2009 Powwoow Calendar


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Meet Manataka's Powwow Coordinator

O'siyo, and Halito! Sa-hochifo-kvt Angela!

It is a great honor to be your Manataka Powwow Coordinator!  I enjoy traveling to all the different powwows and gatherings.  It's easy to get caught up in the competitions and prize money. But that's not what it's all about. We do this for our culture. Our dances are sacred and have been passed on by our ancestors. Respect your elders and remember their teachings. Maybe some day our paths will meet.  I invite you to check out my website: www.freewebs.com/thefeatherwalker

See you on the powwow trail! Aho!

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The Powwow Trail: Understanding and Enjoying the Native American Powwow by Julia White

To many Native Americans, powwows are an important cultural event, a celebration of identity and heritage that gives life to traditions of the past. They are also an opportunity to allow the non-native spectator to participate in an authentic, indigenous gathering that traces its roots back over a thousand years. In this descriptive guide you'll learn about the history and regalia of a number of different dances along with advice on powwow protocol. Includes 30 pages of beautiful illustrations of the dances by Native American artist Diana Stanley. 112 pp, Illus. Paperback. $9.95 + S/H 



April 17 - 19, 2009
United Cherokee Ani-Yun-Wiya Nation 11th Annual Powwow
3550 Creek Path Road, Guntersville, AL  35976

Non-Competition Dancing; Posting of the Colors: UCAN Veteran's Society & Honor Guard; Drums; RedRoad Singers, Thunderheart; Drums Welcome. MC-Lee Trevino,   AD - Butch Richardson, Steve Edge; Head Men-Skipper Smith, Head Ladies-Katie Smith; Jr. Head Man-TBA, Jr. Head Lady-TBA;  Flute Players-Jimmy Yellowhorse Webster & Mike Serna; Hand Drum: Cindy Zavala; Powwow Princess Contest; Tiny Tot, Junior, Senior- $5.00 Entry Fee.   Friday, April 17th: Children's Day-Admission Free - Exhibition Dancing, Singing, various demonstrations of crafts. Story Tellers, Flute Playing, Archery, Flint-knapping.  Security & EMT Service provided.  Concessions Available, Shower Facilities, Handicap Facilities. Primitive Camping Available.  All Dancers & Drums Welcome.  Public Welcome.

Gina Williamson  256-582-2333
3550 Creek Path Road, Guntersville, AL  35976


April 24 - 26  2009
Cherokee River Homecoming Fun Festival
Bankhead National Forest Hwy 33, Moulton, AL

Indian Crafts, Intertribal dancing, demonstrators, Gold & Gem panning, Danza Azteca, Karaoke by MC Entertainment, Mountain Men Village, Trade Blanket, Free Primitive camping, free parking, $3.00 Admission. Children's Day is Friday April 24th free admission for all groups of children. Head Lady: Amy Bird, Head Man: Mark Flood, Head Veteran: Charlie Hannah, Arena Director: Jay West, MC: Charles LaHay, Drums: Wiregrass & TBA Prizes for Dancers

Cecil Brill   205 221-3873 or 205 471-2395
1075 County Road 67, Moulton, AL 35650


May 1 - 3, 2009
Machis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama Annual Powwow
New Brockton, AL

Headman: Richard Grey Bull; Head Lady: Raven; MC: John Fergerson; Host Drums: Shadow Hawk; MaChis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama
Arena Director: Todd ((Killer Fish) Notea Sasu) Talbot

Nancy Carnley   334-898-0033
1065 East McKinnon  Street, New Brockton, AL  36351


May 16 - 17, 2009

Flint River Competition Powwow

Cavern Cove– Woodville, AL

Cherokee Tribe NE AL. Near Cathedral Caverns. Competition Dancing: Men\'s Northern/ Southern Traditional. Women\'s Northern/ Southern Traditional also having Jackpot Contest-Luck of Draw. Grand Entry: Saturday: 12PM & 7PM Sunday: 12PM Sponsored by the Cherokee Tribe NE AL Betty Baker 205-960-4914



May 22 - 24 2009
United Cherokee Indian Nation
Oak Mountain State Park, North Pelhem, AL
Arena Director: Cecil Brill; Headman: Gene Thomas; MC: Ten Bears ; Headlady: Valorie Cooper; Head Veteran: Chief Jerry Eagle Two Feathers Armstrong. Drum team #1: Wire Bird; #2 drum: Chickumga.  All drummers dancers flute players dancers royalty fireman law enforcement officers welcome.  Kids day Friday May 22 Scouts and schools are welcome.

Chief Jerry Eagle Two Feathers Armstrong   205-305-9769
215 hidden lane, Calera, AL  35040


May 29 - 31 2009
Spirit of the Wolf Powwow
Enitachopco Ceremonial Grounds, Roanoke, AL

Host Hotel: Key West Inn, 2983 Hwy 431, Roanoke, Alabama 36274
334-863-2100  1-888-893-6896  10% Discount for our visitors!!
You must tell them that you are a guest of this Powwow in order to get the discount and possibly even to get a reservation.  Bookings end May 13,2009. Make reservations prior to May 13th. 

Jana   256-396-0412
Wolf Gardens Wildlife Center
Roanoke, Alabama  36274


June 5 - 7, 2009
Native Solutions 11th Annual Intertribal PowWow
Oxford Lake Park, Alexandria, AL

Host Drum-Grandfather Strongheart; HM-Gerry "Smitty" Smith;
HL-Gwen Babbs; MC-Bryan Halfday; AD-Gary Smith; All drums and dancers welcome.  Powwow ambassador contest
Luck of the draw for dancers primitive camping available.

Ruth Davis   256-820-6315
P. O. Box 306, Alexandria, AL  36250


July 25 - 26, 2009
Ditto Landing Powwow
Ditto Landing,  Huntsville, Alabama

Betty Abbou 256 880 8987
293 Ditto Landing Road, Huntsville, AL  35002


September 1 - 3, 2009
Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe Powwow
Coffee County Farm Center, New Brockton, AL

James Wright 334 449 0607
U.S. Hwy. 84 East, New Brockton, AL  36351


October 2 - 4, 2009
First Nations Outreach Project 4th Annual Harvest Moon Powwow
Ashland, Alabama

Public Welcome! Admission – $5.00 per person—Children 6 and under free – Free Parking
Drummers and Dancers, Free Admission –Luck of the draw for Dancers Every day. Friday, October 2nd Saturday, October 3rd 3:00 PM. Gates open. Music, Entertainment, Storytelling, Demonstration, Concessions. Exhibition Dances. 5:00 PM Gourd Dance: 7:00 PM Grand Entry; Sunday, October 4th 9:00 AM Chapel Services; 10:00 AM. Gates Open
Music, Entertainment, Storytelling, Demonstration, Concessions. Exhibition Dances. 12:00 PM Gourd Dance; 2:00 PM Grand Entry; Raffles, Door Prizes, Auctions and more.  Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets.  Come join the fun.  All visitors and participants welcome.
Directions: From Ashland, Alabama, take Hwy. 9 South to Clay County Road 5. Turn left on County Road 5. Go ½ mile and turn left at Enitachopco Ceremonial Grounds.  Native Arts/Crafts and Food Concessions Volunteers Needed. Need food and giveaway donations. 

Jana Bland   256-392-3383
Enitachopco Ceremonial Grounds County Road 5
Ashland, Alabama 36251

October 9 - 11, 2009
2nd Annual Falling Leaves Intertribal Gathering and Powwow
The Eagle's Nest of Alabama, Sampson, AL

Scheduled activities daily from 9AM to 6PM. Evening activities: trade blanket, movies, talking circle, informal night dancing and drumming.  They will open their property to Native American traders, dancers, and drums on Wednesday, October 7th at 12:00 noon until Wednesday October 14th at 12:00 noon. Grand entry daily at 1:00 p.m. The Eagle's Nest of Alabama is home to the Native American Congressional Medal of Honor Monument, honoring the 32 Warriors who received the Ultimate Eagle Feather.

Bill or Teresa   (334) 360-1106
552 Crocket Rd, Samson, AL  36477


October 17 - 18, 2009
Echota Cherokee Powwow 2009
Oakville Indian Mounds Park

Gates open @ 9am. Grand Entry @10am. Admission $5.00. ALL dancers are welcome. Head Man Larry Richardson, Head Lady Shelia Richardson, Arena Director Tommy Smith, MC Faron Weeks, Host Drum White Horse Singers. Special guest appearance by Ms. Indian Alabama. Activities at the powwow include traditional dancing, flute playing, story tellers, craft demonstrations, pottery making, the opportunity to participate in old time corn grinding and a living Cherokee history encampment.  Other free onsite attractions include Ancient Indian Mounds and Oakville Museum & Education Center. Host hotel is the Days Inn of Moulton (256-974-1214). Check listings in Decatur, Alabama for availability of other area hotels within 15 minutes of the powwow. Primitive camping, RV hook ups, restrooms, showers and several pavilions are also available on site at the event location. Plenty of close parking & great food vendors.

Wayne Rasco  205-338-2080
1219 County Road 187, Danville, Alabama, 35619


November 13 - 15, 2009
Honoring Our Armed Forces Powwow
Open activity area, Daleville , AL

Free and open to the public. Donations are accepted Supported by Fort Rucker Equal Opportunity office and the City of Daleville AL. Camping: Primitive camping Area motels available Host motel Green House Inn 334 598-1475

Richard GreyBull at  334 347 5546
150 S. Daleville Ave, Daleville, AL  36322

November 21, 2009
American Indian History Month Festival
Dothan Civic Center 126 North Saint Andrews St. Dothan, AL

This is an inside event. Doors open at 4:30pm. Please arrive early for gourd dancing. Admission is $10.00 (spectators). ALL dancers enter FREE. Children 5 & under enter FREE. Head Man: Richard Greybull (Dakota), Head Lady: Ellen Rasco (Echota Cherokee), Head Gourd Dancer: Wilson Spottedbird (Kiowa Nation, Black Leggings Society), MC: Harold "Doc" Comby (Mississippi Band of Choctaw), Arena Director: Jeff Whaley (Cherokee Tribe of N.E. Alabama), Northern Drum: Medicine Tail (Poarch Creek), Southern Drum: Whitehorse Singers (Echota Cherokee), Guest Drum: Midnite Riders (Alabama Coushatta). Security will be handled by the Dothan Police Department. Activities include gourd dancing, Grand Entry, exhibition dancing, stomp dancing and historical exhibits (no vending). Two competitive dance divisions (men's fancy & women's fancy shawl $200 first place and $100 second place each division). Surprise contest for category with the most dancers present & luck of the draw for everyone.  Special guest appearances by Muscogee Creek Nation Oklahoma Stomp Dancers (Saundra, Speedy & Little Hawk), Ms. Indian Alabama and Marcia Johnston of Buffalo Woman Flute Music. Host hotel is the LaQuinta Inn & Suites of Dothan. Festival Rate is $49.95 per night. Includes two queen beds or one king and a deluxe continental breakfast. Reservations are available at 334-793-9090. Please make sure to ask for the Festival Rate. We are only able to offer this rate due to the number of rooms already booked for the event. Thank you & we look forward to seeing you there!

Sonya Smith  334-794-7007
126 North Saint Andrews Street, Dothan, AL  36301



July 10 - 12, 2009
The Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow
The Field,  Fairbanks, Alaska

In the field behind the Carlson Center.
Friday from 5 – 11pm, Saturday from 11am – 11pm, and Sunday from 11am – 5pm.
Midnight Sun Powwow  907 456 2245
P. O. Box 80034, Fairbanks,  AK  99708


March 28, 2009
Westwood High School 6th Annual Social Powwow
Westwood High School, Mesa, AZ

Westwood High School Native American Club
Arena Director is Bartley Harris; Gourd Dance 11:00 am & 5 pm;

Other Drums: Strong Heart; SilverCloud Singers, Black Horse Butte Singers.  Specials:  Tiny tot, Mens old style grass dance, Regular grass dance, Admission is free...Open to the public.....Bring own chairs. Food Vendors (limit 4) Arts & crafts vendors. 

Virginia or Doug   480-472-4511
945 w. 8th Street, Mesa, AZ  85201


April 3 - 4, 2009
4th Annual Lifeway Sobriety Powwow
Tuba City AZ

Arts and craft: $10 per table, bring own set up, Food Vendors: Limit (5) $20 per set up. Must have food handlers permit. own set up. No open flame cooking allow in building.

Di Bedonie   (928)283-1092
Mainstreet E./Fir. Street, Tuba City, AZ  86045


April 10 - 11 2009
Unity Powwow
Navajo Village Heritage Center, Page, AZ

Headman: Norman Largo - Brimhall, NM; Headlady: Joanne Soldier - Swan Lake First Nation, Manitoba; MC: Tom Phillips (Kiowa/Muskogee Creek) - Manteca, CA; Arena Director: Rick Yazzie (Navajo) - Flagstaff, AZ. Vendor Information: First Come First Serve. Arts and Craft Vendors. All Applications & Vendors Fees must be received by Feb. 27, 2009. Food Vendors by invitation only. 

Unity Powwow Committee  928-640-3137
1253 Coppermine Rd., Page, AZ  86040

April 10 - 11, 2009
2009 Wildcat Contest Powwow
Tucson, AZ

Sponsor: University of Arizona Wildcat Powwow Society

Recynthia Robinson  520-248-6192
620 North Vine, Ave., Tucson, AZ  85719


April 10 - 11, 2009

Dine College Annual Contest Powwow
Tsaile, AZ

Drum Contest - $1,000.00 winner takes all. (not listed on poster).

505-368-3560 or 928-724-6783

Elfreda Yazzie elfyazzie@dinecollege.edu


May 1 - 3, 2009
NAIB Chasing the Sun and 10K Powwow

University of Arizona, Glendale, AZ
Headman: Randall Paskemin, UT; Headlady: Violet Duncan, CAN; MC: Ruben Little Head, KS: Host Drums: N: Black Lodge, WA / S: Cozad Singers, OK; Arena Director: Robin Fohrenkam, AZ / Larry Yazzie, MN

Jason Coochwytewa  602-254-1952
P.O. Box 25606, Phoenix, AZ  85002


May 16, 2009
School - Out Celebration Powwow
Dennehotso Boarding School,  Dennehotso AZ

Powwow will take place in the basketball court.

James Jones  928 658 3201
E. HWY. 160, Dennehotso, AZ  86535


July 31 - August 2, 2009
60th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture
Museum of Northern  Arizona ,  Flagstaff, AZ

Museum at 928 774 5211
3101 N. Ft. Valley Rd., Flagstaff,  AZ   86001

August 1 - 2, 2009
Cree Eagleman "Honoring Her Veterans" 
Dance grounds,  Window Rock, Arizona
Golden Ages (Womens/Mens), Womens (northern,Southern,Fancy Shawl,Jingle) Mens (Northern, Southern Straight,Grass,Fancy) Teen & Junior Girls (Northern/Southern Traditional,Fancy shawl,Jingles) Teen & Junior Boys (Northern/Southern Traditional, Grass,Fancy) and Tiny tots girls & Boys.

Marty  928-221-8065
Highway 264 & Route 12,, Window Rock, AZ  86515

November 27 - 29, 2009
Native American Month Powwow
Rillito Raceway Park, Tucson, AZ

This event is open to the public! Admission - Free. Experience the life and history of several Indian nations at this event educating the public on American Indian culture and discover a culture richness that rivals anything from this continent. Be sure to bring your cameras and chairs.

Fred or Carole  520 622 4900
P.O. Box 27626, Tucson, AZ  85726


June 19- 21, 2009
11th Annual Turpentine Creek Powwow
Eureka Springs, AR

10,000 Prize Money to be awarded.  Dancers Needed!  All takes place at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge camp grounds. 7 Miles south of Eureka Springs, AR. Hwy 23. Host Hotel: Motel 1876 and the phone # is 479-253-7183

Clif Jackson   479-253-3790
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Center
Eureka Springs, AR          


July 3 - 5, 2009  CANCELLED

Eureka Springs Powwow

Eureka Springs, AR

Artists, Vendors, Dancers, Story Tellers, Drummers are all welcomed. Fund-raiser for the Sunrise Wolf Sanctuary and self sustainable community living. 

James Two Eagles





September 5, 2009
Arkansas Cherokee Powwow
Conway, Fairgrounds

ACN Office   479-438-2725
P.O. Box 1071, Conway, AR  72033


September 25 - 27, 2009
Annual Art Holm Memorial Powwow
Loberg Park, Hardy, AR

Faith Holm   870-266-3517


October 17 - 18, 2009
Pinnacle Mountain Rendevouz and Powwow
West Summit Picnic Area, Little Rock, AR

Step back in time with mountain men, Native Americans and early Arkansas re-enactors for a Fall Rendezvous. Lots of food, hands-on activities, music, and fun! Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: Admission free; $10 parking

Pinnacle Mountain State Park 501 868 5806
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock, AR  72223



March 7 - 8, 2009
CSU Long Beach 39th Annual Powwow
California State University, Long Beach, CA

Head Staff: Master of Ceremony: John Dawson (San Carlos Apache); Arena Director: Leroy “JR” LaPlante (Lakota); Head Man Dancer: Ben Wolf (Kiowa); Head Lady Dancer: Donna GoingSnake-Falls Down (UKB Cherokee); Head Southern Singer: Gene Ray Aboah (Kiowa); Host Northern Drum: White Cloud (Southern California); Host Gourd: Golden State Gourd Society; Spoonkeeper: Michael Cruz (Chumash).  Dancers, registration closes at 2:00 p.m., Saturday the 7th. Artisans and vendors, you may download an application at www.csulb.edu/aiss under Annual Pow Wow.  Please be in compliance with the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644). Powwow takes place on upper south campus, central quad. This event is free.  Parking is readily available at no charge, and the campus is handicapped accessible.  All dancers and drums are invited and the public is welcomed.  We strongly recommend spectators to bring folding chairs.  Absolutely no alcohol or drugs allowed. With respect to our elders, no domestic pets allowed.  California State law forbids overnight camping.  Not responsible for theft, loss, accident, injury or personal expenses. Campus map and directions: www.csulb.edu/maps  Host Hotel: Guest House International Hotel, 5325 East Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90804.  Please call Molly Linabah at 1-800-809-0388 and ask for the CSULB Powwow rate.

American Indian Student Council
1240 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA  90804
(562) 985-8528, FAX: (562) 985-5683


April 11, 2009
37th Annual UC Davis Contest Powwow
University of California at Davis, CA

Powwow Committee  530-752-6656

2401 Hart Hall, One Shields Ave
Davis, CA  95616


April 11 , 2009
Inter-Tribal Spring Powwow
Cal. State University, Fullerton, CA

The event will host dozens of ceremonial dances, and individuals will participate in competition dances with Native Americans from several surrounding states. In the afternoon, audience members may be invited to join the circle. Vendors will be on hand to sell traditional Native American food and souvenirs.  The powwow is free and open to the public; chairs and blankets are suggested for sitting. The event is sponsored by the Inter-Tribal Student Council, Association for Inter-Cultural Awareness and Associated Students
Anna   (714) 278-3603
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA   92834
(714) 278-3603

May 2 - 3, 2009
UCLA Powwow
UCLA North Athletic Field, Los Angeles, CA

Free Admission; All Dancers Are Welcome

UCLA 2009 Powwow Committee  310-206-7513
3201 Campbell Hall, Box 951548
Los Angeles, CA  90095

May 2  - 3, 2009     CANCELLED
17th Annual Mother Earth Gathering Inter-tribal Powwow
Hesperia Lake Park, 7500 Arrowhead Lake Rd. Hesperia, CA 92345
Gourd Dance starts at 11:00 a.m. on both days. Event ends at dusk both days.  Gates open at 10:00 a.m. both days. Admission is $3.00 per person - children ten (10) and under are free. Free parking. New vendors still welcome. Nurtured by the past, today's Pow Wow is part of family tradition, part culture revival and part dance.  Many Native Americans call them dances, gatherings or celebrations.  Representation from twenty various Native American Nations is expected. A tipi village will be set up in conjunction with the Powwow.  Visitors may observe firsthand authentic housing of many of the Native American nations in North America. 
Sponsored by Hesperia Recreation and Park District.

Steve Hamm  760) 244-5488
16292 Lime St., Hesperia, CA  92345

May 8 - 10, 2009
14th Annual Northern Southern Winds Powwow
Los Angeles State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA

All powwow drums, nations, & dancers welcome. Fri. May 8th 6-9 PM, Sat. 9th 10 AM - 10 PM and Sun.May 10th 10am - 6 PM. Indigenous cultures throughout North and South America will be represented.

Meno Martinez  323 377 3523
1245 N Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012


May 23 - 24, 2009
Oroville Powwow
Oroville School Soccer Field,  Oroville, CA
Community powwow with contest dancing, Royalty contests, arts & crafts, food vendors. Limited camping is available. Contact for Royalty or vendor applications.

Lucky Preston  530 532 1611
Plumas Avenue School, 440 Plumas Ave. Oroville, CA  95965


May 30 - 31, 2009
8th Annual UCI Powwow
Mesa Court Lawn,   Irvine, CA

Admission is free & open to everyone. MC: Earl Neconie, AD: Victor Chavez, Host Northern Drum: Horse Thief, Host Southern Drum: Sooner Nation, Head Gourd Dancer: Saginaw Grant, Head Man: Jon Olney, Head Lady: Elizabeth Whipple, Head Young Man: Pearson Nunez, Head Young Lady: Cheyennena Bedonie, Invited Drum: Red Hand (Northern), Rainy Mountain (Southern Drum), Blu Thunder (Northern). Drum Contest: $500 - Sponsored by AIRP.

Cheyenne Reynoso   949 824 2223
3548 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA  92617


July 24 - 26, 2009
14th Annual Vallejo Contest Powwow
Service Club Park,  Vallejo, CA

Vallejo Powwow  916 421 0657
c/o P.O. Box 246052, Sacramento, CA  95924


July 31, 2009
41st Annual SCIC Powwow
Garden Grove High School,  Los Angeles, CA

Dance and Drum Contest!  Free Parking!

