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JULY 2015



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July 01

Independence Day

July 04

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July 14

Parent's Day

July 26




A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.  ~Thomas Paine


"May your days be many and your troubles be few. May all God's blessings descend upon you. May peace be within you may your heart be strong. May you find what you're seeking wherever you roam."  ~Irish Blessing



Manataka Council Fire


Friends of Manataka:

Thank you for your continued support for the work being done on your behalf at the sacred site on the mountain.

The planned  garden has been sidetracked this year due to perpetual rain from mid April to June 1st. I understand it has been the third wettest spring on record. There was no hint of this at the seed and water ceremony in April. Had I used that time to plant these corn kernels from authentic Cherokee heritage, I would probably have corn waist high by now. The seeds I was going to plant, this year, will only be a fraction of what I will plant. So I have Cherokee corn seed left for distribution to whoever wishes to receive what is left.

They are already packaged and ready...about a dozen packets of red, purple, and orange/yellow kernels. The only glitch is I have not the funds to mail these packets. I have spent close to 200$ sending the previously requested seeds all over the world , within the US its around three dollars to seed these seed packets. So that's what it will cost to receive.  Scroll down to GENERAL Payments.

I am sending out a beautiful prayer to those who sent seed packets. The Hopi blue corn was planted and I feel it will do well and in one of my small plots I planted Cherokee Red and Hopi Blue (almost black) just to experiment with cross pollination of these two ancient strains.

Corn has been  one of the most genetically altered grasses from the beginning of our cultures. The small kernel cobs that existed in the ancient days, have come a long way, and Monsanto has modified this blessing from the Creator with blatant disregard for what its place is and was. The yields that "Frankenstein" corn produces have doubled every couple of years ...with predictions of another doubling in this next generation. These $$$ are not sustainable as this crop creates fuel and sugars and thousands of products in our society. 

All from a grass seed our foremothers/fathers cultivated as a simple grass, that tasted good!

I know this has been about corn gardening and I pray you understand my passion about the pursuit of growing all things and go out and put seeds in the ground.!!!

May the great spirit increase you and yours, blessing for the bountiful harvest!!!

Love and peace and good will to all


~Michael Eye of the Eagle Feather Burton






Medicine Drum of Many Colors

By Martha Lucier

A voice within my own heart calls to me. I follow the voice each step on the Soul pathway, even though I don’t really know where it leads, or why I have been called; even though the voices around me, might question, seed doubt or plant fear. I simply answer the calling I hear from deep within.

When I find myself amongst those who are suffering from depression, from the weight of losing a child, from anger and resentment, from oppression and deep loss, I hear the calling from within to become the medicine. I become the drum beat of Mother Earth Herself. I surrender myself, my agenda, my expectations, my fears, my doubts, my apprehensions, my judgments. I surrender all of me to become the medicine; the hollow bone.

I do not know how this medicine will use me. Sometimes, I am a song that carries deep vibration that moves, transforms and clears heaviness. Sometimes my body is sculpted into shapes, forms and movements, like a clay figure, bending and contorting, being molded and shaped. I become the medicine dance, swirling, twirling and twisting, clearing new pathways for the soul to stretch and find itself again.   Read More...



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"The real meaning of life is your family, the love that you have, the respect, the traditional ways, and carrying on with them." -- Ethel Wilson, Cowichan

The family is the seed of the future. The family is the key to the transfer of cultural information. We should really take a look at how we are looking at our families. Are we treating each family member with respect? Are we passing on the traditional ways? Are we teaching the old songs? Are we participating in the ceremonies? Are we showing the family members how to pray? Are we encouraging each family member to be spiritual? Think about these things today.

My Creator, today, let me show respect to each family member.


Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.


 At Manataka, respect and love given to family is without reservation and without expectation; It is a prerequisite to earning the respect and love of our peers and the Creator of All Things. ~Lee Standing Bear Moore



The Food Gathering

Wintu Legend

The people gathered here at Junction and said, "The blackberries, elderberries, and hazelnuts must be ripe. Let's go to the mountains!"


They went camping at Barker Mountain. "Let's camp in the gap where there is water close by," the decided. "Let's gather blackberries and hunt! Let's look for water and eat together with the newcomers," they said.


Then they built several fires and got ready to cure deer meat and dry blackberries. Let's get ready to pound and dry hazel nuts and everything," They said.


