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

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

See you on the powwow trail! Aho!

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Walters Comanche Homecoming Powwow

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Comanche Nation Complex, Watchetaker Hall

2:00 - 5:00 pm: Gourd Dancing

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Dinner Break

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Intertribal Dancing and Contests

Emcee: John Wahnee

Head Singer: Robert Tehauno

Head Man Gourd Dancer: Bruce Caesar

Head Man War Dancer: Butch Tahsequah

Head Lady Dancer: Mary Wade

Arena Director: Donnie Wooten

Cohosts: Oklahoma Gourd Dance Club and Wahnee Descendants

Contests: Men's Straight, Women's Cloth, Tiny Tots

Walters Comanche Homecoming Princess: Jasa Lightfoot


For more information, contact

Leonard Eschiti (580-351-8451)

Mary Tosee (580-704-7028)




April 16 - 18, 2010
United Cherokee 12th Annual Festival & Native American Powwow
3550 Creek Path Road, Guntersville, AL.  35976

Non-Competition Dancing. Posting of Colors-UCAN Veteran's Society & Honor Guard. Drums-RedRoad Singers, Thunderheart, All Drums Welcome. MC-Lee Trevino. AD-Butch Richardson & Steve Edge. Head Man-Skippy Smith. Head Lady-Katie Smith. Jr. Head Man-TBA.  Jr. Head Lady-TBA.  Flute Player-Jimmy Yellowhorse. Storyteller-Hoy Southerland. Pow Wow Princess Contest-Tiny Tot, Junior, Senior--$2.00 Entry Fee. Friday, April 16th..Gates Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public Welcome. Free Admission. Children's Day, Dancing, Singing, Craft Demonstrations, Story Tellers, Flute Playing, Archery, Flint-knapping.  Saturday, April 17th.. Admission-Adults $5.00, Children/Seniors $3.00.  Gates Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Dancing, Drumming, Demonstrations. Grand Entry-12:00 Noon.  Dancing till 7:00 p.m.   Sunday, April 18th..Gates Open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Public Welcome. Admission-Adults $5.00, Children/Seniors $3.00.  Grand Entry-12:00 Noon.  Dancing till 5:00 p.m.  No alcohol, drugs or politics. Ground Security & EMT Service will be provided. Concessions, Shower Facilities, Handicap Facilities, & Primitive Camping.

Judy   256-582-2333
6407 Jarmon Road, Guntersville, AL  35976

April 23 - 25, 2010
10th Annual Cherokee River Homecoming Festival
Bankhead National Forest, Moulton, AL 35650

Kent Ware, Sr. Memorial, Homecoming Indian Festival with Thursday the 22nd as setup day for vendors and campers. Head Staff: Head Lady: Karen Cooper; Head Man: Gene Thomas; Head Veteran: Don Nelson; Arena Director: Charles LaHay; MC: John Ferguson; Drums: Host:  Chickamauga Spirit; Guest: Drum: Wire Grass.  Gates Open 11 AM   Grand Entry Times;    Friday: 3 PM, Closing Colors 7 PM  Saturday: 11 AM & 5PM Closing 7PM  Sunday: 1 PM, Closing 5 PM.  Every Armed Service Veteran is invited to take part in our Grand Entry & Veteran’s Activities.  Special Events and Entertainment! Draw Money for Dancers: Saturday & Sunday. *Children’s & Senior’s Day: All day Friday  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.  All Veterans, Dancers, Drums, youth groups and the public are invited to enjoy this weekend with us. Be sure and bring your lawn or powwow chairs and plan to spend the day

Cecil Brill   205 221-3873     205 271-2493
1075 County Road 67, Moulton, Alabama  35650


April 30 - May 2, 2010
Ma-Chis Powwow
Bama Jam Grounds, Enterprise, AL

Gates open at 9 am. There will be about 15 vendors, foods, intertribal dancing, story telling, and games. Luck of the draw dancing.

Dewey Emfinger 334 347 1187
167 North Corner County Rd. 156, Enterprise, AL  36330


May 08 - 09, 2010

Huntsville Powwow

Cahaba Shrine Park. 6001 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville, AL

Honoring Our Fallen Brothers and Sisters. No contest powwow Host Drum Red Road Singers. Head Man Spirit Warrior. Head Lady Betty Chambers. AD: Maggot MC: Dennis Finch. Head Vet: Wilson Spotted Bird. Head Gourd Dancer: Wilson Spotted Bird.  

Betty Abbou.  256 880 8987


May 28 - 29, 2010

2nd Annual Spirit Of The Wolf Powwow and Kiowa Guard Dance
Enitachopco Ceremonial Grounds, Ashland, Alabama

Head Man: Wilson Spottedbird; Head Lady: Karen Cooper; Arena Director: Maggot; M.C. : Gary Smith; Head Veteran: Larry Graham; Host Drum: Sparrowhawk; Guest Drums: TBA -- Guest Drums interested should contact. Jana Bland at 256-786-9821 to assure space availability. Host Motel- Key West Inn Roanoke Alabama. 2983 Highway 431 Roanoke, AL 36274 (334) 863-2100.  Limited Rooms so make reservations now! Public Welcome!  Gates Open: Friday: 10:00 AM - Brush Dance/Gourd Dance 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Grand Entry 6:00 PM. Saturday10:00 AM Gourd Dance 1:00 to 4:00 PM - Grand Entry 6:00 PM.  Sunday: 9:00 PM Gourd Dance TBA - Grand Entry 3:00 PM. Luck Of The Draw For Dancers.  Admission: $5.00 per person. Children 6 and under free.  Donations receive a ticket for each $5.00 donated for door prize drawings to be given away each night. Dancers in Regalia Free admission!  Public Invited. Bring a blanket and lawn chair!  Drumming, Dancing, Arts & Crafts, Music, Demonstrators, Food Other Attractions: Raffles, Door Prizes, Auctions and more. Native Arts/Crafts and Food Concessions.  Volunteers Needed.  Donations Needed. Giveaway items Needed. 
The Spirit of the Wolf Powwow Committee is not responsible for theft, accidents, personal injury, damages, lost or stolen articles. Directions: From Ashland, Alabama, take Hwy. 9 South to Clay County Road 5. Turn left on County Road 5. Go ½ mile and turn left at Enitachopco Ceremonial Grounds.
Jana Bland - 256-392-3383  Cell- 256-786-9821


July 24 - 25, 2010

Ditto Landing Intertribal Gathering

Huntsville. Ditto Landing. 293 Ditto Landing Road, Huntsville, AL

No contest American Indian gathering. Free admission. Everyone welcome. Need vendors $100 vending fee. All drums and dancers welcome. Gourd dancing..  

Betty Abbou.  256 880 8987

September 24 - 26, 2010

The Echota Cherokee Tribe of Alabama Annual Powwow

Oakville Indian Mounds Park, in Moulton, Alabama

The 24th is Children's Day. Intertribal dancing, Indian foods; fry bread, Indian Tacos, crafts, demonstrations of flint knapping, pottery making and many others. Fun for the whole family.


October 8 - 9, 2010
Mowa Choctaw Powwow
Mowa Choctaw Reservation, Mt. Vernon, AL

Begins at 3 pm Friday thru 10 pm Saturday night.

Powwow Committee 251 829 5500
1080 Red Fox Road
Mt  Vernon, AL  36560


November 12 - 14, 2010
Honoring Our Armed Forces Powwow
Daleville Base Ball Field, Daleville, AL

Host Hotel The Green House Inn Daleville. Dancers must be registered to dance by 11:30 November 13.

Theresa Kerfoot 334 477 0369
Daleville Base Ball Field Daleville Ave., Daleville, AL  36322

November 13 - 14, 2010

Wills Creek Powwow & Competition Dancing.

VFW Fairgrounds Building. Fort Payne, AL

CTNEAL Powwow & Competition Dance to be held indoors at the VFW Fairgrounds Building, Ft. Payne AL. Saturday, 10:00- ?? & Sunday, 10:00- 5:00, PowWow and Competition Dances. Activities include drumming, dancing, flute playing, arts & crafts, competition dance & drum, exhibition dances. Grand entry at noon. Public invited: Bring the family for a Native American Indian weekend and help celebrate American Indian Heritage Month in the modern- day Lower Village of Red-Headed Will. Admission:$10; Youth (13-18):$5, Under 12:Free; Senior (62+) & Active Military: Free with ID. .  Betty Baker at 205-960-4914 or Jeff Whaley at 256-452-8623.  Betty Baker at 205-960-4914 or Jeff Whaley at 256-452-8623.

November 20, 2010
American Indian History Month Festival & Powwow
Dothan, Alabama

Please join us at the Dothan Civic Center in Dothan, Alabama for American Indian History Month Festival 2010. Activities include: gourd dancing, grand entry in traditional dress, traditional powwow dancing, stomp dance, host northern drum & host southern drum, guest southern drum, flute music, living history exhibits by recognized tribes, storytelling and luck of the draw for everybody. Guest Flutist will be Emerson Begay (Navajo). Other special guest: The Nation of Change Dancers, Muscogee Creek Nation Stomp Dancers Speedy & Saundra Harley and Story Teller Laura Sanders (Star Clan of Creek Indians) Admission cost is $10.00 for spectators. All dancers enter FREE. Children 5 & under enter free. Head Man: Thomas Dardar (Houma); Head Lady: Kristin Weaver (MOWA Choctaw); Head Gourd Dancer: Wilson Spottedbird(Kiowa Nation, Black Leggins); MC: Harold "Doc" Comby (Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians); Arena Director: Jeff Whaley (Cherokee Tribe of N.E. Alabama); Floor Director: Richard Greybull (Dakota); Host Northern Drum: Medicine Tail (Poarch Creek); Host Southern Drum: Ottertrail (Ardmore, OK); Guest Southern Drum: Red Road Singers (UCAN); Security: Dothan Police Department.  Man's Long Hair, Iron Man & Two Person Hand Drum. $300.00 First Place & $200.00 Second Place Each Category. All dance divisions are non-competitive.  Host Hotel: LaQuinta Inn & Suites 3593 Ross Clark Circle Dothan, AL 36303. Telephone 334-793-9090. Festival rate $49.00. All guest must be sure to ask for the festival rate. No pets inside the civic center. No vending space available. Thanks & we look forward to seeing you in Dothan, Alabama for American Indian History Month Festival 2010.

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



June 3 - 5, 2010
Sealaska Heritage Powwow
Sealaska Institution, Juneau, AK

SHI's biennial Juried Art show and competition will debut June 2. Hotels sometimes fill up soon after this date is released, so SHI encourages people to book rooms early!

Sealaska Heritage Institute at  907 463 4844
One Sealaska Plaza, Suite 301, Juneau, AK 99801


May 14 - 15, 2010

Veterans of the Menominee Nation Gathering of Warriors

Keshena. Woodland Bowl. Tribal Fairgounds.

Traditional Veterands Powwow.  

Wes Martin.  715-851-4748


September 10 - 12, 2010

Spruce Pine Powwow

Spruce Pine. powwow grounds. 12513 South Hwy 226.

Educational powwow

Mabel Benjamin.  813-765-3073



February 13 - 14, 2010
Hoop Dance Championship
Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ

World's Best Native American hoop dancers return to Phoenix for 2010 World Title! Top American Indian and Canadian First Nation hoop dancers from the United States and Canada are set to compete for the prestigious title of world champion during a weekend of competition at the Heard Museum. Saturday and Sunday, February 13 & 14, 2010 - Rain or Shine; 9:30 a.m. Grand Entry – Saturday and Sunday; Competition will end at approx. 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Adult final round will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Cost: $12 general admission, $11 seniors (65+), $7 American Indians, $3 children 4-12, free for children under 4. Cost is per day and includes the event and museum admission. Tickets at the gate.

Heard Museum 602 252 8848
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix AZ  85004


February 19 - 21, 2010
Chasing the Sun Powwow
Jobing Arena, Glendale, AZ

$100,000 in total prize money! Drum Contest added this year!  $8,000 top prize to North and South drums.  2-Day Competition Powwow. (Friday & Saturday) with contestants from
across the U.S. and Canada. Admission: $15 per day; 65 & older and 6 & under "free"; $5.25 facility usage fee included in the price.  All proceeds to benefit the NABI Foundation

Powwow Committee 480 446 7052
PO Box 25606, Phoenix, AZ  85002

April 16 - 18, 2010
24th Annual Powwow at ASU
ASU Band Practice Field, Phoenix, AZ

Powwow Office 480 965 5224
Volunteers are needed for 2010 to make this year a successful powwow!
The Powwow is a Smoke-Free event.  No smoking is allowed anywhere on the Pow Wow grounds. No drugs or alcohol.

ASU Powwow Committee

P. O. Box 248,  Tempe, AZ  85280


April 30 - May 1, 2010
Coconino Contest Powwow
CHS Gym, Flagstaff, AZ

This is a contest powwow. Drum contest. All dancers and drums are welcome.

Emily Begay 928 773 8200
2801 N. Izabel, Flagstaff, AZ  86004


October 9, 2010
Native American Recognitions Days (NARD) Powwow
Central High School 4525 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ

Head Staff: MC:  Chuck Benson; Arena Director:  Donald Sabori; Gourd/Color Guard:  First Nation Warriors; Host Southern Drum:  Chris Dinehdeal; Host Northern Drum: Sun Bear; Head Lady: Sheila McCabe; Head Man: Jarod Pidgeon; Head Girl: Mvhayv Moore;
Head Boy: Avery Moore.  Schedule of Events: 11 a.m. - Gourd Dance; 12 p.m. (noon) - Grand Entry; 4 p.m. - Supper Break; 5 p.m. - Gourd Dance; 6 p.m. - Grand Entry; 10 p.m. Closing.  All singers and drum groups welcome.

Arts and Crafts booth Contact: Lorraine Shirley (602)672-7820

Bridget Huskon   (602) 885-1103
Central High School 4525 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ  85012


December 31, 2010- January 2, 2011
Indian America Competition Powwow and Craft Market

Rillito Raceway Park, Soccer Fields 1st Ave & River Rd,

Tucson, AZ

150 tribal nations, singing, dancing, crafts…



December 30 to January 9, 2012

Thunder In The Desert 2012

Rillito Raceway Park, 1st Ave. and River Road   Tucson, AZ

12 noon to 6 pm. Mon.-Thurs.; 12 noon to 10 pm. Fri. and Sat.; 11:45pm. to12:15am.   Midnight friendship dance. Hosts: Indian Information & Trade Center, Reservation Creations Women’s Circle Charitable Trust & Native American Co-Op

Fred or Carole Synder (520)-622-4900

December 30 - 31, 2010
Kaibeto New Years Contest Powwow
Kaibeto, AZ

Powwow Grand Entry: Thursday 7pm; Friday 1 pm & 7 pm. Gourd Dancing, Friday 11am and 5 pm.  Contest Categories: Jr/Teen/Adult
Drum Contest. Veterans Special - Honoring all veterans. Head Staff: MC - Rick Gray; Arena Director - Lee Williams; Host Northern Drum - Eagle Creek Singers; Host Southern Drum - Southern Soul; Headman/lady - Pick Per Session; Sound System provided by: Audio Chief.

John Tsosie   928-429-6934
P.O. Box 7686, Shonto, AZ  86054



April 10, 2010
Natchez Nation Benefit Powwow
Fort Smith Convention Center, Fort Smith, AR

Outdoor stomp dancing at 10AM. Grand entry and intertribal dancing at 2PM. Dinner at 5PM. Gourd dancing at 6PM (NDN time).  Powwow benefits "Meals for Kids." Helping feed children in western Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma.

Tribal Office 918 489 5055 or 479 221 7810
Community Services Clearinghouse P.O. Box 1522, Fort Smith, AR  72902

June 18 - 20, 2010
Turpentine Creek Powwow
Turpentine Creek, Eureka Springs, AR

Located on the main plateau of the Refuge, overlooking the beautiful Ozark Mountains, it is an fun event for all ages. The excitement of live drumming, chanting, and dancing is particularly beautiful as evening falls over the sacred circle. Festivities include Inter-Tribal Dance contests, singers, drummers, crafts, American Indian cuisine, and more. $5 daily or $10 weekend pass; children 3 and under free.

Clif   479 253 3790
239 Turpentine Creek Lane, Eureka Springs, AR  72632


October 1 - 3, 2010
Art Holm Powwow
Loberg Park, Hardy, AR

Powwow starts Friday afternoon around 5pm. And ends Sunday afternoon.
Admission is free.

Hardy Hall at  870 856 3811
East Main Street, Hardy, AR  72542


October 01 - 03, 2010

Turtle Island of Arkansas Powwow

Loberg Park. Off East Main Street. Hardy, AR

Headman and Headlady: Daily pick AD: Jason Thigpen- Cherokee MC: Ken Dixon-Choctaw Southern Drum: Jason Poahway/ Commanche Southern Singers. Memphis Tia Piah Big River Clan Gourd Society. Aztec Dancers - Quetzalcoatl. All drums and dancers welcome. Bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy the beat of the drum to the songs of our ancestors. Sponsored by Turtle Island Clan and the City of Hardy. Free Admission. Come and enjoy Lacie's mouth watering Frybread.   

Jerry/Clair Hunt.  (870) 972-6995


October 16 - 17, 2010
Pinnacle Mountain Rendezvous & Powwow
Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Little Rock, AR

Step back in time with pioneers, watch Native American dancers at the powwow, music, food, fun for the entire family. Dinner at 7 PM, must bring a dish to share.

Pinnacle park  501-868-5806
11901 Pinnacle Valley Road, Little Rock, AR 72223

November 16, 2010
Native American Month Exhibition Powwow
Student Center Ballroom, Conway, AR

Come on out to the University of Conway! This is an Exhibition powwow in honor of Native American month. Everyone is welcome to come out and watch the dances and see tribal displays.

UCA 501 450 5000
201 Donaghey Ave., Conway, Arkansas, 72035



March 27, 2010
Inter-Tribal Spring Powwow
Cal. State Fullerton, Engineering & Computer Sciences Lawn

The beat of the Drums, beautiful swarm of colors, and handcrafted jewelry designs will be showcased in Cal. State University, Fullerton's Engineering and Computer Science Lawn Saturday March 27, 2010. This Event will host Native American Dances along with the traditional foods and jewelry. All are welcome to join and encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. The event will host dozens of ceremonial dances, and individuals will participate in competition dances with Native Americans from several surrounding states. In the afternoon, audience members may be invited to join the circle. Vendors will be on hand to sell traditional Native American food and souvenirs.  The powwow is free and open to the public; chairs and blankets are suggested for sitting. The event is sponsored by the Inter-Tribal Student Council, Assoc. for Inter-Cultural Awareness and Associated Students, Inc.

Inter-Tribal Student Council   657-278-3603
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, California  92831

May 1 - 2, 2010
25th Annual Powwow at UCLA
UCLA North Athletic Field, Los Angeles, CA

Head Staff: Bear Springs Singers-Northern Drum; Sooner Nation- Southern Drum; David Patterson- Head Man, Tiffany Jackson- Head Woman, Victor Chavez- Arena Director, Lambert Yazzie- Head Judge, Michael Reifel- Master of Ceremonies,  Jimi Castillo- Spiritual Advisor,  California Golden State Gourd Society,  Mountain Cahuilla Bird Singers.  Free Admission.  Dancing and Singing Contest, Miss UCLA Pageant, Attendees encouraged to bring own canopies and chairs, Absolutely no alcohol or drugs allowed, No overnight camping, Parking $10/day

Liz Fasthorse  310/206-7513
3201 Campbell Hall, Box 951548, Los Angeles, California 90095-1548

May 1 - 2, 2010
Mother Earth's People Inter-tribal Gathering Powwow
Mojave Narrows Regional Park, 18000 Yates Road, Victorville, CA 92392

This is the same powwow that ran for 16 years at Hesperia Lakes, but with a new venue site.  Camping and RV sites available (760) 245-2226.  Located alongside a pristine oasis on an old riverbed lush with cottonwoods and willows.  Natural hiking trails, equestrian, and fishing.  Head Staff: MC: Ben Hale; Spiritual Advisor: Robertjohn Knapp; Arena Director: Dave Plunkett; Host Northern Drum: Wild Horse; Host Southern Drum: Hale and Company; Head Man Dancer: Henry Allen; Head Woman Dancer: Arlene Allen; Head Gourd Dancer: Alex Villalva.  Tipi Village.  No sale of cedar, sage, or sweetgrass.  No drugs or alcohol.  $10.00 per carload, $3.00 per walk-in. Vendor sites still available.  All drums and dancers welcome. 

Moreena Rocha Chavez 1-760-245-2398
8096 SVL, Victorville, California 92392;

May 14 - 16, 2010
Big Time Powwow
Pit River Casino, Burney, CA

Competition dancing paying 4 Places with over $13,500 in Prize Money. Hand Games $500.00 in prize money. Grand Entry Saturday at 12:00 noon and Sunday 1:00pm.

Sharon Elmore  530 917 9219
20265 Tamarack Ave, Burney, CA  96013

May 15 - 16, 2010 – 9:30 am - 7:00 pm both days

3rd Annual All Nations Acton Powwow

KOA Campground, 7609 Soledad Canyon Road, Acton, CA 93510

Traditional Style Powwow. Open to the Public. All Drums, Dancers & Vendors Welcome.

Head Staff: MC: Mike Reifel, Arena Director: Victor Chavez, Spiritual Advisor: Ted Garcia, Head Man: EZ Zazueta, Head Woman: Gloria Baker, Head Boy: Honovi Bear, Head Girl: Irene Bartelt, Head Gourd: Saganaw Grant, Tiny Tot Boy: Sam Sierra, Tiny Tot Girl: Ava Trepepi, Host Southern Drum: Hale & Company, Host Northern Drum: Wild Horse Singers, Kolencia (Yaqui Deer Dancer): Senobio Balpeirra, Bird Singers: Cahuilla Mountain Bird Singers, Princess 2010: Rachel Landry.  In Partnership with From Earth To Hand, United American Indian Involvment UAII Inc (Non Profit association) & Disney

Debbie Martinez-Rambeau, 818 365-2422

7601 Soledad Canyon Road, Acton, CA  93510

Fax: (818) 386-5699


May 21 - 23, 2010
Susanville Memorial Powwow
Susanville, CA

1st Annual Memorial Powwow-Honoring our Ancestors & Veterans. $16,500 in Prizes.
Dance Contests. Hand Drum Contest. Veterans Breakfast. Jingle Dress Special. Traditional Native Dance Demonstrations. Host Drum: White Eagle--Seattle, WA.

Donna Clark   530-257-5449
845 Joaquin  St, Susanville, California  96130


May 28 - 29, 2010
29th Annual UCR Powwow
UC Riverside Sports Complex, Riverside, CA

All Singers, Dancers, and Vendors Welcome!  Intertribal Singing and Dancing. Dance Contest-All Categories.

Raymond Braveowl   805 288-7159
13190 Day Street, Moreno Valley, CA  92553


May 29 - 30, 2010

Oroville Powwow

Plumas Ave. School. 401 Plumas Ave., Oroville, CA

Community contest powwow with food, arts/craft vendors and prize drawings. Lucky Preston  530-532-1611

June 04 - 06, 2010

Standing Bear Powwow

Bakersfield College, 1800 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA

Native American Arts and Craft Vendors, Drumming, Dancers and Cultural Demonstrations.  

Eugene Albitre  661-589-3181

June 11 - 13, 2010
10th Annual Table Mountain Rancheria Powwow
8184 Table Mountain Road, Table Mountain Rancheria Casino in Friant, CA
Central Valley's Leading Powwow.  "Honoring Our Traditions" Head Staff - MC - Tom Phillips; Arena Directors - Art Martinez and J.R. Manuel; Coordinator - Eugene Newman; Head Judge - Rick Yazzie; Head Gourd Dancer - Ken Bovetti; Head Golden Age Man Dancer - Saginaw Grant; Head Golden Age Woman Dancer - Myrna Medeicinehorse; Head Man Dancer - Russell McCloud; Head Woman Dancer - Anna LeRoy.  $40,000 in cash prizes.  Dance Specials - Chicken Dance - $1,000, Women's Traditional - $1,000. Drum Contest - 1st place - $5,000; 2nd place - $3,000; 3rd place - $1,000.  Local Drum - All Nations from Selma, CA. Northern Drum - Echo Sky from Wadsworth, NV. Southern Drum - Wild Band of Comanches from Fletcher, OK.  American Indian Arts and Crafts Vendors - free admission to the public - all dancers and drums welcome - please bring your own chairs - no pets please
Powwow Staff  559-822-2890-daytime, 559-284-4701-evening

June 20, 2010
Red Circle Father's Day Powwow
Oak Grove Regional Park, Stockton, CA

Sunday June 20 2010 From 11:00am to 9:00pm Parking is $5.00 Gourd 11:00am
Grand Entry 12:00pm  All Drum & Dancers Welcome Combined Dance Contest & Princess Contest  Native American Food Jewelry Arts and Crafts No Drug or Alcohol Allowed   Please Being Your Own Chair.

