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July 13 - 15, 2012
Midnightsun Intertribal Powwow
Fairbanks, AK. ZIP: 99708
Juanita Pearce Phone: 907-456-2245


March 31, 2012

Westwood Powwow

Westwood High School, 945 West 8th Street, Mesa, Arizona.

With Gourd dancing starting at 10 am, this is one pow wow that hits the ground running, and early. Grand Entry is held at noon and again at 6 pm, with specials including a drum special, women’s Southern Traditional and girls Jingle Dress. Your Master of Ceremonies will be Check Benson, your host Northern Drum will be Skinny Pony, and your host Southern Drum will be Comanche Red.

Virginia Clinton, (480) 472-4511




February 11 - 12, 2012

The Wildhorse Powwow

Lawndale High School, 14901 Inglewood Avenue, Lawndale CA 90260

(cross streets - Inglewood and Marine Avenue)

Saturday 11 am - 10 pm; Sunday 11 am - 6 pm. Vendor applications will be coming soon. Hope to see you at Wildhorse!

Corina Roberts Redbird
P.O. Box 702, Simi Valley, CA 93062


April 14 - 15, 2012
Chumash Days 14th Annual Powwow
24250 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu

April 21,2012

Sherman Indian High School Powwow
9010 Magnolia Ave, Riverside


MAY 5 - 6, 2012

Mepic Powwow- Mother Earth's People Inter-tribal Powwow

Mojave Narrows Regional Park, 18000 Yates Road, Victorville CA, 92392

HOST DRUM: The Black Lodge Singers Drum Group... of White Swan, Washington, headed by Kenny Scabby Robe of the Blackfeet, In demand around the United States and Canada. With more than twenty albums released they have also composed children songs, contributed tracks to Ancestral Voices. Master of Ceremony: Bobby WhiteBird - Cheyenne, Master of Ceremony: Michael A. Reifel - San Carlos - Apache, Arena Director: Eugene Newman – Shawnee, Spiritual Advisor: Hershal Kaulaituy-Cheyenne, Head Gourd Dancer - Steve Bohay – Kiowa, Highly respected:Gourd Dancer David Lascano – Mescalero Apache, ...Head Man: Earl Steen – Muscogee Creek, Whipman: Carl Provost – Oglala Lakota, Host Drum: Black Lodge Singers of White Swan, Washington. Head Southern Drum: Hale and Company, Head Northern Drum: Blue Star, Cuauhtemoc – Aztec Dancers, Flute Player: Steve Rushingwind – Cahuilla, All Drums and Dancers Welcome ~~ $10.00 Park fee for up to six people in one Car per Day, $2.00 for each Walk in.  Reservations must be made 24 hrs in advance Dry Camping $20.00 per night, up to 4 people, RV hook-ups $30.00 up to 4 people, 1 vehicle per fee, $10.00 day fee included. Camp under Willows and Cottonwood Trees.. Rates subject to change. Powwow Coordinator - Moreena Rocha Chavez (760) 245-2398 Camping Reservation # 1-877-387-2757 or on-line at park info (760) 245-2226

June 2 - 3
Tu-Tu-Up-Ee-A-Novie Youth Gathering
Bishop, CA


July 22, 2012  11AM - 6PM

Children of Many Colors Powwow

Simi Valley, CA

Open Flute Circle, Friday Night Powwow Saturday and Sunday. Gourd Dancing and Intertribal, Powwow-11AM, Veteran’s Honoring. All Vets Welcome. Hosted by Redbird 501(c)(3) Native American and Environmental Non Profit Association P.O. Box 702, Simi Valley, CA 93062

805 217-0364


October 06, 2012

West Valley College 24th Annual Powwow

West Valley College Learning Services: Lawn Area

14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070

Master of Ceremonies: Randy Pico; Arena Director: Eugene Newman; Head man Dancer: Paul Flores; Head Woman Dancer: Niko DeRoin; Head Boy Dancer: Robert LeRoy Jr.; Head Girl Dancer: Justina Duran. Host Northern Drum, All Nations Singers. Host Southern Drum, Southern Express. Noon- midnight.Free Admission. All Cultures & Ages Welcome. For more than twenty years, people of all ages and cultures have met each fall at the West Valley College campus to enjoy singing, drumming, and dancing, while broadening their understanding of Native American individuals, tribes, and nations. Our mission is to provide a cultural event that embodies the traditional and modern life ways of Native Americans and recognizes the scholastic accomplishments of our district’s Native American students. We hope that you will join us for this year’s Powwow. You can help support this annual event and the scholarship fund by donating money, goods, or services. You can also help by contributing to our endowments. To volunteer, contact Leslie at All drums and dancers welcome! Contest dancing, all ages. Indian Crafts, Jewelry, Indian Tacos, Fry Bread, Drawings, Gourd Dance & More!

Jose Bautista,







District of Columbia


January 28 - 30, 2012
Sarasota Native American Indian Festival
3000 Ringling Blvd - Sarasota Fairgrounds
5th annual Native American Indian Festival will take place on January 28-30 2012 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. There will be Native entertainment, dancing, flute music and authentic fine arts and crafts.

Rex A Begaye  941-924-2784
3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, Florida  34237


February 17 – 19, 2012

Thunder on the Beach Powwow

Indian River County Fairgrounds7955 58th Ave, Vero Beach , Florida, FL

Adults $6.00 Children and Seniors $4.00 Children under 6 free

Camping: Free primitive camping, RV Camping is $22.50 per night with full hook ups, Vero Beach Resort is our host hotel, 8800 20th st. Vero Beach Fl 32966, phone #: 772-562-9991