Starr Robideau and Adam Loya 714 962 6673
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA  90027

August 1 - 2, 2009
39th Sierra Mono Museum Indian Fair Days & Powwow
North Fork Recreation Center Road 225, North Fork, CA  93643

Admission $1 presale, $6 at the gate each day, contest powwow, hand games, horse shoes, volleyball, native arts & crafts booths, Indian taco and other food booths, RV & tent camping, swimming, fishing.  head staff  MC: Frankie Williams, AD Jr: Manual, Color Guard: American Indian Veterans Association, HM: Pealingy Alvarado, HW: Johanna Morris, THB:, Johnny Coronado, HTG: Alexis Reid, HJB: Nee-Buh-Bih Smith, HJG Allyson Bass, Host Southern Drum: Humming Bird Singers, Host Northern Drum Black Bear Crossing

Barbara  559 877 2115
33103 road 228
North Fork, CA  93643


August 15 - 16, 2009

2nd Annual “Honoring Traditions” Powwow

Jim Banks Sports Park, Pala Reservation, CA

Sponsored by teh Pala Band of Mission Indians

Paulette Buff



September 4 - 7, 2009
Stockton Community Powwow
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

David Willson 209 933 7425  Ext. 8069
3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA  95204


September 4 - 6, 2009
Barona Powwow
Barona Baseball Field,   Lakeside, CA

Contest dancing in all categories. Free admission and camping. All drums and dancers are welcome.

Laurie Whitecloud  619 443 6612
1095 Barona Road, Lakeside, CA  02040



September 11 - 13, 2009
Sycuan Powwow
Sycuan Indian Reservation,  El Cajon, CA

Bird Singing, Bird Dancing, Indian Arts and Crafts, drum contest, and delicious Indian food.

Chamese La Chappa  619 445 7776
5459 Sycuan Road, El Cajon, CA  92019

September 19 - 20, 2009

15th Gathering of Nations Traditional Powwow

Leroy Jackson Park, Ridgecrest, CA

Sponsored by the Four Winds Inter-Tribal Council. Head Man Dancer – Philip Snow; Head Woman Dancer – Corrina Snow; Master of Ceremonies – Mike Avilas; Gourd Dancer – Alex Villalva; Arena Director – Victor Chavez; Spiritual Advisor – E. Z. Zazueta; Northern Drum – West Coast Singers; Southern Drum – Hummingbird Singers.  Public Invited - Free Admission – Free parking. Fry Bread, Native American Crafts. All Drums & Dancers Welcome. Sale of Sweet Grass, Sage, Tobacco, and Cedar Prohibited

Little Deer Durvin @ 760-446-3414

FWIC, 713 W. Reeves Ave., Ridgecrest, CA. 93555



September 19 - 20, 2009
15th Gathering of Nations Traditional Powwow
Leroy Jackson Park, Ridgecrest, CA

Host: Four Winds Inter-tribal Council. Free admission/free parking - Public is invited/all drums and dancers welcome. Vendor booths for food (frybread/Indian tacos) and Native American arts & crafts,  Head Man Dancer - Philip Snow, Head Woman Dancer - Corrina Snow, MC - Mike Avilas, Gourd Dancer - Alex Villalva, Spiritual Advisor - E. Z. Zazueta, Northern Drum - West Coast Singers, Southern Drum - Hummingbird Singers, Saturday from 10 AM to 8 PM, Sunday from 10 AM to3 PM, Arena Blessing on Saturday at 9 AM, Grand Entry at noon both days.  No sales of sweet grass, sage, tobacco, or cedar. 

Little Deer Durvin  760-446-3414
713 W. Reeves Ave., Ridgecrest, CA  93555


September 25 - 27, 2009
Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow
Powwow grounds,  Cabazon, CA

Fri-Gates open at 4pm, Grand Entry at 8pm. Sat & Sun-Gates open at 10am, Grand Entry at 1pm & 7pm Sat night.

Pamela 951 755 5340
49500 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, CA  92230
951-755-5340 ext.23800

October 3 - 4, 2009
18th Chukchansi Powwow
Coarsegold Historic Village, 35300 Highway 41, Coarsegold, CA  93614

Contest powwow, gates open at 10am both days, rv & tent camping, native arts & crafts booths, Indian taco & other food booths, bring your own chairs and shade, hand games.  head staff, MC - Val Shadowhawk, AD - Monty Williams, HM -  Gabe Hardin, HW - Alorha Baga, HTB - Justin Long,  HTG - Samantha Rivera, HJB - Ivan Barrios, HJG - Gabriella Lira, HTLB - Donny Matoud, HTTG - Tehya Perez.  Host Southern Drum: Humming Bird Singers, Host Northern Drum: Secret Cooley.

Juanita   559 683 6633
46575 Road 417, Coarsegold, CA  93614


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day
Powwow & Indian Market 18th Annual Celebration

Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley CA
Martin Luther King, Jr Way, between Alston Way & Center Street; (2180 Milvia St) 1-1/2 blocks west of the Berkeley BART Station. Free Admission.  Exhibition Dancing 10:00 am; Gourd Dancing 11:00 am; Grand Entry 12:00 noon; Closing Ceremony 6:00 pm; Contest Dancing: All Categories; Intertribal Dancing; Featuring Native California dancers. Native American Foods and Arts & Crafts. All day at the Indian Market. All Traditional Drums are Invited. Raffles all day till 6 pm. 2009 Head Staff: MC: Earl Neconie (Kiowa)Arena Director: Mr. Randy Pico (Luiseno) Head Woman; Dancer: Charlene Harrison (Wintu/Wailaki/ Pomo/ Navajo); Head Man Dancer: Akicita Grant (Lakota/Omaha); Northern Drum: All Nations; Southern Drum: Rocking HorseCoordinator: Gino Barichello; Vendors Coordinator: Hallie Frazer.  Sponsored by the City of Berkeley * Wheelchair Accessible
Indigenous Peoples Day Committee:
Box 97, 1700 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709



October 17, 2009  11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (approx.)

Apuuchen ‘A’aan / Gathering of Seed
Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area Space #4,
15501 E. Arrow Hwy., Irwindale, CA
East of 605 Fwy. between the 10 & 210 Fwy.  ‘Apuuchen  ‘A’aan is a Gabrielino / Tongva phrase meaning “the gathering of seed”   To recognize and honor the Gabrielino / Tongva as the host people of this area at a corporate gathering of the Church. To celebrate an ongoing and enlarging partnership of Native American and non-Native American Christians.

Ruth Anne Tarletz   626.831.7970
48 N Craig Ave #7, Pasadena, CA  91107-3501


November 7, 2009
Youth Powwow & Children's Health Fair
Lathrop Community Center, 1557 Fifth St., Lathrop, CA 95330

Saturday 1pm-7pm.  Youth Contest.  Head Staff: Drum: All Nations; MC: Erik Kimple;
AD: Henry Johnson; Head Boy: John Vigil; Head Girl: Bea Vigil; All Drums and Dancers welcome!  Free Admission- Open to the Public.

Ramona   (209) 858-2421
13505 Union Rd., Manteca, CA  95336
tonithegrl@yahoo.com    www.3riverslodge.com


November 29 - 30, 2009
Cabazon Indio Powwow
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, CA

Visitors to the Indio Powwow have the oppertunity to taste Native American foods such as Indian fry bread and shop among vendors for jewelry, weavings, dream catchers and other types of Native American art.

Cabazon office 760 238 5770
Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, CA  84245


March 20 -  22, 2009
35th Annual Denver March Powwow
Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO
Drum groups, Dancers, Food, Crafts, Contests and lots more. Hope to see ya there!

Denver March Powwow Inc   303-934-8045  303.934.8046 Fax
P.O. Box 19178, Denver, CO  80219


April 26, 2009
American Indian Festival and Concert
Smoky Hill United Methodist Church

Susanne   303-477-8442
19491 E Smoky Hill Rd, Centennial, CO  80015


May 2, 2009
Time of no Shadows Gathering
Trinity Methodist Church

Amanda   719-548-1000
701 N. 20th, Colorado Springs, CO  80904


May 16, 2009

Spring Bear Powwow
Regis University Field House, Denver, CO
Raven Dancers  303-648-3414
3333 Regis Blvd. 50th Ave., Denver, CO


May 16 - 17 2009
Tesoro Foundation Indian Market & Powwow
The Fort, Morrison, CO

Award winning Native American artists will sell their art work and demonstrate their crafts in show juried by the council for Indigenous Arts and Craft!

Tesoro Cultural Center  303-839-1671
9192 Hwy 8, Morrison,  CO


August 6 - 10, 2009
Medicine Waters Rendezvous
YMCA of the Rockies, Granby, CO

Free, fun event for all ages. Traders call for availability. Mountain man and demonstrations daily. Set up a Tipi , fire starting with flint and steel, black powder shooting, hawk throwing, knife throwing, also other crafts from the period will be demonstrated. Buckskins and period clothing will be worn by the traders and demonstrators. Buckskins and a large supply of other crafts will be available for sale. There will be living history presentations nightly and storytelling around the campfire.

Rich Dowell  970 887 0555
Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO  80446


September 18 - 20, 2009
Council Tree Powwow
Fort Uncompahgre,  Delta, Colorado

Come join the Ute Indian People and enjoy the beauty and passion of an American Indian Powwow & cultural festival, along the Gunnison River in a traditional outdoor arbor. The colorful regalia, songs & drums during the competitive dancing will be a memory forever.

Wilma Erven 970 874 1718
530 Gunnison River Dr., Delta, CO  81416


July 8 - 9,2009
Pequot Powwow
Pequot Museum, Mashantucket, CT

Listen to the beat of the drum and watch dancers in their colorful regalia. Emcee Bruce “Star” Curliss (Nipmuc) guides visitors through the powwow experience explaining the different dances, powwow etiquette, and the significance of this cultural gathering to Native people. Native artists demonstrate and sell works of art. Native cuisine includes fry bread and Indian tacos. Grand Entry at 11 am and 1 pm daily. Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members.

Jean Little  800 411 9671
110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT  06338

September 19 - 20, 2009
Cowasuck Band Gathering and Powwow
Sky Lark Airport, Broad Brook, CT

Tribal Office 601 776 1090
54 Wells Road, Broad Brook, CT  06016


District of Columbia

June 27, 2009
16th Annual WINS Powwow
AU's Main Campus, District of Columbia

Liz Litchfield 202 885 5934
4400 Massachusetts Ave  NW, Washington DC  20016


February 27 - March 1, 2009
2009 Thundering Spirit Family Powwow
Renninger's Twin Markets

20651 New Highway 441 Mount Dora, FL
Native American Performers: Grammy Award & 11 Time Nammy winning artist: Joanne Shenandoah; 2002 Nammy 'Flutist of the Year' : Tommy Wildcat; Dineh Singer: Allen Mose Jr.; Hoop & Fancy Shawl Dancer, Artist, Singer/ Songwriter: Jackie Bird; Singer/Songwriter: Crystal Woman; Story Tellers: Sarah 'Sunshine Badger Woman' and Grandma Coyote; Guest Elder: Kashka - Tlingit Legend Keeper Storyteller; Flutist: Utah Farris; Special Animal Appearances:'Paint the Pony' and 'Thunder' the American Bald Eagle.  Honoring 'All Warriors'. Friday February 27th is Children's Day with demonstrations, games, etc. Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, and Food. Bring Chairs and/or Blankets. Children Under 12 Free. Active, Retired or Service Persons Admitted Free. MC: Ric Bird; Head Veteran: Blue Deer; Head Man Dancer:  Bobby DuBose; Head Woman Dancer:  Sandra DuBose; Host Drum: Family Drum Singers. Co-Host Drum: Bird Chopper Bird Family Drum; Firekeeper: Ken Cloudwalker; Color Guard: American Legion ~ Austin-Giles Post #21

Tony Ledford   352 636-4271 -800 619-0045 ext. 61
PO BOX 1141, Eustis, FL  32727


February 27 to March 1, 2009
Vero's Thunder on the Beach Powwow
Indian River County Fairgrounds 

7955 58th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32977
Treasure Coast Wildlife Center Exhibit. Eagle Dancing, Hoop Dancing, flute playing, dancing , drumming. Host hotel: Travellodge 8800 20th St, Vero Beach FL 32966 772-562-9991. Call or email for a lodging discount coupon and flyer.

Dona Chesser   772-567-1579
1670 11th Pl, Vero Beach, FL  32960


March 20 -  22, 2009
2nd Annual Fish Eating Creek Powwow
Fish Eating Creek Resort, Palmdale, FL

Sponsor:  The United Cherokee Nation (UCN) Florida Clan. Native Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, Food, Venders, Raffles and Door Prizes; Public Welcome. Bring the family. Bring your dancing shoes, fishing pole, swim suit, tent or motor home. Amenities:
Hot an Cold Showers, Laundry Facilities. Canoe and Kayak rentals fishing lake and creek. Drawings. Camping price will include a weekend pass to the event. Other Public: Parking, $2.00. Adults $5.00. Kids Under 7 Free. Host Drum: The Family Drum Singers; Drum Contest.  All Drums and Dancers welcome. Tee Pee Village and contest. Emcee John Ferguson. Head Man Herb Shephard. Head Lady Raven. Arena Director TBA. All Crafters and artisans welcome

Chief Walking Bear   941-544-3677   863-465-2543
104 Lake Huntley Dr, Lake Placid, Florida  33852


April 3 - 5, 2009
30th Annual Chambers Farm Spring Powwow
Chambers Farm, Ft  McCoy, FL

Headman: Eddie Two Clouds; Head Lady: Maria Whitehorse; MC: Rick Bird-Cherokee; Performer: Albert Gray Eagle; Host Drums: Billy Evans Horse and the Tinedooah Family Drum, SilverCloud Singers, Black Horse Butte Singers; Arena Director: Bronson Haywahe.

Dan Berke   706-983-9367
22400 N.E. Highway 315, Ft  McCoy, FL  32134


May 8 - 10, 2009
18th Annual Mother's Day Powwow
Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City, FL
Mittie Wood  352-583-3388
Withlacoochee River Park, River Rd., Dade City, FL  33525


October 10 - 11, 2009
Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering
Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City, FL

Starts 9:00 am Saturday (opening ceremony 10:00am), ends 6:00pm Sunday. Free admission and parking. Small county park fee for camping and electric. Vendors, Painted Ponies, blankets, Native American food, flutes, Native American leather clothing, authentic Creek Indian village in the woods, trails along the river, 1800s settlement, nonstop entertainment all weekend (flute players, didge players, singers, story tellers, singing bowls, etc). This is a family event, no Drugs, Alcohol, or Bad Attitudes allowed. "American Indian Christian Circle Sunday at closing.

Dock Green Silverhawk  813-754-8990
12449 Withlacoochee Blvd, Dade City, Fl  33525


November 6 - 8, 2009
23rd Annual AIA Orlando Powwow
Central Florida Fairgrounds

Peggy Wolfe  407-327-8207
4603 West Colonial Drive, Orlando  FL  32808


November 13 - 15, 2009
Native Rhythms Festival
Wickham Park, Melbourne, Florida

Native American Flute Festival featuring flute makers and players competitions, performances by award winning nationally recognized musicians, workshops, educational displays, vendors.  Exhibition dancing and drumming and more!! Free Admission. Family oriented. Visit our website for more details.

John Ellis or Mike Knight  or Martha Pessaro

321-254-0284, 321-639-3561, 321-452-1671
4100 N. Wickham Rd, Ste 102 #108, Melbourne, Florida  32935


December 4 - 6, 2009
Sarasota Native American Indian Market
Art Center, Sarasota, FL

Experience the traditions and culture of the Native American people at the Third annual Sarasota Indian Festival on January 29th, 30th and 31st at Sarasota Fairgrounds, (New Location) 3000 Ringling Blvd from 9-5 Friday, 10-6 Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. Find hand made, authentic, one of a kind fine arts and crafts.  There will be paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, bead work, leather work, along with traditional Seminole and Navajo food. Sarasota Indian Festival is honored to have East meets West as our featured entertainment this year. East meets West is a reenactment encampment focused on the way of life of the Native American people from both eastern and western tribes. Little Big Mountain of the Comanche/Mohawk nations and Jim Sawgrass of Muskogee Creek heritage will educate and entertain, bringing lots of laughter and fun to the event this year. Their group will also be performing traditional Native American drumming, singing and various styles of dance. There will also be storytelling and flute music performances throughout the weekend.
Tickets can be purchased at the gate, $6.00 adult, $3.00 6-12, 5 and under are free. Please join us for this truly unique event! This is a Native American fine art market. All artists must be tribal members and everything in the booth must be made by the artist.

Rex Begaye   941-924-2784
707 N. Tamiami Trial, Sarasota, Fl  34236


December 12 - 13, 2009
Cape Coral Indian Festival
Sun Splash Water Park, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, Fl. 33991

Come experience the traditions and culture of the Native American people at the 2nd annual Ft. Myers/Cape Coral Indian Festival on Dec 12 and 13 at the Sun Splash Water Park, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd in Cape Coral. The event will take place from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. Find unique, hand made, one of kind Native American arts and crafts for your holiday gifts.  There will be paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, beadwork, leather work , food and much more.  The 2nd annual Cape Coral Indian Festival is honored to have Little Big Mountain from the Comanche/Mohawk nation with his dance troupe who will be performing traditional Native American drumming, singing and various styles of dance throughout the weekend. We are also excited to have Frank Standing Eagle, of Cherokee ancestry, who is a talented flutist and flute maker, performing throughout the weekend. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, $5.00 adult, $3.00 6-12, 5 and under are free. Bring your law chairs! Please join us for this truly unique event! For more information call 941-924-2784 or www.myspace.com/ftmyersindianfestival

Rex Begaye  941-924-2784
400 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, Fl  33991


April 2 - 4, 2009
Cherokee of Georgia Powwow
St. George, GA

Storytellers, Children's games, Primitive Camps/Tools, Ancient museum relics, Flute Players and many Traders with Arts and Crafts, Children's Day; Thursday and Friday until 2;00pm Bring the whole family and spend the day; Bring blankets or chairs to sit on. Indian Fry Bread and chili. Grand Entry- Friday and Saturday at 7;00pm Social Dancing- Saturday at 1;00pm No competition Dancing, Free Admission, Free Parking Free Camping- come early as space is limited, Limited RV electric available, The Nature Walk is open.  Head Drum: Red Bird Singers; MC: Tye Bell; Headman: Johnny McDonald; Head Lady: Susan McDonald; Arena Director: Nick McGahee. Vendors contact 1-904-699-6416

Chief Tall Oak Martin   1-912-843-2230
110 Cherokkee Way, Saint George, GA  31562
912-285-2738 or 1-912-449-9033 or 1-904-845-2374

deerspirit@ate.cc or hathaway_tribe@yahoo.com or damascus3@comcast.net or bootsiesclan@yahoo.com


May 1 - 3, 2009
River Oak Intertribal Communities Powwow
River Oak Park, Quitman, GA
Gray Wolf   229-305-5728
20770 & 2081 Troupeville Rd., Quitman, GA  31643


May 2 - 3, 2009

6th Annual  "Old Mill Pond" Gathering
Aragon, GA

Intertribal Gathering.  All drums and dancers welcome. Dance to Wiregrass & Chickamaga Spirit.  Head Lady:Gwen Babb; Head Man: "Two Bulls Huebner Jr.;  M.C.Charles Lahay; Music with Brandy on Flute and Vocals. Primitive camping. Pets must be leashed. Generators off by 11 pm. gate fee: $3.00 adults under 12 free

Jerry Stroup   770-748-8816
104 Wilkes Court, Cedartown, GA  30125

October 10 - 11, 2009
Big Springs Intertribal Gathering
Burt Wood Youth Sports Complex (Northwest Park), Cedartown, GA

Drums: Wiregrass & Chickamaga Spirit; Head Man: Harry Drigger; Head Lady: Mary Drigger; MC. Gary Smith.  All dancers and drums welcome
Vendors fee:$50,gate fee:$5 per car load, primitive camping only, Grand entry noon, gates open at 10 am Walk (drive) the Trail of Tears on Sunday(9am) morning to Big Springs for prayer service (1 mile from park)

Jerry Stroup   770-748-8816
Wilkes Court, Cedartown, GA  30125


November 14 - 15, 2009

National Veterans Powwow and Warrior Salute

Boling Park in Canton, Georgia

Everyone is Welcome. American Indian Dance Competition. All Drums Welcome. All Dancers Welcome Respectful Regalia Only Please.  Grand Entry @ 1:00 pm both days.  Color Guards w/military protocol. Arts, Crafts, & Concessions by Invitation Only Hoop Dance and Specialty Acts. American Indian Dance Games (audience participation).  K-9 Hero's - War Dog display. Military displays. Tattoo contest. Ugliest (interesting) Scar contest. Warriors on Horseback.  Thunder the Buffalo. Soldier’s vs Soldier’s, Bikers vs Bikers in Warrior Games: Monster Mud Pit Tug-O-War, Joust, Rock Wall Race (audience) Suggestion: Warrior Games are open to audience participation so bring a towel and/or a change of clothes if you choose to enter into the Tug-O-War (Mud Pit) Indigenous Arts & Crafts. Kids activities/blow-ups. Native American Cuisine – Indian Fry bread, Pima Wraps, Buffalo, Gator, Roasted Corn & More.  Primitive Skills Demonstrations.  Tipi Encampment.  Shuffle Junkies. Motorcycle show: Saturday – Warrior, Patriotic, theme only: NOTE: Bike Show Only Has 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, place. All sizes and makes enter together (Bikes must be themed to patriotic concept) VIP Parking for motorcycles. Supports: My Brothers Keeper Animal Rescue & Cherokee Horse Rescue. Location: Behind the National Guard Armory and Cherokee High School in Boling Park-Canton, Georgia.  Approximately 35 miles north of Atlanta.  From Atlanta: Go north on I-75 to 575 and get off at Exit 16 and follow the event signs.  (Easy to find) on the beautiful Etowah river.  All concession spaces are filled!






May 23 - 25, 2009
4th Annual Hilo Inter-Tribal Powwow
Wailoa River State Park, Hilo  HI

The Fourth Annual Hilo Inter-Tribal Powwow will take place Memorial Day Weekend, May 23 - 25, 2009, at Wailoa River Park in Hilo, Hawai’i.  This free, family-oriented event starts at 9:00 am and ends at 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.  On Monday, there will be a Veterans' Honoring Ceremony and the colors will be retired at 4 pm.  Grand Entry is at 10 am, all three days.  This is a non-competition powwow.  No drugs or alcohol permitted. Head Staff includes:  Head Man Dancer, Joseph Hacker (Rosebud Lakota) Head Woman Dancer, Shelly Hill (Mohawk); Master of Ceremonies, Chip Begay (Navajo);  Arena Directors, Dan McDaniel (Choctaw) and Tom Rowland (Oglala Lakota), with Host Drum Red Warrior from Southern California and invited drums Wildhorse from Southern California and 808NDNZ from Honolulu, HI. The powwow is hosted by the Federation of American Natives in partnership with Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. with support from the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the County of Hawaii and Connections PSC.

