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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to avoid problems with changes or inaccuracies in these listings.

January 27 - January 29, 2017

SHOOTING STAR CASINO CONTEST POW WOW - Contest

Location: Mahnomen, MN, MN. Shooting Star Casino Event Center
Info: Ken Fox 218-850-0174 -Website-
MC(s): Terry Fidler & Murphy Thomas
AD(s): Darrell Goodwill
Cost: $10 Wristband Good All Weekend
Additional Info: Vendor Contact: Mary Gagnon 218-261-2160 Pow Wow Block at Shooting Star Casino Hotel (SSCPW2017 $60. Call 800-453-STAR.

February 10, 2017

American Indian Magnet School Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. 1075 3rd St East
Info: 651-293-5191 -Website-
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Pow wow from 6-8 PM.

February 17 - February 19, 2017

Bois Forte Midwinter Powwow - Traditional

Location: Orr, MN. Nett Lake, MN
Info: Louise Isham 218 757-3261 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): George Strong
AD(s): Lance Kingbird
Host Drum(s): Drift Traditional

March 10, 2017

American Indian Magnet School Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. 1075 3rd St East
Info: 651-293-5191 -Website-
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Pow wow from 6-8 PM.

March 18 - March 19, 2017

Ain Dah Yung Center’s 18th Annual “Cherish the Children” Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. Central High School, 275 Lexington Ave.
Info: Holly Henning -Email-

March 25, 2017

Augsburg College Traditional Powwow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Si Melby Gymnasium, 715 23rd Avenue S, Minneapolis
Info: Jennifer Simon 612 330 1144 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBD
AD(s): TBD
Host Drum(s): TBD
Cost: None - Free admission
Contest Info: N/A
Additional Info: 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. Payout at end of 2nd grand entry 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. Highlighted Events: 3:00 p.m. – Honoring for Augsburg American Indian Graduates at Augburg College 5:30 p.m. – Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue Dancers

April 1, 2017

28th Annual Woodlands and High Plains Powwow - Traditional

Location: Moorhead, MN. MSUM, Nemzek Fieldhouse. 649 17th St S
Info: Jody Steile 218-477-4272 -Email-
MC(s): Ricky White
AD(s): Tom Mason
Host Drum(s): Eyabay
Cost: Age 0-5 Free, Youth (6-18) $3, Elder (55+) $3, Adult $5
Contest Info: Contest: Old Style Jingle Dress 1st- $500, 2nd- $300 3rd- $200
Additional Info: Vendor Fee- Commercial $100, Traditional $75, Informational $50 Contact:Heather keelerjohe@mnstate.edu

April 8, 2017

33rd Annual CNIA Powwow - Contest

Location: Morris, MN. Regional Fitness Center at the University of Minnesota, 626 East 2nd Street
Info: Keyah Stone 605-690-7749 -Email-
Cost: Free
Contest Info: Golden Age (55+ men/women) combined; Adult Men (18–54 years) Traditional, Grass, Fancy; Adult Women (18–54 years) Traditional, Jingle, Fancy; Teen (12–17 years) Traditional, Grass, Fancy; Teen Girls’ Traditional, Jingle, Fancy; Junior (6–11 years) Traditional, Grass, Fancy; Junior Girls’ Traditional, Jingle, Fancy; and Tiny Tots (0–5 years).
Additional Info: Grand Entry 1 PM and 7 PM. Feast/dinner break starts at 6 p.m.

April 8, 2017

24th Annual AIC Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: St. Cloud, MN. Halebeck Hall, main gym. 1000 4th Ave. S.
Cost: Free Event
Additional Info: Grand Entries at 1 and 7 PM. Hand drum contest and meat at 5 PM.

April 15, 2017

LLTC Anwebiwin Niimi'idiwin - Traditional

Location: Bemidji, MN. Cass Lake-Bena High School
Directions: 15314 State 371 NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633
Info: Flower Kingbird 218-335-4224 -Email-
Cost: No Admission fee
Contest Info: Traditional Powwow
Additional Info: Grand Entry: 1pm and 6:30pm Vendor Info: Contact Flower Kingbird 218-335-4224 Nearest hotels: Palace Casino & Hotel(Cass Lake) 218-335-7000 Country Inn & Suites (Bemidji) 218-441-4800

April 28, 2017

Remember The Elders Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Shakopee, MN. Shakopee Memorial Park
Info: M. Cermak -Email-
Cost: Free
Contest Info: Taking a stand for 3 hours to say we're still here.
Additional Info: A gathering from 3pm to 6 pm to pay tribute to the historical facts. False groups profited off a lie for too long. Donate to your nearest food shelf. Alleviate hunger, it's a serious need in this country.

