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Augsburg College Honors Shakopee Mdewakanton for Generosity
Monday, June 09 2014
 
Written by Bonnie Wallace,
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augsburg college honors smsc.jpg Augsburg College celebrated its 6th Annual Pow Wow on March 29 at the Augsburg campus. This year's event was again hosted by the Augsburg Indigenous Student Association and the Augsburg American Indian Student Support Services Program also receives support from various program offices within the college including the Office of the President.

Approximately 1,500 people attended the event, including dancers, drummers and both local and national vendors. The bleachers were filled with families and community members to participate, not only in the pow wow, but, in two honoring ceremonies. Augsburg undergraduate and graduate students who graduated were honored with a blanket ceremony.

Augsburg College also gave a ceremony of appreciation and gratitude to the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for its most recent and generous donation of $250,000. The donation was added to the current Shakopee Endowed Scholarship Fund, established in 1991. To date, this fund assisted over 75 Native American students attending Augsburg College.

On behalf of all those involved with our request to SMSC, we are absolutely thrilled and extremely appreciative of this most generous gift. The SMSC, once again, serves as a shining example of its ongoing commitment in the area of “cradle to career” educational opportunities in our native communities, and in our case – of providing – scholarship support to American Indian Students seeking degree completion at Augsburg College.

Bonnie Wallace is a Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa citizen, former Director of the American Indian Student Support Program (1978-1996) and seven year member of the Board of Regents.


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