The event will include performances by members of the Kiowa, Apache and Cheyenne tribes.
The Texas Tech University Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center will host its first Native American Celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday (April 14) at the North Plaza of the Student Union Building.
The event is free and open to the public. Michael P. Jordan, an assistant professor of cultural anthropology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, said the celebration will include intertribal songs and dances performed by members of the Kiowa, Apache and Cheyenne tribes, natives of the Southern Plains and the Texas Panhandle.
“I am very excited about the upcoming Native American Celebration,” Jordan said. “These are amazingly talented individuals who will be showcasing a variety of dance styles, including the round dance, jingle dance and hoop dance.”
The dances are rarely seen outside of powwows, he added.
“In short, this is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the cultures of three tribes with historic ties to the area,” Jordan said. “I think the public is in for a real treat.”
Native American fine art also will be on display at the event. Food and beverages will be available to attendees at no cost.
For more information about the CCAAC, visit its website.