Liz De Roche   (808) 968-6688
P. O. Box 344, Mountain View, HI  96771
info@hilopowwow.com   http://hilopowwow.com


September 25 - 27, 2009
Kauai Powwow
Kapaa, Kauai, HI

Dale Jacobs   808-828-1294
P.O. Box 3335, Lihue, Hawaii  96766


October 3 - 4, 2009
35th Annual Intertribal Powwow
Thomas Square Park, 925 Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI

The American Indian Pow Wow Association (“AIPA”), in partnership with the Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. ("BIRCD"), is hosting the 35th Annual Intertribal Pow Wow at Thomas Square in Honolulu, Hawai`i on Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd and 4th, 2009, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, both days.  Everyone is invited to attend this free event, which will feature dancing, drumming, singing, arts and crafts, and food.  This is a traditional (no contest) powwow.  No drugs or alcohol are permitted at this family friendly event. Blackfoot Crossing, from Alberta, Canada, will be the host drum.  Head Staff at the powwow includes:  Head Man Dancer, Troy Delaney (Kainai); Head Woman Dancer, Cindy Dawson (Dine/San Carlos Apache); Master of Ceremonies, John Dawson (San Carlos Apache); and Arena Director Tom Rowland (Oglala Lakota).   Guest drums include:  808NDNZ, an intertribal drum from Oahu.  For more information, call the American Indian Pow Wow Association at(808) 497-7279 or send e-mail to aipa@hawaii.rr.com

Native Winds  808-734-8018
1152 Koko Head Avenue, Ste. 202, Honolulu, HI  96816


April 4 - 9, 2009
University of Idaho 10th Annual Tutxinmepu Powwow
U of I Memorial Gym in Moscow, ID

Contest Powwow! All dancers are welcome! Head Staff: MC-Mike Squeoch (Wanapum); AD-Phil Gover (Pawnee/Choctaw). Grand Entry Times: April 4th 12pm and 7pm; April 5th 12pm. Admission is free! Arts/craft vendors are welcome.  Dinner will be served at 5pm on Saturday, April 4th.

Steven Martin   208-885-4237
PO Box 443030, Moscow  ID  83844-3030


August 6 - 9, 2009
46th Annual Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival
Fort Hall, ID

Sho-Ban festival Committee  208-238-0680
P.O. Box 306, Fort Hall, ID  83203



April 25 - 26, 2009
American Indian Council Inc. Powwow
Boone County Fair Grounds, Lebanon, IL

Kathy Wamsley  
1300 E 100 S, Lebanon, IN  46052


May 16 - 17, 2009
5th Annual Honor the Eagle Powwow
Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL

Grand entry- Saturday, Noon and 6 PM.
Sunday at 1PM. Call for prices and group discounts.

Janet  773 585 1744
Rt. 178 &71, Utica, IL  61373


June 5 - 7, 2009 (SEE FLYER BELOW)
Taylorville Black Horse Powwow
Christian County Fairgrounds Taylorville, IL

The 4th annual Taylorville Black Horse Powwow will be held at the Christian County Fairgrounds. Free Camping,Free Admission, Free Parking, Hot showers for dancers and vendors. Host Drum, Head man and lady dancers, John and Penny Richmond, Emcee, David Wayahneetah Welch. Arena Director, Yellow Jacket. Head Gourd Dancer, Thomas Three Feathers. Dedicated to the memory of Chief Red Cloud and his family.

Hawk Hoffman  217-528-9172
1012 North 12th Street, Springfield, IL  62702


June 6 - 7, 2009
Grand Village of the Kickapoo Intertribal Powwow
Kickapoo Park, Leroy, IL

Glenn 309 287 0044
N 3100 East Rd, Leroy, IL  61752


August 22 - 23, 2009
53rd Annual O-Sa-Wan Powwow
Boone County Fairgrounds,  Belvidere, IL

Bring your cameras and a lawn chair! Gates Open at 11:00am Saturday & Sunday. Adults: $7.00 | Seniors 62+: $3.00 | Youth 4-16: $3.00 | Tots: Free | Singers & Dancers: Free.

Ro Shabot 708 798 9525

Boone County Fairgrounds Route 20, Belvidere, IL  61008

September 18 - 20, 2009

Gathering of Veterans Powwow

Seven Circles Heritage Center, Edwards, Illinois http://www.7circlesheritage.org/calendar.htm


September 26 - 27, 2009
15th Annual Harvest Powwow
Naper Settlement,  Naperville, IL

Grand Entry: Sat 1pm & 7pm, Sun 1pm. Call for prices and group discounts.

Janet  773 585 1744
523 S. Webster St, Naperville, IL 60540



April 25 - 26 2009
Bridgeton Mountain Man Rendezvous
Bridgeton House, Bridgeton, IN

Come and visit with historic Reenactors of the early Indiana Frontiersmen right at the 10 o'clock Line. See an original log cabin from the 1820s. The Case Log Cabin is one of the first homes in the county. Take your own pictures of the scenic Bridgeton Covered Bridge. Enjoy the events, such as the Black Powder Shoot, or the Hawk throwing. Enjoy the good eats and trade with the Reenactors as they did in days of old. We hope to see you

Kevin Carr   765-548-2760
Main St., Bridgeton, IN   47836


June 27, 2009
12th Annual Gourd Dance and Inter-Tribal
Hendrick County Fairgrounds,  Danville, IN
Sponsored by the White Star Gourd Dance Society & Auxiliary

Richard King  317 780 0000
1900 E Main St, Danville, IN  46122


September 5 - 6, 2009
49th Annual Tecumseh Lodge Powwow
Tipton County Fairgrounds, Tipton, IN

Ray Kappmeyer  317 745 2858
1200 S. Main St., Tipton, IN  46072

September 12 - 13, 2009
Andersontown Powwow & Indian Market
Athletic Park, Anderson, IN

MC: Dee Ketchum, AD: Michael Pace. HD: Larry Kincer, HLD: Karen Kincer; Northern Drum: Kingfisher; Southern Drum: Strong Heart.  Intertribal Celebration. Open & Exhibition Dancing. Indian Market, Children's Activities, Storytelling, Recreated Woodland Indians Camp< Cultural Presentations, Native American Food, plus performance by Douglas Blue Feather, Nami Award winning flutist. Hours: Sat: 11am-11pm & Sun: 11am-4pm. Free Parking. Admission: $5. Under 8 Free.
Debbie Webb  765-617-4923
PO Box 88, Anderson, IN  46012


September 18 - 20, 2009
6th Annual Celebration of the Future Powwow
Shakamak State Park, Jasonville, IN

Friday,Sept.18 Educational Kid's Day Open to the Public Saturday 10am-9Pm, Sunday 10am-4:oopm. Traditional Arbor LeRoy Malaterre, MC; Dave Shananaquet, Arena Director; D,Rob Campbeel, Head Man Dancer; Pam Campbell, Head Woman Dancer. Michael Jacobs - Cherokee Songs, pre-1840 Muzzleloaders camp, Peruvian booth, Raptor Program. Saturday at 1:00 pm-2:00pm. Grand Entry 1:00 pm Saturday nite 7:00 PM. Host Drum: White Hawk Drum., Co-Host Drum: Many Voice Singers. All Dancers Welcome.  Camping.

Sullivan County American Indian Council   812-268-0158
P.O. Box 443, Sullivan, IN  47882

September 25 - 27, 2009
14th Annual Gathering of the People Powwow
VCCC-10382 Grotto Road, Terre Haute, IN 47805

3rd Grade Education Day Sept. 25th
Open to public Sept. 26, 27, 2009

Mark or Dee Blann  812-877-4251
11333 E. Rio Grande Ave., Brazil  IN  47834
powwow@vccc.info   www.vccc.info



April 11, 2009
University of Iowa Powwow
Iowa City, IA

$14, 000 in Prizes.  21 Dance Categories. Drum Competition. Food, Art & Craft Vendors. Keveon Kingbird—MC; Larry Yazzie—Arena Director; Meskwaki Nation—Host Drum; Rebecca Smith—Head Woman Dancer; Dana Warrington—Head Man Dancer; Tyler Lasley—Head Judge; Wes “Buzz” Bear—Head Drum Judge.  Hosted by the University of Iowa American Indian Student Association.

Theresa Heitz   319 335 8298
125 No. Madison Sreet, Iowa City, IA  52242


August 23 - 24, 2009
White Eagle Powwow
Jester Park,  Granger, IA

Robyn Byers 515 266 0544
11407 NW Jester Park Drive, Granger, IA  50109


April 4, 2009
University of Kansas Spring Powwow
Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS

First Nations Students Association.  Drums: Red Buffalo

Stephanie Farve   785-393-4588
Kansas Union 1301 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS  66045



August 28 - 30, 2009
Indian Council Of Many Nations
Tonganoxie Fairgrounds, Tonganoxie, Kansas

Dick Porch  913 888 1563
405 West 4th Street, Tonganoxie, KS  66086


September 4 - 6, 2009
19th Annual Traditional Inter-Tribal Powwow
Lake Shawnee,  Topeka, KS

Chris Wagner  785 969 6663
Reynolds Lodge, Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS 66601


November 6, 2009
Awi Akta Northern Cherokee Veterans Powwow
Zoo Shelter House,  Topeka, Kansas

Inter-tribal Powwow to honor our veterans.

Connie 785 272 5489
Gage park, Topeka, KS  66601


September 4 - 6, 2009
2nd Annual KY Native American Heritage Museum Powwow
St. John's Park,  Corbin, KY

Competition Drum & Dance Powwow. Demonstrators, Mobile Museum, Story Tellers & Native American Music Performances.

Ken Phillips  606 528 6342
St. John's Park, College St., Corbin, KY  40701


September 19 - 20, 2009
All Nations Cultural and Intertribal Festival
The Commons, Westport, KY

This is the 4th year for this event. We have music, dancing, crafts & food. There is seating available.

Glenda 800 595 4846
5600 Hwy. 524, Westport, KY  40077


May 15 - 17 2009
Tunica-Biloxi Powwow
Chief Joseph Alcide/Pierite Powwow Ground,
Hwy 1, Marksville, LA
Native American Dance Competition: Entry fee is $5 for dance competition participants. Up to $28,000 in prizes. Committee Special: Traditional Style Dance Contest – Best Man and Best Woman, $1,000 each, Friday, May 15, 8:30PM. Participants must register and dance in Grand Entry on Friday. Drum (Singing) Contest: Three Places in both the Northern & Southern categories; 1st Place $3,000; 2nd Place $2,000; 3rd Place $1,000. Host drums are not eligible. Competition Points start at 1PM Saturday. The Powwow features over 40 food and craft vendors.

John Barbry   800-946-1946


October 2 - 4 , 2009
15th Annual Coushatta Powwow Celebration
Coushatta Casino Resort,  Kinder, LA

Host Northern Drum: Stoney Creek; Host Southern Drum: Cozad Singers.  For hundreds of years, the many tribes of Native Americans have expressed their cultural diversity through dance. The beauty, artistry and athleticism are demonstrated in the dance competition.
Various styles and dress demonstrate ancient rituals, traditions and spirituality. At the Coushatta Powwow dancers compete for thousands of dollars of prize money.
Coushatta Powwow Committee 337 466 0432
Hwy. 165, Kinder, LA  70648


October 10, 2009
Powwow in the Pines
Fairgrounds, Trout, LA

Exhibition dancing.
Renee Jackson  318 992 5071
Hwy. 84 West, Trout, LA  71371


November 28-29, 2009
43rd Annual LIHA Fall Powwow
Gonzales, Louisiana

Held indoors at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. Off I-10 near Tanger Outlet Mall and Cabela's. Golden Age, Rabbit Dance, Switch Dance and Craft Contests. Intertribal and Gourd Dancing. All dancers, drums, lodges and princesses welcome. Native crafts, food, demonstrators, storytelling and children's activities. Host Drum: Red Stone Singers - Jim Anquoe head singer, MC: Ken Dixon, AD: Lance Behan, Head Gourd: Ken Dixon, Head Man: Terrell Anquoe, Head Lady: Annie Crowder,Head Boy: Blaze Ducote, Head Girl: Renee Ducote, 2009 LIHA Princess: Chusse-Lonna Dardar. Camping available. For reservations call (225) 621-1700.Andi   (504) 367-1375
9039 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales, Louisiana  70737


July 31 - August 2, 2009
10th Annual Circle of Nations Powwow
Indian Longhouse,  Lee, Maine

Chief Red Deer  917 456 2898
60 Skunk Hill Rd. Rte 6, Lee, ME  04455



May 16 - 17, 2009
Healing Horse Powwow
Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds,  Mt. Airy, MD

Elle Williams  410-781-8264

1003 Twin Arch Rd., Mount  Airy, MD  21771


October 24 - 25, 2009
Hawk of Winter Benefit Powwow
1008 Twin Arch Road, Mt. Airy, MD

A benefit to raise monies, winter clothing, food and supplies for native tribes and communities in ND, SD, AZ & OK, with a special emphasis on elders and children.  Gates open at 10:00 a.m. & Grand Entry at noon on both days.  Benefit concert Oct 25th ONLY from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Guest Performers: Jeff Ball, Michael Bucher, Joseph Firecrow, Shelley Morningsong & Larry Mitchell.  $12 weekend pass (includes Sunday concert) or $5 daily entry fee for powwow & $5 for Sunday concert.  Under 12 & over 60 yrs free.   Host Drums:  Red Earth Singers (Northern) & Blackbear Singers (Southern)  Head Dancers:  Keith Anderson (Cherokee/Catawba) & Phyllis Campbell (Choctaw)  MC: Clayton Old Elk (Crow)  AD: Artie Crippen (Shinnecock)  Color Guard: VEVITA  Entertainment MC:  Jay Winter Nightwolf   Sponsored by Brothers Who Care – Native American Outreach 

Four Directions East
9141 Reisterstown Rd.  #47, Owings Mills, MD  21117


April 25 - 26 2009
UMASS Amherst Native Studies Community Powwow
CurryHicks Gym,
Amherst, MA

Genral Public $7, UMASS/FiveColleges w/ID & senior citzens $5, Age 10 & under free.

Joyce Vincent   413-577-0970
University of Massachusetts 130 Hicks Way, Amherst, MA  01003



April 4 - 5, 2009
37th Annual Dance For Mother Earth Ann Arbor Powwow
Saline Middle School, Saline, MI
 (five minutes south of Ann Arbor)

Doors open at 10:30AM both days.  Saturday Grand Entries at 12:00PM & 7:00PM.  Sunday Grand Entry at 12:00PM.  Over $20,000 in Dance prizes!  Five drum winners: 1st Place $2500; 2nd Place $2200; 3rd Place $1900; 4th Place $1600; 5th Place $1300.  Plus, new this year, a drum split!  Any drum who comes can enter!  The Ann Arbor Powwow is hosted by the UM Native American Student Association (NASA).

Conner Sandefur   734-565-8670
7190 N Maple, Saline, MI  48176


April 24 - 26, 2009
2nd Annual Portage Lake Rendezvous
Portage Lake Unit, Grass Lake, MI

Waterloo Rec. Area. Set up - Friday, April 24th; Public Welcome - April 25th 9am-4pm & April 26th 9am-3pm

Shane Morse   517-442-9882
11700 Seymour Rd., Grass Lake, MI  49203

June 6 - 7, 2009
Honoring Saganing, Celebrating Family
Saganing Tribal Center,  Standish, MI

Sag Chip Indian Tribe   800 884 6471
E Worth Rd, Standish, MI  48658


June 27 - 28, 2009
8th "Mending the Sacred Hoop" Powwow and Fireworks
Cal Zorn Rec. Center 300 West Russell Rd., Tecumseh, MI

Drumming, dancing, stories, and Native American arts and crafts.  Performance by Native Artist Arvil Bird 2007 NAMA Winner.  Fireworks on Saturday. Pow Wow Information: call Able Cooper  @ (517)263-3233  Vendor Information: call Ron Reed @(517)436-3589
Admission $5 adults, $3 students,$2 seniors, $8 weekend pass, $10 one day family pass.  Grand Entry's Saturday 1 & 7pm Sunday 1pm  Gates open @  10am both days

Able Cooper   517-263-3233
300 West Russell Rd., Tecumseh, Michigan  49286


June 27 - 28, 2009
Traditional Powwow
Pine Creek Indian Reservation, Fulton, MI

Sat - 6:05a sunrise ceremory; 8a - 5k Rez Run; 11a - Parade of Cheers; 1p & 7p - Grand Entry; Sun - 1p Grand Entry, dance contests and giveaway.

Homer A Mandoka  269 729 5151
2221 1 1/2 Mile Rd, Fulton, MI  49028


August  8 - 9, 2009
Black River Powwow & Historical Gathering
Wadhams Road,   Kimball, Michigan
Gates open at 10 AM - dark on Saturday. Sunday: 10AM - 5 PM. Grand entry at 12:00 noon. This is a traditional powwow and living village of the 1700's. Everyone is welcome! Camping for dancers and drummers only.

Joseph Greaux 810 985 8669
4671 Smith Rd. Kimball, MI  48074

August 21 - 23

Whispering Pines Traditional Powwow
8 Miles North of Rapid River, Michigan

Spiritual Conference on August 21st starting at 10.  Powwow on Saturday and Sunday August 22-23 with grand entries at 1 and 7 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. Feast Meal about 5 pm on Saturday. Crazy Auction (Fundraiser) on Sunday at 11 am.  Free Admission and no vendor fees.

Bradley Nedeau  906-474-9084
8116 Hwy 2, Rapid River, Michigan  49878


October 17 and 18, 2009
17th Annual Land of Fallng Waters Traditional Powwow
Middle School at Parkside , 2400 Fourth St., Jackson, MI

Honoring All Nations Elders.  Opens at 10:00 A.M. both days.  Saturday Grand Entries are 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Sunday grand entry at 1:00 pm only.  Open drums - blank dance. Host Drum - Ribbon Town; Head Veteran - Darwin Sanada; Head Male - Brian Moore; Head Female - Maria Meyers; Emcee - Henry "Tic" Bush; Arena Director  Larry Plamondon; Storytelling - Joan Knott with husband John; Children's Corner - Steve Perry; Hoop Dancer - Peter Chiquito.  Many activities taking places, with Native American drumming, singing, with Intertribal dancing. Native American Arts and Crafts with a lot of food. This is a Family Event for the whole family.

Linda L Cypret Kilbourne  269-781-6409
23225  H  Drive North, Marshall, MI  49068


November 7th, 2009
The 7th Annual Traditional Powwow “Along The Owashtinong”
Public Museum of Grand Rapids

Grand Entry:  Noon, and 5 p.m. Head Veteran: George Martin; Lac Courte Oreilles, Ojibwe; Head Male Dancer:  Stacey Gibson, Little River Band of Odawa; Head Female Dancer: Mary Cody Gibson, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa; MC: Derek Bailey, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.  Featured Artist:  Wasson, Renee Dillard, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa.

272 Pearl Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI  49504


August 7 - 9, 2009
Benton-Fremont/Ta Tonka Ha
Hole in the Mountain Park,  Lake Benton, MN

Camping $7 per night - wood - showers - Shooting Events - Hawk and Knife - Entertainment - Food on grounds - Demonstrations - Sweepstakes - Knap In with 30-40 Flintknappers. Trade Vendors and Blanket Traders welcome. Family fun and entertainment for all ages.

Carl Burk 507 368 9484
Hole in the Mtn. Park, Lake Benton, MN  56149


August 21 - 23, 2009
Cha-Cha-Ba-Ning Powwow
Inger Powwow Grounds, Inger, MN

Dorothy Robinson  218 335 8253
Hwy 46 County Rd. 35, Inger, MN  56636

November 26 - 28, 2009
Minneapolis Thanksgiving Celebration
Minneapolis American Indian Center, Minneapolis, MN

Herbert Sam 612 824 3119
1530 Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN  55404



April 24 - 26, 2009
Southern Miss Powwow
Payne Center at Southern Miss,
Hattiesburg, MS

The Golden Eagles Intertribal Society is having our 7th annual "Honor our Elders" powwow.  The event is free to the public.

Tammy Greer  601-266-6336
118 College Drive Box 5025, Hattiesburg, MS  39406


May 16 - 18 2009
The Trail of Honor
Jackson, MS

Come out and see Re-Enactors from the French and Indian War through the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Meet Navajo code talkers, ex-POW's from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, USS Pueblo, Tuskegee Airman, medal of honor recipients, and many others!

Earl Rottmann  601-372-5770
3509 I-55 South, Jackson, MS  39566


June 26 - 28, 2009
Mesquito Bend Gathering and Powwow
Creek Village,  Michigan City, MS

A Choctaw Wedding! Drummers and dancers, Native foods, History learning, Story telling, Flute Players, Horseback riding and lots of good clean fun!

Chief Red Thunder Hawk  662 257 2242
60082 Umfress Rd., Amory, MS 38821


July 8 - 11, 2009
60th Annual Choctaw Indian Fair
Choctaw Reservation, Choctaw, Mississippi

Enjoy four fun filled days of Choctaw culture, and spirit including tribal arts and crafts, dances, foods, rides,  and contests. You'll also enjoy well-known entertainment and the thrilling action of the world championship  Stickball!
There is fun for young and old alike.

Tribal Office 601 663 7506
P.O. Box 6010, Choctaw, MS  39350

November 6 - 8, 2009
N.A.I.I.C. Honoring Our Elders Fall Powwow
Sand Hill Atv Park,  Perkinston, MS

$3 plus a non-perishable food item, children 6 & under & Seniors 60 & above are free. EMTs, fire personnel, police, active military (with proper ID), Boy scouts & Girl Scouts in class A uniforms are free.

David WhiteWolf  228 424 3341
1526 Old Highway 26, Perkinston, MS  39573


April 24 - 26 2009
Trail of Tears Powwow
Star City Ranch, Purdy, MO

The Trail of Tears Powwow is being hosted by the White River Cherokee at the Star City Ranch. A 1,247 acre ranch that is certified by the National Park Service for the 2-1/2 miles of the Trail of Tears, where the spirit still lives.
Sheryl Taylor  
9457 Fm Rd 1142, Purdy, MO  65734


May 22 - 24, 2009
For the People Powwow
Boone County Fair Grounds, Columbia, MO

Dona McKinney 573 896 8968
5212 N Oakland Gravel Rd., Columbia, MO  65202



July 3 - 5, 2009
4th of July Chiefs Powwow
Kenneth Beartusk Memorial Powwow Ground,  Lame Deer, MT

Head Man: Juaquin Halmilton, Shawnee OK; Head Lady: Willow Jack, Ft Hall ID; MC
Ruben Littlehead.....KS; Host Drums: Tha Boyz....St. Paul MN; Other Drums: Mystic River Singer, Bad Nation; Head Teen: Boy Keanu Scalpcane; Head Teen Girl: Vonda Lei Elkshoulder.  Camping and Admissions are free and showers are available at our local school.  Grand Entry times are @ 6:00 pm on Friday and 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Sat., and 6: pm on Sunday.  Men's Traditional, Men's Grass and Men's Fancy; Women's Traditional, Woman's Jingle, and Women's Fancy...Same categories for the youth

August  406 740 2856
Highway 212, Lame Deer, MT  59043


July 31 - August 2, 2009
Rocky Boy Powwow
Rocky Boy Rez,  Box Elder, MT

Host Motel: Town House Inns (406) 265-6711. Grand Entry (points will be taken from the 1st Grand Entry). Friday 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. July 31st; Saturday 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. August 1st; Sunday 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. August 2nd; Thursday's performance will be the Kids Powwow.

