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April 15 - 17, 2011
United Cherokee 13th Annual Festival & Native American Powwow
3550 Creek Path Rd. Guntersville, AL.  35976

Directions: From US Hwy 431 in Guntersville (at the Holiday Inn)  take AL Hwy 79 South 1.4 miles to Cherokee Elem. School, Turn right on Willow Beach Rd., Turn Left on Creek Path Road to Powwow. Mailed documentation should be sent to Pow Wow Committee, 6407 Jarmon Road, Guntersville, AL  35976
Posting of the Colors: UCAN Veteran’s Society & Honor Guard Drums: Host Drum Red Road Singers. Drums Welcome. MC-Lee Trevino, and Whitewolf Newman. Head Man - Skipper Smith; Head Ladies-Katie Smith and Reesa Gentles; Flute Players-Lucas Bridges and Bobby Atchley; Powwow Princess Contest. Tiny Tot, Junior, Senior– $5.00 Entry Fee. Calendar of Events: Friday, April 15th; Children’s Day-Admission Free; Exhibition-Dancing, Singing, various demonstrations of crafts.  Story Tellers, Flute Playing, Archery, Flint-knapping
Saturday, April 16th-Admission $5.00 Adults $3.00 Children/Seniors. Dancing, Drumming, Demonstrations. Gates Open 8:00 a.m. tol 9:00 p.m.– public welcome. Grand Entry-Noon til 7:00 p.m. Bonfire and Story Telling at Dark:30 p.m.Sunday, April 17th-Admission $5.00 Adults $3.00 Children/Seniors; Gates Open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.– public welcome.  Grand Entry: 12:00 Noon (Noon to 5:00 p.m.) Grounds Security & EMT Service will be provided. Concessions Available, Shower Facilities, Handicap Facilities.  Primitive Camping Available
“The tall mountains and the valley floors, this is our church. We worship there so our Indian way of life can exist.”

Powwow Committee   256-582-2333
6407 Jarmon Road, Guntersville, AL  35976

April 29 - May 1,  2011
Cherokee River 11th Annual Homecoming Indian Festival
Bankhead National Forest, Moulton, AL 35650

Head Lady: Diana Beatham; Head Man: TBA; Head Veteran: Don Nelson Nelson; Arena Director: Clyde Maize; MC: Charles LaHay Gates Open 11 AM   Grand Entry Times. Friday: 3 PM, Closing Colors 7 PM  Saturday: 11 AM & 5PM  Closing ?  Sunday: 1 PM, Closing 5 PM. Every Armed Service Veteran is invited to take part in our Grand Entry & Veteran’s Activities. Directions: Bankhead National Forest. Between Moulton & Double Springs, AL on Hwy 33, between the 15 and 16-mile markers in Bankhead Forest. Moulton is located south of and between Decatur and Florence in the Northwest part of AL at the cross roads of State Hwy. 33, Hwy 24 & Hwy 157. If coming from Interstate 65, exit at the Hartselle, AL onto Hwy 36, go west about 20+ miles and turn left (south) on Hwy 33. Follow the mile markers until you are about ½-mile pass the 16 ml.mkr. Turn left (east) at the CRIC VFD sign go 3 miles. Call for more information. Vendors please call, e-mail or write for application. Spaces limited!!  Special Events and Entertainment!  *Draw Money for Dancers: Saturday & Sunday.  Children’s & Senior’s Day: All day Friday includes Free Admission.  Gem & Gold Panning booth open all weekend, Try a bucket; you might find real gold or a gemstone.  Trade Blanket Friday & Saturday After Events; Indian Crafts, Native Food, Intertribal dancing, demonstrations, gem & gold panning, craft vendors & more. Be sure and bring your lawn or powwow chairs and plan to spend the day.  Special  Entertainment Throughout the weekend.  Free Primitive Camping, Free parking. Admission $3.00 per day Free on Friday.

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


September 24 - 25, 2011

Echota Cherokee Annual Festival

Oakville Indian Mounds Park, near Moulton, AL

Host Southern Drum-White Horse Singers, MC-Faron Weeks. Admission: Adults $5.00 - Children $3.00 - Under age 4 - free. Gate Times: Sept. 24th. Sat. 9 AM - 5 PM.  Grand Entry 11 AM. Seot. 25th Sun. 10 AM - 4 PM- Grand Entry 12 noon. American Indian Artisans, Craftsmen, Story Telling, Legends, Dancing, Flute Playing, Living History, Demonstrations of flint knapping, etc. Featuring the World Famous Aztec Dancers. Traditional Food, Indian Tacos, Fry Bread, redreshments. Plenty of free parking, Handicapped Parking, Primitive Camp Grounds Available for Vendors and Volunteers. Brings your own Lawn Chairs and Blankets. 10,000 Years and Our Traditions Continue.  Directions:

From I 65 take hwy 157 to hwy 81 or hwy 187 turn right and follow the signs. From the West take Hwy' 157 and turn left on Hwy 81 or 187. From Decatur take Hwy 24 to Moulton, turn left on Hwy 157 to Hwy 187 and turn left and follow the signs.  Host Motel Country Hearth Inn - I 65 and Hwy 36-Hartselle, AL-256-773-0180 - Alternate Motel: Days Inn-Moulton, AL. 

Contact: Faron Weeks at 256-773-6155 or email

October 29 - 30, 2011
Wills Creek Powwow
VFW Agricultural Fairgrounds Building, 135 18th Street NE, Fort Payne, Alabama

$8 Adults/$5 Youth 13-17; $5 Seniors & Students w/ID; Military/Police/Fire/EMS; Members free with ID.  Saturday 9AM – 8PM; Grand Entry 1pm & 6pm; Sunday 9AM – 5PM; Grand Entry 1pm.

Tammera Hicks  : (423) 240-7270
1070 Chateau Drive, Helena, AL  35080


November 11 - 12, 2011
War Eagle Native American Festival
Jule Collins Smith Museum Grounds, Auburn, AL

This free event hosts numerous traditional singers, dancers, performers, and living history campsites. Donations taken at door to establish a Native American Scholarship Fund.
MC: Jim Sawgrass and Barry Big Mountain; Drum: Iron Horse Drummers

Shanna Hanes  850-221-5157
901 South College Street, Auburn, Al  36830




July 08 - 10 2011

Midnight Sun Inter-tribal Powwow

Carlson Center Field, Fairbanks, AK

Benno Cleveland 907-452-3344

Persons in regalia admitted free

Camping: Camping available on powwow grounds




January 19 - 23, 2011

Quartzsite Powwow

Space 541 & 542 235 E. Ironwood Dr, Quartzsite, AZ

Wild Things Beads

P.O.BOX 1990

Penn Valley, CA 95946

(530) 743-1339 between 10am to 6pm


March 4 - 5, 2011
Painted Horse Powwow
Navajo County Fairgrounds, Holbrook, Arizona

Contest Pow-wow. All Dancers and Drummers are welcome.On Friday March 4, 2011 @4pm Gourd Dance & 6pm Grand Entry. On Saturday March 5, 2011 @10am Gourd Dance, 12pm Grand Entry, and also @ 4pm Gourd Dance, 6pm Grand Entry. Cowboy NDN Dancing Contest, Men's & Women's Special-winner take all contest, Hand-Drum Contest-Day Money to first 5 drums/day. Come one, Come all!
Justin Chischillie  928-401-1960 
P.O. Box 3645, Flagstaff, AZ  86003


April 8 - 9, 2011
41st Dine College Contest Powwow
Tsaile, AZ 86556

Walter Jensen  928 724 6743
Student Union - college drive, Tsaile, AZ  86556

December 30, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Indian America Competition Powwow

Tucson, AZ

(See Flyer below)




April 9, 2011
Natchez Nation Powwow
Immaculate Conception Church Gym, Fort Smith, AR

From 10 AM - 10 PM.  Dinner provided for dancers at 5 PM. Contest Powwow.

Natchez Nation  918-489-5055
22 North 13th Street, Fort Smith, AR  72904

June 10 -12, 2011  CANCELLED

Manataka Powwow

Bald Mountain Park and Campgrounds,

Hot Springs National Park, AR

Dancers, Drums and Vendors Welcome. Contest prizes. See our webpage link below for the flyer, vendor application and further details.  Dancing, drumming, singing, crafts, food, games, wildlife show, storytelling, family fun.  Nightly entertainment. Sixth Sun Aztec Dancers. Featuring Nammy Award winner Quatisi.  Flute music by William Woodpecker Worden, Amanda Morning Star Sacred Drums.  Seniors, Veterans and kids under 5 FREE.  Adults $5; Kids $3.  Plenty of parking.  Primitive camping on a first-come basis. 

Daniel Sevenhawks, Chairman 


Manataka American Indian Council  501-627-0555

P.O. Box 476, Hot Springs National Park, AR 71902


November 5 – 6, 2011

SANAO Powwow

Rocking "R" Arena, 3864 Morning Star Road, El Dorado, AR

South Arkansas Native American Organization host.

AD: Thomas Muskrat, Stillwell, OK; Head Man: Bill Barham, Dubach, LA; Head Lady: Debra West, Florien, LA; HD Gourd Dancer: Jess Oosahwee, Hulbert, OK; Host Drum: Drum Busters, Stillwell, OK; MC: Rogan Nobel, Tahlequah, OK.

Pat Morning Sun Goley

4094 Morningstar Road

El Dorado, AR  71730





March 19, 2011
5th Annual Takin Care of the Tribe Powwow
Horace Mann School,
3351 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Drum contest, dance contest all catagory's -- Golden age to tiny tot's!  Host drums no. and so; Head staff to be announced.  All vendors welcome and honor guards and drums. This event is to commemorate national native American aids day!

Anna LeRoy  415-431-6227ex 205
1540 Market Street
San Francisco, CA  94102


April 16, 2011
Mills Powwow
5000 Mac Arthur Blvd. Oakland, CA 94613

Gourd dancing 11am grand entry 12 pm retreat 6pm contest dancing golden age, adults, teens jrs, tiny tots, all drums welcome veterans.

Jean Wong   510-430-2080
5000 Mac Arthur blvd., Oakland, CA 94613

April 23 - 24, 2011
26th Annual UCLA Powwow
UCLA- North Athletic Field Corner of Sunset Blvd and Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Free Admission!!  Contest Powwow, 2nd Annual Miss UCLA Powwow Princess Pageant, Easter Egg Hunt. All singers and dancers welcome!  All art and craft vendors welcome! Head Man:Julian Phoenix. Head Woman: Kelly Redhouse

AISA at UCLA  310-206-7513
3201 Campbell Hall, Box 951548
Los Angeles


April 30 - May 1, 2011

27th California Indian Market & Peace Powwow

San Juan School Lot. 100 Nylund Drive. San Juan Bautista, CA

Indian Dancers, Northern Drum, authentic artists.  

Laynee Reyna.  831-623-4771


May 7 - 8, 2011
Mother Earth's People Inter-tribal Traditional Gathering Powwow
18000 Yates Road, Victorville, CA 92392

Located alongside an old riverbed in the high desert. The park offers lush plant growth, acres of waterways impressive stands of cottonwood and willows and broad meadows all naturally landscaped by nature. The traditional Powwow will be held in a pristine oasis that offers group and RV camping, picnic sites, year round fishing, nature trails,  hiking and equestrian trails. The MEPIC Powwow supplants 16 year old Hesperia Lakes Powwow, as of 2010 a change of venue. Vendors will offer authentic handmade Native American crafts, wares and food. Visitors are welcome to explore Tipi Village and Special Native American workshops for children and their families. Playground and Water Park Saloon will be available for children. With plans to be the largest Pow Wow in the California High Desert for 2011.  10:00 -- Dusk @ Day!! Rain or Shine! Headstaff: Master of Ceremony: John Dawson -- San Carlos -- Apache"; Arena Director: J. R. Manual –Yokut; Spiritual Advisor: Hershal Kaulaituy –Cheyenne; Flag Ceremony: Joe Morris -- Navajo ( Code Talker ); Head Gourd Dancer: Steve Bohay – Kiowa; Honorary Head Elder Man: Henry Allen – Dine’; Honorary Head Woman: Kay Whitecloud -- Laguna Pueblo; Head Northern Man: Bobby WhiteBird – Cheyenne; Head Woman: Heidi Jaramillo Navarro -- Muscogee Creek Head Southern Man: Barry Hamilton –Cheyenne; Head Woman: Josie Montes Villa -- Apache/Yaqui; Young Man: Eric Bohay -- Kiowa/Paiute; Young Woman: Cheyenne Reames – Lakota; Whipman: Carl Provost --Oglala Lakota; Host Northern Drum: Green River; Head Southern Drum: Red Horse; Guest Northern Drum: Blue Star; Cuauhtemoc -- Aztec Dancers; Drum Contesting. Coordinator: Moreena Rocha Chavez Venders will offer authentic handmade Native American crafts, wares and food. Visitors are Welcome to explore Tipi village, Native American educational workshops for children and families. Storytellers Welcome!! Playground and Water Park Saloon will be available for children.. $10.00 parking/admission fee for up to six people in one car, $3.00 for walk-ins!! Earn a Powwow Patch patch!! Drums and dancers welcome. Call for camping arrangements and Information (760) 245-2398

Moreena Rocha Chavez  760-245-2398
8096 SVL, Victorville, CA  92395

(760) 245-2226  camping reservation # 1 877-387-2757

May 13 - 15, 2011
Tha Powwow
National Orange Show Fairgrounds, San Bernardino, CA

Tha Powwow is our First Powwow! OVER $60,000 in Prizes!  Held this year at the National Orange Show Fairgrounds in San Bernardino, CA on May 13th-15th, there will be a fun family experience for everyone who attends! Open to the public, there will be quite a few dance and drum contests, as well as great food and wares from our vendors this year! 

