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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May 4, 2019

8th Annual Powwow for Hope: Dancing for Life, Love & Hope - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. Base Camp Facility, 6202 Bloomington Rd
Info: powwow@aicaf.org 612-314-4851 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBD
AD(s): TBD
Host Drum(s): TBD
Cost: N/A
Additional Info: Powwow for Hope: Dancing for Life, Love & Hope honors loved ones who have courageously faced cancer by creating a space for healing. Organize or join a Fundraising Team to honor someone you love, help raise awareness, and make a difference. Sponsors, volunteers, drummers, and dancers are also wanted!

May 10, 2019

Little Earth Mothers Day Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Cedar Field Park, 2495 18th Ave. S.
Info: James 651-329-9389

May 11, 2019

Columbia Heights Indian Education Powwow - Traditional

Location: Columbia Heights, MN. Hylander Center, 1400 49th Ave. NE
Info: Valerie 763-528-4629
MC(s): Shawnee Hunt
AD(s): Asa Ochoa
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Additional Info: Columbia Heights Powwow celebrating graduating American Indian Seniors. Inviding all dancers in regalia. Noon to 4 PM. Feast at 4 PM.

May 18 - May 19, 2019

2nd Annual Chaske Wacipi (Pow Wow) - Traditional

Location: Chaska, MN. Chaska Middle School West, 140 Engler Blvd, Chaska, Mn 55318
Directions: Intersection of Highwsy 42 & Engler Blvd.
Info: Kate Martens/Wally Ripplinger -Email-
MC(s): Terry Good Sky
AD(s): Scotty Brown Eyes
Host Drum(s): Oyate Teca
Cost: No admission fee, plenty of parking, Vendors will offer Native foods & crafts!
Additional Info: Grand entry Sat: 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Grand entry Sun: 1:00 pm. AD/Spiritual Advisor- Scotty Brown Eyes. Head Male Dancer-TBD. Head Female Dancer-TBD. Day pay for all registered dancers in full regalia. Registration table open 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. No dogs, weapons, drugs, or alcohol allowed. Not responsible for loss or theft of items. Sponsored by ECCS American Indian Parent Advisory Committee, ECCS Community Education, Chaska Human Rights Commission. *Head Male Dancer-Zacheriah John Red Bear. *Head Female Dancer-Athena Cloud. *Invited drums will be paid. All drums will be fed.

May 18, 2019

Two Rivers Powwow - Traditional

Location: Elk River, MN. Handke Family Center, 1170 Main St.
MC(s): John Bobolink
AD(s): Miziway Desjarlait
Host Drum(s): Redbone
Additional Info: Doors open 11 AM, grand entry 1 PM, Feast 4 PM. *Honorariums for registered dancers in regalia. *Organizers are still seeking craft & information vendors. This event is a collaboration between: Anoka-Hennepin, ISD728, Princeton/Milaca, and Saint Francis Indian Education Programs. Invite Drums: Hoka Hey, ADYC Singers, Elk River Singers, Chub Lake Singers.

May 18, 2019

Annual South of The River Powwow - Traditional

Location: Burnsville, MN. 600 E. Highway 13
Info: Dominic Good Buffalo 612-490-3484 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly
AD(s): Chaske LeBlanc
Host Drum(s): Ringing Shield Singers, Street Chiefs, Savage Nation
Cost: Free for everyone!
Additional Info: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will join other south metro school districts to host our 3rd South of the River Powwow at Burnsville High School on May 18, 2019, to celebrate the communityís graduating American Indian students. The powwow is open to the public. Attendees will experience a day of dance, food, and fellowship through a Native perspective. The schedule will include first grand entry at 1 p.m., free feast at 5 p.m., second grand entry at 7 p.m., with the powwow concluding at 9 p.m. Interested persons can also follow the Powwow on Twitter at @SOTRpowwow. Itís being organized by the South Metro Indian Education Committee (SMIEC), which includes District 191, Lakeville, Shakopee, Prior Lake-Savage, Farmington, District 196 and Richfield school districts along with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Organizers are still seeking sponsors, craft and informational vendors, volunteers, dancers (all styles and all ages) to participate. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Dominic Good Buffalo at dgoodbuffalo@isd191.org or 612-490-3484. Here is the link to register as a vendor: https://goo.gl/forms/yhjwSUcLrEIQUjr22

