The Circle 2015 Powwow Calendar

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APRIL

MINNESOTA

April 4

Bemijigamaag Powwow

Dancers Registration: 10 a.m. to 2

p.m.; First Grand Entry, 1 p.m.; Hand Drum Contest: 5 to 7 p.m.;

Communal Feast: 5 to 7 p.m.; Second Grand Entry, 7 p.m.; Two Step

Dance, 7 to 10 p.m.; Category Dancing, 7 to 10 p.m.; Event End, 10

p.m.

Sanford Center Arena, 1111 Event Center

Dr. NE, Bemidji, MN. For more information, contact: Cyrus Pansch,

218-556-0517, cpansch@thesanfordcenter.net; Darryl Northbird,

218-252-1172, miskwanakwadfreedom@yahoo.com; Brad Wolhof,

218-339-5652, Brad.Walhof@llojibwe.org; or Maggie Montgomery,

218-333-9005, Mmontgomery@kaxe.org.

April 4

U of M Spring Powwow

Come join us for

our annual spring pow wow! Emcee: Jerry Dearly; Arena Director: Matt

Thornhill; Host Drum: Red Bone; Head Man: Miskwa Desjarlait; Head

Woman: Misty Rose.

Grand Entries: 1 and 7 p.m.; Feast: 5 p.m.

Head

Man Special: Men’s Chicken and Grass (3 prizes); Head Woman Special:

Women’s Old Style Jingle (3 prizes); Committee Special: Men’s Fancy

(3 prizes)

U of M Recreation & Wellness Center, North Gym, 123

Harvard Street SE, Minneapolis, MN.

Vendor & Volunteer info:

If you are interested in reserving a vendor table, or have general

questions regarding the event, contact the AISCC at aiscc@umn.edu or

by phone at 612-624-0243. If you are interested in being a volunteer,

contact Marie Armstrong at armst478@umn.edu.

April 11

2nd Annual Augsburg Fairview Academy

Powwow

The 2nd Annual Augsburg Fairview

Academy Powwow will promote a sense of unity among the communities

served by Augsburg Fairview Academy, including the Twin Cities,

through cultural sharing, and will develop intercultural awareness

among students, parents, and staff.

M.C.: Norman Benson; Arena Director:

Ricky White; Host Drum: Midnite Express; Honor Guard: Robert

Desjarlait; Registration, payout after second Grand Entry;

Honorariums for registered dancers only, must be in regalia; First 8

registered drum groups with at least 5 singer minimum present at the

time of registration with receive $200, no drum hopping.

Grand Entries: 1 and 6 p.m.; Community

Feast: 5 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Minneapolis

American Indian Center, 1530 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. For

more information, call Liz Saunby at 612-294-1016, email

liz.saunby@afa.tc or visit www.facebook.com/events/280841478762722.

April 25

Anwebiwin Niimi’idiwin

Host Drum: LLTC Drum; M.C.: Animiki;

Spiritual Advisor: Murphy Thomas; Arena Director: Darrell Kingbird;

Specials: Old Style Jingle Dress, Women’s Switch Dance; Accepting

first 15 drums to register, each drum must register at least 5

singers.

Grand Entries: Saturday, 1 and 6:30

p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. Registration: Saturday, Noon to 1:30 p.m., 5 to

6:30 p.m.; Sunday, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Bena High School Gymnasium, 15308 State

Highway NW, Cass Lake, MN. For more information, call Flower Kingbird

at 218-335-4224 or email flower.kingbird@lltc.edu.

WISCONSIN

April 11-12

On Wisconsin Annual Spring Powwow

2015

Arena Director: Randy Paskemin; Mens

Golden Age; Womens Golden Age; Mens Traditional; Mens Grass; Mens

Fancy; Womens Traditional; Womens Jingle; Womens Fancy Shawl; Teen

Boys; Teen Girls; Junior Boys; Junior Girls; Drum.

Specials: Mens Traditional Special –

In memorial of Peter “Bing” Lemieux (Bad River); Blanket, Jacket

and Beaded Medallion, Saturday; Mens Grass Winner Take All; Womens

Fancy Winner Take All; Mens Smoke Dance Winner Take All; Womens Smoke

Dance Winner Take All; Youth Hand Drum Winner Take All (Groups of

3-5); and Adult Hand Drum Winner Take All (Groups of 3-5).

