Welcome to this listing of upcoming pow wows for Minnesota.

If you are hosting a pow wow or simply know of one within the state of Minnesota,
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May 5, 2018

Pow Wow For Hope - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Base Camp Facility 201 Bloomington Rd.
Info: Joy Rivera 612.314.4843 or 612.314.4848 -Email- -Website-
Additional Info: Powwow for Hope, the nation's only known cancer awareness powwow, is a community event that honors loved ones who have battled or are fighting cancer by creating a space for healing. Proceeds benefit the American Indian Cancer Foundation's work to eliminate cancer burdens on American Indian families throughout Indian country. Join us on this special day to honor loved ones who have battled cancer or are fighting cancer by creating a space for healing. Get involved today: Teams of families and friends are forming now. Sponsor the Powwow for Hope event. Volunteer your time and effort to join the fun. Drums and dancers provide healing and hope.

May 12, 2018

19th Annual Little Earth Mothers Day Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Cedar Field Park, 2501 Cedar Avenue South
Info: Eall James 651-329-9389
Additional Info: Powwow Schedule Event Hours: Noon to 9:00 pm Grand Entry: 1:00 pm Feast: 5:00 pm. Grand Entry: 7:00 pm. This is a family-friendly, rain or shine event. Be sure to bring your own lawn chair or blanket for seating. The Little Earth Mothers Day Powwow is a family friendly event; No alcohol, drugs, and fire arms are permitted.

May 12, 2018

10th Annual White Earth Mothers Day Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Mahnomen, MN. Shooting Star Casino Event Center, 777 SE Casino Road
Info: Lew Murray 218-261-1599
Additional Info: Grand Entries on Saturday at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM; Sunday at 1:00 PM. Be sure to be here for the Honoring our Mothers’s feast on Sunday.

May 12, 2018

1st Annual South of The River Powwow - Traditional

Location: Burnsville, MN. Metcalf Middle School, 2250 Diffley Road, Burnsville, 55337
Info: Dominic Good Buffalo 612-490-3484 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Chaske LeBlanc
Host Drum(s): Midnite Express
Cost: FREE
Contest Info: *Only Invited Drums will be paid* *Dancer honorariums will only be paid to registered dancers and must have full regalia* *Dancer and Drum registration starts at 11AM*
Additional Info: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will join with other south metro school districts to host the 1st Annual South of the River Powwow at Metcalf Junior High on May 12, 2018, to celebrate the community’s graduating American Indian students. The powwow is open to the public. Attendees will experience a day of dance, food, and fellowship through a Native perspective. Midnite Express will be the host drum. Doors open at 11 a.m. The schedule will include first grand entry at 1 p.m., free feast at 5 p.m., second grand entry at 7 p.m., with the powwow concluding at 9 p.m. Interested persons can also follow the Powwow on Twitter at @SOTRpowwow. It’s being organized by the South Metro American Indian Liaison Committee (SMAILC), which includes District 191, Lakeville, Shakopee, Prior Lake-Savage, Farmington, and District 196 school districts along with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Organizers are still seeking sponsors, craft and informational vendors, volunteers, dancers (all styles and all dancers in regalia will receive an honorarium) to participate. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Dominic Good Buffalo at dgoodbuffalo@isd191.org or 612-490-3484. Final Roster (Updated 3/16/18): MC: Jerry Dearly Arena Director: Chaske LeBlanc Drums: Host: Midnite Express Invited: Ringing Shield, Ain Duh Yung Singers, and Redbone Singers Head Dancers: Frank Smith, and Ruby Smith plus 2 student representatives

May 12 - May 13, 2018

Mother's day Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: MAHNOMEN, MN. Shooting star casino
Info: Lew 218-261-1599
MC(s): Murphy Thomas
AD(s): Ken fox
Host Drum(s): Tha Indian Hill
Cost: Whitefish Bay
Additional Info: Men's traditional contest. Woodland special. Original jungle special.

May 19, 2018

Columbia Heights School District Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Columbia Heights, MN. Hylander Center, 1400 49th Ave. NE
Info: Valerie Larsen 763-528-4729
Cost: Free and open to the public
Additional Info: Noon to 5 PM. Feast at 4 PM. All dancers, singers, and venders welcome.

