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.

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 1, 2017

UMN Spring Pow wow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Mariucci Arena, University of Minnesota, 1901 4th St. SE
Info: 612-624-0243 -Email-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
Host Drum(s): Iron Boy, Invited drum: Red Thunder
Cost: Free Admission
Additional Info: Grand Entries at 1 and 7 PM. The American Indian Student Cultural Center is hosting their annual pow-wow, a gathering of indigenous nations coming together in song and dance. There will be a silent auction, a feast at 5 PM, and plenty of fun.

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 8 - April 9, 2017

19th Annual Cherish the Children Pow wow - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. 275 Lexington Avenue
Directions: I 94 and Lexington Avenue Exit - Central High School, just off the exit.
Info: Deb Foster 651-227-4184 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Reuben Crowfeather and Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Travis DeCory
Host Drum(s): Oyate Teca and the Ain Dah Yung Center Singers
Cost: $5, free for Seniors and with a dontribution
Contest Info: Dance Specials - 17 years and under Hand Drum & Youth Drum Specials 2 Step Specials and much more...

April 15, 2017

LLTC Anwebiwin Niimi'idiwin - Traditional

Location: Cass Lake, MN. Cass Lake-Bena High School
Directions: 15314 State 371 NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633
Info: Flower Kingbird 218-335-4224 -Email- -Pow wow flier-
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 15, 2017

Ziigwan Niimi'idiwin - Traditional

Location: Mahnomen, MN. Shooting Star Casino Event Center
Info: Mary Gagnon 218-261-2160
MC(s): Murphy Thomas
AD(s): Lucas Hisgun
Host Drum(s): Red Bone
Cost: Free
Contest Info: Specials: Jingle/Men's Traditional/Spot Dances Paid as $300, $200, $100
Additional Info: Taco Feast 4:30PM

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.

May 13 - May 14, 2017

9th annual mothers day celebration - Traditional

Location: Mahnomen, MN. Shooting star casino
MC(s): Murphy Thomas
AD(s): Ken Fox
Host Drum(s): Midnight Express
Cost: White fish bay

May 20, 2017

South of the River Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Burnsville, MN. Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, Burnsville High School
Info: Dominic Good Buffalo 612-490-3484 -Email-
Host Drum(s): Ringing Shield
Cost: Open to the public
Additional Info: Doors open 11 AM. Grand entries 1 pm and 7 pm. Free feat at 5 PM. Pow wow ends at 9 pm.

May 29, 2017

22nd Annual Memorial Day Pow Wow* - Traditional

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

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 2 - June 4, 2017

Rice Lake Pow-Wow - Traditional

Location: Bagley, MN. Rice Lake, MN
Info: Henry G. Fox 2184072729 Tony Auginaush 218-308-3306 -Email-
MC(s): Murphy Thomas
AD(s): Allen Hardy
Host Drum(s): Brown Eagle
Cost: Wahtekute Sisseton

June 9 - June 11, 2017

149th Annual White Earth Pow Wow* - Traditional

Location: White Earth, MN. Tribal Grounds
Info: 800-950-2587 -Email- -Website-

June 16 - June 18, 2017

Grand Casino Celebration* - Contest

Location: Hinkley, MN. Pow-Wow Grounds
Info: 800-384-4475 ext. 4574

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 4 - August 6, 2017

39th Annual Sobriety Powwow-Mash-ka-wisen/TBird-Wren - Traditional

Location: Duluth, MN. 1150 Mission Rd., Sawyer MN 55720
Info: Jim Mallery 218-879-6731 or 218-879-6732 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Mike
AD(s): Dan Houle
Host Drum(s): Spirit Mountain Singers
Cost: Free Admission
Additional Info: Raffle Drawings, Wristband Sign-up, Camping available, Children under 12 must be supervised. Friday: Warm-ups, Open AA meeting 8pm, Sweat Lodge (limited seating) Saturday: Sunrise Pipe Ceremony 630am, Flag Rising 9am, Open AA Meeting 10am-9pm, Grand Entry 1pm-7pm. Feast 5pm. Sunday: Sunrise Pipe Ceremony 630am, Flag Rising 9am, Breakfast 9am, Open AA Meeting 10am, Grand Entry 1pm Absolutely NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL

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

September 8 - September 10, 2017

Mendota's 18th Annual Traditional Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Mendota Heights, MN. St Peters Church Grounds in Mendota
Info: Sharon Lennartson 651-452-4141 952-687-7058 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBA
AD(s): TBA
Host Drum(s): TBA
Cost: Free, $5.00 for buttons

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.

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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