Powow Calendar April-November 2012


powwow_calendar.jpgApril 5 – 7

Cherokee of Georgia Spring Powwow

Tribal Grounds, St George, GA. Thurs and Fri 9 am: flag raising and school field trips. 1 pm: Intertribal dancing. 7 pm Fri: Grand Entry, Intertribal dancing. Sat 9 am: flag raising. 12 pm: lunch at camp. 1 pm: Gourd Dance. 1 – 5 pm: Intertribal dancing, Princess competition, storytelling and more. 5:30 pm: supper at camp. 7 pm: Grand Entry, invocation, veteran’s songs, memorial song, evening dancing. FMI: 912-843-2230 or 912-285-2738; email: fmmcgahee@bellsouth.net or hathaway_tribe@yahoo.com

April 6 – 8

31st Annual Chambers Farm Spring Gathering

22400 NW Hwy 315, Ft McCoy, FL. Host Drum: Billy Evans Horse. Guest Drums: Birdchopper and Lords of the Plains. Free and open to the public. Drumming, singing, dancing, displays of jewelry, beadwork, leatherwork, flutes, natural soaps and other handmade products. FMI: Michael Brill at 513-464-1746 or 352-546-3237; email: chambersfarmpowwow@yahoo.com.  Website: www.chambersfarm.org

April 7 – 8

Clinton Farms Powwow

Ephesus Church Rd, Winston, GA. Grand Entry: 12 pm Sat, 1 pm Sun. $5 adults; $3 seniors (60+); children 10-15 free. Birds of Prey, flute, arts and crafts vendors, demonstrators, and dancing. FMI: Janell at 770-296-3097; email: amndn@mindspring.com

April 7 – 8

Native American Earth Festival

Reed Canal Park, 2871 S. Nova Rd (North Entrance), South Daytona, FL. Sat 10 am – 7 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm. Featuring dancing, arts and crafts, refreshments, displays, trading booths, children’s activities, wildlife exhibits and more! Cost: ages 13 and older $4; ages 4-12 $2; children 3 and younger free. FMI: contact the Parks and Recreation office at 386-322-3070

April 13

AIFC Powwow and Early Learning Fair

Harding High School, 1540 E. 6th St, St. Paul, MN. Traditional Powwow. Grand Entry: 6 pm. Feast and fair 5  pm. Door prizes, raffle. Free and open to the public. FMI: Sommer or Lisa at 651-793-3803

April 13 – 15

Chehaw Native American Cultural Festival

Chehaw Park, Albany, GA. School Day – Fri: vendors and demonstrators open at 9:30 am; arena opens 10 am and closes 2 pm; special programs during school day will focus on K-8th grade cultural education. Sat: vendors and demonstrators open 9:30 am; arena opens 10 am; event closes 6 pm. Sun: vendors and demonstrators open 9:30 am; arena opens 10 am; event closes 5 pm. FMI: Karen at 229-432-7109; email: chehawknapper@mediacombb.net

April 13 – 15

Catawba Powwow

Winthrop Coliseum, 1162 Eden Terrace Rd, Rock Hill, SC. Host Drum: Southern Sun and Stoney Creek. Other Drums: Medicine Tail, Southern Eagle, Midnite Express. Drum contest southern and northern: 1st $4000, 2nd $3000, 3rd $2000, 4th $1000. Golden age 55+: 1st $500, 2nd $400, 3rd $300, 4th $200. Adults 18+: all categories -1st $500, 2nd $400, 3rd $300, 4th $200. Teens 13-17: all categories – 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100. Juniors 8-12: all categories – 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50. Tiny tots 1-7: day money and four 1st Place Catawba Powwow ribbons awarded

April 13 – 15

Black HIlls State U?Powwow

Donald E. Young Center, Black Hills State University, 1200 University St., Spearfish, South Dakota. FMI: 605-642-6578 or Urla.Marcus@BHSU.edu

April 14

UWGB 5th Annual Powwow

University of Wisconsin Green Bay’s Kress Event Center, Green Bay, WI. Traditional Powwow. Grand Entries 1 pm and 7 pm. MC: Dan King. AD: John Teller Jr. Host Drum: Bear Creek. Free and open to the public. FMI: Debra Rezac at 920-465-2720. Email: rezacd@uwgb.edu

April 14

19th Annual St. Cloud State U  Traditional Powwow

Hallenbeck Hall, St. Cloud, MN. Grand Entries: 1 pm and 7 pm. Traditional meal 5 pm. FMI: 320-308-5449

April 14

36th Annual LaCrosse Three Rivers Powwow

University of Wisconsin LaCrosse’s Mitchell Hall Gymnasium, LaCrosse, Wi. Traditional Powwow. FMI: Andi Cloud at 608-738-3943; email: cloud.andi@uwlax.edu