Leonard Robles  209 663-0923
4520 W  Eight Mile Rd, Stockton,  CA  95209


June 26, 2010
Santa Cruz Indian Council Intertribal Gathering
Louden Nelson Community Center, Santa Cruz, CA

Join us for a celebration of our Native American heritage: 10am-6pm.  Drumming, Dancing Exhibitions, NA Arts & Crafts Market, Guest Speakers & Presenters, Sobriety Roll Call, Non-Competition, Drug & Alcohol Free, Free Admission, Public Welcome.

Lynette Mike  831-425-4404
301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA  95060


July 2 - 4,  2010
Three Rivers Indian Lodge Powwow
13505 Union rd. Manteca, Ca. 95336

MC: Erik Kimplel; AD: Henry Johnson; Head Man: Richard Vigil; Head Woman: Ronna Potts; Southern Drum: Rockin Horse; Northern Drum: Red Storm; Gourd: Monte Potts; Princess: Michelle Peltier-Bright.

John   209-858-2421
13505 Union Rd, Manteca, California 95336

July 10 - 11, 2010
Paradise Powwow
Gold Nugget Museum, Paradise, CA

Inter-tribal powwow. All Drums and Dancers are welcome.
Free and open to the public.

Sherron Prosser  530 570 2376
502 Pearson Rd., Paradise, CA  95969


August 01, 2010

Sacred Path of Life Gathering

Yorba Linda Community Center. 4501 Casa Loma Avenue Yorba Linda, CA 92886-3315 12:00PM to 5:00PM  Saginaw Grant is Guest Speaker, music by Carols Reynosa and Dance Exhibitions and Drum provided Circle of Nations Productions (dancers and drums welcome). This gathering is dedicated to honoring those whom keep traditions, stories, languages, and culture alive for future generations. Free admission to the public includes: information booth, American Indian Arts, Crafts, Vendors and Food booths. This is a Non- competition, Drug & Alcohol Free Event. *Arts and Crafts vendors are $60.00 for the event* Sponsored by Native American Women of California.

Lia Barela -

August 13 - 15, 2010

16th Annual Sacramento Powwow

O'Neil Park. 715 Broadway. Sacreamento, CA

Tom Phillips, M.C., Southern Express and Swift Cloud Host Drums, Contest Powwow. Marcia.  916-804-7326. N/A


September 3 - 5, 2010

Barona 40th Annual Powwow

Barona Indian Reservation (Baseball Field). 1095 Barona Road, Lakeside, CA 92040 Over 60,000 In Prize Money. Contest dancing in all Categories! Free Admission and Camping. All Drums and Dancers Welcome.

Barona Tribal Office 619- 443-6612 ext. 120.

Laurie Whitecloud.  619-443-6612


September 18, 2010

5th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration

Evergreen Valley College. 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135

12 p.m. (noon) to 10 p.m. BIG TIME POWWOW Indian Market There will be - Information booths American Indian Arts and Crafts Vendors Food booths Tribal Displays Language Information Health Fair Dance Presentations Honoring Presentations Film and Speaker Series Cultural Crafts and Activities Spiritual Run Horseshoe Tournament Indian Football Hand Games Cribbage Kid's Fun Zone Fun for the whole family. Event is free and open to the public. Arts and Crafts vendors are $75 for the entire day. The first paid 15 arts and crafts vendors will have a guaranteed spot. For more information contact Vernon Medicine Cloud. . Vernon Medicine Cloud.  408-445-3400 x202


September 24 - 26, 2010

20th Annual Thunder & Lightning Powwow

Cabazon. Morongo Casino Resort & Spa. 49500 Seminole Drive.

Named the #1 Contest Powwow.

Pamela Mackey.  951-755-5340 Ext. 23800.


October 1 - 3, 2010
2nd Annual Big Time Gathering and Inter-Tribal Powwow
Pioneer Park, 33187 Old Woman Springs Rd. Lucerne Valley, CA

There will be authentic Native American Music, Dancers, Drums, Crafts and Food. Admission is free to the public and the event starts on Friday evening and goes until Sunday afternoon.

Ophelia Sowa-lly Porter  760 885-5924
PO Box 1882, Lucerne Valley, CA  92356-1882


October 02 - 03, 2010

Honoring Red Road Sobriety Powwow

Yountville Veteran Home Picnic Grounds. 100 California Dr., Yountville, CA

17th Annual Pow-wow Honoring Red Road Sobriety All Drums welcome! California traditional dancers, competitions all dancers and singers welcome. Free open to the public. vendors food crafts family fun two days .  

Charlie Toledo  707-256-3561


October 02 - 03, 2010

19th Annual Chukchansi Powwow

Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians, Coarsegold, CA

(559) 683-6633.


October 30 - 31, 2010

Acton Powwow

KOA Campground. 7601 Soledad Canyon Rd.  Acton. CA

Native American Dancing, Arts & Crafts, Pumpkin Patch Everyone is Invited!! Head Man/Woman: picked each session All Welcomed Call KOA for .  Lupe or Ben Wolf.  714-539-2266.




February 13, 2010
Community Voices Valentine's Powwow
Denver Indian Center, Denver Colorado
3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. - Grand Entry. Free Admission; Everyone welcome. Sweet Heart Two Step; Cake Walk. Colorado State Intertribal Fry bread Cook-off Contest - 1st-$75; 2nd-$50; 3rd-$25. $5 to enter - Individual must bring 5 pieces of fry bread 4:00 p.m.

Denver Indian Center  303 936 2688
4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO  80219

March 19 - 21, 2010
Denver March Powwow
Denver Coliseum, Denver, CO

Drum groups, Dancers, Food, Crafts, Contests, prize money, coronation of the 2010 Denver March Powwow Princess and more.

Denver March Powwow Inc

Grace B. Gillett   303 934 8045
P.O. Box 19178,  Denver, CO  80219


September 24 - 26, 2010
Montrose Indian Nations Powwow
Montrose, CO

Traditional, dance and drum contest. Indoors, Dry camping available. Free parking.  Vendor space available.

Jesse   970-249-5889
The Corner   301 Main St, Montrose, CO  81401


December 11, 2010
PLH Christmas Powwow
Hillside Community Center, Colorado Springs, CO

Grand entry is 11:AM and 5:PM.  Admission is free and open to the public.  However, a brand new toy donation will be appreciated. The Toys will be taken to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Brad Bearsheart  719 694 9386
925 South Institute, Colorado Springs, CO  80903



April 10, 2010
Wambli Tokoda-Coyote Clan Powwow
Central Ct State University, New Britain, CT

Grand Entry at Noon. Sponsored By Wambli Tokoda Native Student Organization

Jim Wind Eagle  860 8328138
1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT  06053


May 15 - 16, 2010 - 11 am - 5 pm

Golden Hill Paugusett Powwow
Town Beach, East Haddam/Colchester Turnpike, East Haddam, CT  06423

Dancers Welcome.

Shi  860/873-1672



September 11 - 12, 2010
Nanticoke Indian Powwow
Nanticoke Rez, Millsboro, DE

Powwow features traditional dancing, singing and drumming, crafts, storytelling and tours of the Nanticoke Indian Museum and Library. Gates open at 10 AM.  Emcee Keith Colston; Host Drum: Red Blanket; Guest Drum: Redwolf

Marilyn Jackson - Nanticoke Indian Center 302 945 3400
Nanticoke Indian Assoc. 27073 John J. Williams Hwy., Millsboro, DE  19966

District of Columbia


January 29 - 31, 2010
Sarasota Indian Festival
Sarasota fairgrounds 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota Fl. 34237

Come experience the traditions and culture of the Native American people at the Third annual Sarasota Indian Festival on January 29th, 30th and 31st at Sarasota Fairgrounds, (New Location) 3000 Ringling Blvd from 9-5 Friday, 10-6 Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. Find hand made, authentic, one of a kind fine arts and crafts.  There will be paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, bead work, leather work, along with traditional Seminole and Navajo food. Sarasota Indian Festival is honored to have East meets West as our featured entertainment this year. East meets West is a reenactment encampment focused on the way of life of the Native American people from both eastern and western tribes. Little Big Mountain of the Comanche/Mohawk nations and Jim Sawgrass of Muskogee Creek heritage will educate and entertain, bringing lots of laughter and fun to the event this year. Their group will also be performing traditional Native American drumming, singing and various styles of dance. There will also be storytelling and flute music performances throughout the weekend. $6.00 adult, $3.00 6-12, 5 and under are free. Please join us for this truly unique event!  This is a Native American fine arts and crafts event with exhibition dance, entertainment and music. The focus is on authentic Native American arts and crafts. No imports will be accepted, only hand made Native American made items will be sold.
Rex Begaye   941-924-2784
3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, Fl  34237

February 19 -  21, 2010
Vero's Thunder on the Beach Powwow
Indian River County Fairgrounds 7955 58th Ave, Vero Beach Fl 32977

We are so excited and Honored to have Northern Wind Singers as our host drum this year. Coming all the way from Ontario Canada. They are the recipient of the 2004 Canadian aboriginal Music Award for best traditional powwow album "Whispering Winds" and  2008 aboriginal peoples Music Choice Awards best powwow traditional album" Northern Winds" Lead Dancers: Hear Man: Ed Winddancer, Head Lady: Kaye Taylor, MC: Ron Colombe, Arena Director: Billy Kipp.  Over 30 Artisans and Crafters, Flute Makers, Great Food, tepee contest, Treasure Coast Wildlife and lots more.  Join us for a Jam-Packed Schedule of events and spectacular live performances.  Bring the whole family to "experience" the American Indian Culture like never before.  Admission Fee: $6.00 Adults, $4.00 Seniors and Children under 6 are free.

Dona Chesser  772-567-1579
1670 11 th Place, Vero Beach, Florida, 32960


February 26 - 28, 2010
DeLand YMCA Powwow
YMCA Grounds,  DeLand, FL

Herb Buffalo Dancer Shepherd is the Head Man and the Head Lady is Raven. MC: Ric Bird;
Host Drums: Bird Chopper; Arena Director: Ken Cloudwalker.

Marvin 386 734 3524
761 E International Speedway Blvd, DeLand, FL  32724


November 5 - 7, 2010
24th Annual American Indian Association Powwow
Central Florida Fairgrounds--4603 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL

Head Staff:  MC: Steve Mansfield; Arena Director: G.T. Martinez;
Head Man: David Smith; Head Lady: Raven; Drums: Red Boyz
Family Drum; Tlingit Legendkeeper: Kashka LaRue. Storyteller: Grandmother Coyote.  Entertainment:  Jackie Bird (Singer, Musician, Dancer, Artist); Utah Farris, (Native American Flutist). Friday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm. (Kids Day 10 - 1); Saturday: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Youth Day 10 - 1). Grand Entry: Friday: 7:00 pm; Saturday: 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm; Sunday: 1:00 pm Admission: Adults - $6; Children - $3; Seniors - $3; Students - $4; 3-day Pass - $15; Military - $4.  Military in uniform - FREE.  Host Hotel Red Roof Inns, 11241 W. Colonial Dr., Ocoee, FL 34761 (407) 347-0140 (Ask for Powwow rate!)

Peggy Wolfe   407-327-8207
PO Box 260, Winter Park, Florida  32790

November 12 - 14, 2010
2nd Annual Native Rhythms Festival
Wickham Park, Melbourne, Florida

Native American Flute Festival featuring artists, flute makers and players competitions, performances by award winning nationally recognized musicians, workshops, educational displays, vendors.  Exhibition dancing and drumming and more!! Free Admission to festival grounds, all concerts, and most workshops. Family oriented - drug & alcohol-free.

John Ellis or Mike Knight or Martha Pessaro
4100 N. Wickham Rd, Ste 102 #108, Melbourne, Florida  32935
321-254-0284; 321-639-3561; 321-452-1671


December 3 - 5, 2010
Sarasota Native American Indian Market
Art Center Sarasota, FL

The third annual Sarasota Indian Market will take place at the Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami trail on December 3rd, 4th and 5th 2010. Native American fine artists from all over North America will gather to present their work and share their culture for the weekend. The artists, representing various tribes will include some of the finest painters, jewelers, beaders, flute makers, potters, sculptors and leather workers in the Native American art world. We are honored to have Allen Mose Jr. from the Dineh’ (Navajo) as our guest entertainer. Allen is a Grammy award winning singer who will be bringing the traditional songs, drumming and chanting from his culture to share with us throughout the weekend.   The market will open Friday evening for a preview from 5pm to 9pm, Saturday from 10-6pm and Sunday from 10-5pm. Tickets are $8.00. Please join us for this unique event and experience the artistry, culture and music of the Native American people.  This event is a fine art market. All artists/vendors are members of a federally recognized tribe making their own artwork. There is a maximum of 20 vendor spaces.

Rex Begaye  941-924-2784
707 N. Tamiami Trail. Sarasota, FL 34231


December 11 - 12, 2010
Cape Coral Indian Festival
Sun Splash Water Park, Sarasota, FL

Come experience the traditions and culture of the Native American people at the third annual Cape Coral Indian Festival on Dec 11 and 12 at the Sun Splash Water Park in Cape Coral from 10am to 6pm.  Find unique, hand made, one of a kind gifts for Christmas. There will be paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, beadwork, leather work and much more. Our guest drum this year will be Little Big Mountain of the Comanche/Mohawk nation. There will be drumming, dancing, story telling, flute music and food of the Native American people.

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




March 20 - 21, 2010
Rednation Inc. Powwow
Clinton Farms Reserve, Winston, GA

Gates Open Sat. 10 am to 6 pm - Grand Entry 12 noon Sun. 10 am to 6 pm - Grand entry 1 pm Admission: 5 and under free, 5 to 12 $3, 12 to 55 $5, 55 and up $3.
Primitive camping available for dancers and vendors.

Clinton Farms  770 296 3097
8702 Ephesus Church Rd., Winston, GA  30180

May 8 - 9, 2010
21st Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mothers Day Powwow
Boling Park in Canton, Georgia

Sat. 11am-8pm/Sun. 11am-6pm. Competition Powwow $ / Indian festival. All drums welcome / $ honorariums & feast.  Iron man competition (fancy & grass). MC: Chuck Benson; Head Judge: Bronson Haywahe; Headman and woman: (Honorable selection).  Re-enactments.  Tipi encampments and competition.  Primitive skills demonstrations.  Warriors on horseback. Ray Pena (Birds of Prey).  Hoop dancers. Aztec dancers. Live buffalo (bison).  Native arts and crafts. Native foods/ gator tail, buffalo, fry bread, pima wraps, roasted corn & Americana favorites. Admission: Adults: $9 Kids: $5 kids 5 years & under: free.  
Rolling Thunder Enterprises  
34 Rolling Thunder Drive
Jasper, Georgia  30143


May 14 - 16, 2010
United Indian Nations Powwow
Okefenok Swamp Park, Waycross, GA

Gates open at 9 am to 4:00 pm daily. First grand entry at 10 am daily.  Starting at 11:00 P.M. and throughout the day there will be a guided tour of the area and its wildlife.  Friday night:  A banquet will be held at the local Holiday Inn at 7:00 pm. In addition to the crowning of a Little Miss Indian Nation Princess and an adult Indian Nation Princess. Please join us for a great powwow at "the swamp"! All drummers and dancers are welcome as well. We have people coming from 14 different states. You won't want to miss this one!  Cost is $5.00 at the gate.

Ednajo 912 283 0580
5115 Swamp Road, Waycross, GA  31503


September 9, 2010

Indian Springs Native American Festival and Powwow

Indian Springs State Park, Flovilla, Georgia
Headman- David Bell-Hopi; Headlady- Bobbi Orr-Salish; MC-Steve Mansfield; AD-GT Martinez-Creek/ Apache; Host Drum- All Nation;
Drum Keeper-Yonah Taylor-Cherokee.  Special Speaker- Diamond Brown- Eastern Band Cherokee/Council Member. Special Speaker- Monika Mamona Ponton Arrington -Taino- will speak about Taino culture - past, present and future and will also have an educational booth. Native art and crafts, storytelling, Fry bread and Indian taco,Rez Juice,Tribal dancing,Interibal dancing and more...
Contact: mamona@uctp. org


November 13 - 14, 2010

National Veterans’ Powwow & Indian Festival
Boling Park in Canton, Georgia

The National Veterans’ Pow Wow & Indian Festival pays tribute to the American Veteran while observing Native American Awareness Month.  Everyone is welcome!  Native American Dance Competition with $$$ prizes, all drums welcome, daily feast for singers, dancers and performers, warriors on horseback, see Thunder the American bison, native food court, native arts and crafts, audience participation, hoop dancers, Aztec dancers, tipis, wigwam and living Indian villages and displays, primitive skills educators, re-enactments, archery, kids activities, native story tellers, blowgun competitions, native flute performance, pony rides and much more. Iron Man dance contest and specialty dances contingent with gate. Special guest performances and veterans’ displays, all veterans encouraged to join in on our Veterans’ salute and special tribute. Note: Everyone is welcome but this is NOT a hobbyist powwow so please be respectful with your regalia and general presentation if you decide to dance. Adults: $9; Kids: $5; 5 yrs & under: FREE Benefits:  My Brother’s Keeper Wildlife Rescue & The Cherokee Horse Rescue
Sponsored by: UDG, Kroger, WSB-TV, Advanced Ambulance Service & The Booth. Western Museum. Vendors by invitation only
Chipa Wolfe


facebook: Rolling Thunder Enterprises




May 29 - 31, 2010
Hilo Inter-Tribal PowWow
Wailoa River State Park,  Hilo, Hi

Traditional, No Contest, PowWow. No admission charge.  Host Drum: Wildhorse Singers, Head Man: Mike Gates, Head Woman: Fredricka Hunter, M.C.'s: John Dawson, Chip Begay, Allen Ward, Arena Directors: Dan McDaniel, Tom Rowland.  Children's lodge with free storytelling and crafts.  Veteran's Honoring on Monday, May 31st.  Vendors by invitation only. 

Liz De Roche   808  557-8607

October 2  - 3, 2010
Northern Cherokee Nation in Hawaii Powwow
Thomas Square, Honolulu, HI

Head Woman--Loa Simoes
Head Man--David Mullinex

David Long  808-265-7206
Po Box 5117, Kaneohe, Hawaii  96744



March 20, 2010
Coeur d'Alene Casino Anniversary Powwow
Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley, ID

Head Man: Jonathon Nomee; Head Lady: Norma Jean Louie.  Arts and crafts vendors

Yvette Matt  800 523 2464 
US hwy 95, Worley, ID  83876

May 1 - 2, 2010
University of Idaho's 11th Annual Tutxinmepu Powwow
Memorial Gym, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

Host Drum: Elk Soldier, Marty, SD; MC: Dave Brown Eagle (Spokane & Ho Chunk); Head Judge: Janice Ellenwood (Colville); AD: Peter Jo Olney (Yakama).  $2500 Drum Contest: 1st-$1200, 2nd-$800, 3rd-$500 (6 singer minimum). UI Royalty Pageant. Specials: Men's & Women's Team Dance, Teen Boy's Grass & Teen Girl's Jingle. Grand Entry Times: May 1st-12pm & 7pm, May 2-12pm. Dinner will be provided at 5pm on Saturday, May 1st.

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

July 23 - 25, 2010
Julyamsh Powwow
Greyhound Park, Post Falls, ID

The Julyamsh Powwow, started by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe in 1998, has grown to be the Northwest's largest outdoor powwow. There is dancing, food, and art from Indian people all over the nation, and everyone is invited.

Julyamsh Powwow  1 800 523 2464
5100 Riverbend Avenue, Post Falls, ID  83854



June 4 - 6, 2010
The Taylorville Black Horse Powwow
Christian County Fairgrounds, Taylorville, Illinois

The 5th annual Black Horse Powwow invites you to 'Come Dance With Us!! Head Man Dancer, Joe Billy AKA Chato.; Head Lady Dancer, Lyhn Thea Billy; Arena Director, Zach Yellow Jacket Kehler; Head Veteran, John Spotted Hawk Skenandore; Head Gourd Dancer, Tommy Threefeathers; Emcee, David Wayahneetah Welch. Free admission and parking. Hot showers for vendors and dancers. RV Hook-ups available and lots of camping room.

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

August 07 - 08, 2010

Prophetsown Powwow

Prophetstown State Recreation Area. Park Ave. and River Drive. Prophetstown

Intertribal Traditional Powwow. 10:00am.-4:00pm. each day; Sat. 1:00pm. and 7:00pm. Grand Entry. Sun. 1:00pm. Grand Entry.  Food, Crafts and bring your own lawn chairs or blanket.  Camping available with showers.

Dan Eads   1-815-441-0148


August 14 - 15, 2010

54th Annual O-SA-WAN Powwow

Will County Fairgrounds Peotone, IL.
Ro Chabot    708-798-9525


August 14 - 15, 2010

Honor the Mounds Powwow
Beattie Park - Rockford, IL

Traditional Powwow, Host Drum: Spirit of the Rainbow.
815/298-5299 or 579/423-1260


August 26, 2010  5:30 pm - 9 pm

Back to School Powwow of 2010!

American Indian Center, 1630 W. Wilson, Chicago, IL

Give Your Best and Make Your Community Proud!

Healthy Potluck, school supplies, schedule your appointment for back to school physicals and immunizations with American Indian Health, come in regalia ready to dance and receive a surprise! We are looking for help:

1. Donations can be made either contributing  monetarily or school supplies

2. Volunteer time: pre-event or event day

3. We are seeking parents and community members to be part of the Back to School Planning Committee.

This year's Back to School Pow Wow is brought to you by a partnership between Circles of Care, AIC's Wellness Department, AIC's Education Department, and American Indian Health Service of Chicago INC.  

Mahli Saunders, COC Youth Organizer 773-275-5871

Felicia Peters: Community Health Worker/Outreach, 773-883-9100


August 28 - 29, 2010

Potawatomi Trails 17th Annual Powwow
Shiloh Park, Zion, IL
Bill Brown 847-746-5797


September 4 - 5, 2010

Traditional Labor Day Weekend Inter- Tribal Powwow
Black Hawk State Historic
Site in  Rock Island, IL
Festivities this year will begin on Saturday Sept. 4th with Grand Entry at noon and 5 pm  festivities will end at 8pm. On Sunday the 5th festivities will begin with Grand Entry at noon lasting until 5pm.
Those wishing to volunteer their time is asked to contact

NACQC Volunteer Coordinator Anna McMeekan at 309-738-4222
NACQC President Regina Tsosie at 309-797-8779

NACQC Program Coordinator Billie Spahnie at 309-464-5724
September 10 - 12, 2010

Homestead Harvest Days

Highland , Illinois
40 acres of fun & history featuring vintage steam and fire engines, horses, plowing, live music, living history area, food, crafts and flea market, tours of Latzer Homestead, activities for children, silent auction Admission $5 daily; children under 12 free To rent a space for the craft/flea market call 618-654-7082 after April 1st. 

Lynn Rehberger


September 10 - 12, 2010

3rd Annual White Buffalo Powwow
Lou Yeager Lake, Litchfield, IL
Rick and Pat Rhodes   217-710-1950

September 11 - 12, 2010

The Gathering of All Nations

Brushy Creek Ranch, Rushville, IL

Camp anytime during the week For the event a Covered dish will be asked of you to bring at meal time each day.  Hwy 67 North of Rushville, Illinois  turn West on Camden Road , Turn Right at the first road called Stoney Branch Road follow road as it winds around.  When you  get a  "T" intersection, Go to the right, then to the bottom of the hill turn right at the house in the bottom of vally. All Native Traders/ Crafters welcome. Signs will be posted on the route.

Johnie Vincent, Shawnee/Kickapoo 217-322-7048

Mark Dierker, Shawnee/Kickapoo  217-322-2128 

Paul Vincent, Shawnee/Kickapoo, 217-322-6494


September 17 - 19, 2010

Gathering of Veteran Powwow

Seven Circles Heritage Center, Rt. 8 Edwards, IL. Exit 82 from I-74 west of Peoria, IL
Honoring All Veteran’s Past And Present.  Saturday 10:30 A.M. -Gates open to Public 12:00 noon- Gourd Dancing; 1:00P.M.- Dancer Grand Entry; 6:00P.M.- Gourd Dancing 7:00 P.M.-Dancer Grand Entry; Sunday 10:30 Gates open to Public; 12:00 noon- Gourd Dancing; 1:00 P.M. - Dancer Grand Entry. Primitive Camping on Site

J.R. Lane

309-382-2779  309-637-1046 or Evenings 309-968-! 6848

September 25 - 26, 2010
16th Annual Harvest Powwow
Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St. Naperville, IL 60540

Enjoy dancing, drumming, cultural demonstrations, art & craft vendors, flint knapping, children's crafts, Native and festival food vendors and bird of prey exhibit by S.O.A.R.  Native flute by Al Jewer.  Singer Mark Jourdan on Sat. at 5pm and Sun. Noon. Tipis Welcome! No Drugs/alcohol.  Sorry, No pets allowed.