They brought wood and bark, shaving it to clean it off. They scraped it clean so that they would only have to pour the berries on top. To dry deer meat, they would cut in into strips and hang it on wood racks they had already made for that purpose.





Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community

Strawberry Festival


Kay Olan (Photo by Nikki Rossi)


Every summer during the last weekend of June, the Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community holds a strawberry festival to give thanks to the creator that the strawberries have returned.


The strawberries are symbolic of life and health and indicate the beginning of the harvest of fresh fruits. The community’s Annual Strawberry Festival holds a deeper meaning and connection with the Kanatsiohareke Mohawk culture than its separate parts. It is much more than a public event with a strawberry pie eating contest and a strawberry flavored lemonade stand.


This year’s Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community Strawberry Festival—running June 26-27 in Fonda, New York, a one-hour drive west of Albany—will once again celebrate life and the traditions of the Kanatsiohareke Mohawk.  Read More...



Manataka recently partnered with Canyon Records and its distributors to bring our members and supporters the very finest in American Indian Music.  Canyon Records of Phoenix, Arizona, producer and distributor of Native American music, is one of the oldest independent record labels in the music industry as well as one of the oldest cultural institutions in the state of Arizona. Canyon Records was founded in 1951 by Ray and Mary Boley. Their involvement with Native American music began when Ray was asked by the Phoenix Little Theater to record a Navajo singer named Ed Lee Natay. Boley was so taken with Natay's singing that he recorded a collection of songs titled Natay, Navajo Singer. This album is still in active release.  Manataka completed webpages for over 90 CD collections with many more coming in the next few weeks.  Click on the album covers below to discover a beautiful world of indigenous music!










A Navajo Original
By Jason Begay, Navajo Times, Window Rock

Before they came together as Chucki Begay and the Mother Earth Blues Band, the group's members were two separate forces, one rising on her voice and the other nearing self-destruction.

If it weren't for a chance encounter - not a meeting, but simply Begay's voice wafting through the air during a Farmington music festival - then the lead guitarist of her new band, now her husband, would not have made it this far.

"I was ready to sell all of my guitars to pay for my funeral," said Richard Anderson Jr., lead guitar player for Chucki Begay and the Mother Earth Blues Band. "I wanted to drink myself to death."

Then, in 2007, Anderson, a sound tech at the fateful music festival, heard Begay sing, her deep, almost whispery baritone, carefully nestling every musical key like it were alive. Her voice and performance were authentic, said the 43-year-old musician. 




Joseph Beautiful Painted Arrow

Sacredness is when divine presence descends from the heavens into the earth and it purifies that single moment in to an instantaneity

"Dancing is an expression of the physical body, and the physical body is like a temple, like a holy place. So when we walk, when we talk, when we cry, when we pray, when we speak, when we sing, when we laugh, it is the process of the voice of sacredness.

The whole idea in all my dances is to get people to meet God, to meet th Divine presence within themselves; To become enlightened."

In Joseph’s tradition Divine presence is breath, matter and movement, and from out of that came the dances.

Joseph and I had an in depth conversation about Dance Protocols. Here is an abridged version of Sun Moon Dance protocols. A more detailed version is available upon request.  ~Jennie    Read More...





A Catholic Priest, a Baptist Preacher and a Rabbi all served as Chaplains to the students of Northern Michigan University at Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan . They would get together two or three times a week for coffee and to talk shop.

One day, someone made the comment that preaching to people isn’t really all that hard, a real challenge would be to preach to a bear. One thing led to another, and they decided to do an experiment. They would all go out into the woods, find a bear, preach to it, and attempt to convert it to their religion.

Seven days later, they all came together to discuss their experiences.

Father Flannery, who had his arm in a sling, was on crutches, and had various bandages on his body and limbs, went first.

"Well,’ he said, "I went into the woods to find me a bear. And when I found him, I began to read to him from the Catechism. Well, that bear wanted nothing to do with me and began to slap me around. So I quickly grabbed my holy water, sprinkled him and, Holy Mary Mother of God, he became as gentle as a lamb. The Bishop is coming out next week to give him first communion and confirmation."

Reverend Billy Bob spoke next. He was in a wheelchair, had one arm and both legs in casts, and had an IV drip.