April 21

22nd Annual UW Superior Powwow

Wessman Arena, Superior, WI. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 715-394-8358

April 21

Honoring Education Powwow

McPhee Gymnasium, Eau Claire, WI. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 715-836-3367

April 26 – 28

Gathering of Nations Powwow

The Gathering of Nations is a 3 day event, kicking off the event is the Miss Indian World Talent Presentations starting Thursday evening at a the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Albuquerque Showroom. The powwowis held the 27th and 28th) at the UNM Arena "The Pit" in Albuquerque, NM. Over 3,000 Native Americans more than 500 tribes from Canada and the United States will participate socially and competitively. There is also a Indian Traders Market and Stage 49. Over 800 artists, crafters, and traders will place their wares on display and for sale. Stage 49 features the Best in Native American Music Performances and Entertainment! 2 days of free contemporary Native music and entertainment in all genres of music. Contest dancing: Over $200,000 in Cash & Prizes. 32 Categories: Elder’s 70+, Golden Age 55-69, Adults 19-54. $2,000 First Place All Adult Categories (19-54) $5,000 First Place "WORLD CLASS" Northern Singing; $5,000 First Place "SOUTHERN CHALLENGE" Singing; Women’s Back-up – No. & So. Styles: $1000 Winner-Take-All. Maximum of 6 Registered with Drum. Hand Drum Singing Contest. Men & Women Combined – 1st Place: $500. Midnight Special: Mens Grass vs. Chicken,1st Place $1000 & Trip for Two to Las Vegas (3 days). Men’s Fancy Special, Women’s All-Around, Teen Boy’s Traditional, Teen Girls Fancy Shawl.Dancers & Singer Registration Thurs 10 am-3 pm, Fri 10 am. FMI and tickets: www.gatheringofnations.com. Tickets also sold at door. One-Day Admission $17. Two-Day Pass $34.00.  

April 27 – 29

Farmington Intertribal Powwow

Farmington Community Center, 1723 Farmington Rd, Mocksville, NC. Some camping available, bring own generator. No showers. Outside restrooms available. Dancers, craft vendors, food vendors, storytellers and demonstrators. FMI: 336-306-4654

April 28

AICF Powwow For Hope

YWCA, 2121 E. Lake St, Minneapolis, MN. Traditional Powwow. 10 am to 10 pm. Please join us as we dance for life, love, and hope for our community. Silent auction, information booths on cancer, and more. FMI: 612-584-0428

April 28

MATC Traditional Powwow

Madison Area Technical College, Truax Campus, Madison, WI. FMI: 608-246-6458

April 28

17th Annual Osseo American Indian Powwow/Ed. Day

Osseo Junior High, Osseo, MN. 1 pm – 6 pm. Free and open to the public. Explore Native American heritage and culture through artisan exhibits, demonstrations and traditional dance.  

April 28

American Indian Powwow –   Celebration of Life/All People

Mt Trashmore Park, 310 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA. Free and open to the public. Crafts for sale and display. FMI: 757-385-2990; email: prspecialevents@vbgov.com

April 28 – 29

12th Annual Cherokee River Homecoming Indian Festival

Ken Ware Sr. Memorial, 1075 County Rd 67, Moulton, AL. Gates open 11 am. Grand Entry: Fri – 3 pm, closing colors 7 pm. Sat – 11 am and 5 pm, Closing 7 pm. Sun – 1 pm, closing 5 pm. All veterans invited to take part. Fri: childrens’ and seniors’ day. Gem and Gold Panning booth open all weekend. Trade Blanket Fri and Sat after event. Indian crafts, food, intertribal dancing, demonstrations and more. Door prizes for dancers, free primitive camping, free parking, free admission all day Friday. Sat and Sun: $3 per day. Dancers in or with regalia free. FMI: Cecil at 205-221-3873 or 205-471-2493, or Klieta at 256-292-3584; email: kbagwell@gmail.com

April 28 – 29

8th Annual Eastern We Are All Related Charity Powwow

Whippoorwill Hollow Organic Farm, Walnut Grove, GA. Profits support Native Americans with Diabetes and our elders. Demonstrators, craft and food vendors, educational children’s games and activities, storytellers and more. Admission: $10 per vehicle. Gates open 10 am – 6 pm. Sat: Grand Entry 12 pm.  Sun: Gates open 10am – 5pm. Grand Entry 1 pm. Primitive camping, and campers for dancers and vendors only. Flag retirement ceremony and Trade Blanket  Sat night. Vendors by invitation only. FMI: Janell and Joey at 770-296-3097; email: amndn@mindspring.com


May 5

University of MN

Spring Powwow

U of MN Great Hall, Coffman Student Union, 300 Washington Ave. SE., Minneapolis, MN. Hosted by The American Indian Student Cultural Center and The Circle of Indigenous Nations. Grand Entries: 1 pm and 7 pm. Dinner at 5 pm. Host Drum: Midnite Express. MC: Jim Clairmont. Arena Director: Larry Yazzie. Day pay for all registered dancers. Drum pay for first 3 registered drums. Special contests: TBA. FMI: AISCC at 612-624-0243 or email: aiscc@umn.edu

