Minnesota Powwows

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Sep 02

Leech Lake Labor Day Pow Wow

September 2 - September 4
Sep 10

Great Dakota Gathering, Homecoming & Powwow

September 10 @ 8:00 am - September 11 @ 5:00 pm

Other Minnesota Powwow Listings (Summary Info)

January 29 – 31, 2016
Shooting Star Casino Entertainment Contest Pow Wow

777 SE Casino Rd, Mahnomen, MN – 56557
Shooting Star Casino: 777 SE Casino Rd, Mahnomen, MN
Contact: Ken Fox / Martin Degarx / Mary Gagnon
Phone: 218-850-0174 / 218-204-0409 / 218-261-2100
Admission $10 wristband good all weekend
Grand Entry Times
Friday: 1 pm & 7 pm
Saturday: 1 pm & 7 pm
Sunday: 1 pm
February 21 – 22, 2016
The Bois Forte Midwinter Powwow

5344 Lakeshore Drive, Nett Lake, MN – 55772
Nett Lake Reservation Tribal Government Building (RTG) in the Migizi Room: 5344 Lakeshore Drive, Nett Lake, MN
Contact: Donald L. Chosa, Jr.
Phone: 218-757-3261 ext. 202
Email: [email protected]
http://www.boisforte.com/
March 19 – 20, 2016
Ain Dah Yung Center’s 18th Annual “Cherish the Children” Traditional Pow Wow

Location: Central High School, 275 Lexington Ave., St. Paul, MN
Contact: Holly Henning
e-mail: [email protected]
April 9, 2016
U of MN-Morris 32nd Annual Powwow

The University of Minnesota, Morris is hosting their 32nd Annual Contest powwow. Grand Entry at 1 and 7 pm. Feast, American Indian arts and crafts. Drum split (first 10 drums only). MC: Jerry Dearly. Host Drum: Wahpekute. AD: Gabe Desrosiers. Head Dance Judge: Michael Gabbard. Honor Guard: Lakota Woman Warriors. Dance contest categories include: Golden Age (55+ men/women) combined; Adult Men (18–54 years) Traditional, Grass, Fancy; Adult Women (18–54 years) Traditional, Jingle, Fancy; Teen (12–17 years) Traditional, Grass, Fancy; Teen Girls’ Traditional, Jingle, Fancy; Junior (6–11 years) Traditional, Grass, Fancy; Junior Girls’ Traditional, Jingle, Fancy; and Tiny Tots (0–5 years). Specials include Potato and Street Dance. There also will be a drum payout for the first 10 drums (must have five registered singers). Free and open to the public. University of Minnesota, Morris, Physical Education Center, 626 East 2nd St., Morris, MN.

April 9, 2016
32nd Annual CNIA Pow Wow

Location: Physical Education (PE) Center: 626 E. 2nd Street, Morris, MN
Contact: Michelle LaGarde
Phone: 612-227-9998
e-mail: [email protected]

April 9, 2016
23rd Annual St. Cloud State Traditional Powwow

Grand Entries 1 and 7 pm. Feast at 5 pm. AD: Ricky White. MC:?Mickey Hodges. Honor Guard: Fon du Lac. Head Dancers:?Naomi Pigeon and Joe Erler. Spiritual Advisor:?Ron Leith. Host Drum: Red Tree. Invited Drum:?Little Thunder and Timberland. Free. Main Gym, Hallenbeck Hall, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. For info, call 320-308-4706 or email: [email protected] SCSU Everybody is welcome to attend! For vendor applications, email [email protected]

April 16-17, 2016
Leech Lake Tribal College Anwebin Niimi’idiwin

MC: Murphy Thomas & Branden Bowstring. Spiritual Leaders: Darrell Kingbird, Cody Goggleye. ADs: Pat Haugen and Royal Rock. Host Drum: LLTC Singers. Grand Entries on Saturday at 1 pm and 6:30 pm; and Sunday at 1 pm. Meal provided on Saturday at 5 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. First 15 Drums to Register. Must have 5+ singers. Dancers must be in full regalia. Free admission, open to the public. Cass Lake Bena High School, 15308 State Highway 371 NW, Cass Lake, MN. For info, contact David Northbird at 218-335-4222 or email: [email protected] For vendor information call Flower Kingbird at 218-335-4224 or email:? [email protected]

April 23, 2016
2nd Annual Bemijigamaag Sanford Center Powwow

MC/Spiritual Advisor: Darrell Kingbird. Co-MC: Dave Northbird. ADs: Earl Fairbanks and Pat Haugen. Host Drum: Youngkingbird. Dancer and Drum registration: 10 am – 2 pm. Grand Entries: 1 pm and 7 pm. Drums:?5 singers minimum. Hand Drum, Jingle, Grass, Men’s Traditional & Women’s Fancy Contest: $300, $200, & $100. Sanford Center, 111 Event Center Drive NE, Bemidji, MN. For info, contact Darryl Northbird: 218-335-4457.

April 23, 2016
Minnesota’s 2nd Annual Bemijigamaag Sanford Center Pow Wow

Location: Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Dr. NE, Bemidji, MN
Contact: Darryl Northbird
Phone: 218-335-4457
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April 23-24, 2016
Spring Honor Traditional Powwow

Minot State University Dome, Minot, ND. For info, contact 701-858-3365.

