2019 White Earth Pow Wow & Celebration
Join us for the 151st Annual White Earth Pow Wow & Celebration on June 14-16, 2019 at the White Earth Powwow Grounds in White Earth, Minnesota. Though the White Earth Pow Wow is a celebration of the White Earth Reservation’s people and heritage, everyone is invited. It’s an open event — not just for the native people, but for everyone. Around 1,000 dancers and 28 drum groups performed last year, with similar numbers expected again.
White Earth Pow Wow
The White Earth Pow Wow will officially begin with a blessing of the White Earth Powwow Grounds on Thursday at 11 AM, followed by a feast at noon; all are are welcome at the feast.
While each day of the White Earth Pow Wow will be filled with events, the best time for spectators is Saturday. That is the day when there are the most dancers. Between 2,500 and 3,000 people are expected to attend. There is no admission fee to enter, and parking is free as well. A community feast is held both Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m., which is also free of charge.
The flag raising will be conducted Saturday and Sunday at 10 am. Grand Entries are Friday at 7 pm, as well as both Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm and 7 pm. All dancers in full regalia will dance in, led by the White Earth Color Guard vets who will bring in all of the flags. All branches of the armed forces are represented in the Grand Entry.
Public Welcome – No Admission
Pow Wow Head Staff
Master of Ceremonies/Spiritual Advisors: To Be Announced
Arena Director: To Be Announced
Host Drum: To Be Announced
Co-Host Drum: To Be Announced
Invited Drums: To Be Announced
Specials are 18+ and paid as $500, $300, $200
White Earth Pow Wow & Celebration Mini Gallery
* Drum Split – Must have at least 5 singer per drum.
* All Eagle Staffs invited
* All Royalty invited
* Central sound system provided (no personal PA systems)
* Singers & Dancers please bring your own chairs
* No canopies allowed in arena
* Dancers are asked to register for each session
Open to all enrolled members and descendants residing within 25 miles of the reservation boundaries. Age 8-12 considered for the junior title; ages 13-17 for the senior title.
Youth Moccain Tournament
17 Years of age and younger
1st $400 & Trophy; 2nd $300 & Trophy; 3rd $200 & Trophy; 4th $100
General Info & Royalty Contest:
Lew Murray: 218-261-1599; Tony Auginaush 218-308-3306
Vendors Contact: Mary Gagon: 218-261-2160
Security and Tribal Police will provide 24-hour security for the White Earth Pow Wow. Not responsible for accidents, injuries, theft or short funded travelers. No outside raffles. 11 PM curfew applies to all under 16 unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. Absolutely no drugs or alcohol allowed on Powwow Grounds or campgrounds.
The White Earth Pow Wow is sponsored by the White Earth Nation Tribal Council and Shooting Star Caino, Hotel and Entertainment. Proudly owned and successfully operated by the White Earth Band of Ojibwe.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next White Earth Pow Wow & Celebration at the White Earth Powwow Grounds in White Earth, Minnesota.
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