May 5

39th Annual A.I.R.O. Powwow

UW Stevens Point’s Berg Gym, Stevens Point, WI. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 715-346-3576

May 5

Fond du Lac Ojibwe

School Powwow

49 Univeristy Rd, Cloquet, MN. Traditional Powwow. Host Drum: Fond du Lac Ojibwe School Singers.  Free. FMI: Joe Bruce 218-878-7271

May 5 – 6

2nd Annual Ditto Landing Powwow

Ditto Landing, Huntsville, AL.  9 am – 5 pm. Free admission. FMI: Betty Abbou at 256-880-8987, or Hal Colston at 901-876-5344

May 6

Keepers of the Peace Powwow

Trophy Point Ampitheater, West Point, NY. In case of rain, the Powwow will be held indoors at the Eisenhower Hall Ballroom. Intertribal Powwow. Grand Entry: 1 pm. FMI: 845-938-3136, or email: mark.smith@usma.edu. Website: www.dean.usma.edu/english/Cadet/CFAF/NAHF.htm

May 11

St. Paul Public Schools Indian Education Powwow

1075 E. Third St., St. Paul, MN. Traditional Powwow. Free and open to the public. 6 – 8 pm. Concession stands or booths $10; no candy sales. Children 11 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult. FMI: 651-293-5191

May 11 – 12

4th Annual Honoring Our Mothers Powwow

Shooting Star Event Center, Mahnomen, MN. Contest Powwow. FMI: 218-207-0368

May 11 – 12

37th Annual Edisto Natchez-Kusso Powwow

1125 Ridge Rd, Ridgeville, SC. Grand entry: Fri 6 pm – 9 pm; Sat 12 pm – 9 pm. Admission: 0-12 Free; 13-64 $5; 65+ free. FMI: Tabitha Spell at 843-817-2126; email: edistoriversingers@ yahoo.com

May 11 – 13

21st Annual Mothers Day Powwow

Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd, Dade City, FL. Set-up Wed and Thurs. All pets must be on a leash. FMI: Mittie Wood at 1-352-583-3388; email Sharon Thomas: windspirit1985@yahoo.com

May 11 – 13

White Buffalo Powwow

Buffalo Park, Tupelo, MS. 9 am – 5 pm. Contest Powwow: $5,000 offered and Luck-Of-The-Draw. Special Guest: Aztec Dancers. FMI: White Buffalo Park at 866-272-4766 or Hal Colston at 901-876-5344

May 12 – 13

13th Annual Mother’s

Day Powwow

Field Park, 25th St and 18th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN. Traditional Powwow. MC: Peter "Tito" Ybarra. AD: William "Bill" Moose. Host Drum: Little Earth Drum. Grand Entries: Sat 12 pm and 6 pm; Sun 1 pm. Traditional meal: Sat 4:30 pm. Head Female Dancers: Shania Thompson and Jr. Miss, Hallie Keezer. Head Male Dancers: Andrew Big Smoke and Brave, Manuel "Lil Otter" Ortiz. Free and open to the public. FMI: Julie Ortiz and Millie Hernandez at 612-232-2975 or 612-481-4876.  Boys and Girls Team ages 13-17 and 9-12 dance specials $1,500 Cash Prizes. (4 per team of same dance category). Girls Dance Special with Regalia Give-away, Jingle Dance Special-Cash Prizes awarded and more! Honoring all Jingle Dress Dancers – cash prizes awarded. Raffles, Royalty Coronation, Potato Dance, Hoop Dancing, and more. Honorariums paid to all dancers in regalia and 1st five registered drums. Registration 11 am both days. Arts/craft and food vendors welcome. Please note: In case of rain, event will be moved to The East Phillips Park Cultural Center, 2300 17th Ave S., Minneapolis, MN. Register with Millie at 612-481-4876; email: mpls.millie@gmail.com. Register with Millie at 612-481-4876; email: mpls.millie@gmail.com

May 12 – 13

23rd Cherokee County Indian Fest/Mother’s Day Powwow

Boling Park, Canton, GA. Sat 11 am – 8 pm. Sunday 11 am – 7:00 pm. adults: $10. kids: $5. kids five and under: free. Dance competitions, arts and crafts; trade booths; Native American cuisine; storytelling; audience participation/dance games; kids activities; Honor dance for all moms; and much more. FMI: 770-735-6275; email: chipa.wolfe@yahoo.com. Web: www.rthunder.com