May 19 - May 20, 2018

First Annual Chaske Traditional Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Chaska, MN. Chaska Middle School West Stadium, 140 Engler Blvd.
Directions: Hwy 41 and Engler Blvd Chaska
Info: Wally or Geri 952-448-6860 or 612-500-2503
Host Drum(s): Oyate Teca, Co-host Southside Ramplers
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Grand Entry Saturday 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm, Sunday 1:00 pm. No charge for vendors. Sponsored by District 112 and the American Indian Parent Advisory Board. please no calls after 7:00 pm. In case of inclement weather, powwow will be in the Chaska Middle School West Gymnasium.

May 19, 2018

Rochester Public School American Indian Education Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Rochester, MN. John Marshal High School Auditorium, 1510 14th St. NW
Info: Melody Hanners 507-358-8878 -Email-
Cost: Free and open to the public
Additional Info: Inaugural Traditional Pow wow. Doors open at 11 am. Registration at 12 pm. Grand entry at 1 pm. Gradual recognition at 3 pm. Feast at 6 pm. honorariums for registered dancers and drums. Special for men's and women's traditional as well as memorial special and give-away. Additional info: gucapossela@rochester.k12.mn.us or 507-328-4236.

May 19, 2018

Leech Lake Tribal College Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Cass Lake, MN. Veterans’ Memorial Grounds
Info: Kim Dickson 218-335-4242 -Email-
MC(s): Branden Bowstring
AD(s): David Northbird
Cost: Free admission, everyone welcome
Additional Info: Anwebiwin Niimi'idiwin Resting Pow wow. Spiritual Advisor: Mike Smith. Dancers must be dressed in full regalia and registered for both sessions to receive honorarium. Grand Entry: 1pm and 6:30pm. Dinnerat 5 pm.

May 25 - May 27, 2018

Leech Lake Veterans Memorial Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Cass Lake, MN. Veterans Memorial Grounds, Palace Casino Drive
Info: Nita Cloud 218-398-2009 -Email-
Additional Info: Royalty Contests for Senior (ages 13-18) and Junior (ages 7-12) will begin Friday night. Participants in each age category, both Braves and Princesses, must be an LLBO member and be active in school. In addition to three days and nights of dancing, there is also a horseshoe tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Friday: Registration: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Saturday: Flag Raiing: 10:00 a.m. Registration: 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m. Registration: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Grand Entry: 7:00 p.m. Sunday: Flag Raiing: 10:00 a.m. Registration: 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m.

May 25 - May 28, 2018

14th Annual Seven Clans Casino Pow Wow - Contest

Location: Thief River Falls, MN. Seven Clans Casinos, 20595 Center St E.
Info: Ron Lussier 218-407-1261 -Email-
Contest Info: All adult categories $1000,$800.$600,$400. Teens: $400,$300,$200,$100 — Jrs: $200,$150,$100,$50. Committee singing contest: $8000,$6000,$4000,$2000,$1000. Darren “Scruff’ Cook Sr Memorial singing contest: $4000,$3000,$2000,$1000. Committee specials – $300,$200,$100 – Mens fancy, grass, tradish, chicken, womens tradish, fancy, jingle.

May 28, 2018

23rd Annual Memorial Day Pow Wow* - Traditional

Location: Onamia, MN. Mille Lacs Indian Museum, 43411 Oodena Dr.,
Info: 320-532-3632 -Email- -Website-
Cost: Free, museum admission not included
Additional Info: Noon - 5:00 pm

June 1 - June 3, 2018

Bois Forte Traditional Saa Gii Ba Gaa Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Nett Lake, MN. Nett Lake Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Jennie Martin and Louise Isham 218-757-3261 ext. 200 or 218-757-3261 ext. 273 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): George Strong and Terry Goodsky
AD(s): Lance Kingbird
Host Drum(s): Gaa Gii Ge Ikwe; Co-Host: Lake Vermilion Singers; Invited: Stonebridge
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Spiritual Advisor: Dan Geyshick Everyone is welcome to attend! No drugs, alcohol, or Gang-related activities allowed. For any general information or vendors please contact Jennie or Louise.

June 1, 2018

26th Annual Spring American Indian Magnet School Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. 1075 3rd St East
Info: Michele Fairbanks, Thomas Draskovic, or Jason Bresette 651-778-3100
Additional Info: This traditional event is held by a pre-k - 8th grade school every spring with a free community feast that is created by the students and staff. AIMS is a school that use the Ojibwe 7 Grandfather Teachings and the Lakota Virtues as the foundations to becoming students that are successful academically and meet state standards. AIMS is a public school that teaches both the Ojibwe and Lakota languages and invites everyone.