Dona Chesser 772-567-1579


March 2 - 4, 2012

2012 Thundering Spirit Powwow *Honoring Wounded Warriors*

Renninger's Twin Markets 20651 New Highway 441 Mount Dora, FL

Friday March 2nd 2012, Grand Entry at 7:00pm; Saturday March 3rd 2012, Grand Entry at 1:00pm & 7:00pm; Sunday March 4th 2012 Grand Entry at 1:00pm. Gates Open at 10:00am Daily Friday March 2nd is Children's Day from 9:00am - 2:00pm with special Demonstrations, Games, etc.  Please join us for Traditional Native American Culture Including: Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, and Food. Bring the whole Family and spend the day, Don't forget to bring Chairs and/or Blankets Admission ~ Required Donation: Adults $4.00 Children Under 12 Free. Active, Retired or Service Persons Admitted Free. MC: Bert Iron Turtle Cox; Head Veteran: Joey Pierce; Head Man Dancer: Bobby DuBose; Head Woman Dancer: Sandra DuBose; Host Drum: Meme'z Boyz , Family Drum Singers; Firekeeper: Ken Cloudwalker; Color Guard: Local Veterans. We are proud to announce that the following Native American Performers will be at our Powwow:  Award-Winning Celtic / Native American Violinist: Arvel Bird Grammy Award , NAMA, and Wolf Clan member of the Iroquois Confederacy: Joanne Shenandoah  Aztec Dancers: Tlaltlacayolotl ~ Earth, Heart, Man Guest Elder: Kashka - Tlingit Legend Keeper – Storyteller; Singer/Songwriter: Carol "Crystal Woman" Story Tellers: James Black Wolf & Anita Quicksilver Hansen, Sarah 'Sunshine Badger Woman' and Grandma Coyote Flutist: Utah Farris; Special Animal Appearances: 'Thunder' the American Bald Eagle; An outstanding collection of Native American Artisans and Traders will be bringing their Creativity, Culture, and Crafts to our Powwow. Host Hotel: Lodge E.Com Lodge ~ 18730 U.S. Highway 441 ~ Mount Dora, FL 32757; Tel-(352) 383-2181 Fax-(352) 383-1310  

Tony Ledford at: 352 636-4271 or 352 589-0045


PO BOX 1141 ~ Eustis, FL 32727


July 20 – 22. 2012
2nd Annual Tribes of Color Powwow Yamassee Nation of Florida
Tampa, Florida

Tampa Fl, Yamassee Nation are hosting a Powwow. The Second Annual “Tribes of Color Powwow” will take place on Saturday, July 21st from 10 a.m. To 5p.m 8701 Progress Village Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33619 . It is sponsored by Hillsborough County State Parks, Sacred Lands and other area businesses and organizations. The event is open to the public. Admission is free donations are welcomed. There will be Native Dancing, Drumming, Raffles, Flutes, Storytelling, Cultural Sharing and Prizes for best dressed Native regalia. All tribal nations are welcome. There will also be several vendors, exhibitors and crafts. 

Marquitta Gentle
8701 Progress Village Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33619
813-400-1500 ext.5


April 5 – 7, 2012
Cherokee Of Georgia Spring Powwow
Cherokee Of Georgia Tribal Grounds, St George, GA

Free Parking and free admission. Free Tent camping.

Harley RedHawk
110 Cherokee Way, St George, GA  31562


May 12 - 13, 2012

23nd Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother’s Day Powwow

Boling Park – Canton, GA

Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fee: Adults: $10 , Kids: $5 , Kids five & under: FREE

Native American dance exhibitions with Competition dance-offs for money and prizes (Grand Entry 1:00 pm Sat. and Sun.), Host Drum: Thunderbear (Cherokee, NC), Daily feast for singers, dancers and performers, Warriors on horseback,
Thunder the American bison, Native American cuisine: buffalo, roasted corn, Pima wraps, Indian fry-bread, Native arts and crafts, Hoop dancers, Azteca dancer, Tipi’s, wigwam and living Indian villages and displays, Comanche camp & Muscogee Creek settlement, Primitive skills: mapping, fire by friction, hide tanning, Environmental and wildlife displays, Birds of Prey show, Archery, Kids activities, Native story tellers,
Blowgun competitions, Native flute, Pony rides and more. Mothers Day Honor Dance both days. Benefits: My Brother’s Keeper Wildlife Rescue & The Cherokee Horse Rescue & the Sacred Circle Resource Bank. Sponsored by:
Kroger, WSB-Family2Family, Fifth/Third Bank , The City of Canton, Advanced Ambulance Service, Cherokee Horse Rescue, Northside Hospital, Booth Western Museum, Direct TV, Gutter Guardian and


May 19 - 20, 2012

Buffalo Chip's Wild West Fest & Inter-tribal Powwow

Lions Club Fairgrounds, Ellijay, GA

Rolling Thunder Enterprises

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


October 4 - 6, 2012
32nd Cherokee Of Georgia Fall Powwow
Cherokee Of Georgia Tribal Grounds, St George, GA

Free Admission, Free Parking, and Free Tent Camping!!
Check us out on Facebook

Harley RedHawk
110 Cherokee Way
St George, Georgia  31562


March 8 - 10, 2013

Deland YMCA Powwow

Highway 92, DeLand, Florida 32724

Headman: Hurb Shepard




June 1 - 3



February 25 - 25 2012

Mascoutin Society Winter Social Dance

Lyonsville Congregational Church 6871 Joliet Road, Indian Head Park, IL

Chris Stoltman 630-202-2046

May 12 – 13, 2012

23nd Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother’s Day Powwow

Boling Park – Canton, GA

Time: Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Fee: Adults: $10 , Kids: $5 , Kids five & under: FREE


May 19 - 20, 2012

Buffalo Chip's Wild West Fest & Inter-tribal Powwow

Lions Club Fairgrounds, Beautiful Mountains of Ellijay, Georgia

Rolling Thunder Enterprises

34 Rolling Thunder Drive

Jasper, GA 30143 770-735-6275



June 1 - 3 2012
Taylorville Black Horse Powwow
Christian County Fairgrounds Taylorville, Illinois

Free admission and free parking. Gates open 10am-10pm all three days. Little Warrior and Little Princess contest. Luck of the Draw for all Dancers. See website for head staff. Free hot showers and modern rest rooms.

Fred Blackhorse Dubay
1205 West Rich Street, Taylorville, IL 62568


June 2, 3, 2012 at 10:00 am--5:00pm

14th Annual Intertribal Powwow

Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park , LeRoy, IL.



August 11 - 12 , 2012

56th Annual O-Sa-Wan Powwow

Will County Fairgrounds ~ 710 S. West Street Peotone, IL

Presented by the Mascoutin Society of Chicagoland

Directions: Take the Peotone exit 327 on I-57, travel east until you reach the Maim Gate.  Adults : $5.00 ~Seniors 65+ : $3.00 ~ Youth 4-16: $3.00 ~ Participants : $ 3.00


September 15 - 16, 2012

59th Annual American Indian Center Powwow
Busse Woods Forest Preserve, Elk Grove Village, IL

Sat. 11am-9pm Grand Entry 1&7///Sun. 10am-5pm Grand Entry 12pm. Join us as we share Native culture with a great affordable family event in a natural setting .  Native Dance Competition & Singers; Artists-Food-Vendors-Storytelling; Archery-Fishing-boating &More!. Free Parking! Friday. Free Education Day for first 300 students,  Hurry & Book Today Camping available for Pow-Wow participants
American Indian Center 1630 W. Wilson Ave. Chicago IL, 60640
(773) 275-5871

