
Stepping Up To Healthy Relationships 5K @ Liberty Park

In efforts to promote building healthy relationships and preventing dating violence in our communities the Utah Healthy Relationships Taskforce, the Salt Lake Area Domestic Violence Coalition, and the Utah PTA have teamed up to host this 5K event. The hosting organizations are not-for-profit. Check-in will begin at 8:00am and the event will begin at 9:00am. There will be musical entertainment, refreshments, and prize opportunities! Register online at utahpta.org