Richard or Michelle Sangrey at 406 395 5705
RR1 Box 544, Box Elder, MT  59521


July 31 - August 2, 2009
Wadopana Celebration Traditional Powwow
Wolf Point, MT

Tribal Office
501 Medicine Bear Rd.  P.O. Box 1027
Poplar, MT  59255


June 20, 2009

Great Platte River Road Archway Pawnee Powwow

3060 E 1st St, Kearney, NE 68847
Dancers of the Plains is an entertaining and educational Native American event, featuring Native American dancing and drumming by the Plains tribes.  In 2009 the Great Platte River Road Archway welcomes the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma back to their traditional homeland for the featured tribe of the first exhibition of a powwow celebration.  Visitors Learn about Native American life on the plains from primitive-life exhibitors and vendors, enjoy American Indian style food and crafts, and more.  Admission to the primitive exhibitor and powwow exhibition area will be by free-will donation.  Guests can also tour the Archway at regular admission prices.

Sarah Wright  308-237-1000   308-877-ARCH




July 23 - 26th 2009
143rd Annual Homecoming Celebration
Veteran's Memorial Park (Winnebago), Nebraska

Over $95,000 in prize money. Admission $7.  Singing Contest.   Ho-Chunk 1st-$4000 2nd- $3000 3rd-$2000 4th-$1000.  Northern 1st-$4000 2nd- $3000 3rd-$2000 4th-$1000
Southern 1st-$4000 2nd- $3000 3rd-$2000 4th-$1000.  Overall Champion $1000 Drum Split $2000 (All drums must bring there own chairs. Powwow Committee will provide a central PA, so leave your horns at home.  Golden Age Men and Women (60 & Over); Categories and Prize Money.  Men's, Women's, Hochunk Applique; 1st-$1000 2nd-$800 3rd-$600 4th-$200.  Senior Age Men and Women (40 - 59); Categories and Prize Money: Traditional, Hochunk Applique, Grass, Jingle, Fancy, Southern Straight, Southern Buckskin/ Cloth Combined; 1st-$1000 2nd-$800 3rd-$600 4th-$200.  Adult Age Men and Women (18 - 39); Categories and Prize Money.  Traditional, Hochunk Applique, Grass, Jingle, Fancy, Southern Straight, Southern Buckskin/Cloth Combined 1st-$1000 2nd-$800 3rd-$600 4th-$200. Teens Age Men and Women (13 - 17); Categories and Prize Money: Traditional, Hochunk Applique, Grass, Jingle, Fancy; 1st-$400 2nd-$300 3rd-$200 4th-$100.  Junior Age Boys and Girls (7-12); Categories and Prize Money; Traditional, Hochunk Applique, Grass, Jingle, Fancy; 1st-$200 2nd-$150 3rd-$100 4th-$75.  Tiny Tots (0-6); Day Money (In full regalia).

Maria J Scott   712.266.6474
PO Box 687, Winnebago, Nebraska  68071



July 24 - 26, 2009
Sacred Vision Contest Powwow
Big Bend Ranch/Pyramid Lake,  Wadsworth, Nevada

Handgame Tournament, Drum Contest, Mens Traditional Contest & Jr Girls All-Around Special.

Gordon Dodd 775 560 1551
Paiute Tribe, P.O. Box 897, Wadsworth,  NV   89442


August 28 - 30, 2009
17th Annual Spirit of Wovoka Days Powwow
Yerington, Nevada

Competition dancing/4 dance sessions beginning Friday night; youth-golden age. Hand drum contest. Kennie Keats Memorial Men's Grass Dance Special. Rose Johnson-Masters Women's Fancy Shawl Special. Saturday evening Veterans' Honoring. Honoring & Remembering  Wovoka, Paiute Messiah & Vision Maker

Debra Keats  (775) 230-8383; (775) 463-2350
P.O. Box 719, Yerington, NV  89447

New Hampshire

August 22 - 23, 2009
2nd Great Northern Moose Powwow
Great Northern Moose Lodge & Campground, Dummer, NH

Richard Tessier
1442 NH Route 16, Dummer, NH  3588


November 28 - 29, 2009
Annual Winter Celebration Powwow
Indian Museum, Warner, NH

Starts at 10 AM to 4:00 PM both days.

Indian Museum  601 456 2600
Kearsarge Mt. Road, Warner, NH  03278


New Jersey

August 8 - 9, 2009
29th Annual Powwow "Year of the Hawk"
Sallie's Field, Ringwood Manor State Park, Ringwood NJ

Hosted by the Ramapough Lenape Nation. Join us at our 29th Annual Powwow, In Memoriam of our Native Brother Ivan "Butch" Morgan, the proceeds will go to "Organizations that help Children of Special Needs".  There will be Native Drumming, Dancing, Foods, and Exhibits including "Competition Dancing".  For more info and vendor contracts call 201-529-1159 or go to flyer at: http://mysite.verizon.net/vzeus5ef/degroatdegrootfootprints/

Mary Oliver  201-529-1159
189 Stag Hill Road, Mahwah, NJ  07430


October 10 - 12, 2009

44th American Indian Arts Festival

Rankokus Indian Reservation, Rancocas Road in Burlington County, NJ just off Exit 45A from Route 295 or Exit 5 off the NJ Turnpike

Sponsored by the Rancocas, NJ - The Powhatan-Renape Nation. This fantastic event will provide a multifaceted look into the traditional and contemporary heritage of our land’s indigenous people. Created with the dual purpose of perpetuating our culture and sharing its beauty and diversity with the public.  On the Rankokus Reservation you’ll meet many active American Indian artists who’ll exhibit work created in all mediums. At the Festival, you’ll experience the best of American Indian music, dance, artistry, oral histories, interactive demonstrations, wisdom keepers, and cuisine. You can take time to visit our on-site buffalo, get your face painted, try your skills in archery, meet wolvers, purchase originally designed American Indian jewelry, and communicate with entertainers from all throughout the Americas. This event happens every Memorial Day Weekend in May and again in October; located on Rancocas Road in Burlington County, NJ just off Exit 45A from Route 295 or Exit 5 off the NJ Turnpike. For more information please visit www.powhatan.org or call 609-261-4747.


New Mexico

April 23 - 25 2009
Gathering of Nations
University of New Mexico Arena, Albuquerque, NM

America's Biggest powwow!  A World Celebration!  $175,000 worth of award money.  Miss Indian World Contest.  Indian Trader's Market. Native foods and lots more!

GON Ltd.   505-836-2810

3301 Coors Rd. NW, #R300, Albuquerque, NM  87120


April 26, 2009
Nizhoni Days Honoring Our Alumni Powwow
Albuquerque,  New Mexico

Host Southern Drum: Zotigh Singers;
Host Northern Drum -Keres Nation; MC:  Dennis Bowen; Arena Director- Pat Pacheco; Head Man Dancer- Brian Curley; Head Woman Dancer - Dine Gilio; Head Gourd Dancer- Barnie Botone

Wyndsor Yazzie   505-850-9078
Redondo Dr  NE, Albuquerque, NM  87112


May 16 - 17, 2009

Armed Forces Day Gourd Dance
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino,
Mescalero, NM
May 16 1PM Gourd Dance; 5PM Supper Break; 6PM War Mothers Songs; 10PM Closing.  May 17 1PM Gourd Dance; 5PM Supper Break; 6PM War Mothers Songs; 6:30PM Gourd Dance. Head staff:  MC Phil "Joe Fish" Dupoint, Carnegie, OK and Freddie Kaydahzinne, Mescalero, NM.  Head Gourd Dancer - Dewayne Tofpi, Albuquerque, NM.  Host Drum - Southern Hills - Lead Singer - Eddie Chalepah, Mescalero, NM.  Arena Director - Tommy Spottedbird - Mescalero, NM. Gourd dancers welcome.  Honoring all veterans. Native American Arts & Crafts Market both days. 

Tommy Spottedbird  575-937-2179
PO Box 414, Mescalero, NM  88340


May 30 - 31, 2009
Mescalero ALL Gourd Society Memorial Day Dance
Community Center Gym,  Mescalero, NM

May 30 - 1-8pm, May 31 - 1-6pm. MGS Food Concession & raffles throughout event. Craft Vendor spaces available for $25/day. MGS events are alcohol/drug free & is not responsible for accidents/theft. All Veterans & families of veterans are welcome.

Baldwin or Judy Lester   575 464 2681
Tribal Office Complex Gymnasium, Mescalero, NM  88340
ceyelash@yahoo.com or smokingindian88346@yahoo.com

MescaleroGourdSociety@yahoo.com or MescaleroGourdSociety.club@live.com


July 31, 2009
Navajo Fair

Fairgrounds,  Crownpoint, NM

Navajo fair, powwow and gourd dance. Starts at 12:00 noon.

Marvin and Prrsilla Boyd  505 862 0267
1101 N. Crownpoint, NM  87323


August 1 - 2, 2009
Pueblo Dances
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center,  Albuquerque, NM

IPC Center at  505 843 7270
2401 12th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM     87104


New York

May 16, 2009
American Indian Community House 40th Powwow
American Indian Community House,  New York, NY

Potluck dinner.  All dancers and drummers are welcome.
Host drum: SilverCloud Singers.

Carrese Gullo   212-598-0100
11 Broadway 2nd Floor, New York,  NY  10004
cgullo@aich.org   www.aich.org


May 17, 2009
Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American Festival
New York, NY

Arielle Falk   212-627-1076

215th Street & Indian Road, New York, NY  10034


May 23 - 25, 2009
Powwow On The Hudson the River that Flows Both Ways
Bowdoin Park,
85 Sheafe Rd. Wappingers Falls, NY
Arena Director: Tony Moon Hawk Langhorn.  Hosted by Dutchess County Parks. Head Male: Dennis Owl Red Moon; Head Lady : Gerri Panther Eyes; Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers; Guest Drum: Lightning Bear Drum.  All Drums & Dancers welcome.  Special Attraction: The Aztec Dancers " The Salina Family " & The Birds Of Prey & The Urban Nature Center & Micro Maritime Museum on Wheels. Donations Accepted.  A percentage of donation going to Long Island Native American Task Force College Fund. Horse Rides; Birds of Prey; Native American Indian Dancing; Native American Indian Craft Vendors; Native American Indian/American Foods; Children Dances; Native American Indian History; Storytelling.  Free Parking. Preferred parking $5.00/close to Powwow grounds. Day money will be given to the first 20 dancers and dinner for all dancers. At end of Powwow (Monday) there will be a dancers blanket give away for all participating dancers.

Tony Moon Hawk: 917-415-5139

Marcey Tree In The Wind Langhorn   973-981-1954
85 Sheafe Road, Wappingers Falls, NY  12590


June 13 - 14, 2009
Mother Earth Indian Festival
Greene Ball Flats  Greene, NY

Set up date is June 12, 2009.  There is camping available, sorry no electricity. Sll dancers, drummers, vendors, demonstrators, and etc. are welcome to attend. There will be a potluck dinner Saturday night, please bring a dish to pass.  There will also be a trade blanket that night as well.

Waukea 607-843-7429  or Golden Eagle 607-283-6040
3461 County Rd. 32, Oxford, NY  13830


July 11 - 12, 2009

Setalcott Nation Corn Festival Powwow
134 Main Street ( Main Street School), Setauket, NY 11733

Gate Opens Sat * 11a-6p; Sun * 12 Noon-6p; Grand Entry 1 pm. Host Drum: Nimham

Mountain Singers; Guest Drum: TBA; Arean Director: Tony Moon Hawk Langhorn; Lead Male : Dennis Owl Red Moon; Lead Lady: Night Eagle.  Special Attractions: Azteca Dancers "The Salinas Family".  Free Parking.  All Drums & Dancers welcome.  There will be Craft Vendors, Food Vendors, Storytelling, Drumming, Dancing and much more.  Please leave negativity at the gate.

Helen 631-698-5517  sellshelen9@aol.com

Margarget 631-842-0317

Tony Moon Hawk 917-415-5139  moonhawktitw@msn.com


July 24 - 26, 2009
31st Annual Thunderbird Powwow
Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park, NY

New York City 's oldest and largest powwow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry and foods are available. Hoop Dance, Aztec Dancers & other specials and Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire. Vendors send: contact info, list of items and picture of stand to: thunderbirdvendors@gmail.com or Thunderbird Vendors c/o Marie McKinney P.O. Box 521 College Station, NY, NY 10030.  Admission: Adults $9.00 (all weekend pass $15.00), children: $4.00 (age 12 and under) (all weekend pass $5.00).  Proceeds go to Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Scholarship Fund and Queens County Farm Education Fund . Everyone who loves and respects this family event Annual, Traditional, Contest Powwow with Specials.  Drums: Silver Clouds, Iron Feather, Heyna Second Sons, Black Bear, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers.  MC: Louis Mofsie; Aztec Dancers; Thunderbird Hoop Dancers; Crafts, Vendors: Bead work, Silver and Shell work and Authentic Jewelry and Regalia, Native Foods, Bonfire at Sunset, Hay rides,  Prizes for Adult, Young and Tiny Tots categories.  Limited camping for dancers  Directions:  By Car: Grand Central Parkway to Exit 24 South (Little Neck Parkway) or Long Island Expressway (495) to Exit 32 South, to Farm Entrance Gate.  Free Parking available at the Farm. Subway/Bus: E or F Train to Union Turnpike/Kew Gardens station. Transfer to Q46 bus to Little Neck Parkway. Walk 3 blocks north to Farm Entrance Gate. Long Island Railroad: To Little Neck Station, where car service is available. 
Louis Mofsie   718 347 FARM
Marie McKinney and Donna Ahmadi Vendors Committee
73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY  11004


August 8 - 9, 2009
Phillips Intertribal Powwow

The Whitehall,  Hampton, NY

Admission: Free!

Wildfire at  518 499 1484
155 Golf Course Rd., Hampton, NY  11937


August 7 -9, 2009

American Indian Powwow & Spirit on the Mountain Music Festival 
Rt.22 & Rt.43m,
Gardner's Field, Stephentown, New York 

Watch us Live - During the Powwow.  Check Powwow Schedule for event listings.
Friday Night Music - Starting at 6:30 p.m. Honoring of U.S. soldiers and veterans.

Invocation by Navajo Medicine Man, James Ettsity, Jr. Posting of the flags, colors and Eagle Staff traditional blessing. Wiping the Tears Ceremony for all veterans, spouses and families at 11am on Sunday. Powwow and Music Festival: $5.00/Adults; $2.00/Children

6-12; Free: Children under 5; Free: Seniors over 65; Free: All Veterans; Free: Public Safety/Law Enforcement.  After 5pm Music Festival Only: $10/Adults; $2.00/Children 6-12; Free: Children under 5; Free: Seniors over 65; Free: All Veterans; Free: Public Safety/Law Enforcement; Free parking. Camping $20 Per Site. PowWow Dance & Drum Competition. Cash Awards. All Categories. Drum and dancer registration includes free camping and main meal.

Fidel Moreno & Susan Jameson, Tel: 518-733-9227




September 4 - 7, 2009
63rd Anniversary Shinnecock Powwow
Shinnecock Reservation,  Southhampton, NY

Fred  Bess 631 283 3990
P.O. Box 5006, Southhampton, NY  11969

North Carolina

April 25 - 26, 2009
Journey Home Powwow
Frisco Native American Museum,
Frisco, NC
Vendors set up Sat morning w/demonstrations beginning at 10am. Grand Entry: 12pm. Dancing on Sat night. Gates open at 9am Sun. Closing Ceremonies at 4pm Sun. The dance circle is open to everyone. Dinner for dancers on Sat night.

Joyce Bornfriend  252-994-4440
NC Hwy 12, Frisco, NC  27936


May 8 - 10, 2009
Old Fort Powwow
Old Fort Rodeo Grounds I 40, Exit 73 Old Fort, NC

Old Fort Powwow Brings Native American Heritage to LifeFourth Annual Powwow on Mothers Day weekend honoring Mothers and Veterans. Dancing, drumming, singing, flint knapping, tee pee, contemporary and flute music, story telling, food and craft vendors. Entertainment going on all day. Hours on Friday and Saturday 9 to 9 and Sunday 9 to 5. Admission $5 for Adults and $2 for Kids. Kids Day Friday and Kids are only $1. The Powwow is located at the Old Fort Rodeo Grounds at I 40, Exit 73 on the Southwest service road behind Mustards Restaurant. Camping on site for dancers and vendors and Boy Scouts. Public camping at Catawba Falls Campground (Mothers Day weekend, so reservations suggested. 828-668-4831). Host motel Hampton Inn 828-652-5100. Camp feed on Friday and Saturday. Luck of the Draw dance money for registered dancers. All dancers and drums are invited.

Mabel Benjamin   Blue Ridge Intertribal Pow Wow Assn
114 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine,  NC    28777
888-233-6111 (Tourism Bureau) 813-765-3073 Mabel


May 15 - 16, 2009
29th Tuscarora Nation Powwow
Tuscarora Powwow Grounds, Maxton, NC

Chief Locklear  910 844 3352
288 Tuscarora Nation Rd., Maxton, NC  28364


June 13, 2009
Cherokee Voices Festival
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Cherokee, NC

Living history, demonstrations of basket making, pottery, finger weaving, carving, and flint knapping. Storytelling, traditional music, flute music, gospel music in Cherokee language, Indian dinners, traditional dance including the Warriors of Ani Kituhwa. Sponsored by the N.C. Arts Council and Museum of the Cherokee Indian.  The Museum is a Primary Arts organization (one of only two in western NC) for the NC Arts Council. The Cherokee Voices Festival is free and open to the public from 10am--5 pm.

Barbara Duncan  (828) 497-3481
745 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee  NC  28719


July 10 - 12, 2009

Strong Sun Festival  &  Powwow
Historic Bethabara Park, Winston Salem, NC

Open to Public.  Admission by donation. Bring your lawn chairs!

Tribal Office  1-336-816-7747
2147 Bethabara Rd., Winston Salem, NC  27106


July 17 - 18, 2009
Festival of Native Peoples & Cherokee Indian Art Market
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Cherokee, NC
This year our annual gathering of tribes from throughout the Americas takes its rightful place as the finest showcase of native dance, art, and culture in the southeast. The Festival of Native Peoples is an exposition of non-competitive dance, storytelling, and song performances expressing the collected history, culture, tradition, and wisdom of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Entertainment throughout the day will include a replica of an Apache dwelling with audience participation, hoop dancing, flute music, and Cherokee storytellers. Other performers include the Halau Palaihiwa O Kaipuwai, Hopi Senom Dance Group, Phoenix, AZ - Ambassador's of the State of Arizona and the Yellow Bird Apache champion dancers who have been performing for presidents and heads of state for 22 years. The festival will also play host to one of the southeast’s largest Native American art markets. The Cherokee Indian Art Market will feature over fifty nationally recognized, juried craftspeople and artisans from around the country displaying and selling their handmade traditional and contemporary works of art ranging in price from $10 to tens of thousands of dollars. Artists will also demonstrate techniques passed down from generation to generation.  Arts and crafts on display include traditional Cherokee white oak and river cane baskets, black and traditional pottery, wood and stone carvings, paintings, silver and turquoise jewelry, and much more. The market will present the work of such esteemed artists as Darrin Bark, John Grant, Jeanean Hornbuckle, Mary James, Nikki Nations, Joel Queen, Bud Smith, and Mattie Welch Wildcat, Shan Goshorn, Ramona Lossie, Lori Reed, Lucille Lossiah, Betty Maney and Louise Goings. Gates open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with performances throughout the day. Art market opens at 9 a.m. Adult admission $10; children six and under are free.

John Grant  (828) 497-4496
745 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee  NC  28719


July 18 - 19, 2009
Festival of Native Peoples & Cherokee Indian Art Market
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds,
Cherokee, NC
Gates open from 9am-6pm daily w/performances throughout the day. Art market opens at 9am. Adults $10, children 6 & under free.

John Grant   828 497 4496
475 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, NC  28719


August 8 - 9, 2009
6th Roanoke Is. American Indian Cutural Festival & Powwow
Airport Pavilion, Airport Road, Manteo, NC

Host Drum: Birdchoppers, Invited Drum:Na Ma Wo Chi Drummers, Head Dancers: Greg Stephenson and Karen Oxendine, MC Rick Youngblood, "The Cherokee Warrior" AD: TBA All Dancers and Drums welcome. Admission $5, Elders 65+ and children 3-12, $3; children under 3, free. Free parking

Marilyn Berry Morrison   757-477-3589
125 Scarborough Street, Manteo, NC  27954



North Carolina (continued)

August 14 - 16, 2009
Red Hawks Gathered Nations City of King Powwow
436 South Main Street  King, NC 27021

We invite you to join us at the King Fairgrounds for our annual Gathered Nations City of King Powwow. Participants are members of over twenty two different nations, bands and tribes. Event activities include a veterans ceremony, drumming, singing, dancing, special guest performances, native foods, raffles and more. Admission $7.00 adult. $5.00 child and senior. Children under five admit free. Gates open Friday 5pm-11pm. Saturday 10am-11pm. Sunday 10am-6pm. This is a drug and alcohol free environment.

Lance Red Hawk (336)985-3837
P.O. Box 297, Pinnacle, NC   27043


August 28 - 29, 2009
16th Annual Frank Liske Park Powwow
Frank Liske Park,
Concord, NC
Traditional southern protocol powwow. Free admission. Primitive camping. Craft contest. Fur and feathers hands on learning, Princess contest, Gourd dancing, Grand entry, Crazy midnight auction 30 minutes after closing session.