Janet Sevilla   773-585-1744
P.O. Box 275, Lyons, IL  60534

October 23 - 24, 2010

Grand Bear Powwow

Grand Bear Resort. Rt. 178. Utica, IL

Traditional Powwow Native American Dancing, Drumming, Bird of Prey exhibit, kids crafts, flintknapping.  

Janet Sevilla.  773-585-1744


November 20 - 21, 2010

Chicago's 57th Annual Powwow

Navy Pier, Grand Ball Room

The American Indian Center is seeking to maintain our organization and the important services we offer year round to support our families as our priority. Our first prayers have been answered, we have a space. Now we need our people to help put on a great powwow.  We need all drums and dancers, head staff to help us, help ourselves and the American Indian Center of Chicago. Please join us in our 57th Annual powwow. We are not sure if it is competition or not yet, but we need you to join us, either way. We ask for your help. It will be fun and in a beautiful location, surrounded by the water at the end of the Pier!  We offer you tobacco and what we have. Planning and sponsors continues, help is appreciated.  

Indigenous vendors contact: Cyndee: 773-275-5871

Reduced parking rates, Host hotel : TBA

head staff: TBA


November 27, 2010

Native American Day Gathering

Black Hawk College, Bldg. 1, 6600 34th Avenue, Moline, Il
Join us from 11 am to 4 pm for Native Day. Please bring food for a potluck. Plates, cups and silverware will be provided as will coffee, tea and hot cider. Family style dinner from 11 am - 12:30 pm followed by dancing to Black Fox Singers. There are many electrical outlets - no refrigeration so bring ice chests. Directions: Highway 5 becomes John Deere Road- proceed to 70th Street and turn up the hill. Turn left into parking lot 1 nearest to Building 1. Enter through central doors and descend via stairs or elevator to lower lobby for event.

Jo Anne, 563-370-0820


January 2, 2010
Tecumseh Lodge Mid-Winter Powwow
Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 E US 36, Danville, IN

Gourd Dancing at 1 & 6:30 pm, Intertribal dancing at 2 & 7:30 pm, Head Man - Chris Stoltman, Head Lady - Anna Cornelison, Drums - Strongheart Singers & Kingfisher Singers. More info:
Dennis Hammer   (317) 244-8492
1900 E Main St., Danville, IN  46122


May 14 - 16, 2010
6th Annual "Honoring Our Children" Powwow
Springwood Park, Waterfall Rd., Richmond, Indiana 47374

InterTribal Powwow, Not a contest, but prizes and prized= money to be given out.
Host Drum: Blue Heron; Co-Host:  SkyHawk. All other drums welcomed and will be cared for. MC: Brian Darst, AD: Martin Tall Horse; HV: George Reiter.  Authentic Native American Crafts only!!! This is an Inter-tribal powwow that continues to grow. Although it is not a contest powwow, there will be nice prizes and money awarded. On site camping and electricity available. Camping fee $5.00.  Host Hotel: Comfort Inn, 912 Mendelson Drive. 

Vendor Contact: Bob Heaton, 260-503-0055

Aaron Two Feathers  765-914-4185 or 765-914-4134
49 N.W. J Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374 or

August 13 - 15, 2010

15th Mihsihkinaahkwa Powwow

Columbia City. Morsches Park. 1035 SR205, Columbia City, IN

Traditional powwow. 32 vendors .  

Pat Smith.  260-244-7702

September 4 - 5, 2010

50th Anniversary Tecumseh Lodge Labor Day Powwow
Tipton County Fairgrounds, 1200 S Main St, Tipton, IN

Our gala 50th Anniversary Powwow. There will be many special events going on in connection with this year’s event. An excellent head staff has been lined up and includes ~ Head Man Dancer - Craig White of Thorntown, IN; Head Woman Dancer - Kateri Bailey of Freeburg, IL; Youth Head Dancers - Josh Skinner of Greenbrier, AR and Paiden Auterson of Terre Haute, IN; Head Gourd Society - White Star Gourd Society; Southern Drum - Kenny Bighorse of Pawhuska, OK; Northern Drums - Kingfisher Singers and MacKenzie River; Master Of Ceremonies - E. E. “Bo” Limbaugh III from Catoosa, OK; and presenting the colors will be Broken Arrow Color Guard from Broken Arrow, OK. The annual Craft Contest and Fine Arts Display is Sunday at 10 am. The Fine Arts Display will feature: “The American Flag In Indian Art”. Admission is FREE for all participants. Camping will be available on site and host motels with “Powwow Rates” are located in Kokomo, IN. Traders by invitation only.

Ray Kappmeyer: (317) 745-2858


September 4 - 5, 2010
Annual Powwow and Rendezvous
St. Patrick's Park, South Bend, Indiana

Host Drums: Powwow Travelers, Fon Du Flambeau, WI. Ojibwa Weekend Honorariums: paid to drums and dancers. World Renown Aztec Dancer: Isaias Leal. MC: Donnie Carufel, Ojibwa/Dakota. Arena Director: Jonathon Ogemaw, Odawa

Jonathon Ogemaw  231-271-6661
9770 E. Duck Lake Rd., Lake Leelanau, MI 49653

September 11 - 12, 2010

Andersontown Powwow & Indian Market

Athletic Park. 410 E. 8th St., Anderson, IN 46012

Embrace the spirit of a Native American Powwow. Shop for authentic handmade Native American art, painting, jewelry, sculpture and cultural items in the Indian Market. Meet the artists to learn about contemporary Indian arts and culture. Also enjoy exhibition and intertribal dancing, performances, cultural demonstrations, storytelling, food and family fun held on the banks of the White River at Athletic Park in Anderson, Indiana near the original Delaware settlement of Chief Anderson.

Debbie Webb.  1.800.533.6569


September 18 - 19, 2010

7th Celebration of the Future

Shakamak State Park. 6265 W State Road 48. Jasonville, IN

Traditional Arbor All Dancers Welcome Host Drum White Hawk MC LeRoy Malaterre Head Vet George Martin . Family Event. Tent Camping Welcome - RV sites at Park. 10am-9pm . Reg Petoskey.  812-268-0158


September 18 -19, 2010
Bluff City Powwow
Rockport, Indiana

Rocky Blanchard
Rockport, IN  47635
(812) 359-5303


October  9 - 10, 2010
Gathering of All Nations and Honoring Our Veterans
Goodrich Park, Winchester, IN

Host Drum Southern Singers, Head Man Aaron Stevens, Head Lady Amber Tave, Head Veteran Martin Tall Horse, Arena Director Leroy Malaterre, Emcee Brian Darst, Flint Knapper Ron Kennedy, Story Teller Anna Fisher, Fire Keeper Frank Snyder, Tomahawk Thrower Steve Witt.  Grand Entry 12 Noon and 6pm  Saturday 1pm Sunday  Gates open 10am

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



January 16 - 17, 2010
Bald Eagle Appreciation Days Powwow
River City Mall,  Keokuk, IA

All dancers and drums welcome. Host Northern Drum: Night Eagle, Guest Northern Drum: Mato Luta, Head Man: TBA, Head Lady: Julie Spotted Eagle Horse Martineau, Eyepaha: Bill Brown Jr.

Karen Sparrow  319 795 6888
300 Main St #490, Keokuk, IA  52632


May 28 - 31, 2010

3rd Waubonsie Rendezvous First Nations People/Mountain Man Gathering

Cantril, Iowa

All Pre-1840 Traders and Family Campers Welcome. Set-up After 4:00PM.May 28 Tear Down 5:00PM. May30.  Prefer you stay until Monday May 31-3PM.

Tim & Kathy Firtney 641-652-3510 or 641-777-9048

Stu Rupe 641-233-7967

June 12 - 13 2010
Indian Lake Park Summer Powwow
Indian Lake Park, 28163 Willow Avenue Farmington, IA
Sponsored by The Thunderbirds; Hosted by Indian Lake Park.  Host Drum The Night Eagle Singers; Head Lady Bekki White Feather Riney; Arena Director Joe Red Bear.  All dancers and drums welcome! The city of Farmington will also be having the Strawberry Festival at the same time, offering fresh strawberries and ice cream, as well as city wide flea markets, antiques, and so much more!  Electrical hookups are limited, please call or email in advance to reserve your place, primitive camp sites are available!  For camping information and electrical camp site: call 319-878-3706 or email   Vendor information please email Karen Bevard at   Dancer and Drum information please contact Julie Spotted Eagle Horse Martineau at   or

Julie Spotted Eagle Horse Martineau   3195724904
114 N Harrison, Mediapolis, Iowa  52637


August 12 -15, 2010

96th Meskwaki Powwow

Powwow Grounds - Tama, Iowa


September 11 - 12, 2010  CANCELLED

Spirit of the Eagle Intertribal Powwow

Credit Island. W River Drive, Davenport, IO

MC: Leonard Malatare Host Drums: Spirit of the Rainbow & Cricketthill Arena Director: Dale Francisco Flute Player: George.  

Janie P.  563-324-0345


October 09 - 10, 2010

Powwow at Indian Lake Park

Farmington, Iowa
Free primitive camping available, and all of the cabins are taken.
There are tin tipi spots available still.
Friday is set up day, Sat. and Sun. Grand Entry 11:00AM. Sat evening we are having a feed for everyone.  Head Lady: Deer Heart Hummingbird; Head Man : David Red Feather; Host Drum is Night Eagle, and we are open to all Drums and dancers. No day monies are available for this event.

Brandy Mulder  319-561-0276


November 12, 2010 

Native American Gathering
Harmony House,
2950 W. Shaulis Road, Waterloo, IA

Our third year in sharing culture, dancing and allowing elderly, disabled and brain injured persons the opportunity to learn. We gather for prayer and preparation from 11:00 to 1:00. Dance and  presentations from 1-3 p.m. (or so) and then feast. Givaway.

Ramona TePaske 319-232-5264, evenings or 319-234-4495




February 13, 2010

Winter Powwow in Kansas City

Kansas City Community College, 7250 State Ave, Kansas City, Kansas

presented by the Indian Council of Many Nations.


April 24, 2010
Caney Powwow
Caney High School, Cany, KS

2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Dinner at 5:00 pm.  Food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. Grand entry at 7:00 p.m. Contests will begin after grand entry.

Marsha Wilmoth 620 515 0660
Hwy 75 Bullpup Blvd., Caney, KS  67333


May 1, 2010
American Indian Health Research and Ed. Alliance Powwow
Field House Johnson Co. Comm. College, Overland Park, KS

Free health screenings and health education.  Dance Competition. Tiny Tots (Up to age 6), Junior Girls (Ages 7-11), Junior Boys (Ages 7-11), Teen Girls (Ages 12 -17), Buckskin/Cloth, Fancy/Jingle, Teen Boys (Ages 12 -17), Traditional/Straight, Fancy/Grass, Women’s (Ages 18-54), Buckskin, Cloth, Fancy Jingle, Men’s (Ages 18-54), Traditional, Straight, Chicken, Grass, Fancy, Women’s Golden Age (Ages 55 and over), Men’s Golden Age (Ages 55 and over), Hand Drum Competition, 1 Man/Woman or 1 Man & 1 Woman.

Angel Talawyma  913 588 2654
12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS  66210 

June 18 - 19, 2010
Kaw Inter-tribal Powwow
Kaw Mission Historic Site, Council Grove, KS

Co-sponsored by Kaw Nation and Friends of Kaw Heritage, Inc.

Mary 620 767 5410
500 N. Mission, Council Grove, KS  66846


August 27 - 29, 2010

48th Annual Summer Powwow Indian Council Of Many Nations

Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, Tonganoxie, Kansas

All Drums and singers, Dancers, Color Guards and Gourd Society welcome.

Neil Carriker -  816-223-5978


September 12 - 13, 2010
Wichita KS Intertribal Warrior Society Powwow
Mid America All Indian Center, 650 N Seneca, Wichita, KS

Gathering of family and friends for annual Powwow. Vendors welcome   Indoors.

Karen Burditt   316-393-2912
650 N Seneca, Wichita, KS 67203


November  13 - 14, 2010
Wichita KS Intertribal Warrior Society Powwow
Mid America All Indian Center, 650 N Seneca, Wichita, KS

Gathering of family and friends for annual Powwow. Vendors welcome   Indoors.

Karen Burditt   316-393-2912
650 N Seneca, Wichita, KS 67203




May 14 - 16, 2010
Honoring the Elders Powwow
Hardin County Fairgrounds, Elizabethtown, KY

Dancing, drumming, Native American arts and crafts, storytelling, demo's native American foods. Head Veteran: Barry Red Bird Brown; Headman:  Ben Quintana Jr.; Chris Pablo; Head Lady: Beth Houtari; Jamie Needs. Arena Director: Alex Pablo

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


August 07 - 08, 2010

Uniontown Powwow - Honoring Our Ancestors

Uniontown Ball Field, 7th Street, Uniontown KY

Host Drum: Sky Hawk Singers MC: David Nighthawk McDaris Head Veteran: Barry Redbird Brown Arena Director: Ben Quintana; Head Dancers: Hawk and Gina Laughing;  Head Vet, Barry R Brown

Barry Redbird Brown  270-570-3165  270-822-4598 


September 03 - 05, 2010

Native American Heritage Museum Powwow

St. John's Park. College Street, Corbin, KY

Kids Day Friday Traditional Powwow Saturday & Sunday.  

Ken Phillips.  (606) 528-6342



May 14 - 16, 2010
Tunica Biloxi Powwow
Tunica-Biloxi Reservation, Marksville, LA

Native American dance competition: Entry fee is $5 for dance competition participants. Up to $28,000 in prizes. Committee Special: Traditional Style dance contest. Best man and best woman, $1,000 each, Friday, May 15, 8:30PM. Participants must register and dance in grand entry on Friday. Drum (Singing) Contest: Three places in both the Northern & Southern categories; 1st Place $3,000; 2nd Place $2,000; 3rd Place $1,000. Host drums are not eligible.
John Barbry   800 946 1946
Chief Joseph Alcide/Pierite Powwow Grounds Hwy 1, Marksville, LA  71351


November 27 - 28, 2010

Louisiana Indian Heritage Assoc. 44th Annual Fall Powwow

Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Road, Gonzales, LA

Traditional Powwow in the 4-H building.  Come join the fun.

Joe Milam.  504-250-0115.  




March 20, 2010
End of Winter Gathering
81 North Street Newport, Maine

A Native American celebration of the end of winter and the beginning of Spring. Dancing, drums, traders, and socialization.

Ellie Luce   207-341-0506
948 Elm street, Newport, Maine 04953


June 19 - 20, 2010

Togus Veterans Powwow

Togus Veterans Hospital. Route 17., Augusta, ME

Native Americans honoring our Veterans for what they have done & given for us. Ellie  207-872-2410


August 14 - 15, 2010

MFLM Intertribal Powwow

Bradley, ME

Directions: Leonard's Mills for Leonard's Mills signs. Leonard's Mills is located half way between Milford and Brewer, just off route 9 north and turn left on route 178 at the Penobscot Experimental Forest. From Brewer take route 9 north and turn left on Route 178. Watch for Leonard's Mills signs. From Millford follow Route 178 south to the experimental forest access road.

Iron Eagle  207-379-2181


September 4 - 6, 2010
North Country Inter-Tribal Powwow
Newport, Maine 

11th Annual Native American Indian Powwow held each year to share with the public the Native culture and heritage, with dancers and drums from across the US and Canada. Storytelling and demonstrations, raffles, a tomahawk throwing contest and much more.
Gate opens at 10 each day Grand Entry is at 12noon each day Admission: 5.00 per adult/per day kids under 18 is free with a paid adult. Elders are $3.00  Free limited camping with paid admission.

Ellie Luce   207-341-0506
948 Elm Street, Newport, Maine  04953


September 11 - 12, 2010

Sacred Spirits Drum 3rd Annual Intertribal Powwow

Sunrise Rd.. State Park Rd. Naples, ME

From North or South use Rt. 302 to Naples, Maine. At the Causeway (lakefront) turn onto Rt. 114 go 1 mile, Turn left onto State Park Rd go .4 miles, then left onto Fire Lane 178 (Sunrise Rd.).  Sacred Spirits Drum.  





May 15 - 16, 2010

Horsenet Healing Horse Spirit Powwow

1003 Twin Arch Rd. at Carnival Grounds, Mt. Airy, MD 21771

This is a fundraiser for abused horses. Come join us for a weekend of Native American music and dancing -- pony rides and a variety of vendors selling handmade crafts, jewelry and authentic First Nations food. This is a fund raiser for our non-profit horse rescue...currently right at 100 horses - including 12 blind horses.

Elle Williams-443-472-0670

2504 Arthur Ave, Eldersburg, Maryland  21784

May 15 - 16, 2010

16th Annual Drums on the Pocomoke Powwow

Cypress Park, Pocomoke, MD

Valarie Miller 


July 17 - 18, 2010
Baltimore American Indian Center 36th Annual Powwow
Maryland State Fair Grounds, Timonuim, MD

Gates open @ 11:00am-8:30pm (Sat); 10:00am -6:00pm (Sun). Admission: $5.00. Dance Competition (prize money up to $16,000). Vendors, drummers, smoke dancers. Public is invited.

Beth Nance  410-675-3535
P.O. Box 6171, Baltimore, MD  21231

July 24 - 25, 2010

17th Annual Howard County Powwow

Howard County fairgrounds on 1022 Fairground Rd., W. Friendship, MD  

695W to I70W, exit 80 (Rt.32) Right on Rt 144. 

Admission: Ages 3-12: $6:00   Ages 13-up: $8.00. This is a rain or shine event and in case of rain the event will be held in the main exhibition hall of the fairgroundsSaturday-11:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Sunday-11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Howard County Fairgrounds at (410) 442-1022.

Barry (252) 257-5383


October 16 - 17, 201
Healing of All Nations Powwow
Bending Water Park, Marion, MD

Two Day Powwow. Dancing (non-competition) Native Demonstrations, Native foods, Native Venders. Primitive camping.

Accohannock Indian Tribe   410-623-2660
P.O. Box 404, Marion, Maryland  21838


November 26, 2010
American Indian Heritage Day Powwow and Veteran's Concert
Silver Spring Civic Center at Veteran's Plaza, Silver Spring, MD.
Corner of Ellsworth and Fenton Sts.  11am - 5pm Powwow, 12 noon Grand Entry and Proclamations, 3pm Native American poster contest winners. 6pm - 8:30pm concert. Free admission to all

Gregory V Hamilton  240-683-6443
7570 Elioak Terrace, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879




May 7, 2010
Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe Honor the Child Powwow
Wampanoag Reservation, Fall River, MA

Host Drum: Eastern Medicine Singers. All Drums Welcome. From 9 AM to 5PM.

Black Eagle  401 270 5020
803 Bedford, Fall River, MA  02723


June 12 - 13, 2010
Wollomonuppoag Indian Council 36th Annual Powwow
Route 118, La Salette Shrine Fairgrounds, Attleboro, MA

Drumming, Dancing, Demonstrations.

Deboara Savadyga  508-384-2704
P. O. Box 445, Wrentham, MA  02093-0445


July 25, 2010
Bartlett Mall, off Pond St., Newburyport, MA

This one day powwow is part of the Old Fashion Sunday festivities at the City of Newburyport's Homecoming gathering.  This year, we are honored to have Mi'Kmaq Thunder, from Prince Edward Island, Canada, as host drum - Grand Entry is 10:00 A.M.

Anita Mother Coyote Charity   978-465-5562
50 Elm Street, Salisbury, MA  01952



March 13, 2010
18th Learning to Walk Together traditional Powwow
Vandament Arena, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

The NMU Native American Student Association will be hosting the 18th annual "Learning to Walk Together" traditional powwow at the Vandament Arena on the NMU campus on Saturday, March 13. Grant entry times are noon and 6 p.m. Native artisans will be selling items such as baskets, beadwork and jewelry.

April Lindala   906-227-1397
Native American Student Association., Box 73-University Center, Marquette, MI  49855

March 13 - 14, 2010
Mid-Winter Powwow
Baker College-Health & Fitness Center, Flint, MI

Adults $4, Children $3 (5 & under free). Saturday evening meal provided for dancers.

Matt or Lori Balsbaugh 810 636 287
1050 W Bristol Rd., Flint, MI  48502

March 20 - 21, 2010
Central Michigan University 21st Annual Powwow
Rose Arena,
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
Tickets will be available a month before at Central Michigan University's box office. General Public - $7.00, Children and Elders - $5.00, CMU Students and SCIT members free with I.D.Grand Entry times: Saturday the 20th at 1:00pm and 7:00pm. Sunday the 21st at 12:00pm. Doors are open to the public at 11:00am.

Colleen Green   989-774-2508
Broomfield Rd., Mount Pleasant, Michigan  48858


April 10 - 11, 2010
38th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow
Saline Middle School,
7190 N Maple Rd, Saline, MI
Doors Open to the Public at 10am; Grand Entry Saturday 12pm and 7pm, Sunday 12pm
Native American Artisans and Food Vendors  Hand Drum Contest During Saturday Dinner Break Over $19,000 in Contest Awards.  Head Veteran: George Martin; Master of Ceremonies: Sandon Jacobs; Arena Director: Jon Teller; Head Male Dancers: Marcus Winchester, Tony Davis, Paul Syrette; Head Female Dancers: Janis Fairbanks, Bleu Bird, Julie Bloch George; Host Drum: Tha Tribe.  Special Guest Drum: Southern Sun Invited Drums: Chippewa Travelers, Kingbird, Ribbon Town, Tribal Confederacy, Battle River, Crazy Spirit.  Interested Drums Should Contact Committee for Invitation.

Dance for Mother Earth Powwow Committee, PO Box 4387, Ann Arbor, MI  48106


May 22 - 23, 2010
Teaching Our Traditions Powwow
Brighton Recreation Area, Brighton, MI

Traditional Powwow featuring traditional food, drumming,dancing and crafts. There will be native demonstrations and teachings. Great family event! Park Pass also required and can be purchased at the gate. Camping is available for an additional fee.  Adults $5 children and seniors $3 children under 5 are free

Wayne Hardwick  810-229-8977
6251 Marlowe, Brighton, MI  48116


July 19 - 24, 2010
Kew Bay Tribal Powwow
US 41 North, Baraga, MI 49908

Free camping at Ojibwa Campgrounds.

Tracy   906-353-6333
Bear Town Road, Baraga, MI  49908


August 14 - 15, 2010

6TH Black River Powwow
Bottom of the hill - Wadhams, MI

Traditional Powwow. Host Drum: Wiinghi


August 27 -  29, 2010

Honor our Culture Powwow

Council Point Park. River Road off of Southfield Rd, Lincoln Park, MI

Traditional Powwow with Dennis Banks as our MC. All drums welcome. Open to everyone.  

Bryan Halfday.  313-615-6612

August 28 - 29, 2010
9th Annual "Mending the Sacred Hoop" Traditional Powwow
Lenawee County Fair and Event Grounds 602 North Dean St., Adrian, MI

The Leh Nah Weh Native American Organization Invites you to join us for our 9th Annual "Mending the Sacred Hoop" Traditional Powwow.  Gates will open at 10am both days with Grand Entries at 1 & 7pm Saturday and 1pm Sunday.  Join us for a weekend long Celebration of Native American Culture and Traditions Including, Native Foods, Arts & Crafts, Singing & Dancing, and Storytelling

Abel  Cool Wind Bear Cooper  517-263-3233

Vendor Info: Ron Reed  517-436-3589  
Leh Nah Weh Native American Organization   P.O. Box 972, Adrian, MI 49221
(517) 263-3233   Fax (517)265-4949


September 14 - 17, 2010

Land of Falling Waters Traditional Powwow

Park Side Middle School 2400 4th Street, Jackson MI

Honoring All Nations' Elders. Head Vet (Darwin Sanada); Head Male (Brian Moore); Emcee (Tic Henry Bush); Arena Director (TBA); Host Hotel (Country Hearth Inn) 517.783.6404. Take Exit 138 of I-94 and follow West Ave South to the Middle School. Participants can camp in the back of the school. No power or water avail to campers. Showers available inside.