Check out for more info!  Downloadable/ Printable Flyers can be found here:

Powwow Schedule: Friday, May 13th: Registration - 4pm: Bird Singers - 5-7pm
Grand Entrance - 7pm: Saturday, May 14th: Bird Singers - 11:30-1pm: Grand Entrance - 1pm: Bird Singers & Dinner Break - 5pm: Grand Entrance - 7pm: Sunday, May 15th: Open Gourd Dancing - 11am: Grand Entrance - 1pm; Dance and Drum Contests! 
Golden Age Men & Women (55+) Combined Categories: 

1st Place: $1000 | 2nd Place: $800 | 3rd Place: $500 | 4th Place: $400 | 5th Place:$300. Men (18-54): Traditional | Straight | Grass | Fancy: 1st Place: $800 | 2nd Place: $600 | 3rd Place: $500 | 4th Place: $400 | 5th Place:$300; Women (18-54): Northern Traditional (comb.) | Southern Traditional (comb.) | Jingle | Fancy; 1st Place: $800 | 2nd Place: $600 | 3rd Place: $500 | 4th Place: $400 | 5th Place: $300 Drum Contest:  1st Place: $8000 | 2nd Place: $6000 | 3rd Place: $4000 | 4th Place: $3000 | 5th Place:$2000 | 6th Place: $1000; 7-10th Place: $500; Hand Drum Contest:  1st Place: $1500 | 2nd Place: $1000 | 3rd Place: $500 | 4th Place: $250. Specials to be announced! See you there!

Raymond Galvan  909-890-0169
689 South E Street, San Bernardino, CA  92408
Vendors to please contact Michelle Dahl at (800) 732-8805 ext. 1116. Space is limited

May 16, 2011
Mills Powwow
5000 Mac Arthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613

Gourd dancing 11am Grand Entry: 12 noon. Retreat 6pm contest dancing all Categories Golden Age adult teens jrs tiny tots, all dancers @ drums welcome color guards welcome @ vendors native arts and craft booths outside event bring your own chairs.

Anna LeRoy   510-685-9927
1540 Market St., San Francisco, CA  94102

May 20 - 22, 2011

2011 Susanville Indian Rancheria Powwow 

Lassen College Gym, Susanville, CA 96130

Honoring Our Elders and Veterans.”

This powwow is free and open to the public! $16,500 in prize money payouts. No – Entry Hand Drum contest! Hand Game Tournament! Princess Contest: Please support the Princess Pageant by purchasing Raffle tickets!. Plus a  Arts n Crafts Vendor discount for the first 6 vendors whose paid applications we receive!  Inside vendors regular price:  $ 250.00  -- mention this email and your space is only $ 150.00; (Just cross out the $ 250 on application and write in $ 150); Outside Vendor spaces price:  $ 150 – mention this email and your space is only $ 100.00; (Just cross out the $ 150 on application and write in  $ 100.)  This great discount is for only the first 6 inside vendors paid applications and the first 6 outside/hallway vendor paid applications.  Saturday includes the hand drum contest and a community dinner being held at the Diamond Mountain Casino!  

David G. Comer

SIR-POWWOW Committeee


May 28 - 29, 2011

Oroville Powwow

Plumas Ave. School. 440 Plumas Avenue. Oroville, CA

Contest dancing, Princess contests, Arts & Crafts, Food vendors, Raffles, FREE Admission, No Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking, Animals or Weapons.

Lucky Preston.  (530) 532-1611


June 3 - 5, 2011

14th Annual Standing Bear Powwow

Bakerfield College. 1800 Panorama Drive. Bakersfield, CA

Native American Drumming, Dancing, arts and crafts, cultural demonstrations.  

Gene Albitre.  661 589-3181.


July 15 - 17, 2011

Redbird's 2011 Children of Many Colors Native American Intertribal Powwow
Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021

All Drums and Dancers Welcome. Public Welcome. $2.00 per vehicle suggested donation. Friday 6 PM - 10 PM Open Flute Circle - everyone welcome. Saturday 11 AM - 10 PM Gourd Dancing and Intertribal Powwow. 2 PM Prayer for the Children - All Children Welcome. Sunday 11 Am - 6 PM Gourd Dancing and Intertribal Powwow. 11 AM Veterans Honoring - All Veterans Welcome. Hosted by Redbird a 501(c)(3) non profit association.
P.O. Box 702, Simi Valley, CA 93062
(805) 217-0364

August 12 - 14, 2011

17th Annual Sacramento Powwow

O'Neil Park, 715 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Friday CA Traditional Dancers. Contest Powwow Saturday and Sunday. Drum Contest. Tom Phillips - M.C. Vendors - E-mail:

Marcia Hoaglen  916-706-1710 

P.O. Box 246052, Sacramento, CA  95824


October 1st & 2nd, 2011
Lucerne Valley 3rd Annual Big Time Gathering and Inter-Tribal Powwow
Pioneer Park 33187 Old Woman Springs Rd., Lucerne Valley, CA, 92356

Lucerne Valleys 3rd Annual Big Time Gathering and Inter Tribal Pow Wow. Native American Drums, Dancers, Music, Crafts and Food. Free admission to the public.

Ophelia Sow-ally Porter   760.885.5924
PO Box 1882, Lucerne Valley, CA  92356


November 11 – 12, 2011
D-Q University Veteran's Big Time Powwow
D-Q University 33250 County Road 31, Yolo County, California

Celebrate this year's Veteran's day with D-Q University.  Friday morning will be a sunrise service honoring all Veteran's and an evening open mic from 6:00PM to 10:00PM featuring Good Shield. Saturday from 11:00AM to 10:00PM will be the Big Time Powwow with American Indian arts vendors, dancers, drums, Indian tacos, and singers. This event is wheelchair accessible, free and open to the public, with no drugs or alcohol. D-Q University is located in Northern California at 33250 County Road 31 in Yolo County, between highway 113 at Davis, and interstate 505 near Winters. For more information please contact Marge at (209) 304-5474 and Ya-nah at (530) 902-5400.

Marge Grow  209.304.5474
PO Box 409, Davis, California  95617




September 3, 2011, 9am-5pm
3rd Annual Indian Art Market & Powwow
Memorial Park, Downtown Woodland Park, CO

No Contests! Day Money for first 50 dancers. Registration from 9am to 11:30 sharp! Pay-outs at END of day only! Invited drums only...shortage of space and funds for visiting drums. ALL food and artist spaces are Filled! Live birds of prey and wolves on grounds all day. .

Warner Family 719-687-2248

15140 West US Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, CO 80863


September 16 - 18, 2011
Council Tree Powwow
Confluence Park Delta, CO

Western Colorado's premier American Indian event.  Enjoy the beauty of an outdoor arbor along the Gunnison River right near the Council Tree that the Ute's met under many years ago, with the Grand Mesa in the background!

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


September 23 - 25, 2011
Montrose Indian Nations Powwow
Friendship Hall, 1001 N. 2nd St. Morose Colorado

Largest indoor powwow on the western slope of Colorado. Contest dancing, drum contest, demonstration dancing plus Native American Market and authentic foods. Total prize money $25,000. MC: Alex Shepherd, Paiute; AD:
Bill Hayes,  Host Drum: Woodstock. Contest dancing, drum contest, Native American Market and food vendors welcome. Prize money $25,000. Dry camping on grounds. RV park nearby. Dry camping/showers on grounds. RV parking nearby.     

Kaye Smiley
33901 B 25 Rd, Crawford, CO  81415
970-921-7707  (cell) 970-275-9470 (under construction)



June 25, 2011
Quinnipiac Powwow
Old Stone Church East Haven CT.

Historic: "Washing away the tears" at 11:00am. Grand Entry at noon. Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers
Free Admission and Parking; Donations needed.  Educational: Lecture and display of artifacts by Quinnipiac Dawnland Museum curator.

Tony Bearskin  860-921-0122
PO Box 71, New Hartford, CT  06057


District of Columbia


February 18 - 02, 2011

Thunder on the Beach Powwow 2011

Indian River County Fairgrounds. 7955 58th Ave, Vero Beach, Fl

Three days of fun and Education. Hm: Thomas Zermero, HW: Jaunita Zermero, MC: Ron Colombe, Arena Dir: Billy KIpp, H Vet: Billy Lacy.30 amazing Artist and Vendors, food Vendors, ethnic foods, ice cream, floats, popcorn, specialty coffee's. Archery demo's , pony alligator wrestler, wildlife exhibit, flute contest, Story circle, dancing, rides, drumming, social dances fun, fun, More thing will be announced. Everyone invited.  Dancers and drums welcome. We feed very well. Can't wait to see our old friends and meet our new ones. Dona Chesser.  772-567-1579.


March 4 - 6, 2011
Thundering Spirit Family Powwow
Renningers Market ~ 20651 New Highway 441 Mount Dora, FL

Friday March 4th 2011, Grand Entry at 7:00pm; Saturday March 5th 2011, Grand Entry at 1:00pm & 7:00pm; Sunday March 6th 2011 Grand Entry at 1:00pm; Gates Open at 10:00am Daily. Friday March 4th is Children's Day from 9:00am - 2:00pm with special Demonstrations, Games, etc. Traditional Native American Culture Including: Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, and Food.  Bring the whole Family and spend the day,  Don't forget to bring Chairs and/or Blankets to sit on.  Admission ~ Required Donation: Adults $4.00 Children Under 12 Free. Active, Retired or Service Persons Admitted Free.  MC: Ric Bird; Head Veteran: Bob 'Walks with Fire' ; Head Man Dancer:  Bobby DuBose; Head Woman Dancer:  Sandra DuBose; Host Drum: Southern Echo, Family Drum Singers and Bird Chopper Bird Family Drum. Firekeeper: Ken Cloudwalker; Color Guard: Local Veterans; We are proud to announce that the following Native American Performers will be at our Powwow: Award-Winning Celtic / Native American Violinist: Arvel Bird; Hoop & Fancy Shawl Dancer, Artist, Singer/Songwriter: Jackie Bird; Three–time Grammy award-winning songwriter and musician: Bill Birdsong Miller; Aztec Dancers: Tlatlacayolotl ~ Earth, Heart, Man; Guest Elder: Kashka - Tlingit Legend Keeper - Storyteller; Story Tellers: Sarah 'Sunshine Badger Woman' and Grandma Coyote; Flutist: Utah Farris.  Special Animal Appearances: 'Thunder' the American Bald Eagle.  An outstanding collection of Native American Artisans and Traders will be bringing their Creativity, Culture, and Crafts to our Powwow.  For a complete listing see our Artisans Page.  Host Hotel: Lodge. E.Com Lodge ~ 18730 U.S. Highway 441 ~ Mount Dora, FL 32757 Tel-(352) 383-2181    Fax-(352) 383-1310

Tony Ledford   352 636-4271 or 352 589-0045
PO BOX 1141, Eustis, FL  32727


May 6 - 8, 2011
20th Annual Mothers Day Native American Powwow
Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City, Florida

We will be having our 29th year at the park. Two decades of powwowing. Head Drum: Rick Bird and the Birdchoppers. There will be drumming, dancing, singing, raffles, auction, storytelling, children games, demonstrators, and more.

Mittie Wood  352-583-3388
P.O. Box 215, Trilby, Florida  33593


November 4 – 6 , 2011

American Indian Association of Florida Powwow

Central Florida Fairgrounds & Expositions Park, Orlando, Florida

Emcee: Ron Colombe, Arena Director: G.T. Martinez; Head Lady: Amber Saunders; Head Man: David Smith; Host Southern Drum: Otter Trail (OK); Host Northern Drum: Red Boys (SK).  Head Veteran: Steve Mansfield.  Tlingit Legendkeeper: Kashka La Rue. Storyteller: Grandmother Coyote. Info booth on Taino People and the United Confederation of Taino with Monika Mamona Ponton-Arrington. Painted Raven, Native American music duo: Utah Farris, Native American Flutist. A Gathering of Elders.  Native American Flute group featuring Utah Farris, Joseph Zambach & Dock Green Silverhawk. Otter Big Mountain; Hoop Dancer.  Friday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; (10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Kids Day); Kids Day field trip. Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; (10:00 am - 1:00 pm - Youth Day); Click here for Youth Day field trip information; Grand Entry: Friday: 7:00 pm; Saturday: 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm; Sunday: 1:00 pm; Adults: $6; Children & Students: $3; Seniors: $3; Veterans: $3 (with ID);  Veterans in uniform: Free.




May 7 - 8, 2011

22nd Cherokee County Indian Festival and Mothers Day Powwow

Boling Park – Canton, GA
Everyone is welcome as the Cherokee County Indian festival is a great opportunity for people to discover Georgia’s rich cultural heritage while paying tribute to mom. Saturday 11:00 a.m. –  8:00 p.m.     Sunday 11:00 a.m. –  7:00 p.m.  Native American Dance Competitions $$ (Grand Entry 1:00 pm Sat & Sun) All Drums Welcome / Daily Feast & Honorarium. Iron-man dance competitions (Prizes contingent with gate receipts). American Indian arts and crafts trade booths. Native American cuisine: buffalo, roasted corn, Pima wraps, Indian fry-bread.  Storytelling, Native flute performer, Raptor Man – Birds of Prey Show, Aztec Dancers, Primitive archery and blowgun demos, South American Scissor dancer. Hoop dancers, Live buffalo/bison, American Indian movie stars, Warriors on horseback, Primitive skills: napping, fire by friction, hide tanning, Authentic wigwam, Living tipi village and Cree encampment, Audience participation/dance games, Kids activities/bungee jumps, rock wall races, etc. Pony rides and first pony ride photos, Environmental and wildlife displays, Mother’s Day Honor Dance for all moms (this means you “ALL” moms). Adults: $10; Kids: $5; Kids five & under: FREE.

