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Old 11-08-2006, 01:13 PM   #1
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Native American Showcase happening - GPAC - UNCP - Tonight!

UNCP Student Life Presents the first Native American Comedian Showcase, Wednesday night, November 8, 2006 beginning at 8 PM, at Givens Performing Arts Center!!!

Mitch Factor, one of the top Indian Comedians in the United States, along with Vanessa Shortbull, former Miss South Dakota and Miss America contestant, will join forces at Givens Performing Arts Center tomorrow evening to make you scream! In honor of Native American Indian Month, these comedians realize one way that Native Americans have survived is simple - they learned to laugh and want all of us to join them!!!

There will be cookout social held in front of OLD MAIN tomorrow beginning at 2:00 PM, where the comedians will be available to meet and greet everyone.
This cookout is being sponsored by Association of Campus Activities (ACE).
The food is free to all!!! Please join us and meet and greet the comedians before they go on stage later that evening.
Tours of the Native American Resource Center will also be taking place at this time by the Native American Student Association (NASO) and administration. The cookout will last until 5:00 PM.

The Native American Comedy Showcase will begin at 8 PM at Givens Performing Arts Center tomorrow evening. Phi Sigma Nu Fraternity will introduce Vanessa Shortbull, and she will take the stage at 8 PM. Alpha Pi Omega will introduce Mitch for his hour long show, and his stage presence will leave you breathless!

Tickets are on sale now - $3.00 for everyone, $2.00 for Students!!!!

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Mitch, having performed for thousands over the last ten years from Anchorage Alaska to Germany and most of Indian country uses his fast pace and high energy comedy to tell of his experiences in his world of acting, parenting and teacher. He is a breath of fresh air and simply something new. His topics include children, relationships, teachers, getting older and Indian way of life. His comedy also includes original characters such as "Joseph From Up Nort" who sings an original blues song titled "Fry Bread Momma, Why Did You Sit On my Dog and Kill Him?" and "Garage Sale Babe". Mitch has performed for National Indian conferences, casinos, Indian music festivals, POW WOWs, Indian Head Start programs, Indian banquets and private corporate events across the United States.
Mitch Factor is a Seminole and Menominee Indian who was born the youngest of ten and raised in Oklahoma. Mitch has also been involved in Indian Head Start since the early nineties and has served as a teacher as well as an education manager of Head Start. Mitch performs comedy simply because he loves to see people laugh together.

Vanessa Short Bull is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. She was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota. She is a direct descendent of Chief Red Cloud, Young Man Afraid of His Horses, Little Wound, and the Ghost Dance leader Short Bull. She has a B. A. in Political Science from the University of South Dakota and is working on her Masters of Public Health. She was the former Miss SD USA 2000 and Miss SD 2002. She has competed at both the Miss USA and Miss America Pageants. She is the only woman in South Dakota to garner both titles and was the first Native American to win both titles. Vanessa is also a classically trained dancer.
She studied Dancing at the University of Utah, Ballet West Conservatory, and School of Cleveland Ballet. Her parents are Thomas Short Bull, President of Oglala Lakota College, and Darlene Short Bull, a RN at Sioux San I.H.S.
She was a finalist at the NBC Four Directions Talent Search in New York. She was an entertainer with Drew LaCapa at the American Indian Society's Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC. She has shared the stage with Charlie Hill, Drew LaCapa, Don Burnstick, and Mitch Factor.

Please join us for this hilarious event!! See ya there!!!

A. Kay Oxendine
UNCP Student Government Association
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