Linda Cypret  269.781.6409




June 18 - 20, 2010
17th Grand Celebration Powwow
Hinckley, MN

Contest Powwow.

Grand Casino  320-384-7777or 1-800-grand-21
Lady Luck Drive, Hinckley, MN  54266

July 09 - 11, 2010

Fond du LacReservation's Annual Veterans' Powwwow

Mash-Ka-Wisen Powwow Grounds. 1150 Mission Rd. off Hwy 210, Sawyer. MN

The Powwow welcomes all veterans. Last year (2009) there were 47 registered drums, 974 registered dancers and 44 staffs and flags that participated in the 3 day event. There is is a free feast on Sat. and Sun. Honor dance and gifts to all veterans at grand entry on Sat.

Chuck Smith/Mary Northrup.  218-878-2670 / 218-878-7583. 

September 10 - 12, 2010
Mendota's 11th Traditional Welcome Home Wacipi
St Peters Church Grounds, Mendota, MN

Sponsored by the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community. Vendors Welcome.  Public Welcome. Not a competition Powwow.  Fire at 5:05, pot luck after. $5 Entry Button Donation Emcee: Mitch Walking Elk; Arena Director: Windy Downhill; Host Drum: Eugene Red Day / Anpetu Duta; Co-Host Drum: Scott Brown Eyes / Oyate Teca; Men's Head Dancer: Lenny Butcher; Women's Head Dancer: Mary So Happy.  Spiritual Advisor:  Scotty Brown Eyes

First 10 Drums paid. 

Sharon Good Thunder Woman Lennartson   651-452-4141
1324 Sibley Memorial Hwy, Mendota, MN  55150




May 14 - 16, 2010

5th Annual White Buffalo Powwow

Tupelo Buffalo Park. 2272 N. Coley Rd., Tupelo, MS

Honoring Our Military and Veterans. Luck Of The Draw. MC: Ken Dixon; AD: Jason Thigpen; Southern Drum: Jarvis Poahway - Comanche; Northern Drum: Southern Pine; Headman and Headlady: Daily pick. Aztec Dancers Quetzalcoatl All drums, gourd dancers and dancers welcome. Come Try Lacies Mouth-Watering Frybread. Friday May 14 9AM - 5PM -School Day Saturday May 15 9AM - ?? Sunday May 16 9AM - 5PM Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy as we dance to the drum.  

White Buffalo Park or Hal Colston 1-866-272-4766 or 1-901-876-5344.  


May 28 - 30, 2010
Choctaw End of the Year Contest Powwow
MS Band of Choctaw Indians Reservation, Choctaw, MS
Grand Entry: Friday is 7 PM. Saturday at 2PM and 7PM. Sunday at 2 PM. Grounds will open at 8 AM each day and close 11 PM each night. All dancers princesses, and drums welcome.  Free admission to all! $25 vendor fee.
All singers, dancers, and staff will be fed at lunch and dinner.

Bronson   601-562-9969
P.O. Box 6010, Choctaw, MS  39350

July 14 - 17, 2010
Choctaw Indian Fair
Choctaw Rez, Choctaw, MS

Enjoy four fun-filled days of Choctaw culture and spirit including Tribal arts, crafts, dances, foods, and the thrilling action of World Championship Stickball.  Children 5 an under are free!

Ms Willis 601 650 7450
P.O. Box 6010, Choctaw, MS  39350


December 4, 2010
American Indian Festival and Powwow
Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs, MS

Come and learn about the Southeastern American Indians!
Dancing, storytelling, pottery, carving and lots more. 10 AM - 5 PM!

Tammy 601 466 0948
730 East Beach Blvd., Ocean Springs, MS  39560




May 15 - 16, 2010
Heart of America Indian Center Powwow
Line Creek Community Center, Kansas City, MO

Arts, Crafts, and Food Vendor 11:00am – 10:00pm & 11am – 6 pm (Sun); Gourd Dancing 12:00noon – 2:00pm; Grand Entry 2:00pm; Competition/Intertribal Dance 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Dinner Break (Sat. only) 5:00pm – 7:00pm; Competition/Intertribal Dance 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Sat); Food, Raffles, Arts & Crafts. Public welcome. All drums are welcome.
$5.00 Parking Fee. Vendor spaces are $50 for pre registrants. $60 beginning May 15th.

Nancy 816 421 7608
Frank Vaydik Park  5940 NW Waukomis Dr., Kansas City, MO  64113

May 28 - 30, 2010
For The People Powwow
Boon County Fair Grounds, Columbia, MO

Head Man: Jess Lee; Head Lady: Tina Phalen.

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


June 4 - 7 2010

A Gathering of Eagles: Return to the Sacred Fire

33301 AA Hwy , Grain Valley MO. 64029

Sponsored by: Indian Ministry Council of the Americas. Gathering is a continuation of the '  Eagle- Condor " gathering that begin in 2004. Past gatherings have been in Peru at Lake Titicaca, in Bolivia and Guatemala.  In April, 2009 the " Return of the Ancestors" was held in Arizona. Elders and Spiritual Leaders from North & South America and other parts of the world shared their wisdom. Site Info: 40 acres, with 2 acre pond, camping with kitchen, bathroom and showers on site, 50 ft. Council Lodge with seating for over 200 and central fire. No pets. No Charge for the Gathering event or use of camping facilities (Donations are Good and tax- deductible.)

Forrest Leggett 816-690-6385 or 316-809-6206 


June 11 - 12, 2010

Will Rogers Indian Club 45th Annual Powwow
Sho-Me Arena In Marshfield, MO

June 11 Dancing 8:00 PM June 12 2:00 and 8:00.  Child Price: Under 12 Free W/Adult. Over $2.00. Adult Price: $2.00. Organization: Will Rogers Indian Club, Inc. There will be Gourd Dancing, Intertribal Dancing. We will have Craft Vendors. Doors open at 1:00 pm the 11Th and 10:00 am on the 12th.



June 18 - 20, 2010

Osage River Powwow
8th Street  Eldon, MO.

Janet Dudley Phone: 573-369-2710


June 19, 2010  10am to 2pm

Livingston County Cultural Fai' on Bridging the Americas!
Simpson Park, Chillicothe, MO. 64601
Tonya Jones  660-214-0972


October 9, 2010

7th Annual Ancestor’s Memorial Gourd Dance and Powwow

Northwest Missouri State University

Afternoon Session begins at 1:00 p.m.  Evening Session begins at 6:00 p.m. Contest Powwow. Categories for Men, Women, Juniors/Teens, Tiny Tots. 



October 30, 2010
VA Veterans Powwow
Harry S. Truman Va Center, Columbia, MO.

This Event Is for the Veterans At the VA Medical Center All Patients an staff, Public is welcome. Very Limited Trader space, $10:00 donation.

Ray Two Feathers 573 254 3993
800 Hospital Drive, Columbia, MO  65265


November 20 - 21, 2010
Missouri State University Powwow
McDonald Arena, Springfield, Mo.

Saturday: Gourd Dance 12:00-2:00 P.M.; Intertribal 2:00-5:30 pm, Supper Break 5:30-6:30 P.M. Gourd Dance 6:30-7:30 P.M.; Grand Entry/Intertribal 7:30-11:30 P.M. Sunday: Gourd Dance 12:00-2:00 P.M., Grand Entry/Intertribal 2:00 - 6:00 P.M. Contest Money/Prizes: $3,000.00.
Dr  Meadows 417 836 5684
901 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO 65897



April 2 - 3, 2010
American Indian Council Powwow
Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Bozeman, MT

Master of ceremonies: Rueben Littlehead, Lawrence, KS. Host Drum: Tha Boyz, St. Paul, MN. Free admission and free chili dinner on Saturday at 4:30.

Jim Burns at  406 994 4880
2100 16th Ave. South, Great Falls, MT  59405


August 13 - 15, 2010
Wanbli Powwow
East Helena, MT

Drum circle Competition, dance competition, children's activities, Wild West Fest, Powwow Show. Food. Entertainment. Cultural Education. Fun.

Kim Weston and Laura Pippin 406-442-0940
702 West Main, Helena, Montana  59601


September 24 - 25, 2010
Black Lodge Society Powwow
Old Browning High School, Browning, MT

This dance is in honor of Joseph R. Old Chief.  All drummers and dancers welcome
will be having Ladies back up singing along with other contest come and join the fun
watch for poster.

Crystal Old Chief  406-470-1894
P.O. Box 1755, Browning, MT  59417



June 18 - 19, 2010
Dancers of the Plains - Pawnee and Arikara
The Great Platte River Road Archway, Kearney, NE

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be dancing, drum exhibitions, Traditional style Native American food, Fine arts and crafts, and interactive traditional demonstrations

Ronnie O Brien   (308) 237-1000
3060 East First Street, Kearney, NE  Z68847

July 22 - 25, 2010
144th Annual Homecoming Celebration
Winnebago, Nebraska

Golden Age: 60 & Over. Men categories combined, Women’s categories combined and Ho-Chunk Applique.  Senior Adults: 35-59; Men & Women’s Northern & Southern Traditional, Men & Women’s Fancy, Women’s Jingle, Men’s Grass, Ho-Chunk Applique.  Junior Adults: 18-34 Men & Women’s Northern & Southern Traditional, Men & Women’s Fancy, Women’s Jingle, Men’s Grass, Ho-Chunk Applique. All Adult Categories Pay out 1st $1000, 2nd $800, 3rd 600, 4th 400; Teens (13-17) Payout 1st 400, 2nd 300, 3rd 200, 4th 100 & Juniors (7-12) Traditional, Fancy, Grass, Jingle, Hochunk Applique  1st 200, 2nd 100,3rd 75, 4th 50. Drum Contest 1st place $10,000, 2nd $8000, 3rd $6000, 4th 5000, 5th 4000 Tiny Tots all categories.

Maria J Scott  402.878.4135
PO Box 687, Winnebago, Nebraska  68030


September 18, 2010
Fort Omaha Powwow
Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE

Starts at 1pm., Everyone is invited.  Free.

MCC  800 228 9553
30th Fort Street, Omaha, NE  68111



July 23 - 25, 2010
2nd Annual Sacred Visions Powwow
Big Bend, Wadsworth Nevada
Competition Powwow

Gordon Dodd - Darrell Garcia
P.O. Box 897, Wadsworth, Nevada  89442
(775) 560-1551  - (775) 560-6886


October 01 -  03, 2010

Mesquite Powwow

Mesquite Sports & Event Complex, Mesquite, NV

See website for applications and more info.  

Steve Elliott



November 19 - 21, 2010

South Point Cowboy Days Indian Nights INFR Powwow

South Point Casino. 9777 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV

See website for applications and more info.  

Steve Elliott

New Hampshire


June 26 - July 4, 2010
Ossipee Old Home & Powwow Week
Mother Earth's Creation grounds, Ossipoo, NH

Spirit Eagle 603 323 8181
2145 Route 16, Ossipee,  NH   03886

July 10 - 11, 2010
Mkim Intertribal Powwow
Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum grounds, Warner, NH

Family-oriented outdoor event focusing on the excitement and vibrancy of American Indian culture will include drumming, dancing, performances, kid’s crafts, and demonstrations by Native American Indians from New England and beyond

Mt Kearsarge Indian Museum 603 456 2600
18 Highlawn Road, Warner, NH  03278


July 31 - August 01, 2010

Saco River Intertribal Powwow

Hussey's Field, Conway, NH

Host Drum: Black Thunder


New Jersey


June 12 - 13, 2010

Nanticoke Leni-Lenape 29th Annual Powwow

Salem County Fairgrounds on State Hwy. 40  Woodstown, NJ 

Great powwow! Competition dancing. Hrs: 10am-6pm. Adm: $10.00 per car!

Lorraine   856-455-6910


May 29 - 31, 2010
Rankokus Reservation Native American Arts Festival
Rankokus Reservation, Westampton, NJ 08060

Obie -   609-261-4747
PO Box 225, Rancocas, NJ 08073

September 20 - 28, 2010

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse

Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ 07652 USA

General Public is Free! Public is invited and encouraged to join us for the entire 10 day Native American Heritage week Speakers will include: Clyde Bellecourt (Co-Founder of the American Indian Movement), William Means (Co-Founder of the International Treaty Council), Bruce Ellison (Lawyer for Leonard Peltier), Chief Dwyane Perry (Ramapough Lenape-Munsee Nation), V. BlackHawk Aammodt (Film Maker: "The Ghost Riders"), Harvey Arden (Author: "My Life is my Sundance") Frank Menuson (Flute Player) General Public Free. Vendors Free. Limited Spaces, vendor reservations are required.  MC, Drum Groups and Head Dancers are TBA.   All Dancers are welcome. Dancers: please contact us if you would like to be registered and if you have any needs, lodging etc.

Ray 732-644-1682



November 19 - 21, 2010
Shu-Shu-Gah Indian Seminar & Powwow
Alpine Scout Reservation, Alpine, NJ

Please contact Ken for an information Packet.

Ken 718 541 1108
441 US Highway 9W, Alpine, NJ  07620

New Mexico


April 3, 2010
Honor the Youth Contest Powwow
SIPI Gymnasium, Albuquerque, NM

Powwow dancing 1:00-4:00 PM. Supper break. Then dancing continues from 7:00-11:00 PM. All drums welcome but must bring own chairs. Vendors must bring own chairs and tables.

Susan Medina 505 262 6532
9169 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM  87120 

April 22 - 24, 2010
Gathering of Nations
UNM Football Stadium, Albuquerque, NM

Native American Indian/indigenous culture comes alive at the Gathering of Nations Powwow! Indian Traders Market, Stage 49,(featuring the Best in Native American Music and Entertainment!!) Each year at the  Gathering of Nations Powwow, a young Native American (indigenous) woman is crowned Miss Indian World at the University of New Mexico Athletic Complex. Everyone (the public is welcome) With Over $200,000.00 in Prize Money to be awarded to Dancers and Singers!! We hope to see you at North America's biggest powwow!

GON Ltd  505 836 2810
3301 Coors Rd. NW #R300, Albuquerque, NM 87120


New York


January 29  - 31 and February 5 - 7, 2010

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Dance Powwow

Theatre for the New City 155 First Avenue, NY, NY

The troupe's appearances benefit college funds for needy Native American students. The company's Pow-Wows have been presented annually as a two-week event by TNC since 1976, with the box office donated to these funds. There will be dances, stories and  traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northwest Coast, the Southwest, the Plains, and the Arctic regions. Between 25 and 30 dancers will assemble for the event. Artistic Director Louis Mofsie (Hopi/Winnebago) is MC of Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. Photo by Jonathan Staff. Highlights of this year's celebration will include a Hoop Dance performed  by Donna Ahmadi (Cherokee) and Tom Pearson (Creek/Cherokee), a Caribou Dance (from the Inuit people of Alaska), a Butterfly Dance (a Hopi custom which gives thanks for the beauty of nature), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). Featured performers will include the Heyna Second Son Singers (various tribes) and Matoaka Eagle (Santo Domingo/ Chickahominy). Bessie winner Tom Pearson, director of Third Rail Projects (a modern dance troupe), will perform his own work, "Ceremony," a piece about his investigations into his Native American background. In the final section of the program, the audience is invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance.  Special Saturday and Sunday Children's Matinees at 3pm Tickets for Children $1 (must be accompanied by adult). Theatre for the New City 155 First Avenue btw. 9th and 10th St Box Office  212-254-1109

May 02, 2010
Keepers of the Peace Powwow
Trophy Amphitheater, US Military
Academy, West Point, NY
Grand Entry 1PM. Free admission.  Free parking.

M Smith    845-938-3136
745 Brewerton Rd, West Point, NY  10996

May 23, 2010  11 am to 6 p.m.
8th Drums Along the Hudson - A Native American Festival
Inwood Hill Park- 218th Street & Indian Road, New York, NY

Rain or Shine. Free admission. Hosted by Lotus Music & Dance in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, sponsored in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, WABC-TV, Councilman Robert Jackson, and JP Morgan Chase. Drums Along the Hudson® features Manhattan's only open air powwow, which is a celebratory gathering of Native American people. This year the host drum will be Heyna Second sons. We also honor two organizations and/or individuals for their environmental and humanitarian services. During the powwow, our honorees are given a ceremonial blanket and lead the Honor Dance around the powwow Circle. The 2010 honorees are Louis Mofsie, Founder, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers and Grammy nominated Singer / Songwriter, Melky Jean, Founder, Carma Foundation / Haiti. Sandra Bookman, weekend anchor for WABC-TV will host the event. The event has attracted attendees from 400 in the first year to as many as 10,000.

Carl Nelson   212.627.1076
109 W. 27th Street, New York, NY 10001


May 29 - 30, 2010

Powwow On The Hudson Native American Festival

Bowdoin Park 85 Sheafe Rd. Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

“The River That Flows Both Ways”  Gate Opens at 11 Am. Sat. 29 & Sun.30th 11 Am-6 Pm Mon. 31st, 2010. 11 am-4 Pm. Grand Entry 12 Noon. (Native Time)

Head Lady : Gerri Panther Eyes; Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers; All Drums & Dancers welcome. Special Attraction: The Aztec Dancers " The Salina Family " and The Birds Of Prey. 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* Children Dances*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 Powwow (Monday) there will be a dancers blanket give away for all participating dancers. Tony Moon Hawk: 917-415-5139

Marcey Tree In The Wind 973-981-1954 


July 3 - 5, 2010

National Kateri Shrine Powwow

Route 5, 1 mi west of Fonda, NY

Bob Ross, 607-776-6776


July 3 - 5, 2010

Calico Dancers Powwow

Harry J. Betar Memorial Park, Rte 32, Gansevoort Rd., So Glens Falls, Moreau, NY 518-793-1693


July 10 - 11, 2010

Setalcott Nation Powwow

Elementary School, Main Street & View Rd., Setauket, NY

Traditional Dancing, Singing, Native Crafts.  Admission: Donation; Free Parking

Helen Sells  631-698-5517


July 17 -  18, 2010
Keepers of the Circle Powwow
1180 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, NY

Drums, dancing, kids tepee workshop,  storytelling, vendor space available. 

Jessie LaPan  518-887-2590
1180 Main St, Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150

July 23 - 25 2010
32nd Annual Thunderbird Powwow
Queens County Farm Museum, 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, Aztec Dancers & other specials and Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire.  Vendors please send: contact info, list of items and picture of stand to:  Marie McKinney P.O. Box 521 College Station, NY, NY 10030.  Admission: Adults $9.00 (all weekend pass $15.00), children: $4.00 (age 12 and under) (all weekend pass $5.00).  Proceeds go to Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Scholarship Fund and Queens County Farm Education Fund. Everyone who loves and respects this family event Annual, Traditional, Contest Powwow with Specials.  Drums: Silver Clouds, Iron Feather, Heyna Second Sons, Black Bear, Thunderbird American Indian Dancers.  MC: Louis Mofsie; Aztec Dancers; Thunderbird Hoop Dancers; Crafts, Vendors: Bead work, Silver and Shell work and Authentic Jewelry and Regalia, Native Foods, Bonfire at Sunset, Hay rides,  Prizes for Adult, Young and Tiny Tots categories.  Limited camping for dancers  Directions:  By Car: Grand Central Parkway to  exit 24 South (Little Neck Parkway) or Long Island Expressway (495) to Exit 32 South, to Farm Entrance Gate.  Free Parking available at the Farm.  Subway/Bus: E or F Train to Union Turnpike/Kew Gardens station. Transfer to Q46 bus to Little Neck Parkway. Walk 3 blocks north to Farm Entrance Gate. Long Island Railroad: To Little Neck Station, where car service is available.
Amy or Louis Mofsie   718 347 FARM
Marie McKinney and Donna Ahmadi Vendors Committee
73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY  11004

July 31 - Aug 2, 2010

The Great Carrying Place "Coming Home" Powwow

Rogers Island, New York

Sat. 10am-10pm, Sun.10am-4pm


August 7 - 8,  2010

Gathering of Spirits: 5th Annual Whitehall Powwow

Skensborough Park Dr., off Rte.4, Whitehall, NY 518-260-6059l


August 14, 2010

Pine Hill Community Powwow

Pine Hill Community, 287 Main St, off Rt 28, NY.

10a - 6p; drumming, dancing, eating. All welcome to participate.


August 14 - 15, 2010
Paumanauke Powwow

Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, NY
10am-10pm Saturday & 10am - 5pm Sunday, Admission- Adults : $8.00; Seniors and children over the age of 5: $4.00; Children under 5: free.  60 plus Vendors, General Competition and Social Dancing. Competition for all Major Categories. Cash Prizes


August 21 - 22, 2010

Daniel Nimham Powwow

Putnam Co. Veteran's Memorial Park, Kent Lakes, NY

Gypsy Trail Rd off Rt 301.

Sponsored by Putnam County Visitors Bureau

1-800-470-4854, & the Nimham Mountain Singers


August 7 - 8, 2010
First Nation Intertribal Powwow

Canal Side Park Whitehall NY  off Rte 4
Performances of dance, hunting skills, various Indian Ceremonies, story telling, songs and music with drummers. Our Drummers this year Is Black Hawk Singers. We will have Carylon Black for Storytelling We are having John Thorpe for our Carver; we will have 2 Carvings to Raffle off. There will be food and much more. There will be arts and crafts on display along with hand made items, plus other exhibitions and activities? There will be something there for all Ages. You cannot miss. Free Admission all weekend?? The Saturday powwow will start at 10am with opening Ceremonies at Noon and last until dark. Sunday will open at 10am and ends at 4:30 with our raffles.

Beth  or Barbara  518-260-6059
88 Main St, Whitehall, NY  12887


August 7 - 8, 2010
Bear Mountain Native American Festival & Contest Powwow
Anthony Wayne Recreation Area Harriman State Park, New York

By Car from New York City: GW Bridge to Palisades Pkwy North to Exit 7 Anthony Wayne Recreation Area.  By Car from New Jersey: Garden State Parkway to New York Thruway South to Palisades Parkway North to Exit 17.
By Public Transportation: Call (718) 686-9297.  Dancer Contest Info: Adult 18+ (Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Jingle): 1st - $600, 2nd - $400, 3rd - $300, 4th - $200.  Teen 13 -17 (Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Jingle): 1st - $250, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $100. Junior Boys / Girls 6 - 12 (Combined): 1st - $100, 2nd - $75, 3rd - $50.  Tiny Tots:  Trophy / Cash Specials. Smoke Dance Specials - Men & Women. Men's Southern Straight Special. $12 Adults, $7 Young Adults/ Seniors.  Free for Children 6 yrs and under!  (NYSPPC Parking Fee: $6).

Cliff Matias RedHawk Native American Arts Council  718-686-9297
726 42nd Street, Brooklyn, NY  11232


September 25 - 26, 2010
Lower Hudson Valley Native American Celebration
Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park Yorktown Heights Westchester, NY

September 25, 2010 11am-7pm, Grand entry @ 1pm & 4pm; September 26, 2010 11am-7pm, Grand entry @ 1pm & 3pm.  By Car from Upstate New York<: take Interstate 84 to the Taconic Pkwy South to FDR State Park Exit
By Car from New York City: Take 87 North to Sawmill River Pkwy North to Taconic Pkwy North to FDR State Park Exit. By Public Transportation: Call (718) 686-9297.  Dancer Contest Info:  Adult 18+ (Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Jingle): 1st - $600, 2nd - $400, 3rd - $300, 4th - $200; Teen 13 -17 (Traditional, Grass, Fancy, Jingle): 1st - $250, 2nd - $200, 3rd - $100; Junior Boys / Girls 6 - 12 (Combined): 1st - $100, 2nd - $75, 3rd - $50.  Tiny Tots. Trophy / Cash Specials. $12 for Adults; 7 for Young Adults/Seniors; Free for Children 6 yrs and under.

Cliff Matias RedHawk Native American Arts Council   718-686-9297
726 42nd Street, Brooklyn, NY  11232



North Carolina


March 20, 2010 - Saturday, 11:00am
23rd Annual Carolina Indian Circle Contest Powwow
Fetzer Gymnasium, UNC Campus, Chapel Hill, NC

23rd Annual Carolina Indian Circle Contest Powwow. The CIC Powwow is FREE and open to the Public!  Sponsored by the UNC American Indian Center
919.843.4189    919.843.4024

Rachel Ensing  919-843-5928
CB 3457 113A Abernethy Hall, Chapel Hill, NC  27599-3457

July 9 - 11, 2010
Strong Sun Powwow
Tanglewood Park, Clemmons, NC  27012

6th annual Strong Sun Powwow in the Winston Salem Area. Vendors need to contact Tribal office Ref; spaces. This is and inter-tribal powwow open to all dancers. and to the public. Host Drum is Bird Chopper, MC  is Rick Bird. Flute Concert Friday night, Friday will be Kids Day. Teaching Powwow.