UW Madison, 1450

Monroe St., Madison, WI. For more information, call Nichole Boyd at

608-265-3420 or email nboyd3@wisc.edu.

April 25

2015 Madison College Pow-Wow

Madison Area Technical College, 1701

Wright Street, Madison, WI.

April 25

18th Annual UW-GB Intertribal

Student Council Pow Wow

M.C.: Marin “Marc” Dennin; Host

Drum: Midnite Express; Invited Drums: Crazy Boy, Tomahawk Circle,

Eagle Singers, Str8 Across; Arena Director: Ty Defoe; Color Guard:

Oneida Nation Veterans; Female Head Dancer: Kesekokiw “Kenew”

Grignon and Antoinette Lester; Male Head Dancer: Matthew Lester;

Smoke Dance Special; Men’s Traditional Special.

Grand Entries, 1 and 7 p.m.; Feast, 5

p.m.

Kress Events Center, 2358 Leon Bond

Dr., Green Bay, WI. For more information, call the Intertribal

Student Council/American Intercultural Center at 920-465-2720;

volunteers should email Sheena M. Danforth at danfsm26@uwgb.edu.

NORTH DAKOTA

April 17-19

UND Indian Association Time-Out

Wacipi

M.C.: Jerry Dearly and Vince Behl; Host

Drum: Young Buffalo House; Arena Director: Rusty Gillette; Sound:

Dale Roberts; Head Woman Dancer: Hannah Balderas.

Contest Categories: Golden Age Men’s

and Women’s Competition (60+); Senior Adult Men’s and Women’s

(35-59); Junior Adult Men’s and Women’s (18-34); Teen Boys and

Girls (13-17); Junior Boys and Girls (6-12); Tiny Tots Pay Money

(0-5); Singing Contest (First to Fourth Place).

Specials: Women’s dance special in

honor of Head Woman Dancer, Hannah Balderas; Mary Jane Memorial Song,

Saturday, Evening Session.

Registration open Friday, 4 p.m.,

closes Saturday, 1 p.m. Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 1

and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. Traditional Meal: Saturday, 5 p.m.

Admission fees vary.

University of North Dakota, Hyslop

Sports Center, 2751 2nd Ave., North Grand Forks, N.D. For more

information, call the Indian Studies Association at 701-550-1909 or

email shashay.schettler@my.und.edu or visit www.und.edu/org/undia.

IOWA

April 11

21st Annual University of Iowa

Powwow

M.C.: Jerry Dearly; Arena Director:

Gabe Desrosiers; Head Man and Woman: Picked each session; Host Drum:

Meskwaki Nation; Color Guard: Robert Morgan Post 701; Day Money

(Registered dancers in regalia only); Drum Contest (No drum hopping,

6 singers minimum); Dance Specials; American Indian Arts & Crafts

and Food Vendors.

Grand Entries, 1 and 7 p.m.; Doors

open, 11 a.m. Free admission, individuals with disabilities are

encouraged to attend University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you need

assistance in order to participate, contact CSIL at 319-335-3059.

Recreation Building, 930 Evashevski

Drive, Iowa City, IA. For more information, call the Native American

Student Association at 319-335-8298, email studorg-ui-nasa@uiowa.edu

or visit powwow.uiowa.edu.

MAY

MINNESOTA

May 2

4th Annual Powwow for Hope

Powwow for Hope is an annual fundraiser

for the American Indian Cancer Foundation. It is our largest

community event and fundraiser.

Base Camp Facility, 201 Bloomington Rd,

Minneapolis, MN. For more information, call 612-314-4848, email

powwow@aicaf.org or visit www.PowwowForHope.org.

May 7

Fond du Lac Ojibwe School Ziigwan

Pow Wow

Contests: Men’s Traditional Special;

Women’s Old Style Jingle Dress Special; Spot Dance Special.

Grand Entries: 1 and 7 p.m.; Meal, 5

p.m.; Hand Drum Contest, 6 p.m.; Close up, 9 p.m.

Fond du Lac Education Division, 49

University Rd., Cloquet, MN. For more information, call Ms. DeFoe at

218-878-7239, 218-878-7276, email mariadefoe@fdlrez.com or visit

www.fdlrezk12.com.

