2019 CNIA Powwow
The 35th Annual CNIA Powwow will be held on April 13, 2019 at the Regional Fitness Center at the University of Minnesota, Morris in Morris, Minnesota. The CNIA Powwow (Circle of Nations Indigenous Association Powwow) is a one-day cultural celebration is the commencing event of the annual World Touch Cultural Heritage Week. The CNIA Powwow introduces the Morris campus and community to a contest-style powwow and celebrates the social and cultural ties American Indian students have with Native communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The CNIA Powwow features hundreds of American Indian dancers and singers. This intertribal event is free and open to the public.
The Circle of Nations Indigenous Association Powwow serves as an opportunity for students to develop leadership skills, promote cultural awareness, and network with potential American Indian students. It also introduces the campus and surrounding community to a contemporary-style powwow and celebrates the social and cultural ties American Indian students have with Native communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Public Welcome – Free Admission
9:00 a.m. Doors Open
9:00 a.m. Registration for drums and dancers begins
12:00 p.m. Grand Entry
6:00 p.m. Feast / Dinner Break
7:00 p.m. Grand Entry
Free parking is available in the South Lot on campus.
Powwow Head Staff
Master of Ceremonies: Jerry Dearly, Lakota
Arena Director: Gabe Desrosiers, Anishinaabe
Head Judge: Vince Gillette, Arikara & Hidatsa
Host Drum: Motown, Ojibwe & Ho-chunk
Head Veteran: Lakota Women Warriors, Lakota
Drums: Payout for first 10 drums; must have five registered singers.
CNIA Powwow Mini Gallery
Dance Contest Categories
Prize Money All Adult Categories: $400 $300 $200 $100
Golden Age (55+ men/women) Combined/Separate
Adult Men (18-54): Traditional, Grass, Fancy
Adult Women (18-54): Traditional, Jingle, Fancy
Prize Money Teen Categories: $200 $150 $100
Teen Boys (12-17): Traditional, Grass, Fancy
Teen Girls (12-17): Traditional, Jingle, Fancy
Prize Money Junior Categories: $150 $100 $50
Junior Boys (12-17): Traditional, Grass, Fancy
Junior Girls (12-17): Traditional, Jingle, Fancy
Specials: To Be Announced
Vendors (space limited)
Native American Arts and Crafts:
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Regional Fitness Center
626 East 2nd Street
Morris, MN 56267
For more information, contact:
EDI Office: 320-589-6095 email@example.com
Pinagigi, Miigwech, Pilámaya (thank you) for following and supporting the CNIA as we work to put on the best and largest student run event at the University of Minnesota, Morris. Just like last year, the CMM CNIA Powwow is a contest powwow. We hope to see you there!
We hope to use this event listing as a way to connect to YOU. The CNIA invites you to check this page for updates on head staff, vendors applications, fundraising events, etc. Please feel free to contact us if you need more information or email one of our co-chairs if you have questions.
About the Circle of Nations Indigenous Association (CNIA)
CNIA is a student run organization dedicated to increasing the awareness of Native American cultures and the history of the University of Minnesota, Morris Campus. As an organization we work to provide an amazing experience for everyone in our community and in the Mid-West region by hosting the Annual CMM CNIA Powwow.
Be sure to mark you calendar today so you won’t miss the annual CNIA Powwow in Morris, Minnesota.
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