May 25, 2019

Prairie Island Memorial Day Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Red Wing, MN. Prairie Island, MN
Info: 800-554-5473 Ext. 4024
MC(s): Jerry Dearly & Calvin Campbell
AD(s): Pat Pacheco
Host Drum(s): Prairie Island
Cost: free
Additional Info: Grand entries at 1 pm & 7 pm

May 27, 2019

23rd Annual Memorial Day Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Onamia, MN. Mille Lacs Indian Museum, 43411 Oodena Dr.,
Info: 320-532-3632 -Email- -Website-
Cost: Free, museum admission not included
Additional Info: Bring the family and join museum staff and community members in this social gathering honoring veterans past and present. Experience firsthand the excitement and joy of a contemporary pow wow.

May 31, 2019

AIMS End of Year Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. 1075 Third St E.
Info: (651) 778-3100
Additional Info: Day and Evening Grand Entries, Evening Feast.

May 31 - June 2, 2019

Sah Gii Bah Gah Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Nett Lake, MN. Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Adrienne 218-757-3261 ext or Theresa 218-757-3261 ext 231 -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): George Strong & Terry Goodsky
AD(s): Lance Kingbird
Host Drum(s): Gagieikwe Traditional Drum, Co-host Night Sky
Additional Info: Friday evening May 31st, Warm ups and drum ceremonies. Saturday June 1st Grand entry 1 pm and 7 PM. Supper break 5 PM. Sunday June 2nd, Breakfast 8 - 10 am, grand entry 1 pm, traveler's meal 5 pm.

May 31, 2019

Bdote Learning Center's Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 East Franklin Avenue
Info: Laura or Tony 612-729-9266 -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Randy Gresczyk
AD(s): Barry Hand
Host Drum(s): Red Bone, Invited drums: Little Earth, Hoka Hey
Additional Info: Join us and celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Bdote Learning Center, the only school in the Twin Cities teaching Dakota and Ojibwe immersion for Kindergarten through 7th grade. This year's pow wow will feature: $300 Teens Traditional Special, $300 Hand Drum Contest, $300 Women's Old Style Jingle Special. Spot dances. Registration begins at 5 PM. Grand Entry at 6 PM.

June 14 - June 16, 2019

Grand Casino Celebration* - Contest

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

June 21 - June 23, 2019

Lake Vermilion Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Tower, MN. Lake Vermilion Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Muriel Deegan 218-750-7772 or Tracey Dagen at 218-780-1478 -Email- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Terry Goodsky
AD(s): Lance Kingbird
Host Drum(s): Lake Vermilion Singers and Burntside Lake Singers
Additional Info: Friday: Warm ups. Saturday: Grand entry 1 PM & 7 PM. Sunday Grand Entry 1 PM. Camping Available.

July 12 - July 14, 2019

Tinta Wita Wacipi - Contest

Location: Red Wing, MN. Prairie Island, MN
Info: 651-267-4020 -Website-
MC(s): Vince Beyl & Pat Bad hand
AD(s): Chico Her Many Horses & Chaske LaBlanc
Host Drum(s): Prairie Island
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Grand entries: Friday 7 pm Saturday 1 pm & 7 pm Sunday 1 pm Specials will be announced on the Facebook website.

August 16 - August 18, 2019

Shakopee Mdewakanton Wacipi* - Contest

Location: Prior Lake, MN. Pow Wow Grounds
Info: 952-445-8900 -Website-

September 13 - September 15, 2019

Mendota's 20th Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Mpls by airport, MN. St Peters Church
Info: Sharon Lennartson 651-452-4141 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBA
AD(s): TBA
Host Drum(s): Oyate Teca, Co-host Drumhop
Cost: Free, there is a $5.00 donation for the button to help with expenses.

September 20 - September 22, 2019

Mahkato 47th Annual Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Mankato, MN. 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. Coming from 169 heading north into Mankato: Entering Mankato from the southwest on 169/60 you need to go past the Highway 68 turnoff and continue on 169/60 down the hill for about half of a mile. You will see a sign for Land of Memories in the median with an arrow pointing left. There is a left hand turn lane at the bottom of the hill. After you make this turn take the first left, go up a small hill, over the railroad tracks and into the campground.
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): Mazakute Singers, Santee, N
Cost: General Admission $7.00 for the entire weekend
Additional Info: Grand Entries: Friday at 7 PM. Saturday at 1 PM and 7 PM. Sunday at 1 PM.

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