May 9

7th Annual Honoring Our Mothers

Pow-Wow

M.C.: Murphy Thomas; Spiritual Advisor:

Sonny McDougal; Arena Director: Tom Mason; Host Drums: Big Red,

Hanisha.

Men’s Traditional Special, Saturday

Evening; Women’s Jingle Dress Special, Sunday; Drums: First 15

drums will be paid.

Grand Entries: Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m.;

Sunday, 1 p.m.

Shooting Star

Event Center, 777 S. Casino Rd., Mahnomen, MN. For more information

or to reserve hotel rooms, call 800-453-7827 or visit

www.starcasino.com

May 22-24

Memorial Pow Wow Traditional Pow Wow

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee will

not tolerate any drug or alcohol use while on property. Fighting or

gang related activities such as displaying gang colors, bandanas, cap

and other gang related attire to promote a negative atmosphere will

not be allowed. Any violators will result in removal from the Pow Wow

grounds by security and/or onsite law enforcement personnels. No

alcohol, drugs, firearms or weapons allowed.

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee is not

responsible for any accidents, damages or stolen items.

Veterans Memorial Grounds, Palace

Casino Drive, Cass Lake, MN. For more information, contact: Rod

Northbird, 218-308-3120; Leah Gale Monroe, 218-760-3127,

leahgale@hotmail.com; or LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680,

lavonne.thompson@leechlakegaming.com.

JUNE

MINNESOTA

June 19

Waa Wiye Gaa Maag (Round Lake)

10thTraditional Pow Wow

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee will

not tolerate any drug or alcohol use while on property. Fighting or

gang related activities such as displaying gang colors, bandanas, cap

and other gang related attire to promote a negative atmosphere will

not be allowed. Any violators will result in removal from the Pow Wow

grounds by security and/or onsite law enforcement personnels. No

alcohol, drugs, firearms or weapons allowed.

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee is not

responsible for any accidents, damages or stolen items.

28 miles North of Deer River, Hwy 46,

South Lake, MN. For more information, contact: Gary Charwood,

218-760-7955, maang40@yahoo.com; or LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680,

lavonne.thompson@leechlakegaming.com.

June 19-21

Grand Casino Hinckley Grand

Celebration Powwow

Grand Casino Hinckley Powwow Grounds,

777 Lady Luck Dr., Hinckley, MN.

For more information, call Nathan

Sutton at 320-384-4475 or email nsutton@grcasinos.com.

June 19-21, 2015

24th Annual Grand Casino Hinckley

Grand Celebration Powwow

Grand Entries: Friday, 7 p.m.;

Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.

Craft vendor fees apply, call Nathan

Sutton at 320-384-4475 for a vendor application. Campsites are

available at the pow wow grounds, showers available at RV Park.

Please bring your own camping gear. No drugs or alcohol allowed.

Grand Casino, Hinckley, MN. For more

information or hotel or RV reservation, call 800-472-6321.

JULY

MINNESOTA

July 3

4th of July Traditional Pow Wow

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee is not

responsible for any accidents, damages or stolen items.

Veterans Memorial Grounds, Palace

Casino Drive, Cass Lake, MN. For more information, contact: Anita

Cloud, 218-256-6163; Rod Northbird, 218-308-3120; Leah Gale Monroe,

218-760-3127, leahgale@hotmail.com; or LaVonne Thompson,

218-308-3680, lavonne.thompson@leechlakegaming.com.

Located next to Palace Casino, Palace

Drive: Cass Lake, Cass Lake, MN

July 17-19

Mii Gwitch Mahnomen Days 53rd

Traditional Pow Wow

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee will

not tolerate any drug or alcohol use while on property. Fighting or

gang related activities such as displaying gang colors, bandanas, cap

and other gang related attire to promote a negative atmosphere will

not be allowed. Any violators will result in removal from the Powwow

grounds by security and/or onsite law enforcement personnels. No

alcohol, drugs, firearms or weapons allowed. The Leech Lake Pow Wow

Committee is not responsible for any accidents, damages or stolen

items.

6 miles West of Deer Diver, MN on U.S.

Highway 2, Ball Club, MN. For more information, contact:

David Cronin,

218-556-9702; Rose Wilson, 218-398-2893; Jamie Mitchel, 218-368-4767;

LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680, lavonne.thompson@leechlakegaming.com.