May 18 – 20

Leonard Peltier Powwow for Human Rights

Capital Hill, 550 C St SW, Washington, D.C. This Powwow is to honor the Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights. Host Drums are All Nation Singers of Oakland, CA, and Southern Straight of Michigan. Other invited drums include Te Zhi’de. Invited speakers include Harvey Arden, 2011 Nammy winner for Spoken Word, and Len Foster of the Navajo Prison Project. A concert and reception are also being planned. Host Hotel and indoor location for the powwow is The Holiday Inn, Capital Hill, 550 C St SW, Washington, D.C. Book your room now by calling 1.800. HOLIDAY and give code L4P. FMI: Leonard Peltier Freedom Campaign-DC at 202-423-6679 or email: LPFC_DC@yahoo.com or website: lpfc-dc.blogspot.com

May 18 – 20

23rd Annual Gathering of Warriors Powwow

Woodland Bowl, Keshena, WI. Traditional powwow. FMI: 715-851-4748

May 19 – 20

20th Annual Monacan Powwow/Festival

Rte. 130, 6 miles west of Rt. 29 in Elon, VA. Dancing, craft, demonstrations, storytelling, painters, carvers, basketmakers, live animals, and more. Sat – Sun 10 am – 6 pm. Admission: adults $7; seniors $5; children 6-12 $5; children 5 and under free. Day money for dancers. FMI: 434-946-0389

May 25 – 27

8th Annual Seven Clans Casino Powwow

Thief River Falls, MN. MCs: Wallace Coffey, and Keveon Kingbird. ADs: Mack Kingbird, and Wayne Silas Jr. Head Singing Judges: Darren Cook and Jason Kingbird. Host Drum: Young Spirit. Co-Host Drum: Eyabay. SINGING CONTEST: Drum Split for non competing and non placing drums.5-MAN HANDDRUM! COMMITTEE SPECIALS IN ALL ADULT CATEGORIES!16+Memorial Jingle Dress Special in Honor of Ashley Marie Stately 1994-1997. Contests: Golden Age: 55+ Grass/Fancy Combined, Women’s Jingle/Fancy Combined, Men’s Traditional, Women’s Traditional. Senior Adult: Ages 35-54, Men’s & Women’s Fancy, Men’s and Women’s Traditional, Men’s Grassdance, Women’s Jingle, Chicken Dance. Junior Adult: Ages 18-34,  Men’s and Women’s Fancy, Men’s and Women’s Traditional, Men’s Grass, Women’s Jingle, Chicken Dance. Teens : Ages 12-17, Boy’s and Girl’s Fancy, Boy’s and Girl’s Traditional, Boy’s Grass, Girl’s Jingle. Tiny Tots paid each session. FMI: www.facebook.com/events/ 164452533657306.

May 25 – 27

Leech Lake Vets Memorial Traditional Powwow

Cass Lake, MN, Located next to Palace Casino. FMI:?218 308-3680 or 218- 335-7500 or LaVonne.Thompson@leechlakegaming.com

May 25 – 27

Mt. Airy Native

American Powwow

Veterans Memorial Park, 691 W. Lebanon St, Mt. Airy, NC. 35 camping spaces with full hookup for motor homes and campers $30 a night; 40 spaces for tent camping $10 a night; Plenty of parking for vendors, campers and guests. Craft and food vendors welcome. FMI and for a vendor’s contract: Double Trouble at 336-428-4395; email: nwacarolinas@yahoo.com

May 25 – 27

4th Annual Spirit of the Wolf Powwow/Kiowa Dance

5382 CR-5, Enitachopco Ceremonial Grounds, Ashland, AL. Public welcome! Gates open Fri: 10 am; Brush Dance/Gourd Dance 1 pm – 4 pm; Grand Entry: 6 pm. Sat: 10 am; Gourd Dance 1 pm – 4 pm; Grand Entry: 6 pm. Sun: 9 am; Gourd Dance TBA; Grand Entry: 3 pm. Luck-of-the-Draw for dancers. Admission: $5.00 per person. Children 6 and under free. Dancers in regalia free admission! Arts and crafts, music, raffles, door prizes, auctions and more.  FMI: Jana Bland at 256-392-3383 or 256-786-9821; email: jana@wolfgardens.org; or: www.defendthewolves.org/blog

May 26 – 27

Upper Mattaponi Spring Festival and Powwow

13476 King William Rd, King William, VA. Grounds open May 28-29 from 10 am to 6 pm. Grand entry: 12 pm on Sat and 1 pm on Sun. Arts, drumming and dancing, tribal displays and cultural demonstrations, food and drink.  Admission: $3 -$5. FMI: Frank Adams, powwow coordinator at 804-769-3854; or Upper Mattaponi Tribal Center: 804-769-0041. email: frankglen@aol.com. Website: www.uppermattaponi.org

