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March 28, 2015

7th Annual Augsburg Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Si Melby Gymnasium, 715 23rd Ave. S.
Info: Director of AISSP 612-330-1144 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
Cost: Free Admission, all are welcome.
Additional Info: Augsburg Indigenous Student Association and American Indian Student Services invites you to join us at our. . . 7thTraditional Powwow. There will be no feast this year. Dinner on your own or concessions are available. Honorariums for registered dancers and drums. Dancer honorarium: Registered dancers only, must be in full regalia. Drum honorarium: Split for first 10 registered drum groups, 5 singer minimum, no drum hopping. Registration for drums and dancers starts at 11:00 AM – No pre-registration. Craft and informational vendors are welcome (no food vendors or colleges/universities). Space is limited, first-come, first-served. All vendors must complete application and get approved prior to coming. Email or call for more information. Download the 2015 Vendor Packet Here: http://web.augsburg.edu/aiss/Vendor%20Packet%202014.pdf

March 28, 2015

31st Annual Circle of Nations Indigenous Association Powwow - Traditional

Location: Morris, MN.
Info: 320-589-6097 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Gus Claymore
Host Drum(s): Bad Nation

March 28, 2015

26th Annual Woodlands & High Plains Powwow - Traditional

Location: Moorhead, MN. Concordia College Moorhead: Memorial Auditorium
Directions: On the corner of 8th Street and 12th Avenue S, Moorhead, MN
Info: Susanna Lu 218-299-4519 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Mickey Hodges
AD(s): Tom Mason
Host Drum(s): Buffalo River
Cost: Free for WHPP College Students with ID, Children 5 and under, Drummers and Dancers in Regalia. $3 for youth (6-18) $ 5 for adults (19-54)
Contest Info: Hand Game Tournament: $50 team entrance fee Intertribal style for 3-5 team members Prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd place winners.
Additional Info: Doors Open: 12:30PM - 10:00PM Grand Entries: 1:00 PM & 7:00 PM Free meal provided at 5:00 PM Payouts Available: Registered Dancers, First 10 Drums (no drum hopping) Registration open from: 10:45AM-12:45PM

March 28, 2015

Circle of Generations Monthly Pow Wow* - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Minneapolis American Indian Center
Info: 612-879-1785 -Email- -Website-

April 4, 2015

The Sanford Center Bemijigamaag Powwow - Traditional

Location: Bemidji, MN. The Sanford Center - 1111 Event Center Drive, NE
Info: Darryl Northbird 218-335-4457 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
Host Drum(s): The Young Kingbird Singers
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Rooms are available at Country Inn & Suites by Carlton. Dial 218-441-4800 to make reservations.

April 4, 2015

U of M Spring Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. NEW LOCATION (use west side entrance): University Recreation and Wellness Center
Directions: Closest Parking Ramps: Washington Avenue Ramp, 501 Washington Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455 University Avenue Ramp, 1926 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Info: Chelsea Holmes 612-624-0243 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Matt Thornhill
Host Drum(s): Red Bone
Cost: FREE! All are welcome!
Contest Info: Head Woman Dancer: Misty Rose Head Man Dancer: Miskwa Desjarlait Men's Fancy Dance: $500, $400, $300 Men's Chicken/Grass Dance: $300, $200, $100 Women's Old Style Jingle Dance: $300, $200, $100 Potato Dance
Additional Info: Grand Entries at 1:00pm and 7:00pm Feast at 5:00pm Registration for Drum Groups and Dancers begins at 11 a.m. No pre-registration All dancers are welcome and will receive an honorarium! Dancer honorarium: Registered dancers only, must be in regalia First 5 registered drums will receive an honorarium: 5 singer minimum, no drum hopping Vendors and volunteer information: If you are interested in reserving a vendor table, volunteering, or have general questions about the event please contact the AISCC at aiscc@umn.edu.

April 10, 2015

Remember the Elders - Traditional

Location: Shakopee, MN. Shakopee
Directions: Veterans Memorial Park, Shakopee,MN 3pm to 7pm
Info: Maria 952-994-5637
Additional Info: Remember the Elders Angelique Skaya, Margaret, John E. Cermak The U.S. Government recognized this family for their loyalty to the U.S. Federal government in time frame in the 1800's and now. This family today has been disregarded from their native people, and government due to greed, We want to dance, have food and gather in remembrance of our Elders. "This is a grassroots effort" Cooperation by all who attend is welcomed.
If there's Snow, the event is canceled, we want people safe.