Rolling Thunder Enterprises   770-735-6275
34 Rolling Thunder Drive, Jasper, GA 30143


November 19 - 20, 2011
Georgia National Veterans PowWow & Indian Festival
Apple Festival Park, Ellijay, Georgia

National tribute to the American Soldier both active and veteran. All soldiers and veterans invited to be in the Grand Entry at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday. Dance Competitions (Selected Categories)for cash and open Intertribal. Drum contest open to all drums. Specialty acts: Warriors on Horseback, Arvail Bird, Flute performer, story-teller, Live buffalo, (Raptor-man) Ray Pena's birds of prey show, Silenas family Aztec dance company, Living tipi village, wigwam and plains Indian encampments, primitive skills demonstrations, Native arts and crafts vendors, audience participation, Native and Americana cuisine, much, much more...

Chipa Wolfe  770-735-6275
34 Rolling Thunder Drive, Jasper, Georgia 30143







April 23 - 24, 2011
Tutxinmepu Powwow
Moscow, Idaho Junior High School Gym

Host Drum: Red Hoop.  Raffle. Arts n Crafts.  Royalty Pageants. $2500 drum contest. First $1200; Second $800; Third $500.

Steve Martin  208-885-4237
Mountain View & D Street, Moscow, ID 83843




February 5, 2011 

Mascoutin Society Winter Benefit Powwow

710 S. West Street, Peotone, IL

Ro Chabot  708-798-9550


March 12, 2011 - Noon to 9 p.m.

15th Annual Joliet Jr. College Powwow

Joliet Jr. College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL

Co-hosted by the American Indian Center of Chicago

Grand entry at 1 and 6 p.m.

Fred Harris 815-280-2566


May 15 - 16, 2011

6th Annual Honor the Eagle Powwow

Matthiessen State Park, Utica IL

P.O. Box 275

Lyons, IL  60534



May 14 - 15, 2011
7th Annual Honor the Eagle Powwow
Starved Rock State Park, Rt. 178 & 71, Utica, IL 61373

Sat. 11AM-9PM Grand Entry Noon & 6PM; Sun. 11AM-5PM Grand Entry 1PM. Enjoy dancing, drumming, cultural demonstrations, kids crafts, art & craft vendors, Native and festival foods.  Special Veteran Honoring at the Noon Grand Entry on Saturday.  Bird of Prey exhibit by S.O.A.R. including Deshka the American Bald Eagle.  $6 Adults  $4 Seniors (62+)  $4 Children(5-12) Under 5 Free.
Discounts on 2-day passes and groups of 10 or more.  Sorry, No pets.  No alcolhol or drugs!
Public Welcome.  Tipis Welcome. In case of flooding-back up location is Matthiessen State Park just 2 miles south on Rt. 178.

Janet Sevilla    708-257-4300
P.O. Box 275, Lyons, IL  60534

June 3 - 5, 2011
The Taylorville Black Horse Powwow
Christian County Fairgrounds Taylorville, Illinois

This will be our 6th annual event. Host Drum, Sparrow Hawk, Head Man and Lady John and Penny Richmond. Arena Director, Zach Yellow Jacket. Free admission and parking (donations accepted)RV Hook-ups and free camping. Hot showers with restrooms for dancers and vendors.Emcee, David Welch. Head Gourd Dancer, Thomas Three Feathers.  Public welcome. Come watch us dance!

Daniel Sevenhawks  217-528-9172
1012 North 12th Street, Springfield, Illinois  62702


June 10 - 12, 2011
Return to Pimiteoui Powwow
Peoria, Illinois

Intertribal powwow open to public.  No contest dancing.  Vendors welcome. All dancers welcome. 

Eliida Lakota  309-357-0503


July 23, 2011  1-3 PM  

Teachings From the 4 Directions

Wildlife Prairie Park , Hanna City, IL

Native American music, dancing, ceremony, storytelling, understanding authenticity, life on the reservation, and much more Adam Danner (Cherokee descent, adopted Abenaki/Odawa), 4 Directions Healing Foundation president, chosen pipe carrier, author, speaker Gary Billiot (United Houma Nation) 4 Directions Healing Foundation vice president, flute player, respected elder, minister, craftsman Butch McCamey (Cherokee descent, adopted Lakota) Spirit of the Rainbow drum, chosen pipe carrier, lder

Jo Lakota (Lakota, Yakima) Storyteller, former teacher at Santa Fe Indian School


August 27 - 28 2011

The Gathering of All Nations

Brushy Creek Ranch , Rushville, Illinois

Free Camping.  Bring a covered dish will at meal time each day.  Hwy 67 North of Rushville, Illinois turn West on Camden Road and Turn Right at the first road called Stoney Branch Road follow road (it winds around). At the "T" intersection, turn right and go to the bottom of the hill and turn right at the house

in the bottom of valley. All American Indian Traders/Crafters welcome. Signs will be posted along the route. **Woodhenge calendar was built on this land. It is only open to the public at the time of the Gathering. This is a very sacred place also to be used to mark the equinoxes and summer and winter solstices, observed from the center post.

Johnie Vincent (Shawnee/Kickapoo) 217-322-7048 Email:

Mark Dierker (Shawnee/Kickapoo) 217-322-2128 Email:

Paul Vincent (Shawnee/Kickapoo) 217- 322-6494 Email:


September 16 – 18, 2011

Gathering of the Veteran’s Powwow

Seven Circles Heritage Center

Rt.8 Edwards Il. Exit 82 I-74 west of Peoria, IL

Honoring all Veterans Past & Present. Friday 6:00PM reading the role Cemetery , For all those yet to come HOME.

Satueday 10:30 gates open to Public Sunday 12:00 Noon gates open. Drums: Host Spirit of The Rainbow Invited : Eagle Ridge- - Black Fox Singers. Primitive Camping on Site

309-382-2779 309-673-1046 evenings 309-968-6848


September 17 – 18, 2011

Traditional Powwow

Busse Woods Forest Preserve South

Near Rt. 72 & 53 Elk Grove Village, IL

FRIDAY: Education Day for K-8th Grades 10am-12pm: Call for group rates. Saturday: Gates Open at noon. Powwow Dancing 1-4pm, & 6pm-Dusk. Sunday: Gates open at noon. Powwow Dancing 1-4pm. Admission: $5 Seniors 60+ & Kids under 4: Free.

American Indian Center at 773-275-5871

Trickster Gallery 847-301-2090


November 19 – 20, 2011

58th Annual Powwow

Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL

The Midwest's largest and most colorful gathering of Native American culture, singers, and dancers from across the nation. Saturday: 11am-Doors Open 1 & 7pm- Grand Entry, Dancing until 9:30pm.  4:30-6:30- Native American Music Award Winners, Nake Nula Waun & Cody Blackbird.  Sunday:  10am- Doors Open, 10:30am- Prayer Circle by Kateri Center of Chicago, 12pm- Grand Entry, Dancing until 5pm.  New Limited Edition Vans Shoes Available Exclusively at the Powwow!  Admission: $12 Adults; $6 Children (6-12) & Seniors (55+); Students/Groups Receive $2 Discount; $18 for Weekend Pass.  Active Military FREE w/ I.D. AARP Food Drive. Please Bring a Can for Families in Need.  Navy Pier Parking $18 before 5pm, $10 after 5pm.  

American Indian Center of Chicago

1630 W. Wilson Ave. Chicago, IL 60640



If you would like to be part of planning this great annual event; please join us on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011 6 pm Tribal Hall  for more info contact:  Cyndee Fox-Starr, Special Events Coordinator  773-275-5871 ext 19 or




June 11 - 12, 2011
Gathering of Tribes
Franklin County Fairgrounds, Brookville, IN

During the time of the Great Shawnee leader Tecumseh, he called upon many tribes to come together as one people to protect their lands, which are now Ohio and Indiana. During this time it was believed that Tecumseh had one of his largest camps along the White Water River in Indiana, in which now sits the town of Brookville, IN. This powwow is being dedicated to his vision of many tribes coming together as one. The Franklin Co. Native American Society and Powwow Committee and the Whitewater Canal Trail invite you to join us as we we celebrate and share in this dream.  Head Man Dancer -  Brian Higgins (Siha Sapa Lakota); Head Woman Dancer - Amber Tave (Cherokee and Saponi); Master of Ceremonies - Shawn Brehm; Arena Director -  Butch Wamsley; Host Drum - Painted Rock Co-Host Drum - Red Shield Singers; All other Drums Welcomed. Saturday Schedule: Gates open at 10 AM:  Grand Entry at 11:30 AM:  Inter-tribal dancing throughout the day: Dinner Break at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Re-entry at 7:30 PM: Gates close after all the fun,  Sunday Schedule: Gates open at 1O AM
Grand Entry at 11:30 AM:  Inter-tribal Dancing throughout the day.  Closing Ceremonies at 4:00 PM
Admission: $5.00 per Adult, $3.00 per Children, $8.00 for 2 day pass.

Albert RunningWolf  765-207-2216
7178 Blue Creek Road, Brookville, Indiana  47012


July 2 - 3, 2011 - CANCELLED - RESCHEDULED - Sept. 24 - 25, 2011
American Indian Festival of Indiana
Boone County 4H Fairgrounds, 1300 E. 100 S., Lebanon, Indiana

Come experience the traditions and culture of the Native American people Event times are 10-7 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 Native American food. Native American Indian Festival of Indiana is honored to have Rick Bird and the Bird Choppers from Cherokee N.C. as our featured drum and dance group this year. They will also be performing traditional Native American drumming, singing and various styles of dance throughout the weekend.  We are also honored to have award winning flutist Douglas Blue Feather, of Cherokee heritage as our musical entertainment, sharing his music throughout the weekend. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, $6 adult, $3. 6-12, 5 and under are free. Please join us for this unique event!

Rex Begaye  941-924-2784

July 6 - 9, 2011
National Powwow XV
Hendricks County Fairgrounds; Danville, IN

4 nights intertribal dancing, straight, chicken, fancy shawl, hand drum, Women's NoSo specials, exhibitions, seminars, craft contest, tipi village w/tipi contest, parade, kids powwow, princess contest, food and craft vendors.  Head Men Marty Thurman & Jason Skinner, Head Woman Geneva Horsechief Hamilton, Head Boy Tyler Thurman, Head Girl Maleaha Brings Plenty, Head Southern Singer Drew Armstrong, Northern Drum Cante T'inza, MC's Perry Smith and Bo Limbaugh, AD's Emil Her Many Horses and Darsh DeSilva.  Everyone welcome!  $5 Adults children under 5 Free.

Tara Bryant   434-665-5188
2357 Old Cifax Road, Goode, VA   24556


July 16 - 17, 2011

13th Annual White Buffalo Society Powwow

Gaston Lions Club Fairgrounds, Gaston, IN

(10 miles northwest of Muncie)

Drums: Thunder with the Hands – Franklin, OH; Winter Hawk – Walkerton, IN; Dancers: Head Man Veteran Dancer – Tommy Throw, Hartford City, IN; Head Lady Veteran Dancer – TBD; Head Man Dancer – Matt Teeple, Ft. Wayne, IN; Head Lady Dancer – Wendy Throw, Hartford City, IN; Head Male Junior Dancer – Chris Freeman, Huntington, IN; Head Female Junior Dancer – Phoebe Davison, Muncie, IN; MC – TBD; Arena Director – Greg Grabhorn, Indianapolis, IN.  Dance Times: Saturday 1-4 and 7-?    Sunday 1-4.  Frank Davison/ Scenoral Steele Memorial Crazy Late Night Auction Saturday approximately 30 minutes after final dance. Admission: $5 per day, children under 12 free.  $15 maximum per Family.  Trader:  $50 for 20x20 space and $60 for oversized space, plus electric and donation to late night auction. Blanket Trader: $20 for first, $10 for each additional blanket, plus camping. Camping: $7 per person for the weekend. Electric:  $15 per outlet for 2 days or $20 per outlet for Fri/Sat/Sun (This is a fee set by the Lions Club to cover their electric expenses.) Danceres: Admission is free, but dancers are responsible for camping and trader fees. Food Vendor – Old West Foods (Buffalo Bruce, Henryville, IN)  Bringing your own lawn chairs is highly recommended

Directions: From I-69 – Take exit 45 east to red flashing light.  Turn left (north) toward Gaston, approx. 2.5 miles.  Turn right on Elm St. (CR 850N) and go approx 0.8 miles east. Campgrounds will be on your right. From State Road 3 and 67 – Go west on SR28 to Wheeling (flashing red light) Turn right and go north for 2.5 miles.  Watch for Gaston Lions Club Fairground sign and turn left onto CR 850 N.  Fairgrounds are approx. 1.5 miles west on the left side of the road.

Jack Devers: 414 S. Elliott St, Muncie, IN 47305   765-748-2681  

Elijah Walker:  6337 Stockport Rd Apt 1271, Indianapolis, IN 46254 317-938-7763


September 24 - 25, 2011
16th Gathering of the People Powwow
10382 Grotto Road, Terre Haute, IN 47805

Host: Vigo County Conservation Club, Inc. Everyone Welcome. Gates and Traders open at 10:00 am. Grand Entry 1:00 pm both days and 7:00 pm on Saturday evening.  Host Drum: Twigh Twee Singer; Co-Host Drum: Thunder with Hands; Head Man Dancer: Terry Clark; Head Lady Dancer: Pam Campbell; Master of Ceremonies: LeRoy Malaterre; Head Veteran: George Reiter; Arena Director: Larry Penrose; Junior Girl Dancer: Heather Bowser; Tomahawk throwing. Demonstrations by Steve Witt.  All Dancers in Regalia at no charge!  Located east of Terre Haute and west of Brazil. From Terre Haute drive east on US 40 to the Seelyville intersection of Main Street and US 40, turn north and follow signs to Club grounds.  From Brazil, travel west to the junction of US 340 and US 40. Turn north onto Miami Gardens Road. Drive north 1.4 miles to the first crossroad, which is Grotto Road, turn west and drive 1.2 miles to the Club grounds. Watch for signs.  For driving directions, go to  Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the day!  Admission $5.00 * Children 10 and under free.  Free Parking.

