May 4

Powwow For Hope

Powwow For Hope is a fundraiser for the American Indian Cancer Foundation. All money raised will be used to support cancer education and supportive services for American Indian communities. MC: Murphy Thomas. Co-MC: David Larsen. Arena Director: Kirk Crow Shoe. Drum Groups: Ringing Shield, White Earth Boys, Eyabay, Ain Dah Yung Center Singers, Bear Medicine Singers, Stonebridge Drum. Head Dancers: Kristy Montry, Robert Desjarlait.     Powwow. 11 am – 9 pm. YWCA – Midtown, 2121 East Lake St., Minneapolis. For more information, email: powwow@AICAF.org or call 612-564-5060.

May 4

40th Annual A.I.R.O. Powwow

Traditional powwow. Stevens Point, WI. UWSP-Berg Gym, Stevens Point, WI. FMI: 715-346-3576.

May 11

14th Annual Mother’s Day Traditional Powwow

The 14th Annual Mother’s Day Traditional Powwow. MC: Dave Larsen. AD: John Oakgrove. Host Drum(s): Midnite Express and Yankton Sioux. Head Lady Dancer: Allison Haro Head Male Dancer: James Charging Eagle. FREE and Open to Public. Little Earth of United Tribes community is pleased to annouce their annual celebration powwow, "Healing Through Tradition." Grand Entries: 12 noon and 7 pm. Dinner: 5 pm. Registration: 11am to noon. Special events: Royalty Coronation & Dance Specials, 40th Anniversary Board & Staff Honorings, Basketball Teams Honorings, Switch Dance, Potato Dance, Two-Step and Drum Tug 0-War Competition. First three (3) registered Drums with five (5) singers will be paid. Honorariums paid to all registered dancers in regalia. Arts/Craft Vendors Only! Space is limited. Held at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN. Coordinator: Brian Heart, 763-200-3097. Vendors: Patricia, 612-722-1913

May 11-12

5th Annual White

Earth Powwow

Honoring Our Mother’s Day Traditional Powwow. MC: Vince Beyl & Mickey Hodges. AD: Butch Roberts and Jeep Roberts. Host Drum: TBA. Traditional first 10 registered drum payouts. Block of rooms will be reserved for the event at tribal rate. Bring your tribal ID card for discount. Contact 1-800-453-STAR for reservations. Vendor space available. Traditional First 10. Location: Mahnonmen, MN. Shooting Star Casino, White Earth Nation Directions: 35 north of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on U.S. Highway 59. Free. FMI: Tim St. Clair at 218-204-1366 or 218-261-0440.

May 17-19

Menominee Nation

Gathering Powwow

24th Annual Veterans of the Menominee Nation-Gathering Traditional Powwow. Keshena, WI. Woodland Bowl, Keshena, WI. FMI: 715-851-4748.

May 24 – 26

Memorial Day

Traditional Powwow

Cass Lake, MN. Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Vendors call Douglas Roberts (Memorial Day) 218-335-3653 or 218-252-7846. Or email: doug.roberts@llojibwe.org or douglasaroberts@live.com. FMI: call LaVonne Thompson at 218-308-3680 or email:?lavonne.thompson@ leechlakegaming.com.

May 27

18th Annual Memorial

Day Powwow

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

May 31-June 2

Saa Gii Ba Gaa Powwow

Host drum: Rose Barens Traditional, MCs: Terry Goodsky and George Strong. AD:?Joe Hoadland. Friday: warmups. Saturday: Grand entries at 1pm and 7 pm. Feast at 5 pm. Sunday:?Grand entry at 1pm. Feast at 4pm. For more info, call Donald Chosa at 218-410-4276, Jacque Wilson at 612-871-6618 or Vanessa Little at 218-757-3261. Net Lake Powwow Grounds, Nett Lake, MN.

June 7 – 9

Oglala Lakota

Veterans Powwow

The 25th Annual Oglala Lakota Veterans Traditional Powwow.  Powwow grounds, Pine Ridge, SD. FMI: 605-441-6430.

June 14 – 16

White Earth Powwow

145th Annual White Earth Powwow. Traditional powwow. White Earth Tribal Grounds. White Earth, MN. Tribal Grounds FMI: 800-950-3248.

June 14 – 16

Lake Vermilion Powwow

The Lake Vermilion Traditional Powwow. Powwow grounds, Tower, MN. FMI: Tracey Dagen, 218-780-1478.

June 14 – 16

Mole Lake-Ode’imini-giizis  Powwow

The Mole Lake-Ode’imini-giizis "Strawberry Moon" Traditional Powwow will be held at the Mole Lake powwow grounds in Crandon, WI. All drums up total of 10 w/6 singers, all dancers, flag and staff carriers paid. FMI: Eric Amundson at 715-784-1089.

June 21 – 22

Waa Wiye Gaa Maag Traditional Powwow

The Waa Wiye Gaa Maag (Round Lake) 9th Annual Traditional Powwow will be held at S-Lake, MN. FMI:?Gary Charwood at 218-760-7955. Vendors contact: Viola Bellanger at 218-368-7042, Youthdriver_@yahoo.com; Roberta Roybal at 218-553-0648, rroybal@bgcleechlake.com, or  LaVonne Thompson at 218-308-3680, lavonne.thompson@leechlakegaming.com.

June 22 – 24

Graduation Wacipi

Graduation Wacipi, Traditional powwow will be held at the Oglala Community College, Kyle, SD. FMI: 605-455-6000.

June 29 – July 1

Waa Wiye Gaa Maag Powwow

The 9th Annual Waa Wiye Gaa Maag Traditional Powwow will be held at the Powwow grounds at S-Lake, MN. FMI: 218-760-7955 or      218-308-3680.