April 10 - April 11, 2015

42nd Annual BSU Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Bemidji, MN. John Glas Fieldhouse
Directions: Located on the Bemidji State University Campus.
Info: Thomas Sullivan 320-364-3904 320-761-1094 -Email- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Frankie Graves
AD(s): TBA
Host Drum(s): T.C. Boyz
Contest Info: Princess and Brave Dance Specials- 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. Youth (17 and younger) Adult (18 and up) Dancers and Drum groups must be registered by Friday April 10th at 6:30pm for full pay. No exceptions.
Additional Info: Friday, April 10th, 2015- Grand Entry 7:00pm Saturday, April 11th, 2015- Grand Entry 1:00pm

April 11, 2015

Augsburg Fairview Academy 2nd Annual Powwow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Minneapolis American Indian Center
Info: Liz Saunby 612-294-1016 -Email- -Website-
Host Drum(s): Midnite Express
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Honorariums for registered dancers only, must be in regalia. First 8 registered drum groups with at least 5 singer minimum present at the time of registration with receive $200, no drum hopping.

April 11, 2015

22nd Annual St. Cloud State University Spring Powwow - Traditional

Location: St. Cloud, MN. Halenbeck Hall North Gym, St. Cloud State University Campus
Directions: http://www.stcloudstate.edu/campusmap/driving.aspx https://www.google.com/maps/@45.5398432,-94.1524112,15z
Info: Jim Knutson-Kolodzne 320-308-5447 320-308-5449 -Email- -Website-
Additional Info: Grand Entries: 1 & 7pm Meal: 5pm Honorariums for registered dancers only, must be in regalia. Open to the Public!

April 25, 2015

Circle of Generations Monthly Pow Wow* - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Minneapolis American Indian Center
Info: 612-879-1785 -Email- -Website-

April 25, 2015

20th Annual Indian Education Day Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Osseo, MN. Osseo Jr. High School, 10223 93rd Ave. North,
Info: Ramona Stately 763-315-9795 -Email- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Ricky White
Host Drum(s): Hoka Hey
Cost: Free

April 25 - April 26, 2015

Anwebiwin Niimi'idiwin - Traditional

Location: Cass Lake & Bemidji, MN. Cass Lake High School
Directions: 15308 State HWY 371 Cass Lake, MN 56633
Info: Nicole Buckanaga & Flower Kingbird 218-335-4248 218-335-4224 -Email-
MC(s): Animiki
AD(s): Darrell Kingbird
Host Drum(s): Leech Lake Tribal College
Cost: No fee
Contest Info: Old Style Jingle Dress Women's Switch Dance
Additional Info: Accepting first 15 drums to register. Each drum must register at least 5 singers. Feast Provided

May 2, 2015

Powwow for Hope: Dancing for Life, Love & Hope - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Base Camp Facility, Fort Snelling
Directions: DRIVING DIRECTIONS (OR take the Blue Line Light Rail Transit--Shuttles will be available): From I-94 going West: Merge onto 1-35E S to MN-5 W/7th St W, Take exit toward Bloomington Rd, Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Fort Snelling, Turn left onto Bloomington Rd. Take 1st right onto Airport Service Rd. Base Camp will be on the right. From I-94 going East: Exit 234A and merge onto MN-55 E/Hiawatha Ave. Continue straight onto Minnehaha Ave. Turn Right onto Airport Service Rd. Base Camp will be on the right. From I-35 going North: Follow I-35W N and onto MN-62 E. Take exit toward Bloomington Rd/Fort Snelling Historic Site. Merge onto Minnehaha Ave. Turn onto Airport Service Rd. Base Camp will be on the right. From I-35 going South: Take I-35E S to MN-5 W/7th St W. Take exit toward Bloomington Rd, Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Fort Snelling, Turn left onto Bloomington Rd. Take 1st right onto Airport Service Rd. Base Camp will be on the right.
Info: 612-314-4848 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBA
AD(s): TBA
Host Drum(s): TBA
Cost: Open to the Public! Free Admission!
Additional Info: 1:00 pm First Grand Entry 5:00 pm Feast 6:30 pm Second Grand Entry 9:00 pm Closing Ceremony

May 7, 2015

Fond du Lac Ojibwe School Ziigwan Pow Wow 2015 - Traditional

Location: Cloquet, MN. 49 University Road
Info: Ms. DeFoe 218-878-7239 218-878-7276 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBA
AD(s): TBA
Host Drum(s): FDL Ojibwe School Singers
Cost: Free
Contest Info: Men's Traditional Special Women's Old Style Jingle Dress Special Spot Dance Special
Additional Info: 1:00 Grand Entry 5:00 to 6:00 Meal 6:00 to 7:00 Hand drum Contest 7:00 Grand Entry 9:00 Close up Vendors call 218-878-7239 for more information or email mariadefoe@fdlrez.com

May 9 - May 10, 2015

White Earth Mothers day powwow - Traditional

Location: Mahnomen, MN. Mahnomen
Directions: Hwy 59 Mahnomen,Mn Shooting star casino.
Info: Greg Blue 218-261-1527
MC(s): Murphy Thomas,
AD(s): Ken Fox
Host Drum(s): Hanisha, White Fish Bay, Ont. Big Red, Northern Minnesota.