Jannan: j


September 14 - 15, 2012

White Buffalo Powwow

Lou Yaeger Lake Picnic Area 4, Litchfield, IL

Rick or Patty Rhodes, 217-710-1950,

September 22  - 23, 2012

18th Annual Harvest Powwow

Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster Street, Naperville, IL 60540

Sponsored by Midwest SOARRING Foundation.  Sat. 11am-10pm Grand Entry 1pm and 7pm Sun. 11 am-5 pm Grand Entry 1 pm.  Adults $8 Children (5-12) and Seniors (62+) $6 Discounts on two day passes and to groups of 10+ (Call for info) Meet Twlight Star Chaske Spencer. (Werewolf Sam Uley).  Sat. 1pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm, Sun. 1pm – 4pm. Chaske is of Sioux/Nez Perce/Cherokee/Creek descent and is a member of the Fort Peck Reservation. Chaske plays Sam Uley, head of the wolfpack in several of the Twilight movies. Watch our website/emails for news of a VIP Reception including Pow Wow entry, refreshments and time with Chaske! Special Veterans Honoring each day at 1 p.m. grand entry. Hana Hou Hula Hawaiian Dancers Saturday 5PM also S.O.A.R. (Save Our American Raptors) with Deshka an American Bald Eagle and other Birds of Prey Sat. & Sun. 12P-5PM also Wolf Exhibit by Wolf Mountain Sanctuary which provided the wolves used as models to create the computer graphic images used in New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn 1 and 2. Emcee: Leonard Malatare Arena Director: Mark La Roque Head Male: Thorpe Sine: Head : Female: Nicole Sine: Head Veteran: TJ Grace; Host Drum: Milwaukee Bucks; Invited Drums: Little Thunder & Sawanohsaeh Singers; Interested in being a Sponsor, Donating toward the powwow or Volunteering?

Janet 708-257-4300



November 24, 2012
Native American Day Gathering
Reynolds American Legion, 501 N. Main St. [Route 94] Reynolds, IL
Reynolds is about 15 miles southwest of Milan, Il. Sponsored by Black Fox Drum Singers and Standing Bear Council Inc. Please bring Covered dish and favorite drink - Coffee & Tea will be furnished




June 2 - 3
6th Annual MNI All Nations Gathering
Rockville, IN


September 15 - 16, 2012
8th Annual Bluff City Powwow

Rocky Blanchard at 812-359-5303



April 07 – 08, 2012

University of Iowa Powwow

UI Recreation Building930 Staium Drive, Iowa City, IA

Adult $10/$15 Child (under 12)$5/$8 Senior $5/$8.  Dancer/Drummer $5 UI STudent FREE Hosted By The University of Iowa American Indian Student Association Grand Entry Saturday 1 & 7 PM, Sunday 1 PM.

AISA 319-335-8298


June 8 – 10, 2012
Muddy River Powwow
Indian Lake Park, Farmington Iowa

The Cedar River Singers and Night Eagle Singers!
Vendor spaces are available on a "first come/first served" basis, so be sure to reserve your space soon! No admission fees, or dancer fees, as always, we are free to the public!
Cabin spaces are already reserved, but electric sites are still available, so be sure to reserve yours by emailing


August 10, 2012 10:00am to 09:00pm

Mihsihkinaahkwa Powwow

Morsches Park 1035 SR 205 ,Columbia City, IN 46725

Pat Smith 260-244-7702



March 31, 2012

Rally in the Valley Youth Competition and Intertribal Powwow

Nellis Hall, Coffeyville Community College at 400 West 11th Street, Coffeyville, Kansas.

Doors open at noon (vendors can get in and start setting up by 9:30am), and the festivities begin with a stickball demonstration at 12:15, followed by the youth Grand Entry & Competition. There will also be a hand drum competition, followed by the host, the Lenape Gourd Clan, and the adult Grand Entry at 7 pm, with the Delaware Color Guard. The adult contest will follow.

Taylor Davis, (620) 251-7700, ext 2092.


August 24 – 26, 2012

ICMN 49th Annual Summer Powwow

405 W. 4th Street, Tonganoxie, KS

Michael Henre SR, 913-626-4798, ,







May 17 - 20, 2012

4th Annual Frederick, Maryland Powwow
EventPlex at Frederick Fairgrounds 797 Patrick Street Frederick, MD 21705

17th and 18th are scheduled school program days.

(252) 532-0821

June 2 – 3
Waldorf, MD

June 2 – 3
Eagles Nest Natives Honoring Vetrans
Perry Point, MD

July 14 - 15, 2012

19th Howard County, Maryland Powwow
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD 21794
Inside the newly air-conditioned exhibition hall.

(252) 532-0821



August 11 - 12, 2012
21st Annual Odawa Homecoming Powwow
LTTB Powwow Grounds, Harbor Springs, MI

Rain Site: Petosky High School Gymnasium, Free! Open to the public! Bring the whole family! Dance, Drum and Hand Drum Contests. Grand Entry Times, Saturday, August 11-1&7 pm, Sunday, August 12-12pm Registration- Friday August 10, 5-8pm & Saturday August 12, 10am – noon. Registration fee is $5 per dancer/singer. Tribal ID may be required.
Annette VanDerCar (231) 242-1427
Marcia Sutton (231) 373-0867
FAX: (231) 242-1430


September 1 - 2, 2012
Oceana County "Honoring Our Elders" Traditional Powwow
Oceana County Fairgrounds, Montague, MI

Saturday Grand Entry 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.; Sunday Grand Entry 1 p.m.; Gates open Saturday at 10 a.m.; Native American Dancing, Singing, Drumming, Arts and Crafts

Patsy Beatty
2688 W Webster Road, Montague, Michigan, 49437


July 28 – 29, 2012
Pipestone Powwow
400 North Hiawatha Ave, Pipestone, MN

Come join us for a traditional powwow next to the great Pipestone quarry. Specials for all styles of dance.

Rona Johnston
PO Box 24, Pipestone, MN 56164



February 18, 2012

Native Cultural Arts In Progress Honoring The Creator

Hidden lake Motel& Restaurant Conference Room

11958 Hidden Lake Drive, Warsaw, MO 65355

Honoring Elder Richard J. Craker of the Northern Chickamagan Cherokee Nation, Monett, MO.

