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The Circle 2015 Powwow Calendar
Thursday, April 02 2015
 
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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, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Darryl Northbird, 218-252-1172, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Brad Wolhof, 218-339-5652, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or Maggie Montgomery, 218-333-9005, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 612-624-0243. If you are interested in being a volunteer, contact Marie Armstrong at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 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, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

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, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Anita Cloud, 218-256-6163; Sarah or Selma Jackson, 218-659-2196; or LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

IOWA

Aug. 6-9

101st Annual Meskwaki Powwow

Meskwaki Powwow Grounds: Battleground Road, Tama, IA. For more information, call 641-484-4678, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 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, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Rod Northbird, 218-308-3120; Leah Gale Monroe, 218-760-3127, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it 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, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ; LaVonne Thompson, 218-308-3680, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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 This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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