Cabarrus Powwow Association
75 Scalybark Trail
Concord, NC 28027

Vendors contact Gene Hall 336-413-1812

George Hoyt   704-786-5705
4001 Stough Road, Concord, NC  28025


September 11 - 13, 2009
Spruce Pine Powwow
12513 South Hwy 226, Spruce Pine, NC

Fourth Annual Powwow honoring all of our Veterans. Dancing, drumming, singing, flute and contemporary music, flint knapping, storytelling, tee pee, food and craft vendors, and much more. Continuous entertainment all day. Come early, bring your lawn chairs and stay all day. Hours are Friday and Saturday 9 to 9 and Sunday 9 to 5.Admission is $5 for Adults and $2 for Kids. Kids Day is Friday and kids are $1. Camping for dancers and vendors and Boy Scouts on site. Public camping nearby and Host Motel is Spruce Pine Motel ( 828-765-9344 ). Camp feed on Friday and Saturday. Luck of the Draw dance money for registered dancers. The Powwow is located at 12513 South Hwy 226 behind Music, Jewelry and Loan in Spruce Pine, 2 miles South of US 19 and 2 miles North of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Mabel Benjamin Blue Ridge Intertribal Pow Wow Association
114 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine NC   28777


September 18 - 19, 2009
Southeastern Tribes Cultural Arts Celebration
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Cherokee, NC

Master dancers, craftsmen, artists and athletes from the five main southeastern tribes - Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, Seminole and Choctaw.  Traditional tribal dance, storytelling performances, craft demonstrations, primitive skills encampment and juried competitions.  Encampment demonstrators Jimmy Sanders and Diamond Brown The Stomp dance, a strong traditional dance of southeastern tribes, will be performed by the Standing Pine Social Dancers. The Warriors of AniKituhwa Dancers. Cherokee Stickball demonstrations.    
Museum of the Cherokee Indian   (828) 497-3481
745 Tsali Blvd., Cherokee, NC  28719
 (828) 497-3481


September 18 - 20, 2009
Fort Hamby Powwow
Fort Hamby State Park, Wilkesboro, NC

This is an educational event with the Park Rangers helping with the educational activities for the children and Boy Scouts. There will be dancing, drumming, singing, tee pee demonstration, flute and contemporary music, story telling, flint knapping, and craft and food vendors. Continuous entertainment all day, so come early, bring your lawn chairs and stay all day. Hours on Friday and Saturday are 9 to 9 and on Sunday 9 to 5. There will be a concert at the Forest Edge Amphitheater on Saturday night by NAMMY Award nominee Dave Trezak. Park admission is $1 per person at the gate and admission to the Powwow is $5 for Adults and $2 for Kids. Kids Day is Friday and Kids are $1. Camping is available in the Park and can be reserved by calling 877-444-6777. Our host hotel is Holiday Inn Express. Reservation number is 336-838-1800 and ask for the Powwow discount. The Powwow is located inside the Ft. Hamby State Park. From Wilkesboro, take US421 North approximately 6 miles to Milepost 293 and turn South on South Recreation Road to the entrance of the park. The Blue Ridge Intertribal Powwow Association is a 501c3 corporation and we need volunteers to help before and during the Powwow. Contact Park Ranger Juanita Souther at 336-921-3390 to help at the park or Mabel Benjamin at 813-765-3073 to help passing out fliers, etc.

Mabel Benjamin Blue Ridge Intertribal Powwow Association
114 oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC  28777


October 6 - 10, 2009
97th Annual Cherokee Indian Fair
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Cherokee, NC

Each year the fair offers an opening parade, midway, fireworks, traditional Cherokee food and competitions that bring out the best of the Eastern Band’s basket makers, carvers, quilters, gardeners and more. The fair also attracts high-quality entertainment to perform each evening in the amphitheater.  The fair began as a way for members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to showcase their arts and crafts and invite neighboring communities to the Qualla Boundary, the tribe’s traditional homeland. The fair has grown since its early days, but its original focus remains. This is a hugely popular event among Eastern Band members and a great opportunity for visitors to experience the fun, welcoming qualities of the Cherokee culture.

Cherokee Welcome Center  (800) 438-1601
745 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC  28719

North Dakota

April 24 - 25, 2009
20th Annual Honor Dance and Spring Celebration Powwow
MSU Dome, Minot, ND

Wylie Hammond   701-858-3365
500 University Ave West, Minot, ND  58707


July 17 - 19, 2009
Mandaree Celebration Powwow
The Arbor,  New Town, North Dakota

Join the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara tribes for one of the biggest powwows in North Dakota! Thousands of dollars worth of pay out money, and givaways.

MHA Nation  701  627 4781
Three Affiliated Tribe 404 Frontage Road, New Town, ND 58763


July 23 - 25, 2009
Fort Totten Days Powwow
The Arena,  Fort Totten, ND

Come join us for three great days of powwowing at the new arena (South of Four Winds Community School).
Shawn Charboneau  701 766 4221
Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation P.O. Box 359, Fort Totten  ND  58335
sltmisdir@gondtc.com or sltmisdir1@gondtc.com


July 24 - 25, 2009
Little Eagle Powwow
Powwow Grounds, Standing Rock Rez, Fort Yates, ND

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's traditional powwow.

Ladonna 701 854 5500
Standing Rock Sioux Building No. 1 North Sioux Rock Ave.
Fort Yates, ND  58538


September 10 - 13, 2009
United Tribes International Powwow
United Tribes Technical College, Bismark, ND

Red Koch 701 255 3285
3315 University Drive, Bismark, ND  58504



October 31, 2009
Three Affiliated Tribes Halloween Party
Community Center,  New Town, ND

Lots of food, fun and entertainment for everyone!

MHA Nation 701 627 4781
404 Frontage Road, New Town, ND  58763


May 23 - 25, 2009
Ohio Valley Powwow
Madison County Fairgrounds, London, OH

Steve Harris  740 304 8950
205 ELm St., London, OH  43140


May 2 - 3, 2009
Tawawa Springs Intertribal Powwow
Tawawa Springs, Wilburforce, OH

Enjoy Native American food and crafts. Primitive Camping and RV spaces available. No pets allowed, unless you sneak them in. Grand Entry is at 12 noon on Sat. & Sun. Drums: By invitation only. Concert by award winning musician Michael Jacobs.

Rick Haithcook  937-219-8311
Tawawa Springs 1350 Brush Row Rd., Wilburforce, OH  45384

May 23 - 25, 2009
Selma Walker Memorial Weekend Powwow
Franklin Co. Fairgrounds  Columbus, OH

Traditional Powwow. Grand Entry @ 1pm AD-Ken Irwin Sr. MC-Jerry Dearly Sr.

Native American Indian Center Of Central Ohio
PO  Box 07705, Columbus, Ohio  43207-0705
(614) 443-6120  naicco@aol.com


June 13 - 14, 2009
Fort Ancient Celebration
Ft. Ancient State Memorial,  Oregonia, OH

Native drums, dancing, traders, flute music & storytellers. Children hands on activities. Come join the fun.

Jack Blosser  800 283 8904
6123 St  Rt  350, Oregonia, OH  45054


June 19 - 21, 2009
Honoring Our Ancestors 5th Annual
Ashtabula Co. Antique Engine Club, Williamsfield, OH

All drums and dancers welcome. Camping available. Admission: age 12-adult $5/ children & seniors $3. Gates open 10am-6pm. Crafts, food, both native and modern available. No drugs, alcohol or firearms allowed.
Sandi RedWolf  440 319 5781
4026 US Hwy 322, Williamsfield, OH  44093


June 19 - 21, 2009
Honoring our Ancestors 5th Annual
Ashtabula Antique Engine Club Grounds, 4029 Rt. 322 Williamsfield, OH

Gates open 10am. Adults, 12+ $5. Children and Seniors, $3. Family discounts.Traditional Native Gathering. Dancing,drums,flute,story telling, history and culture sharing. Food and vending.Dancers and drums are welcome. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Sandi Red Wolf  440-319-5781
325 W 48th #908, Ashtabula, Ohio  44004


July 10 - 12, 2009
25th annual Great Mohican Indian Powwow
Mohican Rez Campgrounds, Loudonville, OH
A Top 100 Show in North America by the ABA. Learn Native Culture & Lifestyles-Fellowship & Competitions. Enjoy Native Foods, Music, Story Telling, Dance & Drum Competitions Demos and more... See over 40 Top Artisans, Craftsmen & Traders. Held Rain or Shine w/Free Parking. Located 7 mile S. of Loudonville,OH. off St. Rt. 3 on the Wally Rd. Scenic Byway.

Chris Snively  Earl Gant   800.766.2267
23270 Wally Rd., Loudonville, OH  44842


July 17 - 19, 2009
Healing Mother Earth 2nd Annual Powwow
Lake Village Campground, Andover, OH

Gates open 10am. Grand Entry Noon and 6pm. Native American drum,dancing,flute,story telling,history and culture sharing. Food and vending. Auction. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Adults 12+ $5, Children, Seniors $3. Family discounts.Drums and dancers welcome.

Sandi Red Wolf  440-319-5781
325 W 48th #908, Ashtabula, Ohio  44004


August 1 - 2, 2009
Shawnee Woodland Summer Powwow
Zane Shawnee Caverns, Bellefontaine, OH

Traditional Shawnee Eastern Woodland Powwow. Come learn our Shawnee Traditions, customs and history. Gates open at 10am both days and Grand Entry is at 12 noon. Admission is: $10 a car load. Free parking.

Angel  937 592 9592
7092 State Rt, 540, Bellefontaine, OH 43311

September 5 - 7,2009
27th Annual Labor Day Weekend Powwow
Franklin Co. Fairgrounds 4100 Columbia St. Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Traditional Powwow Grand Entry @ 1pm. $7-Adults, $3-Seniors & Students, Free-5 & Under & Participants, $15-weekend Pass. Camping Available $20/weekend inc. Showers & Electric. Motels nearby

NAICCO  614-443-6120
PO Box 07705, Columbus, Ohio  43207

September 18 - 20, 2009
25th annual Great Mohican Indian Powwow
Mohican Rez Campgrounds, Loudonville, OH
A Top 100 Show in North America by the ABA. Learn Native Culture & Lifestyles-Fellowship & Competitions. Enjoy Native Foods, Music, Story Telling, Dance & Drum Competitions Demos and more... See over 40 Top Artisans, Craftsmen & Traders. Held Rain or Shine w/Free Parking. Located 7 mile S. of Loudonville, OH. off St. Rt. 3 on the Wally Rd. Scenic Byway.

Chris Snively  Earl Gant   800.766.2267
23270 Wally Rd., Loudonville, OH  44842


September 26 - 27, 2009
They Walked Here Before Us: A Woodland Indian Celebration
Buttonwood Park, Perrysburg, OH

7th Annual event. Gates open at 10am Saturday & Sunday. Concerts both days as early as 10:30am. Grand Entry: 12pm Saturday & 1pm Sunday. Closes Saturday at dusk & Sunday at 5:30pm. Children’s Tent w/Native American Arts & Crafts. Wildlife Tent w/American Birds of Prey. Indian Village w/Lacrosse-Double Ball Field, Flintknapping & more. Drums: Southern Singers of Ohio & Crooked Creek of Indiana. Vendors: Invitation Only.

Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation   419-381-7042
27174 Hull Prairie Rd., Perrysburg, OH  43551



April 3 - 4, 2009
9th Annual DCIYC Scholarship Powwow
Bulldog Arena, Jay, OK

Jaxin Enemy Hunter  918-314-2245


April 4, 2009
American Indian Leadership Youth Council 13th Annual Powwow

Broken Bow, OK
Arena Director: Willard Polk
Monica Billy   580-584-3365
108 W. 5th St., Broken Bow, OK  74728


April 4, 2009
Chahsenah Descendants Annual Powwow
Lawton, OK

Mary Chahsenah   580-483-7284
504 NW Bingo Rd., Lawton, OK  73507


April 4, 2009
5th Annual Skiatook JOM Powwow

Skiatook, OK  
Avis Ballard   918-287--554
710 S. Osage, Skiatook, OK  74070


April 4, 2009
UCO Spring Powwow
Edmond, OK

Hosted by the Native American Student Association
Arena Director: Randy Frazier, P.B., Potawatomi

Kathryn Toahty   405-974-2224
100 N University Drice, Edmond, OK  73034


April 25 - 26 2009
Comanche War Dance Society 39th Annual Spring Man Dance
Comanche Nation Complex Gym, Lawton, OK

Special Invitation to the Comanche Nation Princess Natalie Blackstar
and Comanche Nation Jr. Princess Shelby Mata
Invitation to all Club Princesses and Organizations

Comanche Nation  580 246-8240
584 N.W. Bingo Road, Lawton, OK  73507


May 1, 2009
Putnam City Indian Education Youth Powwow
Putnam City High School (Old Gymnasium),
Oklahoma City, OK
The public is invited to attend, free of charge. All Dancers and Singers welcomed.  Vendor Contact: Deanna Murrow at (405) 495-0168 ext. 1650

George Shields  405 495-0168 ext. 1652
5300 N.W. 50th St., Oklahoma City, OK  73122


May 2, 2009
Bixby High School Indian Heritage Club 6th Annual Powwow
Bixby High School Gymnasium

"All Dancers Welcome" - Free Admission
All Princesses and Dignitaries Welcome!

Tina Francis  918  557-3478
601 S. Riverview Dr., Bixby, OK  74008


May 3, 2009
Graduation Honor Dance for Anthony Pewenofkit
Verden High School Gymnasium, Verdeen, OK

"CLASS of 2009" Special Contest: "Southern Straight Dance" Sponsored by: The Lightfoot and Pewo Families.

Mycol Wahnee   405 247-2838
Verden High School  100 Locust, Verden, OK  73092



May 9, 2009
Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women Powwow
Osage Million Dollar Elm Event Center

The 2009 Miss & Jr. Miss Indian Oklahoma Pageant Admission is free.

Bernadette Huber  918) 671-4565
951 W. 36th St. N., Tulsa, OK  74127

May 9, 2009
Pawnee Title VII 28th Annual Youth Dance
Pawnee County Fairgrounds, Pawnee,  OK

Categories will not be combined.  Security will be provided. Food and Merchandise Vendors will be on hand.  Vendor Contact: June Hamilton (918) 762-3564

Angie Echohawk  918 762-3618
Pawnee Memorial Field 610 Memorial St., Pawnee, OK   Z74058


May 16, 2009
38th Annual RSU-Claremore Graduation Honor Powwow
Bushyhead Field House, Rogers State University Claremore, OK

"Security will be on hand", "Food and Merchandise Vendors will be on hand"  Vendors: $30.00 donation to N.A.S.A. or equivalent item. Concession stand benefits Rogers County Cherokee

Jaime Clark  918  343-7566
Rogers State Univ. 1701 Will Rogers Blvd. Claremore, OK 74017

May 23, 2009
Hilary Sanchez Graduation Powwow
Wetumka High School Gym, Wetumka, OK

Vendor fee $25 and donation. Host Drums: Bearclaw Singers. 2pm Gourd Dancing; 5pm Supper Break; Tiny Tots competition sponsored by the Folsom Family.  6pm Gourd Dancing.  All Princesses welcome. 7pm Grand Entry. 50/50, Cake Walk, Raffles

Amanda Yahola Martinez   405-452-3048
Wetumka High School
Wetumka, OK  74883

May 24, 2009
30th Anniversary Powwow for Darrell & Kay Cable
Comanche Nation Complex Gym,  Lawton, OK

Head Staff: M.C.'s: Willie Nelson & Kenneth L. Cozad; Head Gourd Dance Singer: Berkey Monoessy; Head War Dance Singer: Oliver LittleCook; Head Gourd Dancer: J.R. Ross; Head Lady Gourd; Dancer: Florence Starr; Head Man Dancer: Pat Moore; Head Lady Dancer: April Clairmont; Co-Hosts: Comanche Little Ponies and the Kickapoo Pow-Wow Club.  Arena Directors: R.G. Harris & Corey Hindsley. Special Invitation to: Natalie Blackstar, Comanche Nation Princess, Frank McClellan Sr. & Family, Dara Franklin & Family
Contests: Mens Straight Womens Cloth Tiny Tots

Darrell Cable Jr  580 512 0172 
584 N.W. Bingo Road, Lawton, OK  73507


May 30, 2009
Maud Wolftongue Memorial Dance
Concho Community Center,  Concho, OK

Head Staff: M.C.: Moses Starr; Head Singers: Mike & Greg Pawnee;
Head Lady Dancer: Irene Deer; Head Man Dancer: Tim Ramsey; Head Little Boy: Joe Littlebird; Head Little Girl: Rosemary Littlebird

Wolftongue Family  580 927 6196
200 Wolf Robe Circle, Concho, OK  73022


June 5 - 6, 2009
Miami Nation 10th Annual Powwow
N.E.O. Equine Arena,   Miami, Oklahoma

Rhonda at 918  542 1445
2220 Rockdale Rd., Miami, OK  74354


June 5 - 7 2009
Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival
Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK

For nearly 30 years Red Earth, Inc has been recognized as the primary multi-cultural resource in Oklahoma for advancing the understanding and continuation of Native American traditional and contemporary culture and arts. The juried art competition and dance competition at the annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival has established Oklahoma City as a Native American art and cultural center, rivaling other southwestern cities as a showcase of Indian art. The varied activities and events scheduled during the Festival provide a mix of entertaining and educational presentations including food booths, hands-on children’s activities, storytelling, and musical performances.

Erin Merryweather  405 427-5228
2100 NE 52nd, Oklahoma City, OK  73111


June 12, 2009
Chilocco Reunion Thunderbird Powwow
Cherokee Casino & Resort Convention Center, Catoosa, OK

Jim Baker at  405  377 6826
777 W Cherokee St., Catoosa, OK  74015


Jun 12 - 13, 2009
59th Annual Quanah Parker Powwow
Star House Eagle Park , Cache, OK.

2:30 p.m. Gourd Dance; 7:00 p.m. Grand Entry. Head Staff: Master of Ceremonies: Nipper Tiddark; Head Man Dancer: George, Tahdooahnippah; Head Gourd Dancer: Darryl Hebb; Head Lady Dancer: Susie Hubbard; Head Drum: Sovo; Arena Director: Labert Tahah

Ron Parker  580 695 2493
62 Highway 115, Cache, OK 73527

June 26 - 28,  2009 
Twelfth Annual Peoria Powwow
Peoria Powwow Grounds,  Miami, OK

Head Singer: John David Ballard (Shawnee, Peoria, Ottawa, Cherokee); Head Man Dancer: Simon Washee (Cheyenne, Arapaho, Cherokee); Head Lady Dancer: Mallori Marie Shawnee (Quapaw, Shawnee, Delaware, Peoria, Miami, Creek); Host Gourd Dancer: Lee Lawhead (Cherokee, Pamunkey); Color Guard: Broken Arrow Honor Guard; Master of Ceremonies: David Tyner (Peoria, Shawnee, Cherokee); Arena Director: Neil Lawhead (Ottawa); Pow-Wow Coordinator: Rob Blalock (Peoria, Absentee Shawnee)

Peoria Tribal Office 918 540 2535
60610 East 90 Road, Miami, OK  74355


June 27, 2009
Hasinai Summer Youth Caddo Dance
Caddo Nation Complex,  Binger,  OK

4:00 p.m. - Turkey Dance; 6:00 p.m. - Supper Break; 7:00 p.m. - Drum Dance; 8:00 p.m. - Crowning of the 2009-2011 Hasinai Society Princess.  Head Staff: Master of Ceremonies: Wayman Wells
2009 Interm Hasinai Society Princess: Corissa Lauren Robbins
Little Miss Hasinai Society Princess: Shayna Fay HoweryShriley Gouge at  405 656 2344
Intersection of Hwy 152 & 281, Binger, OK  73009


July 2 - 4, 2009
Kiowa Society 43rd Annual Celebration
Chieftain Park Powwow Grounds , Carnegie, OK

David Geimausaddle   405 638 1917
E1440 Rd Hghway 58, Carnegie, OK  73015

July 3 - 5, 2009
Quapaw Powwow
Quapaw, OK

Divisional contest money totaling $39,000.00.  Special Hoop Dance contest $2,800.00.  49 contest $200.00
Quapaw Tribal Office   918 542-1853
5681 S 630 Road, Quapaw, OK  74363


July 3 - 5, 2009
Tia-Piah Society of Oklahoma Powwow
Tia-Piah Park, Lawton OK

Friday, July 3, 2009 - Evening program starts at 7:00 p.m.  Saturday, July 4, 2009 - Gourd Dancing at 2:00 p.m.; Supper at 5:30 p.m.; Evening Program begins at 7 p.m.  Sunday, July 5, 2009 - Gourd Dancing at 2:00 p.m.; Supper at 5:30 p.m.; Evening program at 7:00 p.m.

Carla Whiteman    580 678 6626
County Road E1580 Rd., Lawton, OK  73501

July 17 - 19, 2009
Tulsa Powwow
SpiritBank Event Center,  Tulsa, OK
General admission $5.00. Dancers, drummers, singers, contests,
including the Annual Fry Bread cook off Championships!

Dorcas Williams  918 437 5115
S Memorial Dr & E 105th St, Tulsa  OK  74133


July 24 - 26, 2009
Kihekah Steh Powwow
Kihekah Steh Dance Grounds,  Skiatook, OK

Crowning "Blake Sisk" 2009 Princess on Friday night.  Kihekah Steh Elder Honoree 2009 Reva Polson. Honoring our past Head Man, Head Lady, and Princesses in Grand Entry on Saturday night.

Donna Phillips 918 396 1155 
N. 193rd Javine Hill Road, Skiatook, OK  74070

July 25, 2009
Comanche Nation Fair Benefit Powwow
Comanche Nation Complex Gym,  Lawton, OK

Program Schedule: Gourd Dance: 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Supper Break (On your own): 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Gourd Dance: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.; Intertribal & Contests: 7:00 p.m. - ?

Delphine Nelson at  580 357 6545
584 N.W. Bingo Road, Lawton, OK  73507
Delphine Nelson at (580) 357-6545


July 25 2009
93rd Birthday Celebration Powwow
Concho Community Center,  Concho, OK

Celebration Honor Dance for Kathryn Youngbull Hoffman!  Contests: Prettiest Shawl Contest. No other contests.  No alcohol or drugs on the premises, not responsible for accidents.

Lisa Gooday  405 269 2796
200 Wolf Robe Circle, Concho, OK 73022

July 31 - August 2, 2009
Kaw Nation Intetribal Powwow
Kaw Nation Powwow Grounds, Kaw City, O
Join us for three awesome days at Washunga Bay! Camping space available
Food Concessions and Arts and Crafts space available.

