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the SCC and the Native American
But during the pow wow Native
American dancing was a prime
focus of the event. The floor of
Crisler arena was flooded with more
than 500 dancers from the United
States and Canada dressed in color-
ful regalia, who participated in
grass, "fancy" and traditional dance
competitions while 2,000 people at a
time watched in the stands.
Valleen Menomin, who judges
pow wows across the United States,
said traditional dance is the oldest
form and the fancy dance style is the
most contemporary. Grass dancing,
she said, originated in Oklahoma.
Menomin said men's fancy dance
regalia can be identified by a double-
bustle worn on the back. The bustles are
designed with feathers in such a way
that they resemble the wings of a bird.
Female fancy dance regalia are made
with sparkling textiles and sequins,
although the "medicine dress" contain
365 metal cones and it ensures healing,
said Phylis Schuyler, a member of an
Ojibwe tribe in Canada.
Menomin said females who wear
the medicine dress and participate in
fancy dance competitions are judged
on their ability to synchronize the jin-
gle of the cones with the beat of the
Dance competitions are judged on
movement - if the dancers are in time
with the beat and who has the most
movement. She said grass dances are
fudged according to the dancers ability

to move the ribbons and feathers of
their regalia.
Menomin said in women's tradition-
al dances, some are stationary and
some move. The dancers are judged on
timing and grace. Menomin described
the story that the traditional dance is
associated with.
"There was a butterfly and her mate
died. She danced for him also. Women
wanted equality" Menomin said.
Menomin said grass dance regalia
has long, colorful fringes which repre-
sent grass.
The dancers enter the arena in a
grand entry procession.
"They come in according to age.
When that circle is complete, its a
gathering of all nations of Indian peo-
ple," Hopkins resident Punkin
Shananaquet said.
The procession, is "an offering to
the creator for thanks of the dance,
thanks of the day and thanks of life.
And it's a celebration of life,
because when the circle is complet-
ed, it goes from the wisdom of the
elders to the enthusiasm of the
youth," she said.
Shananaquet said veteran society
members enter the arena first, carry-
ing the flags of armies and navies of
the United States. Male tradition
dancers follow. Grass and fancy
dancers proceed, followed by
women and elders.
Shananaquet said members from
approximately 50 tribes were present
at this weekend's event.
Flags were carried by dancers in the
procession to represent the different
nations of all people present, including
Canada and France.

SCC not satisfied with
group's altered name

Empty streets

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"The only thing that can slow down
this process is politics. We can tell that
this is an opportunity for both groups
to meet,' he said.
Native American members of'SCC
said the Native American who worked
with the senior society to draw up its
statement is "not a member of their
community and is not endorsed by
The Native American who worked
with Michigamua on its statement
said he wished to remain anony-
SCC spokeswoman Colette Rou-
tel said Shannon Martin and Bob
Megginson are the only individuals
Michigamua should rely on, as they
have the means to direct Michiga-
mua to appropriate Native Ameri-
can community members on
Routel said since Martin previously
informed Michigamua of this fact, it
"broke another cultural rule."
"He is not a member of the Native
American community. No one knows
who he is ... they missed the point that
the SCt and the Native community
have tried to articulate to them that the
name is racially offensive, represents
98 years of racism and is not accept-
able to keep the name Michigamua.

They have to get rid of it. We're going
to keep articulating that until they
understand," Reilly said.
Routel said the name Michigamua is
racially offensive to the Native Ameri-
can community because it insinuates
the fact that Native Americans were
presumed to die out before the turn of
the century, when the senior society
was established.
"In 1902, when the organization was
formed and the name was adopted,
they thought that Michigamua came
from an extinct tribe. They thought
that by adopting the name they were
adopting a pseudo-Indian culture" she
Routel said the original members of
Michigamua thought they could "res-
urrect" the culture and make it their
"It's genocide, she said.
Delgado said it was important for
Michigamua to come to the pow wow
and immerse themselves in the Native
American culture.
"We went to the pow wow to have
that experience. That experience was
important to us. Everyone talks about
the Native community. But it was
important for us to be there with them.
Just as it is important to see Michiga-
mua as real people, it is important for
Michigamua to see the Native Ameri-
can community as real people," he

The streets of St. Remy, France, are des
a two-hour time period when businesses
located near Avignon, in southern France
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period scoreless.
In his last plea for the Hobey Baker
trophy, sophomore Mike Comrie gave
Michigan its first lead of the night.
After Michigan's poor showing on the
power play, freshman Jed Ortmeyer took
the pass out of the neutral zone and
passed it up to Comrie for the break-
away goal. But that lead only lit a fire
under Maine, who returned to the ice
with no fear and only momentum, as the
Wolverines seehed fatigued and over-
matched for the first time all weekend.
"We worked hard for the first two
periods and then we got a little tired,"
senior defenseman Sean Peach said.
"But we gave them everything we've
got. With 45 shots on goal, something
was bound to go in."
As the third period began, the shots
started to find their way into the net.
Maine tied the score at 1:1, five minutes
into the period on a power play goal.
But Michigan's adrenaline hadn't run
out yet. A minute after the game was
tied, Comrie scored his second goal of
the night, answering Maine's powerplay
score with one of his own.
And that's where the intensity,
adrenaline and luck of the weekend
finally ran out for the Wolverines.
Michigan's last lead of the season
only lasted one minute before Maine's
Ben Guite scored his second of the
game, lifting the Black Bears to a 3-2
lead. What looked like a Maine power
play was actually the fatigue factor
setting in as Michigan's defense wore
down and Guite scored one of the
many shots being fired at Blackburn.
Maine scored two more goals on the
worn down Wolverines, sealing the
victory and the Black Bears' second-
straight trip to the Frozen Four.
And as quickly as Michigan skated

erted last Thursday afternoon during
are traditionally closed. The town is
onto the ice after the three-hour delay to
begin the game, the team skated slowly
towards their goaltender whose head fell
to his hands and legs fell to the ground.
Michigan's emotions at the end of the
game mirrored Colgate's the previous
night. The Wolverines victory over the
Red Raiders did not occur until almost
13 minutes into the overtime period.
Junior Geoff Koch tipped in a slap shot
by Comrie for the game winner.
And just like what was to occur the
next evening, Colgate goalie Shep
Harder fell to the ice, head in hand after
making 31 saves on the night.
But what sets this game apart
from what happened the next night
was that the victory could have gone
either way. Even after junior
defenseman Dave Huntzicker was
forced to leave the ice three minutes
into the game with a sprained knee,
fatigue was not yet a factor, even for
the depleted defense. And after Col-
gate came back from a 3-0 deficit in
the second period, experience also
was no longer relevant to who would
come out on top.
The Red Raiders tied the game with
48 seconds to go in the third period,
proving the luck had fallen to their side.
But that luck soon shifted gears in the
overtime period after a controversial call
by the referees. A Colgate goal was dis-
allowed three minutes into overtime,
when the referee blew the whistle
because he thought the puck was cov-0
ered up by Blackburn. The puck was
then pushed into the net, but the referee
claimed it was too late.
"Mike O'Malley came back to the
bench and said 'coach the puck was in
the net long before the whistle blew,"'
Colgate coach Don Vaughan said. "So l
asked (the referees) to go upstairs. But
the referee said that he had blown the
whistle and at that point it's his decision
and he has to live with that"

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