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.

July 7 - July 9, 2017

Fond du lac Veterans Powwow - Traditional

Location: Cloquet, MN 55720, MN. MASH KA WISEN Hwy 210 and Mission Rd Sawyer MN
Info: Jarvis Paro or Tom Whitebird 218-878-8179 218-878-2670
MC(s): Pete Ghabow, Les Gibbs, and Dan Houle
AD(s): Jaimie Petite, Ken Fox, and Jay Smith
Host Drum(s): Midnite Express
Cost: Free

July 14 - July 16, 2017

Mii Gwitch Mahnomen Days 55th Annual Pow-wow - Traditional

Location: Deer River, MN. Ball Club
Directions: 30995 Arctic Drive Deer River, MN 56636
Info: Amanda 218-246-8394 218-246-8210 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Peter D. White
AD(s): Bruce White & Roger Gotchie
Host Drum(s): Leech Lake Nation

July 21 - July 23, 2017

2nd Annual Gii-Ishkonigewag Pow wow - Contest

Location: McGregor, MN. 37736 State Highway 65
Info: Tony Buckanaga 218-565-1835 -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Terry Fiddler
AD(s): Sherwan "Stickman" Obey & Dino Smallwood
Host Drum(s): Swamp Nation
Additional Info: Grand Entry: Friday 7 PM, Saturday 1 & 7 PM, Sunday 1 PM. DrumSplit for first 10 non invited drums *minimum of 5 singers). Bring your own chairs.

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, 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.

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.

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