Jed Hunter 660-438-5106 or Judy White Wolf 515-306-1259


March 31, 2012

22nd Annual Powwow

Washington University in St. Louis Field House, St. Louis, MO

Free to the Public. Doors Open at 10:00 am - Grand Entry: 12:00 pm & 6:00 pm. Native Arts, Crafts, and Food


May 26 - 27, 2012

Boone County Fair Grounds Powwow

Boone County Fair Grounds - Columbia, MO

Sat. 12:00 Pm- 6:00Pm -10:00Pm; Sunday 12:00 Pm - 5:00 Pm; Featuring Special Guest, Larry Sellers from TV's; "Dr. Quinn - Medicine Woman"

Dona McKinney at (816) 679-0695

July 6 - 8, 2012
Return of the Elders Powwow
Northern Cherokee grounds 578 E Highway 7 Clinton MO 64735

8am-11pm daily Public Welcome. Free admission. Free classes. Flute contests. Camping. Booths. Stomp dance. Sweat. Native American Arts & Crafts Booth open at 10am daily. Fried Bread and Indian Tacos. Native American Gourd Dancing and Drums begin at 1pm. Inter-tribal Dancing begins 2pm daily. All Native American Drums Welcome. All vets & warriors welcome. All Elders Welcome. All dancers welcome. Sunday morning 10am Sacred Fire Inter-tribal Non-denominational Indian Fellowship Worship with Native American prayer meditation, worship with hymns of praise. Sacred Fire CDs available. Vending Booths available. See more go to website.

Free Admission - $10 RV Parking - Free Camping - $5 for electric - No Travelers Aid - Bring your own lawn chairs. Free Admission. Camping available. $5 electric. Motels nearby. RSVP RV parking. Vendor info: Cookie 417-631-5980 powwow info contact: Troy Johanson (La Clair) 816-988-7127 or 816-462-8658 
Johanson La Clair Sacred Fire Ministries
1801 SE Piccadilly St, Blue Springs, MO 64014

July 20 – 222, 2012

Robert Woolery, Sr Memorial Powwow

Missouri State Fair Grounds,

Sedalia, MO

Red Star Event, 660-826-5608


September 15 – 16, 2012  

Northern Chickamauga Cherokee Nation Cultural Gathering

Tribal Grounds, 578 E. Hwy 7, Clinton, MO 64735

5 Miles east of Clinton on Hwy 7. Free and Open To The Public. “Returning” Special Live Performance by Internationally Recognized Native American Singer & Song Writer Michael Bucher.  On Saturday Bald and Golden Eagle from Dickerson Park Zoo. With an educational program Auction and Drawings all day Saturday. Many Native American Vendors, Speakers on native American dancers, lots of artists will be performing, speakers on native American culture.  Food shack will be open.  Indian Tacos, fry bread and soda.   The Northern Chickamauga Cherokee Nation is a 501c3 Non-Profit.  Members of Clinton & Bolivar Chamber of Commerce

Sponsorships are needed.  Donations are appreciated

Robert Philby



October 13- 14, 2012

9th Annual Ancestors Memorial Gourd Dance & Powwow

Benson Convention Center, Clinton, MO

Hosted by Red Star Intertribal Gourd Dance Society


November 9, 2012

8th Annual Missouri State University Powwow

McDonald Arena - Missouri State University,

Springfield, MO


November 3 - 4, 2012

MSU Powwow
Hammons Student Center
, Missouri State University

8th Native American Heritage Month Powwow

Head Staff: Head Man Dancer: Isiah Stewart; (Lakota / Mohawk) Lawrence, KS.

Head Lady Dancer: Misty Blue Mesteth; (Blackfeet, Assiniboine, Lakota), Stillwater, OK. Southern Drum: Rockin' Horse, Lawrence, KS. Northern Drum: Young Buffalo Horse Minnesota and Oklahoma; Head Gourd Dancer: Al Bronaugh, (Kiowa) Norman, OK. Color Guard: Comanche Indian Veterans Association (CIVA). Lawton, Ok. MC: Cricket Mahnomen (Sac & Fox /Pawnee) Quapaw, Ok. Arena Director: Murray Rhoads Jr. (Comanche / Cheyenne) Cassville, Mo. Contests: $3,000.00.

Directions: From I-44 at Springfield, Missouri, take Glenstone Ave. south to Cherry, Turn right (west on Cherry) and continue 1.5 miles until coming to Holland Ave., Turn left (south) on Holland and continue 2 blocks to Hammons Student Center and 2.5 blocks for parking lot. Look for signs for parking. Vendors - For Vendor information call: Dr. Wm. Meadows 417-836-5684. *We can now accommodate pop-up tents / booths. Set Up: Vendors can set up Friday Nov. 2, from 7:00-9:00 P.M., or Sat. Morning, Nov. 3, at 9:00 A.M.  Official Powwow Hotel: Homestay Inn and Suites (Formerly Eagle's Lodge). 2611 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO 65803; (417) 864-3565


This event is sponsored by MSU Native American Heritage Month Committee, MSU Office of Multicultural Programs, The Missouri State American Indian Student Association (AISA), The Southwest Missouri Indian Center, and the Springfield Educational Community Credit Union.

MSU Office of Multicultural Programs 417-836-3043; or 417-836-5652.


c/o Dr. William Meadows

Dept. of Soc-Ant.

901 S. National Ave.

Springfield, Mo. 65897


April 13 – 14, 2012
44th Annual MSU Billings Powwow
Alterowitz in Billings, Montana

In it’s 44th year the Annual Montana State University, Billings Powwow is guaranteed a good time for all. Your grand entry on Friday will be at 6pm and noon on Saturday. For more information about this event, click here.

September 28 - 30, 2012

Last Chance Community Powwow

Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds, Custer Avenue, Helena, MT

Grand Entries: Sept. 28 - 7 pm; Sept. 29 - 1 pm and 7 pm; Sept. 30 - 1 pm

Contest Dancing, Drum Day Pay, Lil Miss and Jr Miss Last Chance Contests, Arts & Crafts Vendors. Free  admission. 