In his best fire-and-brimstone oratory, he exclaimed, "WELL, brothers, you know we Baptists don’t sprinkle! I went out and I FOUND me a bear. And then I began to read to my bear from God’s HOLY WORD! But that bear wanted nothing to do with me. So I took HOLD of him and we began to wrestle. We wrestled down one hill, UP another and DOWN another until we came to a creek. So I quickly DUNKED him and BAPTIZED his hairy soul. And just like you said, he became as gentle as a lamb. We spent the rest of the day praising Jesus..Hallelujah!


The Priest and the Reverend both looked down at the Rabbi, who was lying in a hospital bed. He was in a body cast and traction with IVs and monitors running in and out of him. He was in really bad shape.

The Rabbi looked up and said: “Looking back on it, ….circumcision may not have been the best way to start.”





Passing into the Spirit World:

The Mohawk Rituals of Death
©by Doug George-Kanentiio

The death (Ohronte in Mohawk) of a family (kawatsireh) member or someone we truly care about is the most tragic of human experiences, yet the ancient teachings of the Iroquois gives the bereaved assurances spiritual consciousness does not end with the demise of the body.

As Iroquois (Onkweh) we are taught our souls are not of this earth but originated in another dimension to which we return when our time on this land is completed.

It is said the movement into physical death takes the soul into warm, living light where we are met by our spiritual guardians and taken along a journey into the sky. We are told this ‘walk along the stars’ follows the path of the Milky Way galaxy.

As the last breath is expelled from the dying the soul rises above the body where it experiences a sense of peace. The soul is aware of the circumstances of death but the initial feelings of trepidation are replaced with a profound sense of release.








A Mystery of Energy and Power


Salba is a variety of ancient plant species belonging to the mint family called Chia. Its botanical name is Salvia hispanica L.

The brilliant Aztecs used Chia to sustain them on long and arduous hunting and trading expeditions and in battle. Runners would relay messages throughout their immense kingdom relying on it for their only source of nourishment.

The History of Salba
When the Conquistadors under the command of Hernando Cortez arrived in Mexico on November 8, 1519, they sought to establish their own rule by subjugating and plundering the legendary nation of the Aztecs. Cortez quickly realized that the grain Chia was at the very core of the Aztec nutritional foundation. It was an integral part of the rich and mysterious ceremonial pageants that were vital to their religious and spiritual culture. Chia in essence, became a symbol of life itself. The Aztecs believed it gave them mystical, almost supernatural energy and power. During the Conquistadors relentless campaign of terror and oppression, Cortez was convinced that if he could destroy Chia, he would win the empire and become master of all he surveyed. Acre upon acre of Chia was then set ablaze and a brutal battle of wills had begun, a battle that would eventually bring the Aztecs to their knees, leaving the magnificent “Kingdom of Gold” in ruins.   Read More...



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"In some mysterious and wonderful way you are part of everything, Nephew. And in that same mysterious and wonderful way, everything is a part of you."  -- Nippawanock, Arapahoe

In order to experience this, we must be aware of how limited our senses are — eyes, ears touch, smell, taste. These senses help us to function in the Seen World. What we see is interpreted by our minds and put inside our belief system, and this can become our reality. But there also exists an Unseen World. In this world we experience connectedness; we experience the mystery; and we experience another whole point of view. If we pay attention to both the Unseen World and the Seen World, our belief systems will print in our mind a new and wonderful reality. We will see and know we are a part of everything.

Great Spirit, today, give me the knowledge to know this mystery.


Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.


"We are One" is expressed a thousand ways at Manataka. May we find millions of ways to demonstrate it. ~Lee Standing Bear Moore




Driving GMOs and Monsanto's Roundup off the Market
by Ronnie Cummins,

Since genetically engineered (GE) crops, foods, and animal drugs were brazenly forced onto the market in 1994 by Monsanto and the FDA, with neither pre-market safety testing nor labels required, consumers and small farmers worldwide have mobilized to ban, label, or boycott these controversial "Frankenfoods."

With mounting scientific evidence1 underlining the human health and environmental toxicity of GE foods, and growing alarm over the toxic pesticides such as Monsanto's Roundup that invariably accompany genetically modified organisms (GMOs), currently 64 nations require mandatory labeling of GMOs.

Numerous states and regions in the European Union, and several dozen entire nations, including Switzerland, Australia, Austria, China, India, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, Greece, Bulgaria, Poland, Italy, and Russia, have banned GMO crops altogether.






Northern Cheyenne History
by Donald Hollowbreast,

Some people I am acquainted with consider me a writer and historian. I do not consider myself that seriously. It is up to them to say.