Donna Villa 866 404 5297
Drawer 50, Kaw City  OK  74641


July 31 - August 2, 2009
Oklahoma Indian Nation Powwow
Concho Powwow Grounds, Concho, OK

Friday, July 31, 2009: Gourd Dance at 6:00 p.m., Grand Entry at 8:00 p.m
Saturday, August 1, 2009: Gourd Dancing at 2:00 p.m., Grand Entry at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 2, 2009: Gourd Dancing at 2:00 p.m., Grand Entry at 7:00 p.m.
Buffalo Chili Cook-Off & Health Fair.  Saturday, August 1st,sponsored by the Diabetes Wellness Program.  Sunday Morning Worship Service: Provided by El Reno Indian Baptist Church 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  All take place at the OIN powwow grounds.

Christine Morton 405 422 7545
North, El Reno, Hwy 81, Concho, OK  73036

August 3 - 8, 2009
The 78th American Indian Exposition & Powwow
Caddo County Fairgrounds,  Anadarko, OK

Monday Morning: 10:00 a.m. Opening Day Parade Downtown Anadarko
Monday Evening: Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Honor Indian Celebrity/Pageant to follow. Tuesday Evening: Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Tiny Tots; Golden Age; Princess Contest; Tribal Contest. Wednesday Evening: Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Pageant. Thursday Evening: Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Jr. and Teen Categories; Men's Fancy Preliminaries; Princess Contest. Friday Evening: Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Sr. Womens Categories; Men's Categories; Men's Fancy Preliminaries; Princess Contest. Saturday Morning: 10:00 a.m. Closing Day Parade Downtown Anadarko. Saturday Evening: Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Honor Indian of the Year; All finals in all categories; Men's Championship Fancy War Dance Competition

Tracey Gabehart at  405- 247 7656
E. 7th St. & E. Broadway St., Anadarko, OK  73005


August 7 - 8, 2009
24th Annual Bell Powwow
Stilwell, OK

This is a contest powwow.  Archie Mason, EMCEE; Don Howell, AD; Cherokee Gourd Society, Host; Drum Busters, Host Drum; Chuck Love, Head Man; Lena Nells, Head Lady.

Thomas Muskrat  (918) 696-4480
PO Box 4500, Stilwell, OK  74960


August 27 - 30, 2009
133rd Annual Ponca Indian Powwow Homecoming
White Eagle Powwow grounds,  Ponca City, OK

Delbert Cole  580 763 0120
White Eagle Powwow grounds Hwy 177, Ponca City, OK  74601

September 3 - 7, 2009
Choctaw Labor Day Festival & Powwow
Capital grounds, Tushkahoma, OK

Sharon or Willard  800 522 6170
P.O. Box 1210, Durant, OK   74702


September 4 - 6, 2009
Cherokee Nation Holiday Powwow
Cultural Grounds,  Tahlequah, OK

Darlene Foreman 918 453 5393
P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK  74465


September 4 - 6, 2009
Ottawa Powwow & Celebration
Adawe Park,  Miami,OK

Friday 6:00 p.m. - Gourd Dance; 8:00 p.m. - Stomp Dance & Social Dances; Saturday Noon - Camp Feast; 6:00 p.m. - Gourd Dance; 8:00 p.m. – Midnight - War Dance; Midnight to ?? - Stomp Dance.  Sunday 9:00 a.m - Indian Junior Olympics (0–12 years old); 6:00 p.m. - Gourd Dance; 8:00 p.m. – Midnight - War Dance; Midnight – ?? - Stomp Dance.

Steve Kinder 816 806 3447
11400 S. 613 Rd., Miami,  OK  74355


September 4 - 7, 2009
Cheyenne Arapaho Powwow
Powwow grounds,  Colony, OK

Free to the public & free parking. Bring your tents and tee pees. RV hook up available with daily fee.
Gladys  405 262 7681
700 North Black Kettle Blvd., Concho, OK  73022


September 18 - 20, 2009
Indian City USA Kiowa Nation Powwow
Indian City Powwow Grounds,  Anadarko, OK

Head Staff: Master of Ceremonies: Eddie Mahseet & Hammond Motah; Head Man Dancer: R.G. Harris; Head Lady Dancer: Jacquie Tsonetokoy; Head Gourd Dancer: Walter Ahhaitty; A.D.'S: Eddie Henery & Freddie Banderas; Host Southern Drum: Southern Crew; Host Northern Drum: MGM.  Co-Host: Kiowa Tia-Piah Society & Comanche Little Ponies.  Color Guards: Riverside Indian School & C.I.V.A.  $25,000 in Prize Money.

ICUSA  405 247 2063
Indian City Powwow grounds, Anadarko, OK  73005


September 18 - 19, 2009
Oklahoma Indian Summer Powwow
Bartlesville Community Center,  Bartlesville, OK

Security will be provided. Food and Merchandise vendors will be on hand.

Jenifer Pechonick  918  331 0934
300 S.E. Adams Blvd., Bartlesville, OK  74003


September 25 - 26, 2009
Standing Bear Powwow
Standing Bear Park, Ponca City, OK

Hosted by the: Kaw Nation, Osage Nation, Otoe-Missouria Tribe, Pawnee Tribe, Ponca Nation, & Tonkawa Tribes. Princess Competition: Must be a descendent of one of the six host tribes. Registration will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. Selection will be Friday night after Grand Entry.

Standing Bear Park at 580 762 1514
P.O. Box 247, Ponca City, OK  74602

October  2 -  3, 2009
Fourth Annual Keetoowah Cherokee Powwow
Keetoowah Celebration Grounds, Tahlequah, OK

Registration: Noon – 3:00 p.m.; Grand Entry: 3:00 p.m.; Head Staff: Master of Ceremonies: Rob Daugherty, Cherokee, Jay, OK.  Host Northern Drum: Buffalo Horse, Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.  Host Southern Drum: T.B.A. Contests: Adults: 1st: $600.00, 2nd: $400.00, 3rd: $300.00. Men's: Traditional, Grass, Straight, Fancy; Women's: Buckskin, Cloth, Jingle, Fancy Shawl; Juniors (11-16): 1st: $400.00, 2nd: $300.00, 3rd: $200.00.

Joe Byrd 918 431 1818
Hwy 26 Willis Rd., Tahlequah, OK  74464


October 10, 2009
Oklahoma Choctaw Tribal Alliance Arts & Crafts Fair
Choctaw Tribal Alliance Center, Oklahoma City, OK

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Come and enjoy choctaw arts, crafts, & delicious food.  Featuring: Indian Tacos, Buffalo Meat Chili, Pashofa, Viola’s Cakes and more.

Phyillis 405 634 6259
5320 S Youngs Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK  73119


October 31, 2009
Bacone College Fall Powwow
Palmer Center Gymnasium,  Muskogee, OK

Gourd Dance: 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  Supper: 5:30 p.m.  Grand Entry: 7:00 p.m. - Intertribal Dancing; Contests.

Kyle Taylor at  918 360 1085
2299 Old Bacone Road, Muskogee, OK  74403


November 14, 2009
Sac and Fox Veterans All Gourd Dance Powwow
Sac and Fox Community Building, Stroud, OK

Raffles, 50/50, Blankets, Food Baskets, etc. Come help us celebrate
Veteran's Day Have a Good Time - And Enjoy Yourself! Food and merchandise vendors will also be on hand. From 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Anita Stevens at  918  968 3526
Sac & Fox Reservation Hwy 99/377, Stroud, OK  74079


November 14, 2009
Comanche Homecoming Benefit Powwow
Community Building, Walters, OK

All Gourd Dance Program: Gourd Dance: 2:00 p.m.; Supper Break: 5:00 p.m.; Gourd Dance: 6:00 p.m.

Anthony Monoessy at  580 574 2419
905 E Missouri St., Walters,  OK  73572


November 21, 2009
Otoe-Missouria Powwow
Otoe-Missouria Cultural Building, Red Rock, OK

Gourd Dance: 2:00 p.m.; Supper Break: 5:30 p.m.; Gourd Dance: 6:30 p.m.
War Dance: 7:30 p.m.  "Honoring all Otoe Missouria Bear Clan Members"
Diana Plumley at  405  598 0636
8151 Highway 177, Red Rock, OK  74651


November 21, 2009
Eagles in Flight Powwow
John Marshall High School Gym, Oklahoma City, OK

Gourd Dancing - 2:00 p.m.; Supper - 5:00 p.m.; Gourd Dancing - 6:00 p.m.
Grand Entry - 7:00 p.m.

OKCPS Native American Student Services 405 587 0359
12201 N. Portland, Oklahoma City, OK  73170

November 27, 2009
NAC Annual Thanksgiving Dance Powwow
White Eagle Cultural Center, Ponca City, OK

2:00 p.m. - War Dance; 5:00 p.m. - Supper Break; 6:30 p.m. - Gourd Dance

Oliver LittleCook at  580 762 2688
White Eagle Cultural Center grounds Hwy 177, Ponca City, OK  74601


November 27 - 29, 2009
Choctaw Casino Powwow
Choctaw Casino Coliseum,  Tushkahoma, OK

Over 50,000 in prize money.  Starts at 12 noon until 10 PM.

Sharon or Willard  at  580 920 0160
3702 Choctaw Rd., Durant, OK  74701


April 18, 2009
Springfield Indian Education Honor Powwow
Springfield OR

Head Man: John Warren; Head Lady: Brandy Polmateer; MC: Nick Sixkiller, Cherokee; Performers: Aztec Dancers; Drums: Dancing Spirit
Round Stone Singers, SoaringHawk, Steiger Butte Singers
Virgil Martin   541-726-3211
10th & G Street, Springfield OR  97477

May 8 - 10, 2009
Native American Student Assoc. 42nd Annual Mothers Day Powwow
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
2 day competition powwow.  Pathlapa special; clown dance; 3 man hand drum competition; Host drum: Little Island Cree; Honor drum: Black Lodge; MC: Fred Hill; Arena Director: Captain Moody.

Charlene Moody   Emmilee Risling    Roshell Nieto
University of Oregon, EMU suite 26, Eugene, OR  97403


July 10 - 12, 2009

Veterans Powwow 2009

Grand Ronde, OR

MC – Nick Sixkiller; Whipman – Tony Whitehead; Host Drum – Dancing again Singers; Drums – Eagle Beak, Jóhonaaéi', Little River,

Uyxat Powwow grounds. Under the tent! Gourd dancing Sat. & Sun. 11am. Grand entries 1pm & 7pm Sat. 1pm on Sun. All veterans, dancers, & public welcome! Arts & crafts, & food vendors welcome.  Free parking/ camping available! No pets, drugs, or alcohol permitted 

Christian Tinney   503/883-3610



July 24 - 25, 2009
Kat's 3rd Powwow Gathering
Kat's House,  Salem OR

Kat is having a gathering at her home. There will be dancers, drummers, vendors, ect. we are having a special medal presentation on saturday the 25th... to honor the family of a Army Veteran WWII. There will also be a Ribbon Shirt Presentation open to the public.

Kat Sheldon  503 999 5407
3844 Fisher Rd NE, Salem, OR  97305


August 1, 2009
Living Waters Powwow
Aldersgate Conference Center,   Turner, Oregon

5th Annual Mni Wiconi Wacipi   (Living Waters) Family Camp and Traditional Powwow. Worship, native speakers and fellowship, plus an all day powwow on Saturday.

Jodi  at  360 546 1867
Wiconi International P.O. Box 5246, Vancouver, WA  98668


August 21 - 23, 2009
Klamath Tribes Ristoration Celebration
Fairgrounds,  Chiloquin, OR

This annual event marks the anniversary of the "restoration" of federal recognition of the Klamath tribes. Includes Powwow, rodeo, great food, and more!

Taylor 800 524 9787
P.O. Box 436, Chiloquin, OR 97624


November 14, 2009
Restoration Powwow and Celebration
Chinook Winds Casino Event Center , Lincoln City, OR

The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon invites you to celebrate with us at our 32nd Annual Restoration Powwow and Celebration. All drums and dancers are welcome. Starts at 6 PM.

Mona Fisher  800 922 1399
1777 NW 44th St., Lincoln City, OR  97367


April 25 - 26, 2009
3rd Annual Swatara Creek Powwow
Ferry House, Middleton, PA

Paul Bear  717-215-3079
Old Ferry House grounds, Rt. 441 & South Union, Middletown, PA 17057


May 2 - 3, 2009
Spring Corn Festival
Allentown Indian Museum

Pat Rivera  610-797-2121
2825 Fish Hatchery Rd., Allentown, PA  18103


May 16 - 17, 2009
Ontelaunee Park Intertribal Powwow
Ontelaunee Park,  New Tripoli, PA

All drums welcome. Gates open 10am with Grand Entry at noon both days. Proceeds to benefit Indian Law Resource Center & Ontelaunee Park. Camping available for dancers, drums, vendors and volunteers. Sorry, no public camping. A potluck togetherness feast will be held on Sat. Night for powwow participants, bring a favorite food to share if you can. This will an alcohol free event open to the public. Please bring you own seating.

Mark Onehawk 484 941 1317
Rt. 143 (Kings Hwy), New Tripoli, PA  18066


May 22 - 25, 2009
35th De-Un-Da-Ga Memorial Day Powwow
Custaloga Town Scout Res.,
7 Boy Scout Lane, Carlton, PA 
Traditional northern style, Lakota traditions.  Hosted by Langundowi Lodge at Custaloga Town Scout Reservation's permanent, pine-covered dance arbor.  2009 Powwow in memory of Lester "Les" Bean. Host Drum: MacKenzie River - Ravenna OH (Lead singer: Dean Hugebeck). Invited Drums: Morning Star - CT, Southern Heart - OH Head Dancers: Daren Krug - Franklin PA, Vicki Hugebeck - Cambridge OH Whipmen: Chris Reardon - Oil City PA, Brandon Master - Franklin PA - Grandchild of Les Bean Junior Whipmen: Dakota Bean - Stow OH, Hunter Bean - Erie PA - Grandchildren of Les Bean. Veteran Coordinator: Curt Baltzer - Akron OH; Arena Directors: Tom House - NY, Doug Sestock - PA. Masters of Ceremonies: Dan Paul - Pacific Grove CA; Frank Andrews - Albuquerque NM.  Camping: $8.00 per person, includes admission, hot showers, etc. Camping trailers welcome (no hookups or dump station). Food Booth by Langundowi for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Traders by Invitation only - No activities on Friday or Monday. No early camping or ground fires.
Bob Schwarz or Tom Mance  412-882-0613 or 412-331-6129
Pittsburgh, PA


May 23 - 25, 2009
16th Annual Cherokee Indian Festival
Temple University Ambler Campus, Ambler, PA

580 Meeting House
Honoring All Veterans, Share Cherokee Culture, Dance, Song, Legends, Drumming, Native Food, Children's  Craft Tent and much more. Bring your own seating, RAIN or SHINE, 10 AM til Dusk, Grand Entry 12 NOON, adults $8, Seniors $7, Children $3 and under age 6 FREE. 

Chief Buffy Red Feather Brown   215-549-4191
6473 Ardleigh Street, Philadelphia, PA  19119


June 13 - 14, 2009
4th Annual Riverside Powwow
Riverside Camp Ground,  Montgomery, PA

Come join the fun at the 4th Annual Riverside Powwow. Eagle Thunder is the host drum, all other drums welcome. Jim "Dancing Crow" and Kay "Falling Leaves" Reynolds are the head dancers and Makwa is the MC and AD. Saturday there are 2 Grand Entries: 12 noon and 7pm & Sunday Grand Entry is 12 noon. Come see the Aztec Fire Dancers from Mexico. Enjoy the Native Crafts and food. A great family outing for all ages.
Makwa  570 799 0537
125 S Main St, Montgomery, PA  17752


June 19 - 21, 2009
Tatanka Oyate Wacipi II
Woodland Zoo, Farmington, PA

The John Wyrick Band opening for Bill Miller in Concert, Saturday 7 p.m. Bill Miller winner of two Grammys for Best Native American Music Album in the past two years as well as being honored with 7 different Native American Music Awards and most recently the NAMA Lifetime Achievement Award. Nation Flags and Staffs welcomed. Traditional sweat lodges, spiritual leaders welcome to pour water. Primitive camping. Parking for RVs. Dancers, vendors and performers free admission to all events.  Admission & Parking: $12.00 adults/$8.00 children. Camping $10.00 per day Children under 5 free.  Family of 4 Package: $55 includes concert, powwow (both days), full zoo access, camping
Hawk Goodfire   724.516.2751

Justina Tyson    724-384-0674
3400 National Pike, Farmington, PA  15437

http://www.myspace.com/johnwyrickband )

June 19 - 21, 2009
Buffalo Nation Powwow
The Woodland Zoo,
Farmington, PA
Admission & Parking: $12 adults/$8 children. Camping $10 per day, Children under 5 free. Family of 4 Package: $55 Includes concert, powwow (both days), full zoo access & camping. All Dancers: Free admission to concert, powwow, camping & zoo. Saturday - Grand Entry at Noon, Dinner break 3-4, Close at 6pm. Sunday - Grand Entry at Noon, Close at 5pm. Exhibition dances throughout the day. Possible meet and greet with Bill Miller.

Hawk  724 516 2751
3400 National Pike, Farmington,  PA  15437


June 20 - 21, 2009
19th Annual Traditional Native American Powwow
Sullivan County Fairgrounds, Forksville, PA

Dancing, storytelling, traders, food, flute playing.  Aztec Dancers and more.  Admission $5.00 under 12 free. Dancers are free.
Enjoy being outdoors, Loyalsock Creek near by and join in with us dancing and having fun.

Dave or Joeann Himmelreich  570-368-2790
500 n. Washington Street, Montoursville, PA  17754


June 25 - 28, 2009
Appalachian Native American/ Mtn Man Rendevous
Mountz Memorial Park,  Smithmills, PA

Come out to Mountz Memorial Park and enjoy Native American stone tools and Mountain Man craft Shows!

Cathy Beers  814 687 3218
Mountz Memerial Park, Smithmills, PA  16680

June 27 - 28, 2009

ThunderHeart Village Buffalo Valley Powwow

Mifflinburg, PA
Buffalo Valley Sportsman's Assoc.

Four-Miles N. West of Mifflinburg Open to the Public Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am till 6:00pm Grand Entry, Sat. and Sun. at Noon. Free Admission. Host Drum: Iroquois Thunderheart; Guest Drum: Eagle Eagle Thunder, Spirit Wolf; Head Male Dancer: Roy “Dancing Two Bears”; Head Female Dancer: Teresa “Running Deer”; Arena Director: Cris StandingBear; Native Dancing, Singing, Food and Craft Vendors Storytelling.  Camping for Vendors and Dancers. Vendors by Invitation only. All proceeds benefit BVSA and the “All Nations Youth Camp“ Dry Camping available to the Public – Donations Accepted Limited Electric: Call with needs.  Directions from Harrisburg – Rt. 15 N. to Rt. 104 N. follow Rt. 104 N. to Mifflinburg turn right on Rt. 45 ( Chestnut St.) go two block turn left on N. 8th St.  Directions from Williamsport – Rt. 15 S. to Lewisburg turn right on Rt. 45 W. to Mifflinburg Turn right on N. 8th St. Directions from State College – Rt. 45 E. to Mifflinburg turn left on N. 8th St.  Once on N. 8th St. follow Signs to club grounds.

Marty “Little Crow 717-637-2548 or  717-521-6587

R.R. #1 P.O. BOX 8, Mifflinburg, PA



July 18 - 19, 2009
12th Annual Native American Powwow
DelGrosso's Amusement Park, Tipton, PA

Free admission to Amusement Park and to the Powwow. Competition dancing.

Ezra Fields 918 576 9661
Rt 220Bus I99N, Tipton, PA 16684

July 25 - 26, 2009

ThunderHeart Village American Indian Powwow

Gettysburg Battlefield Resort

1960 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Bonfire 8:00pm. Grand Entry, Saturday only at noon. This is a one day powwow - Saturday only with Sunday an informal educational day for the public. Vendors free space but will donate one item for a raffle.  Bring lawn chairs and blankets.  Host Drum: Iroquois Thunderheart; Guest Drum: Eagle Eagle Thunder, Spirit Wolf; Head Male Dancer: Roy “Dancing Two Bears”; Head Female Dancer: Teresa “Running Deer”; Arena Director: Cris StandingBear; MC: Maqwa.  Native Dancing, Singing, Food and Craft Vendors. Camping for Vendors and Dancers, and members only Vendors by Invitation only. All proceeds benefit All Nations Youth Camp and donation to the campground for future events. Directions: Rt. 15 south to The Steinwer Exit. Follow signs for the Bear Factory. Campground is right before the factory. Look for a Camper Sales store Campground is there

Marty “Little Crow 717-637-2548 or  717-521-6587

R.R. #1 P.O. BOX 8, Mifflinburg, PA



August 1 - 2, 2009
Bull Run All Nations Powwow
Riverfront Park,  Loyalsock, PA

Host Drum: Iriquois Thunderheart. Aztec Fire Dancers. Gates open 10am. Grand Entry: 12 noon Sat & Sun.

Dave Tree  570 777 2602
Canfield Ln, Loyalsock, PA  17701

August 8 - 9, 2009
South Valley 3rd Annual Powwow and Gathering
Wanamie Park,  Nanticoke, PA

Admission: Adults $4 and Children $2. Handicap, free. Camping for dancers and vendors only.

Russ and Rhoda  570 759 3711
# 224 Luzerne County,  Nanticoke, PA  18634

September 5 - 7, 2009

ThunderHeart Village Powwow and Gathering

Kiwanis Lake, York, PA

Open to the public. Saturday , Sunday & Monday 10:00 am till 6:00 pm.  Admission: $5.00. Children under 10: Free. Proceeds to benefit All Nations Youth Camp. Host Drum: Iroquois Thunderheart; Guest Drum: Eagle Eagle Thunder, Spirit Wolf; Head Male Dancer: Roy “Dancing Two Bears”; Head Female Dancer: Teresa “Running Deer”  MC: Maqwa; Arena Director: Cris StandingBear; Entertainment: The Dog and Pony Show.  Native Dancing, Singing, Food and Craft Vendors. To bring Native awareness and Education to the people…. Camping for Vendors and Dancers only. Vendors by Invitation only. Vendors may not set up before checking in with us.  Directions from Harrisburg – Rt. 83 S. to George St Exit. Follow George St to Rt. 30 West. Follow to Pennsylvania Ave (On left by Burger King) turn left Follow Signs; Directions from Lancaster – Rt. 30 West to Pennsylvania Ave (on left by Burger King) Turn left and follow signs. Directions from Maryland – RT 83 N to George St Exit. Follow George St through town, Cross over the bridge (Armory on Right) 2nd traffic light turn left follow signs.

