American Indian culture celebrated at UWM in April

UWM American Indian Student Services and the American Indian Student Association sponsor three events at the beginning of April that are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, April 3, “Shaping Our Community: Walking in Our Grandmothers’ Footsteps will be presented from 6-8 p.m. in the UWM Union, Alumni Fireside Lounge, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Pow-wowOrganizers describe this panel discussion as “an evening of wisdom and inspiration with amazing Native elder women who will share their personal stories. Sit at the feet of, and learn from, these important elders whose work was critical to the foundation of the American Indian community in Milwaukee.” This event also is sponsored by the UWM Women’s Resource Center.

Earlier in the day on April 3, an Indian Taco Sale will be held from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Point of Grace Church, 2223 E. Kenwood Blvd. The $6 price includes a taco and soda. Early and delivery orders can be called into 414-229-5880. Campus delivery is prohibited by UWM policies, there is a $24 minimum order for delivery, and delivery orders will only be taken until 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2.

American Indian dancers will perform on Monday, April 9, noon-1 p.m. in the UWM Union Ballroom. Different dance styles will be demonstrated as dancers perform in colorful regalia.

For more information on these events, phone 414-229-5880.