Last Chance Community Powwow

P O Box 179, Helena, MT 59624




April 14, 2012
8th Annual All Nations Powwow
Kiewit Fitness Center, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska

This event is a “wonderful opportunity for Creighton students, faculty, staff, and alumni to celebrate with friends and guests of Creighton in this annual tradition for our campus and the community!”
Kerri Trujillo 402.280.2469


New Hampshire

New Jersey


New Mexico

June 29,2012
Santa Fe Indian Education Children’s Powwow
Ft Marcy Park Santa Fe, NM 87501

Competition children’s powwow. All children win something. Adults come dance to support the children.  0900 -1100 vendor n dancer registration  1200 -7pm dancing and lots of fun!  Vendors Contact Cyndi

Oatzinu Tsolakai Castillo
690 Bishops Lodge Road, Santa Fe, NM  87501


New York

May 26 - 28, 2012

Powwow On The Hudson
“The River That Flows Both Ways” Native American Festival
Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Route 9D. Wappingers Falls , NY 12590

Gate Opens at 10am -6 pm: Sat. 26 & Sun. 27 10a – 6p, Mon. 28 10a – 5p
Grand Entry 12 Noon. (Native Time); Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers
Guest Drum: Wolf Medicine Drum. ***All Drums & Dancers WELCOME ****
Special Attraction: The Aztec Dancers " The Salinas Family " & (SATURDAY only) The Birds Of Prey.  A percentage of the proceeds is going to Long Island Native American Task Force College Fund * Birds of Prey * Native American Indian Dancing * Native American Indian Craft Vendors* Native American
Indian/American Foods* Children Dances* Native American Indian History* Story Telling



June 1 – 3
Gateway to Nations PowWow
Brooklyn, NY


July 21 - 22, 2012

Thunder in the Valley Powwow

Big Indian River Park, Route 28, Big Indian, NY

See Flyer below

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

Free admission for dancers, drummers, singer. Those who dance the most in full dress could win the purse. Wanted: Singers, Dancers, Drummers, Flute players and vendors. Free camping.
Wildfire or D. Joaquim  1-518-499-0786

North Carolina

November 2 - 4, 2012

2nd Annual Rocky Mount Jim Thorpe Powwow
Sunset Park, Rocky Mount, NC
(252) 532-0821


September 14 - 16, 2012

Mountain Heritage Powwow

Mountain Heritage Expo Center, 621 Micaville Loop (Junction US 19E and Hwy 80 South)  Micaville, NC 28755 (see Flyer Below)

Friday 14 8:30 am to 8:00 pm; Saturday 15: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sunday 16 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Admission: Adults $5.00 - Children $2.00; Friday is Kids Day and children are admitted free with the schools during school hours. We are putting on this event to educate the public about the history and culture of the Native American People. There will be many demonstrators showing the old ways and story tellers teaching the old stories. There will be Native music and food. Come spend all day enjoying the Native American experience. Join in the intertribal dancing and eat some fry bread. Watch an arrowhead being made and listen to flute music. Learn a little or a lot about our ancestors (and maybe yours). Just come and have fun.  We are a 501c3 and donations are greatly appreciated. Tax receipts given.  Volunteers needed now and during the event. Call Mabel at 813-765-3073 to volunteer.

Blue Ridge Intertribal Powwow Association

Mabel Benjamin

114 Oak Avenue

Spruce Pine, NC 28777-2720

Cell – 813-765-3073



North Dakota


February 18 – 19, 2012

3rd Annual Lima Powwow

United Auto Workers Hall1440 Bellefontaine Ave., Lima, OH

Adults - $5 5 - 12 and over 62 - $3 Under 5 - free

Camping: Host Hotel: Howard Johnson's 419-222-0004 ask for Powwow rate

Terri Brewster 419-648-9230


June 21 - 24 2012  - CANCELLED
Tecumseh Fallen Warriors Ceremony & Traditional Powwow
13660 County Home Rd, Bowling Green, Ohio

Times: Sunrise Ceremony Thursday 6AM Thursday 11AM Ceremony for Tecumseh & Warriors Feast followed by . Friday Grand Entry 6pm , Sat. 11am Grand Entry , Sunday Grand Entry 11AM , Gift Give away in the afternoon. There will be 12 Drums present an Chiefs & Elders From Ontario, Canada. Hand Drums will Have a Small competition but the Audience will do the judging.

740 -973-1411


July 20, 2012

Healing Mother Earth 5th Intertribal Powwow
Lake Village Campground, 6684 Leon Rd. Off Rt. 7
Andover, OH 44003

Red Wolf:




July 26 – 29, 2012

Buffalo Hills Native American Powwow

Buffalo Hills Resort, 54780 State Route 566
Senecaville, OH 43780

Dionne Bell:




March 31, 2012

Pawnee Nation College Annual Powwow

Pawnee Nation College on 900 Agency Road, Pawenee, Oklahoa.

There’s going to be a whole lot of incredible dancing going on, from Fancy, Grass, Straight and Traditional for the men to Buckskin, Cloth, Fancy Shawl and Jingle for the women. There will also be a Tiny Tots dance and a special hand drum contest.

Cheyenne Whitehorn or Michael Burgess, (918) 762-3442.



April 7, 2012
Fifth Annual Powwow
East Central University, Kerr Activities Center, Ada, OK

Free Door Admission General Public Invited Arts and Crafts, Food, Music, Dancing and Gourd Dance: 2:00 PM. Break: 5:00 PM.
Arts and Crafts Vendors call Couita Nucosee 580-320-6179
Jean and Bobby Billey 580-332-1983

April 13 – 14, 2012

Symposium Powwow

NSU Campus UC Ballroom in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

This weekend powwow kicks off at 6pm Friday evening in the UC Rozell Ballroom. Saturday will be filled with incredible Native American dance competitions. Dance categories will include women’s Jingle, men’s fancy, and more. Dancers will be competing for prizes ranging from $100 – $300. For more information about this event,




June 8 – 10, 2012
26th Annual Red Earth Powwow
Oklahoma City OK

August 17 - 19, 2012
IICOT Powwow of Champions
7777 S Lewis, ORU Mabee Center, Tulsa, OK

Tulsa's largest indoor Powwow. Air conditioned. Plenty of public seating. ORU is a smoke-free environment. Public is welcome. Admission: $7 Per Person (5 yrs & under Free) - Weekend Wrist Band $15 Per Person.  Head Staff: 2012 Honorees; Larry & Charlene Cozad, Hominy, OK.; 2012 - 2013 IICOT Princess: Julia Wakeford, Jenks, OK.  Head Man Dancer: Earl Plumley, Tecumseh, OK; Head Lady Dancer: Lavina Spotted Bear Clark, Head Singer: Gene Sovo, Sterling, OK; Masters of Ceremonies: Neil Lawhead, Kansas City, KS; Curtis Zuniga: Sand Springs, OK. Host Gourd Dancers: Osage Gourd Clan.  Drum contest. 3 places paid. Hand Drum Contest. Married Couple Contest. Sponsored by the family of the Honorees $500 1st place 3 consolations.

