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February 8, 2016 ..© by the Regents of the University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Duluth


Photo from 1999 UMD Powwow

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2016 Powwows

July 8 - July 10, 2016
Fond du Lac Veteran's Powwow - Traditional
Cloquet, MN. MASH KA WISEN Powwow Grounds 1150 Mission Rd Cloquet, MN 55720
Directions: Take Highway 210 to Mission Road, Stay on Mission Road until you see powwow grounds.
Info: Jarvis Paro (Email), Tom Whitebird 218-878-8179, 218-878-2670

July 8-10, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Prarie Island Dakota Contest Powwow

Registration will be held in the hotel lobby starting at 10am until 630pm on Friday, then moved to announcers stand after grand entry. All tiny tots must be registered and have a number in order to receive day money.

REMINDER- all drum groups must bring their own chairs!!!

Grand Entries: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.
Contest Categories: Teen Girls Jingle Dress- 1st place $600, 2nd place-$400, 3rd Place- $200; Woman'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 $1000, 2nd place $800, 3rd place $600, 4th place $400; Men's Grace Dance; Cowboy Hat/Boot Special; Moccasin Game Tournament (all weekend); Women's Crow Style; Woman's Backup Singing Contest. Tiny tots (Up to age 5) get daymoney. 5636 Sturgeon Road, Prairie Island, MN. For Info, call 651-267-4024 or 651-385-4161.

July 15-17, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
43rd Annual Honor the Earth Traditional Powwow

LCO Powwow Grounds
Hayward, WI. For info call 715-634-8934

July 15-17, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Mii Gwitch Mahnomen Days
54th Annual Traditional Powwow 6 miles West of Deer River, MN on US 2, Ball Club, MN. For info contact Rose Wilson at 218-398-2893 or

July 22-24, Friday, Saturday& Sunday
49th Annual Fort Trotten Days Contest Powwow
Andrew Shaw, Sr Arena, Fort Trotten, ND. For info call 701-381-9753

July 29-31, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Onigum 19th Annual Traditional Powwow
13 miles East of Walker, MN on County Road 13, Onigum, MN. For info call Theresa Jordan at 218-536-0213

July 29-31, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
50th Annual Menominee Nation Contest Powwow
Woodland Bowl, Keshena, WI

August 12 - 14, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
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 a.m. to 5 p.m.. The event 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:

August 19-21, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
SMSC Contest Powwow
Dancers of all ages will gather at the annual Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi. Flag Raising Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. Grand Entry Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1 p.m. & 7 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m. $10 for the entire weekend with button purchase. Adults 60 + are free. Children 10 and under are free. 2016-2017 Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakota 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 cartrs are available at no charge to transport guests from parking lot to the grounds. For info call 952-445-8900 or see

August 19-21, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
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, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Cha Cha Bah Ning Powwow
36th Annual Traditional Pow Wow, Inger, MN. For info, call Dorothy at 218-556-7590

September 2-4, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Wii Gitchie Ni Mi Dim
Labor Day Contest Powwow at Leech Lake Veterans Groundw, located next to the Palace Casino on Palace Drive. Cass Lake. For info, contact Rod Northbird at 218-308-3120 or or Leah Gale Monroe at 218-760-3127 or

September 8 - 9, Thursday and Friday
47th Annual United Tribes International Contest Powwow
Lone Star Arena, Bismarck, ND. For info, call 701-255-3285 ext. 1293

September 9 -11, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
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 9 - 11, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Indian Summer Contest Powwow
Henry Maier Festival Park, Milwaukee, WI. For info, call 414-604-1000.

September 10-11, Satuday& Sunday
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:

September 16 - 18, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Mankato 44th Annual Traditional Powwow
MC's: Jerry Dearly and Danny Seaboy. AD: Richard Milda, Host Drums: Mazukute Singers, Santee, NE and Oyate Teca, Pine Ridge, SD. Grand Entries: Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday 1 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. General Admission $7.00 for 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 and 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, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Battle Point 19th Annual Traditional Powwow
Battle Point Pow Wow Grounds, Battle Point, Federal Dam, MN. For info, call Leah Gale Monroe at 218-760-3127

September 17, Saturday
40th Annual St. Josesph's Indian School Traditional Powwow
St. Joseph's Indian, School Football Field, Chamberlain, SD. For info, call 605-234-3313 or 605-234-3366

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