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COD Hosts American Indian Dance Troupe April 29

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The College of DuPage Native American Studies Committee will present a performance of American Indian Dance from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, in the Student Services Center, Room 3245, on the College's main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

This event is free and open to the public.

During the performance, troupe "Keshena and Medicine Bear" will perform American Indian dances as performed in traditional Pow Wows, including Jingle or Medicine Dress Dance, Men's Grass Dance, Men's Northern Plains Traditional Dance, Women's Fancy Shawl Dance, and Women's Traditional Dance.

Attendees will learn about the history of these dances as well as the symbolism of the designs, beadwork and feathers used in traditional Native American costumes. The presentation will also include a discussion on American Indian stereotypes and Pow Wow etiquette.

The Native American Studies Committee fosters education in Native American history, culture and literature by sponsoring public events that give Native American educators, artists and spokespersons a forum for cross-cultural sharing.

Click here for more information about this event or call the COD Field Studies/Study Abroad Office at (630) 942-2356.