Mark Blann  812-230-8936
Steve at 765-435-3041

10382 Grotto Road, Terre Haute, IN  47805

October 8 - 9, 2011
Gathering of All Nations and Honoring Our Veterans
Goodrich Park, Winchester, IN

30 or more Native American Craft Vendors, Dancers, Native American Tomahawk throwing, Food, Native Drums, Story Teller, Fire Keeper, Flint Napper. Educational Free Parking, Benefit Auction after Flag retreat Saturday night. 15 and under Free. $3.00 ages 16 and up, $2.00 ages 60 and up. Public Welcome. School Day Oct. 7th Teachers may call 765-584-2645 for more info. Campers Please Call. Restrooms and Showers

Kathy Bond  765-584-2645
616 Residence St., Winchester, Indiana 47394




January 08 - 09 2011

Standing Bear Council Inc. Winter Gathering
Community Building , Argyle, Iowa

Native Crafts, Weaving, Flint Knapping; Dancing ,Food and Auction. Drum by: Black Fox Singers
Larry Cooper 217-847-6034
Blanche Reynolds 319-316-3628


June 10 - 12 , 2011

Indian Lake Park Muddy River Traditional Powwow

Indian Lake Park, Farmington, Iowa

Host Drum : The Night Eagles Singers - Kenosha, WI.; guest Drum: The Cedar River Singers - Vermillion SD; Grand Entry: 11Am Sat. and Sun. Open to all dancers and Drums. Activities include exhibition dancing, social dancing, children’s activities, Living History, Tipis, Food, Trader Row, Crafts and much more!!!




July 02, 2011
Native American Gathering

Bonaparte, Iowa
Contact: Bonnie Cass - Director
Bonaparte Main Street, Inc. 616 First Street, PO Box 51
Bonaparte, Iowa 52620
319-592-3400 office 319-561-0992 cell




May 06,  07, 2011

Overland Park Powwow
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kan.
Angel Cully  913-945-7049


July 9 -10 2011

American Indian Festival/Contest Powwow

Century 2 Performing Arts Center225 West Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202 USA

$5.00 adults $4.00 Elders over 55/Active Military $3.00 youth over 6 Children under 6 are free

April Scott 316-350-3341



May 13 - 15, 2011
2nd Annual Honoring Our Elders Intertribal Gathering
Hardin County Fair Grounds 5839 S. Dixie Hwy. ( US 31W) Glendale, KY

13th May Kids Day gates open 9 A.M. The 14th & 15Th gates open at 10 A.M. Grand Entry 1 P.M.. Head Vetern Barry Redbird Brown. Host drum Southern Echo, back up drum Sky Hawk. Head man Ben Quintana/ Jr. Chris Pablo. Head lady Beth Hatari/Jr. Jamie Needs. MC David Nighthawk McDarst. Arena director Alex Pablo. There will be venders, crafts demonstrations, and food both Native foods and regular.  Admission is $5.00 adults, kids 5 to 15 $1.00 under 5 are free, seniors 55+ are $3.00.  There will be a trade blanket Saturday night. Wives, kids, or money are not to be traded on the trade blanket. There are many motels in the Elizabethtown area also restaurants. Plenty of shopping for the ladies. A full service camp ground is a short distance away, good sites, full service, and activities. Historic Glendale is a short distance away all this in about a 5 mile or less distance.  This is a family event, no alcohol/drugs, firearms, or politics allowed.

Mike Riley  270-317-6200
133 S. Maple St., Elizabethtown, KY 42701

September 16 -18, 2011
Wounded Warriors Powwow
Madison County Fairgrounds,
Richmond KY
MC - Hawk Laughing; Head Man - Steve McKeown; Head Lady - Angie McKeown
AD - Roger Campbell; Head Vet - Rick Brown; Host Drum - Istaopaye; Invited Drums - Grass Eagle/Thunderwolf

Steve Mullins  (859) 624-3086
2624 Tates Creek Road, Richmond, Kentucky 40475


October 15 - 16, 2011
The Native Dawn Flute Gathering
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Come out and enjoy two days filled with Native American flute music, food, hand made arts and crafts, drumming, storytelling, and dancing. Free to the public. for more info call 502-600-0024

Fred Keams   502-600-0024
"The Green", Lawrenceburg, KY  40342




January 22, 2011
3rd Annual NSU Powwow
Natchitoches, LA

Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA, Friedman Student Union (167 Sam Sibley Drive at Caspari).  MC.. Otis Halfmoon (Nez Perce); AD.. Thomas Muskrat (Cherokee); Head Man.. Badger Wahwasuck (Prairie Band of Potawatomi); Head Lady.. Randi Lynn Attocknie-Santos (Comanche, Kiowa); Head Gourd.. Ron Alex (Mississippi Band of Choctaw); Southern Drum.. Otter Trail Singers (Apache, OK); Northern Drum.. Big Soldier Creek (Mayetta, KS). 
Gourd Dancing 10:00am; Lunch 12:00 noon; Grand Entry 1:00.  If you do primitive camping, keep in mind that the area will probably see lows in the low 30s, and highs in the 50s. Kisatchie National Forest is very nearby. A favorite spot is Kisatchie Bayou Campground. Directions: From I-49: LA 6 East. Head Hwy 6 East 3.4 mi.  Continue on University  Parkway.  Turn Right at Caspari Street. Destination on right (Caspari & Sam Sibley Drive). For information on lodging in Natchitoches contact the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau:  or (800) 259-1714.

Robert Caldwell   504-301-8210
NSU Box 3421, Natchitoches, LA  71497!/event.php?eid=152849098086785




August 6 - 7, 2011

Island Falls VFW Post 7529 Powwow

Island Falls, Maine 04747

Honoring All Veterans.

Grayhawk at 207-365-6666 after 4pm 




May 20 - 22, 2011

Frederick Powwow

Frederick Fairgrounds (EventPlex)

Contest powwow. Calling all dancers, singers, drummers and vendors to come out for a good time in Frederick.  All vendors receive a special rate for early commitment to Frederick and Rocky Mount, NC.   

(252) 532-0821


July 23 - 24, 2011

Howard County Powwow

Howard County, Maryland



October 7 - 8, 2011

2nd Annual Running Water Singers Powwow



October 15 -16, 2011
Accohannock 18th Annual Healing of All Nations Fall Pau Wau
Bending Water Park 28325 Farm Market Rd  Marion Station, MD

Saturday 10 to 5 Grand Entry 12:00pm; Sunday 10 to 5  Grand Entry 1:00pm; See demonstrations of tool making, weapons, and survival skills. Famous Accohannock oyster sandwiches, seafood, Indian tacos, buffalo burgers and more. Vendors and Dancers.  Admission $4.00  To assist with our educational programs, Boy and Girl Scouts in uniform and children under 5 are free.

Beverly Council  410-623-2660
PO Box 404  28380 Crisfield/Marion Rd
Marion Station, MD  21838

October 21 - 23, 2011

LRDA American Indian Powwow



October 22, 2011

American Indian Festival

Clearwater Nature Center, Upper Marlboro, MD. 

Karen Marshall  301-297-4575


December 3, 2011

7th Annual Native American Indian Powwow

University of Maryland

Office of Multi-ethnic Student Education Riggs Alumni Center

College Park, MD  20742

Dottie Chicquelo  301-405-5618   chicodh@umd.eud




September 24 - 25, 2011
Intertribal Conclave of New England
Freight Shed Road, Baldwinville, MA

This is a 2 day event that is done as a fund raiser for a Home for Mentally challenged men and is in conjunction with the country fair and art and craft show that they have.. the food fun and games are great  not to mention the dancing and fireworks.

Windsong Hodges  or Snowbear Pearcy  413-834-8724 or 508-835-3696
5 Holt Street, West Boyleston, MA  01583




June 11 - 12, 2011
5th Annual Gathering of the Clans Powwow
5698W Highway US 2 Manistique, MI. 49854

Host Drum:  Bahweting Singers; Co-Host Drum: Four Thunders; Grand Enteries: Saturday, 1 pm and 7 pm; 12:00 pm (sunday); Feast Meal: Saturday at 5 pm; Crazy Action: Saturday after feast meal; Vendors, Traders, or public can call for further info. to: Viola Neadow at (906) 341-6993 or 1-800-347-7137 Public invited and welcome, Free Admission. Located behind the Manistique Tribal Center (next to the Kewadin Casino)

Viola Neadow  1-800-347-7137 or 906-341-6993
5698W Highway US 2, Manistique, Michigan 49854

July 15 - 17, 2011
Sugar Island Traditional Powwow
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Traditional Powwow on beautiful Sugar Island.  Friday spiritual gathering, Grand entry Saturday 1pm & 7pm feast at 5pm Sunday 12pm, giveaway 4pm

Elaine Clement   906 635-6050
523 Ashmun, Sault Ste Marie, MI  49783




March 19, 2011
Augsburg College Indigenous Student Assoc. 3rd Traditional Powwow
Augsburg College Si Melby Gymnasium 715 23rd Avenue S, Minneapolis, MN  55454

Grand Entries at 1:00 and 7:00 PM.  Feast at 5:00 PM. Vendors must call or email for application and details. No Food Vendors. Free admission. All Powwow Committee Decisions are Final  A campus map can be found at: The Powwow will be held in the Gym #7 on the map. Parking will be in Lot L. A drop off/unloading zone will be in front of the building at the entrance which is on 23rd Ave S (this is a one way street so you must come down 22nd Ave S, around the park and back up 23rd).

Jennifer Simon
2211 Riverside Avenue #307, Minneapolis, MN 55443

July 23 -24 2011

Black River Powwow and Historical Gathering

Wadhams Michigan Wadhams Rd. and North River Rd.,

Wadhams , MI 48074 USA

Joe Greaux


Admission is $5 per vehicle




April 15 - 16, 2011
Southern Miss Powwow
Hattiesburg, MS

Head Man -- Randy Soloman; Head Lady -- Sonya Smith; Emcee -- Harold Comby; Head Gourd Dancer -- Tony Conrad
Tammy Greer  601.466.0948
118 College Drive #5025, Hattiesburg, MS  39401




April 15 - 17, 2011

Salt River Powwow

Clarence Cannon Dam Spillway, Perry, MO

Northern Drum Thunderheart Singers, Hidatsa; Host Honored Nation : Sauk-Fox Tribe of Missouri; All Drums Welcome –Public Welcome- Free Admission.        Pre-Registration of Vendors is Required. Native American Crafters ~Native American Food ~ Flint Knapping. Storytelling ~Native American Flutist ~Native American Beadwork and much more.

Bill Cearley 573-565-1941

Vendors: Jerry Batton   573-682-4032

(see Flyer below)


May 27 - May 29, 2011

For the People Powwow

Boone County Fairgrounds Columbia, MO - Located north of Columbia on Hwy 63 (Exit 128A) Follow Hwy. 63 North to exit N Oakland Gravel Road, Turn Right to East Starke Ave, Turn Right and follow signs.  Special Guest:  Larry Sellers. Host Southern Drum:  Young Bucks, Independence, MO 

Host Northern Drum:  Running Antelope Singers, Standing Rock, SD



June10 - 11 2011

The Will Rogers Indian Club 46th Annual Powwow

Location:13800 State Highway 38, Marshfield, MO 65706

Fees: Adult and children 12 and over is $4.00. Children under 12 free. 

Camping: Limited camping arena for travel trailers, motor homes, and tents.  

Contact: Dub or Mary Roark 417-256-4698


June 17 -19 2011

Eleventh Annual Osage River Powwow

Location: Miller County Fairgrounds, Eldon, MO

Take the Hwy 52 and Bus. 54 exit and turn East towards Eldon. Go past Wal-Mart and turn right on Eighth Street next to a flower shop called "This Bud's For You". On Eighth Street, you will see the vendor entrance for the powwow. Public entrance - follow the stop sign and signs around the block.

Contact: Janet Dudley at (573) 369-2710 or



June 26 - July 1, 2011

Second Annual Gathering the Eagles

Native Family Camp, Ozark Camp Grounds and Retreat Center 10357 Eland Road, Neosho, Mo

South of Joplin Mo. From Hwy 71, turn west on Iris Road. Go 6 miles. Turn left on Eland, go ½ mile, and you will see the camp sign on the left.  $20.00 per person



July 15 - 17 2011

Robert Woolery, Sr Memorial Powwow

Location: Missouri State Fair Grounds, 2305 West 16th Street Sedalia, Missouri. 

Authentic intertribal American Indian gathering featuring native American culture - dancing, food, arts and crafts including silver jewelry, furs, pottery and paintings.

Contact Ann or Bob Woolery





March 01 - 04, 2011

American Indian Council of MSU Powwwow
Bozeman    406-994-3751

Pow-wows are an important contemporary expression of American Indian heritage. A pow-wow is a Native American festival featuring traditional dancing, drumming and singing and traditional foods and arts and crafts. Various kinds of honor ceremonies and other spiritual ceremonies.


June 16 - 19, 2011

Red Bottom Celebration
Frazer    406-768-5155 ext 338

Red Bottom Celebration has been an annual pow wow for over 100 years, celebrating native culture and traditions through dancing, food, crafts and fellowship with one another. All members of the general public are welcome to participate or watch.


July 07 - 10, 2011

North American Indian Days
Browning    406-338-7103

North American Indian Days, an annual celebration and the largest and most impressive of Blackfeet tribal events, hosts Native Americans from every region of the United States and Canada. Featured events include traditional drumming and dancing contests, the crowning of Miss Blackfeet, a parade, fun...


July 29 - 31, 2011

Milk River Indian Days
Fort Belknap    406-353-3176

Milk River Indian Days highlights spirited and colorfully clad dancers. The Pow Wow features Native American dancers and drummers combining culture, dance, and music for a spectacular display.


August 4 - 7, 2011

Rocky Boy's Annual Powwow
Box Elder    800-823-4478

The Powwow is an event of Indian Heritage and tradition. Dance, costume and drumming competitions are the featured events. Competitions last throughout the weekend with all ages participating. Exciting, excellent cultural demonstrations as well as ethnic and traditional food offered daily.


