Please join the UTTC Powwow Committee in congratulating Angie Gillette Lone Bear, a student in the UTTC Graphic Design program, for designing the artwork selected for the 2017 United Tribes Technical College International Powwow. Angie is Arikara/Mandan and a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara Nation. The design will appear on the powwow poster, wearables, collectibles and other items associated with United Tribes Week in 2017.

The powwow committee selected Angie’s design following balloting on Tuesday, February 28 in which the campus community selected from nine entries.

At center in Angie’s design is the Medicine Wheel, representing everything in life, including the powwow circle. “Horses are such a strong symbol in my culture representing strength, respect and all things living,” says Angie. “I chose to draw horses to represent each color of the Wheel. They are running clockwise, the direction dancers flow in the arena.”

Geometric designs are on the outer border, in the horse masks and on the saddles, says Angie. The lightning on each horse represents the Thunderbird, referencing the UTTC mascot. Behind the horses are brown rolling hills and the star, of the star quilt, which holds personal meaning to her because she comes from a long line of star quilt makers.

The committee thanks all who voted and those who submitted entries, including and especially other UTTC Graphic Design students. We ask all UTTC employees to be ready and willing to volunteer during United Tribes Week to help make all of the events successful. Thank you!

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Kathy Dye-Chapin, Powwow Committee Chairperson, 701-221-1599,