Media Contacts: Weston Banker – (920) 660-6235, firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITY: Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe to host 40th Annual Pow-Wow, August 12-14
MILWAUKEE (August 12, 2016) – The Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe will host its 40th annual Mohican Nation Pow-Wow this weekend, August 12-14. The Pow-Wow provides an opportunity for the community to learn about and celebrate the Mohican Nation’s heritage and culture through dancing, singing, crafts and other activities. Additionally, this year’s Pow-Wow will honor all military veterans in the Tribe. During the Grand entries, military veterans and active duty soldiers will carry in the American flag, tribal flags and eagle staffs, followed by the head dancers, and then the remaining dancers – all in traditional dress. The Grand entries will be Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m. with other performances happening throughout the weekend.
What: The 40th annual Mohican Nation Pow-Wow will feature free admission, food and crafts in addition to traditional singing and dancing. The grand entries will be Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m. Additional performances will be Saturday, August 13 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 14 at 1 p.m. The closing ceremonies will be Sunday, August 14 at 5 p.m.
Photos and interview opportunities available:
- Shannon Holsey, President of the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Council
- Traditional Native American attire
- Kids/families enjoying the Pow-Wow performances
When: Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14
- Grand entry ceremony – Friday, August 12 at 7 p.m.
- Performances – Saturday, August 13 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, August 14 at 1 p.m.
- Closing ceremony – Sunday, August 14 at 5 p.m.
Where: Stockbridge-Munsee Many Trails Park, N9125 Mohheconnuck Rd, Bowler, WI 54416
**Media outlets interested in covering this event should contact Weston Banker at (920) 6606235.**
About the Stockbridge-Munsee
Tribe The Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Tribe is one of 11 tribes in Wisconsin and has approximately 1,470 tribal members throughout the state, 34 percent of whom live on the tribe’s reservation in Shawano County. The Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe is the largest employer in Shawano County and operates the North Star Mohican Casino Resort, which features 1,200 slot machines and 22 table games. The Tribe is committed to being a good steward of economic, environmental and intellectual resources in the region and strongly believes in the power of education. Each year, the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe contributes more than $100,000 in funding to the area’s two largest school districts and more than $200,000 to support neighboring communities and other Wisconsin Indian tribes. For more information about the Tribe, visit the website at http://www.mohican.com/.