Lynnetta Seward
3341 E Jasper St, Tulsa, OK 74115


August 31 – September 2, 2012 (Labor Day Weekend)

Cherokee National Holiday

Tahlaquah, OK




July 26 - 29, 2012
8th Mni Wiconi Wacipi Living Waters Powwow and Family Camp
Turner, OR

Richard Twiss, Sicangu Lakota
President, Wiconi International


August 25, 2012
N.A.T.E. 2nd Annual Powwow
Winston, OR

N.A.T.E. - Native American Tribal Education second powwow grand entry starts @ 1 pm. Drummers and Dancers of all tribes welcome come join our fun!
Jordan Jade
1042 W. Yale, Roseburg, Oregon 97471




March 17, 2012
Lawilowan American Indian Festival
Shippensburg Univ., Shippensburg, PA 17257

Traditional non-competitive powwow that is very family friendly. All proceeds go to American Diabetes Assoc. Open to public from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Grand Entry of dancers - Noon. All dancers in regalia, drummers and vendors admitted free. Public admission $5 per person; elders 65+ and kids 7- free admission. Dancing will be from Noon to 6:00 P.M., when dancers will attend dinner. American Indian arts, crafts, food for sale from 20 Native vendors. Come one, come all and join our celebration!
Arvil Meisenhelter
245 Harvest Drive, York, PA  17404


May 11 – 13, 2012
NAFF of Western Pennsylvania's First Annual Gathering
Luzerne Park Rt 40 East Brownsville, Pa 15417

MC - Spirit Horse; Arena Director - Robert Walks in Wolfs Shadow; Head Vet - Dave Weaver Red Bear; Host Drum - Muddy Creek Singers.  Friday Local School Educational Day 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Grand Entry: Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 Noon. Close: Sunday at 7:00 pm.  Free Admission

Dove Tarter  724-580-7262 or 724-963-9960
Eagle - 724-823-8171

PO Box 208, Republic, PA  15475


May 18 - 20, 2012

Fifth Annual Ontelaunee Park Intertribal Powwow

7344 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, PA 18066

Friday will be a free education day (no dancing), e-mail for info. Native American dancing, drumming, food, arts, music, culture and community. Open to the public (bring your own seating).  MC; Jack Manycolors, Host Drum; Medicine Horse, Other drums welcome please call Mark Fire Keeper; TBA, Head Veteran; Bill Harrison.  Head dancers; Edward Elksong Conover and Diane Hummingbird Woman Larkin.  Musical Performances by; Spirit Wing.  Gates open 10 am with Grand entry at noon both days. Admission $7, seniors $5, 12 and under free. Call for group rates. Proceeds to benefit; No Place for Hate, Wounded Warriors, and Ontelaunee Park.  Camping for dancers, drummers, vendors, and volunteers only.  There will be a “potluck” togetherness feast for dancers, drums, vendors and volunteers on Sat. night. Please bring a favorite food to share. Address: Ontelaunee Park , 7344 Kings Highway , New Tripoli Pa , 18066 From west; I-78 to Lenhartsville, Rt. 143 exit. 143 north about 12 miles to park on right.  From east; I-78 to Rt. 100 north exit, to Rt. 309 north to Rt. 143 south about 2 miles to park on left. Look for our signs. General info., drums, or vendors call Mark One Hawk 484-941-1317   Facebook Ontelaunee Powwow


August 18 - 19, 2012
32nd Annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival
2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, PA 18103

Host Drum: White Buffalo Singers. Guest Drum: Medicine Horse. Head Dancers: Robert SilentThunder, Gros Ventre, Rozlynn TonePahHote, Kiowa. Emcee: Mark Tayak, Piscataway Indian Nation. Arena Director: Jay Hill, Six Nations. MicMac hoop dancer Matthew White Eagle Clair. Aztec Fire Dancers--Salinas Family from Mexico City. Iroquois social dancing and commentary by Onyota'a:ka Dancers, and more. Gates open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Grand Entry: Noon. Admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors over 60 and children 8-17, children under 8 free.
Pat Rivera
2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, PA 18103


September 29 - 30, 2012
Noxens 8th Annual Fall Powwow
3493 Stull Road, Noxen, PA 18636

Gates open at 10 am on Saturday with Story Telling by Grace Dove and close at 10 pm. Grand entry will be at noon with night dancing and trade blanket Saturday evening. Sunday gates open from 10 am until 6 pm with grand entry at noon. All times are on “Indian time”.  All drums welcome, contact Wisteria.  Head male dancer Joe “Spirit Wolf” and DiAnne “Running Wolf” as head female.   There will be Native American dancing in full regalia, various local drums, story telling, trade blanket, and Native American food and craft vendors.  No Admission fee, open to the public All dancers and vendors are welcome. This is a non competition gathering. Camping is free but there is a $7.00 per day fee for electric.  Meals provided for dancers and vendors Friday Evening (chili contest, free to enter cash prize to winner, $1.00 per bowl), Saturday breakfast provided, Saturday dinner is pot luck. Sunday breakfast and Sunday dinner also provided. All food donations greatly appreciated. To keep Mother Earth clean, bring your own dinner set.

Natalie Wisteria Bowersox
33 Jeanette St, Mocanaqua, PA  18655


Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota


July 13-14 , 2012
Mossy Creek Powwow
324 S. James St., Morristown, TN

Blake Bain Phone: 423-273-3710

October 26 - 28, 2012
13th Annual Buffalo River Powwow
1690 Airport Rd, Linden, Tennessee

Traditional non contest powwow.
Ray Benge
1690 Airport Ridge Rd, Linden, TN 37096



January 21, 2012

TIHA Annual Winter Powwow

Meridian Civic Center West River Street, Meridian, TX

West of the courthouse and south of the county jail -

one block south of Hwy 22. Host Motel: Best Western of Clifton - 1215 N. Ave. G ON HWY 6 – (254) 675-8999

