Owens CC: Free American Indian Ed. Center Powwow & Lecture

Posted Sep 22nd, 2010 by Brad Meyer  Category: Arts & Entertainment


Owens Presents American Indian Education Center
Powwow and Lecture Events, Sept. 29-30

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Area residents are invited to explore the American Indian traditions and culture as Owens Community College welcomes the American Indian Education Center to the Findlay-area and Toledo-area campuses Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 29-30.

Sponsored by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Office of Student Activities, the American Indian Education Center will provide both an interactive powwow and lecture presentation events as part of their visit to Northwest Ohio. Admission to all events is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

“Owens Community College is honored to welcome the American Indian Education Center to Northwest Ohio and assist in raising awareness about the culture, history and traditions of the American Indians,” said Denise Shuster, Owens Chair of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “Both the powwow and lecture presentation are extremely engaging, which make for a unique experience for attendees.”

The American Indian Education Center will visit the Findlay-area Campus on Wednesday, Sept. 29. The interactive powwow will take place from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Community Education and Wellness Center Multipurpose Center, while the lecture will occur from 2-3 p.m. in the Community Education and Wellness Center Room 111. Owens Findlay-area Campus is located on Bright Road in Findlay.

On Thursday, Sept. 30, the American Indian Center will appear on the Toledo-area Campus. The group’s interactive powwow will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. followed by the lecture from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Both events will take place in the College’s Audio/Visual Classroom Center Rooms 125-128. Owens’ Toledo-area Campus is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

American Indian Education Center’s interactive powwow will provide attendees with insight into the dancing, spirituality, culture and history of the Mohawk Indians. Individuals will have the opportunity to participate in the powwow, which will include dancers, drums and chants. The lecture presentation will highlight details specific to the Two Spirit customs and traditions and the role they play in Indian society.

The American Indian Education Center was founded in 1992 as an agency devoted to the cultural, educational and socioeconomic enhancement of American Indians through the provision of programs and services that empower all indigenous cultures represented in Ohio, with the holistic goal of developing self-sufficiency, self-determination and self-esteem among all community members.

For more information about the American Indian Education Center events, call (567) 661-7180 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7180.

Owens Community College is a fully accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit

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