August 20, 2011

Annual People's Center Celebration and Powwow
Pablo    406-675-0160

Annual People's Center Celebration and Powwow In Pablo, Montana at the center grounds. Traditional Native American dancing, drumming and singing from 4pm to 8pm. Vendors of beadwork, local art, and food will be on hand. Everyone welcome, no admission charge for the events.


September 02 - 05, 2011

Ashland Labor Day Powwow
Ashland    406-784-2883

The arbor on U.S. Highway 212 between Ashland and the St. Labre Mission comes alive during the Labor Day weekend. Drummers and dancers from many tribes participate. Booths are set up for food vendors and Native American art and beadwork. Giveaways, gourd dancing and hand games are part of the festivities.


September 09 - 10, 2011

North American Indian Alliance Powwow
Butte    406-782-0461

Butte hosts this annual celebration of Native American Dancing, food and music. There are vendors with Native American jewelry, bead work and other traditional items.


September 20 - 23, 2011

Native American Awareness Days
Pablo    800-883-5344

People's Center staff and other tribal members share Salish, Kootenai, and Pend d'Oreille crafts, history, demonstrations, and exhibits during these two days. Enjoy drumming, singing, and native dancing. Taste traditional fry bread and dry meat. Participate in hands-on beading, native games.


September 23 - 24, 2011

Last Chance Community Powwow
Helena    406-439-5631

The Last Chance Community Powwow is held at the end of Native American Week in September. The powwow is a spiritual celebration to join together in dancing, singing, visiting old friends, and making new friends. Come on out and we will show you a wonderful time. Free admission.





July 28 - July 31, 2011

The Winnebago Veteran's Powwow

Veterans Memorial Park on U.S. 75 east of Winnebago, NE

144th annual homecoming celebration of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.

Celebration commemorates the return of Chief Little Priest and the Fort Omaha Scouts, Company A,

Nebraska Volunteers of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Camping available. Concessions available on the grounds.


September 24, 2011, Saturday,  1 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

20th Annual Fort Omaha Intertribal Powwow

Metropolitan Community College, Fort Omaha Campus

5730 N 30th Street, Omaha, NE  68111

Traditional powwow with payments to dancers:  $30 for adults; $10 for children (15 or under). Drum split for walk-in drums Emcee—Cetan Wambli Williams, Santee Sioux/Ojibwa/Oglala Lakota/Cheyenne

Head Man Dancer---Antoine Edwards, Jr., Omaha/Lakota; Head Lady Dancer---Julia Wolf, Omaha

Host Northern Drum--- Standing Horse, Sioux City, SD; Host Southern Drum---Yellow Hammer, Ponca City, OK; Head Princess Judge---Theresa St Cyr, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska; Crown Creation---Lavette Saunsoci, Shoshone-Bannock.  Special presentation & study circle---Kevin Locke, Hunkpapa Band of Lakota Sioux & Anishinabe. 

Barbara Velazquez


402.457.2718 (fax)

800.228.9553 ext 2253





July 22 - 25, 2011

3rd Annual Sacred Visions Competition Powwow

Big Bend Ranch, Wadsworth, NV

(See Flyer Below)

New Hampshire

New Jersey



New Mexico


April 2, 2011

2nd Annual FNCH Honor the Youth Contest Powwow

Albuquerque, NM 

First Nations Community HealthSource

Kellen Shelendewa

Case Manager

All My Relations Project

First Nations Community HealthSource

5608 Zuni Rd. SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108

(505) 262-6575 Office

(505) 206-1577 Cell

(505) 232-0657 Fax

(see Flyer below)


New York


April 23, 2011
Columbia University First Annual Powwow
Pupin Plaza, Columbia University (120th St & Broadway)

Columbia University's Native American Council is hosting their first annual Pow Wow! Join us at Pupin Plaza for dancing, great food, and a celebration of Native culture. Help us make our first Pow Wow a success! Head Female Dancer: Grace Bull Tail; Head Male Dancer: Daryl Thomas; Master of Ceremonies: Dennis Zotigh
Southern Host Drum: Silver Cloud; Northern Host Drum: Young Blood; Arena Director: Kevin Tarrant

Mari Hulbutta  405-226-2804
2920 Broadway, New York, NY  10027

May 1, 2011
Keepers of the Peace Powwow
Trophy Point Amphitheater, West Point, NY

Intertribal powwow. Free admission. Adults must have an id card.  Free parking.  Inclement weather location:  Eisenhower Hall Ballroom.

M Smith - 845-839-0008
United States Military Academy, West Point, NY 10996

May 28 - 30, 2011
Powwow On The Hudson "The River That FLows Both Ways"
85 Sheafe Rd Wappinger Falls, NY 12590

Powwow On The Hudson - “The River That Flows Both Ways”. Native American Festival at Bowdoin Park, Gate Opens at 11 am 28th Sat. & 29th Sun. 11 AM-6 PM * Mon. , 30th 2011 11 AM-4 PM. Grand Entry: 12 Noon. (Native Time). Head Male: T B A; Head Lady : Gerri Panther Eyes; Host Drum: Nimham Mountain; Singers; Guest Drum: TBA ***All Drums & Dancers Welcome.  Special Attraction: The Aztec Dancers " The Salinas Family ". A five-time Native American Music Award winner, flutist. Joseph Fire Crow; All Donations Accepted. A percentage of donation going to Long Island Native American. Task Force College Fund. Native American Indian Dancing * Native American Indian Craft. Vendors* Native American Indian/American Foods* Dances for Children *Native American Indian History* Story Telling. All parking $5.00/car ** M/C $2 each ** Handicap FREE (must have. plaque in car or HC Plates). Day money will be given to the first 20 dancers. At end of event (Monday). there will be a dancers blanket give away for all participating dancers.

Tony Moon Hawk Langhorn  917-415-5139
Marcey Tree In The Wind 973-981-1954

Nimham Mountain Singers at

177 Peters Mine Rd, Ringwood, NJ  07456


July 16 - 17, 2011
Keep the Fires Burning Annual Powwow
Rotterdam Junction, NY

Keepers of the Circle-Native American Education and Cultural Center
Host Drum: Sacred Earth Drum; Arena director: Gary Hayes; Head Male Dancer: Timberwolf Lamia; Head Female Dancer: Kathy "walks Not Alone" Johnston;
Adults: $5, Seniors: $3, Children under 12: Free. Primitive camping: $10/night.
Vendors: PRIMITIVE camping included: $80 12x12, $90 12x20 No refund after June 24, 2011.

Suzanne Rancourt  Events Coordinator  (518) 470-3078; Center # (518) 887-2590
1180 Main St., Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150

July 16 – 17, 2011

Thunder In The Valley Intertribal Powwow
Big Indian Valley Park, Route 28, Big Indian, New York 12410

Gates Open at 10 am {Native Time}; Opening Ceremony Starts 11am; Saturday 11am to 6pm; Sunday 11am to 4pm. Story Telling   -   Food. Social Dancing, Drumming, vendors.  Host Drum:  Sint Sink Singers; Thunder Bear Drum; The Aztec Dancers Adults $5.00 Children 6-12  $2.00
Under 5 Free. Rain or shine.  Everyone is Welcome. Free Parking.  
Mary-Lou & Frank Stapleton
Big Indian Native American Cultural Center

(845) 254-4238

July 24 – 25, 2012
Hampton Phillips Intertribal Powwow
155 Golf Course Road, Whitehall, NY

Free admission for dancers, drummers, singer.  Those who dance the most in full dress could win the purse.  Wanted: Singers, Dancers, Drummers, Flute players and vendors. Free camping.

Wildfire or D. Joaquim   1-518-499-0786


July 29 - 31, 2011
33rd Annual Thunderbird Mid-Summer Powwow
73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral, Park, NY

New York City ‘s oldest and largest powwow will feature three days of inter-tribal 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, Tlacopan Aztec Dancers, Smoke Dance & other specials and Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire.  Vendors please send: contact info, list of items and picture of stand to: or Thunderbird Vendors c/o Marie McKinney P.O. Box 521 College Station, NY, NY 10030. 
Admission: Adults $10.00 (all weekend pass $15.00), children: $5.00 (age 12 and under) (all weekend pass $7.00). 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. 33rd Annual Thunderbird Powwow Schedule of Events:  Friday: 6PM Gates Open, 6 -10PM Crafts and food stands, 7 – 10PM Pow Wow and ‘specials’ Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire Saturday: 10 AM Gates Open,  10AM-10PM Crafts and food stands, 1P M Grand Entry, ` – 5 PM Pow Wow Dancing; 7 PM Grand Entry, 7 – 10PM Powwow and ‘specials’ Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire Sunday: 10 AM Gates Open 10AM-10PM Crafts and food stands 1P M Grand Entry; 1 – 5 PM Powwow Dancing, Drums, Vendors and Special Guests: Black Bear, Iron Feather, Heyna Second Sons, Silver Clouds  MC: Louis Mofsie; Guests like: Tlacopan Aztec Dancers; Thunderbird Hoop and Smoke Dancers; Crafts, Vendors: Bead work, Silver and Shell work and Authentic Jewelry and Regalia, Native Foods, Bonfire at Sunset, Hay rides, Dance Contests. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes for Adult, Young and Tiny Tots categories in Men’s and Women’s Traditional , Womens' Jingle and Shawl, Mens' Grass and Fancy dances, specials and demonstrations. Dancers register by 1pm Sat, points for Grand Entry and Friday contests. Limited camping for dancers.

Louis Mofsie  201-587-9633
P.O. Box 521 College Station
New York, NY  10030
or vendors Marie McKinney


August 20 - 21, 2011

11th Annual Nimham Powwow Honoring Veterans

Putnam County Veterans Memorial, Park Kent (Carmel), NY

See Flyer Below

September 17 - 18, 2011

Autumn Harvest Powwow

Little Theater on the farm. 27 Plum Road. Fort Edward., NY

Native American dancers. beadwork, vendors food, dance much more.  

Linda Hermans 518-7473421

little theater farm at facebook   little


North Carolina


February 5, 2011

NC School of Science and Math Powwow

The Charles Eilber Education Center

Leita Mason (919) 416-2852  


June 24 - 26, 2011

Jim Thorpe Rocky Mount Powwow

Nash County, NC 

This event is sponsored in cooperation with our sponsors, Nash County/Rocky Mount Tourism and others.


June 25 - 27, 2011

Rocky Mount Powwow

Rocky Mount, NC

Contest Powwow


July 08 - 10, 2011

Strong Sun Powwow 2011

Tanglewood Park. Hwy 158.  Clemmons, NC

Intertribal Powwow

Intertribal cultural Powwow. This is North Carolina Native American Week End Powwow. It is also a teaching powwow to honor our veterans and our people.  Open to Public for small donation.  We also need a few good dancers and Vendors.

Powwow Committee.  336-816-7747

3517 Union Hill Rd., East Bend, NC  27018


August 19 - 21, 2011
Red Hawks Gathered Nations City of King Powwow
King Fairgrounds 436 South Main Street King, NC 27021

We invite you to join us for our annual Red Hawks Gathered Nations City of King Powwow. This events mission is to promote America's Indigenous peoples music, song, dance, art and unity. Event activities include drumming, singing, dancing, guest performers and educators, traditional and contemporary arts and crafts, art and craft demonstrations, veterans and emergency services honor ceremony, shopping, raffles, child crafts, face painting, native food and more. Event participants are members of over 30 different Indigenous Nations, Bands and Tribes. Admission: Adult $7.00. Child $6.00. Senior $5.00.(Children under 5 free) Bring 2 non-perishable food items and get in for $5 Bucks. (Minimum 2 non-perishable food items per family. Items are for King Outreach.) Free admission to dancers dressed in regalia. Dancers must register for meal ticket and Luck of the Draw. Registration is free.
Event Hours: Fri. 5 PM - 10 PM. Grand Entry 7 PM.; Sat. 10 AM - 10 PM. Grand Entry 11 AM & 7 PM. Veterans & emergency services honor ceremony 12 Noon.
Sun. 11 AM - 6 PM. Grand Entry 12 Noon.

Lance Red Hawk  (336) 591-9445
P.O. Box 297. Pinnacle, NC  27043

September 16 - 18, 2011
Fort Hamby Powwow
1534 South Recreation Road Wilkesboro,Nc 28697
5th annual educational powwow inside the Fort Hamby State Park. Lots of demonstrations in addition to the regular powwow activities. Everyone invited.

Mabel Benjamin    Blue Ridge Int  Powwow Association
114 Oak Avenue
Spruce Pine, NC  28777
813-765-3073 cell.  Park info 336-921-3390

September 24 - 25, 2011
Indian Trail Powwow
Indian Trail, NC

Drummers, Dancers and Food Vendors

Jessie Jacobs  704-458-9209

8001 N. Tyron St., Charlotte, NC  28262


North Dakota


April 29 - 30, 2011
22nd Annual Honors Dance & Spring Powwow
Minot State University - Dome, Minot, ND

Competition Powwow and Honors Dance honoring 2011 Minot State University graduates. Grand entries: 1PM & 7PM-both days. Food booth/ Vendors/ Specials/ give-aways.

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



May 28 - 30, 2011
29th Annual Selma Walker Memorial Weekend Powwow
Franklin Co  Fairgrounds 4100 Columbia St Hilliard, Ohio
Traditional Powwow Chili Cook off on May 27 at6pm   Grand Entry at 1pm. 2 step, team dance, hand drum contest, 5k healthy walk/run. Powwow feeds participants Supper Sat, Sun ,Mon Breakfast-Sun & Mon Fairgrounds charges $20/weekend for camping with showers & electric. Motels nearby. $7-adults, $3-seniors & students,free-5 & under & participants,$15-weekend pass

Native American Indian Center Of Central Ohio  614-443-6120
PO Box 07705, Columbus, Ohio  43207-0705


May 28 - 30, 2011
2nd Annual Native Woodland Gathering
Hall-Fawcett Park, 4595 CR 153, Zanesfield, Oh 4336
Friendly Voices Drum; Grand Entry May 28th 12 noon & 5:00 PM; May 29th 12 noon and 4:00PM; May 30th 11AM

Dave Holland
7340 SR 540, Bellefontaine, Ohio  43311


June 11 - 12, 2011
Fort Ancient Celebration
Fort Ancient State Memorial, Oregania, Ohio

Come join the fun. There will be 4 drums, 100+ dancers, many teachings sessions and a children's area with hands on activities.

