Powwow Calendar: June 2018

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June 7
2018 Anishinabe Academy Spring Powwow

End of the year event to honor Anishinabe Academy students, staff and families. 12:00-2:15pm. Free admission and open to all. 3100 E 28th St, Mipls. For info, contact Cece Benimon at 612-668-0880 or cecelia.benimon@mpls.k12.mn.us.

June 8-10
White Earth June Powwow

The 150th Annual White Earth June Powwow and Celebration on. A celebration of the White Earth Reservation’s people and heritage. Around 1,000 dancers and 28 drum groups performed last year, with similar numbers expected again. White Earth Powwow Grounds, White Earth, MN.

June 15 – 17
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Grand Celebration Powwow

The dancing begins on Friday with Grand Entry at 7pm. On Saturday, Grand Entries are at 1pm and 7pm. Final Grand Entry on Sunday is at 1pm. Drum Contest Away Winners: $8000, $6000, $4000, $2000. Home Winners: $8000, $6000, $4000, $2000. World Jingle Dress Championship has top ten prize money: $2000, $1800, $1600, $1400, $1200, $1000, $800, $600, $400, $200. Golden Age (Combined 60+) Men and Women: $1200, $800, $600, $400. Senior Adult (35-59): $1200, $800, $600, $400. Junior Adult (18-34): $1200, $800, $600, $400. Teen (13-17): $400, $300, $200, $100. Tiny Tots (0-5): $5 for all. Grand Casino Hinckley Powwow Grounds, 777 Lady Luck Drive, Hinckley, MN. For info, see: www.facebook.com/Grand-Celebration-Hinckley-1469404986638492.

June 29 – July 1
2018 Leech Lake Fourth of July Powwow

Dance Specials: Old Style Jingle and Men’s Grass Dance Adult: $300, $200 & $100, Teens and Jr.: $100, $75 & $50. Must be in full regalia for contest registration. Friday: Registration is 5 -7pm, Grand Entry at 7pm. Saturday: 10am is Flag raising, 11 to 1pm is Registration, 1pm and 7pm are Grand Entries. Sunday: 10am is Flag raising, noon to 1pm is Registration, 1pm is Grand Entry. Veterans Memorial Grounds (next to Palace Casino), 16599 69th Ave. N., Cass Lake, MN. For info, call Rodney Northbird at 218-308-3120, Anita Cloud at 218-398-2009, or Linda Bryan at 218-308-3163.

July 13 – 15
2018 Prairie Island Summer Powwow

Admission is free and open to all ages. All dancers will receive day money. The first five drum groups will be paid for the weekend. Registered drums must have at least five singers. Grand Entries: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 1 and 7pm, Sunday at 1pm. MCs: Rubin Little Head, Vince Beyl, Pat Bad Hand. ADs: Darrell Goodwill, Johnathon Windy Boy, Chico Her Many Horses. Head Whistleman: Philip Whiteman Jr. Northern Singing Judge: Rooster Top Sky. Southern Singing Judge: Antony Monoessy. Sound System: Louie Johnson. Host Drum: Prairie Island Singers. Prairie Island Indian Community Wacipi Grounds, 1158 Island Lake Blvd, Welch, MN. For info, call 651-267-4020 or email communications@piic.org.

August 10 -12
2018 Grand Portage Celebration Powwow

The annual Grand Rendezvous and Powwow at Grand Portage includes reenactors from across the country and Canada gather to camp and challenge each other to games and skills from the past, along with the powwow. Friday: 10am is Great Hall- Rendezvous Days Powwow welcome, Bingo at 4pm, Softball at 6:30pm and Powwow warmups at 7pm. Saturday: 8am is Mixed Softball Tournament, 1pm is Grand Entry. 3:30pm is Pricess/Brave Contest (Jr & Sr), 5pm is Feast, 7pm is Grand Entry. Sunday: 8am is Mixed Softball Tournament, 1pm is Grand Entry. No pets allowed. Grand Portage Monument Heritage Center, 170 Mile Creek Rd., Grand Portage, MN. For info, call 218-475-2800 or email: danal@grandportage.com.

August 11
2018 Pine Point Powwow

Three Grand Entries: Saturday at 1pm and 7pm and Sunday at 1pm. Pine Point features “The Rez Parade,” in which the ugliest, most rusted out, banged up, pathetic looking vehicle in the parade wins the prize. Vehicles will be featured in a demolition derby Friday night prior to the powwow. Pine Point Powwow Grounds, Pow Wow Highway, Ponsford, MN. For info, see: www.facebook.com/pages/ Pine-Point-Powwow/ 269755933038126.

August 17-19
SMSC Wacipi

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi contest powwow. Grand Entries: Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 1pm and 7pm, Sunday at 1pm. Meal: Saturday 4:30-6:30pm. Fireworks: Saturday at 10pm. Dance registration starts Friday at 12:30pm, and closes Saturday at 12:30pm. Must have button to register. Point system to begin at Friday Grand Entry. MCs: Juaquin Hamilton, Ruben Little Head. Honorary MC: Wallace Coffey. ADs: Chaske Lablanc, Clifton Goodwill. Head Women’s Judge: Alva Fiddler. Head Men’s Judge: Canku One Star. Head Singing Judge: Wayne Silas, Jr. Sound: Dale Roberts, Hokah Sound. Color Guard: Sisseton-Wahpeton Kit Fox Society, Lakota Women Warriors. Drum Group Host: Northern Cree, Young Bear. Invited Drums: Black Bear, Black Otter, Blackstone, Bull Horn, Midnite Express, The Boyz, Young Spirit, Cozad, Southern Style, Yellow Hammer. Junior Brave: Trystan Brandt-Dedeker. Brave: Tony Brewer. Princess: Summer Lemke. Junior Princess: Celianna Thomas. SMSC Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakotah Parkway, Shakopee, MN. Admission: $10 for entire weekend. Adults 60 and over: free. Children 10 and under: free. For info call 952-445-8900 or see: https://shakopeedakota.org/shakopee-pow-wow-2018.