Tribal Office   1-336-816-7747
3517 Union Hill rd., East Bend, NC  27018


July 9 - 11, 2010
Arikara Nation Contest Powwow
YWCA, White Shield, ND

Camping & campers are welcome. Rations will be given daily. Showers provided at White Shield School. No alcohol or drugs, security will be enforced. contest in all categories, tiny tots will be paid daily. special contests are open to dancers in named categories.

Danile Henry at 701 421 1410
2121 East Lake Street, White Shield, ND  58775


August 14 - 15, 2010
2010 Mid-Atlantic American Indian Unity Powwow
Manteo Airport Pavillion Lawn / Manteo, NC

Come and enjoy this wonderful native experience as tribes gather on ancestral grounds to celebrate and share our culture on the west side of Roanoke Island along the tranquil waters of the Croatan Sound. This event will feature a gathering of American Indian tribes from across the nation dressed in tribal regalia, traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance, visual arts, storytelling, back wood survival demos, crafts and health screenings while learning about various dances and the regalia worn. At various times during the day, the Master of Ceremonies will invite the public to participate in social dances. Educational displays will exhibit artifacts used and items traded by the American Indians. American Indian foods as well as other festival foods will be available for purchase. Additionally, all veterans and servicemen and servicewomen will be honored. All native drummers, dancers, traders and food vendors are welcome. Opens at 10:30 a.m. for educational displays and the sale of American Indian crafts. Grand Entry on Saturday will begin at 12:00 Noon and at 1PM on Sunday.  Admission: Adults: $5 (Ages 13 and above) Children: $3 (Ages 3 -12) FREE: Ages 2 and under. Food and Trade Vendor Fee: $125 (Covers two day event) hotels in the area to choose from, most of which will run approx. $90/night. Hotels in and around Manteo on Roanoke Island include: ~$90/night; Dave Haven Motel: 252-473-2322 252-473-2322; Duke of Dare Motor Lodge: 252-473-2175 252-473-2175; Scarborough Inn: 252-473-3979 252-473-3979; $120-125/night  Elizabethan Inn: 252-473-2101 252-473-2101; (sponsoring hotel) A little more expensive. Must mention powwow to get discount. Native Americans: Present CDIB card and stay tax free.  The Algonquian Indians of North Carolina Inc 

Mrs Marilyn Berry Morrison  757-477-3589
1205 Newport Avenue, Elizabeth City, NC  27909

August 20 - 22, 2010
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: Native food, drumming, singing, dancing, guest performers and educators, traditional and contemporary arts and crafts, art and craft demonstrations, veterans ceremony, shopping, face painting, raffles, auctions and more. Special performances by Bill Crouse and the Allegheny River Indian Dancers. Participants are members of over 30 different Indigenous Nations, Bands and Tribes. Free admission to dancers dressed in regalia. Dancers must register for meal ticket and luck of the draw. Registration is free. Event Hours: Friday, August 20th, 5 PM - 10 PM. Grand Entry 7 PM. Saturday, August 21st, 10 AM - 10 PM. Grand Entry 11 AM and 7 PM. Sunday, August 22nd, 10 AM - 6 PM. Grand Entry 11 AM. Admission: Adult $7.00. Child $5.00. Senior $5.00. This event is held outside, rain or shine. Don't forget your lawn chairs.

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

September 10 - 12, 2010
Spruce Pine Powwow
12513 South Hwy 226, Spruce Pine, NC 28777

Fifth Annual educational event. Lots of demonstrations. 20 vendors. Hours 9 to 9 Friday and Saturday and 9 to 5 Sunday. Admission $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for Children. MC Dave Trezak, H M Burke Lemons, H L Brenda Bowlin, A D Rob Watkins, H Vet Larry Graham. Directions From Asheville, NC take I-26 North to Exit9. Take US19E North 30 miles to Spruce Pine. Turn right on South Hwy 226. Go 2 1/2 miles to 12513 S Hwy 226. From the East, take I-40 to Exit 85. Take Hwy 226 North to Spruce Pine. When you cross under the Blue Ridge Parkway it will be 2 1/2 miles to 12513 S.Hwy 226. The Pow wow is located behind Music, Jewelry and Loan.

Mabel Benjamin    Blue Ridge Int  PW Assn  813-765-3073
114 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC  28777


September 17 - 19, 2010
Fort Hamby Powwow
Ft. Hamby State Park , 1534 South Recreation Rd. Wilkesboro NC 29305

Fourth annual educational event in cooperation with the W. Kerr Scott Dam and Reservoir. Lots of demonstrations. 15 vendors. Hours Friday and Saturday 9 to 9 and Sunday 9 to 5. Admission The park charges $1.00 for the park entrance fee and the pow wow admission is $5.00 for Adults and $2.00 for Children. Friday is Kids Day and Children are free with the schools. MC Dave Trezak, H M Burke Lemons, H L Brenda Bowlin, A D Rob Watkins, H Vet Larry Graham. Directions From Wilkesboro NC take US421 North to Milepost 293. Turn South at the F. Hamby State Park sign and go 1 mile to the park entrance.

Mabel Benjamin    Blue Ridge Int PW Assn 

813-765-3073- Park info 336-921-2330
114 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC  28777


November 13, 2010

13th Annual Hawkeye Indian Cultural Center Powwow

HICC Powwow Grounds, 5710 Red Springs Rd, Hwy 211, Red Springs, NC 28377.  Day Money for Dancers and Possible Battle of the Drums.

Sherry Collins  910-843-9484


November 3, 2010

American Indian Educational Programs

NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC

Native American Cultural Exchange programs every year that allow teachers, students and others to interact with our population. Aztec Dancers of Mexico City, Mexico.  Students and teachers will meet the Salinas family as well as be able to dance with them as they perform some of the oldest dances in existence. Questions and photographs are permitted, and encouraged. Native American Dancers from the Sioux, Piscataway, Rappahannock, Iroquois, Navajo, Chickahominy, Tuscarora, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee and Cherokee tribes.  Students and teachers will be able to dance with these performers as well as interact with them on a one-to-one basis.  Again, questions and photographs are permitted, and encouraged. Storytelling told through the eyes of elder Pat Tsa’ne Do’se (Cherokee/Coharie).  Storytelling allowed Native Americans to pass down their history through the generations and still plays a vital part in Native American culture.  Authentic Tipi set-up.  A tour guide will be at the tipi to answer questions from your school and to give a personal, up close, tour of a structure that was home to Plains Native Americans of the past.  Native American Craft Demonstrators. Teachers and students will be able to see Native American Craft persons practicing their art, which is as old as the mountains.  These demonstrations are on a personal level, and students and teachers have the opportunity to ask very detailed questions.  Crafts to be demonstrated include: pottery, basketry, regalia (outfit) making, rug weaving, beadwork and carving.  Members of the Sioux, Cherokee, Piscataway, Iroquois, Haliwa-Saponi and Navajo tribes will participate in these demonstrations. They love questions!!!  Face painting will be available for $1.  Face painting plays a major part in Native American culture because different clans have different symbols.  Also, face painting was/is used in times of ceremonies. Food (Navajo tacos, buffalo burgers, fry bread, buffalo stew, Indian corn soup, hot dogs, chips, Pepsi) will be available for $1 - $6. You and your students may also bring your own lunch.  We have ample space for you and your students to eat.  Arts, crafts and souvenirs may be purchased.  Our demonstrators not only make their own crafts, but sell them as well.  Vendors and crafts persons sell items such as turquoise jewelry, beadwork, paintings, books, moccasins, dream catchers, rugs, and t-shirts to name a few items. Bow ‘N’ Arrow shooting (an option for schools) Cost is $1.   Cost is $8.50 in advance and $10.00 at the door. 


Barry Richardson, President

American Indian Educational Programs

PO Box 609, Hollister, NC  27844

(252) 257-5383


November 19 - 20, 2010
American Indian Heritage Powwow
Museum of History, Raleigh, NC

School day program on Friday 19, from 11-4pm.

Emily 919 804 7979
Plaza 5 East Edenton St., Raleigh, NC  27601


North Dakota


June 18 - 20, 2010
Twin Buttes Powwow
Twin Buttes Grounds, Halliday,ND

Dancer registration begins Friday and ends Saturday at 1 pm.
Showers available at Twin Buttes School.

Chuck 701 421 1290
7997 7A Street North West, Halliday, ND  58636


June 18 - 20, 2010
Paha Yamini Wacipi
Powwow grounds,  Shields, ND

Contest powwow

Paha Yamini Powwow 701 422 2002
P.O. Box 842, Shields, ND  58569


July 16 - 18, 2010
Mandaree Celebration Powwow
The Arbor, Manadree, ND

Contest powwow. Thousands of dollars worth of pay out money, and give aways.

Lloyd 701 627 4781
Three Affiliated Tribes  404 Frontage Rd.
New Town, ND  58763


August 26 - 29, 2010
International Metis Powwow
International Peace Garden  Dunseith, ND

Canadian Executive Committee Members: Larry Haag and Armand Jerome.  American Executive Committee Members: Stu Medrud and
Terry Baker.

Dan Goodon 701 850 1216
International Metisfest PO Box 457, Boissevain, MB  R0K 0E0



January 23 - 24,  2010
Honoring Traditions Powwow
Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Lancaster, OH

Public is welcome! The times for the event are Saturday 10 AM to 8 PM. Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM.  Grand Entry is at 1 PM both Saturday and Sunday.
Kevin and Dea Everhart  740 304 9720
157 E. Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH  43130

February 6, 2010
Elmira Powwow
Powwow grounds,  Elmira, OH

Starts at 12 PM.  Everyone is welcome.

Alan Merrill  541 461 2882
24936 Fir Grove Lane, Elmira, OR  97437


April 24 - 25, 2010
OSU Student Powwow
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Doors open at 11 am. Grand entry at 1 pm.  Admission is free!
Trent Everhart  614 688 8449
337 W. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH  43210

May 1 - 2, 2010

Tawawa Spring Traditional Powwow

1350 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, OH  45384

Head Male Dancer: Boo Brings Them; Head Female Dancer: Sharon Provance; Head Veterans Dancer: Richard Brings Them; MC: Danny Two Eagles; Arena Director: Jamie K. Oxendine; All Drums welcome. Host Hotel: Holiday Inn, 300 Xenia Town Square, Xenia, OH 45385


Rick Haithcock  937-522-0786

PO Box 1196, Beavercreek, OH  45434


May 1, 2010
Celebrating America Powwow
Ross County Fairgrounds, Chillicothe, Ohio

Grand Entry - 9:30 a.m.; Lunch 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.; Afternoon Session: Grand Entry - 1:30 p.m.; Closing - 4:30.  Drums, Dancers, and pre-registered participants will be fed lunch (subs and chips)
We are asking all who are attending this event to register so the number of lunches may be planned and to allow room for those attending. This powwow is being held inconjunction with a Scout Campor-all with an expected crowd of 6-7 thousand. Upon receiving the registration request, an email will be sent to you with an attachment you can download, fill out and return. We realize that this might be inconvenient but this is the only way we can plan lunches and camping for those attending. We would like to have this info as soon as possible. Camping $10.00 - Water and electric - limited availability.

Carl Lefevre 614 580 7452
344 Fairgrounds Rd., Chillicothe, OH  45601


May 22, 2010

26th Great Mohican Powwow

Mohican Reservation Campgrounds, 23270 Wally Road South

Loudonville, Ohio 44842

The oldest celebration in America coming to Ohio.  Arvel Bird, “Lord of the Strings” and Woodland Indian programs, storytelling, World Champion Hoop Dancer, tomahawk throwing, and food, music, dancing and artisans. Jessica Diemer-Eaton, renown for her expertise on Woodland Indian history and culture, will highlight the Powwow with her critically acclaimed, “School of the Native.”  Historic life-ways of 12 northeast tribal cultures. Eaton will demonstrate the tradition of hominy making, drying squash, hot stone boiling, iron kettle cooking, and use of other tools for hunting, living and celebrating. She will also speak about Native technologies, food gathering strategies and gender roles. Children can crush corn into meal using a wooden mortar and pestle, learn lacrosse and double ball rackets. In addition, they can learn animals by their fur and explore the mat and bark covered camp structure.  North American Iroquois Veterans Association Color Guard. Traditional drum battles offering more than $9,000 in prize money.  More than 40 traders, artisans and crafters. The Great Mohican Indian Powwow will be hosted by Mohican Reservation Campgrounds located at 23270 Wally Road South in Loudonville, Ohio 44842. Show dates are July 9 – 11, 2010 and again September 17 – 19, 2010. Admission is $8/adult, $14 for a 2-day pass, $21 for a three day pass. Kids’ admission, ages 6-12, is $4/child, $6 for a 2-day pass, $9 for a three day pass. Special discounts are available to colleges, groups, scouts, teachers, seniors and veterans.

Christopher J. Snively / Earl Gant

1-800-766-CAMP (2267)

Frank R. Satullo at 513-207-6690  


May 29 - 31, 2010
Selma Walker Memorial Powwow
Franklin Co. Fairgrounds, Hilliard, Ohio

Traditional Powwow. 2 step team dance,& hand drum contest. Grand entry at 1 p.m. MC - Jerry Dearly, Sr., AD-Ken Irwin, Sr. Host Drum - Whitehawk. Powwow feeds participants. Breakfast-Sun & Mon. Supper-Sat, Sun, Mon. Motels nearby. Camping at fairgrounds-$20/weekend per unit inc. showers & electric

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

May 29 - 30, 2010
Native Woodland Gathering
Hall-Fawcett Park, Zanesfield, OH 43360

Now part of the 30th Annual Logan Hills Festival.  Martin Tall Horse Arena Director
Friendly Voices Drum.  Frenchy "Laughing Bear"  MC.  Standing Bear Head Veteran.  Grand Entry times to be announced.  Free Admission! Rendezvous Encampment.  Outdoor Drama.  Limited vender space available.  See Website for more details

Samantha Holland   937-592-2412
4595 CR 153, Zanesfield, OH 43360


June 5 - 6, 2010
Rocky Fork Recreation's 11th Annual Traditional Powwow
Rocky Fork Recreation,
Kimbolton, OH
Two days of feeling the energy and excitement of Native Americans. Drumming, dancing, demonstrations, vendors, traditional food and much more. Grand entry begins at 1pm Saturday and Sunday.

Sandy Dinkins  740-498-4614
74978 Rocky Fork Road, Kimbolton, OH  43749


June 18 - 20, 2010
Honoring our Ancestors 6th Annual Powwow
Ashtabula Antique Engine Club Grounds, 4029 Rt. 322 Williamsfield, OH

Traditional. All drums and dancers are welcome. Grand Entry 12noon each day. Admission $5 Adults, children under 12 and Seniors $3. Family discounts available. Bring a lawn Chair or blanket spend the day or weekend. Learn about Native Americans and have a great time. Food vendors, Native style crafts, story telling, flute playing, drumming, dancing and an Auction to support our children's fund and our land fund.

Sandi Red Wolf  440-789-2016
325 W 48th #908, Ashtabula, Ohio  44004

July 3 - 4, 2010
Honoring those who walked the woodlands before us
Woodsfield, Ohio

Non-competition Powwow. Presented by Monroe Arts Council & Team Monroe. Host Drum-Red Circle, co-host Red Shield. MC-Brian Darst, Head Veteran-Ironhand, Head Man Dancer-Shawn Reilly, Head Lady Dancer-Kat Koenig.  All Dancers welcome, free registration Saturday night feed. Free primitive camping (water & showers available), full site available for a fee. Saturday fireworks and a Trade Blanket. Vendors by invitation only.

Grey Wolf   740-934-9557

Tom Scott  740-213-0455
P.O.Box 586, Woodsfield, Ohio  43793


July 3 - 4, 2010
Inaugural Independence Day Powwow
Woodsfield, Ohio - Monroe County Fairgrounds

Honoring Those Who Walked the Woodlands Before Us. MC Brian Darst, Head Veteran Ironhand, Head Man Shawn Reilly, Head Lady Kat Koenig, Host Drum Red Circle, Co-host Drum Red Shield. All Dancers Welcome, please register for free Saturday Night feed. Free primitive camping( water and showers available). Full site camping available for a fee. Gates open 10 AM both days, Sat.Eve informal dancing and fireworks, Admission $3.00,under 10 free. Vendors by invitation only, contact Grey Wolf (740-934-9557).

Tom Scott  740-213--0455
P.O.Box 586, Woodsfield, Ohio  43793

July 16 - 18, 2010
Healing Mother Earth 3rd Annual Powwow
Lake Village Campground, 6684 Leon Rd., Andover, Ohio 44003

Traditional. Admission Adults $5,children under 12 and Seniors $3. Family discounts. Drumming and dancing, storytelling, flute playing, Native style crafts, food vendors, Auction to support our children's and land funds. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Spend all day or all weekend.

Sandi Red Wolf  440-789-2016
325 W 48th #908, Ashtabula, Ohio  44004


July 30 - August 1, 2010

10th Annual Woodlands of Nations Powwow

7681 US 42, Lexington, KY

Intertribal--no contest dancing. Head Male Dancer- Perry Gabbard, Head Women Dancer- Kelly Keaton, Host Drum- Friendly Voices and MC- Jack many Colors. Admission fee- $3.00 Friday - 4pm-9pm. Saturday-10am-10pm bond fire and Sunday- 10am-5pm Grand Entry 12 noon. Located 5 mile south of Lexington-12mile north of Chesterville-10 miles east of Mt Gilead.

419-545-5643- or-419-362-2936


September 4 - 6, 2010
28th Annual Labor day Weekend Powwow
Franklin Co. Fairgrounds Hilliard, Ohio

Grand Entry at 1pm. Traditional Powwow.Team Dance, 2 step and hand drum contest.Powwow feeds participants Supper Sat-Mon and Breakfast-Sun and Mon

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


September 11 - 12, 2010
Aurora's 11th Annual Powwow
Leighton School 121 Aurora-Hudson RD, Aurora, OH  44202

MC-Hank Houghtaling; Head Female Dancer-Pam Page; Head Male Dancer-Phil Page; Head Veteran Dancer-Bill Kennedy; Host Drum-Muddy Creek; Arena Director-TBA.

Kulture Kids  216-371-2867
2163 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH  44118



February 7, 2010
Iowa Powwow
Bah-Kho-Je Chena Powwow Grounds, Perkins, OK

1pm Gourd Dance; 5pm Supper; 6pm Resume Gourd Dance. Head Staff: MC: Francis Sweetwater; Head Singer: J Paul Wilson; Head Gourd dancer: Harley Buffalohead; Head Lady: Dawn Buffalohead. AD: Garry Gover & Bear Murray.  Schedule: Friday: Lower Flag @ 5pm; Registration Opens @6pm; Gourd Dance @6:30 pm; Grand Entry @ 7:30 pm.  Saturday: Gourd Dance @ 2pm; Lower Flag @5pm; Supper Break @ 5:30 pm;  Registration Opens @ 6pm; Gourd Dance @ 6:30 pm. Sunday: Gourd Dance @ 2pm; Lower Flag/Supper @ 5pm; Gourd Dance @ 6pm; Grand Entry @ 7pm.Fun and games for all.

Ashlee Jacobsen at  405-547-2948
HWY 177 and E0750 Rd., Perkins, OK  74059


February 6, 2010
Dream Catcher's Powwow
Hardy Murphy Coliseum,  Ardmore, OK

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Gourd Dancing; 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Supper Break
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Gourd Dancing; 7:00 p.m. - Grand Entry; 7:30 p.m. - Dream Catcher’s Royalty Crowning; 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Inter-tribal, Contests

Deana 580 226 7680
600 Lake Murray Dr S, Ardmore, OK  73401

March 6, 2010
Western Heights Indian Education Powwow
Western Heights Public School, Oklahoma City, OK

5:00 p.m. - Registration; 5:00 p.m. - Supper; 6:00 p.m. - Gourd Dancing; 7:00 p.m. - Grand Entry (No Specials after Grand Entry)

Cathie Praker 405 350 3428
8401 SW 44th St, Oklahoma City, OK  73179


March 20, 2010

2010 Honor Dance

Cleveland County Fairgrounds, Norman, OK

Miss Indian Okla. City - Bri Chavez - Kiowa; Jr. Miss Indian Okla. City - Aysia Kemble - Ponca; Little Miss Indian Okla. City - Gabriella Padilla - Chickasaw.

Gourd Dancing - 1:30 p.m. ; Supper 5:00 p.m.; Grand Entry - 7:00 p.m. M.C.

Wallace Coffey - Comanche; Head Man Dancer - Willie Beard - Pawnee; Head Lady - Randi Sunray - Kiowa/Ponca; Head Gourd Dancer - Bruce Caesar - Kiowa

Head Singer - John Kemble - Ponca; Northern Drum - Tall Grass; Area Director - Randy Frazier - Prairie Band Potawatomi. Contests:  Men's Straight - 300-200-100; Men's Traditional - 300-200-100; Ladies Cloth - 200-100-75; Women's Fancy Shawl - 125-100-75; Jr. Girls Jingle & Fancy 6-13 yrs. - 100-75-50 Tiny Tots

Raffles and A & C  booths. Free and open to the public.

Kayrene Chavez for the booths 405-205-7770 
Shirley Wapskineh


March 27, 2010
Otoe Eloska Spring Tail Dance
Otoe Cultural Building, Red Rock, OK

Food & Merchandise Vendors will be on hand. There will be no contest.
1 PM - 6:30 PM.

Bernadette Huber 405 240 2600
8151 Highway 177, Red Rock, OK  74651

April 2, 2010
Kiowa Tribe Indian Child Welfare Powwow
Red Buffalo Hall,  Carnegie, OK

Contests are for boys and girls 5&under, 1st-3rd grade, 4th-6th grades, 7th-9th grades and 10th-12th grades. Supper served at 5:00pm. Guest speaker on Child Abuse and Neglect from 5:30-6:00pm Gourd Dance from 6:00-7:30pm Grand entry at 7:30pm Contests and social dancing 7:30-11:30pm.

Summer 580 654 2349
100 Kiowa Way, Carnegie, Carnegie  OK  73015

April 3, 2010
A. I. L. C. Spring Powwow
McCurtain County Sports Complex, Broken Bow, OK

11:00 am Stickball Game. 1:00 pm Gourd Dancing. 5:30 pm is Supper break. 6:30 pm Grand Entry. All stickball players are welcome. Arts and crafts spaces available. All dancers must register and be in grand entry to compete.

Monica Billy 580 584 3365  580-236-1305
James Butler Drive, Broken Bow, OK  74728

April 17, 2010
Native American Ministries Celebration Dance and Powwow
Asbury United Methodist Church, Tulsa, OK

Admission is $2.00. Please help the Native American Warrior Society by donating care supplies:   Baby Wipes, Hand Lotion, Tooth Brushes, Mouthwash, Dental Floss, Roll-on Stick Deodorant.
Rose McHenry 918 510 2921
6767 S. Mingo Road. Tulsa, Oklahoma 74101


May 1, 2010
Bixby IHC 7th Annual Powwow
601 S. Riverview, Bixby OK  74008

Gourd Dancing 2:30; Supper 5:00pm; Grand Entry 6:30. All Dancers Welcome!
Contests!  Arts and Crafts Booths Available.

Tina Francis  918-366-2335
601 S. Riverview, Bixby, OK 74008

May 2, 2010
United Aerospace Workers American Indian Intertribal Society
24th Annual All Nations Indian Youth Contest Powwow

Tina Francis: 918-760-3039
1414 N. Memorial, Tulsa  OK  74011

May 7 to May 8
Comanche Little Ponies 42nd Annual Powwow
Comanche Complex, 6 mi N of Lawton Ok

Contests Tots, Jr Boys, Jr Girls, Adult Women, Adult Men, Special Men's Old Style Traditional, Special Chicken Dance. all contestants must register before Grand Entry Saturday 7:00 PM, registration closes at Grand Entry. No specials after 7:00 PM except for head staff.  Lots of vendor space/electrical hookups-outdoors. $40 2days. Covered arbor all the way around grounds. Vendors contact Margaret Tonemah (405) 574-6846

Lowell Nibbs  (580) 583-5279
2210 Jefferson, Lawton, OK  73501


May 31, 2010
Otoe Missouria Benefit Powwow
Otoe Missouria Cultural Building, Red Rock, OK

Gourd Dance - 2:00 p.m.; Supper - 5:30 p.m.; Gourd Dance - 6:30 p.m. No Contests.  Security will be provided.  Food & merchandise vendors will be on hand.