May 6, 2017

Pow Wow For Hope - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN.
Info: American Indian Cancer Foundation 612-314-4848 -Email-
Additional Info: Powwow for Hope is a community fundraising event that honors loved ones who have battled cancer or are fighting cancer and provides an opportunity to learn more about cancer prevention and resources.

June 2, 2017

American Indian Magnet School Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. 1075 3rd St East
Info: 651-293-5191 -Website-
Cost: Free

June 2 - June 4, 2017

Saa Gii Ba Gaa Traditional Powwow - Traditional

Location: Orr, MN. Nett Lake, MN
Info: Louise Isham 218 757-3261 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): George Strong
AD(s): Lance Kingbird
Host Drum(s): Drift Traditional

June 23 - June 25, 2017

Lake Vermilion Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Lake Vermilion, MN. Lake Vermilion Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Muriel Deegan 218-750-7772 -Email- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Terry Goodsky & Royalty
Host Drum(s): Lake Vermilion and Burntside
Additional Info: Friday: Warm ups. Saturday: Grand Entry 1 PM & 7 PM. Sunday Grand Entry 1 PM.

August 18 - August 20, 2017

51st Annual Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Traditional Powwow - Traditional

Location: Onamia, MN. Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds
Directions: On the west side of Lake Mille Lacs 12 miles north of Onamia or two miles north of Grand Casino Mille Lacs on Highway 169.
Info: Tony Pike 320-980-5367 or Carla Big Bear at 320-362-0862
Additional Info: Drum Monies: Drums must have a minimum of 5 singers. All singers must personally register with their drum. At least 5 registered singers must be present at the drum during each roll call in order to be paid for that session. Grand Entry Times: * Friday at 7 p.m. * Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m. * Sunday at 1 p.m.

August 18 - August 20, 2017

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi - Contest

Location: Shakopee, MN. 3212 Dakotah Parkway
Info: 952.445.8900 -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Ruben Little Head and Juaquin Hamilton
AD(s): Chaske LaBlanc and Mike One Star
Host Drum(s): Northern Cree - Alberta and The Boyz - Minnesota
Cost: $10 entire weekend - FREE admission for 10 years and under & 60+ years
Contest Info: Junior (6-12 years) Traditional, Grass/Jingle, Fancy Teen (13-17 years) Traditional, Grass/Jingle, Fancy Adult JR. Men (18-34 years) Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Southern Straight, Chicken Dance Adult JR. Women (18-34 years) Traditional, Fancy, Jingle, Southern Buckskin/Cloth (Combined) Adult SR. Men (35-54 years) Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Southern Straight, Chicken Dance Adult SR. Women (35-54 years) Traditional, Fancy, Jingle, Southern Buckskin/Cloth (Combined) Golden Age Men (55+ years) Traditional/Southern Straight (Combined), Fancy/Grass (Combined) Golden Age Women (55+ years) Traditional/Southern Buckskin/Cloth (Combined), Fancy/Jingle (Combined)
Additional Info: Head Singing Judge: Rooster Top Sky Head Women's Judge: Alva Fiddler Head Men's Judge: Canku One Star Sound Man: Dale Roberts - Hokah Sound Color Guard: Sisseton-Wahpeton Kit Fox Society Tabulating: iCreeazn Invited Drums: Midnite Express, Young Bear, Sharp Shooter, Southern Style, Yellow Hammer, Wild Band of Comanches, Young Spirit, Show Time Bullhorn, Mato Pejuta

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 Gaming (218) 335-7500
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

Miigwech Manomin Traditional Powwow - Traditional

Location: Orr, MN. Nett Lake, MN
Info: Louise Isham 218 757-3261 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): George Strong
AD(s): Lance Kingbird
Host Drum(s): Drift Traditional

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.

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