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The Watchdog Ep. 2: Varied Responses at Native American Pow Wow

Author Sergei Kelley

Attendees of the North American Indigenous Student Organization’s (NAISO) Native American Pow Wow, gave interesting insight and responses about Native American culture and perception to The Morning Watch. Event was held on February 23, 2019, at IM East.

In the second episode of the new series “The Watchdog,” attendees of the event were asked multiple questions. These questions asked them what brought them to the event, the problems, if any, facing the indigenous community today, and furthermore, their definition of what it means to be indigenous/Native American.

Many interviewees said they didn’t know what problems are facing the indigenous community. Most of the responses to the definition of a Native American/indigenous person was someone who existed in North America before colonization.

Performed at the event were several ceremonial dances and prayers. In addition, there were several trading booths offering animal skins, patterned cloth, and other Native American merchandise.


Interviewer: Sergei Kelley

Cameraman: Grant Layle


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