In the early days of the Northern Cheyenne Indian reservation, there was no hospital. Field nurses made calls in each of the communities. They used one horse hitch buggies in the summer and one horse hitch sleds in the winter to make calls. They may have done so during the Flu Epidemic of 1918, but long before the reservation was established, we had medicine men and women.

I was born in 1917, during the time of the Flu Epidemic and I, too, did not escape the sickness. The Cheyenne called the epidemic "The Year of Many Deaths." When I got sick, my father, Hubert Hollowbreast, rode horseback to the home of the Cheyenne medicine men and women. He offered them a shawl, cloth and a horse to come to doctor me at our home, a log cabin.   Read More...





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Nominations Open for Elder Council

The Manataka Elder Council needs two new members.  Self-nominations are permitted.  Requires at least one in-person meeting per year at Hot Springs, AR and tele-conference meetings monthly. MAIC dues must be current. Send you resume today!


Help Wanted:

Fund Raising Professional needed.  Experienced please.  Email us now.


Education Committee needs Teachers, Educators, Curriculum Developers.  We are creating a new approach to teach values in public schools based on American Indian philosophy and customs.  Contact: Dr. Rev. Fred Wilcoxson.

Volunteer Counseling Positions Open: 

Are you a minister, psychologist, teacher or counselor?  Elder Robert Gray Hawk Coke announces that more professional volunteer counselors are needed for Manataka's free online Counseling program helping hundreds of people with emotional, spiritual, family, marital and other issues -- anonymously and free!. There are education, professional experience and licensure requirements.  

Planning is in full-swing to convert vacant lots on the east side of Manataka (Hot Springs) Mountain into memorial gardens.  Everyone is excited!





"The old people came literally to love the soil and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power...The soil was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing..." -- Luther Standing Bear, Oglala Sioux

Have you ever noticed the relationship between children and the soil? Watch how happily they are touching the dirt. The children play in it and eat it. If you are stressed, go to a spot on the Earth, sit down, put your fingers in the dirt, dig in it. Wash your hands in the soil. When you touch it, notice what it does to your hands. Our bodies love to touch the Earth. Sometimes we get too busy and forget these simple things. Maybe you'll even want to plant a garden or flowers. These things are mentally healthy.

Great Spirit, today, let me touch the Earth so the Earth can touch me.


Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.


At Manataka, we listen carefully to the Earth Mother's heart-beat, her vibrations, like a baby in the mother's womb, so that we may draw close to her with loving embrace. ~Lee Standing Bear Moore



OPINION PAGES - Letters to the Edtior - July 2015


Greetings from Johannesburg South Africa

Dear Manataka,

Greetings from Johannesburg South Africa ! !

I have just finished reading the article on the Eagle feathers. This has article brings home that fact that while the First Nations are depicted as FREE and Sovereign. ..well....they are not.

Seems that all the Brothers and Sisters are targeted for what I understand from the article. ...for no apparent reason but to ruffle feathers. Many years of ruffling feathers.  Strange that something like these feathers are an important part of the Way of the First Nations.....are challenged. It seems rather petty and spiteful.

Clearly while this has been an arduous journey and fight for the basic right to use and own these precious feathers....Great Spirit has seen this and brought them back to where they belong.  Placing restrictions on these feathers is a mean and petty thing instituted by those who would try to have a grip and last say with the perceived power of authority.

But in spite of this....these feathers will never be quite...they will always serve.  There is so much spirit in and around these beautiful feathers. And as with all things in nature there is balance. Like night and day.....and you all have been through a winter and now summer is at hand for the victory that is yours!!!!      
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July 3 - 5, 2015
Mashpee Wampanoag Powwow

