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The celebratory event will include a Blessing and Cleansing, drummers and singers, remarks from members of the senior leadership team and Interim President Beverly Daniel Tatum, authentic Native American cuisine catered by Sly Fox Den, and unveiling of the new sign honoring Zowie Banteah, and remarks from Zowie Banteah, class of 1996.

The Purpose of the Zowie Banteah Cultural Center
The Zowie Banteah Cultural Center, commonly known as “the Zowie”, promotes visibility and empowerment for Native American and communities of Indigenous people by providing space for dialogue, interaction, and community in the Mount Holyoke College community. Seen as a home away from home for many students, the Zowie welcomes all, while centering the voices and lived experiences of Indigenous peoples by hosting weekly community drop-in/ open hours; programs such as movie nights, dialogues, poetry readings, and much more.

Those who cannot attend can participate in the historic event by submitting reflections on the Zowie Banteah Cultural Center and/or the MHC cultural centers.

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Super excited to welcome back, Zowie Banteah and her family and celebrate the launch of a new space for the Native and Indigenous community of Mount Holyoke!