American Indian Awareness Week

Winnebago Tribe member John Snowball performs during the 15th annual powwow April 9 in the Field House. The powwow, which featured an arts and crafts show, an expanded drum circle and a special stomp dance exhibit, was the final event of American Indian Awareness Week. This year’s festival celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work, one of the most respected institutes in the nation for the academic advancement and study of American Indian issues related to social work.

Nations on Trail, a series of painted panels inspired by American Indian art and everyday life, was on display in the School of Social Work library during the week. Nardi Hobler created the panels as a gesture to show respect for the native people of North America.