Earl or Diana 405 598 0636
Otoe Complex Highway 177, Red Rock, OK  74651

June 18 - 20, 2010
Red Earth Powwow
Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK

Grand entry at 12 noon and 7 PM on Friday and Saturday. And at 1 PM on Sunday. A grand parade, unlike any other parade in the world, opens the Red Earth Festival on Friday morning.  The streets of downtown Oklahoma City will vibrate in Native American tribal spirit as representatives of more than 100 tribes, in full tribal regalia, make the Red Earth Parade one of America’s most unique.

Erin Merryweather 405 427 5228
Red Earth Inc. 6 Santa Fe Plaza, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

June 25 - 27, 2010
Iowa Tribal Powwow
Bah-Kho-Je Chena Powwow Grounds, Perkins, OK

MC: Oliver Littlecook; Head War Dance Singer: Steven Littlecook; Head Gourd Dance Singer: Leonard Cozad Jr.; Head Man Dancer: Garland Kent Jr.; Head Lady Dancer: Joyce Miller; Head Gourd Dancer: Nolan Grant; Arena Directors: Randy Moore and Pat Moore.  Water Boys: Trevor Kent and Bear Murray. Contest In All Categories. Schedule: Friday:
Lower Flag @ 5pm; Registration Opens @6pm; Gourd Dance @6:30 pm; Grand Entry @ 7:30 pm.  Saturday: Gourd Dance @ 2pm; Lower Flag @5pm; Supper Break @ 5:30 pm;  Registration Opens @ 6pm; Gourd Dance @ 6:30 pm. Sunday: Gourd Dance @ 2pm; Lower Flag/Supper @ 5pm; Gourd Dance @ 6pm; Grand Entry @ 7pm. Security will be provided and Food & Merchandise Vendors will be on hand.

Ashlee Jacobsen at  405-547-2948
HWY 177 and E0750 Rd., Perkins, OK  74059


June 25 - 27, 2010

Sing to the Mountains Powwow

Camp Y'Shua, Meers, OK  (30 min. north of Lawton, OK)

To honor our Creator from our heritage as First Nations People. All nations welcome! Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am Sunrise ceremony, followed by free time until 1pm 1pm to 6pm Drums and Dancers 7pm to 11pm Live Bands Drums Include: Broken Walls (Canada), Jimmy Reader All Nations Drum (Oklahoma), Gray Bear Drum (Washington), Sacred Thunder (Florida). Bands include: Michael Jacobs, Cheryl Bear, Rain song, Broken Walls, Jerry Chapman (Drum Speaker to the Nations). There will be vendors featuring First Nations arts and crafts from across North America. To reserve a vendor space ($20.00 fee for 10x10 plus $30 per person in booth) for the weekend, call Camp Y'Shua at 580-429- 8700. (Please note: no tables or electricity will be provided - lighting is provided at the camp. Vendor sites are not considered overnight camping sites but camping is available.) Jonathan Maracle.  613-396-1954.


July 3 - 4, 2010
6th Annual Fort Marion Powwow
Concho Powwow Grounds, Concho, OK

Cheyanne & Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.
Fort Marion P.O.W.Descendants.  Flags To Be Flown.  Sat-Chief Killer, Sun.-Big Horse.  *Gourd Dancing ( 5pm). Head Staff - Master of Ceremonies: Burl Buffalomeat/ Ray Kingfisher; Arena Director's: Patrick Leflore & Frank Campbell; Head Singer: Julius Sheridan; Head Man Dancer: Willie Beard; Head Lady Dancer: Ida Hoffman; Head Little Boy: Flair Popestaike; Head Little Girl: Dayle BirdsHead
Honored Veteran: Max Watan, Jr.; Honored Veteran Group - Combat Veteran's Motorcycle Assoc.-Texas Chapter 23.1-River Rats; Honored Guest: Ruby BushyHead; Honored Color Guard: V.A. Warriors Group.  Contest In All Categories:  Grand Entry Nightly- 7:00 PM.  Must make all grand entries. Special Men's Traditional Contest-Sponsored by-Rena YoungBear (Winner Take All); Contest Coordinator: Stewart Candy. Drum Contest. Must Set-Up Both Nights. Vendor Space Available.

James Blackbear Jr   405-884-2740
7 Miles North of El Reno on Highway 81
Concho, OK  73036

July 10,  2010
One Nation Youth Powwow
Comanche County Fairgrounds, Lawton, OK

Host Drum: Wild Band of Comanches & Thunder Hill. This is a Empowerment Youth Honor Powwow.  7:30 is Grand Entry.

Margaret Morgan at 405 826 8119
920 South Sheridan Road, Lawton, OK 73505

July 15 - 18, 2010
Otoe Missouria  Powwow
Otoe-Missouria Cultural Center  Red Rock ,OK

Gourd dancing starts at 2:00 pm. All categories except Tiny Tots must make two Grand Entries!

Diana 405 598 0636
8151 Highway 177, Red Rock, OK  74651


August 13 - 15, 2010
IICOT Powwow
Claremore Expo Center,  Claremore, OK

All inside and air conditioned.  Please bring your own chairs.  Don't miss this Powwow of champions!

Margaret  918 838 8276
400 Veteran's Parkway, Claremore, OK  74017


September 2 - 6, 2010
Choctaw Labor Day Powwow and Festival
Choctaw Nation Capitol Grounds, Tuskahoma, OK

The Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival invites everyone to come out and enjoy tribal heritage activities, an intertribal powwow, Choctaw cultural exhibitions, stickball games, arts & crafts, free concerts and carnival rides, buffalo tours, princess pageant, and more.  Bring your own chairs.

Lana Sleeper     580 924-8280
Choctaw Nation Capital Grounds, Tuskahoma,  OK  74574

September 3 - 5, 2010
Ottawa Tribal Powwow and Celebration
Adawe Park, Miami, OK

All free - Public welcome

Ottawa Tribe   918-540-1536
11400 S. 613 Rd., Miami, OK 74355


September 3 - 5, 2010
Cherokee National Holiday Powwow
Cherokee Nation Complex and Cultural Grounds, Tahlequah, OK

Thousands of Cherokees and visitors from across the United States and abroad will make the pilgrimage to the historic Cherokee Nation capital in Tahlequah this September to renew friendships and celebrate the Cherokee spirit. There will be a parade, storytelling, Inter-tribal Powwow and more!

Cherokee Nation 918 453 5536
P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK  74465


September 10 - 19, 2010
Seminole Nation Days Powwow
Mekusukey Mission, Seminole, OK

Free concerts, carnivals, and cultural events throughout the week and are open to the public. Other events include an art contest, fishing derby, banquet, princess pageant, cultural events, parade, and sports competitions. A free traditional dinner is also provided for a sample of the traditional foods of the Seminoles. So join us in celebrating the culture, community involvement, and determination of the Seminole people.

Seminole Nation 405 257 7200
Seminole NationTribal Complex, East  HWY Juct 270 & 56, Wewoka
OK  74884


October 30, 2010
Bacone College Fall Powwow
Muskogee Civic Center, Muskogee, OK

7:00 p.m. - Grand Entry including intertribals & contests. Clown Contest: (Sponsored by Native American Students of Promise) Special Fancy Dance Contest: "WINNER TAKE All" (Sponsored by Cortney Yarholar).

Kyle Taylor 918 360 1085
425 Boston Ave., Muskogee, OK  74401 
918 360-1085


December 11, 2010
Cherokee Gourd Society Christmas Powwow
Tahlequah Community BuildingTahlequah, OK

All Drums, Singers, Royalties and Public Invited. Not responsible for any accidents, injuries, theft, babysitting or divorces No Drugs, Alcohol or Firearms allowed in Premises; will be enforced.

Tina Stroud 918 431 9920
908 South College Avenue, Tahlequah, OK   74464


December 11, 2010 (see Flyer above)
Comanche Homecoming Benefit Powwow
Comanche Nation Complex, Lawton, OK

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Gourd Dancing
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Dinner Break
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - Intertribal Dancing and Contests

Leonard Eschiti at  580 351 8451
584 N.W. Bingo Road, Lawton, OK  73507

December 26, 2010
Gives Waters Service Club Christmas Powwow
Ponca Tribal Cultural Center, White Eagle, OK

From 2PM - 10PM. Head Man Dancer: Arthur Blueback; Head Lady Dancer: Oney Roubedeaux; Head Singer: Little Bear Littlecook; M.C.: Edwin Littlecook; Cooks: Skylar Blueback Family; Water Boy: C.J. Williams; Ponca Princess: Ryan Gomez; Gives Waters Princess: Bobbi Jo Simpson

Darlene 580 304 4935
131 White Eagle Dr., Ponca City, OK  74601
(580) 304-4935




May 14 - 15, 2010
Neerchikikoo Powwow
NAYA Family Center

Portland, Ore.— The Native American Youth and Family Center will hold its first ever Neerchokikoo Powwow on May 14–15, 2010. The purpose of this powwow is to celebrate the purchase of the new NAYA Family Center’s building and grounds from Portland Public Schools, once known as the old Whitaker Middle School. The property is historically intertwined with the Native community and was once called Neerchokikoo, a Chinook fishing village site located on the property. NAYA Family Center sees the property as a place that incorporates the history and honors the significance of reclaiming tribal lands.  The site on which NAYA now stands was a thriving village for the Multnomah Chinook people well into the 20th century. It had more than 126 dwellings and a year-round encampment. In June of 2006, NAYA Family Center moved to this site; NAYA staff officially asked the Chinook community for permission to make their new home on Chinook homeland. The process to purchase the property included a major investment from the Northwest Area Foundation to complete renovations and provide for the down payment before the purchase could be final.

Cori Matthew   503-288-8177
5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR  97218


June 5, 2010 (Only)
Beaverton High School's 6th Annual Powwow
Beaverton High School' Football Stadium, Beaverton, OR

1st Grand Entry at 1:00, with Dinner Break at 5:30. 2nd Grand Entry at 7:00 with Grand Exit at 10-10:30. Vendor space available - $40 for a 10'x10' and $60 for a double space. Vendors begin checking in 9:a.m.  Host Drum is "Little River". Arnold LittleHead is M.C. Ed Goodell will be the Whipman/Arena Director. NIVA will be the Color Guard.

Otto Abahazy  503 591-5961
13000 SW. Second Street, Beaverton, OR  97005

July 9 - 11, 2010
Grand Ronde Veteran's Powwow
Uyxat Powwow Grounds, Grand Ronde, Oregon
Gourd dancing Sat. & Sun. 11am. Grand entries 1pm & 7pm Sat. 1pm on Sun.

All veterans, dancers, & public welcome! Arts & crafts, & food vendors welcome

Free parking/ camping available! drugs, or alcohol permitted no pets permitted in the arena

Chris Tinney  503-883-3610
PO Box 38, Grand Ronde, OR 97347


July 29 - August 1, 2010
Living Waters Family Camp & Powwow
Aldersgate Conference Center , Turner (Salem), OR

The family camp is for all ages and was a huge success last year. Limited full and partial scholarships are again available this year on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please register early. All takes place in Turner (also know as Salem), OR.

Gary  360 546 1867
Wiconi International PO Box 5246, Vancouver, WA 98668


September 25, 2010
Chemawa's Back to School Powwow
Salem, Oregon

Grand Entries at 1:00 and 7:00. Traditional Powwow

Karen   503-399-5721x225
3700 Chemawa Rd NE, Salem,  OR  97305


November 6 - 7, 2010

Honoring all Veterans Powwow

Klamath County Fairgrounds. So. 6th Street. Klamath Falls, OR

Free to public. Vendors $30.00 a table space a day. money goes towards drums. Native American crafts only. No Food Vendors. Out going Queen Special 15 and up womens all around 1st. $500.00 2nd. $300.00 3rd. $200.00 Days Inn Motel has special rates..  

Mex Weiser.  541-891-9249.




March 10 - 13, 2010
Lawilowan American Indian Festival
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

This is a one day, indoor,traditional powwow. For the past 2 years we have been located at the Carlisle Expo Center, and have quickly outgrown that venue. We've now moved to the Shippensburg Univ. Student Recreation Center for our March 13, 2010 event.  We are a non-profit corp., and all proceeds are donated to the Amer. Diabetes Assoc. Dignitaries will be announced in October, 2009. 20 Native vendors with arts, crafts, jewelry, pottery, etc. Lodging close by. 300+ dancers representin over 50 Native nations attended this part March. Please check us out at We also now put on the Muddy Run Powwow in Sept. which was a huge success! Admission to Lawilowan is $5 per person. Children under 10 and elders 65 and over have free admission. Open to public 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Grand Entry at Noon. All vendors and drummers are by invitation Only.  Ample free parking. Come join us in our celebration! 

Noni Many Hawks Nickerson
82 Clugston Road, Newville, Pennsylvania, 17241


April 10 - 11, 2010

New Faces of an Ancient People

Mt. Nittany Middle School, 656 Brandywine Drive., State College, PA 

7th Annual Traditional Powwow

Free admission!  Hrs: Sat 11-9pm Sun 11am-6pm   More info :em:

John Sanchez 814-863-7994


April 24 - 25, 2010  10am-5pm
4th Annual Swatara Creek Powwow (Unity)
Historic Ferry Grounds, Middletown, PA

Host Drum: Iroquois Thunderheart; MC: Maqwa; Guest Drums: Eagle Thunder and SpiritWolf.  Plus a Surprise Drum From Texas.  Vendors and Foods Event $5  - $3 for seniors. Children under 12 free. Drums and dancers welcome. Grand Entry 12:00 Noon.

Paul Bear  717 215-3079
5 South Union Street, Middletown, PA  17057


May 01 - 02, 2010

Buffalo Bill's Powwow

Tunkhannock. Lazybrook Park. Wyoming County

3 mi. E of Tunkhannock on Rte.6. Gates open Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission $5.00 children 8 and under free. Open to the public.

Bill (315) 396-7615


May 14 - 16, 2010
3rd Annual Ontelaunee Park Intertribal Powwow
New Tripoli, PA

Friday will be a free education day (no dancing).  Native American dancing, drumming, food, arts, music, culture and community. Open to the public (bring your own seating).  MC; Jack Manycolors, Host Drum; New Generation Singers, Second Drum; Eagle Thunder, Guest drums; Northern Coup and Itchy Dog Singers, Fire Keeper; Ernie Strongbear, Head Veteran; Bill Harrison. Head dancers, Elk Spirit Bass and Diane Hummingbird Woman Larkin. Musical Performances by; Spirit Wing and Sovryn. All Drums welcome. 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. All are welcome. Please bring a favorite food to share. Directions; For Mapquest or Google the park itself is not listed just enter New Tripoli Pa, 18066 and you will find it.  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 signs.

Mark Onehawk   484-941-1317
Rt. 143, New Tripoli, PA  18066
Vendors call Dave Stonewolf  717-944-7557 


May 22 - 23, 2010

De-Un-Da-Ga  Powwow

Custalogia Town Scout Reservation off  old US 322. Carlton, PA  

Sat & Sun 11am-8pm. Lots of dancers and crafters. 

Gary Davis for info: 814-941-6665


May 29 - 31, 2010
17th Cherokee Festival
Temple University. Ambler, PA
Grounds open 10:00 AM -Admission adults $8.00. Seniors $7.00 Children $3.00
Host Drum - Black Horse Butte. Co-Host Drum White Buffalo Singers. Children's Tent, Native Foods. Grand Entry 12 Noon

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


May 29 - 31, 2010

Trout Run Powwow

Trout Run. Trout Run Park

Doves Angels / John Stronghorse.  570-546-0712



June 5 - 6, 2010

10th Annual Hunlock Creek Powwow and Gathering of all Peoples

Hunlock Creek, PA

Gates open at 10am Grand entry at 12:30 Adults 4.00 Children 2.00 handicapped free open to the public.  

Russ and Rhoda.  (570) 759-3711  

June 12 - 13, 2010
Back To The River 5th Annual Powwow
Riverside Campground, Montgomery, PA

Host Drum: Eagle Thunder; MC: Makwa; Head Female Dancers: Falling Leaves; Head Male Dancer: Crow; Special Aztec Fire Dancers; Grand Entry: Saturday, 12 noon and 7 p.m.. Free Camping for Vendors and Dancers.

Makwa and Many Wolves Woman  717-567-3588
1075 Keystone Way, Newport, PA  17074

June 12 - 13, 2010

PNAIA Native American Powwow

CCFD 8-7. 265 S. 10th Street, Columbia, PA

Native American arts, crafts, dancing, flute playing, Food, living history village and more! Times: 10am till 7pm. Grand entry at 12noon. Admission by donations. Drums: White Buffalo Singers, Turtle Creek Singers, Iroquois Thunder Heart.  

Frank LittleBear  717-858-6911


June 27 - 28, 2010
6th Annual VSA - Thunderheart Festival
Mifflinburg, PA

Family Fun and educational times for all. Native music, Dancing, Food, and
activities from 10 am till 6pm both days weather permitting

Marty Sheeler   717-632-8817  or 717-435-33488
1343 Pine Dr, Hanover, PA  17331

July 3 - 4, 2010

Hobby Horse Ranch Native American Festival

428 Hartz Rd, Fleetwood, PA   

Lots of quality jewelry & crafts. Spirit Wing Band performance! Sat, & Sun 10am-6pm. Route 222N to 12E. Left on 73W(1mi). Right on Hartz Rd. Jim  610-944-5797



July 10 - 11, 2010

2nd Annual Sunsational Campground

Millmont, PA

Host Drum: Eagle Thunder; MC: Makwa; Special Aztec Fire Dancers; Grand Entry: Saturday, 12 noon and 7 p.m.. Free Camping for Vendors and Dancers.

Makwa and Many Wolves Woman  717-567-3588
1075 Keystone Way, Newport, PA  17074

July 17 - 18, 2010

13th Annual Native American Powwow

DelGrosso’s Amusement Park off Rt 99 on Rt 220    Tipton, PA

Bellwood exit. Or take PA tpike I76 west to I99, exit 146(Bedford). Take  I99N to exit 44(Bellwood). Turn left off ramp, then right onto business RT.220. Go 2.5 miles to amusement park.  Competition dancing, 100+ champion dancers! GREAT Powwow! Free parking & admission to amusement park and powwow! Great Native crafts & jewelry.    

Ezra Fields 918-762-3134

Del Grosso’s Amusement Park at 814-684-3538


July 24 - 25, 2010

Lenape Village Powwow

Core Creek Park -901 E. Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne, PA 19047

Sat: 10am-7pm; Sun: 10am-6pm Adm. $6. adults, kids: $3.  

215-357-4005   or   215-369-0581


August 7 - 8, 2010
Bull Run All Nations Powwow
Riverfront Park, Loyalsock  PA

7th Annual Host drum Iroquois Thunder Heart Aztec Fire Dancers and much more

Dave Gubber  (570) 777-2602
931 Third Street, Jersey Shore, PA  17740

August 14 - 14, 2010

4th Annual South Valley Powwow and Gathering of all Peoples

Chamber of Commerce and New Port Township Fire Co., Nanticoke, PA

Open to the public Gates open at 10am grand entry 12:30 Native American Drumming, Singing, Food and crafts..  

Russ and Rhoda.  (570) 759-3711


August 15 - 16, 2010

Roasting Ears of Corn Native American Festival

Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Rd. Allentown, PA    

10:30am-6pm. Traditional.

610-797-2121 Pat Rivera


August 21 - 22, 2010

12th annual Thunder Mountain Lenape' Festival 

236 Skyline Drive, Saltsburg, PA

10-6 Grand Entry at noon. Native American drumming, dancing, crafts, food, programs and tomahawk throwing tournament.  Admission, $3 adults, chilren under 14 free.

Pat Selinger  724-639-3488
236 Skyline Drive, Saltsburg, PA 15681


August 28 - 29, 2010
2nd Annual Adamstown Rod and Gun Club Powwow
Adamstown, PA

Host Drum: Eagle Thunder; Guest Drum: Iroquois Thunder Heart; MC: Makwa; Head Dancers:  Wisteria and Walking Bear; Special Aztec Fire Dancers; Grand Entry: Saturday, 12 noon Saturday and Sunday. Free Camping for Vendors and Dancers.

Makwa and Many Wolves Woman  717-567-3588
1075 Keystone Way, Newport, PA  17074

September 3 - 6, 2010

Two Moons 11th Annual Traditional Powwow

Shartlesville School, 4th St. off Shartlesville Rd. & Rt 78., Shartlesville, PA

Lots of dancers & vendors. Fri, Sat, Sun, & Mon. 11am-6pm. This is a fun powwow for the public. Cisco & Amy  609-903-1777


September 04 - 06, 2010

14th Annual Kipona City Island Powwow

City Island - behind stadium, Harrisburg, PA

Sponsored by Sunrise Promotions & City of Harrisburg. No contest powwow. Admission Fee: Free admission. MC: Paco Hawk that Walks. AD: Straywolf. VD: Alton Hakes. Host Northern Drum: Old Bridge Singers. Invited drums: Mother Earth's Daughters Drum Group. Entertainment: Aztec Fire Dancers, Jan Seiden Flutist, tomahawk throwing contest, primitive encampment, tipis & fireworks. Booths and fees: List Total Number of Vendors no more than 35 and 1-2 Food Booths and Booth Fees. Directions: From Second Street( one way street) in Harrisburg, turn left onto Market Street once on bridge take exit on right onto City Island. Parking fee applies. Participants will be reimbursed follow signs to event. General contact name: Michelle Fry 717-589-7744 


September 18 - 19, 2010

Muddy Run Powwow
Muddy Run Recreational Park, Holtwood, PA

All proceeds benefit American Diabetes Association.  Drums and Vendors by Invitation Only.  Host Drum:  White Buffalo; Guest Drums: Southern Heart, Morningstar Singers; Head Lady Dancer:  Sheena; Head Man Dancer:  Danny Yellow Eagle Reese; Emcee:  David White Buffalo; Arena Director:  Ernie Strongbear.  American Indian drumming, dancing, arts, crafts and foods.  30 vendors. Open to Public: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday; 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday. Grand Entry - Noon both days.  Open dancing around fire on Saturday Night Only.  Admission: $5.00 per person - Children 7 and under, and elders 65+, free admission.  Lots of lodging close by in Lancaster, PA and surrounding area. We are south of Lancaster.

Noni Many Hawks Nickerson   717-776-1075

Lawilowan A.I.F., Inc.

Clugston Road, Newville, Pennsylvania, 17241


October 9 - 10, 2010
23rd Annual Logstown American Indian Gathering
Community College of Beaver County, Monaca, PA
Head Man: Andy Forsythe; Head Lady: Bernadette Scott; Head Veteran: Frank "Little Beaver" Mayo; Host Drum: Red Bird; Guest Host Drum: Thunder Nation; MC: Hank Houghtaling

John Goberish  724-480-3450 x215
1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA  15061

October 9 - 10, 2010
PNAIA Native American Powwow
Behind Jim Mack's Ice Cream 5745 Lincoln Hwy. York, PA 17406

Native American Arts, Crafts, Dancing, Flute Playing, Food, History Village and More! 11:00am-6:00pm with Grand Entry @ 12noon both days. Drums: Turtle Creek Singers, Wedubtung Singers, Iroquois Thunder Heart and more!  Camping available on grounds. A few vending spot available. Admission by donation.

Frank LittleBear  717-858-6911
1718 Winters Road, Windsor, PA  17366

October 9 - 10, 2010
23rd Annual Native American Gathering
Athletic Center Comm. College of Beaver County, Monaca, PA

M.C. for the event will be Hank Houghtaling of Mercer, PA; Head Male Dancer: Andrew Forsythe, Montogmery, PA; Head Lady Dancer: Bernadette Scott, Cattaraugus Reservation, NY; Head Veteran Dancer: Frank "Little Beaver" Mayo, Corscia, PA; Whipmen: Jeremy Keeler, Sulphur Springs TX; Dave Wanner, Mercer, PA; Host Drum: Red Bird; Head Singer: Kurt Baltzer. All Drums are Welcome.  Guest Host Drum: Thunder Nation.  Special Attractions During the Event Include: Youth Scott Program; Live Demonstrations; Craft Contest  (Sunday Morning); George M. Tew Memorial "Peoples Choice" Award
Traders (by invitation only).  Spectators - $4.00. Children 5 through 12 - $2.00. Children under 5 FREE

Community College of Beaver County

John Goberish 724-480-3450
Jeff Jones 724-462-1738

1 Campus Drive, Monaca, PA  15061

October 2 - 3, 2010
Swift Horse Woman Native American Festival

Rescue Fire Company #1, Mount Aetne, PA
9th Annual Native American Festival featuring storytelling, Native American foods, demonstrations of Native Crafts, Exhibitions of drumming and dance.  No cost. Pet friendly.

