Don’t Miss: Powwow celebrates Native American culture

The 43rd Dance for Mother Earth Powwow takes place April 4-5 at Skyline High School in Ann Arbor.

The 43rd Dance for Mother Earth Powwow features dancers and drummers celebrating Native American culture.

The event is presented from noon-9 p.m. April 4 and noon-6 p.m. April 5 at Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple Road. It is hosted by the University of Michigan Native American Student Association, with assistance by the Eastern Michigan University North American Indigenous Student Organization.

The Ann Arbor Powwow is one of the largest student-run powwows in the country, with more than 1,000 singers, dancers, artists and craftspeople. The public is encouraged to listen for announcements to join in and dance. Grand Entries are at noon and 7 p.m. April 4, and noon April 5.

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Join Ellen Gabler, journalist and 2013 Livingston Award winner, for a panel discussion on improving newborn screening and the role of hospitals, institutions and public policy in the process.

“Newborn Screening: The Cost of Delays” is at 2-4 p.m. March 31 in Palmer Commons Forum Hall. Gabler will discuss her investigative series which led to reforms. Gabler won the Livingston Award for national reporting among other awards.

Sponsors are the Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, U-M Health System, the School of Public Health, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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