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2019 Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow

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All are welcome at the 46th Annual Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow on August 30 – September 2, 2019 at the Ponemah Pow wow Grounds in Ponemah, Minnesota. Join dancers and drums from across the region who compete for thousands of dollars (and bragging rights) in contest prize money. Admission is free and spectators are invited to watch as Native dancers dance to the beat of the drum according to the style of their beautiful and colorful regalia.

Ponemah Pow Wow (aka O-Bah-Shiing Labor Day Celebration Pow Wow)

During the four days of the Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow, six dance sessions will take place from Friday to Monday. These are scheduled at 1:00 p.m. each day, and 7:00 p.m. additionally on Saturday and Sunday evening. Grand Entry of the dancers will begin each dance session, followed by intertribal dancers, dance specials, contests and give-aways. Don’t miss the Ponemah Pow wow parade at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. If you want to participate, line up and begin at 11 AM south of Ponemah Market.

Arena Directors will keep the Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow running smoothly, and MCs will keep spectators and participants alike both entertained and informed. This is a family friendly event, so bring everyone! By the way, Ponemah, Minnesota (or Obaashiing) is the most Native American census designated location in the United States by percent, 99.20 percent American Indian!

Ponemah Pow Wow Schedule

Friday
Flag Raising 8:30 a.m.
Grand Entry 7:00 p.m.

Saturday
Flag Raising 8:30 a.m.
Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m.
Parade: 2:00 p.m. Line up and begin at 11 AM south of Ponemah Market
Meal
Grand Entry: 7:00 p.m.

Sunday
Flag Raising 8:30 a.m.
Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m.
Meal
Grand Entry: 7:00 p.m.
Fireworks

Monday
Flag Raising 8:30 a.m.
Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m.

Head Staff
Invited Drums: To Be Announced
Host Drums: To Be Announced
Visiting Host Drum: To Be Announced
Master of Ceremonies: To Be Announced
Arena Directors: To Be Announced
Head Singing Judge: To Be Announced

Singers provide own chairs
Central PA System
Adult & Youth Activities Daily

Vendors
Concession Stands $100 per day ($300 for Weekend)
Arts/Crafts $200 (Prepay by Aug 15, No Refunds)
NOTE: Sale of toys is strictly prohibited.

Camping & Grounds Rules
24-Hour Security
Camping on Grounds
Free Campfire Wood
Showers Available
No Fireworks, Drugs or Alcohol, Bicycles or ATVs on Grounds. Not responsible for accidents, losses, destitution or travel short funding.

All Specials start on Saturay
All Categories are separate: Saturday – Monday

Pow Wow Specials
Women’s Fancy & Women’s Jingle
1st $1,000 2nd $800 3rd $600 4th $400 5th $200

Men’s & Women’s Traditional Specials & Men’s Chicken
1st $500 2nd $400 3rd $300 4th $200 5th $100

Grass Dance Special
1st $3,000 2nd $2,000 3rd $1,500 4th $1,000 5th $500

Teen Boys Grass & Teen Girls Fancy
1st $200 2nd $150 3rd $100 4th $75 5th $50

5 Men Bass Drum Singing Contest
1st $1500 2nd $1000 3rd $500

Dancer Payouts Daily
No Outside Raffles

Singing Contest Starts Saturday
1st $5000 2nd $3,000 3rd $2,000 4th $1,000 5th $1,000
$4000 Drum Split (for non-placing and non-contest drums)

Other Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow Specials

Purple Jingle Dress Special : All Ages – Prize TBA

Iron Man: Winner Take All – 1,000

Labor Day Parade
Visitors. Local Business
1st $300 2nd $200 3rd $100

Rez Car Contest: 1st $300 2nd $200 3rd $100

Kiddie Parade: Pays out $700

Ponemah Pow Wow Location
Red Lake Reservation
Ponemah Pow-wow Grounds
Ponemah, MN 56666
Google Driving Map Link

For More Information:
Wayne Johnson 218-556-8329
Bonnie Cloud 218-554-7590
LuAnn Fairbanks 218-679-1879 (w) 218-554-7653 (h)
No collect calls, please.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow (aka O-Bah-Shiing Labor Day Celebration Pow Wow) on Labor Day Weekend at the Ponemah Pow wow Grounds on Red Lake in Ponemah, Minnesota.

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