May 26 – 28

30th Annual Selma Walker Memorial Weekend Powwow

Moundbuilders State Memorial, 455 Hebron Rd, Heath, OH. Grant Entry: 1 pm. Free camping, no fires. Motels and campgrounds nearby. Participants fed supper Sat, Sun and Mon, breakfast on Sun and Mon. Sponsored by Native American Indian Center of Central OH, PO Box 07706, Columbus, OH. FMI: 614-443-6120; email: naicco@aol.com

May 26 – 28

Voice in The Wind

American Indian Festival

Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA. Competition dancing, arts and crafts, storytelling, and more. Sat 10 am – 9 pm; Sun 10 am – 5 pm. Admission: 13 and up $7, children 5-12 $4, children 4 and under Free; FMI: Voice In The Wind at 770-963-6522; email: vitwind@windstream.net. Host Hotel: Hampton Inn. FMI: 678-407-0018; Website: www.atlantasugarloaf.hamptoninn.com

May 28

17th Annual Memorial

Day Powwow

Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Onamia, MN. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 320-532-3632


June 2 – 3

Nett Lake School Powwow

Nett Lake School, Net Lake, MN. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 218-757-3757

June 8 – 10

35th Annual Lower

Sioux Wacipi

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 9 – 10

Clyde Willis Memorial Powwow

American Legion Post 682, 48225 Rabbit Rd, Hopedale, OH. Host Drum: Red Bird Singers. Other Drums: Mother Earth Beat, White Buffalo Thunder. Sat Grand Entries: 1 pm and 6 pm; Sun Grand Entry: 1 pm. Absolutely no pets, drugs, or alcohol permitted inside gates. Camping available for dancers, drums, vendors, and all personnel. Free admission. FMI: email: ewillis2436@gmail.com. Website: www.powwow.onondaga36.org

June 15 – 16

Fourth Annual Dancers of the Plains Powwow

I-80 exit 272, 3060 E. 1st St., Kearney, NE. Fri: 9 am flag and tipi raising; 9 am – 12 pm educational hands-on activities; 1 pm – 3 pm dance demonstrations; 9 am – 4 pm food and art vendors open; 7 pm music concert: Culture Shock Camp. Sat: 9 am flag and tipi raising; 9 am – 12 pm Living History, cultural exhibits, and craft demonstrations; 1 pm – 3 pm dance exhibition; 9 am – 4 pm food and art vendors open. FMI: Ms. Ronnie O’Brien, Event Coordinator, The Great Platte River Road Archway, Toll-free at 877-511-2724

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

Traditional Powwow

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 youthdriver_57@yahoo.com, 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 13 – 14

Festival of Native Peoples and Cherokee Art Market

Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds, 745 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee, NC. Gates open Fri and Sat 11 am with performances throughout the day. Admission: adults $10; children 6 and under free. FMI: Cherokee Welcome Center at 800-438-1601; Website: www.cherokee-nc.com

July 13 – 15

Strong Sun Festival and Powwow

Tanglewood Park, 4061 Clemmons Rd, Clemmons, NC. Demonstraters: Weapons-Mr. Jin "Blackfeather" Jefferies. Flint Napping-Deer Man. Fire Building-Julius Perdue. All traditional drums welcome. Fri Grand Entry 2 pm. Tanglewood Park will charge $2 per vehicle. Admission: adults $6; children 5-18 $4; Senior 62+ Free; children 4 and under free. Concert Sun evening featuring flute player John Sarantos. FMI: 1-336-816-7747; email: strongsunpowwow@nearriverdwellers.com; Web: http://nearriverdwellers.com. For park info: www.tanglewoodpark.org

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

Earth Powwow

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 20 – 22

Drums of Painted

Mountain Powwow

Virginia Community College, 724 Community College Rd, Cedar Bluff, VA. Arts and crafts; dancing; food; storytelling, demonstrations. Fri: 1 pm – 8:30 pm; Grand Entry: 5 pm. Sat: 10 am – 8:30 pm; Grand Entry: 12 pm; Sun: 1 pm – 5 pm; Grand Entry: 2 pm. Admission: adults $5; students $4; children 8 and up $4; children under 8 free; veterans and seniors 55+ $3; veterans with veteran’s feather free. FMI: Gray Wolf Wilson or Lorie Clifton at 276-596-9281. Vendors email: intertribalcouncil@ yahoo.com; Website:


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:?p_t_smith@yahoo.com.