Marty “Little Crow “for info: 717-521-6587 or 717-637-2548



October 10 - 11, 2009
22nd Annual American Indian Gathering
Community College of Beaver County, Monaca, PA

Head Man: Michael Nephew; Head Woman: Carolyn Bartlett
Host Drum: Muddy Creek Singers; MC: Hank Houghtaling

John Goberish   724-775-8561  ext 156
1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA  15061


Rhode Island

April 4 - 5, 2009
Eighth Annual Brown University Spring Thaw Powwow
Lincoln Field, Providence, RI

Rain site: Pizzitola Gym on Hope St. and Lloyd St. Check out the website to see some colorful pics!

Loyola Rankin   505-917-1162
Between Waterman St. and George St., along Thayer, Providence RI  


July 18 - 19, 2009
RIIC Powwow
Roger Williams Park , Providence, RI

The sacred fire is started on Saturday morning at sun up and is kept lit until the end of the Pow Wow on Sunday. The Pow Wow opening ceremonies begin at 10:00 a.m. and festivities end at 6:00 p.m. Grand entry (when the dancing begins) is at noon. Admission is free of charge and the event is open to the public.

Rhode Island Indian Council  401-781-1098
807 Broad Street, Providence, RI  02907


South Carolina

September 5, 2009
4th Annual Powwow/Native American Festival
Smith Park,  Bennetsville, South Carolina

Public Invited.  Adults $5; Children $3; Vendors $50

Rick LaBean 843 862 3299
Cottingham Blvd  #9 & 38 Bypass, Bennetsville, SC  29512 


South Dakota

June 12 - 13, 2009
4th Annual Veterans Honoring Outdoor Wacipi
Sioux Empire Fair Grounds, Sioux Falls, SD

Free tent camping, RVS small charge full hook ups, meal at end of each day. Bring a picture of a veteran to be recognized Over 100 veterans attended 2008 Wacipi.  Traditional Wacipi truly honors all veterans. Dancers from all over the Midwest come to dance in honor of our veterans. "We will gather each year to promote the healing of our veterans.

Marilyn LoneHill 

605 334-4060/ 605 271-4184 after 6:00pm Dennis
Burnside Ave., Sioux Falls, SD  57104


July 30 - August 2, 2009
24th Annual Oglala Lakota Nation Powwow
Powwow Grounds,   Pine Ridge, South Dakota

This year’s theme is “Honoring the Four Circles”. Thursday, July 30, 2009 is slated for the Teca Wacipi Okolakiciye Recognition along with the Sobriety Rider’s who will arrive at the Pow Wow Ground’s around 5:00 p.m. There will be five (5) sessions. The first starting on Friday, July 31, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Saturday Grand Entries are set for 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sunday Grand Entries will be at 1:00 p.m and 7:00 p.m. Lunch and Supper will be served daily with Flag Raising Ceremonies to begin every morning at 9:00 a.m. Camping and Shower’s will be available and Security will be provided on the ground’s 24 hours a day.

Wayne Weston 1 605  867 5821
P.O. Box 2070, Pine Ridge, SD


October 9, 10, 11, 2009
Black Hills Powwow
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD

Host Drum: Rock Hill Drum Group; Miss He Sapa Win Pageant; Fine Arts; Singers and Hundreds of dancers!

Ira Taken Alive  605-341-0925
P. O. Box 8131, Rapid City, SD  57709


September 4 - 7, 2009
Cheyenne River Sioux Labor Day Fair and Rodeo
Powwow and Rodeo Grounds,  Eagle Butte, SD
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe  605 964 6685
P.O. Box 590, Eagle Butte, SD  57625


April 17 - 19, 2009

Red Hearts Gathering
Pineview Powwow Grounds, Linden, TN

Intertribal Powwow. Vendor Fee = $ + item donation (for raffle/auction) Must be ½ pre-paid to confirm $50.00 for 10'x10' $75.00 for 10'x20' $150 for Food Vendors Space is Limited to 15 unless geared toward children, all items must be handcrafted, Please No Imports.  Admission - $5.00 per car.  Grand Entry - 11:00 am on Saturday, 1:00 pm on Sunday. Primitive Camping Available.

Ron or Janet  931-593-2986  1-877-458-2528
1254 Toms Creek Road, Linden, TN 37096


April 17, 18, 19 2009

Red Hearts Gathering & Powwow

Linden, TN

Friday - 17 Kids Day Free Admission 18 yrs & under. Sat - 18 Sun - 19 $5.00 per car. Head Man: Richard \"Sky Bear\" Smith. Head Lady: Wanda Mourningfawn Host Drum: Southern Echo. Master of Ceremony: Tony Eagle Hawk. Arena Director: Benny Bennett. We will have Several Demonstrations, The Tn. Nat. Guard\'s Rock Climbing Wall Gates Open at 8 am, Grand Entry at 11 am on Saturday, 1 pm on Sunday, Primitive Camping Sites Available (free for Dancers & Drums) All Drums & Dancers Welcome.

877-458-2528 or 932-593-2986.


May 15 - 17, 2009
Gathering Of Eagles
Indian Cave Park,  Blaine, Tennessee

Trackingbear  865 209 2563
1165 Indian Cave Rd., Blaine, TN  37757


May 16 - 17, 2009

Cumberland Plateau 8th Annual Powwow

Cumberland, TN

This is a Traditional Powwow.  Head Staff: Host Drum: Southern

Echo. Guest Drum: Red Road Singers MC: Robert \"White Wolf\"

Headman: Shannon Aldridge Headlady: Jill Smith. Head Veteran:

Michael Lynch. Arena Director: Michael Veal. Special Guest: Mike

Serna and J.J. Kent. Honor/Color Guard: UCAN.


June 12 - 14, 2009
Mid-Year Buffalo River Annual Heritage Days Powwow
City Park,
Linden, TN
Powwow held in conjunction with Perry County & City of Linden Heritage Festival.

Ray Benge   931-589-9628
1690 Airport Ridge Rd., Linden, TN  37096


June 13 - 14, 2009
3rd Annual Powwow on the Mountain
Cumberland County Complex,  Crossville, TN

This is a Traditional Powwow. Host Drum: Red Road Singers, Head Man: Shaun Hedgecoth, Head Lady: Loretta Howard, Head Veteran: Ronnie Johnson, MC: Robert White Wolf, Honor/Color Guard: UCAN, AD: Gary Johnson

Mary Cox or Carol Cash 931 787 0744 or 931 372 04 95
Industrial Blvd. Rd., Crossville,  TN  38571


June 20, 2009 - 9am - 7pm
Fundraiser Concert for the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park
6800 Blythe Ferry Landing, Birchwood, TN 37308
Donations encouraged for this fundraiser concert featuring: Arvel Bird (headliner), Mike Serna (performing with Mike are Keith Stalcup, Ace Bailey and Ed Maynard), Ed Winddancer, Grady Jones, Cynthia Zavala, and a Nashville Songwriters round with Steve Brook, Lisa Hannah and Paul Nielsen. A day of music, including a flute duel between Mike Serna and Ed Winddancer, drums, dancing, storytelling by Robert "redhawk" Eldridge, blowgun demonstrations by Alva Crowe, food, crafts, 50/50 raffle and silent auction.

Judy Serna  423-622-6101
401 Haney Dr., Chattanooga, TN  37411


June 26 - 28, 2009
Trade Days Festival
Trade Days Grounds,  Trade, TN

Trade Days Festival is a 3 day celebration of Native American and Appalachian culture, always held the last full weekend in June for over 20 years. Trade is Tennessee's oldest settlement. Daniel Boone established a trading post for Pioneers and Native Americans to buy and sell their wares near here. Trade is located at the NC/TN state line at the base of Snake Mountain. This is a weekend of activities the whole family can enjoy. Kids 5 and under are free.

Doug McFadden  423 727 3007
228 Modock Rd,  Trade,  TN  37691


July 3 - 5, 2009
All Nations Summer Celebration Powwow
Nawgers Nob,  Townsend, TN

All dancers welcome. Head Man: Mitchell Wells, Head Lady: Kimberly Wells. Admission: $5, children under 12 free,  seniors & veterans $3.
Red Bear Thacker  865 448 6487
Highway 321 S  Nawgers Nob, Townsend, TN 37882


August 29 - 30, 2009
6th Annual Overhill Cherokee Powwow
Cosby, Tennessee

Good old time powwow no politics. Lots of singing, drumming, dancing and storytelling. Location: On Cosby Smoky Mtn. Visitors Center at intersection of Hwy. 32 and 321 to Gatlinburg, TN.

Jack and Marcha  865-774-5626  865-335-6907
Millician grove rd., Seiverville, TN  37876

September 11 - 13, 2009
Spirit of the Veteral and Warrior Powwow
Point Park, off Hwy 27 at Chickamauga Dr., Dayton, TN

Luck of the Draw Dancing.  Emcee: J. J. Kent; Keeper of the Circle:  Ken Cloudwalker; Head Man:  Gene Thomas; Head Lady:  Alexandra Durham; Drums:  Cherokee Road Singers, Red Road Singers  All drums welcome.  Jerry Lang, Native American Warrior Society; Veterans Honor Guard - Colors posted at 9:30 a.m. Karen Cooper:  Dancers/Entertainment Coordinator.  Tickets: $3 Adults, $1 children. Festival Hours: Friday, September 11, 2009:  5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free Kids Day.  Grand Entry:  7:00 p.m.  Saturday, September 12, 2009: Gates open at 9:30; Festival opens at 10:00 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. Grand Entry:  1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2009: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Grand Entry:  1:00 p.m.  Events:  On Friday, a 9-11 Special honoring our fallen soldiers and veterans.  See living history, visit Tepee Villages with artifacts from 1800s thru present day lifestyle demonstrations; arts and crafts, pottery, regalia clothing, music, jewelry and native artwork; candy run game, hoop dance, Frybread; learn the meaning of regalia clothing; class pictures taken. Trade Blanket after closing.  There is overnight camping available with limited electricity.

Jimmy Wiseowl  931-529-1557   931-316-9970

P.O. Box 36, Sparta, TN  38583

October 9 - 11 2009
American Indian Assoc of Millington Powwow
Casper Creek-6847 Center College Road, Millington, TN

The American Indian Association of Millington's Fall Pow Wow October 9th-11th 2009 at Casper Creek on 6847 Center College Road in Millington, TN.  Friday, October 9th - Grand Entry 6:00 p.m. Kids admitted free with paid adult admission.  Saturday, October 10th – 4 Mile Run at 8:00 a.m.  Pre-registration available.  Registration will be from 7:00 a.m.-7:45 a.m.  All run participants will be given free admission into the Pow Wow.  Gourd Dancing from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 5-6:30 p.m.  Grand Entries 12:00 p.m  & 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 11th – Gourd Dancing from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Grand Entry 1:00 pm. Admission prices: Adults - $5.00; Seniors (55 & over) - $4.00; Children (6-12) - $3.00; Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts in uniform and Active Duty Military with ID - Free.  Head Man – Randy Salomon, Choctaw; Head Lady – Fawn Galvin, Paiute & Yaqui; Emcee - Clint Green, Oneida; Arena Director – Jason Thigpen, Cherokee; Host Drum - Jimmy Reeder, Wichita; Head Gourd Dancer – James Mabe, Kiowa.  All dancers and drums welcome.  NO DRUGS, FIREARMS, OR ALCOHOL PERMITTED.  Craft Booth Vendor fee $100 (10 X 10 or Larger).  For additional information contact: Jimmie Thigpen 901-251-1519.  The American Indian Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; serving the community since 1987.  www.americanindianassoc.com

Jimmie Thigpen  901-251-1519
PO Box 775, Millington, TN  38053


October 10 - 11, 2009
Black Bear Cove Native American Festival
Black Bear Cove Resort & RV Park, Chattanooga, TN

Entry Fee - $5/person, 10 & under free, 65+ $3. Head Man-Bullet Standingdeer; Head Woman-Barbie Harrison; MC-Osceola Red Shirt Arena Director-Jimmy Reedy; Host Drum-Sacred Grounds. Honor Guard-UCAN Veterans Society.  $1500 Drum Competition-Winner Takes All.  $1000+ Luck Of The Draw. Living History Encampment. Food & Craft Vendors, 50/50, Silent Auction. Entertainers - Mike Serna (2006 Winner of the Musical Echoes National Flute Competition), Cynthia Zavala (hand drum singer/songwriter), Robert “redhawk” Eldridge (Cherokee storyteller). Vendor Questions - Mike Serna - 423-322-9334 cell or Judy Serna - 423-322-5632 cell. Dancer or Drum or Head Staff Questions - call Donnie Ross - 423-762-5113 cell.  Black Bear Cove Resort & RV Park Questions - call
866-438-4399.  Black Bear Cove Resort & RV Park. 5842 Highway 30, Benton, TN 37307 

Judy Serna  423-322-5632 cell
401 Haney Dr., Chattanooga, TN  37411

Octobert 10 - 12, 20009
Standing Stone Native American Celebration Day
Monterey, TN

Dancers and Storytellers welcome. Craft Vendors welcome.

Bruce Deer Fording Stream Hartford  931-528-7392
1320 Dyer Creek Road, Cookeville, TN  38501

October 16 - 18, 2009
10th Annual Buffalo River Powwow
City Park, Linden, TN
Host Drum:  All Nations Warrior Society
Native American Food and Craft Vendors.  Native American Dancing.

Ray Benge   931-589-9628
1690 Airport Ridge Rd., Linden, TN  37096



March 21, 2009  10am to 4pm

Honoring the Animals Powwow

Animal Defense League of Texas

Nacogdoches Road, San Antonio, Texas 78217

Jicarilla Apache Creation Story of the dog and man is the theme of the Honoring the Animals Paw Wow. All Powwow Princesses, Dancers, Drums, Vendors and Sponsors welcome.  Free admission.  Donations needed.  Join Apache del Rio Intertribal as we honor our animal brothers through partnership with Danza Azteca de Yanaguana Tejatzlan and the Animal Defense League of Texas. Cultural sharing. American Indians who participate do so because of their traditional beliefs and a desire to share with those willing to learn more about our heritage. Master Of Ceremonies - Rene Rodriquez; Arena Director - Steven Zavala; Head Man Dancer - David Ortiz; Head Lady Dancer - Marie Crabb; Head Gourd Dancer - Bobby Casarez; Honored Elder - Black Hawk.  Powwow Program Advertising: Eugenia 210-413-0961 Steven Fernandez, 210-590-2832,

Undersecretary of the Council/Director of Education
Apache Del Rio Intertribal Organization- San Antonio, TX
(210) 902-2735


May 2, 2009
Cherokee Heritage Day Benefit Powwow
Gainesville, Texas  ---- Civic Center

Benefiting the Murrow Indians Children's Home in Muskogge, OK. The Four Winds Food Distribution of Azle, TX. Accepting money, gift cards, personal hygiene items, school supplies, staple food items and monetary donations for both organizations. Representatives of both organizations will be on hand to answer question and a separate donation spot designated to each. All drums, All singers, All dancers and Public are invited

Doug Walp   940-482-3381
8836 S. Hickory Road, Krum, TX  76249


May 8 - 10, 2009
The Gathering
Turkey Bend Park, Marble Falls, Texas

The park is charging $15 per car for all weekend or $5 per day. Must state with Gathering to get this rate. Blow gun, Bow & arrow, games, and swimming. Bring any other activities from your tribe. Trade blankets are welcome. No booths or tables. You must teach a trade. (No charge for trading) Drums and flutes are welcome. The village will be raw camping at an old Comanche camp site. There is room for horses & teepees.

Sandra Cone or Daniel Beckworth  210 845 7431
28828 Fine, Marble Falls, TX  78654


August 1, 2009
Back to School Benefit Powwow
Alex W. Spence Middle School,  Dallas, TX

Head Man: Alex Lena; Head Lady: Jennifer Garcia

Greg Kimber  214 641 5323
4001 Capitol Ave., Dallas, TX  75204

September 4 - 6, 2009
Circle of Life Intertribal Powwow
Mansfield Park, Bandera, TX

3 day Traditional Powwow with no competition. All drums & dancers welcome.

Diane Eagle Horse  830 370 1085
2886 St. Hwy 16 N, Bandera, TX  78003


September 11 - 13, 2009
National Champioship Powwow
Traders Village, Grand Prairie, TX

47th Annual Powwow & Arts and Crafts Show  

Carol Cooper 817 860 9944
2602 Mayfield Road, Grand Prairie, TX  75052

September 19, 2009

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX



September 19, 2009

TIHA Fall Powwow

Burnet TX 



September 19 - 20, 2009

17th Annual Four Winds Intertribal Social Powwow

Killeen TX 

P. Leon Stucker  254-458-7319




September 26 - 27, 2009
10th Annual Permian Basin Intertribal Powwow
Odessa College Sports Center, Odessa Texas

Noon and 6:00PM Grand Entry, Head Man Dancer; Trey Adams, Head Lady Dancer: Teyha Adams, Areana Director: Ken LeBlanc, Host Northern Drum: Duane Secatero, Canoncito, NM. Host Southern Drum: To be announced.

Luis Tijerina  432- 889-2693
P.O. Box 1712, Odessa, Texas  79760


October 17, 2009

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX



October 23 - 24, 2009

20th Annual South Texas (Way South) Powwow

Lark Community Center on 2601 Lark Ave., McAllen, TX

Head Man Dancer..... Bill Branson Kansas City MO; Head Lady Dancer: .Rebecca Castillo (Ponca) Harlingen TX; Head Gourd Dancer: David Russell Portland TX

Master of Ceremonies: Gary Kodaseet (Kiowa) Oklahoma City OK; Arena Director: Bob Woolery (Cherokee/Osage) Sedalia MO; Southern Drum: South Wind - head singer Carlos Gonzales, Ponca Harlingen TX; Northern Drum: Eagle Point - head singer Robert Bass Austin TX; Special Appearance: Sayani - Jorie and Christine West (Cherokee)  Springtown TX; Pow wow Princess...Dakota Rodriguez (Lipan Apache) McAllen TX. 

Robert Soto at 956-686-6696

1913 Camellia Ave, McAllen TX  78501


Betty Russell  956-205-2344


November. 7, 2009

18th Annual Austin Powwow

Austin TX  austin_powwow@yahoo.com


November 14 - 15, 2009
Texas Championship Powwow
Traders Village,  Houston, TX

Starts at 9 AM to 6 PM Saturday and Sunday.

Jamie 281 855 7474
7979 North Eldridge Road, Houston  TX  77041

November. 21, 2009

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX 281-448-8435


November. 28, 2009

Thanksgiving Memorial Powwow

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, 1900 N. Chaparral St.

Corpus Christi TX 

Grand Entry - 12:00 Noon. Head Man Dancer: Dallas Russell (Lipan Apache)

Head Lady Dancer: Allison De Luna (Dine/Pueblo); Head Gourd Dancer: Frank Padrone (White Mountain Apache); Southern Drum: South Wind/Huisache Creek Singers; Head Singers: Carlos Gonzalez (Ponca); Ruben Soto (Lipan Apache); Northern Drum: Eagle Point; Head Singer: Robert Bass; Master of Ceremonies:    Mike Gonzales (Comanche); Arena Director: Emiliano Flores (Lipan Apache).

Honoring the Memory of Rafael Flores and Jose Pompa.  Sponsors: The Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas; Corpus Christie Museum of Science and History. limited - $25.00. Doors Open at 10:00 AM (8:00 AM for Vendors). Gourd Dancing:  10:30 AM. Grand Entry:  12:00 Noon. Museum Admission Fees required: Adults $11.50

Military/Seniors/Students $9.00 (with i.d.). Children 5-12 $6.00 (Saturday AM free)

Children 4 & under – free. Dancers, vendors and their families free.

Robert Soto at 956-686-6696



December 5 - 6, 2009
Two Rivers Intertribal Powwow
950 S. Austin, Street, Seguin, TX  78155

Traditional No Competition; 10am-10pm 1pm Grand Entry.  Drum: Frank "Kiowa Jim" Tongkeamha; Southern Comfort; Master of Ceremonies: Mike Gonzales; Head Male Dancer: Mike Russell; Head Female Dancer: Betty Russell; Head Gourd Dancer: Vance Beavers; Princess: Chelsea Flores; Arena Director:  Mr. DeLuna

Melissa Enick  830-393-2255
313 Creekside Drive, Floresville, TX  78114

December 19, 2009

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX





May 1 - 3, 2009
19th Annual R.M.M. Spring Rendezvous
Fremont Indian State Park,
Sevier, UT
Registration: Thurs evening-Sat morning. Fees: $15.00 per shooter/$30.00 per family (Covers 4 main events). Events: Hawk-Knife Throw, Walk Through Rifle Shoot, Pistol Shoot & Primitive Archery Shoot. Youth Events: Archery-Rifle Shoot & Hawk-Knife Throw (Age 12 & under must be accompanied by adult 18 years and older). Pot-Luck Supper: Friday evening at 6:30 pm. Campfire Social after dinner. Camping: Primitive Area-1840 or earlier type shelter and accouterments. Non-Primitive & Tin Tipi areas available. Camp fee: $10. Notice: Primitive sights only--No fiber optics! Primitive Traders: ($20 donation fee).

Chavis Curtis  435-529-3321
3820 West Clear Creek Canyon Rd, Sevier, UT  84766


July 4 - 7 2009

34th Annual 4th of July Powwow

Fort Duchesne, UT

Maxine Natchees 435-722-5141


September 11 - 13, 2009
Utah Navajo Fair
Bluff Fairgrounds,  Bluff, UT

Earl Lee 435 651 3755
Bluff Fairgrounds Hwy 191, Bluff, UT 84512


July 29 - August 2, 2009
Annual Native American Abenaki Powwow
Craft Fair Grounds,  Evansville, Vermont

Come and see a Native American Powwow with drumming, singing groups, and Native American dancers. You can also listen to Abenaki stories and enjoy tasty foods. This powwow has a reputation of being the best in the Northeast!

Tribal Office 802 754 2817
123 Evansville Road, Brownington, VT  05860


April 25, 2009
9th Celebration of Life for All People Powwow
Red Wing Park, Virginia Beach, VA

MC - Clark Stewart (Chickahominy); HM - Daniela Garneaux (Oglala Lakota); HF - Lindsey Fortune (Rappahanock); AD - Thomas Lewis (Meherrin) Host Drum - Red Wolf (Hollister, NC); Gust Drum - Red Earth (Hollister, NC).  American Indian dancing, educational exhibits and displays, arts and crafts, storytelling, and authentic foods for sale.  Vendor spaces fill early.  Over 5,000 at least year's event!
Free admission and parking.

