Powwow Calendar May 2018

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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. 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

This is a family-friendly, rain or shine event. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket for seating. Noon to 9pm. Grand Entries at 1pm and 7pm. Feast at 5pm. 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

Celebrate Moms at the 10th Annual White Earth Mothers Day Powwow. Celebrate Native culture and our mothers and grandmothers with dancing and singing. Be sure to be here for the Honoring our Mothers feast 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. 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 Public School Powwow

Columbia Heights Public Schools is hosting their powwow. The free event includes drumming, singing, dancing, drawing, games and food. We will be honoring our American Indian Graduates with a feather giving ceremony. Everyone welcome. MC: James Cross, Spiritual Advisor: Brian Heart, Host Drum: Little Earth of United Tribes. From noon to 4pm. Hylander Center, 1400 49th Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN. For info, call 763-528-4729.

May 19
Rochester Public Schools American Indian Education

Inaugural Traditional Powwow. Doors open at 11am. Registration at 12pm. Grand Entry at 1pm. Graduate Recognition at 3pm. Feast at 6pm. Honorariums for registered dancers and drums. Specials for Men’s and Women’s Traditional as well as Memorial Special and Give-Away. Free and open to the public. Vendors welcome, contact Melody Hanners at 507-358-8878 or melodyhanners@gmail.com. John Marshal High School, Auditorium, 1510 14th ST. NW, Rochester, MN. For info, contact gucapossela@ rochester.k12.mn.us or 507-328-4236.

May 19
Leech Lake Tribal College Powwow

Anwebiwin Niimi’idiwin Resting Powwow. Spiritual Advisor: Mike Smith. MC: Branden Bowstring. AD: David Northbird. Dancers must be dressed in full regalia and registered for both sessions to receive honorarium. Grand Entry: 1pm and 6:30pm. Dinner at 5pm. Free admission, everyone welcome. Veterans Memorial Grounds, Cass Lake, MN. For info, contact Kim Dickson at 218-335-4242 or kim.dickson@lltc.edu.

May 25-27
Leech Lake Veterans Memorial Powwow

Join us for the Annual Leech Lake Veterans Memorial Powwow. Native dancers and drum groups from throughout the Upper Midwest, northern Great Plains and Canada will be in attendance. Events start each day with flag-raising at 10am. Grand entry is 7pm on Friday, 1pm and 7pm on Saturday, and 1pm on Sunday. Veterans Memorial Grounds, 3 miles northeast of Cass Lake, MN.

June 1
American Indian Magnet School Powwow

American Indian Magnet School’s 26th Annual Spring Powwow. This traditional event is held by a pre-k – 8th grade school every spring with a free community feast that is created by the students and staff. AIMS is a school that uses the Ojibwe 7 Grandfather Teachings and the Lakota Virtues as the foundation to becoming students that are successful academically and meet state standards. AIMS is a public school that teachers both the Ojibwe and Lakota languages and invites everyone. Free admission. Everyone welcome. Grand Entries at 1pm and 6pm. 1075 3rd St. E., St. Paul. For info, contact Michele Fairbanks, Thomas Draskovic, or Jason Bresette at 651-778-3100.

June 8-10
White Earth June Powwow

Join us for the 150th Annual White Earth June Powwow & Celebration on. A celebration of the White Earth Reservation’s people and heritage, everyone is invited. Around 1,000 dancers and 28 drum groups performed last year, with similar numbers expected again. White Earth Powwow Grounds, White Earth, Minnesota.