July 27 – 29

Mocksville Native

America Powwow

Davie Parks and Recreation, 644 N. Main St, Mocksville, NC. All drums and dancers, craft and food vendors, and storytellers welcome. Bring your own generator. Some camping available, motor homes, tents and camper trailers. All dancers welcome to enter Luck-of-the-Draw with a $5 registration; Fri: 1 Draw; Sat: 4 Draws; Sun: 4 Draws. FMI: Jay Blackheart at 336-428-4395; email: nwacarolinas@ yahoo.com

July 27 – 29

1st Annual Buffalo

Hills Powwow

Buffalo Hills Resort – Senecaville, OH. Admission: $8 per day ($25 for a 4-day wristband); seniors $5 per day ($15 for a 4-day wristband). Plenty of free parking, primitive camping only. FMI and vendor information: Dionne Bell at 740-995-3283; or Buffalo Hills Resort at 740-685-2808; Website: www.buffalohillsresort.com

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: pipe@iw.net

July 28 – 29

Cheroenhaka Green Corn Festival and Powwow

Southhampton County Fairgrounds, Courtland, VA. FMI: Ellis Wright at 434-658-4796 or Walt Brown at 757-562-7760. email: wdbrowniii@aol.com. Website:  www.cheroenhaka-nottoway.org


Aug. 4 – 5

34th Annual Honoring Sobriety Powwow

Mash Ka Wisen Treament Center, Sawyer, MN. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 218-879-6731

Aug. 10 – 12

36th Annual Mohican Veterans Powwow

Many Trails Park, Bowler, WI. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 715-793-4111

Aug. 11 – 12

Pine Point Powwow

Pine Point Powwow Grounds, Ponsford, MN. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 218-573-2154

Aug. 17 – 19

SMSC Wacip

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

Aug. 18-19

94th Annual Crow Fair

Crow Agency, MT. The Crow Fair is one of the biggest powwows in the U.S., held since 1918 at Crow Agency, Mont., about 65 miles southeast of Billings. The fair, held Thursday through Sunday, is hosted by the Crow Tribe and attracts thousands of dancers and visitors who set up more than 1,000 tepees on the camp grounds. Competition Powwow. Categories: Men’s – Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Chicken Dance, Fancy, Grass, Southern Traditional; Women’s – Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional, Fancy , Jingle; Boy’s Teen’s – Chicken/Fancy Combined, Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional; Girl’s Teen’s – Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional, Fancy, Jingle; Jr Boy’s – Chicken/Fancy Combined, Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional; Jr. Girls – Crow Style, Northern Traditional, Southern Traditional, Fancy, Jingle. There is also a rodeo with cash prizes, horse races, a relay of bareback riding, Parade, art exhibits, and demonstrations of crafts as pipe carving and jewelry designing. FMI:?Crow Tribal Council at 406-638-3700, or: www.crowtribe.com and www.crow-fair.com

Aug. 18 – 19

7th Annual Turtle

Island Powwow

USA Baseball Stadium, Millington, TN. Time: 9 am – 5 pm. Food and other refreshments available. Special Guest: Aztec Dancers. FMI: Hal Colston at 901-876-5344

Aug. 18 – 19

Chaske Cikala Wacipi Powwow

Traditional Powwow.  McKnight Park (Pioneer Tr. and Village Rd), Chaska, MN. Traditional Powwow. Invited drums will get an honorarium. No charge for vendors, donations welcome. Food and crafts. Free and open to the public. FMI: Wally at 952-448-6860

Aug. 9-12

Grand Portage Powwow

and Rendezvous Days

The Grand Portage Band holds a traditional Powwow adjacent to the National Monument the same weekend as the Rendezvous. Visitors and tribal members alike are invited to watch and participate in the powwow. Vendors offer a wide selection of arts, crafts and Native American food. Friday: Old Timers Softball Game at 6:00 pm. Powwow Warm Ups at 7:00 pm. Saturday: 8:00 am, Mixed Softball Tournament;  9:30 am, Registration of 1 and 3 Mile Walk Run; 10:00 am, Flag Raising Ceremony; 10:30 am 1 and 3 Mile Walk Run Begins; 1:00 pm, Grand Entry: Honoring Grand Portage Veterans; 1:00 pm, Bingo; 3:30 pm, Junior and Senior Princess/Brave Contests; 5:00 pm, Men’s Horseshoe Tournament; 7:00 pm, Evening Grand Entry; 9:00 pm, Dance with music by Chris Knienke and Straw Dog. Sunday: 8:00 am, Mixed Softball Tournament; 9:00  am, Turkey Shoot; 1:00 pm, Grand Entry and Bingo; 4:00 pm, FMI: www.nps.gov/grpo/planyourvisit/


Aug. 24 – 26

32nd Annual Cha Cha Bah Ning Powwow

Powwow Grounds, Inger, MN. 21 mi N of Deer River on Hwy 46R. Co.  Rd. 35 (Inger Rd.). Traditional Powwow. FMI: 218-659-2708 or: dorothy.robinson@llojibwe.com.  Vendors contact Donna Cloud at 218-659-2995 or Sarah or Selma Jackson at 218-659-2196

Aug. 31 – Sept. 2

Leech Lake Labor

Day Powwow

Cass Lake, MN. Located by Palace Casino. FMI: LaVonne.Thompson@ leechlakegaming.com or 218-308-3680 or 218-335-7500.