April 30, 2016
Annual U of M Spring Powwow

MC: Jerry Dearly. Host Drums: Red Bone. Grand Entries: 1 pm and 7 pm. Feast is at 5 pm with $5 dinner ticket (Feast free for elders 65+, children 5 and under, and UMN students with valid Student ID). University of Minnesota Fiedhouse, 1800 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN. For info, contact Randy Gresczyk at 612-624-0243 or email: [email protected]

April 30, 2016
Annual U of M Spring Powwow

MC: Jerry Dearly. Host Drums: Red Bone. Grand Entries: 1 pm and 7 pm. Feast is at 5 pm with $5 dinner ticket (Feast free for elders 65+, children 5 and under, and UMN students with valid Student ID). University of Minnesota Fiedhouse, 1800 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN. For info, contact Randy Gresczyk at 612-624-0243 or email: [email protected]

May 7, 2016
Little Earth Mother’s Day Powwow MCs: James Cross and Robert Jones. ADs: Miziway DesJarlait and Mike Demo. Head Man: Robert DesJarlait. Head Woman: Linda EagleSpeaker. Host Drums: Little Earth and Red Bone. Little Earth Princess, Brave Royalty, Baby Space Princess and Brave Royalty at 3:00 pm. Hand Drum Contest for groups of 3 or more at 5 pm with winners announced at 9 pm. 1st place $300, 2nd: $200, 3rd $100. From noon to 9 pm. Grand Entry at 1 and 7 pm. Feast and Tatanka Truck at 5 pm. Little Earth of United Tribes, 2495 18th Ave. S., MN. For info, call James at 651-329-9389.

May 7, 2016
4th Annual Traditional Powwow for Hope

Powwow for Hope “Dancing for Life, Love & Hope” is a community event and fundraiser for the American Indian Cancer Foundation. It is an opportunity for you to offer your love and support to the cancer survivors and caregivers in our community, to honor loved ones who have passed on, and to learn more about cancer prevention and resources. 9 am to 10:30 pm. Bass Camp Facility, 201 Bloomington Road, Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, MN. For info, call 612-314-4848 or see:?www.americanindiancancer.org.

May 27-29, 2016
Memorial Day Traditional Powwow

Veterans Memorial Grounds, Palace Casino Drive, Cass Lake, MN. For info, contact Rod Northbird at 218-308-3120 or rod.northbird@ nwioic.org. Or Leah Gale Monroe at 218-760-3127 or leahgale@ hotmail.com.

May 27-29, 2016
11th Annual Seven Clans Contest Powwow

7 Clans Casino, Thief River Falls, MN. For info, call 218-556-7566.

May 27-29, 2016
Leech Lake Memorial Pow Wow 2016

Location: Veterans Memorial Grounds, Bingo Palace Drive, Cass Lake, MN
Contact: Rod Northbird or Leah Gale Monroe
Phone: 218-308-3120 or 218-760-3127

May 30, 2016
21st Annual Memorial Day Traditional Powwow

Honoring our veterans’ past and present. Sponsored by AMVets Post 53 & Ladies Auxillary. Noon – 5 pm. Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post, 43411 Oodena Dr., Onamia, MN. For info, call 320-532-3632 or see http://www.mnhs.org/event/1290.

June 10 – 12, 2016
148th Annual White Earth Reservation Celebration & Pow Wow

Location: White Earth Pow Wow grounds, White Earth, MN
Contact: Lew Murray
Phone: 218-261-1599

June 17-19, 2016
13th Annual Waa Wiye Gaa Maag Traditional Powwow

Powwow, Walk/Run, Horseshoe Tournament. Pow-wow Grounds, S-Lake, MN. (28 mi. N of Deer River MN 56681 on Hwy 46). For info, call 218-760-7955 (Gary) or 218-308-3680 (LaVonne).

June 24 – 26, 2016
Vermillion Pow Wow 2016

Location: Pow Wow grounds, 5344 Lakeshore Dr., Nett Lake, MN
Phone: 218-757-3261 ext. 202
e-mail: [email protected]

July 1-3, 2016
Leech Lake 4th of July Pow Wow

Location: Veterans Memorial Grounds, next to Palace Casino, 16599 69th Ave. N., Cass Lake, MN
Contact: LaVonne Thompson
Phone: 218-308-3680
e-mail: [email protected]

July 8-10, 2016
Prairie Island Dakota Contest Powwow

Grand entries: July 8 at 7 pm; July 9 at 1 pm and 7 pm; July 10 at 1 pm. Contest categories:?Teen Girls Jingle Dress – 1st place $600, 2nd place $400, 3rd place $200; Women’s Fancy Shawl – 1st place $500, 2nd place $400, 3rd place $300; Teen Girls Fancy Shawl – 1st place $300, 2nd place $200, 3rd place $100; Sybling Special Boys and Girls; Teen Girls Fancy Shawl; Men’s Fancy Dance 18+ (Note: Man Bells needed, five on each side, old style) – 1st place $1,000, 2nd place $800, 3rd place $600, 4th place $400; Men’s Grass Dance; Cowboy Hat/Boot Special; Moccasin Game Tournament (held all weekend); Women’s Crow Style; Men’s Crow Style; Women’s Backup Singing Contest. Tiny tots (up to age 5) get day money. 5636 Stugeon Road, Prairie Island, MN. For info, call 651-267-4024 or 651-385-4161, or see: www.facebook.com/PIICWacipiPowWow.

