Welcome to this listing of upcoming pow wows for Minnesota.

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September 1 - September 3, 2017

Annual Leech Lake Labor Day Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Cass Lake, MN. Veterans’ Memorial Grounds
Directions: Located next to the Palace Casino on Palace Drive.
Info: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe 218-335-8395 -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Pete Gahbow, Dave Northbird
AD(s): Bruce White, Gabe Derosier
Host Drum(s): Whitefish Bay Singers
Additional Info: Grand entry of dancers is 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday

September 8 - September 10, 2017

Mendota's 18th Annual Traditional Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Mendota, MN. St Peters Church Grounds in Mendota, 1405 Sibley Memorial Hwy,
Info: Sharon Lennartson 651-452-4141 952-687-7058 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Gary Charwood
AD(s): Windy Downwind
Host Drum(s): Oyate Teca
Cost: Free, $5.00 for buttons

September 8 - September 10, 2017

Naytahwaush Harvest Festival Powwow - Traditional

Location: Naytahwaush, MN. Naytahwaush Powwow Grounds
Info: Frank Stech 218-308-4160 -Email-
MC(s): Murphy Thomas
AD(s): Lucas Hisgun
Host Drum(s): Battle River
Cost: Smokey Hill
Contest Info: Men's Traditional Committee special Women's Fancy Shawl committee special
Additional Info: Not responsible for lost or stolen property or short funded travelers. Blessing of Grounds on Thursday 9-7-17.

September 15 - September 17, 2017

Battle Point Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Federal Dam, MN. Battle Point Pow Wow Grounds
Directions: (N) 35.9 mi E. on US-2 E of Bemidji MN Right Co Rd 8 (Bena) NE/County 8 NE 10.0 mi 8. Turn right Co Rd 73 NE 6.2 mi (S) 20 mi. E of Walker Hwy 200 left MN 84 11.8 m. R. Co. Rd. 73 6.2m. To Battle Point DR
Info: Leah Monroe 218-760-3127 -Email-
Additional Info: Vendor Contact: Diane Smith218-507-0842

September 22 - September 24, 2017

45th Annual Mahkato Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Mankato, MN. Land of Memories Park
Directions: Highway 169 south of Mankato, Minnesota
Info: Dave Brave Heart 507-514-5088 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly and Danny Seaboy
AD(s): Londel Seaboy, Sisseton, SD
Host Drum(s): Maza Kute & Red Wood
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. Moccasin Tournament, Princess Contest, 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.

September 29 - October 1, 2017

Miigwech Manomin Traditional Powwow - Traditional

Location: Nett Lake, MN.
Info: Jennie Martin 218 757-3261 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Terry Goodsky/David (Squidg) Morrisson
AD(s): Lance Kingbird
Additional Info: Co-Host Drums: Rose Berens-Gaagiigeikwe, Ruth Porter-Animkiibines. Invited Drum: Norman Jordan-Song Warrior

September 30, 2017

Robbinsdale Area School District Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Plymouth, MN. Armstrong High School, 10635 North 36th Ave.
Info: Randy Grescyk 763-504-8066 -Email-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Randy Gresczyk
Cost: Free and open to the public
Additional Info: First Annual Welcome Back Pow Wow. Grand Entry at 1 PM. Dancers in regalia paid. First 5 drums paid - minimum 5 singers.

November 4, 2017

Gathering for Our Children and Returning Adoptees Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Minneapolis American Indian Center
Directions: Greetings everyone! It's that time of year again when we call out for our relatives who are making their way back to the circle. We also encourage birth mothers/fathers and relatives to be part of this celebration of life and healing. Dancers! Please come dance and welcome our relatives back to our circle. Adoptees/formerly fostered individuals, birth relatives, foster parents, foster youth, adoptive parents and your children - this pow wow is for you............come and celebrate and let us celebrate with you! 1. Adoptees/formerly fostered individuals and birth relatives are invited to gather in the auditorium on the 2nd floor of the Indian Center. There we will meet and visit with other adoptees. We will meet at 10:00 a.m. - 2 hours before the 1:00 grand entry. 2. The ceremony for adoptees/fostered individuals and others who wish to be part of the ceremony, will be sometime in the afternoon session around 3:00. 3. The meeting room will be open again after the ceremony so we can process and talk about the ceremony or whatever else may be on your mind. 4. Sometime after the evening grand entry there will be an honor song for all our Young Relatives who have experienced foster care. 5. There will be an honor song for all our foster and adoptive parents and their families.
Info: Sandy White Hawk 651-442-4872 612-747-5247 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Windy Downwind and Kirk Crow Shoe
Host Drum(s): Oyate Teca
Cost: Free

December 31 - January 1, 2018

White Earth New Years Sobriety Pow Wo - Traditional

Location: Naytahwaush, MN. Naytahwaush Sports Complex, 2531 310th Ave.
Info: Lew Murray 218-261-1599 -Website-
Cost: Free
Additional Info: First 10 drums registered will receive a drum split. All members of the drum must sign. No drum hopping. Five singer minimum. December 31: Grand Entries: 7pm. January 1: Grand Entries 1pm & 7pm.

March 24, 2018

Augsburg College/University 10th Traditional Powwow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Augsburg University Campus, Si Melby Gymnasium 715 23rd Ave S
Directions: http://www.augsburg.edu/about/map/ DIRECTIONS Metro Transit Learn more about travelling to Augsburg using the Metro Transit system by visiting www.metrotransit.org. I-35W From the North Take the Washington Avenue exit. Turn left onto Washington Avenue, merge right onto Cedar Avenue, turn left at Riverside Avenue, and then turn right at 22nd Avenue South. I-94 Eastbound from Minneapolis Take 25th Avenue exit, turn left at 25th Avenue, turn left at Riverside Avenue, turn left at 22nd Avenue South. I-94 Westbound from St. Paul Take Riverside exit, turn right at Riverside Avenue, turn left at 22nd Avenue South. 35W from the South Follow the I-94 St. Paul signs (move to right lane after each of two merges). Take 25th Avenue exit and turn left at Riverside Avenue, turn left at 22nd Avenue South.
Info: Jennifer Simon 612-330-1144 612-296-9188 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBD
AD(s): TBD
Host Drum(s): TBD
Cost: None - Free
Contest Info: Not applicable
Additional Info: Honoring for Augsburg University American Indian Graduates at 3 PM Aztec Mexica Dancers 5 PM Registration for Drum and Dancers 11 AM - no pre-registration Dancer and Drum honorarium. Registered dancers only, must be in regalia. Drum split for first 10 registered drum groups, 5 singer minimum, no drum hopping. Vendors welcome, visit website for more information and application. Space is limited, first-come, first-served. All decisions from Powwow committee are final.

April 28, 2018

Treaty Day - Traditional

Location: Shakopee, MN. Shakopee Memorial Park
Info: Maria -Email-
Additional Info: 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Bring food, music and your Family history. The event focuses on the Eastern Mdewakanton Dakota People and the Treaty with the U.S. government. The Treaty that removed them from the Mississippi River and Minnesota River into the West.

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