ug. 31 – Sept. 2

Foothills Native American Powwow

1679 US Hwy 21, Thurmond, NC. Camping available. Free and open to the public. Gates open 9 am – 3 pm. Grand Entry: 4 pm – 7 pm. Honoring all veterans of all nationalities. No alcohol or drugs permitted or discussed; pets allowed on leash outside circle only. Dancing, singing, children’s activities, storytelling, face painting, crafts, food, and much more. FMI: Double Trouble at 336-428-4395; email: nwacarolinas@ yahoo.com


Sept. 1 – 3

30th Annual Labor Day Weekend Powwow

Moundbuilders State Memorial, 455 Hebron Rd, Heath OH. Grand Entry: 1 pm. Free. Camping available, no fires. Motels and campgrounds nearby. Participants fed supper Sat, Sun and Mon; breakfast on Sun and Mon. Sponsored by Native American Indian Center of Central OH, PO Box 07705, Columbus, OH. FMI: 614-443-6120; email: naicco@aol.com

Sept. 6 – 9

United Tribes

International Powwow

Lone Star Arena, United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, N.D. The 43rd Annual contest powwow has become one of the premier cultural events of North Dakota. Representing over 70 tribes, featuring over 1500 dancers and drummers, and drawing over 20,000 spectators. GRAND ENTRIES: Thursday, 7 pm; Friday, 1 pm and 7 pm; Saturday, 2 pm and 7 pm; Sunday, 11 am.  No switching categories in dance contest. Point system begins Thursday evening.  ADULT CATEGORIES: Senior Mens and Womens Traditonal (Ages 50 & Over); Mens and Womens Traditional, Fancy, Grass/Jingle (Ages 18 to 49); Mens Chicken Dance; Team Dancing (Ages 18 +). This Category must have 15 or more registered competing contestants.Teen  Categories (Ages 13 to 17): Mens and Women’s Traditional, Fancy, Grass/Jingle. JUNIOR CATEGORIES (Ages 6 to 12): Junior Boys and Girls Traditional, Fancy, Grass/Jingle. TINY TOTS: Ages 5 and under get day money. SINGING CONTEST: Day Money – Central PA System Provided. Point System Begins with Thursday Evening Session. Weekend Pass: $20.00 per person (Ages 6 to 64 – good Thursday through Sunday). One Day Pass: $12.00 per person per day. Seniors (65 and over): Free. Children under 5: Free. No Advance Admission Sales. Free camping, 24-hour security on duty. FMI: Cindy Hurkes at 701-255-3285, ext. 1251, or: www.unitedtribespowwow.com

Sept. 7 – 9

Indian Summer Festival Powwow

The Henry Maier Festival Grounds in Milwaukee, WI. American Indian entertainers and performers, spectacular fireworks displays Friday and Saturday nights, Cont­est Powwow, Native American Arts & Crafts: demonstrations and items for purchase; Traditional Villages from Wisconsin Tribes such as Menominee, Oneida and Ojibwe; the ISMA Music Awards featuring top musical talent from all over the country; a Tribal Farmers Market; Native Storytelling and Performances, and so much more!   FMI: 414-604-1000 or see: www.indiansummer.org

Sept. 7 – 9

Mendota Dakota

Traditional Powwow

1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN. Not a competition wacipi, we do a small payout for gas, food. FMI: Sharon Lennartson at 651-452-4141, or email: mmdc01@comcast.net or website:?www.mendotadakota.com

Sept. 14 – 16

Battle Point 14th Annual Traditional Powwow

Battle Point, MN. FMI: 218-368-4070 or Diane.Smith@llojibwe.com.

Sept. 14 – 16

Pfafftown Native American Powwow

West Central Community Center, 6130 Yadkinville Rd, Pfafftown, NC. Luck-of-the-Draw for dancers in regalia $5 registration, 9 draws for the weekend; FMI: Jay Blackheart at 336-428-4395; email: nwacarolinas@yahoo.com

Sept. 15 – 16

Indian Springs Native American Festival

Indian Spring Hotel/Museum Flovilla, GA. Featured performers: Poarch Creek Stomp Dancers, Birds of Prey with conservationist and master falconer Dale Arrowood. Sat: 9 am – 6 pm. Sun: 9 am – 5 pm. Grand Entry: 1 pm on Sat and Sun. Donation: adults $5; children under 12 $3, infants Free. FMI: Trina Mansfield at 770-655-5905; email: t_r_m@etcmail.com

Sept. 15 – 16

Nottoway Indian Tribe 6th Annual Powwow

Surry Parks and Recreation Center, 205 Enos Farm Dr, Hwy 10 at Hwy 31, Surry, Va. Gates open 10 am Sat and Sun. Grand Entries: 12 pm Sat; 1 pm Sun. Intertribal dancing, arts and crafts, Native American cooking, demonstrations, storytelling. FMI: Ed Branch at 757-708-4364; or Archie Elliott at 757-686-8602; email: NottowayofVA@aol.com; Web: www.nottowayindians.org