Connie Heald   513-933-0985
484 Silverwood Farms Dr, Lebanon, Ohio 45036

June 17 - 19, 2011
Honoring our Ancestors 8th Annual Powwow
Ashtabula Antique Engine Club, 4029 Rt. 322, Williamsfield, OH

Gates open 10am-6pm.Admission: 12-Adult, $5, Seniors and children, $3. Family discounts. Bring a chair or blanket to sit. Drumming and dancing by Native Americans from across the country and Canada. Flute playing, story telling, demonstrations. Native American food, crafts. Free parking.

Sandi Red Wolf   440-998-2308
325 W 48th #908, Ashtabula, Ohio  44004

July 15 - 17, 2011
Healing Mother Earth 4th Annual Inter-tribal
Lake Village Campground, 6684 Leon Rd., Andover, Ohio 44003

Gates open 10am-6pm.Admission: 12-Adult, $5, Seniors and children $3. Family discounts. Bring a chair or blanket to sit. Native food and crafts. Drumming and dancing by Natives from across the country and Canada. Story telling, flute playing, demonstrations and auction. free parking

Sandi Red Wolf  440-998-2308
325 W 48th #908, Ashtabula, Ohio  44004


September 3 - 5, 2011

29th Annual Labor day Weekend Powwow
Mound Builders State Memorial 455 Hebron Rd Heath, Ohio 43056

Traditional Powwow next to the great Circle  Fox Family Special Drum Contest $1000. Winner Takes All. Primitive Camping. Motels & KOA nearby

Native American Indian Center Of Central Ohio  614-443-6120
PO Box 07705, Columbus, Ohio  43207-0705




January 1, 2011
Nina Burgess Honor Powwow Comanche Nation Princess 2010

Comanche Nation Complex, 6 mi N of Lawton, Oklahoma
MC: Sammy Tokei White; H Singer: Ronald Monessey; HGd Dance Singer: Lil Russell Cozad; HMD: Vernon Tsosie; HLD: Jamie Lynn Eskew; HGD: Sam Redbone; HLilBoy: Tyler Thurman; HLilGirl: Thomasine Rose Goodeagle; Co-host: Comanche Little Ponies; AD: Larney Silverhorn

Youngman Family Powwow Committee  (580) 597-6616
General Delivery, Chattanooga, OK  73528


Saturday, January 15, 2010
Comanche Homecoming Benefit Powwow

Comanche Nation Complex, Watchetaker Hall
Emcee: TBA; Head Singer: Berkey Monoessey; Head Man Gourd and War Dancer: Robert Tehauno; Head Lady Gourd and War Dancer: Suki Monoessey; Arena Director: TBA; Cohosts: Oklahoma Gourd Dance Club and CIVA; Contests: Men's Straight, Women's Cloth; 2:00 - 5:30 pm: Gourd Dancing; 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Dinner Break; 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm: Gourd Dancing; 8:00 pm -10:00 pm: Intertribal Dancing and Contests.  Comanche Homecoming Princess: Jasa Lightfoot.  Special Invitation to Comanche Nation Princess and Junior Princess. 

Leonard Eschiti (580-351-8451) or Mary Tosee (580-704-7028)


February 6, 2011
Oklahoma Gourd Dance Club Benefit
Comanche Community Building , Apache , Oklahoma

9 miles north of Lawton,Ok , Medicine Prk exit ,go west to Bingo Road and turn right
MC - Leonard Eshiti; Head Singer - John David Wahnee; Headman Gourd Dancer- Dwight Littlecreek; Head Lady Dancer- Delphine Nelson; Arena Director- Freddy Banderas; Co-Host- Comanche Little Ponies; Security- Quincy Tahsequah.  Invitation to all tribal and club princesses, organizations. The Oklahoma Gourd Dance Club will not be responsible for accidents or theft. Butch and Linda's 45th Anniversary. Members - We need items for concession, raffles, meal and giveaway.

Butch or Linda Tahsequah   580-248-2591 or 580-5836845
1206 S.W. Oklahoma St., Lawton, OK 73501


February 26, 2011
Ted Pewo Birthday Powwow
Comanche Community Building, Apache, OK

Contests:  Men’s Straight; Women’s Cloth; Tiny Tots (Sponsored by Kristin Allen)

Happy Pewo at  405 668 2230
Julia Mahseet Rd. & Hwy. 281, Apache, OK  73006


July 29 - 31, 2011

Tulsa Powwow 2011

Spirit Bank Event Center, 10441 South Regal Blvd, Tulsa, OK

Artist and Arts and Crafts info:

Robert Anquoe (918) 671-8366  (918) 671-2417


August 01 – 06, 2011

80th Annual American Indian Exposition

Caddo County Fairgrounds Anadarko, OK 73005 USA

Tracey Gabehart 405-933-0774

35 miles southwest of Oklahoma City

$6 grandstand 8 pm performances. Parking $4. Everything else free, Camping available




February, 05, 2011

27th Annual Elmira Powwow

Elmira High School. 24936 Fir Grove, Elmira, OR 97437

Annual event that features many drums and vendors. In addition a Native American Youth Competition will be held..  

Alan Merrill.  541-461-8228.

November 12-13, 2011
Honoring All Veterans Powwow
Klamath County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena, Klamath Falls, OR

Grand Entry 12:00 Both Days; Saturday Nov. 12th 12:00 to 5:00 & 7:00 to 11:00; Dinner Break 5:00 to 7:00; Sunday Nov.13th 12:00 to 6:00.  All Drums and Dancers Welcome.  Drum Pay $50.00 Each Session. Men and Woman Fancy Dance Special. 1st $500.00 2nd $300.00 3rd $200.00. Dancers Will Be Competing In All 3 Sessions. All Non-Food Vendors Welcome. $30.00 A Table Space Per Day.  Call for Motel Rooms ASAP.  Let them know it is for the Powwow.  Days Inn 3612 South 6th St. Klamath Falls (541)882-8864.  Cimarron Motor Inn 3060 South 6th St. Klamath Falls (541)882-4601.  Best Western Klamath Inn 4061 South 6th St. Klamath Falls (541)882-1200

Mex Weiser : 541-591-2656
P.O. Box 1126
Chiloquin, Oregon 97624
Phone: 541-591-2656
Eddie Weiser  (541)891-1322




April 30 - May1, 2011
Buffalo Bill's Powwow
LazyBrook Park, East of Tunkhannock, Pa on Rt. 6, Hawley, PA

Gates open at 10am with Grand entry at noon both days. "Fire Dance" Sat. evening at dusk!  Dancing, drumming, Native food, native vendors, story telling, arts & crafts! Activities & crafts for children! All drums and dancers welcome! Vendor spots still available -

for more info. or call 570-240-1066,if no answer leave a message, I will call you back! Meals provided to vendors, dancers and drummers. Free camping!
No alcohol, drugs, firearms or politics. 

B Redhawk   570-851-1415
615 Barker St. Apt. 111, Hawley, PA 18428

May 7 - 8, 2011
Noxens Volunteer Fire Co. 6th Annual Mothers Day Powwow
Noxen, PA  18636

This event is Free admission, open to all nations powwow.  Gates open at 10 am with Grand Entry at noon.  Dancing until 10 pm on Saturday and 5 pm on Sunday. Camping is available to dancers and vendors and electric is $5 per day to the Noxen Fire co. Meals will be provided to all dancers and vendors (limit 2) for Friday evening, Saturday breakfast, Saturday POT LUCK dinner and Sunday breakfast.  Add'l meal tickets can be purchased for the weekend at $5 each. Please bring a dish to pass. We offer dancing, drumming, native craft vendors, trade blanket and story telling. Head male: Joseph "Spirit Wolf" and Head female: DiAnne "Running Wolf". Emcee: Richard "Grey Owl" Green and Dennis Wagners Honor guard will be honoring all veterans. All drums welcome, contact Natalie "Wisteria" 570 947 2097 and vendor spaces still available. 

Natalie Wisteria Bowersox  570-947-2097
33 Jeanette St., Mocanaqua, PA  18655

May, 13 - 15, 2011
Ontelaunee Park Intertribal Powwow
Ontelaunee park , 7911 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, Pa 18066

Friday will be a free education day (no dancing), e-mail for info. Native American dancing, drumming, food, arts, music, culture and community. Open to the public (bring your own seating). MC; Jack Manycolors, Host Drum; Wedubitung (formerly New Generation Singers), Other drums please call Mark or Dave Fire Keeper; Ernie Strongbear, Head Veteran; Bill Harrison.   Head dancers, Elk Spirit Bass and Diane Hummingbird Woman Larkin. Musical Performances by; Spirit Wing.  Gates open 10 am with Grand entry at noon both days. Admission $7, seniors $5, 12 and under free. Proceeds to benefit; Indians Against Autism and Ontelaunee Park.
Camping for dancers, drummers, vendors, and volunteers only.
There will be a “potluck” togetherness feast on Sat. night. Please bring a favorite food to share. Directions: From west; I-78 to Lenhartsville, Rt. 143 exit. 143 north about 12 miles to park on right.
From east; I-78 to Rt. 100 north exit, to Rt. 309 north to Rt. 143 south about 2 miles to park on left. Look for our signs. 

Vendors call Dave Stonewolf 717-944-7557,

Mark Onehawk  484-941-1317
Hc1 Box 14, Gilbert, PA  18331

May 21, 2011
Conoytown Day
Haldeman Mansion, 230 Locust Grove Rd., Bainbridge, PA   17502

Experience life in an 18th century Incian Village.  Various hands on activities, demonstrations and displays for all ages.  Meet 3 sisters in the garden, Watch an arrowhead and a dug out canoe being made.  Try your hand at throwing a tomahawk.  Listen to grandmother's stories.  All this and much more.  Rain or shine.

Tina Mark - 717-371-3755
P.O. Box 118, Bainbridge, PA  17502

August 20 - 21, 2011
13h Thunder Mountain Lenape' Nation Native American Festival
236 Skyline Drive  Saltsburg, PA  15681

10-6 with grand entry at noon both days.  Native American drumming, dancing, crafts, food, programs and more.  $3 for adults, children under 14 freePat Selinger   724-639-3488
1200 Nowrytown Rd, Saltsburg, PA  15681

September 24 – 25, 2011
Noxens Volunteer Fire Co. 7th Annual Fall Powwow
Stull Road, Noxen, PA 18636

Gates open at 10 am on Saturday and close at 10 pm with grand entry at noon with night dancing and trade blanket. Sunday gates open from 10 am until 6 pm on Sunday with grand entry at noon. All times are on “Indian time”.  Host Drum: Daughters of the Southern Wind Guest Drums: Wyona Singers and Thunder on the Mountain. All drums welcome.  Head male dancer Joe “Spirit Wolf” and DiAnne “Running Wolf” as head female.  There will be Native American dancing in full regalia, various local drums, story telling, trade blanket, and Native American food and craft vendors.  No Admission fee, open to the public All dancers/vendors are welcome. This is a non competition gathering. Camping is free but there is a $5.00 per day fee for electric.  Meals provided for dancers and vendors Friday Evening, Saturday breakfast and Saturday dinner is Pot luck, please bring a dish to pass. Sunday breakfast and Sunday dinner. All food donations greatly appreciated. All with an open heart are welcome.

Wisteria -- 570-947-2097
33 Jeanette St., Mocanaqua, PA 18655


October 1 – 2, 2011

WPNAA 14th annual Gathering
Cedar Creek Park, Belle Vernon, PA

Gates open at 11:00 am and Grand entry is at noon both days

Andrew RedBear Majoris  1-724-519-7926
1001 White Valley Dr, Delmont, PA  15626


October 8 - 9, 2011
24th Annual American Indian Gathering
Community College of Beaver County, Monaca, PA
John Goberish   724-480-3450  EXT 215
1 Campus Drive, CCBC, Monaca, PA  15061

November 5 - 6, 2011

Clearfield Veterans Powwow

See Flyer Below


Rhode Island

South Carolina


November 5 – 6, 2011

19th annual Pauwau and Cultural Arts Festival

591 Bluewater Road, Aynor, SC

Hosted by the Waccamaw Indian People. Gates open 10am; Grand Entry at 1pm on Saturday and 2pm on Sunday. Admission is Adults: $6.00, Students 7-14 & Seniors: $3.00, Age 6 & Under and Veterans With a Veteran’s Feather: Free.  We proudly commemorate our heritage by celebrating our 19th Annual Pauwau here on our own tribal homelands. In 2004, through the
generosity of Shawn and Shirley Perkins, we were able to reclaim this land which adjoins the Dimery Settlement. Although it is a work in progress, the tribal grounds you see here today reflects the dedication of many Waccamaw tribal members. Our Extended Family:  Emcee: John Blackfeather: Occaneechi-Saponi; Host Drum: Edisto River Singers: Edisto; Lead Female Dancer: Brenda Bolin: Cherokee; Lead Male Dancer: Burke Lemmons: Cherokee; Arena Director: Doug Logan: Eastern Cherokee-Saponi; Food booths, arts & crafts, survival skills, tipi displays,
storytelling, raffles, dancing & more!
Michelle Hatcher, Pauwau Director
591 Bluewater Rd Aynor, SC 29511



South Dakota

July 29-31, 2011
Big Bend Community Powwow
Big Bend Community, SD

Contest Powwow.  Adult 18-59 men's and women's Traditional, Jingle/Grass, Fancy.  1st $400, 2nd $300, 3rd $200, 4th $100 60 and over Men's & Women's 1st $400, 2nd $300, 3rd $200, 4th $100 Jr. Boys & Girls 11-17. 1st $125, 2nd $100, 3rd $75, 4th $50. Additional events include: Men's Slow-Pitch Tournament; Memorial Horseshoe; Tournament; Suicide Prev. Walk/Run w/awards; Princess Contest for Powwow rep. Registration starts Fri. @ 5pm closes Sat. @1pm. First Grand Entry is Fri. @ 7pm
Grand entry's @ 1pm & 7pm Sat. Sun. Point system in effect. Meal's provided daily by community members.
Loren Rocky Fallis Sr  605-875-3282
Joe Creek Road, Harrold, SD 57536




April 2 - 3, 2011
Chattanooga's Powwow On The River
1826 Reggie White, Chattanooga, TN

Sponsored by Native American Services of Tennessee The Year of Honoring Our Veterans. Free parking. Saturday, 9AM – 10PM Grand Entry 1pm & 6pm; Gourd Dance 11:30am–1pm & 4:30pm-6pm; Sunday 9AM – 5PM Grand Entry 1pm Gourd Dance 11:30am–1pm. Head Staff: Host Drum: Southern Hills; MC:  Jeff Whaley; AD:   Jimmy Reedy; Honor Guard:  All visiting Veterans
Head Man:  Jackie Ross; Head Lady:  Kate Jolly; Head Gourd Dancer:  Dick King, White Star Gourd Society. Special: Gourd Dancing & Entertainment with various Artists. Dancers: Luck of the draw money.  Regular Drum and Hand Drum Contests. Visiting Drums:  Day Money.  All Vendors welcome: Limited Spaces Bring Lawn chairs and blankets. $6 Adults/$3 ages 6-12, $4 Seniors & Students w/ID, Military/Police/Fire/EMS members Free with ID.
Onsite RV Camping.  Primitive Camping nearby.  Onsite Restrooms and Electricity.  No Showers. 

