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Carolina Indian Circle Hosted 3rd Annual Cultural Show

December 14, 2017
American Indian Center

The Carolina Union’s auditorium was nearly packed with spectators from all across campus and the surrounding communities to support the Carolina Indian Circle’s 3rd Annual Cultural Showcase on Nov. 29, 2017 .

Carolina Indian Circle (CIC) is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s American Indian student interest group. The group’s goal was to offer individuals an opportunity to learn about the different aspects of Native student life at Carolina and across the state.

The showcase featured an array of performances by American Indian students from both here at UNC-Chapel Hill and from NC State University. Ryan Dial-Stanley played a song on his American Indian flute. Alexis Galudin performed the jingle dress dance and Makayla Richardson performed the fancy shawl dance. Several students modeled Native fashion designs created by Creative Natives. UNC’s American Indian interest sorority and fraternity performed unique dances. Phi Sigma Nu performed a modern stroll they created that was infused with the Cherokee language, and Alpha Pi Omega performed the traditional Swan Dance of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe.  Unheard Voices, UNC’s Native a capella group, sang renditions of traditional songs originally performed by the Ulali Trio. Additionally, the showcase featured a hand drum song from two well-known drummers within North Carolina, Gage McClenny and Cory Brewington.

To view more photos from the showcase, visit the American Indian Center website.

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