May 23 - May 25, 2015

10th Annual Seven Clans Pow Wow* - Contest

Location: Thief River Falls, MN. 7 Clans Casino
Info: 218-556-7566 -Website-

May 25, 2015

20th Annual Memorial Day Pow Wow* - Traditional

Location: Onamia, MN. Mille Lacs Indian Museum
Info: 320-532-3632 -Email- -Website-

May 29, 2015

American Indian Magnet School Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. 1075 E Third St.
Info: 612-396-5365 -Website-

June 19 - June 21, 2015

Lake Vermilion Traditional Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Tower , MN. Lake Vermilion Pow Wow grounds
Directions: From the Cities Continue onto I-35 N about 109 miles Take exit 237 to merge onto MN-33 N toward Cloquet/Iron Range about 20 miles Take the JCT US 53 ramp From Duluth: Merge onto US-53 N about 47 miles Go thru Virginia north 4 miles Right Exit onto MN-169 N toward Ely about 18 miles Turn left onto Co Rd 77/Angus Rd – (2nd Left at intersection) about 2 miles Turn right onto Co Rd 104-Lake Vermilion Reservation Rd about another 3 miles Continue past Casino Entrance Take the 2nd right past the casino –Farm Pt Rd South (you’ll see four bigger bldgs-Wellness Ctr, Social Center, Old gym and Headstart-Log building) Behind the Vermilion Social Center & Vermilion Headstart is the Lake Vermilion Pow Wow grounds right on the lakeshore
Info: Muriel Deegan 218-750-7772 Tracey 218-780-1478 -Email-
MC(s): George Strong & Terry Goodsky
AD(s): Thomas Helgerson
Host Drum(s): Lake Vermilion Singers & Burntside Lake Singers
Additional Info: June 19th, Friday-warm ups June 20th, Saturday- Grand Entry 1 & 7 pm Feast 5 pm June 21st, Sunday-Grand Entry 1 pm

June 19 - June 21, 2015

12th Annual Waa Wiye Gaa Maag* - Traditional

Location: S-Lake, MN. Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Gary 218-760-7955 or LaVonne 218-308-3680

July 6 - July 8, 2015

Red Lake Nation Pow Wow* - Contest

Location: Ponemah, MN. Pow Wow Grounds
Info: 218-556-7566 -Email-
Host Drum(s): Young Spirit, Young Bear

July 10 - July 12, 2015

Prairie Island Dakota Wacipi Celebration* - Traditional

Location: Prairie Island, MN. 5636 Stugeon Road
Info: 651-267-4024 or 651-358-4161

August 14 - August 16, 2015

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi 2015 - Contest

Location: Shakopee, MN. 3212 Dakotah Parkway
Info: SMSC 952-445-8900 or 952-249-6189 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Danny Seaboy & Wallace Coffey
AD(s): Juaquin Hamilton & Rusty Gillette
Host Drum(s): Wahpekute & Mazakute
Cost: $ 5.00

August 15 - August 16, 2015

6th Annual Chaske Cikala Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Chaska, MN. Lions Park, 1300 Crosstown Blvd.
Info: 952-448-6860

August 21 - August 23, 2015

49th Annual Mille Lacs Pow Wow* - Traditional

Location: Mille Lacs, MN. Iskigamizigan Pow Wow Grounds
Info: 715-532-7517 or 320-224-1646 -Email-
Host Drum(s): Little Otter Singers

September 11 - September 13, 2015

16th Annual Mendota Pow Wow* - Traditional

Location: Mendota, MN. 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy
Info: 651-452-4141 -Email- -Website-

September 18 - September 20, 2015

43rd Annual Mahkato Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Mankato, MN. Dakota Wokisuye Makoce (Land of Memories Park)
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 an arrow pointing to the right. Get in the right hand turn lane and turn right. Then take the first left. You will go up a small hill, over some railroad tracks and into the campground.
Info: 507-514-5088 or 507-387-357 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly and Danny Seaboy
Host Drum(s): Mazakute Singers
Cost: General Admission $7.00, Seniors 60 and older: $5.00, Children 12 and under get in free.

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