2019 Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Pow Wow
All are welcome at the 23rd Annual Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Pow Wow (Jiingtamok) on June 29-30, 2019 at the Tribal Gathering Grounds in Manistee, Michigan. Almost every native community in this part of the North America has a gathering once a year which is known by most as pow wow. This is a time when we come together to dance and to sing. It is a social event practiced by the Anishinaabe people. Sometimes dancers and singers travel for many days to attend Jiingtamok. Sometimes this is the only time that some families and friends see one another. We really do not know how old this celebration is, but we look forward to it every year at the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Pow Wow.
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Pow Wow | LBROI Jiingtamok
Public Welcome – Free Admission
Saturday at 12:00 & 7:00
Host Drum: Dusty Bear
Co-Host: Suthern Straight
Invited Drums: Painted Rock, Red Cedar, War Party
Head Veteran: Frank Lewis
MC: Shannon Martin & Brian Loney
Arena Director: Mike Medawls
Special Judge: Walker Stonefish
Princess Judge: Cicilee Chivls
First 3 Show-Up Drums to Register ONSITE will receive an honorarium. All Drums must have 5 or more registered singers, NO drum hopping
Youth (17 & Under)
Hand Drum, Two Step, Team Dance, Men & Women All-Around, Tiny Tots
Hand Drum, Two Step, Team Dance, Men & Women Second Song, Golden Age Men & Women
Princess Contest: Saturday Afternoon
Crowning will take place after Saturday evening Grand Entry.
Native Vendors Only, Vendor Spots Available $75. No Alcohol, Drugs or Pets
On-site Camping, some electricity hookups available, bathrooms with showers. Call ahead to reserve a room or spot at the RV Park at the Little River Casino Resort Toll Free at 1-888-568-2244, located across the street from the Pow Wow Grounds (Sorry No Pow Wow Rate Available)
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Pow Wow Location
LRBOI Gathering Grounds
2596 Loon Drive
Manistee, MI 49660
Behind Tribal Gas Station
For More Information:
Vendor Info: 231-398-6893
Camping: Contact Tribal Police
Other Info: Phil Memberto 315-925-9545
Keepint Jiingtamok Alive:
The celebration of Jiingtamok was almost lost at one time because European religions and residential schools discouraged many native people from practicing what they had been doing from the beginning. Now this tradition is a vital part of our culture again and is welcomed by many nations in North America.
We have faith in our children that they will never allow what has happened in the past to happen again. If we continue to teach our children our ways and our language, we can never loose it. If we take the time to show and practice our ways and our language with our children, they will in turn take the time in their lives to do the same.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Annual Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Pow Wow (Jiingtamok in Manistee, Michigan.
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