July 24-26

Onigum 17th Traditional Pow Wow

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee will

not tolerate any drug or alcohol use while on property. Fighting or

gang related activities such as displaying gang colors, bandanas, cap

and other gang related attire to promote a negative atmosphere will

not be allowed. Any violators will result in removal from the Powwow

grounds by security and/or onsite law enforcement personnels. No

alcohol, drugs, firearms or weapons allowed. The Leech Lake Pow Wow

Committee is not responsible for any accidents, damages or stolen

items.

13 miles East of Walker, MN on County

Road 13, Onigum, MN. For more information, call Priscilla Smith at

218-547-2270 or LaVonne Thompson at 218-252-6484, 218-308-3680.

AUGUST

MINNESOTA

Aug. 28-30

Cha Cha Bah Ning 35th Traditional

Powwow

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee will

not tolerate any drug or alcohol use while on property. Fighting or

gang related activities such as displaying gang colors, bandanas, cap

and other gang related attire to promote a negative atmosphere will

not be allowed. Any violators will result in removal from the Powwow

grounds by security and/or onsite law enforcement personnels. No

alcohol, drugs, firearms or weapons allowed. The Leech Lake Pow Wow

Committee is not responsible for any accidents, damages or stolen

items.

21 miles North of Deer River, MN on,

Hwy 46, Right on County Road 35, Inger, MN.

For more information, contact: Dorothy

Robinson, 218-659-2708, dorthy.robinson@llojibwe.com; Anita Cloud,

218-256-6163; Sarah or Selma Jackson, 218-659-2196; or LaVonne

Thompson, 218-308-3680, lavonne.thompson@leechlakegaming.com.

IOWA

Aug. 6-9

101st

Annual Meskwaki Powwow

Meskwaki Powwow Grounds: Battleground

Road, Tama, IA. For more information, call 641-484-4678, email

meskwakipowwow@gmail.com or visit www.meskwakipowwow.com.

SEPTEMBER

MINNESOTA

Sept 4-6

Labor Day Contest Pow Wow

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee will

not tolerate any drug or alcohol use while on property. Fighting or

gang related activities such as displaying gang colors, bandanas, cap

and other gang related attire to promote a negative atmosphere will

not be allowed. Any violators will result in removal from the Powwow

grounds by security and/or onsite law enforcement personnels. No

alcohol, drugs, firearms or weapons allowed. The Leech Lake Pow Wow

Committee is not responsible for any accidents, damages or stolen

items.

Palace Casino

Drive, Cass Lake, Cass Lake, MN. For more information, contact: Anita

Cloud, 218-256-6163, nitacloud@yahoo.com; Rod Northbird,

218-308-3120; Leah Gale Monroe, 218-760-3127, leahgale@hotmail.com;

LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680, lavonne.thompson@leechlakegaming.com.

Sept. 11-13

Mendota’s 16th Aunnal Traditional

Wacipi

Not a contest,We have a small payout

for dancing but not a contest. We are a small Traditional Wacipi.

St. Peters Church, 1405 Sibley Memorial

Hwy, Mendota, MN. For more information, call Sharon Lennartson at

651-452-4141, email mendotadakota@gmail.com or visit

www.mendotadakota.com.

Sept. 18-20

Battle Point 18th Traditional Powwow

The Leech Lake Pow Wow Committee will

not tolerate any drug or alcohol use while on property. Fighting or

gang related activities such as displaying gang colors, bandanas, cap

and other gang related attire to promote a negative atmosphere will

not be allowed. Any violators will result in removal from the Powwow

grounds by security and/or onsite law enforcement personnels. No

alcohol, drugs, firearms or weapons allowed. The Leech Lake Pow Wow

Committee is not responsible for any accidents, damages or stolen

items.

Battle Point Pow Wow Grounds, Battle

Point Drive, Federal Dam, MN. For more information, contact: Diane

Smith, 218-654-5667; Leah Gale Monroe, 218-760-3127,

leahgale@hotmail.com; LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680,

lavonne.thompson@leechlakegaming.com.

NOVEMBER

WISCONSIN

Nov. 7

2015 UW Oshkosh Inter-Tribal Student

Organization Powwow

UW Oshkosh, Albee Hall, 800 Algoma

Boulevard, Oshkosh, WI. For more information, call Chris Annis at

920-424-0229 or email annisc@uwosh.edu.