June 8 - 10
35th Annual Lower
Lower Sioux Indian community, Morton, MN. Competition powwow. ADULT 18+ SPECIALS: Categories:?Men's Traditional, Men's Grass, Men's Fancy, Woman's Traditional, Woman's Jingle, Woman's Fancy. Adult 55+ Categories: Men's Golden Age, Woman's Golden. MEN'S GRASS DANCE SPECIAL: 1st - $500 & Jacket, Starquilt. 2nd - $300 & Jacket, 3rd - $100 & Jacket, 5 Consolation Places. MCs: Butch Felix and Jerry Dearly. ADs: Chaske LaBlanc and Byron. Host Drum: Elk Soldier. Co-Host Drum: Soggy Bottom Boyz. JUNIOR 9 -17 SPECIALS: Categories: Jr. Boy's Traditional, Jr. Boy's Grass, Jr. Boy's Fancy, Jr. Girl's Traditional, Jr. Girl's Jingle, Jr. Girl's Fancy. COMMunity SINGING SPECIALS.REGISTRATION: Adults: 18+ / Juniors: 9-17 yrs. / Tiny Tots: 0-8 yrs. Opens Friday at 3:00 p.m. Dancers and Singers must register by noon on Saturday. Dancers must be in full regalia. Singers must provide own chairs. 3 Man Best Ball Golf Tournament: Friday, June 8. FMI: call 507-697-8050. 2K/5K Fun Run/Walk: Saturday, June 9, 9:00 a.m. FMI, call 507-697-6185. Sponsored by the LS Diabetes & LS Tobacco Programs. 1-3 Person HAND DRUM CONTEST. Vendors: Applications can be obtained by calling the LSIC Center at 507-697-6185. Pre-registration guarantees spot. GRAND ENTRies: Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday: at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday at 1 p.m. Admission: $5 for weekend with wristband purchase. Free: for 55 & over, and 5 and under. Meals: Dinner on Fri. and Sat from 5--6 pm. Breakfast: Sat. and Sun from 8-10 am. Camping available next to powwow grounds. Showers available. Sponsored by the Lower Sioux Indian Community and Members. FMI: call 507-697-6185, M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30
June 8 - 10
Prairie Band Potawatomi Powwow
150 Rd & M Rd, Mayetta, KS. MC: Howie Thomson, Manny King. Arena Director: Michael Roberts, Other Drums: Young Spirit, Cree Confederation,Smokeytown,Omaha Whitetail. FMI: Jim Potter at 877-715-6789 or email: pbppowwow@ pbpnation.org or www.pbpindiantribe.com
June 16 - 17
Honor The Firekeepers Powwow
Eastview School, Dunn Field, Lake Geneva, WI. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 708-715-5042
June 22 - 24
S.Lake 8th Annual
S-Lake, MN. 28 mi. N of Deer River on Hwy 46.?FMI: Gary Charwood at 218-760-7955 or:?maang40@ yahoo.com; Viola Bellanger
, 218-368-3971. Vendors can contact 218-308-3680 or LaVonne.Thompson@ leechlakegaming.com
June 29 - July 1
40th Annual Oneida Powwow
Norbert Hill Center, Oneida, WI. Contest Powwow. FMI: 920-496-7000 or 800-236-2214
July 6 - 7
34th Annual Red Cliff Powwow
Powwow Grounds, Red Cliff, WI. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 715-779-3082
July 6 - 8
Leech Lake 4th of July Traditional Pow Wow
Cass Lake, MN. Located next to Palace Casino. FMI: 218-308-3680 or email: LaVonne.Thompson@ leechlakegaming.com
July 6 - 8
Red Lake Nation Independence Day Powwow
Powwow Grounds, Red Lake, MN. Contest Powwow. FMI: 218-556-7566.
