29th Annual Circle of
Traditional powwow. Morris, MN. University of Minnesota, Morris. MC: Jerry Dearly. AD: Tracy Peterson. Host Drum: Iron Boy. Free and open to all! Day Money for registered dancers in regalia only. Drum Split: First 10 registered drum groups, 5 singers minimum. No drum hopping. Specials: Powwow feast, free for dancers, singers, and elders. CNIA Princess & Brave Contest, American Indian Arts and Crafts, Peace Run 5K (Fun Run & Walk), Run and walk begins at 9 a.m. Registration is online at the CNIA website. Powwow will be held on the University of Minnesota-Morris campus in the P.E. Center, 626 E 2nd St., Morris, MN. FMI: Tracy R. Peterson at 320-589-6097 or 320-589-6097.
April 12- 13
American Indian Council
Contest powwow. MSU-Bozeman’s annual powwow offers both social dancing, in which anyone may participate, along with contest or competition dancing for money prizes. Free Admission. Friday: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am. Saturday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm. 1 Bobcat Circle, Bozeman, MT. FMI: call 406-406-994-3881, 406-994-4880. Email: scott.
firstname.lastname@example.org, or see: www.montana.edu/wwwnas.
20th Annual St. Cloud
Traditional powwow. Hallenbeck Hall, St. Cloud, MN. FMI: 320-308-5447.
30th Annual Black Hills State University Powwow
Contest powwow. Young Field House, Spearfish, SD. FMI: 605-642-6578.
24th Annual The Woodlands
& High Plains Powwow
Traditional powwow. Nemzek Fieldhouse, Moorehead, MN. FMI: 218-477-4272 or 218-299-6806.
UWGB 16th Annual Powwow
Traditional powwow. Green Bay, WI. Invited drums: Ho-Chunk Station, Wind Eagle, Young Firekeepers, and Chief Hill. Kress Event Center, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, WI. MC: Marin Denning. AD: Gary Besaw. Host Drum: Young Bear. Grand Entry at 1 pm and 7 pm. Feast at 5 pm. Free. FMI: see facebook page at www.facebook.com/ events/471504816231606/?ref=22 or email:?email@example.com.
BHS Spring Powwow
Traditional powwow. Bayfield High School (300 N 4th Street), Bayfield, WI. MC: Dennis DeBungie. Youth MC: Nick Deragon. AD: Zach Hartev. Host Drum: Little Horse. Co-Host: Pipestone. Committee Specials: Fancy Shawl– 17 & under. Womens Jingle: 18+. Mens Traditional: 18+. Hoop Dance Performance. Feast at 5 pm. Grand Entry at 7 pm. Head Adult Male Dancer: Dan Isham. Head Adult Female Dancer: Sheen Cain. Head Youth Male Dancer: Forest Gordon. Head Youth Female Dancer: Animikiikwe Durant. Honorariums for dancers and invited drums only. FMI: Bayfield High School Native American Club at 715-779-3201, ext. 332.
April 19 – 20
37th Annual LaCrosse
Three Rivers Powwow
Traditional powwow. LaCrosse Mitchell Hall, UW-LaCrosse, WI. FMI: 608-785-8225.
April 19 – 21
43rd Annual Time Out Wacipi
Contest powwow. Hyslop Sports Center, Grand Forks, ND. Host Drum: Elk Soldier. FMI: 701-777-4291.
Leech Lake Tribal College
Traditional powwow. MC: Animiki. AD: Darryl Kingbird. Host Drum: Leech Lake Tribal College Singers. Drum Contest and other Specials TBA. Vendor Info: Flower Kingbird at 218-335-4224. Free Admission. Cass Lake-Bena High School, 15314 Minnesota 371, Cass Lake, MN. FMI: Nicole Beaulieu at 218-335-4248.
Menominee (Nama’O) Sturgeon Feast
Traditional powwow. Keshena, WI. Menominee Indian High School. Host Drum(s): Five Clan Singers. FMI: 715-799-5258.
Honoring Education Powwow
Traditional powwow. Eau Claire, WI. Zorn Arena. FMI: 715-836-3367.
Gathering of Nations Powwow
Contest powwow. Albuquerque, N.M. Miss Indian World, Indian Traders Market, Stage 49. Invited drums: Young Bear, White Tail, Rock Hill, Thunder Hill, Iron Boy. Over $200,000 in cash & prizes to be awarded. 32 Categories – Elder’s 70+, Golden Age 55-69, Adults 19-54. $2,000 First Place All Adult Categories (19-54). $5,000 First Place “WORLD CLASS” Northern Singing $5,000 First Place “SOUTHERN CHALLENGE” Singing. Women’s Back-up – No. & So. Styles: $1000 Winner-Take-All Maximum of 6 Registered with Drum. Hand Drum Singing Contest. Men & Women Combined (No Age Limits) – 1st Place: $500. Dancers & Singer Registration: Thurs 10 am-3 pm, Fri 10 am. Grand Entries: Friday at noon and 7 pm; Saturday at noon and 6 pm. Honoring the World War II Navajo Code Talkers and Native American Veterans of all Foreign Wars – 1st: $2,000, 2nd: $1,600, 3rd $1,200, 4th: $800, 5th: $400. University of New Mexico Arena "The Pit", Avenida Cesar Chavez Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, N.M. FMI:?www.gatheringofnations.com.
Traditional powwow. Madison, WI. Madison Area Technical College, Truax Campus, Madison, WI. FMI: 608-246-6458.
40th Annual A.I.R.O. Powwow
Traditional powwow. Stevens Point, WI. UWSP-Berg Gym, Stevens Point, WI. FMI: 715-346-3576.
5th Annual White Earth Powwow
Traditional powwow. Detroit Lakes, MN. MC: Vince Beyl & Mickey Hodges. AD: Butch Roberts. Host Drum: TBA. Traditional first 10 registered drum payouts. White Earth Reservation Powwow grounds, Detroit Lakes, MN. Directions: 23 miles from Detroit Lakes and 16 miles from Mahnomen. Free. FMI: Tim St. Clair at 218-204-1366 or 218-261-0440.
Menominee Nation Gathering Powwow
24th Annual Veterans of the Menominee Nation-Gathering Traditional Powwow. Keshena, WI. Woodland Bowl, Keshena, WI. FMI: 715-851-4748.
May 24 – 26
Memorial Day Traditional Powwow
Cass Lake, MN. Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Vendors call Douglas Roberts (Memorial Day) 218-335-3653 or 218-252-7846. Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. FMI: call LaVonne Thompson at 218-308-3680 or email:?lavonne.thompson@ leechlakegaming.com.
18th Annual Memorial Day Powwow
Traditional powwow. Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Onamia, MN. FMI: 320-532-3632.