June 8 - June 10, 2018

White Earth Powwow 150th annual - Traditional

Location: Detroit Lakes, MN. White Earth
Info: Lew Murray 218-261-1599 -Email-
MC(s): Murphy Thomas
AD(s): Tom Mason
Host Drum(s): Bear Creek, co-host Standing Horse
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Woodland special 5,3,2 Iron Man men's adult 1000.00 Original jingle adult women 5,3,2

June 8 - June 10, 2018

Lower Sioux Indian Community 41st Annual Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Morton, MN. Lower Sioux Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Jane Steffen 507-697-8633 -Email- -Website-
Additional Info: Wacipi Ground Blessing – June 6th, 2018

June 15 - June 17, 2018

27th Annual Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Grand Celebration Pow Wow - Contest

Location: Hinkley, MN. Grand Casino Hinckley Powwow Grounds
Directions: Just south of the casino on County Road 15.
Info: (320) 384-7771 -Website-
Contest Info: Drum Contest: Away Winners: $8000, $6000, $4000, $2000. Home Winners: $8000, $6000, $4000, $2000. World Jingle Dress Championship: By most accounts, women’s Jingle Dress Dance has its roots in some part of Ojibwe country, be it Wisconsin to the Mille Lacs Ojibewe community in north central Minnesota, to White Fish Bay, Ontario. $9000 in prize money for this category alone! Top ten place in the money: $2000, $1800, $1600, $1400, $1200, $1000, $800, $600, $400, $200. Golden Age (Combined 60+): Men & Women: $1200, $800, $600, $400. Senior Adult (35-59): $1200, $800, $600, $400. Men: Traditional, Grass, Fancy. Women: Traditional, Fancy. Junior Adult (18-34): $1200, $800, $600, $400. Men: Traditional, Grass, Fancy. Women: Traditional, Fancy. Teen (13-17): $400, $300, $200, $100. Boys: Traditional, Grass, Fancy. Girls: Traditional, Jingle. Fancy. Tiny Tots (0-5): $5 for all.
Additional Info: Grand Entries: Friday, 7:00 pm, Saturday, 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm, Sunday, 1:00 pm.

June 22 - June 24, 2018

Lake Vermilion Traditional Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Tower, MN. Lake Vermilion Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Muriel Deegan 218-750-7772 218-780-1478 Tracey -Email- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Terry Goodsky
AD(s): Lance Kingbird
Host Drum(s): Lake Vermilion Singers and Burntside Lake Singer
Cost: free
Additional Info: Camping available

August 3 - August 5, 2018

40th Annual Sobriety Powwow - Traditional

Location: Sawyer, MN. Mashkawisen
Directions: Call contact number for directions.
Info: James Mallery 218-879-6731 ext. 203 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Frank Goodwin
AD(s): Spritual Advisor-Ricky Defoe
Host Drum(s): Around the Earth
Cost: Free
Contest Info: NA
Additional Info: No drugs or alcohol allowed!! 24 hour security provided.

August 17 - August 19, 2018

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi - Contest

Location: Shakopee, MN. SMSC Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakotah Parkway
Info: 952-445-8900 -Website-
Cost: $10 admission for the entire weekend. Free for 10 years and under and 60+
Additional Info: Grand Entry Friday 7PM, Saturday 1PM & 7PM, Sunday 1PM.

August 17 - August 19, 2018

Mille Lacs Band's Annual Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Onamia, MN.
Info: -Website-

September 14 - September 16, 2018

21st Annual Battle Point Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Federal Dam, MN. Battle Point Pow Wow Grounds, Battle Point Dr. NW
Info: Leah Monroe 218-760-3127 or Diane Smith at 218-507-0842 -Email-
Additional Info: Grand Entry: Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm. Feast: 5pm Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. Everyone is Welcome! Vendor Contact: Diane Smith 218-507-0842. There is no drug and alcohol use on property. Violent activities promoting negative atmosphere will not be allowed. Violations will result in removal from Powwow Grounds by security and/or law enforcement personnel.

September 21 - September 23, 2018

Mahkato 46th Annual Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Mankato, MN. Land of Memories Park
Info: Dave Brave Heart 507-514-5088 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly & Danny Seaboy
Host Drum(s): Maza Kute, Co-host Drum: Big Stone
Cost: Cost: Buttons $7.00 for entire weekend, Children 12 and under FREE
Additional Info: Grand Entries: Friday at 7 PM. Saturday at 1 PM and 7 PM. Sunday at 1 PM. All Specials are 9:00am-12:00pm. Education Day will begin on Friday morning at 9am on powwow grounds. No drugs or alcohol allowed. Camping information on website. All registered drums must have at least 5 singers.

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