Cape Cod Campgrounds, Falmouth, MA

July 01 - July 05, 2015
117th Arlee Esyapqeyni
Arlee, MT - 59821

July 02 - July 04, 2015
Kiowa Tia-Piah Society Annual Celebration

12 1/2 miles South
Carnegie, OK

July 02 - July 05, 2015
143rd Annual Quapaw Powwow

5681 S 630 Rd
Quapaw, OK - 74363

July 03 - July 04, 2015
Kayenta AZ 4th of July Powwow

Kayenta, AZ

July 03 - July 05, 2015
4th of July Traditional Powwow

Cass Lake, MN - 56633

July 03 - July 05, 2015
O'Chiese First Nation Competition Powwow

Rocky Mountain House, AB

July 03 - July 05, 2015
Ermineskin Cree Nation Powwow

Maskwacis, AB

July 03 - July 05, 2015
Metis Powwow / Festival

48 Canal Street
Lake George, NY - 12845

July 03 - July 05, 2015
28th Anniversary Powwow

15700 OK-9
Norman, OK - 73026

July 03 - July 05, 2015
40th Annual Eastern Band Cherokee Nation Powwow

Cherokee, NC - 28719

July 3 - 6, 2015
Indian Plaza Intertribal 4th of July Powwow

Indian Plaza Campgrounds, Charlemont, MA


July 04 - July 05, 2015
Monroe Independence Day Powwow

34396 State Route 7
Sardis, OH - 43946

July 06 - July 08, 2015
Red Lake Nation Independence Day Celebration
Ponemah, MN

July 3 - 6, 2015
Indian Plaza Intertribal 4th of July Powwow

Indian Plaza Campgrounds, Charlemont, MA


July 4 - 5, 2015
Mother Earth Creation Powwow

2145 White Mountain Hwy, Ossipee, NH 03864



July 9 - July 12 2015

80th Annual Green River Rendezvous
US Highway 191, Pinedale, WY Rodeo Grounds Pinedale, WY
Des Brunette 307-367-2707

Fees: $5.00; Most events are free; Events happening the whole week. Ends on July 12 with an hour long live historical re-enactment.  Green River Rendezvous Pageant; Book your lodging early, years in advance! Go to:  Held annually the second full weekend in July where traders close streets and fill parks with food, live music, beer, entertainment and more to celebrate the mountain men, legendary explorers, and Native Americans who opened commerce in the American West. From visits to the Museum of the Mountain Man that bestows Jim Bridger?s rifle to the return of the Green River Rendezvous historical re-enactment and nightly rodeos, cultural events will be in high supply.

July 10 -12, 2015
Yellow Bird Intertribal Powwow

Indian Plaza Powwow Grounds, Charlemont, MA


July 10 - July 12, 2015
12th Annual Strong Sun Powwow

808 Beeson Road
Kernsville, NC - 27284

July 10 - July 12, 2015
2015 Marcellus Norwest Memorial Veterans Powwow

Hebo Road
Willamina, OR - 97396

July 10 - July 12, 2015
22nd Annual Fond du Lac Veteran's Powwow

1150 Mission Road , Cloquet
Minnesota - 55720

July 10 - July 12, 2015
31st Annual Great Mohican Powwow

23270 Wally Road South
Loudonville, OH

July 10 - July 12, 2015
30th Annual Taos Pueblos Powwow

Ben Romero Rd,
Taos Pueblo Indian Reservation, NM

July 10 - July 12, 2015
Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Annual Powwow

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, AB


July 11 - July 12, 2015
Sweetgrass Moon Traditional Powwow

Hopkins, MI

July 11 - July 12, 2015
Setalcott Nation Corn Festival/Powwow

25 Main Street
Setauket, NY


July 16 - July 20 2015
Western Pa. Primitive Rendezvous
420 Squaw Valley Road, Property Parker,, PA 16049 USA
Independent Mountain Men Living History Society, Inc.

Gene Nagel 724-586-7220

Take PA 80 to Exit 42 Emlenton. After exiting take PA38 North. Follow PA 38 North a few hundred feet to PA 208. ? Follow PA 208 North toward the town of Emlenton. On your right you will turn onto Squaw Valley Road. It is just after you round a bend to the right and start down to the Alleghany (it is easy to miss, so keep a weather eye for it). Continue on Squaw Valley Road until you get to a fork, stay right at the fork. Just after you cross a small bridge, the IMM property will be on the right hand side. GPS Address: 420 Suaw Valley Road Parker, Pa. 16049;  Fees: Camp Fee $10,00 Per Person (under Age 18 Free) Per- Registration Gift 3 Bags of Ice Per Camp; No Dogs. Horses & Mules Need to Be Pre-Registered under events

July 17, 2015 6:00pm PDT - July 19 at 6:00pm in PDT
Redb Bird's 2015 Children of Many Colors Intertribal Powwow

