Immerse Yourself in Native American Culture and Traditions at Metro Parent’s 18th Annual Native American Festival & Mini Pow Wow

November 9, 2010

DETROIT, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Families are invited to take a step back in time and witness 19th century Native American culture at Metro Parent’s 18th Annual Native American Festival & Mini Pow Wow, Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Southfield Pavilion. Native Americans representing the People of the Three Fires will gather to celebrate the customs and traditions of the indigenous Michigan Indians – Ottawa, Ojibwe and Potawatomi.

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NEW THIS YEAR…Experience the power and artistry of the 2009 World Champion Hoop Dancer, Brian Hammill. Take a walk through our new Native American village. Track and learn about the animals of the Michigan forests. Celebrate the Native American traditions with a Veteran’s Grand Entry and Smudging Ceremony all at lower ticket prices.

Capture the Spirit! Enjoy dancers in towering headdresses, elaborately beaded regalia, traditional teepees and fresh fry bread. Observe an authentic Mini Pow Wow, with more than 25 Native Americans dressed in regalia as they perform specialty dances, including hoop, jingle and traditional dance. Tap your feet to the beat of the native drums as the dancers twirl and sing. Peruse the unique wares at the Native American Arts & Crafts Bazaar, where more than 35 traders from across the Midwest and East Coast will sell handmade jewelry, pottery, blankets and more. And taste the autumn bounty including wild rice soup, fry bread, Indian tacos and buffalo burgers. Kids and parents alike can sit around our campfire and hear Native American legends from master storyteller Tony Miron.

Southeast Michigan’s premier Native American Festival & Mini Pow Wow is a unique opportunity for people of all ages to experience Native American culture and traditions. Scout troops who buy group tickets can earn their Native American Heritage Patch by completing the “Honoring the Animal Spirits” program at the Mini Pow Wow.

Tickets are $6.50 per person. Children 2 and under are free. Parking is free. Advance group tickets (for groups of 10 or more) are $5 per person. The Southfield Pavilion is located within the Southfield Civic Center at 26000 Evergreen Road, a half mile south of 11 Mile Road. Ticket information is available by visiting metroparent.com or calling 248-398-3400.

The Native American Festival & Mini Pow Wow attracts thousands of people from across southeast Michigan. This event is produced by Metro Parent Publishing Group and sponsored by the Michigan Education Savings Plan (MESP), McDonalds, Stafford Media Solutions, Comerica Bank, Wayne County Community College, Molina Health Care, Sterling Print and Graphics and Southfield Parks and Recreation.

SOURCE Metro Parent Publishing Group

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