Debra Vick   757 427-2990
1398 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456
dvick@vbgov.com     fun@vbgov.com


May 2 - 3, 2009

Virginia Indian Nations 8th Annual Spring Powwow Gathering

Chickahominy Tribal Grounds, Charles City, VA

The festival Powwow will feature Native American dancers, drummers, singers and cultural demonstrations. traditional exhibits including historic displays and information from the Virginia Tribes. Native American crafters from all over the United States will have jewelry, pottery, beadwork, leather crafts, and other authentic arts and crafts for sale.  Food will be available and will feature Indian Fry Bread, fish & chips, hamburgers and hot dogs, barbeque, and more, as well as plenty of beverages and a bake sale.   MC: Keith Colston, Tuscarora-Lumbee; Host Drum: Falling Water Drum from King & Queen, Virginia; Lead Male Dancer: Aaron Montez, Chickahominy Tribe. Lead Female Dancer: Morgan Faulkner, Upper Mattaponi Tribe; Arena Director: Powhatan Red Cloud-Owen, Chickahominy / Mohawk.  Grand Entry will be led by the Indian Nations Warriors and Veterans Honor Color Guard. Plenty of free parking is available with golf cart transportation provided to the grounds.  Organizers suggest bringing lawn chairs or blankets.  Powwow etiquette will be followed.  For health and safety reasons, no pets are permitted on the Powwow grounds. Proceeds will support VITAL, the Virginia Indian Tribal Alliance for Life.  VITAL is an organization working for federal recognition for the Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Monacan, Nansemond, Rappahannock and Upper Mattaponi Indian Nations. 

(804) 829-2261 or (804) 932-4406



June 27 - 28, 2009
Shenandoah Valley Powwow
The Silver Phoenix, Quicksburg, VA

Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. Admission: Adults $6, under 12 free. No alcohol, drugs or pets. Host Drum: Black Bear, Invited Drum: Cedar Tree, AD: Micheal Nephew, MC: Clayton Old Elk, Head Man: Keith Tollett, Head Lady: Heather Moore-McClaskey.

The Silver Phoenix   540 477 9616
1371 Caverns Rd, Quicksburg, VA  22847

September 19 - 20, 2009
Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Inc. 3rd Annual Powwow
Surry Parks and Recreation Center

Master of Ceremonies: John "Blackfeather" Jefferies; Head Female and Male Dancers: Debora "Little Wing" Moore and Greg "Two Hawks" Stephenson; Drums: NaMaWoChi and Yough-Ta-Nund;  Arena Director: Doug Logan.  Gates Open:
Saturday and Sunday at 10am. Grand Entries: Saturday, 12noon and Sunday, 1pm.  Intertribal Dancing; Vendors; Arts and Crafts; Native American Cooking; Demonstrations; Storytelling.  Admission: General (12 to Adult) $5.00 Seniors (over 65) $4.00 Children (7 to 11) $2.00 (6 and under) Free.  

Ed Branch   (757) 654-9301
205 Enos Farm Drive, Hwy 10 at Hwy 31, Surry County, Virginia 23883
Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Inc., P.O. Box 246, Capron, VA 23829  NottowayofVA@aol.com

October 2 - 4, 2009
2nd Annual Wolf Creek Cherokee  Intertribal Powwow
Rotary Field , Woodland Ave. Rt. 835 off Hwy 58 W--Stuart, VA

Friday:2nd:Students Day 8:30-2:30; Saturday:3rd,9:30-6:00; Sunday:4th,9:00-5:00.  Everyone Welcome. Arena Director; Elton Ellis-from NC. Arena MC: Ronny Reed-from MI; Headlady: Jeannie Cranford-from NC; Headman: Michael Cranford-from NC; Story Teller Renae Wagoner-from VA; Childrens MC: Chief Griffith-from VA; Host Drums:Youghtanund Drum/Singers VA. Host Hotel: The Virginian Hotel Stuart, VA 24171  (276)-694-4244

Littlewolf Griffith  276-340-5571  or 276-694-7723
P.O. Box 186, Stuart, Virginia 24171


November 13 - 15, 2009
Great American Indian Expo
Indoors at The Showplace, Richmond, VA

This is a contest powwow with over $10,000. in prize money! Hundreds of talented American Indian dancers in full regalia competing for top prize money. Lots of quality Native American jewelry, arts, crafts, flutes & drums for sale. Craft demonstrations. Friday is school day- an educational event for children. MC: Keith Colston; Head Dancers : Bo Goins & Brenda Silva. Fri: 9am-9pm; Sat: 11am-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm Aztec dancers! 
Admission to the pow-wow is $10 for everyone on Friday.  The price on Saturday and Sunday is as follows: Ages 3-12: $6:00   Ages 13-up: $10.00.  Tickets purchased in advance cost $8.50 for Friday (everyone) and $8.50 for adults on Saturday and Sunday, $5 for children.  Groups of 10 or more scheduled for Saturday and Sunday pay $8 for adults and $4 for children.  This offer is not good with any other coupons.

Barry Richardson  252 257 5383
3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond, VA  23223


November 20 - 21, 2009
Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Inter-Tribal Corn Festival Powwow
The Historic Villages At Cape Henry, Virginia Beach, VA

All Native Dancers - $1,000; Day Money Raffle; Native Drummers - $1,500Head Staff: Keith Hides the Sun Anderson, Male Dancer; Donna Water Lily Richardson, Head Female Dancer; MC:  Keith Colston; Ad: Chief Thomas Lewis, Meherrin Tribe. Northern drum:  Stoney Creek & Yougn-Tag-Nund; Southern drum:  Na-ma-Who-Chi & Red Earth Singers; Special guest: Luis Salinas & The Aztec dancers; Traditional  native  demonstrations:   David  Perry Archeological Society of Virginia Nansemond Chapter; School day agenda: November 20th 2009  9a-3p  8:45a – arrive Cape Henry historical villages; 9:00-10:30a : American Indian arts & craft vendors; American Indian beading-hand & loom; American Indian basket weaving; Tomahawk throwing; Face painting (medicine); Native drumming & native dancing demonstrations; Traditional native demonstrations by David Perry - long house     Archeological society of Virginia (Nansemond chapter). Visit the trial language booth – learn to speak our Iroquoian tongue; Luis Salina & Aztec Dancers.

Chief Walt Red Hawk Brown   757-562-6670
P. O. Box 397, Courtland, Virginia  23837



April 26, 2009
Good Medicine Gathering
Seattle, Washington

Alive With Skies  
3801 W. Government Way, Seattle, WA


May 9, 2009
Omak Mother's Day Powwow
Omak Longhouse, Omak, Washington

Grand entries at 1PM and 7PM. Dinner will be provided. All singers and dancers welcome. The public is invited.

Charissa Marchand-Williams   509-846-6519
Omak Lake Rd., Omak, WA  98841


May 16, 2009
Penn Cove Water Festival
Whidbey Island, Washington
A Free Family event in the town of Coupeville. It is an Historical, Authentic, Native American event! It includes Canoe Races, Live Performances, Children's Activities, Arts, Crafts and Food Vendors and Environmental displays. We Need Vendors!

Lynda Spiritdove Imburgia   360-321-7863
2416 Sanctuary Lane, Langley, WA  98260


August 21 - 23, 2009
Skopabsh Powwow
Muckleshoot Powwow Grounds, Auburn, WA
Mike 253 939 3311
17300 SE 39 2nd St., Auburn, WA   98092


September 4 - 7, 2009
Puyallup Tribal Powwow
Leschi School, Puyallup, WA

Leschi Schools  253 573 7800
2002 28th St. SE, Puyallup, WA  98372


November 14, 2009
ENAEP 3rd Annual Veteran's Honoring Celebration & Powwow
Lake Washington High School 12033 NE 80th St Kirkland, WA 98033

Title VII Eastside Native American Education Programs 3rd annual Powwow & Veteran's Honoring Celebration. Honoring Dinner begins @ 2:00pm; Powwow to begin @ 6:00pm. All drums & dancers welcome. All around male & female category contest ($75, 50, 25); Tiny Tots special (all tiny tots paid) Head young man-Dustin Hoahwah; head young woman-Melina Barron; Host Northern drum-Two Byrdz. Hosted by our Native Youth of the Bellevue, Lake Washington, & Northshore School Districts. Special Honor Songs by the Snoqualmie Canoe Family of the Snoqualmie Nation. Special Honoring Guests: Gold Star Mothers of the Pacific Northwest.**Vendors, please contact ASAP as space is limited.

Mary Wilber  425-702-3402
PO Box 97039, Redmond, WA  98073

West Virginia

June 27 - 28, 2009
Annual Wakichipi Powwow
Youth Fairgrounds,  Martinsburg, WV

Come out in see Native American dancers in full regalia. There will be drumming, singing, flute playing, Aztec Fire Dancers and more! Open to all dancers in full regalia. Everyone is invited to come enjoy an authentic Native American cultural event. Saturday & Sunday at 11am-6pm.

Barry Richardson   252 257 5383
2419 Golf Course Road, Martinsburg, WV  25401


September 18 - 20, 2009
Renewing Our Spirit
Mason Dixon Park, Core, WV

Vendors, Dancers & Male Northern Drums needed.

Wynona RainDance  304 825 6823
Buckeye Rd, Core, WV  26529



April 28 - May 3, 2009
Bloody Lake Rendezvous
Black Hawk Memorial Park, Woodford, WI

Pre-1840s dress required. Modern, horse, and primitive camps. Water, wood, hooters, and dumpster furnished. DO NOT BRING WOOD. Ice available. Dogs on leashes welcome. Woods Walk - Hawk, Bow, Rifle. Pie baking contest, outdoor oven, and children's games. Blanket and commercial traders. School Day Friday, Tourist days Sat. and Sun. 4pm teardown. $15/lodge, $35/Commercial Trader, $10/person age 16 & older.

Russ Swanson  608-968-3480
2995 Cty Rd Y, Woodford, WI  53599


June 20, 2009
Ripon Hay Days
Cedar Ridge Ranch,  Ripon, WI

It will be a Living History Encampment. If you have a specialty we'd love to show it off. We are a horse ranch so your equine would be welcome. We will have a community barn dance and Native American Dancers on Saturday. Friday day/ evening will be in town hootin it up and playing with the locals. All time periods are welcome. The more the merrier! Sunday will be just us re-enactors hanging out and if you must leave you can or stay for a bit. We don't have all the details worked out yet. Well-behaved vendors are welcome.

Standing Bear  920 602 6688
W14471 Dartford Rd., Ripon, WI  54971


July 30 - August  2, 2009
Menominee Nation Contest Powwow
Woodland Bowl,  Keshena,WI

Menominee Tribal Office  715-799-5114
Fairgrounds Rd., Keshena, WI  54135


September 11 - 13, 2009
Indian Summerfest
Summerfest Grounds Lakefront,  Milwaukee, WI

Indian Summerfest  414 604 1000
10809 W. Lincoln Ave., Ste 101, Milwaukee, WI  53214


July 17 - 25, 2009
113th Cheyenne Frontier Days
Frontier Park,  Cheyenne, WY

Come on out and explore the old west, Indian Village and much more. This year's entertainment will include Taylor Swift, 3 Doors Down, and George Strait.

Jackie Smith    800 227 6336
4610 Carey Avenue, Cheyenne, WY  82001


July 25 - 28, 2009
Eastern Shoshone Indian Days
Washakie Powwow Grounds,  Fort Washakie, WY

Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation, has 2.2 million acres, is the third largest in total land size of all Indian reservations in the entire United States. The largest annual event on the reservation is the annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days, which features one of the largest powwows in the region, an all-Indian rodeo and a reenactment of the signing of the Treaty of 1868.  Sacajawea is allegedly buried there. According to local historical accounts, Sacajawea, a native of the Idaho Lemhi band of Shoshone, came to live with the Eastern Shoshone several years after the Lewis and Clark Expedition ended. Here she was called Wad-ze-wipe, or Lost Woman, and lived to be 100.

Wayland Large 307 332 3532
P.O. Box 217, Fort Washakie, WY  82514




April 4 - 5, 2009
31st Annual First Nations University of Canada Powwow
First Nations University of Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Drums: Red Deer Singers, Northern Whistle

Richard Missens  306-790-595
First Nations Way, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


May 22 - 24, 2009
Odawa Festival of Aboriginal Culture
Ottawa Municipal Campsite, Ontario Canada

Admission: adults $12/day, seniors (ages 60+), youth (ages 13-18) & students (with valid I.D.) $6/day, $10 weekend pass & children under 12 free. No drugs or alcohol. And no pets

Odawa Festival of Aboriginal Culture
411 Corkstown Rd, Nepean, Ontario, Canada  KIA 0Y9

June 19 - 21, 2009
Rainy River First Nations Traditional Powwow
New Powwow Grounds, Maitou Rapids, Ontario

Honor of the Jingle Dress. Contest info: Ronald Mcginnis Grass Dance Special. 18 yrs old and Up. 4 place Cash prizes plus jackets. 6 Consolation places plus giveaway. All other participants recieve honorarium.

Elvis DeBungee  807 482 2479
North of Junction Hwy 11/71, Manitou Rapids, Ontario  P0W 1E0


June 19 - 21, 2009
Moosomin First Nation Powwow
Moosomin Grounds, Saskatchewan, Canada

In conjunction with Moosomin's 100 year Commemoration and Treaty Days. Contest Info: All categories. 60,000 prize payout.

Lillian Blackstar or Lena Kahpeaysewat  306 386 2206
HWY 4 North, Cochin, Saskatchewan Canada  S0G 3N0


June 20 - 21, 2009
2nd Annual World Chicken Dance Championship
Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, Siksika, Canada

BCHP   403-734-5171
P.O. Box 1639, Siksika, Alberta


June 26 - 28, 2009
First Powwow
Québec, Canada

Raoul Weizineau  819-974-1100
6 Niparict, Opitciwan
Quebec, Canada  G0W-3B0


July 17 - 19, 2009

Onion Lake Powwow 2009
Onion Lake, Saskatchewan
Irene Carter-Rosa Whitstone   (306) 344-2525
P.O. Box 10, Onion Lake, Saskatchewan  S0M 2E0


July 24 - 26, 2009
Spirit of the People Contest Powwow
Prospera Centre,  Chilliwack, British Columbia

MCs: Gerald Sitting Eagle Siksika, Alberta. Nelson Leon Chehalis, BC; AD: 'Chilliwack' Zack Cailing; Host Drum: Eya Hey Nakoda
Cost: Elders 60+ Free, 5 and under Free, 10.00/Day, 20.00 Weekend (+ fees and taxes) Tickets available at  www.ticketmaster.com or at the door Contest Info: Drum Contest. 1st 2500.00, 2nd 2000.00, 3rd 1500.00, 4th 1000.00.  West Coast Hand Drum Contest ; 1st 1500.00, 2nd 1000.00, 3rd 600.00, 4th 400.00.  Adult 18+, Mens Buckskin War Bonnet(40+), Sr Men & Womens (50+), Round Bustle Chicken, Traditional Men & Women, Fancy Men & Women, Jingle Women, Grass Men 1st 1000.00, 2nd 800.00, 3rd 500.00, 4th 200.00.  Teen (13-17), Traditional Boys & Girls, Fancy Boys & Girls, Jingle Girls, Grass Boys 1st 500.00, 2nd 300.00, 3rd 200.00.  Novice Teen (13-17) Must be first time dancers, not registered in any other categories 1st 250.00, 2nd 150.00, 3rd 100.00.  Juniours (7-12), Traditional Boys & Girls, Fancy Boys & Girls, Jingle Girls, Grass Boys 1st 300.00, 2nd 200.00, 3rd 100.00 Novice Juniours (7-12) Must be first time dancers, not registered in any other categories. 1st 250.00, 2nd 150.00, 3rd 100.00
Additional Info: Whip Man Lewis Point & Les Joe. Craft Tables by pre-paid registration only, must be native owned and native crafts. Provide own tables. 300.00 inside main room concourse & raffle donation. Jr and Sr Princess Pageant. Host Hotel The Comfort Inn 604-858-0636 toll free 1-800-228-5150 ask for pow wow rate. Specials Inquiries: Maxine Prevost 604-798-1023  maxine.prevost@stolonation.bc.ca Vendor & Sponsor Inquiries Paula Cranmer-UnderhillPaula Cranmer Underhill  604 824 5276
45323 Hodgins Ave., Chilliwack, BC  V2P Canada


July 28 - 30, 2009

Misipawistik Osktisak Traditional Powwow
Powwow Grounds,  Manitoba, Canada

Grand Entry: Tuesday: 7:00 PM; Wednesday: 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM; Thursday:

1:00 PM Feast

Brown ThunderBird 304-209-0000
Box 198 Grand Rapids, Manitoba, Canada  Roc1eo


July 31 to August 2 2009
2009 Wendake Competition Powwow
Wendake, Quebec, Canada

Traditional, jingle, fancy and grass dance competition & Drum Competition

Eve Bastien    (418) 847-1835
705 Maurice Sébastien, Wendake, PQ  G0a4V0


August 1 - 3, 2009
Wikwemikong 49th Annual Cultural Festival
Wikwemikong, Ontario, Canada

Cynthia Bell   705-859-2385
64-3 Beach Rd, Wikwemikong, Ontario



August 11 - 13, 2009
Ocean Man First Nation Competition Powwow
Ocean Man Powwow grounds, SK, Canada

Competition Powwow. Drum Contest. Iron Woman Special honoring 2008-2009 Princess Chanel Big Eagle. Friday & Saturday evening grand entry: 8pm. Saturday & Sunday grand entry: 1pm & 7pm.

Tara Parisier  306 457 2679
North 21  Stoughton, Skiatook, Canada  S0G 4T0


October 30 - November 8, 2009
Manito Ahbee Festival For All Nations
MTS Centre,  Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada

An international competition powwow!  This is an event you don't want to miss.
One of the largest in Canada

Anna 866 449 0251
Lower Level 376 Donald Street, Winnipeg Manitoba Canada  R3B 2J2

Other Foreign Countries

April 18, 2009
7th Spring Powwow
Sports Hall, Koscielnicka 26, Uniejow, Poland

Grand Entry at 3pm; Retreat at around 10pm; Organizer: Zdzislaw Ranores Wszolek M C: Dariusz Lipecki; Arena Director: Artur Zielinski; Head Judge: Bartosz Stranz; Head Man Dancer: Radek Wdowicki; Head Lady Dancer:Paulina Andrzejewska; Host Drum : Maka Sapa (Poland); Guest Drum:  Star Horse Singers (Poland); Wanbli Ohitika ( Czech Republic)

Dariusz Lipecki   +48607563104
Sports hall Koscielnicka 26, Uniejow, Poland  99210


April 25 - 26 2009
Schwarzwald Powwow (Blackforest Powwow)
Unterkirnach, Germany 78089

Inside 2 Day Competition Powwow with trade Fair
Small prize money for the first 3 places. Free overnight stay with sleeping bag and rations

Willie Haemmerle  011 49 7665 9478364
Weberstr. 13, March, Germany D-79232


May 8 - 10, 2009
Festival de ConCiencia y Cultura Noosférica de Luna Llena
Tepoztlan, México

Come to make your self powerful with the full Moon share with more magicians, dancing, learning, come discover the art of LOVE to everyone and to de planet. Workshops: Mandalas Perma-culture  Mayan Reading,  Cosmology, Healing.  Services: Conferences, Camping Area, Acoustic Music, Food, Dances and dance floor.  Activities: Yoga, Falun Dafá, Tai Chi, Xilam, Danza, Theatre, Painting.  Ven a divertirte conociendo a más magos como tu que estan dispuestos a fundir su energía de amor con el resto de los demás, para aprender el arte mágico de amarnos y amar al planeta.  Talleres: Mándalas, Perma-cultura, Lectura Maya, Cosmología, Sanación.  Servicios: Conferencias, Camping, Música, Área de Comida, Tianguis Holístico. Actividades: Yoga, Falun Dafá, Tai Chi, Xilam, Danza, Teatro, Pintura

Israel Magana Maytrelli Diaz  53317929
Torres Adalid, No 614, Int. 402, DF, Mexico  03000


June 20 - 21, 2009
Native Bermuda Powwow
Lords, St. David's County Cricket Club,   St. David's, Bermuda

This year’s powwow is part of the Bermuda 400 Year Committee’s calendar of events. It begins at 11 am.

Heather  Precious Brangman  441 536 3392
P.O. Box DD 78St. David's DD BX, St  David, Bermuda DD 01


August 2, 2009
Cuauhtemoc Day
Chauhtemoc Circle, Mexico City, MX

Celebrating the last Aztec Emperor.

Tourist office  52 07 5687 0567
D. F. Chauhtemoc Circle, Mexico City MX  56377











Was $14.95 + s/h     Now $13.95

2009 Calendar. Stunning artwork by Cherokee Artists. Months and days in the Cherokee language. Important historical dates and ceremonies marked. Model: CAL-01. Shipping Weight: 1 lb.  18 units in stock.





For those who attend powwows or other Native American cultural events,

this is the most comprehensive listing of Native American gatherings held across North America.

With over 1,000 events listed, this detailed guide is an invaluable resource for dancers, vendors,

travelers, artists, and craftspeople.

Entries are indexed by state and date and include location, and phone number, along with websites and email when available. Also included is information on powwow etiquette, dance regalia, and the different types of dances you'll see at powwows.  168 pages  SKU:210-1 WH

Now Only $16.95  Limited Supply  

 After the success of Powwow: Images Along the Red Road, this new book by the Marras presents more photographs and testimonies. Faces from the Land reveals the dancers, who, united by the ageless rhythms of the powwow drums, come from many tribes, different trades, and every corner of North America and celebrate customs both ancient and modern, bringing them together as a proud community to preserve tribal traditions. Since 1988, photographer Ben Marra and his wife, Linda, have crisscrossed the nation to document the majestic dance regalia worn at Native American powwows. Traveling to over 30 cities a year, Ben Marra invites participants into his makeshift studio to be photographed in full traditional dress, while Linda records the stories behind their outfits and dance. The resulting images are stunning, and capture not only the brilliant colors and incredible craftsmanship of the regalia, but the personal journeys that inspired them.


If you enjoyed Ben Marra's first book, you will love this one!  175 pages, 155 full color photographs. Hardcover. SKU:8335-9  $24.95  







"Powwow was an Algonquin term, "pau-wau" or "pauau", which referred to a gathering of medicine men and spiritual leaders. "Pau-wauing" referred to a religious ceremony, usually one of curing. In the 1800's the European explorers observing these religious gatherings and dances mispronounced the word as powwow.  Jennings, The Invasion of America, p. 241. In 1646 the Massachusetts General Court decreed that “no Indian shall at any time pawwaw, or perform outward worship to their false gods, or to the devil....” ~From William Marder   The word is correctly spelled "powwow". 




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