Sept. 21 – 22

Cabarrus Powwow (formerly Frank Liske Park Powwow)

Camp Cabarrus, 4827 Camp Cabarrus Dr, Kannapolis, NC. Host Southern Drum: Young Spirit. Free admission, free parking, free registration. Other drums welcome, see arena director when you arrive and schedule all specials in advance with the MC. FMI: Kevin O’Neill – Powwow Chairman, E-mail: oneill2u@yahoo.com. FMI: 540-427-1246. Website: www.cabarruspowwow.webs.com. Traders, FMI: Gene Hall at 336-413-1812

Sept. 21 – 23

40th Annual Mahkato Wacipi

Dakota Wokiksuye Makoce (Land of Memories Park), Mankato, MN. Traditional Powwow. Free camping available in park, dumping station for RV’s. FMI: 651-592-0987; email: gem7773@mchsi.com; Website: http://www.mahkatowacipi.org/

Sept. 28 – 30

Last Chance Community Powwow

Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds, Custer Avenue, Helena, MT. Grand Entries: Sept. 28 – 7 pm; Sept. 29 – 1 pm and 7 pm; Sept. 30 – 1 pm. Contest Dancing, Drum Day Pay, Lil Miss and Jr Miss Last Chance Contests, Arts & Crafts Vendors. Free admission. FMI: call 406-439-5631, or email: lccpw@hotmail.com, or see:?www.lccpwhelena.com.


Oct. 5 – 7

3rd Annual Turtle Island Spring River Powwow

Loberg Park Hardy, AK. Times: 9 am – 5 pm. Host Drum: Jarvis Poahway of Comanche Singers. Special Guests: Memphis Tia Piah Gourd Dancers and Aztec Dancers. FMI: Jerry or Clair Hunt at 870-972-6995

Oct. 6 – 7

8th Euharlee Veterans Powwow

Frankie Harris Park, Covered Bridge Rd, Euharlee, GA. Host Drum: Dog River. All veterans, fallen warriors, families whose veterans are here and abroad, and all war mothers will be honored. Gates open 10 am; Grand Entry: 12 pm Sat and 1 pm Sun. Free admission, but a small parking fee. No weapons, attitudes or politics allowed. Pets must be leashed. FMI: Joey or Janell at 770-296-3097; email: amndn@mindspring.com

Oct. 19 – 21

Yadkin Valley Intertribal Powwow

Ft. Hamby Park, 1534 S. Recreation Rd, Wilkesboro, NC. Host Drum: Raven Wood Singers. Luck-of-the-Draw for dancers in regalia $5 registration, 9 draws for the weekend. Some camping, bring generator; indoor restrooms and showers; dancers, craft and food vendors, storytellers, demonstrators welcome. FMI: Ridge Runner at 336-306-4654; email: ridge6runner@yahoo.com

Oct. 19 – 21

Alligator Warrior Festival

O’Leno State Park, a few miles north of High Springs FL. Flyers, registration forms, reenactor guides, etc. available at: www.allgatorfest.org. Host Drum: Thunder Turtle. At least one main meal provided daily to registered volunteers. Registration does not include RV sites but does include a limited number of cabin beds, tent camping, on-site bathrooms, showers. Book RV site at: www.reserveamerica.com. FMI: Tim at 229-305-5286 if your drum would like to volunteer at the event.  Register in advance using the form found on www.alligatorfest.org or by calling 352-804-8846

Oct. 26 – 28

Hunting Moon Powwow

Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St, Milwaukee, WI. Contest Powwow. MCs: Artley Skenandore and Joey Besaw. AD: Ron Goodeagle. Free admission. FMI: 414-847-7320


Nov. 2

5th Annual Gitchi Gami Powwow

Ashland High School Gymnasium, Ashland, WI. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 715-682-7089 x1011 or x1248; email: jcorbin@ashland.k12.wi.us

Nov. 11

LCO Veterans Powwow

LCO School Gym, Hayward, WI. Traditional. FMI: 715-634-8924

Nov. 16 – 17

Cheroenhaka Festival and Powwow

583 Atlantic Ave, Gate 8, Virginia Beach, VA. FMI: Powwow chairman Vice Chief Ellis ‘Soaring Eagle’ Wright at 434-658-4796; or Chief Walt ‘Red Hawk’ Brown at 757-562-7760; email: wdbrowniii@aol.com. Website: www.cheroenhaka-nottoway.org

Nov. 22 – 24

5th Annual Thanksgiving Powwow

Minneapolis American Indian Center, Minneapolis, MN. Traditional Powwow. FMI: 320-384-7185 or 612-799-0776; email: zoogipoequay@q.com