Daniel LaGesse 830-839-4549



February 18, 2012

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX



February 18 - 19, 2012

14th Annual United San Antonio Powwow

San Antonio TX



February 25, 2012

Karankawa Lodge Indian Lore Weekend and Powwow

Mathis TX



March 03, 2012

17th Annual UTA NASA Scholarship Powwow

300 W. First St., Arlington, TX
Les Riding 817-272-5319



March 03, 2012

3rd Annual Powwow

Gainesville High School, Gainesville TX

All proceeds goes toward college scholarships For Native American students

Cedric Ketcheshawno 580-326-4979 for contest

Mark Higgins 940-727-8306 for vendor


March 10, 2012

Annual Nde Daa Exhibition Powwow

McAllen TX



March 17, 2012

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX



March 17, 2012

17th Annual UTA NASA Scholarship Powwow

Arlington TX



April 21, 2012

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

New Caney TX



April 21 – 22, 2012

Big Spring Powwow

Big Spring TX



April 21, 2012

Fiesta Powwow

San Antonio TX



May 25 – 26, 2012

Memorial Day Powwow

Laredo TX



June 1 – 2, 2012

Alabama Coushatta Powwow

Livingston TX


June 8 – 9, 2012

56th Annual Texas Indian Hobbyist Association Powwow

Meridian, TX

(832) 746-5212


June 22 – 24, 2012

Healing of the Nations Inter-Tribal Powwow

Lubbock TX




Sept. 1-2, 2012

7th Annual Circle of Life Powwow

Bandera TX



Sept. 8, 2012

AIT-SCM Powwow

San Antonio TX



Sept. 8-9, 2012

The Second Annual Andrews Mustang Powwow

Andrews TX



Sept. 15, 2012

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX



Sept. 15-16, 2012

Four Winds Inter-tribal 20th Annual Powwow



Sept. 29-30, 2012

Permian Basin Intertribal Powwow

Odessa TX



Oct. 6, 2012

Sacred Springs Powwow S

San Marcos TX



Oct. 20, 2012

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX



Oct. 26-27, 2012

23rd Annual South Texas (Way South) Powwow

McAllen TX



Nov. 3, 2012

21st Annual Austin Powwow

Austin TX



Nov. 10, 2012

Sam Houston Veterans Powwow

San Antonio TX



Nov. 17, 2012

St. Mary's University Annual Powwow

San Antonio TX



Nov. 17, 2012

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX



Nov. 24, 2012

Annual Memorial Thanksgiving Lipan Apache Powwow

Alice TX



Dec. 15, 2012

Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow

Pasadena TX






June 1 - 2

St. George Powwow
Dixie Convention Center1835 Convention Center Drive, St. George, UT 

Adults $3.00, 12 and under free. Dancers and singers free.
MC: Dennis Bowen, Tuba City Arizona. Arena Director: Randy Wood, St. George, Utah. Head Judge: Glen Rogers, St. George, Utah. Finalists Payouts Golden Age: 1st. $800. 2nd. $600. 3rd. $400 (*ID required) Adult: 1st. $800. 2nd. $600. 3rd. $400 Teen: 1st. $500. 2nd. $400. 3rd. $300 Junior: 1st. $300. 2nd. $200. 3rd. $100 Drum: 1st. $5000. 2nd. $3000. 3rd. $2000. 4th. $1000. Friday June 1st 2012 schedule of events: 4:00-7:00pm Dancers registration 7:00pm: Grand Entry Saturday June 2nd 2012 schedule of events: 10:00am Doors open to public 1:00pm Grand Entry 7:00pm Grand Entry
Susi Lafaele 435-319-0003




June 1 - 3, 2012

19th Annual Fredericksburg, VA Powwow
Fredericksburg Fairgrounds, ,Fredericksburg, VA

Powwow, an American Indian owned and operated company, will sponsor the Fredericksburg, VA American Indian Pow-Wow and Show at the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds on June 1-3, 2012.  The 1st  is set aside for a cultural exchange with area schools (the public is welcome as well on the 1st ).  American Indian actor Apesanahkat (Menominee) will participate in the pow-wow Saturday and Sunday.  His films include: “Sioux City”, “Dudes”, “Bagdad Café” and “Dark Horizon”.  His television works include: “Babylon 5”, “Walker, Texas Ranger”, “Northern Exposure” and so much more.  Jim Bear, a native artist who combines his vocal and flute talents along to create a wonderful full blend of traditional Native American sounds and songs, will perform at the event as well.  The Powwow is an opportunity for the public to interact with American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists and craftspersons.  This event is an attempt by Pow-Wow to educate the public about American Indians, past and present, through the arts.  Gates open at 9:00AM on Friday, June 1st for a cultural exchange for area schools. Native American Cultural Exchange programs allow teachers, students, and others to interact with our population. The public is welcome also all day on Friday.  Activities on Friday include American Indian Dancing, demonstrators, Juan Salinas of the Aztec Dancers, Tipi set up and more   The Powwow portion will kick off with a parade of nations (grand entry) at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, June 2nd . The public will be able to visit with craft demonstrators and a large contingent of Native American Dancers.  An American Indian Flutist will be at the Pow-Wow daily. Face painting will be available for children and others.  Also, a tipi will be set up for the public. Keith Colston (Tuscarora-Lumbee) of Baltimore will serve as MC. Ray Silva (Laguna Pueblo) and Brenda Silva (Haliwa-Saponi) will serve as head dancers.  Haliwa-Saponi, Coharie, Chickahominy, Cherokee, Sioux, Iroquois, Lumbee, and Navajo are a few of the Tribes that will participate in this year’s event. The public will be able to purchase some of the finest Native American crafts available.  Items for sale include turquoise jewelry, moccasins, beadwork, rugs, books, paintings and dreamcatchers.  American Indian foods include Buffalo stew, fried bread, Indian corn soup and buffalo burgers. Admission to the Pow-Wow is as follows:  Friday: $8.50 in advance and $10 at the door for everyone. Saturday –Sunday: Ages 3-12: $5:00   Ages 13-up: $8.00.  Show times are: Friday: 9 AM-2:00 PM Saturday and Sunday-11:00AM-7:00PM.

(252) 532-0821


November 9 - 11, 2012

21st annual Great American Indian Exposition Pow-Wow and Show

The Showplace, 3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23223

A special ceremony will be held in appreciation of veterans on Saturday. The powwow is an opportunity for the public to interact with over 200 American Indian dancers, singers, drummers, artists, and crafts persons. Also, this event is an attempt by Pow-Wow to educate the public about American Indians, past and present, through the arts. Over $10,000 will be offered in dance and drum prizes, which will attract more than 200 dancers in full regalia from throughout the United States and Canada. At least Seven (7) drums are expected.  Gates open at 9:00AM on Friday, November 9th for a cultural exchange for area schools. Native American Cultural Exchange programs allow teachers, students, and others to interact with our population. The public is welcome also all day on Friday. Grand entry (parade of nations) on Friday starts at 6PM and concludes at 10:00PM.   On Saturday, gates will open at 10:00AM (for early shoppers), and the event will kick off with a parade of nations (grand entry) at 12:00 noon. Over 100 Tribes and over 200 American Indians in regalia (outfits) will be represented at this year’s event, and they include: Haliwa-Saponi, Pamunkey, Piscataway, Chickahominy, Rappahannock, Cherokee, Sioux, Iroquois, Lumbee, Hopi, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Choctaw, Navajo, and so many other Tribes and nations.  Face painting will be available for children and others. A tipi will be set up for public visitation. Bow-‘n-’ arrow shooting will also be available for the whole family. Buffalo stew, Indian Tacos and buffalo burgers are just a few of the delicious Native American food items that will be on sale at the event. American fare such as hot dogs will be sold too. Admission is $10 for everyone on Friday. Saturday and Sunday: Ages 3-12: $6:00 Ages 13-up: $10.00. Group rates are available.  Show-times are: Friday: 9:00 A.M.-10:00 P.M. Saturday-10:00AM-9:00PM and Sunday 11:00AM-6:00PM. This is a rain or shine event (we are inside)!  Call for Host Hotel Info. Call the show promoter,