Evelyn Lane  717 274-3997

422 Beechwood Avenue, Lebanon, PA 17042


Rhode Island


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

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

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


South Carolina


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

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

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


April 16 - 18, 2010
Spartanburg Powwow
Spartanburg Fairgrounds,575 Fairgrounds Rd. Spartanburg, SC

First Annual educational event. Lots of demonstrations. 20 craft vendors.  Admission $5.00 for Adults, $2.00 for Children. Hours Friday and Saturday 9 to 9 and Sunday 9 to 5. MC Dave Trezak, HM Burke Lemons, HL Brenda Bowlin, AD Rob Watkins, HVet Larry Graham.

Mabel Benjamin    Blue Ridge Int  PW Assn   813-765-3073
114 Oak Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC  28777


April 17 - 18, 2010
Catawba Powwow
Winthrop Coliseum Rock Hill, SC 29730

MC Joe Canty Catawba; Host Drum AWOHALI Cherokee; Head Male Dancer Jim Largo Navajo; Head Female Dancer Karen Oxendine Lumbee; Arena Director Daryel Bird Winnebago Ho Chunk.  Vendor spaces $100.00 for the weekend
Drum Contest. 1st $2000.00; 2nd $1000.00; 3rd $500.00; Dance Contest:  Adults
1st $300.00; 2nd $200.00; 3rd $100.00.  Teens: 1st $150.00; 2nd $100.00; 3rd $75.00.  Juniors: 1st $100.00; 2nd $75.00; 3rd $50.00.  Tiny Tots and Ribbon Ceremony

Ronnie Beck  803-328-2427 ex230 or 803-493-3907
1162 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill,  SC  29730


September 25 , 2010

PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee SC Powwow

3688 Warrior Creek Church Road, Gray Court, SC

Gene Norris 864-683-1421

November 06 -  07, 2010

18th Annual Cultural Arts Festival and Pauwau

Waccamaw Tribal Grounds. 591 Bluewater Road, Aynor, SC

off hwy 501. MC: John Blackfeather.  Susan Hays-Hatcher.  



South Dakota


February 20 - 21, 2010
SDSU 20th Annual Wacipi
Frost Arena, Brookings, SD

This is a contest powwow. Over 1,800 visitors, 300 dancers and 25 native drum groups plan to gather on the SDSU campus for a two-day celebration of culture and tradition at the SDSU powwow.

SDSU  605 688 6129
PO Box 2201, Brookings, SD  57007


June 4 - 6, 2010

15th White Horse Spring Wacipi
White Horse Community, Cheyenne River, South Dakota
605/733-2694 or 605/964-7812


June 18 - 20, 2010
42nd Annual Ring Thunder Traditional Powwow
Ring Thunder Community, Rosebud, SD

Florentine Blue Thunder   402-376-1770
204 N Ray Street, Valentine, Nebraska  69201


July 1 - 3, 2010

Bear Soldier Powwow
McLaughlin, South Dakota


July 25 - 27, 2010

Running Antelope Wacipi
Pow-wow Grounds, Little Eagle, SD




May 15 - 16, 2010
Cumberland Plateau 9th Annual Powwow
Putnam County Fairgrounds,
Cookeville, TN
All Drums and Dancers Welcome! All Active Military, Law Enforcement, Fire fighters and EMT always Free. Thanks for all that you do. MC-Dave "White Wolf"Trazec. Host Drum: Red Road Singers. Guest Drum: Unity Singers; Headman: Dennis Clause; Head Lady: Lisa Brady; Head Veteran: Doc Sebring
Arena Director: Micheal Veal; Honor/Color Guard: UCAN.  Directions: Take I-40 to exit #278, Go north. Take a left on Veterans Drive and go i/4 mile and take right into the fairgrounds. Signs will be posted. Host Motel: Day's Inn  931-528-1511
Hosted by: Indigenous Intertribal Corp. a local non-profit American Indian organization. Friday night: 49er and Sat. night Trade Blanket

Linda Veal or Carol Cash
6398 Sheep Bluff Rd., Cookeville, Tennessee 38506
931-511-4908 or 931-372-0495


July 17 - 18, 2010
First Annual Reelfoot Lake Powwow
Reelfoot Lake Inn, Tiptonville, Tennessee

Traditional No-contest Powwow.  Drums; Red Road Singers and Wire Grass Singers.  Flute Player, Watanka Running Bird. Vendors limited to 20.  Booth fee, $100 for 10 x 20. 
Can camp behind booth.

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


August 21 - 22, 2010  

5th Annual Turtle Island Powwow

USA Baseball Stadium. Millington, TN

Headman: Jason Thigman - Cherokee; Headlady: Kim Bugg - Onieida; Arena Director: Clint Green-Oneida MC: Ken Dixon - Choctaw; Princess: Erin Carter-Oneida Northern Drum: TBD Southern Drum: Shoti Ikbi. Memphis Tia Piah Society Aztec Dancers: Quetzalcoatl. All Drums and Dancers welcome. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the beat of the drums to the songs or our ancestors. Special events for the children. Enjoy Lacie's mouth- watering Frybread. Adults-$3,Children over 6-$2, Elders- $2, Handicapped- Free..  

Hal Colston (901) 876-5344


August 28 - 29, 2010
East TN Overhill Cherokee 7th Native American Inter-Tribal Powwow

Sevierville, TN
Sat. 10am - 5pm Grand Entry @ 11am; Sun. 11am - 5pm Grand Entry @ noon
Native American Drumming, Singing, Dancing (non-competition), Storytelling,  & vendors many demonstrating their crafts ~ Everyone welcome.

4381 Cosby Hwy Cosby, TN 37722
Jack Thundering Buffalo Johnson 
(865) 774-5626
1109 Millican Grove Rd, Sevierville, TN  37876
Facebook @ East Tennessee Overhill Cherokee Descendants

August 29 - 30, 2010

Native American Style Powwow
Hwy 32 , Gatlinburg, TN 37722  Cosby HWY 32 & 321
Marsha Johnson  865-774-5626


September 25 - 26, 2010
9th Annual Mount Juliet Powwow
Charlie Daniels Park, Mt Juliet, TN

Contest Pow Wow: Adults:  $500 - $300 - $200; Drum: $1200 - $500 - $300. MC:  Rob Daugherty; Drum: Red Boyz; Arena Director:  Jimmy Reedy; Judge:  Candy Toehay.  Grand Entries: Saturday - Noon and 6:00pm; Sunday - 1:00pm

Cindy Yahola  615-443-1537
213 Maple Hill Road, Lebanon, TN  37087

October 9 - 10, 2010
Hiawasse River Native American Festival
5842 Highway 30, Benton, TN 37307

Host Drum: Stillwater; Guest Drum: Thunderheart; Red Road Singers; MC: Robert Whitewolf Newman. Camping at the Black Bear Cove. Honor Guard WWS

Coordinator: Vickie Martin 423-253-2669

Salamander Bearwalker  423-333-5594
200 County Road 475, Etowah, TN  37331

October 22 - 24, 2010

Red Clay Powwow

Red Clay State Historic Park. 1140 Red Clay Park, Cleveland, TN 37311. Intertribal Powwow. Dancers-Luck of the Draw money. Visiting Drums-day money. Admission $5.00 parking fee. All vendors welcome. All dancers welcome. Kids day Friday; Saturday grand entry 12pm & 5pm; Sunday grand entry 12pm. Please inquire.  

Tammera Hicks 423 240-7270



October 29 - 31, 2010
11th Annual Buffalo River Powwow
1690 Airport Ridge Road, Linden, Tennessee

Traditional Powwow.  Drum: Red Road Singers. Vendors limited to 17.  Fee is $100 for 10x20 including electric for booth.

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



January 16, 1010
TIHA Winter Powwow
Galloway Hammond Recreation Center,  Burnet, TX 

Tent camping sites and showers available. Gourd Dancing at 6:30PM. Grand Entry at 7:30PM. Head Singer: Gene Logan.

James at  963 653 3116
1601 S Water St, Burnet, TX  78611


January 30, 2010
Alabama-Coushatta Children's Powwow
Multi-Purpose Center,  Livingston, TX

No fees.  Local motels in Livingston & Woodville.

Delbert Johnson 936- 239-0771
571 State Park Road 56, Livingston, TX  77351


March 6, 2010
NASA Powwow
TSTC Waco Student Recreation Center,  Waco, TX

Gourd Dance at noon and 5 p.m. Grand Entry at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Native American Student Association Club Waco intertribal powwow. Drum: Battle Bend
Master of Ceremony: Ray Duncan. Head Man: Phil Stucker; Head Lady: Rita Deersky; Arena Director: Steve Zavala; Head Gourd Dancer: Rene Rodriguez; Entertainment: Tejas Winds. Flute Music: William Linthicum - 4 p.m. Free Admission. 

Leah Williams 254 867 3622
3801 Campus Drive, Waco,  TX  76705


March 13, 2010
Nde Daa Powwow
Lark Library and Community Center, McAllen,TX

Come join us and experience the sounds of the past in our modern world.
We could really use your help with food, donations, etc. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. 
Grand Entry: 1:00 pm AND 6:30 pm.  Head Man Dancer: Randel Soto (Lipan Apache; Head Lady Dancer: Andy Wendling, Lipan Apache; Carlos Gonzalez, Ponca; Host Drum: South Wind; Head Gourd Dancer: Frank Padrone, White Mountain Apache; Master of Ceremonies: Mike Gonzales, Comanche; Arena Director: Emiliano Flores, Lipan Apache. Sponsors: South Texas Indian Dancers Association, McCallen Arts Council, McAllen Grace Brethren Church, Source Publications, Borderfest. Special thanks to Dakota Rodriguez for serving as the 2009 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 Powwow participants:  5:00 PM. Betty Russell 956-205-2344

Robert Soto 956 686 6696
2601 Lark Ave, McAllen, TX  78501

March 27, 2010
Red River Intertribal 3rd Benefit Powwow
Northwest Boys/Girls Club, Maurine Street at North Beverly Drive, Wichita Falls, TX 76305

RRIC Benefit Powwow proceeds will benefit the Arc: a non-profit group aiding individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through services, education, and advocacy.  Vendors: Contact Judy & Don Jensen 940-691-4926
Native American Related Items Only, Set up Fee: Raffle Item & $35.00 for 10 x 10 booth. Bring your lawn/folding chairs! Special Guests:  Bear Claw Singers (Dallas, TX) MC: Wallace Coffey; Head Gourd Dancer: Ben Norberto; Head Man Dancer:   Larry Liles; Head Lady Dancer: Natalie Blackstar; Head Singer: Parker Emhoolah;
Arena Director: Freddie Banderas; Security: Eddie Nahquaddy & Joetta Sommers
Co-Hosts: Comanche War Scouts & Oklahoma Gourd Dance Club. Honor Guard: Tulsa’s IICOT Fancy Dance Honor Guard. 2-5 PM Gourd Dancing 5 PM Supper.  6-7 PM Gourd Dancing 7 PM Grand Entry

Jim Moore  940-782-7747
P.O. Box 703, Wichita Falls, Texas  76307

May 28 - 29, 2010
17th Annual American Indian Council of Laredo Memorial Day Powwow
Laredo Civic Center ballroom 2400 San Bernardo, Laredo, TX

Gourd session, all style men and women dancing and craft. Call Roberto for information.

Roberto C Barrera Powwow Coordinator
605 Merlin
Laredo, Texas  78041

May 30, 2010
Texas Freedom Tribute 1st Annual Powwow
Fair Park Cotton Bowl Promanade  Dallas, TX

1:00 PM  Gourd Dancing; 3:00 PM Supper Break; 4:00 PM Grand Entry followed By Inter-Tribal til 7:00 PM.  Staff:  MC: John Wahnee;   Head Man Dancer: Orlando Sosa; Head Lady Dancer Dorsey Sonvongi; Arena Director: Freddy Banderas; Head Singer; Southern Drum: Robert Tehano; All Drums Welcome!!! All Princesses’ Welcome! All Dancers in Full Dress Regalia Welcome!!!   Will receive day money.  Bring Your Own Chairs. Sponsored by: Tannehill Masonic Lodge No. 52  Dallas, Texas.
Rene Rodriguez 817-879-8341

Paul Griffith   817-231-1818
616 Sierra Blanca Dr, Saginaw, Texas  76179


June 18 - 2010

Native Heart Traditional Pau Wau Medicine Wheel - World Peace and Prayer Day Weekend

14405 Jarratt Road, Atascosa, TX

Honoring Grandmother Nakai Breen.  Hosted by brother John M Burford. A fund raising pau wau to Help Grandmother Nakai Breen to obtain medical care for advanced cancer.  Let’s help an elder whom has helped many world wide. Tentative: Friday June 18, 2010  Setup and Male and Female sweat available. Saturday 10 am MC announcements.  Gourd Dance, Grand Entry, lunch, men and women traditional cloth, women fancy shawl, jingle dress.  Sunday NAC services 10am til 11 then follows as above. Monday June 21 World Peace and Prayer Day Services.  All are welcome. A tithe is accepted from all vendors. Drum group time donation for this good cause.

Donations of sage, cedar, sweet grass, and other healing herbs accepted along with $20 at the gate.  Native American Church Of GhostDancers thanks you.  Property Owner and NAC not responsible for children, accidents, or demise.

Felicitas Vallin  210-396-1933


August 28, 2010  12pm - 5:30 pm
Longhorn American Indian Council Fall Powwow
Recreational Sports Center, UT Austin Campus,

San Jacinto & 20 1/2 Street,  Austin, TX 78712
Parking: Dancer parking available at lot directly southeast of the Rec Sports Center on 20 1/2 Street and Robert Dedman Drive. General Public parking available at the Trinity Garage (corner of 19th/MLK and Trinity) and the Manor Garage (on Robert Dedman Drive northeast and behind the Rec Sports Center). Head Staff: MC - Albert Old Crow; Arena Director - Louis Bear Eagle; Head Man Dancer - Calvin Osife; Head Lady Dancer - Melony Padrone; Head Gourd Dancer -  Frank Padrone; Drum: Eagle Point.  The LAIC Fall Powwow is a non-contest powwow. Organized in 1998, the Longhorn American Indian Council (LAIC) is a student-run agency in the Multicultural Information Center (MIC) and the only American Indian Student Organization on the University of Texas campus. Our purpose is to provide a safe, welcoming space for Indian students and allies to meet new people, exchange ideas, and promote visibility and awareness of indigenous people on campus.

Chris Neighbors  512-232-2958
Multicultural Information Center, 1 University Station A5600, Austin TX  78712


September 3 - 4, 2010

Circle of Life Intertribal Powwow

Bandera TX 


September 12, 2010

American Indians of TX & USPA Indian Market & Powwow

San Antonio TX 


September 17, 2010

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX



September 17, 2010

TIHA Fall Powwow

Burnet TX 



September 17 - 18, 2010

Annual Four Winds Intertribal Social Powwow

Killeen TX 



September 25 - 26 2010
11th Annual Permian Basin Inter-Tribal Powwow
Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University, Odessa, Texas

11th Annual Permian Basin Inter-Tribal Powwow, MC-David Overton, Head Man Dancer Chad Walters, Head Lady Dancer Sandra Luna, Head Gourd Dancer Kenneth begay, Area Director Steve Zavala, Host Northern Drum Eagle Point, Host Southern Drum Otter Trail, $2.00 Requested donation at door and Canned Food donation to West Texas Food Bank.

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

October 9 - 10, 2010
Santa Fe Days on the Square-7th Annual
Old Downtown Carrollton, TX

9:00 am until 6:00 pm and Sunday, October 10th, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm at the 7th Annual Santa Fe Days on the Square, located in Old Downtown Carrollton, TX off I-35E @ Beltline Road exit #443B. This Native American Cultural Event is free to the public. There will be Authentic Native American Championship Dancers, special guests-Lakota Sioux Eagle Horse Brothers Dancers, Bear Claw Singers, Artisans and Food. This year’s event will also host a children’s activity area for arts and crafts and traditional storytelling.  Come and experience the sights, sounds and time honored traditions of the Native American Community as they share their proud heritage and history, seldom experienced in the DFW area.  Members of many Tribes, Nations, and Pueblos will have jewelry, pottery, paintings, fetishes and other traditional artifacts available for purchase.Our 7th annual event is honored to feature Choctaw  Seminole Guest Artist, Brian Larney.  Brian’s original creations are rare archival illustrations from the past and reflect the rich culture of his tribal heritage.  His visuals are known for their contemporary style yet maintaining the cultural accuracy that honors his tribal family’s name of five generations, YA-HV-LA NE.  Brian has received the Governor’s Award at the Festival of Art, First place awards for his work at Red Earth Festival, Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Seminole Museum Signature Series, as well as served as art instructor and consultant for numerous educational and business venues. Information for Food vendors and Native American Artist Vendors can be found at our website:
Facebook: Santa Fe Days on the Square
Twitter: Santa_Fe_Days

Bob Entrican or Vicki Davis  972-242-6453
1101 South Broadway Street, Carrollton, TX  75006

October 16, 2010
Eagle's Nest Powwow
Downtown-Central Park, Seguin, TX   
Vendors, Food, Raffles, Men's Fancy Dance Contest, Women's Southern Cloth Contest, Drumming, Cake Walk, Traditional Dance. Vendors fee $75/$100 after 09/25/10.  Food Vendors $100/$125 after 09/25/10.  Vendor contact:  Janet @ 830-372-5274.  or Melissa @ 830-393-2255

David Silva   830-303-3151
1750 Jake's Colony Road
Seguin, TX  78155


October 16, 2010

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX



October 22 - 23, 2010

21st Annual South Texas (Way South) Powwow

Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Avenue, McAllen TX 

Head Man Dancer will be Trey Adams (Lipan Apache) from Odessa Texas.  Our Head Lady Dancer will be Marion Highfill (Cherokee/Hawaiian) from Houston Texas.  Head Gourd Dancer is Emiliano Flores (Lipan Apache) of San Antonio Texas.  Our MC will be Gary Kodaseet (Kiowa) out of Oklahoma.  Our Arena Director will be Robert Woolery (Cherokee/Osage) out of Sedalia Missouri.  We will also be blessed by Sayani, a singing group made up of Jorie and Christie West (Cherokee) of Springtown TX.  We will also be having Kathy Lynn (Cherokee) a storyteller who will also give a lecture and Power Point presentation during the pow wow on the Trail of Tears.  We are also very pleased to have Uzziel Martinez (Yaqui) of Los Angeles California return to our powwow this year to give a dramatic presentation.  We are excited about this year’s powwow! 

Robert Soto 956-686-6696  ROBTSOTO@AOL.COM

Betty Russell 956-205-2344


November 6, 2010

19th Annual Austin Powwow & American Indian Heritage Festival

Toney Burger Center 3200 Jones Rd., Sunset Valley, TX

Hosted in the City of Sunset Valley

$25,000 Cash Prizes. Head Staff: Master of Ceremony Tim Tall Chief, Osage; Head Man Dancer Marty Thurman, Sac&Fox; Head Lady: Dancer Leanndra Threlkeld, Cheyenne; Head Judge Southern Ed Ketcher, Cherokee; Head Judge Northern Zack Morris, Sac&Fox; Arena Director Bill Takes Horse, Crow; Assistant A. D. Bobby Billey, Choctaw; Host Southern Drum Zotigh Singers, New Mexico; Host Northern Drum Young Grey Horse, Montana; Head Gourd Dancer John Williams, Creek; Color Guard Cherokee Nation Color Guard

Schedule: 10:00am Special Educational Heritage Program—Grand Entry. (Extra points awarded to participating dancers). 12 noon Gourd Dance—Lunch Break; 1:00pm Grand Entry; 5:00pm Gourd Dance—Supper Break; 6:00pm Grand Entry. Due to time constraints, absolutely no specials. Due to limited space, Drums interested in sitting-in MUST contact and be approved by committee prior to event.

All categories pay six places website: All adult categories $600 first place.  Dancers can only register in one category. This program is made possible in part by grants from City of Sunset Valley, City of Austin Cultural Arts Div., Texas Comm. On the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Humanities Texas, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


November 20, 2010

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX



November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Memorial Powwow

Jim Wells Co. Fair Grounds, 3001 S. Johnson St., Alice, Texas 

Grand Entry: 12:30 PM; Head Man Dancer: Al Soto (Lipan Apache); Head Lady Dancer: Chelsea Flores (Lipan Apache); Head Gourd Dancer: Fernando Carballeira: Southern Drum: Huisache Creek Singers: Head Singer: Ruben Soto (Lipan Apache): Northern Drum: Eagle Point: Head Singer Robert Bass

Master of Ceremonies: Erwin de Luna (Dine/Pueblo); Arena Director: David Russell. Honoring the Memory of Nancy Minor. Public welcome, Free admission. Sponsor: Lipan Apache Tribe of Texas. Vendor Spaces limited - $25.00 and one Raffle item

Doors Open at 10:00 AM (8:00 AM for Vendors) Gourd Dancing:  10:30 AM Grand Entry:  12:30 PM

Robert Soto at 956-686-6696


December 18, 2010

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX





March 6, 2010
Dancing with Pride Social Powwow
Indian Walk in Center, Salt Lake City, UT

Spiritual Advisor:  Winston Mason.  Grand Entry:  5:00 p.m. Honoring the youth who choose to be dancers.  Come join in welcoming them to the circle. Admission Donation is $2.00

Carrie  801 486 4877
1300 South 120 West, Salt Lake City, UT  84115

March 26 - 27, 2010
33rd SUU Powwow
SUU Campus, Cedar City, UT

Head man and head lady dancers will be chosen per session.

Tina Calamity 435 586 7772
351 W Univ Blvd, Cedar City, UT  84720


April 3, 2010
SLCC & U of U Contest Powwow
Union Ballroom, Salt Lake City, UT

Grand Entry:  11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. Closing song:  11:00 p.m.  Admission:   General Public $4.00, SLCC or U of U Students with ID $2. - 5 years old/+65 years old are free. Easter Egg Hunt:  9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, Union Plaza. First 100 children under 10 years old will receive an Easter basket.

American Indian Resource Center 801 581 7018
200 South Central Campus Drive, Salt Lake City, UT  84112


April 10, 2010
Kanosh Benefit Powwow
The Pod,
80 S. 100 W., Fillmore, UT 84631
Grand Entry 12:00 PM; (doors open at 11:00 am). Admission: $4.00. -Senior Citizens $3.00. Dancers & Drummers Free. MC: Jerald Kanosh; AD: Greg Anderson Jr.; Host Drum: Wolf Spring Singers, Kaibab, AZ; Headman: Theron Kanosh; Head lady: Keeyla John**One session, Non-Contest, Benefit Powwow**
Public Welcome!  Proceeds to fund the Annual Kanosh Contest Powwow in the Fall of 2010.

Jennifer Graham  (435) 759-9190
P.O. Box 115, Kanosh, Utah  84637

June 18  - 19, 2010
8th Annual Monument Valley Chee Family Powwow
Monument Valley, UT

Charlotte Bowsley 
Box # 360082, Monument Valley, UT  84536


November 19 - 20, 2010
Utah Valley University Contest Powwow
UVU Student Ballroom, Orem, UT

Master of Ceremonies: Harold Begaye (Dine); Arena Director: Nino Reyos (Laguna Pueblo/Northern Ute); Spirit Advisor: Winston Mason (Hidatsa/Mandan); Headman: Jmichael Loren Crank; (Dine/ Comanche); Headwoman: Sherrell Jeli (Dine).

Ken Sekaquaptea or Angela Crank
800 West University Parkway, Orem, UT  84058
(801) 863-7276 or (801) 361-1479 or




August 4 - 8, 2010
The Clan of The Hawk Powwow

Craft Fairgrounds, Evansville, VT
Come and see a Native American Powwow with drumming, singing groups, and Native American dancers. You can also listen to Abenaki stories and enjoy tasty foods. One of the best powwows in the Northeast.

Lorene Liberty Curtis  802 754 6849
123 Evansville Road, Brownington, VT  05860      




May 2, 2010

10th Annual American Indian Powwow - A Celebration of Life for All People

Virginia Beach. Mount Trashmore, 310 Edwin Drive Virginia Beach VA 23462

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 arts and crafts are offered for sale. .  

Debbie Vick.  757-385-2990.


May 8, 2010
19th Annual Occoneechee State Park American Indian Festival
Occoneechee State Park, Clarksville, VA

MC - Marvin Bunette; HM - Keith Anderson; HF - Deborah Moore; Host Drum - Secret Hill; Guest Drum - Red Earth.  Native American dancing and singing, arts and crafts, and authentic foods for sale. $5 for Adults $3 for children ages 3-12 and seniors 62+  free for children under 3

Scott Shanklin  434 374-2210
1192 Occoneechee Park Road, Clarksville, VA  23927


May 29 - 30, 2010

Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe 23rd Annual Powwow Festival

Route-30, 13476 King William Road, King William Co. VA

Native Drums - Dancing - Food – Crafts; Dancers by invitation only

Jewelry - Clothing - Art - Demonstrations; Grounds open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Grand Entry: Saturday – Noon     Sunday – 1pm  Admission: Adults $ 5.00     Children: (6 - 12) $ 3.00  All Proceeds Support the Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe.   Bring lawn chairs/blankets. No alcohol. No pets. No coolers.

