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Arts / Entertainment

Dance Expo and Fry Bread Sale

October 27, 2011

If you have never heard Native American drumming or seen traditional dance and dress, be sure to wander by the Lory Student Center Plaza on Friday, November 4. The performances promise to be awe-inspiring. Traditional fry bread will be on sale during the dances.

Friday, November 4
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lory Student Center Plaza

As a kickoff to Native American Heritage month here at Colorado State, you are invited to the Native American Song and Dance Exposition featuring traditional song and dance of various tribes.

Indian frybread will be sold during the performances to raise monies for the Pow Wow on November 5.

At the 2011 Pow Wow, an annual event during Native American Heritage Month, drummers will accompany dancers in a moving, inspiring display of traditional music and dance.  

Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is held during November, and is nationally recognized as a month to celebrate Native Americans — past, present, and future. During the month, the Native American Cultural Center provides awareness of Native American culture through comedy, movies, lectures, and other activities.

Frybread recipe

Want to make frybread yourself?  Just follow this simple recipe:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 4 cups shortening for frying

Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir in 1 1/2 cups lukewarm water. Knead until soft but not sticky. Shape dough into balls about 3 inches in diameter. Flatten into patties 1/2 inch thick, and make a small hole in the center of each patty.

Fry one at a time in 1 inch of hot shortening, turning to brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve with honey, jelly, powdered sugar, or chili beans and other favorite taco toppings.

Event sponsorship

Sponsored by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society at CSU.

AISES is a national, non-profit organization which  nurtures the building of community by bridging science and technology with traditional Native values. Through its educational programs, AISES provides opportunities for American Indians and Native Alaskans to pursue studies in science, engineering, business and other academic arenas.

Don't forget the Pow Wow on Saturday, November 5, from 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom. 

Contact: Delbert Willie
Phone: (970) 491-1332