Barry Richardson, at (252) 532-0821


(804) 225-8877



November 16 - 17, 2012

Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Inter-tribal Fall Festival Corn Harvest Powwow

Old Bridge Road, Courland, VA 23837

Grand Opening of Cattashowrock Town

Chief Walt "Red Hawk" Brown  757-562-7760

Tiger Lily (To se O’harrak)

Deborah “Tiger Lily” Motahari, Tribal Secretary

Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe

Courtland, VA 23837





West Virginia

May 5 – 6, 2012

Spring Horse Powwow - Wanjila Oyate Wacipi

Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Kearneysville, WV

Hosted by the One Heart One Mind Interpretive Center. A portion of the proceeds will go to medical expenses, utilities, and handicap access for Lakota and Ponca families living in

South Dakota and Nebraska.  Host Drum: Sweetwater; MC: Jimmy Roach; Arena Director: Michael McGee; Head Woman: Christy Konyar; Head Man: Roy Robertson. (Rain or Shine) Open to the Public Sat: 11am--8pm, Sun: 11am--6pm Grand Entry 12pm.  Admission $8, Kids under 12 Free. Military/Police/Fire/EMS Free with ID. Day Money and dinner for all registered dancers.

Jennifer Hudson  (605) 299-2558





February 25, 2012

Conestoga College 2nd Annual Traditional

299 Doon Valley Drive, Kitchener, Ontario
Myeengun Phone: 519-748-5220

June 15 - 17, 2012
Spirit of the Peace 7th Annual Traditional Powwow
Taylor British Columbia, Canada

Grand Entry Times: Friday-7:00pm; Sat-1pm & 7pm; Sun-1pm; Arena director: Peter Auger; Host Drum: Thundering Spirit; Announcer: Douglas Bonais

Susan Auger or Marlene Greyeyes
10917 - 101 Ave, Fort St John, BC V1J 2C1
50 - 785 - 0612

June 21, 2012 10.00 a.m. - 1.30 p.m
Medicine Wheel Many Hands for Peace Powwow
Bala Community Public School (6 Bala Avenue, Toronto, ON - Weston Road and Lawrence).
Bala is an underserved school within the Toronto District School Board. This school has a significant Aboriginal and culturally diverse student body, and over the last two years, the students, Sandy Horne and I have presented numerous shows based on Medicine Wheel teachings. This year, as is my want to do, I decided "go big or go home", and a powwow was born. The powwow is a little unconventional because the Grand Entry will be led by a member of Toronto Police Services Mounted Unit, the horse's name is Tecumseh - that in and of itself is worth the price of FREE admission! You get to have your picture taken with Tecumseh! Also, there will be performances by Bala's children (grades 3-5). We are looking for dancers, another big drum, elders and veterans (both Native and non-Native) who would like to participate, and we would be so honoured to have you come. Let me know if you would like to participate. Lut'ak Halaaytn Yugyetk
Shannon V. Thunderbird, M.A.
Coast Tsimshian First Nations, Artist/Educator and
Owner of Teya Peya Productions

July 6 - 8, 2012
Ermineskin Cree Nation 2012 Powwow
Location: Bear Park, Hobbema, Alberta
Nina: 780-585-2000

July 31 - August 2  2012

Grand Rapid Powwow
Grand Rapids, Manitoba, Canada

Sandra Cook
Box 198, Grand Rapids, Manitoba r0c1e0

Dance specials, Feast , daily honorariums


August 23 – 26, 2012
Northern Canadian Powwow Classic
Frog Lake, Alberta, Canada

Canadian host Drum; Northern Cree; American host Drum; Mandaree. MC: Jason Goodstriker, Dale Oldhorn, Dennis Carter, and Shane Dion. Indian auction,$10,000.00 overall contest tournament style. Original vs contemporary. Stick games $20,000.00 plus. also were building the worlds largest teepee and being judged by guinness world records for the largest teepee in the world and the most people in it everyone is welcome to be a part of this record breaking event.
Ricky Marty-Harvey Dufresne
General Delivery, Frog Lake, Alberta, Canada T0A-1M0

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

To many Native Americans, powwows are an important cultural event, a celebration of identity and heritage that gives life to traditions of the past. They are also an opportunity to allow the non-native spectator to participate in an authentic, indigenous gathering that traces its roots back over a thousand years. In this descriptive guide you'll learn about the history and regalia of a number of different dances along with advice on powwow protocol. Includes 30 pages of beautiful illustrations of the dances by Native American artist Diana Stanley. 112 pp, Illus. Paperback. $12.95 + S/H 




Faces of the Land

 After the success of Powwow: Images Along the Red Road, this new book by the Marras presents more photographs and testimonies. Faces from the Land reveals the dancers, who, united by the ageless rhythms of the powwow drums, come from many tribes, different trades, and every corner of North America and celebrate customs both ancient and modern, bringing them together as a proud community to preserve tribal traditions. Since 1988, photographer Ben Marra and his wife, Linda, have crisscrossed the nation to document the majestic dance regalia worn at Native American powwows. Traveling to over 30 cities a year, Ben Marra invites participants into his makeshift studio to be photographed in full traditional dress, while Linda records the stories behind their outfits and dance. The resulting images are stunning, and capture not only the brilliant colors and incredible craftsmanship of the regalia, but the personal journeys that inspired them.  If you enjoyed Ben Marra's first book, you will love this one!  175 pages, 155 full color photographs. Hardcover. SKU:8335-9  $24.95  







"Powwow was an Algonquin term, "pau-wau" or "pauau", which referred to a gathering of medicine men and spiritual leaders. "Pau-wauing" referred to a religious ceremony, usually one of curing. In the 1800's the European explorers observing these religious gatherings and dances mispronounced the word as powwow.  Jennings, The Invasion of America, p. 241. In 1646 the Massachusetts General Court decreed that “no Indian shall at any time pawwaw, or perform outward worship to their false gods, or to the devil....” ~From William Marder   The word is correctly spelled "powwow".