Moorpark College, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021

Corina Roberts


July 17 - July 19, 2015
Mii Gwitch Mahnomen Days 53rd Traditional Powwow

6 mi. W of Deer Diver, MN on US 2,
Ball Club, MN - 56636

July 18 - July 18, 2015
7th Annual Colorado Springs Native American Inter Tribal Powwow

3650 N. Nevada Ave,
Colorado Springs, CO - 80907

July 18 - July 19, 2015
Tipton 18th Annual Powwow

4352 E Pleasant Valley Blvd
Tyrone, PA - 16686

July 18 - July 19, 2015
Suscol Intertribal Council 22nd Annual Powwow

100 California Drive
Yountville, CA

July 18 - July 19, 2015
Thunder in the Valley Inter Tribal Powwow

8293 Rt. 28
Big Indian, NY - 12410

July 18 - July 19, 2015
Inter-Tribal Native American Powwow

Drums, PA

July 18 - 19, 2015
McNaa Summer Moon Powwow

Endicott Park, Danvers, MA
617-642-1683 or http://www.MCNAA.ORG


July 18 -19, 2015
24th Honoring Our Elders Powwow

979 Somerset Ave., Dighton, MA.



July 24 - 26, 2015
First Nations Intertribal Powwow

Canal Side Park, Whitehall, NY

July 23 - July 26, 2015
149th Annual Homecoming Celebration / 2015 Winnebago Powwow

1 1/4 miles east, U.S Hwy 75
Winnebago, NE

July 24 - July 25, 2015
NACIP Powwow and Festival - Indian Market

Salt Lake City, UT - 84115

July 24 - July 26, 2015
3rd Annual Wolf Creek Indian Village Intertribal Powwow

251 Main Street
Bland, VA - 24615

July 24 - July 26, 2015
Spirit of the People Powwow

46770 Bailey Road
Chilliwack, BC

July 24 - July 26, 2015
Onigum 17th Traditional Powwow

13 mi. E of Walker Mn. on Co. Rd.13
Onigum, MN - 56484

July 24 - July 26, 2015
37th Annual Grand Mid-Summer Powwow

Queens County Farm Museum - Thunderbird American Indian Dancers
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park , New York - 11004-1129

July 24 - July 26, 2015
37th Annual Keweenaw Bay Maawanji'iding "Honoring the Ogitchidaag"

Baraga, MI - 49908

July 24 - July 26, 2015
46th Annual Kihekah Steh Powwow

193rd Rd & 52nd W Ave,
Skiatook, Ok - 74070

July 24 - July 26, 2015
36th Annual Grand River Powwow

Six Nations of the Grand River Hwy 54,
Ohsweken, ON

July 24 - July 26, 2015
1st Annual Skitswish Powwow 2015

Worley, ID

July 25 - July 25, 2015
17th Annual Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Indian Inter-Tribal "Green Corn Dance" Powwow Gathering

27345 Aquia Path
Courtland, VA - 23837

July 25 - July 26, 2015
Wildfire Phillips InterTribal Powwow 2015

13 Sharon Drive
Fair Haven, Vermont - 0574

July 24 - 26, 2015
46th Annual Kihekah Steh Powwow

4.7 Miles North of Hwy 20 on Javine Hill Rd., Skiatook, OK
(918) 381-7996


July 24 - 26, 2015
Nipmuc Nation 92nd Annual Powwow

Hassanamesit Reservation, 80 Brigham Hill Rd, Grafton, MA
(508) 853-5575


July 24 - 26, 2015
Indian Plaza Intertribal Powwow

Indian Plaza Campgrounds, Charlemont, MA


July 25 - 26, 2015
59th Annual O-Sa-Wan Powwow & Native American Marketplace.

Francis Field Fairgrounds, New Lenox, IL.

(847) 882-1644


July 31 - August 9 2015

10th Annual Smoking Waters Mountain Man Rendezvous & 1800's Living History Encampment
Hwy 20 & Iris St. on the Gallatin National Forest, West Yellowstone Old Airport, West Yellowstone, MT
Sunshine Kirkpatrick 406.646.7931   The encampment is clearly visible to all travelers arriving on US 20 from the southwest. Smoking Waters Mountain Man Rendezvous is located on the Gallatin National Forest Service land immediately west of West Yellowstone and adjacent to Iris Street.  Free Admission to the Public; This is a primitive camp - no water or electric - come with water and propane. We are situated on Gallatin National Forest land by special permit. Forest Service bear safety rules will apply and be strictly enforced! No food left outside, etc. Fire bans are often in effect this time of year, so prepare for no wood fires. Propane (above ground) is allowed. For current restrictions, contact the Gallatin National Forest Service. Tin Tipi area on site. Modern camping available in West Yellowstone. Showers, laundry, water & dump are 4 blocks away. One block to town and walking distance to many restaurants. Black powder Shoot Sat. Aug. 8th @ 9am REGISTRATION @ 8:00am ? Cost $10.00 per shooter. Prizes are to be awarded same day. Primitive Bow Shoot Sunday. Aug. 2nd & 9th @ 8am Cost $5.00 per shooter for each event. Prizes awarded to top 3 places.