July 15-17, 2016
Mii Gwitch Mahnomen Days

54th Annual Traditional Powwow. 6 mi. W of Deer Diver MN on US 2, Ball Club, MN. For info, contact Rose Wilson at 218-398-2893 or [email protected]

July 29-31, 2016
Onigum 19th Annual Traditional Powwow

13 mi. E of Walker Mn. on Co. Rd.13, Onigum, MN. For info, call Theresa Jordan at 218-536-0213.

August 5-7, 2016
Pezihutazizi Oyate Traditional Wacipi

Upper Sioux Community powwow. Warm-Ups: Friday, 7 pm. Grand Entries: Saturday 1 pm and 7 pm; and Sunday 1 pm. Vendor Deadline is July 8, contact Eric 320-564-6057. For info, call 320-564-6040 or 320-564-6057. Upper Sioux Community, 5722 Travers Lane, Granite Falls, MN.

August 12-14, 2016
Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Program and Powwow

Music, dancing, craft demonstrations, and hands-on workshops will be held at the Grand Portage National Monument Rendezvous Program. The Stockade, reconstructed buildings and historic encampment are open from 9 am – 5 pm. The event is held in conjunction with the annual Grand Portage Powwow, an American Indian cultural gathering focusing on dance, song and family celebration. Admission is free. Everyone is invited to watch and participate in the powwow. Free. National Monument Heritage Center, 170 Mile Creek Rd., Grand Portage, MN. For info, see: www.visitcookcounty.com/ entry/?id=3738.

August 19-21, 2016
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Contest Powwow

Dancers of all ages will gather at the annual Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi. Flag Raising: Saturday and Sunday at 9 am. Grand Entry: Friday at 7 pm., Saturday at 1 pm. and 7 pm., Sunday at 1 pm. $10 for entire weekend with button purchase. Adults 60+ are free. Children 10 and under are free. 2016-2017 Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakotah Parkway, Shakopee, MN. Directions: north of Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and south of County Road 42, between county roads 83 and 17 (Marschall Road). Ample parking: golf carts are available at no charge to transport guests from the parking lot to the grounds. For info, call 952-445-8900 or see: http://smscwacipi.org.

August 19-21, 2016
50th Annual Mille Lacs Traditional Powwow

Shaw Bosh Kung Pt., Onamia, MN. Directions:?West side of Mille Lacs Lake, 12 miles North of Onamia on Hwy 169, follow signs. For info, call 612-440-6526.

August 26-28, 2016
Cha Cha Bah Ning Powwow

36th Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Inger, MN. For info, call Dorothy at 218-556-7590.

September 9-11, 2016
Mendota’s 17th Annual Traditional Wacipi

Mendota Heights, Mendota, MN (Highway 13 & 110, by Mendota Bridge). For info, call Sharon Lennartson at 651-452-4141 or 612-913-1903. Cost: $5.00 donation, no one turned away.

September 10-11, 2016
Great Dakota Gathering, Homecoming & Powwow

Traditional Powwow and Specials for tiny tots, youth, teens, and adults including Applique. Parks Ave, Winona, MN. Camping: Free Tent Camping only (No hookups) at Unity Park, RV and Travel Trailer Camping available at Prairie Island Campground. Contact them for reservation and rates: 507-452-4501. Hotel & Motel Accommodations in Winona include River Port Inn, Plaza Hotel, Holiday Inn Express, and Super 8 call for reservation and room rates. ­For info, call 507-494-8849 or email:? [email protected]

September 16-18, 2016
Mahkato 44th Annual Traditional Powwow

MCs: Jerry Dearly and Danny Seaboy. AD: Richard Milda. Host Drums: Mazakute Singers, Santee, NE and Oyate Teca, Pine Ridge, SD. Grand Entries: Friday at 7 pm; Saturday at 1 pm and 7 pm; Sunday at 1 pm. General Admission $7.00 for the entire weekend, Children 12 and under get in free, Seniors 60 and older: $5.00 Dakota Wakisue Makoce (Land of Memories Park), Mankato, MN. Directions: Coming from 169 heading south into Mankato: Cross over the Blue Earth River on 169/60 and proceed down the short incline. There is a sign on the right side of the road saying Land of Memories Campground with an arrow pointing to the right. Right hand turn lane and turn right. Then take the first left. Go up a small hill, over railroad tracks and into the campground. For info, call Dave Brave Heart at 507-514-5088 or Dan Zielske at 507-387-3572.

September 16-18, 2016
Battle Point 19th Annual Traditional Powwow

Battle Point Pow Wow Grounds, Battle Point Drive, Federal Dam, MN. For info, call Leah Gale Monroe at 218-760-3127.

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