Powwow Calendar April 2018

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April 7
CNIA 34th Annual Contest Powwow – Contest
MC: Jerry Dearly. AD: Gabe Desrosiers. Host Drums: Dakota Nation, and Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate. Contest Info: Adult, teen, junior, and tiny tot categories. UMM Brave, Luis Kakkak Jr. Grass Dance Special. Grand Entry at 12pm. Payout for first 10 drums. Must have five registered singers. 626 East 2nd Street, Morris, MN.

April 13
MCTC Spring Powwow
Mpls Community and Technical Collage’s Spring Powwow Honoring our Graduates and Alumni. Grand entry at 7pm. MC: Jerry Dearly. Arena Director: Randy Gresczyk. Host Drum: Little Earth. Invited Drums: Ringing Shield and Red Bone. Head Dancers: Miskwa Desjarlait and Ah-Nung Matrious. Free and open to the public. Parking lot is free to park in before 7:30pm. MCTC, Bowman Hall, 1501 Hennepin Ave, Mpls. For info, call 612-659-6713.

April 14
UofMN Annual Traditional Powwow
MC: Jerry Dearly. AD: Randy Gresczyk. Host Drum: Iron Boy. Invited Drum: Ain Dah Yung Youth. Singers Head Dancers: Miskwa Desjarlait and Marie Armstrong. Honor Guard: Lakota Women Warriors. Grand Entries: 1pm and 7pm. Mens Traditional Special: $300, $200, $100. Womens Jingle Special: $300, $200, $100. Hand Drum Contest: 15 years old and below, $20 and t-shirt; 16+ $150. Two-Step Special: $300, $200, $100. Free. MAIC, 1530 E Franklin Ave, Mpls. For info, contact aiscc@umn.edu.

May 5
Powwow for Hope
Powwow for Hope, the nation’s only known cancer awareness powwow, is a community event that honors loved ones who have battled or are fighting cancer by creating a space for healing. Proceeds benefit the American Indian Cancer Foundation’s work to eliminate cancer burdens on American Indian families throughout Indian country. Join us on this special day to honor loved ones who have battled cancer or are fighting cancer by creating a space for healing. Get involved today: Teams of families and friends are forming now. Sponsor the Powwow for Hope event. Volunteer your time and effort to join the fun. Drums and dancers provide healing and hope. Base Camp Facility, 201 Bloomington Rd, Mpls. For more info or to donate, see: PowwowforHope.org

May 12
Little Earth Mothers Day Traditional Powwow
Hours: Noon to 9pm Grand Entry: 1pm. Feast: 5pm. Grand Entry: 7pm. This is a family-friendly, rain or shine event. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket for seating. No alcohol, drugs, and fire arms are permitted. Cedar Field Park, 2501 Cedar Ave S, Mpls. For more info, call James at 651-329-9389.

May 12
White Earth Mothers Day Traditional Powwow
Grand Entries on Saturday at 1 and 7pm; Sunday at 1pm. Honoring our Mothers’s feast is on Sunday. Shooting Star Casino Event Center, 777 SE Casino Road, Mahnomen, MN. For info, contact Lew Murray 218-261-1599.

May 12
South of The River Traditional Powwow
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will join with other south metro school districts to host the 1st Annual South of the River Powwow. The powwow is open to the public. Doors open at 11am. First grand entry at 1pm. Free feast at 5pm., Second grand entry at 7pm. Ends at 9pm. MC: Jerry Dearly. AD: Chaske LeBlanc. Host Drum: Midnite Express.Only invited drums will be paid. Dancer honorariums will only be paid to registered dancers and must have full regalia. Dancer and drum registration starts at 11am. For info, contact Dominic Good Buffalo at 612-490-3484 or dgoodbuffalo@isd191.org. Metcalf Middle School, 2250 Diffley Road, Burnsville, MN.

May 19
Columbia Heights School District Traditional Powwow
Noon to 5pm. Feast at 4pm. All dancers, singers, and venders welcome. Free and open to the public. Hylander Center, 1400 49th Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, MN. For info, contact Valerie Larsen at 763-528-4729.