July 20 - 22
Mii-Gwitch Mahnomen Days 50th Annual Trad. Powwow
Ball Club, MN. 6 mi. W of Deer Diver on US 2. FMI: Mary Bebeau at 218-246-9697; Sarah Wakanabo at 218-246-2105. Vendor call 218-308-3680 or LaVonne.Thompson@ leechlakegaming.com
July 20 - 22
39th Annual Honor the
LCO Powwow Grounds, Hayward, WI. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 715-634-8924
July 20 - 22
14th Annual Onigum Powwow
Powwow Grounds, Onigum, MN. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 218-308-3680
July 27 - 29
Onigum 14th Annual Traditional Powwow
Onigum, MN. 13 mi. E of Walker on Co. Rd.13. FMI: Theresa Jordon at 218-547-4090 or 218-536-0213. Vendors contact Priscilla Smith at 218-547-2270 or 218-252-6484 or:?
July 28 - 29
16th Annual Pipestone Powwow
Leon J. Moore Park, 400 N. Hiawatha Ave., Pipestone, MN. Traditional Powwow. Dance, music, food and art. Join us for a day filled with fun for the whole family. No admission. Sat. 12-8; Sun 12-6 Grand Entries: Sat 1:00 and 5:00 Sun: 1:00 pm. FMI: 507-825-3734, or Toll Free 800-550-8675, or email:
Aug. 4 - 5
34th Annual Honoring Sobriety Powwow
Mash Ka Wisen Treament Center, Sawyer, MN. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 218-879-6731
Aug. 17 - 19
SMSC Powwow Grounds, Dakotah Parkway, Shakopee, MN. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi (Powwow) is a competition powwow drawing the best dancers from all over the country. Held outdoors in a traditional dance arena, the Powwow will feature Native American vendors with arts, crafts, beadwork, jewelry, quillwork, and Native American foods for sale, including frybread, wojapi (berry pudding), wild rice, hominy soup, buffalo burgers, Indian tacos, and much more. Grand Entries will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday. Competition powwow with thousands in price money. Moccasin games, Feast. Fireworks. FMI: www.shakopeedakota.org or www.facebook.com/shakopeepowwow
Joseph Geshick Exhibit
The Edge Center Gallery in Bigfork, MN will exhibit the works of the late Joseph Geshick. "JOSEPH GESHICK: Journeys" will be exhibited from May 31st to June 30th. Many of the works have never been seen in public. Paintings and other items are on loan from individual collectors. Gallery hours: Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information call 218-743-6670 or see: www.the-edge-center.org. Edge Center Gallery, 102 2nd Avenue, Bigfork, MN.
June 2 - 30
Art exhibit: Franic Yellow
Bockley Gallery is pleased announce an exhibition of work by Francis Yellow: Takuskanskan "something moving." Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 5 pm. Bockley Gallery, 2123 W 21st Street (west of Lake of the Isles, near Franklin),?Minneapolis.
Through June 30
Takuskanskan "Something Moving"
Bockley Gallery will have an exhibition of work by Francis Yellow. Exhibit runs from June 2 through June 30. Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, Noon to 5 pm. Bockley Gallery, 2123 W 21st Street, Minneapolis. For more info, call 612)-377-4669.
Through June 30
Mni Sota: Reflections of
Time and Place
"Mni Sota: Reflections of Time and Place" features works by 17 Native American artists from the Minnesota region. Free and open to the public. May 28-June 30, Tweed Museum, Duluth, MN.
Why Treaties Matter:
Self-Government in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations
The Why Treaties Matter project helps establish American Indian sovereignty as an ongoing continental reality and provides a vehicle for Minnesotans to learn new and innovative ways to create community. Video presentation and 20 banners featuring text and images, how treaties affected the lands and lifeways of the indigenous peoples of this place, and why these binding agreements between nations still matter today. For more dates, see: www.minnesotahumanities.org/
o Ends June 25: Fond du Lac Cultural Center/Museum, Cloquet
o June 8-July 7: Goodhue County Historical Society, Red Wing
o July 1-31: MN Valley History Center & Dakota Wicohan, Morton
o July 16-Aug 15: Mayo Clinic, Rochester
o Aug. 23-Sept 22: Ramsey County Historical Society, St. Paul
o Oct. 1-31: Winona County Historical Society, Winona
o Nov. 8-Dec. 15: Carlton County
Minnesota State Arts Board Festival Support grant deadline. Applications are available at www.arts.state.mn.us. Native community members and organizations with questions about the grant can call the MSAB office at 800-866-2787 or they can email the Native American Community Liaison, at:
Applications must be received by June 8 at 4:30 pm. Information can also be found on the community liaison Facebook page, MN-State-Arts-Board-Community-Liaisons.