Tammera Hicks  423-240-7270
1826 Reggie White, Chattanooga  TN  37412

April 15 - 17, 2011
East Tennessee All Nations Gathering
Cherokee Park 3075 Floyd Hall Dr. Morristown, TN 37814

Head Male: Emerson Begay; Head Female: Kim Martin; MC: Danny "Two Eagles"; AD: Eric "Spirit Walker"; Host Drum: TBA; All Drums Welcome
Proceeds will be going to "Safe Space" a local domestic shelter for women and children. All donations are greatly appreciated. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy the weekend of dancing, drumming and flute playing. Hear some story telling, try our Fry Bread and check out the tipis and our Native American crafters and their crafts. All Drums and Dancers Welcome.
Come dance your Style. Camping available next to Lake with electric hook ups, showers and bathrooms. Come and joins for the weekend! Bring your lawn chairs and join us for the weekend. Admissions: Adults $2 13-17:$1 0-12:Free..

Robert Davy  423-312-4805
3075 Floyd Hall Dr., Morristown, TN 37814

May 7 - 8, 2011
Larry Woods Memorial Mothers Day Powwow
John Barnes Park, Ardmore, Tennessee

Saturday: Grand Entry 10:00 a.m-5:00 p.m., Cherokee Wedding 5:00 p.m. Unity Feast 6;00pm Trade Blanket 7:00 p.m. Fry Bread Competition: Saturday Evening! Sunday: Grand Entry 12 Noon-5:00p.m.  Host Drum: WhiteHorse Singers All Other Drums are welcomed to participate M.C.Farren Weeks Head Man: Kevin McElyea Head Lady: Amanda Curtis
Head Vet: Clyde Maize Arena Director: Alex Weeks Free Admission for everyone 20 Vendors 2 Food Vendors: Vendor Fee:$100.00+ Donation of One Item for Auction  There will be Native Drumming, Dancing, Cherokee Wedding, Flute Music, Storytelling, Crafts, Jewelry, Food, and Gourd Dancing. Camping is available at the park.

Carol Woods   256-513-3254
Pulaski road, Toney, Alabama  35773

June 3 - 5, 2011
Intertribal Bear Society Powwow
Kensington Cove Arena

Traditional powwow. There will be many demonstration booths including basket weaving and flint knapping. There are still a few vendor spaces available.

Red Bear Bolan  423-867-7666
4900 15th Ave., Chattanooga, TN, 34707

October 21 - 23, 2011
Red Clay Powwow
1140 Red Clay Park, Cleveland, TN 37311

Tammera  423/240-7270
213 South St. Marks Avenue, Chattanooga, TN  37411

Admission: $5.00 Parking Donation; Friday: School Day 9am-3pm; Saturday: 9am-8pm Grand Entry 1pm & 5pm; Sunday: 9am-5pm Grand Entry 1pm. Head Staff: MC - Jeff Whaley; AD - Jimmy Reedy; Honor Guard – Veterans; Head Lady: Daily Pick; Head Man: Daily Pick; Entertainers: Aztec Dancers "Tlaltlacayolotl" Poarch Creek Stomp Dancers, Atmore, AL Flute Players Singers and many others. Luck of the Draw for dancers, Day Money for Drums All vendors welcome - limited spaces. Primitive Camping only on site-no showers and no electricity hook ups. Self Contained RV Campers welcome.


November 19, 2011
American Indian Association of Millington

MWR NSA Mid-South N-82 Gym, Millington, TN
Inside Event.  Gourd Dancer – Noon; Grand Entry – 1 pm and 6 p.m.; Adults: $5.00; Seniors (55 over) $3.00; Children (6 - 12) $2.00; Boy Scouts and Girl Scounts in uniform and Active Duty Military with ID FREE. Drum ----- Bud Bell /Shoti Ikbi; Master of Ceremonies (MC) ----Ken Dixon; Arena Director (AD) ----Clint Green; Head Gourd Dancer----Jerry Hunt; Head Man Dancer----Jason Thigpen; Head Lady Dancer----Cyndi Carter.  Native American Arts, Crafts and Food.  Bring lawn chairs. All Dancers and Drummer welcome.

Jimmie Thigpen  901-251-1519
3416 Scenic Terrace, Memphis, TN 38128





February 26, 2011
FourWinds Senior & Veteran Powwow
710 Edward Drive, Harker Hgts. Tx  76548

$2.00 adult/2 food cans; $1.00 student age/1 food can; 5 and under FREE
Doors open at 11:00am until 10:00pm. 
Powwow hosted by FourWinds Intertribal Society, Inc. 

Paula Crutsinger   254-493-1871
710 Edward Drive, Harker Heights, TX 76548


March 12, 2011

Nde Daa Exhibition Powwow 

Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark, McAllen, Texas

(corner of Lark and 29th St.).  Grand Entry: 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm 

Head Man Dancer - Richard 'Rocco’ Gonzalez, Ponca; Head Lady Dancer - Andrea Wendling, Lipan Apache; Head Singer - Carlos Gonzalez (Ponca); Host Drum - South Wind; Head Gourd Dancer - Daniel Cullison; Master of Ceremonies - Erwin De Luna Dine/Pueblo; Arena Director - Danny Villarreal, Apache.  Special performance flute concert by Serge Hanzi.  Sponsors: South Texas Indian Dancers Association; McAllen Arts Council; McAllen Grace Brethren Church; Source Publications, Borderfest. Special Thanks to Andrea Wendling for serving as the 2010 S.T.I.D.A. Princess.  Vendor Spaces limited - $20.00 and raffle item donation. Doors Open at 10:00 AM (7:30 AM for Vendors). Gourd Dancing:  10:30 AM and 4:00 PM; Grand Entry:  1:00 PM and 6:30 PM; Feed for All Pow Wow Participants:  5:00 PM;

Robert Soto 956-686-6696



October 8 - 9, 2011
Santa Fe Days on the Square
Historic Downtown Carrollton, Texas

Santa Fe Days on the Square located at Historic Downtown Carrollton, TX off I-35E @ Beltline Road exit #443B. This Native American cultural event is free to the public. There will be Native American Championship Dancers, Evelio Flores’ Aztec Dancers, internationally recognized Southern Drum-Bear Claw Singers; Apache story teller-Gregory Gomez, President of the Indigenous Institute of the Americas, and Native American Artisans representing Tribes/Nations/ Pueblos throughout the United States. This year’s event will host a special children’s activity area for education, demonstrations of arts/crafts, face painting and traditional storytelling. Families will have the opportunity to view children’s books by Native authors, a “Now and Then” display connecting today’s products with their origins in Indigenous culture, and an Indigenous “grocery store” reflecting the current world’s agricultural products with were originally cultivated by First Peoples of the Americas. The 8th annual event will feature Guest Artists, Judy and Lincoln Tafoya. The Tafoyas are 6th generation potters who have received national recognition for their unique and treasured Santa Clara Pueblo pottery. They have been recognized in prestigious magazines and books. Judy Tafoya recently won First Place at Red Earth Festival in Traditional Pottery. The Tafoyas will be demonstrating their pottery techniques throughout the event. Come and experience the sights, sounds and time honored traditions of the Native American community. Jewelry, pottery, paintings, fetish carvings and other traditional artifacts and well as Indian Tacos and Fry bread will be available for purchase.

Dave Oldfield  972-242-6453
PO Box 110297, Carrollton, TX  75011-0297


October 21 - 22, 2011

22nd Annual South Texas Powwow

2601 Lark, McAllen, Texas  78504

Friday Fun Dance 7:00 - 10:00 PM; Saturday Exhibition Dance 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Gourd Dancing 1:00 - 4:30 PM; Grand Entry 7:00 PM.  Southern Drum:South Wind, Carlos Gonzalez; Northern Drum -  Eagle Point; Robert Bass; Head Man Dancer -  Calvin Osife; Head Lady Dancer - Jennifer Contreras; Head Gourd Dancer  - Erwin De Luna; Master of Ceremonies - Bob Woolery; Arena Director - Danny Villarreal.   Special Appearances by Sayani – Jorie and Christine West (Cherokee) – Springtown, Texas – Vocal Artists; Uzziel Martinez – Los Angeles, California – Actor; Kathy Lynn (Cherokee) – Port Lavaca, Texas – Storyteller.  Special Thanks to Andrea Wendling for serving as the 2011 S.T.I.D.A. Princess. Traders welcome - call ahead for reservations ($20.00 deposit and one raffle item). Feeds: (for Powwow Participants and their Families Only) Mexico just minutes away. Breakfast (continental) 8:00 - 9:30 AM  Area Hotels: America’s Best, Studio 6,  Motel 6, Best Western Rose Garden, La Quinta Inn. Powwow Sponsors: McAllen Arts Council; Borderfest; McAllen Grace Brethren Church; Source Publications. From San Antonio: Take U.S. 281 south; exit west on Highway 83 to McAllen.  Go approx. 5 ½ miles to Ware Rd.; take the Ware Road exit and turn right on Ware Rd; go about five miles north to Lark Ave. Turn right on Lark; go to first traffic light which is 29th St. Garza Elementary School is on the corner and Lark Community Center is just past Garza Elementary.  For hotels, exit at Jackson Ave. or at 2nd St. from Highway 83.  From Houston: Take U.S. 77 south; exit west on Highway 83 to McAllen. Go approx. 5 ½ miles to Ware Rd.; take the Ware Road exit and turn right on Ware Rd; go about five miles north to Lark Ave. Turn right on Lark; go to first traffic light which is 29th St. Garza Elementary School is on the corner and Lark Community Center is just past Garza Elementary.  For hotels, exit at Jackson Ave. or at 2nd St. from Highway 83. Look for signs! 

South Texas Indian Dancers

1913 Camellia

McAllen, TX  78501


Robert Soto 956-686-6696




March 25 - 26, 2011
BYU Cedartree Memorial Powwow
Brigham Young University WSC Ballroom, Provo UT

A celebration of Diversity on Brigham Young University Campus - 30 years of tradition to continue at the Harold A. Cedartree Memorial Contest Powwow. BYU Celebration of Culture Programs, will be eloquently defined as the time draws near for Native Americans to gather in remembrance and pride of a deeply rooted heritage at the 30th Harold A. Cedartree Powwow.  Hosted by BYU’s Multicultural Student Services, the Pow Wow was initiated in 1981 in an effort to remember Harold A. Cedartree, a significant influence on the Native American culture.  His inspiring efforts to teach and inspire youth to find strength in the culture is what encouraged the establishment of this event. Thirty years later, the tradition of dance and song continues as members of various Indian Nations will gather on BYU’s campus to celebrate.  Spectators to this year’s Powwow will witness an extravagant display of talent of dancers and drum groups. Head Staff: Emcee:  Harold Begay (Dine'-Tocito  NM); Arena Director:  Henry Howell (Ute-Ft. Duchesne UT); Host Drum:  North Bear (Riverton WY); The annual Powwow will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, in the Wilkinson Student Center (WSC) Ballroom.  Registration for dancers and drum groups will be from 4-6:30 pm on Friday, March 25th.  Grand Entry on will convene at 6 pm on Friday, and 1 pm and 6 pm on Saturday. $6 for general public, $5 for students with ID, $3 for dancers and singers, and free admission for seniors and children 8 & under. 

Vendor applications:

Eric John (801) 615-3512

Brandon Benally (714) 637-0937.  No food vendors.

LaVay Sandman Talk (801) 422-6849
1320 WSC, Provo, UT  84602


April 9, 2011
University of Utah Inter-Tribal Student Association "Sustaining Our Culture" Social Powwow
University of Utah Ballroom

Drum: Whitelake Singers; Invited Drums Cliff Eagle, Greyhawk Singers, and River Camp Singers; Master of Ceremonies: Jerry Bear; Arena Director: Nino Reyos; Spiritual Advisor: Stephen Todachiny; Head Man: Sean Snyder
Head Woman: Carrie Dallas; Color Guard: Utah Intertribal Veterans Association.