July 31 - August 02, 2015
2015 Rocky Boy Celebration
Box Elder, MT - 59521


August 7 - 9, 2015
Mihsihkinaahkwa Powwow

Morsches Park, Columbia City, IN. 260-244-7702



August 8 - 9, 2015
Attean Family Powwow

56 Game Farm Rd, Gray, ME

August 14 - 16, 2015
Indian Plaza Intertribal Powwow

Indian Plaza Powwow Grounds, Charlemont, MA

August 14 -16, 2015
21st Annual Powwow

Aroostook County off Route 1, Spruce Haven, Doyle Road., Caribou, ME.


August 22 - 23, 2015
Metis of Maine 12th Annual Fall Gathering & Powwow

105 Gould Rd., Dayton, ME



September 4 - 7, 2015
Indian Plaza Intertribal Labor Day Powwow

Indian Plaza Powwow Grounds, Charlemont, MA


September 5 - 6, 2015
North Country Inter-Tribal Powwow

934 Elm ST. Newport ME 04953
207-368-4944 medward

September 5 - 6, 2015
19th Annual Seaconke Wampanog Tribe Powwow

Red Way Plains Rt 44, Rehoboth, MA



September 5 - 6, 2015
55th annual Tecumseh Lodge Powwow

Tipton County 4-H Fairgrounds, Tipton, IN.

September 5 - 7, 2015
7th Annual Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum Honoring Our Veterans Powwow

4116 Cumberland Falls Hwy, Corbin, KY. (606) 528-6342

September 12 - 13, 2015

McNaa Annual Intertribal Powwow
Plug Pond, Sanders Rd., Haverhill, MA


September 12 -13, 2015
35th Annual Powwow

Lake Siog Park, Holland, MA

September 18 - 20, 2015
Yellow Bird Intertribal Day & Night Powwow

Indian Plaza Powwow Grounds, Charlemont, MA

September  25-27, 2015

Pabanamanina PW & California Indian Days Celebration

Casino Pow-wow Grounds

Bishop, Ca

Pow-wow Page: 760-920-2354

Handgames Eric: 760-920-8625

September 26 - 27, 2015
Natick & Ponkapoag Praying Indian Powwow

Cochituate State Park, RT 30,Natickline, MA

Indigenous Conference Services is proud to host five great conferences this year


October 3 - 4, 2015
25th Annual Dighton Council Oak Powwow

Behind Town Hall, 979 Somerset Ave, Dighton, MA

October 03, 2015
AIS Homecoming Powwow

4-H Camp, Spencer, MA


October 7 - 9, 2015

National Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference

Mercure Gold Coast Resort Australia


October 9 - 12, 2015
Indian Plaza Columbus Day Powwow

Indian Plaza Powwow Grounds, Charlemont, MA


October 19 - 21, 2015

Indigenous Board of Directors Conference

Mercure Gold Coast Resort Australia


October 26 - 29, 2015

3rd Annual Native Food Sovereignty Summit

Radisson Green Bay Hotel and Conference Center. Green Bay, Wisconsin
First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin will co-host

At the event, Native American communities come together to learn from one another in order to promote Native health, wellness and food sovereignty.   Agriculture, Community Outreach, and Products to Market. Native farmers, ranchers, gardeners, businesses, policymakers and other practitioners from around the U.S. will share information, program models and tools to meet growing and marketing challenges, as well as provide inspiration, mentoring and networking opportunities.


November 15, 2015
McNaa National Native American Heritage Day Powwow

Bridgewaters State Univ., Bridgewater, MA


November 21 - 22, 2015
49th Annual LIHA (La. Indian Heritage Assn.) Powwow
Lamar-Dixon Expo Ctr, Gonzalez, LA. 985-796-5433