Kids Crafts: Shoulder Bag
Decorate a shoulder bag while learning about the art and culture of the Ojibwe, a woodland people of the Great Lakes region. The cost for the shoulder bag is $7 and includes supplies needed to decorate the bag, Musuem admission is not included. Please allow an hour to make the craft. Recommended for children ages 6 and up. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fee: $7 for shoulder bag materials (museum admission not included). Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN, 320-532-3632.
Indian Child Welfare Education Day
The Minnesota Two-Spirit Society presents: From a Place of Honor to a Place of Shame Return to Honor, Understanding the Native American GLBTQ Community. Please join us as we share the strengths and wisdom within our community. Presentations: Antony Stately, Ph.D., LP; Janice BadMoccasin; Reva D'Nova; Nick Metcalf, MA; and Lenny Hayes, MA. Snacks and lunch will be provided. CEU's will be provided. No cost for the event. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Event Sponsors: William Mitchell College of Law, Indian Health Board, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, and First Nations Repatriation Institute. William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul, MN. For further information, please contact: Reva D'Nova 612-721-9807 or:
MAICC 20th Annual Golf Tournament. Enjoy a fun-filled day of networking and camaraderie on this 18 hole championship course. Raffles and goodie bags. All money benefits the MAICC. Registration 10:00 a.m. Shotgun Start at 12:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards at 5:00 p.m. Fees: Individual Golfer: $160.00; Foursomes: $600.00. Held at The Meadows at Mystic Lake, 2400 Mystic Lake Drive, Prior Lake, Minnesota. 952-233-5533, www.mysticlakegolf.com. Hotel Reservations: Mystic Lake Casino Hotel. Rooms available Wednesday and Thursday evenings, June 13th &14th, $79.00 per night. Call for reservations and mention MAICC Golf Packages 952-445-9000. For more info and registration form, see: www.maicc.org or contact Jacie Poitra at 612-877-2117 or:
Artist in Residence Josef Reiter
Artist in Residence at the Mille Lacs Indian Museum & Trading Post. Guests that visit during the Artist in Residence Program will be able to learn how American Indian arts and crafts are made; techniques and materials used, as well as give visitors an appreciation of the use of natural resources taken from the environment of the woodlands of Northern Minnesota. This is a free event. Josef Reiter (Ojibwe) is a jewelry maker and he will be at the Trading Post from 11 am to 4 pm. For more informatiom, call the Mille Lacs Indian Museum at 320-532-3632 or send an e-mail to:
Birch Bark Basket Workshop
Birch Bark Basket Workshop - Come and learn how to store and work with birchbark in this one day workshop from 10 am to 4 pm. Participants will be making a basket to take home. Registration is required by June 20. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided. A minimum of 5 participants required to host workshop. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more informatiom, call the Mille Lacs Indian Museum at 320-532-3632 or send an e-mail to:
Native Arts And Cultures Found. Artists Fellowships
The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation application deadline for its 2013 Artist Fellowships is June 21. Awards will be $20,000 and will be made in six disciplines: Visual Arts, Filmmaking, Music, Dance, Literature, and Traditional Arts. Artists must demonstrate excellence, having made a significant impact in their discipline, earned respect from their colleagues, and achieved recognition in the field. Work must be evolving and current. Native artists are defined as American Indian from federally recognized U.S. tribes, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian. All applicants must apply online at www.nacf.us/user/register. Contact Tom Roque for questions:
4th Annual Ojibwe Language Revitalization Camp
