One of Indian Country’s fastest rising stars, Cody Blackbird, will be performing at West Virginia University in Stansbury Hall on Aug. 23 in conjunction with Student Organization Services and the Organization for Native American Interests.

The show will start at 7:30 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance in the Native American Studies main office or room 160 of the Student Organization Services wing in the Mountainlair for $10 or at the door for $12.

Blackbird is the youngest to ever receive the Flutist of the Year Award at the 2011 Native American Music Awards, which he has won twice. Blackbird blends the old with the new to create a theatrical experience of Native American music and dance, and has spread his award-winning music and message of unity while touring full time. He also works closely with youth on drug and alcohol awareness and suicide prevention, and is proud to be a drug- and alcohol-free artist and motivational speaker.

For more information on the Organization for Native American Interests, visit http://www.wvu.edu/~nas/onai.html. For more information on the Native American Studies program, visit http://www.wvu.edu/~nas/.

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mm/08/22/12

CONTACT: Jacqueline Dooley, Student Organization Services
304-293-4397, Jacqueline.Dooley@mail.wvu.edu

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