Recorded Message 804-769-0041

Frank Adams 804-769-3854 -

Dave Adams 804-740-9242

Al Tupponce 804-769-2508 –


July 16 - 18, 2010

All Nations Green Corn Festival

Bland. Bland County Fairgrounds. Bland, VA

Educational, Luck- of-the-Draw  

Penny  276-688-3438

September 18 - 19, 2010
Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Inc. 4th Annual Powwow
Surry Parks and Recreation Center, 205 Enos Farm Drive, Hwy 10 at Hwy 31, Surry Va. 23883

Gates Open at 10am on Sat. & Sun. Grand Entries at 12noon on Sat. and 1pm on Sun. MC: John "Blackfeather" Jefferies; Arena Director: Doug Logan; Head Female Dancer: Debora "Little Wing" Moore; Drums: Yough-Ta-Nund/NaMaWoChi; Intertribal Dancing, Arts and Crafts, Native American Cooking, Demonstrations, Storytelling.  Admission: General(12toAdult)$5.oo / Seniors(over65)$4.oo /Children(7to11)$2.00 /(6 &under) FREE. You may also contact: Archie Elliott at (757) 686-8602 Email: Sponsored by the: Virginia Nottoway Indian Circle and Square Foundation

Ed Branch   (757) 654-9301
205 Enos Farm Drive, Hwy 10 at Hwy 31, Surry County, Virginia  23883


September 18, 2010
Thunder on the Bay American Indian Festival
Buckroe Beach Park, Hampton, VA

A Traditional Celebration of Song and Dance.  MC - Marvin Burnette (Rosebud Lakota)  HM - Chris Fortune (Rappahanock) HF - Anna Old Elk (Assiniboine/Crow) AD - Clark Stewart (Chickahominy) Host Drum - Mystic River, NAMMY award nominee. Guest/Invited Drums - Stoney Creek, Red Earth, and Southern Suns (Invited Drums only) Pre-festival concert Friday, September 17th with NAMMY award-winning flutist Jeff Ball. Other features: Waya Dimalanta -world renown hoop and fancy dancer Red Crooked Sky Dance Troupe PLUS dancers, vendors, and artists from across the country and Canada!  Free Admission and parking.

Erin Black   757 726-5437
North First Street, Hampton, VA  23664


September 25 - 26, 2010

58th Annual Fall Festival and Powwow

Chickahominy Tribal Grounds in Charles City County, VA 

The Chickahominy Tribe of Providence Forge, Virginia invites the public to join them. Grounds open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 25, with Grand Entry at 12:00 noon.  Sunday hours are 11:00-6:00 p.m., with Grand Entry at 1:00 p.m.  The Powwow/Fall Festival will feature Native American dancers, drummers, singers, artisans and crafters.

(804) 829-2027 or (804) 966-2448.



October 2, 2010
Powhatan Day Festival & Pauwau
2693 Rocky Oak Road - Rocky Oak Farm - Powhatan, VA

A Heritage Celebration - A Native American Festival - A Celebration of The People of Powhatan & our Roots

Katrina Blankenship   804-513-4756
1612 Jeter Road, Powhatan, VA  23139

November 5, 2010 (rain date November 8, 2010)

American Indian Cultural Exchange

Fredericksburg Fairgrounds, Fredericksburg, Virginia

Native American Cultural Exchange programs every year that allow teachers, students and others to interact with our population. Aztec Dancers of Mexico City, Mexico.  Students and teachers will meet the Salinas family as well as be able to dance with them as they perform some of the oldest dances in existence. Questions and photographs are permitted, and encouraged. Native American Dancers from the Sioux, Piscataway, Rappahannock, Iroquois, Navajo, Chickahominy, Tuscarora, Haliwa-Saponi, Lumbee and Cherokee tribes.  Students and teachers will be able to dance with these performers as well as interact with them on a one-to-one basis.  Again, questions and photographs are permitted, and encouraged. Storytelling told through the eyes of elder Pat Tsa’ne Do’se (Cherokee/Coharie).  Storytelling allowed Native Americans to pass down their history through the generations and still plays a vital part in Native American culture.  Authentic Tipi set-up.  A tour guide will be at the tipi to answer questions from your school and to give a personal, up close, tour of a structure that was home to Plains Native Americans of the past.  Native American Craft Demonstrators. Teachers and students will be able to see Native American Craft persons practicing their art, which is as old as the mountains.  These demonstrations are on a personal level, and students and teachers have the opportunity to ask very detailed questions.  Crafts to be demonstrated include: pottery, basketry, regalia (outfit) making, rug weaving, beadwork and carving.  Members of the Sioux, Cherokee, Piscataway, Iroquois, Haliwa-Saponi and Navajo tribes will participate in these demonstrations. They love questions!!! Face painting will be available for $1.  Face painting plays a major part in Native American culture because different clans have different symbols.  Also, face painting was/is used in times of ceremonies. Food (Navajo tacos, buffalo burgers, fry bread, buffalo stew, Indian corn soup, hot dogs, chips, Pepsi) will be available for $1 - $6. You and your students may also bring your own lunch.  We have ample space for you and your students to eat.  Arts, crafts and souvenirs may be purchased.  Our demonstrators not only make their own crafts, but sell them as well.  Vendors and crafts persons sell items such as turquoise jewelry, beadwork, paintings, books, moccasins, dream catchers, rugs, and t-shirts to name a few items. Bow ‘N’ Arrow shooting (an option for schools) Cost is $1. Cost is $8.50 in advance and $10.00 at the door. 


Barry Richardson, President

American Indian Educational Programs

PO Box 609, Hollister, NC  27844

(252) 257-5383

November 10, 2010

8th Annual Veteran's Powwow

George Mason University (Johnson Center). 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, VA

Doors Open at 12:30pm, Grand Entry at 1:00pm, Veteran's honor ceremony at 5:00pm, 2nd Grand Entry at 7:00pm, Closing at 9:30pm. MC = Lawrence Baker; Arena Director: Manuel Rodriguez; Head Jr. Boy: Alexander Firewalker; Host Drums (Northern): White Oak Singers; Host Drum (Southern); Color Guard, Fairfax VFW free admission. Dancers Welcome!  No vendor fee.  

Rashelle Simpson.  (540) 915-3526

November 12 - 14, 2010

The Great American Exposition & Powwow

The Showplace – 3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond, VA

27th Annual. Indoors Fri: 9am-9pm; Sat: 11am-8pm; Sun 11am-6pm This is a contest powwow  

Barry (252) 257-5383 or





May 1, 2010
Western Washington University Spring Powwow
Wade King Student Recreation Center, Bellingham, WA

8am to 11:00pm. The theme for this year's Powwow is "Celebrating the Traditions of Our Ancestors." This event is a community wide event, everyone is welcome to attend!

Talia London 360-224-963  360 224 9639
516 High Street, Bellingham, WA  98225

May 1, 2010

WWU Spring Powwow

Bellingham. Western Washington University, 516 High St..

Grand Entries 1pm &7pm Jackpot contest, specials, and more Host Drum: Indian Nation Arena Director: Donald Sampson MC: Sonny Eaglespeaker Head Man: Al Retasket, JR. Head Woman: Victoria Retasket

Lisa Jackson (360) 536-1167

Talia London  (360)224-9639


May 15, 2010
In Honor Of Our Children Powwow
Kelso High School,
1904 Allen Street Kelso, WA
25th Annual Powwow.  12:00 noon to 9:00 p.m. Grand Entries 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Break 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.).  Free Admission - Open to the Public. Dancing and Drumming. Adult & Children's Raffles. Arts & Crafts Vendors. All Drums & Dancers Welcome. Take exit 39 off I-5, head east on Allen Street approximately 1/4 mile. Accommodations:
Sponsored by: Kelso Powwow Committee

Shelley Hamrick  360-501-1655
410 Elm St., Kelso, WA  98625

June 26 - 27, 2010

Through Native Eyes Anacortes

The Trading Post, 10045 S. March Point Rd.

We are having a Native art show with dancing, storytelling, Native artists from all over. This event is open to the public. Please contact me if you would like to attend and share your art with the public. We are in need of food and beverage vendors, and Native artists.   

Tammy Hale  360-293-5632


September 25, 2010

Honoring the Spirit of All Cowlitz People

St. Mary's Mission. 107 Spencer Road,Toledo, WA

From I-5, exit 63, go east on Winlock/Toledo road toward Toledo. Turn left on Jackson Highway. Turn right on Spencer Road (at flashing yellow light). The first driveway on the left. .  

Suzanne Donaldson-Stephens  360-280-2321


October 1 - 2, 2010

Pah-Loots-Pu 35th Annual Powwow

Stadium Way and Orchard Dr., Pullman,  WA ZIP: 99163

This is a celebration pow wow honoring our elders. We are currently looking for a MC, Headwoman, Head man, and Host drum for this pow wow so if you are interested visit our website and apply.If you/your family or group would like to host a competitive dance within our pow wow, provided you deal with all prizes, etc. contact us at the given email.
Sydney Garcia-Wheeler  360-560-4826




November 13, 2010

4th Annual Veterans Celebration & Powwow

Juanita High School. 10601 NI 132nd St, Kirkland, WA 98034.

Eastside Native American Education Program. MC-Arlie Neskahi AD-Robert Charles Head young man-Rio Fernandes Head young woman- Shauna Barron Head Northern Drum- Two Byrdz Head Southern drum- ENAEP Program is having a Veterans Celebration & Dinner, with raising of flag of a fallen soldier beginning @ 2pm @ Flag Pavillon area. Program presented by school youth, Snoqualmie Canoe Family, & community speakers. POW WOW to begin @ 6pm. All vendors welcome (Contact: brendabilly@hotmail. com) All drums welcome (first 5 drums beyond hosts paid!) Contest: All around male & all around female:1st- $75, 2nd-$50, 3rd- $25 This is a School District ran Pow Wow & Veterans Celebration. We are a Drug & Alcohol Free Event. No Smoking on school grounds.

Mary Wilber.  425-936-1402


West Virginia



April 10, 2010
UW Madison Spring Powwow
Nicholas Johnson Pavilion, Madison, WI

Grand entries are at 1PM and 7 PM. Ho-Chunk Nation color guard. Grand Entries at 1 PM and 7 PM.  Feast at 5 PM. The event is free and open to the public, including non-UW students. Host Drums: War Club and Soldier Creek; Invited Drums: Wunk Sheek Singers, Madtown Singers, Midnight Express, Smokey Town
5 Clan, Wisconsin Dells.  MC: Alton Sonny Smart; Arena Director: Bob Blackdeer
Head Male Dancer: Brian Jackson; Head Female Dancer: Pam Waukau; Head Male Veteran Dancer: Joe White Eagle; Head Female Veteran Dancer: Melissa Doud; Color Guard: Ho Chunk Color Guard.

Josephine Lee 608 387 0282
601 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI  53706


May 14 - 16, 2010

Veterans of the Menominee Nation Powwow

Keshena Woodland Bowl. Fairgrounds, Keshena, WI

Veterans Traditional Powwow, free camping, showers, firewood, etc..  

Wes.  715-851-4748.  



August, 05 - 08, 2010

Menominee Nation Contest
Keshena, WI
Natasha Miller 715-793-5114


August 13 - 15, 2010

34th Mohican Veterans Powwow

Many Trails Park - Bowler, Wisconsin.



September 17 - 19, 2010

Native American Heritage Days

Community Park, 1220 South Shore Drive, Delavan, WI

In honor of Burial Mounds at Risk.  On Route 50 & South Shore Drive. Education Day: Friday, 9:00am-2:00pm  Drums: Night Eagle, Milwaukee Bucks, Thunder Spirit, Eagle Singers. $5 Adults, $3 children and elders.  Kids under 3 Free. 
Thunder Ruthven 708-715-5042

Vicki Bostic 847-546-3101
Vendors: Lora or Patty Day: 847-394-1043, Evenings: 708-343-3950



July 23 - 25, 2010
Northern Arapaho Powwow
Arapaho Powwow Grounds, Arapahoe, WY

Host Drum: Bad Nation, Ft. Thompson, SD; Invited Drums: Young Bird Pawnee, OK. Arapaho/Ethete Eagle Drums

Regina Littleshield  307 840 3673
11 Great Plains Rd, Arapahoe, WY  82510



June 5 - 6, 2010
21st Annual BNFC Traditional Powwow
7560 8th Line Essa, Rural Route #1, Utopia, Ontario, Canada

Wolf's Den Archery and Sporting Supplies Ltd. Directions from Toronto: Hwy 400 west on Dunlop Street(90) to level Railway Crossing at Hydro Pits. Left on 8th Line Essa South 6.6km to Wolf's Den Archery.  Grand Entry Noon. Dancer's Welcome.
Vendor's Welcome. Vendors $100 per day or $125 for weekend. $5.00 admission ages 5 and up. Ages 5 and under, 65 and older Free. Rough Camping Available.
Host Drum: Big Train. Co-host Drum: Misty Creek. Head Dancers: Bernard & Tammy Nelson. Youth Dancers: Chett & Marisa Monague. MC's: John Snake & Gerard Sagassige. Arena Director: Emerson Benson

Gary Sutherland  705-721-7689
175 Bayfield Street, Barrie, Ontario  L4M 3B4

June 12 - 13, 2010
Georgina Island Intertribal Powwow

Georgina Island, Lake Simcoe, Ontario
Located on beautiful Georgina Island, this spectacular two day event features traditional dancing and a dry dance Saturday evening, with performances by local native artists. we will also be hosting an education day prior to the powwow on Friday, June 11. ferry boat schedule available at

Emily Big Canoe  (905) 252-3268
Box N-33 RR#2, Georgina Island, Ontario, Canada L0E 1R0

June 16, 2010
Graduation Powwow
Griffiths Stadium, University of Saskatchewan

The University of Saskatchewan (UofS) is honoring Aboriginal high school and UofS graduates. This is a time to celebrate Aboriginal success. 10am - Grand Entry for high school grads.  6pm - Grand Entry for UofS grads

Annie Battiste   (306) 966-5790
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan  S7N 4L7


June 18 - 20, 2010
Spirit of the Peace Traditional Powwow
Taylor, British Columbia

Free Admission. Host Drum: Thundering Spirit. Directions: Located 11 KM south of Fort St. John, BC on the Alaska Hi-way in the beautiful village of Taylor, BC. The Spirit of the Peace Powwow will be in the Taylor District Arena. Camping sites available on grounds.

Leeanna Rhodes   250-785-0612 ext. 238
10233 - 100 Ave, Fort St. John, BC  V1J 1Y8
250-785-0612 ext. 238


June 21, 2010
Unity Powwow
Memorial Park, Huntsville, Ontario

At the invitation of Huntsville Town Council, everyone is welcome to attend this National Aboriginal Day Event Honouring World and G8 Leaders, Hosted by Chippewas of Rama First Nation and Wasauksing First Nation in Huntsville with funding support from the Government of Canada.

Robin  705-325-3611 ext. 1298
88 Brunel Rd, Memorial Park, Huntsville, Ontario  P1H 1R1

June 26 - 27, 2010

49th Aamjiwnaang First Nation Powwow
978 Tashmoo Ave,Sarnia, Ontario

June 30 - July 10, 2010

Peace Mission On The St-Lawerence River

This 10 day pilgrimage gathers paddlers of the Mapuches from South
America, Mayas and Aztecs from Central America, Mohawks, Anishinabes, and Metis of North America, Gambaies and Kabyles from Afr! ica and Quebecois of multi-ethnic origins. Starting from Kahnawaka to Quebec City with 2 rabaskas and 20 canoes
Yvan Bombardier: 514-526-0737
Brian Sarwer-Foner: 514-844-8383           


July 2 - 4, 2010
13th Annual Competition Powwow
Swan Lake First Nation

Paula Cameron  1-204-836-2424
Box 347, Swan Lake First Nation, Manitoba, Canada

July 9 - 11, 2010
Squamish Nation 23rd Annual Youth Powwow
100 Mathias Road, West Vancouver, BC

Competition powwow, outdoors, camping available, sound system provided, drums must bring own chairs/canopies. arts and crafts. Salmon BBQ,

Gloria Nahanee   778 288 6501
440 West 1st Street, North Vancouver, BC  v7p1p6


July 16 - 18 2010
Back to our Roots Powwow
Mission, BC, Canada

Mission Friendship Centre Society
33150 First Avenue, Mission, British Columbia  V2V 6P5
Julie Anne 604 826 1281


July 17 - 18, 2010
Scugog Island First Nation 14th Annual Powwow
22521 Island Rd, Port Perry, Ontario, Canada

Alison Jevons  905-985-3337
22521 Island Rd, Port Perry, Ontario L9L 1B6


July 16 - 18, 2010
Onion Lake Pwatisimowin Powwow
Onion Lake, Saskatchewan

Host Drums: Whitefish Jr’s & Rock Hill. Veterans paid daily.  Head Arena Director: Brent Dillon; Whip men: Dwayne Chocan & Craig Lewis; Head Drum Judges
Contemporary Style: Clint Whitstone and Original Style: Conroy Naistus. Drum contest: Contemporary Style & Original Style: 1st - $6,000      1st - $6,000
2nd - $5,000   2nd - $5,000; 3rd - $4,000; 3rd - $4,000; 4th - $3,000; 4th - $3,000; 5th - $1,000; 5th -$1,000.  Grand Entry: 7pm—Friday, 1pm & 7pm Saturday, 1pm & 7pm Sunday.  Adult 18-35: $1200 $1000 $800 $500; Adult 36-54: $1200 $1000 $800 $500; Golden Age 55 +: $1000 $800 $600 $400; Teen 13 - 17: $500 $400 $300 $100; Jr’s 6-12: $200 $100 $75 $50; Tiny Tots paid daily.  Powwow Information/Concession  1-306-344-2525  Toll Free:1-888-344-8011

Gift of Language and Culture   1-888-344-8011
Box 100, Onion Lake, Saskatchewan  S0M 2E0



July 19 - 31, 2010

Wendake Powwow

Terrain de Soccer. De Wendake

30 place de la nation. All nations of Canada will be there and some natives craftmen.  

Réal Picard 4188426255


July 23 - 25, 2010

Return of Our Lands 3rd Annual Traditional Powwow

Savanne River Resort

Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation Community of Nezaadiikaang
Savanne River Resort is located at the entrance to Lac des Mille Lacs, 19 kilometres east of the village of Upsala on Highway 17 and 113 kilometres or 70 miles northwest of Thunder Bay. MC: Nathan Mose; Arena Director: Jean Pierre; Host Drums: Nokomis/Jane Peters Traditional Drum; Co-Host: Shadow Creek Singers. Iron Man/Woman Special: Male: 1st place $500.00, 2nd place, $200.00.; Female: 1st place $500.00, 2nd place, $200.00.  All Around Special: Male: 1st place $300.00, 2nd place $200.00, 3rd place $100.00. Female: 1st place $300.00, 2nd place $200.00, 3rd place $100.00. Youth: 1st place $200.00, 2nd place $100.00, 3rd place 75.00 . Camping Available.  Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. Feast on Saturday.  Honorariums paid to registered Drums and Dancers.
Bruce Barber  807.285.4356.

July 30 - August 1, 2010
Wendake Competition Powwow
Wendake, Quebec, Canada

$4,000 in prizes

Eve Bastien   418-655-5699

255 Place Sondakwa, Wendake, Quebec  G0A4V0

July 30 - August 1, 2010

Moosomin First Nation Powwow

Moosomin First Nation. P.O. Box 82 Cochin SK

50km north of North Battleford. $60,000 Competition Powwow.

Lilian Blackstar  306-386-2206



July 30 - August 1, 2010

Yellow Wolf Powwow

Brentwood Bay, Vancouver Island, BC

Tsartlip 800 Stelly's X Rd. Contest all categories.  

Angel Sampson.  250 665 7777

July 31, August 1 & 2, 2010
Wikwemikong 50th Annual Cultural Festival
Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve

All information and updates please visit our website. An exciting event that will be "Looking Back on our 50 years".  Many specials to commemorate our 50 years.  See you there.

Cynthia Bell or Rob Rox    705-859-2385
64-3 Beach Rd., Wikwemikong, Ontario P0P 2J0  Canada

July 30 - August 1, 2010
Honouring our Youth Moosomin First Nation Powwow
50km North of North Battleford, SK

$60,000 Competition Powwow

Lilian Blackstar  306-386-2206
P.O. Box 82, Cochin, Saskatchewan  S0M 0L0

July 30 - August 1, 2010
Piikani 53rd Annual Celebration & Rodeo
Brocket, Alberta, CANADA

Powwow, Rodeo, Jr. Rodeo, Handgames, Slow Pitch Tournament, Princess Pageant, Golf, Parade.

Laura Plain Eagle or Tiki Smith  (403)965-2985 - FAX (403)965-2987
Box 3311, Brocket, AB  T0K 0H0


July 31 - August 1, 2010

18th Listuguj Powwow
Moffet’s Landing, Listuguj, Quebec, Canada
418/788-3166 or 418/788-5707


August 7 - 8, 2010
Muskoday Traditional Powwow
Muskoday First Nation, 10 mi. SE Prince Albert, SK

Annual Traditional Powwow

Herman Crain   (306) 764-1282
Box 99, Muskoday, Saskatchewan  S0J 3H0


August 17 - 24, 2010

The Call of The Wolf, Return to The Sacred Hoop

Near Wolf Lake in La Verendrye Wildlife Reserve,

Quebec, Canada

September 4 - 5, 2010
Manoomin Festival - Powwow
Plevna, Ontario Canada

Welcome to the 7th Annual Manoomin Festival.  Come and enjoy the celebration of the Manoomin harvest.  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
872 Laflin Street, Cornwall, Ontario  K6J 5J1

September 11, 2010
7th Annual Opikihiwawin Traditional Powwow
Camp Amisk. Winnipeg, Manitoba

Located just south of Winnipeg along the LaSalle River, opposite LaBarriere Park.  MC:  Winston Bear.  Arena Director:  Lorne Redsky.  Host Drum:  Young Nation.  Co-host drum: White Eagle.  Grand Entry 1 pm and 7 pm.  Traditional Feast 5 pm.  Craft tables available $20/day.  Honorariums for first 10 drums.  Registration 11 am  Specials.  Children's Activities all day.

Julia Ryckman  (204) 783-7078
836 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3G 0C2

September 11 - 12, 2010

10th Annual Traditiona Powwow

Ste Marie Park. Hwy 12 & Wye Valley Road. Midland, Canada

Traditional Powwow Sunrise Ceremony Grand Entry noon both days. Rough camping for participants only Public Admission $5 Sorry vendor spaces full .

Kathy  705-526-5589

September 17 - 19, 2010
Wagmatcook Powwow
Wagmatcook Cape, Breton, Nova Scotia

Traditional Powwow. Dancing, Drumming, Traditional Ceremonies, Talking Circles, Waltes games.  All drums and dancers welcome. Flag and staff carriers. Tenting and trailer areas. 

Pauline Isadore  902-295-1715
P.O. Box, Baddeck, NS  BOE1B0

October 9 - 10, 2010
Chippewas of Rama 1st Nation 25th Anniversary Thanksgiving Powwow Celebration
MASK Arena, 6147 Rama Rd., Rama, Ontario

Admission: Weekend: $17 / Sat:$12 / Sun: $10 / Youth (6-12): $2 / Children under 6 years, Seniors, Disabled, and Veterans: FREE
Contest Powwow, Over $42 500 in prize money. MC: Alex Fox and Vince Beyl, Arena Director: Allan Manitowabi, Head Dancers: Tim McGregor and Maretta Jones, Powwow Historian: Ben Bearskin Jr.
Grand Entry: Sat: 1pm and 7pm Sun: 12:30pm. Special Guests, Don Burnstick and Special Entertainer, Artisans Gallery, Film Screenings, Friday Night Open Jam. Native Vendors Welcome $100 / day Everyone Welcome.

Robin   705-325-3611 ext. 1298
6147 Rama Rd., Rama, Ontario L0K 1T0

Foreign Countries


April 24 - 25, 2010
2nd International Schwarzwald Powwow
Schlossberghalle, 78089 Unterkirnach (Black Forrest)

Contest-Powwow. all drum groups and dancers are welcome!

Sabine Koepf und Walter Dotter   +49 7721/91 666 91
Rossackerweg 1, Unterkirnach, Germany 78089







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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