All are invited and welcome to attend the Language Camp at the Kiwenz Campground in Sawyer, MN on the Fond du Lac Ojibwe Res. Campers can set up their area on June 20 (Bring own camping gear, utensils, and chairs). Security will be provided and new to the campsite area are bathrooms and shower facilities. The camp will include hands-on cultural learning and traditional arts activities that people of all ages can participate in. At each station, there will be a fluent Ojibwe speaker and a translator. They will also be on hand throughout the camp to help teach the language. On that Saturday, there will be some fun events including a Canoe Race followed by a Canoe Race using only a Ricing Pole and Knockers. Cash prizes to the top four placement winners. There will also be a section of the camp called "Ojibwe Only Zone" where people can listen or hold conversations in Ojibwemowin only. Cheat sheets will be provided. Other cultural activities include: Canoe Races, Moccasin Game, Nature walk identifying Ojibwemowin names for plants, Family games like Ojibwe Jenga and Cribbage, Ojibwemowin Fun Time with the children, Mad Science Experiments, Music and Entertainment. If you have any questions contact Jim or Pat Northrup at 218-878-0245 or Rick Gresczyk at 952-215-1973. The camp is free and open to the public! Everyone is welcome regardless of proficiency in Ojibwe Language.
June 22 (deadline)
Nat'l JOM?Art Contest
The National Johnson-O'Malley Association's Art Contest. The theme is "JOM an Everlasting Educational Gift". This contest is open to all. Artwork must be no larger than 81/2 x 11". The artist should include an interpretation of their artwork. Don't include any text in the artwork. Please include your name, age and address with your artwork so than we can contact the winning entries! Mail of deliver artwork to: Navajo Nation JOM Program, P.O. Box 1950, Window Rock, AZ 86515. All entries must be received by June 22. The winners will receive cash prizes. 1st Place $300, 2nd Place $200, Honorable $100. For more information, contact: Clayton Long at 435-678-1251,
; or Eleanor Thomas at 928-871-7461,
Arts Learning Grant
Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Learning grant deadline. Applications are available at: www.arts.state.mn.us. Native community members and organizations with questions about the grant can call the MSAB office at 800 866-2787 or email:
Applications must be received by June 22 at 4:30pm. Information can also be found on the community liaison Facebook page, MN-State-Arts-Board-Community-Liaisons.
June 28 - July 1
2012 Berry Camp
Join us for the 2012 berry Camp, founded and in honor of Earl and Kathy Hoagland. Sponsored by Sah-kah-tay. Free for the entire family!! Food provided! We are asking Each participate to bring silverware, oneplate and/or a bowl. June 28: arrival day for campers after 4 pm, feast in the evening.
June 29 - 30: 2 full day of activities - Arts and crafts moccasin game, Jam and jellies youth activities, Ojibwemowin and more. July 1: departure day - Breakfast, giveaway, travel song. This program is designed for the entire family to enjoy, gather and meet new people! What to bring:?tent, sleeping bag, chairs, bug spray, flash light. Contact information: Tamie at 218-936-5319 or 218-902-0191. Location: little elbow lake on State Hwy 113. Elbow Lake, White Earth Reservation, East off Hwy 59 to little elbow 15.7 miles. West off hwy 71 to little elbow 23.5 miles. Just south of Nay tah waush.
Literary Arts, Poetry,
Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant for Literary Arts, Poetry, and Prose deadline. Applications are available at: www.arts.state.mn.us. Native community members with questions about the grant can call the MSAB office at 800-866-2787 or email:
Applications must be received by June 29 at 4:30 pm.
Artist in Residence
Guests that visit during the Artist in Residence Program will be able to learn how American Indian arts and crafts are made; and techniques and materials used. Cynthia Holmes (Ojibwe) makes jewelry and wall hangings and she will be at the Trading Post from 11 am to 4 pm. Free. For info, call the Mille Lacs Indian Museum at 320-532-3632 or e-mail: