July 2012 powwow calendar

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July 6 – 7

34th Annual Red Cliff Powwow

Powwow Grounds, Red Cliff, WI. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 715-779-3082

July 6 – 8

Leech Lake 4th of July Traditional Pow Wow

Cass Lake, MN. Located next to Palace Casino. FMI: 218-308-3680 or email: LaVonne.Thompson@ leechlakegaming.com

July 6 – 8

Red Lake Nation Independence Day Powwow

Powwow Grounds, Red Lake, MN. Contest Powwow. FMI: 218-556-7566.

July 20 – 22

Mii-Gwitch Mahnomen Days 50th Annual Trad. Powwow

Ball Club, MN. 6 mi. W of Deer Diver on US 2. FMI: Mary Bebeau at 218-246-9697; Sarah Wakanabo at 218-246-2105. Vendor call 218-308-3680 or LaVonne.Thompson@ leechlakegaming.com

July 20 – 22

39th Annual Honor the

Earth Powwow

LCO Powwow Grounds, Hayward, WI. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 715-634-8924

July 20 – 22

14th Annual Onigum Powwow

Powwow Grounds, Onigum, MN. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 218-308-3680

July 27 – 29

Onigum 14th Annual Traditional Powwow

Onigum, MN. 13 mi. E of Walker on Co. Rd.13. FMI: Theresa Jordon at 218-547-4090 or 218-536-0213. Vendors contact Priscilla Smith at 218-547-2270 or 218-252-6484 or:?p_t_smith@yahoo.com.

July 28 – 29

16th Annual Pipestone Powwow

Leon J. Moore Park, 400 N. Hiawatha Ave., Pipestone, MN. Traditional Powwow. Dance, music, food and art. Join us for a day filled with fun for the whole family. No admission. Sat. 12-8; Sun 12-6 Grand Entries: Sat 1:00 and 5:00 Sun: 1:00 pm. FMI: 507-825-3734, or Toll Free 800-550-8675, or email: pipe@iw.net

Aug. 4 – 5

34th Annual Honoring Sobriety Powwow

Mash Ka Wisen Treament Center, Sawyer, MN. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 218-879-6731

Aug. 17 – 19

SMSC Wacip

SMSC Powwow Grounds, Dakotah Parkway, Shakopee, MN. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi (Powwow) is a competit­ion powwow drawing the best dancers from all over the country. Held outdoors in a traditional dance arena, the Powwow will feature Native American vendors with arts, crafts, beadwork, jewelry, quillwork, and Native American foods for sale, including frybread, wojapi (berry pudding), wild rice, hominy soup, buffalo burgers, Indian tacos, and much more. Grand Entries will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Competition powwow with thousands in price money. Moccasin games, Feast. Fireworks. FMI: www.shakopeedakota.org or www.facebook.com/shakopeepowwow

Aug. 18-19

94th Annual Crow Fair

Crow Agency, MT. The Crow Fair is one of the biggest powwows in the U.S., Competition Powwow. Categories: Men’s – Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Chicken Dance, Fancy, Grass, Southern Traditional. Women’s – Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional, Fancy, Jingle. Boy’s Teen’s – Chicken/Fancy combined, Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional. Girl’s Teen’s – Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional, Fancy, Jingle. Jr Boy’s – Chicken/Fancy combined, Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional. Jr. Girls – Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional, Fancy, Jingle.cParade, art exhibits, and demonstrations of crafts as pipe carving and jewelry designing. FMI:?Crow Tribal Council at 406-638-3700, or: www.crowtribe.com and www.crow-fair.com

Aug. 18 – 19

Chaske Cikala Wacipi Powwow

Traditional Powwow.  McKnight Park (Pioneer Tr. and Village Rd), Chaska, MN. Traditional Powwow. Invited drums will get an honorarium. No charge for vendors, donations welcome. Food and crafts. Free. FMI: Wally at 952-448-6860

Aug. 9-12

Grand Portage Powwow

and Rendezvous Days

The Grand Portage Band holds a traditional Powwow the same weekend as the Rendezvous. Friday: Old Timers Softball Game at 6:00 pm. Powwow Warm Ups at 7:00 pm. Saturday: 8:00 am, Mixed Softball Tournament;  9:30 am, Registration of 1 and 3 Mile Walk Run; 10:30 am 1 and 3 Mile Walk Run Begins; 1:00 pm, Grand Entry: Honoring Grand Portage Veterans; 3:30 pm, Junior and Senior Princess/Brave Contests; 5:00 pm, Men’s Horseshoe Tournament; 7:00 pm, Evening Grand Entry; 9:00 pm, Dance with music by Chris Knienke and Straw Dog. Sunday: 8:00 am, Mixed Softball Tournament; 1:00 pm, Grand Entry and Bingo; 4:00 pm, FMI: www.nps.gov/grpo/planyourvisit/upload/Rend-2011.pdf

Aug. 24 – 26

32nd Annual Cha Cha Bah Ning Powwow

Powwow Grounds, Inger, MN. 21 mi N of Deer River on Hwy 46R. Co.  Rd. 35 (Inger Rd.). Traditional Powwow. FMI: 218-659-2708 or: dorothy.robinson@llojibwe.com.  Vendors contact Donna Cloud at 218-659-2995 or Sarah or Selma Jackson at 218-659-2196

Aug. 31 – Sept. 2

Leech Lake Labor

Day Powwow

Cass Lake, MN. Located by Palace Casino. FMI: LaVonne.Thompson@ leechlakegaming.com or 218-308-3680 or 218-335-7500.

Sept. 7- 9

13th Annual Welcome Home Traditional Wacipi

St. Peter’s Church Grounds, 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy. Mendota, MN. Emcee: Mitch Walking Elk. Arena Director: Windy Downwind. Host Drum: Scotty Brown Eyes/Oyate Teca. Co Host Drum: Little Thunder Birds. Men’s Head Dancer: Lenny Butcher. Women’s Head Dancer: Mary So Happy. First 10 Drums Paid. $5 Entry Button Donation. No one t­urned away. Bring your own lawn chairs. Donations needed. For info call 651-452-4141. Sponsored by the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community. FMI:?mmdc01@comcast.net, www.mendotadakota.com.