Inter-Tribal Student Association   (801) 581-7392
1923 De Trobriand Street, Bldg 622, Salt Lake City, Utah  84113

June 30 - July 3, 2011
2011 Northern Ute Powwow
Fort Duchesne, UT
MC: Hal Eagletail and Boye lade host drums Mid-Nite Express and Stony Park a,d,s Richard street and Henry Howell and head drum judge luke duncan drum contest 1-place 10,000 2-place 8,000 3-place 6,000 memorial drum contest for les manning 3,000 and Pendleton jackets winner take all and tony boye tallbird chickin dance special 1,000 and pendleton jacket winner take all and tommy joe tallbird men's Grass dance special 1,000 and Pendleton jacket winner take all and Morgo Powaukee-Kanip northern women's buckskin traditional special 5,000 plus in prize money and men's traditional 1,000 winner take all and powwow committee Saturday night special 1,000 winner take all business committee special senior, s 55 yrs and over women's 1,000 men's 1,000 winner take all more specials to be announced

Albert Lance Manning  435-219-2208
po box 495
Fort Duchesne, UT 84026



August 13 - 14, 2011
Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe Powwow
RT 5A, Brownington, VT 05860

Grand Entry at 1PM. Potluck Harvest Feast at 6PM. Host Drum: Coosuc Singers. Free and open to public. Dance Contests; Raffle; Storytelling; Elnu Abenaki Encampment demonstration; and much more. Donations welcome.
Luke Willard  (802) 754-2216
158 Whiting Lane, Brownington, VT  05860




April 30, 2011
Cheroenhaka (Nottoway ) Inter-Tribal Spring Festival Powwow
Southside Virginia Community College

109 Campus Drive Alberta, Va. 23821
Chief Walt Brown  757-562-7760
33334 Sandy Ridge Rd., Franklin, VA  23851


April 23, 2011
American Indian Powwow Celebration of Life for All People
Mount Trashmore Park, 300 Edwin Dr., Virginia Beach, VA

Featuring music, crafts, dancing, food and more.  11a.m. to 6p.m. Grand entry is at noon. Free and open to the public with free onsite parking

Debbie Vick
300 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23452


April 23, 2011
11th Annual Celebration of Life for All People" Powwow
Mt. Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach, VA

MC-Clark Stewart (Chickahominy); HM-Louis Campbell (Lumbee); HF-Danielle Bradby (Chickahominy); AD -Thomas Lewis (Meherrin); Host Drum - Stumptown; Guest Drum - Red Earth Singers.  American Indian dancing, educational exhibits and displays, arts  and crafts, storytelling, and authentic foods. Free Admission and Parking!!   Over 7,000 at least year's event.  Vendor spaces fill early.

Debra Vick   757 385-2990
300 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA  23462

July 23 - 24, 2011
10th Annual Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe
25548 New Market Rd. Courtland, Va. 23837

Chief Walt Brown  757-562-7760
33334 Sandy Ridge Rd., Franklin, VA  23851


September 16 - 18, 2011
Drums of the Painted Mountain
Southwest Virginia Community College Cedar Bluff VA

Perry Grey Wolf Wilson  276-596-9281
590 Eva's Walk, Pounding Mill, VA  21637


September 17 - 18, 2011
Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Inc. 5th Annual Powwow
Surry Parks and Recreation Center

205 Enos Farm Drive, Hwy 10 at Hwy 31, Surry Virginia 23883
Gates Open at 10am on Sat. & Sun. Grand Entries at 12noon on Sat. and 1pm on Sun. Intertribal Dancing, Arts and Crafts, Native American Cooking, Demonstrations, Storytelling|

Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia  (757) 654-9301
P.O.Box 246
Capron, Virginia 23829
Ed Branch at: (757) 654-9301
Archie Elliott at (757) 686-8602 

September 24 - 25, 2011

58th Chickahominy Powwow

Providence Forge, VA

Keith Wynn  804-966-2448 or 804-829-2027 


November 4 - 6, 2011

Fredericksburg, VA  

Traditional Powwow



April 23, 2011
American Indian Pow Wow Celebration of Life for All People
Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach Virginia

Experience traditional Native American culture as it is featured through spirited music, intriguing dance, and appetizing food at this enlightening and colorful event. Authentic and Indian-inspired crafts are available for sale and on display.

Debbie Vick  757-385-2990
300 Edwin Dr, Virginia Beach, VA  23452

May 13 - 14, 2011

Rainbow of Ribbons Powwow

Green River College Gym. 12401 SE 320th ST. Auburn, WA

Honoring Native American women survivors of Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence.

West Virginia


May 21 - 22, 2011
AAIWV Homecoming; 25th Anniversary
Fairlea, WV

Appalachian American Indians of WV presents the annual Homecoming Pow Wow held in Fairlea WV at the WV State Fairgrounds West Parking Area. Free Event. Free Camping. Host Drum:  Mother Earth Beat.  All drums welcome!  Come join us to celebrate our 25th Anniversary of serving the native peoples of WV. 
Vendors contact Gail at 304-787-3117 or
Drums contact Mel at 304-473-8355 or
General info contact Wayne at 304-762-2416 or

Wayne Appleton  304-762-2416
Rt 1 Box 271, Lesage, WV  25537

July 16 - 17, 2011
Feast of the East Gathering to Honor Women's Drums
Gandeeville, WV

Presented by AAIWV & Mother Earth Beat this is a 2 day event that has hosted as many as 19 drums in the past.  This is a Feast and Gathering honoring the women of the drums as envisioned by Germaine Tremmel. Germaine Tremmel is a Native American, a descendent of the Lakota and a member of the Hunkpapa group. She is an attorney and serves as a legal advisor for her people. She is an observer of the Lakota Nation Human Rights and its official representative at the board of directors of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO). Germaine Tremmel is a leading Lakota chief and head of a women's society. She also serves as spiritual advisor for The Red Drum Women Singers of Minneapolis/Minnesota. All drums welcome.  Free Admission.  Free camping.

Vendors contact Gail at 304-787-3117 or
Drums) contact Tracey at 304-730-2443 or

Mel Charlton-Smith  304-473-8355
501 Brown Ave, Belington, WV  26250





March 19, 2011
First Nations Student Association Powwow
University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario UWO

Althouse College Faculty of Education
Free. 12pm - 5pm

Suzi Isaac
1137 Western Road, London, Ontario  N6G4X4!/event.php?eid=118860458185867


June 3 - 5, 2011
Kitigan Zibi  Traditional Powwow
Kitigan Zibi School grounds

Friday eve.,, Grand entry followed by hand drum social after retiring flags.
Sat. Grand Entry at Noon. Sun., Grand Entry noon, Giveaway and feast at closure.
Kitigan is located near the town of Maniwaki, Quebec, just 1 1/2 hours from Ottawa on the 105

Karen Buckshot  819-449-1275 to 4:00 p.m.:
Makwa mikan, Maniwaki

Quebec, Canada  J9E 3B3

June 17 - 19, 2011
Spirit of the Peace Traditional Powwow
Taylor BC

Traditional Powwow. Host Drum: Thundering Spirit; MC: Douglas Bonais; Arena Director: Peter Auger; Free Event.  Free Camping with firewood available. 3 Contest Specials to be announced; $1000 winner take all. No Pets Please

Leeanna Rhodes  250.785.0612
10917 101st Avenue, Fort St John, BC  V1J 2C1

July 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 2011
SLFN 14th Annual Competition Pow Wow
Swan Lake First Nation, Swan Lake MB Canada

MC's: Sanford Strongarm, Kawacatoose SK and Winston Bear, Whitewood SK.
AD's: Kevin Haywahe, Carry the Kettle SK and Beemus Goodsky, Bemidji MN.
Dance categories: Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Chicken & Jingle Golden Age & Adults: 1st- $1,000; 2nd- $700; 3rd- $500; 4th- $300 Teens: 1st- $400; 2nd- $300; 3rd- $200; 4th- $100 Juniors: 1st- $200; 2nd- $150; 3rd- $100; 4th- $50 Tiny Tots: Paid daily Singing Contest: 1st- $4,000; 2nd- $3,000; 3rd- $2,000; 4th- $1,000
Drum split; $3,000 Specials: TBA Concessions/Food Booths: $500/wknd Craft Tables: $300/wknd

Myrna McIvor or Delmar Peters
PO Box 347, Swan Lake, Manitoba R0G 2S0
(204) 836-2897/ (204) 836-2424

July 8 - 10, 2011

Bay St. George  Fifth Annual Mi'kmaq Powwow
Route 403, Flat Bay, Newfoundland/Labrador, Canada

Drumming, dancing, vendor's booths, sweat lodges, teachings, food and nightly socials. Camping right on the site, all events are drug and alcohol free! No admission to grounds.

Carolyn Sheppard
Route 403, Flat Bay, NL  A0N 1Z0

July 8 -10,2011
Squamish Nation 24th Annual Youth Powwow
West Vancouver, British Columbia

Gloria Nahanee  778-228-6501
100 Mathias Road, West Vancouver, BC  V7P 1P6

July 22 - 24, 2011
Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation, Community  of Nezaadiikaang

Return To Our Lands 4th Annaula Traditional Powwow

Savanne River Resort (Outside Upsala, Ontario Canada)
Savanne River Resort is located 19 kilometres east of the village of Upsala on Highway 17 and 113 kilometres or 70 miles northwest of Thunder Bay.

Bruce Barber 807-622-9835
Savanne River Resor, Savanne River, Ontario

August 6 – 7, 2011

Acknowledging our Elders Powwow

Longlec, Ontario, Canada

Host Drum: Thunder Mountain Singers; Co-Host Drum: Eagle Boy; Invited Traditional Drum: Kalvin Ottertail; Head Dancers: Kelvin and Georgina Redsky; Emcee: Nathan Moses; Arena director: Victor Chapais; Elder: Gilbert Legarde.  Grand Entries at: 12 noon & 7 PM Aug. 6th, 2011; 12 noon Aug. 7th, 2011; Warmups at 5:00 PM, Aug. 5th, 2011.  Registered drums must have a minimum of four singers for full honorarium.  Breakfast Rations will be given to visitors who are camped. Feasts daily from 5pm 'til 7pm.  Vendors Welcome: $75 for craft vendors. $150 for food vendors. Space is limited for vendors. 

Patrick Patabon or Doug Bedwash at 1-800-463-8079

Long Lake #58 First Nation, 209 Otter Road, P.O. Box 609
Longlac, Ontario P0T 2A0

(807) 876-2292 Ext. 237

Fax: (807) 876-2757

August 9 - 11, 2011
5th Annual Dakota Dunes Casino Powwow
Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Saskatchewan CANADA

Emcee Announcer Tommy Christian. Registration:  August 9th Noon - 9:00PM.  Grand Entries:  August 9th 7:00PM, August 10th 1:00PM & 7:00PM, August 11th 1:00PM.  Little Warrior & Princess Pageant. Singing Contest - Contemporary & Straight. Non-Compeititon Drums & Tiny Tots Paid Daily.  Specials: Womens Fancy Special sponsored by the Dakota Dunes Casino Powwow Committee Tuesday August 9th; Womens Traditional Special sponsored by the Whitecap Dakota First Nation Wednesday August 10th; Mens Fancy 'Black Chip' Special sponsored by the Dakota Dunes Casino Powwow Committee Thursday August 11th. For Concession Booth purchases and Corporate Sponsorship inquiries and other info please feel free to contact Cheryl Johnston at (306) 667.6408 or Meg Snakeskin at )306) 667.6402.  The 5th Annual Dakota Dunes Casino Powwow will be broadcast live on FM Radio.  Camera footage and photography will be taken during this event.

Meg Snakeskin  306.667.6402
204 Dakota Dunes Way, Whitecap, Saskatchewan, S7K 2L2

August 27 – 28, 2011
Chippewas of Rama First Nation Competition Powwow
Black River Wilderness Park, 7476 Hwy 169, Rama, FN

Vicki   705-325-3611 ext. 1288
Everyone Welcome!  Grand Entry: Saturday - 1pm & 7pm / Sunday – 12:30pm.  Bus Shuttles will run to and from the MASK Arena at 61247 Rama Rd. And Switch Road Parking Area from 11:30am to 7:30pm minimum every hour.  $8 / daily; Youth (7-12): $2; FREE for Children under 6yrs, seniors, Disabled, and Veterans.  MC: Chris Pheasant and Kirby Mianskum; Arena Director: Allan Manitowabi; Head Dancers: Bernadette and Maheengum Shawanda; Host Drum: Chippewa Travellers; Head Dance Judge: Cindy Fox.  Categories: Over $42 500.  Golden Age (50+), Adult (18-49), Jr. Men’s & Women’s (13-17), Youth (6-12), Team Dance and Specials, Hand Drum and Big Drum Competitions, Tiny Tots (Newborn – 5) receive honorarium.  Camping is available for singers and dancers.  Vendors fee: $100 / day.  Contact Info: 705-325-3611 ext. 1294 / 1288

September 2 - 4, 2011
Elsipogtog 25th Annual Pow wow (Big Cove, NB)
Elsipogtog , New Brunswick, Canada
Oasoeg Milliea
250 Big Cove Rd., Elsipogtog First Nation, Canada E4W-2S5
506 523-8345

September 03 – 04 , 2011  Postponed

Ardoch Algonquin First Nation - 8th Annual Manoomin Festival

Manoomin Festival - Plevna Community Hall Grounds

2518 Buckshot Lake Road, Plevna , Ontario K0H 2M0

Grand Entry is at noon both Sat & Sun.  Join us for traditional Anishinaabe drumming, singing, dancing, crafts, teachings and enjoy the celebration of the Manoomin harvest.  This is an alcohol free event  Dancers welcome  Vendors $75 per booth for the weekend  50/50 draws  Four wheeler draw

Paula Sherman 705-750-7490

Foreign Countries

August 11 -15, 2011
Powwoow - Bavarian Forest
Bavarian Forest, Germany
Andreas Eisen   01773311886
Hinterascha, Eggerszell, DE  94372

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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. $12.95 + S/H 




Faces of the Land

 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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