Welcome to this listing of upcoming pow wows for Minnesota.

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July 29 - July 31, 2016

Onigum 19th Annual Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Onigum, MN. 13 Miles east of Walker on Co. Rd. 13
Info: Theresa Jordan 218-536-0213

August 5 - August 7, 2016

Pezihutazizi Oyate Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Granite Falls, MN. Upper Sioux Community, 5722 Travers Lane
Info: Eric 320-564-6040 or 320-564-6057
Additional Info: Warm-Ups: Friday 7 PM. Grand Entries: Saturday 1 PM and 7 PM; and Sunday 1 PM.

August 5 - August 7, 2016

Onigum 19th Annual Traditional Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Onigum, MN. Powwow Grounds: County Road 13
Info: Theresa Jordan 218-536-0213

August 5, 2016

Natives Against Heroin Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Minneapolis American Indian Center
Info: Cheryl Secola or Gary Spears 612-879-1700
Additional Info: "Honoring those in Recovery" Grand entry at 6 PM. Light meal at 5:30 for powwow participants.

August 12 - August 14, 2016

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration - Traditional

Location: Grand Portage, MN. Grand Portage Reservation, National Monument Heritage Center, 170 Mile Creek Rd.
Directions: 150 North of Duluth, Minnesota on Highway 61.
Info: Dana Logan 218-475-2800 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBA
AD(s): TBA
Host Drum(s): Stone Bridge Singers
Cost: Admission is free
Additional Info: Camping sites are not reserved. First here sets up.

August 19 - August 21, 2016

Shakopee Mdewakanton Wacipi - Contest

Location: Prior Lake, MN. Pow-wow grounds, 3712 Dakotah Parkway
Directions: North of Mystic Lake Casino Hotel and south of County Road 42, between county roads 83 and 17 (Marschall Road).
Info: 952-445-8900 -Website-
Cost: $10 for entire weekend with button purchase. Adults 60+ are free. Children 10 and under are free.
Additional Info: Flag Raising: Saturday and Sunday at 9 AM. Grand Entry: Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 1 PM, and 7 PM, Sunday at 1 PM.

August 19 - August 21, 2016

50th Annual Mille Lacs Pow Wow* - Traditional

Location: Mille Lacs, MN. Iskigamizigan Pow-wow Grounds
Info: 320-532-7517 or 320-224-1646 -Email-

August 19 - August 21, 2016

50th Annual Mille Lacs Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Onamia, MN. Shaw Bosh Kung Pt.
Directions: West Side of Mille Lacs Lake, 12 miles north of Onamia on Hwy 169, follow signs.
Info: 612-441-6526

August 19 - August 21, 2016

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe 50th Annual Traditional Powwow - Traditional

Location: Onamia, MN. Iskigamizigan Powwow Grounds
Directions: West side of Lake Mille Lacs, 12 miles north of Onamia on U.S. Highway 169. Follow Signs
Info: Carla Big Bear 320-532-7436 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Larry Smallwood and Pete Gahbow
AD(s): Dean Smallwood and Percy Benjamin
Host Drum(s): Pipestone and Timber Trails
Cost: 0
Additional Info: Fireworks Saturday evening. Old Style Jingle Dress Contest. Best Parade Float Contest. Best Rez Car Contest. Horseshoe Tournament. Moccasin Game. Fun Run. For Vendor Space, please contact Tammy Smith 320-532-7752. For hotel rooms, please contact Carla Big Bear (320) 532-7436.

August 20 - August 21, 2016

Chaske Cikala Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Chaska, MN. Lions Park
Info: Walt Iyan Wakan Ripplinger 952-751-7170 -Website-
MC(s): Wally Ripplinger
AD(s): Brian Freeman
Host Drum(s): Oyate Teca
Cost: Free Admission - All are welcome
Additional Info: Grand entries: Saturday 1 & 6 PM, Sunday 1 PM. Honorariums to the first 3 drums and to dancers participating in Regalia. No vendor fee.

August 26 - August 28, 2016

36th Annual Cha Cha Bah Ning Powwow - Traditional

Location: Inger, MN.
Info: Dorothy 218-556-7590

August 26 - August 28, 2016

Red Lake Nation Fair and Powwow - Traditional

Location: Red Lake, MN.
Info: Ron Lussier 218-407-1261 -Email-
MC(s): Keveon Kingbird & Terry Fiddler
AD(s): Mack & Kevin Kingbird
Host Drum(s): Mandaree
Cost: Free
Contest Info: Dance Specials: Grass 16+ in Honor of Mark Kingbird Jr, 1st plus jacket, 2nd & 3rd places Old Style Jingle 13-18 in Honor of Alexis Desjarlait, 1st $300 + Jingle Dress, 2nd $200, 3rd $100 plus consolations. Jr Boys Categories 6-12 in Honor of DeAndre Grier, 1st $200.00 + Star quilt, 2nd $100, 3rd $75, 4th $50 plus consolations. Girls Jingle 6-12 in Honor of Daphne Lussier, 1st $200 + Jacket, 2nd $150 + Jacket, 3rd $100 + Jacket.
Additional Info: Grand Entries: Friday @ 7pm, Saturday @ 1pm & 7pm, Sunday @ 1pm & 7pm. Community Feast on Saturday. Princess & Brave Contest. Parade on Saturday @ 11am - Categories: Business/Family/Kiddie/Rez Car. Fair Exhibit August 25-27, Red Lake Community Center. David Donnell Sr. Men's memorial softball tournament - August 27 & 28, 1st $1500, 2nd $1000, 3rd $750, 4th $500, Games at Red Lake Fields (Rain or Shine), 3rd Basemen Award, MVP Award (Jacket), All-Star Awards (Shirts), Entry Fee $250, Contact Jeff Donnell @ 218-556-6335 for more information.

September 2 - September 4, 2016

Wii Gitchie Ni Mi Dim Labor Day Pow Wow - Contest

Location: Cass Lake, MN. Leech Lake Veterans Grounds
Directions: Located next to the Palace Casino on Palace Drive
Info: Rod Northbird 218-308-3120 or Leah Gale Monroe at 218-760-3127 -Email-

September 9 - September 11, 2016

Mendota's 17th Annual Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Mendota, MN. St Peters Church Grounds: 1405 Sibley Memerial Hwy.
Directions: Highway 13 & 110, by Mendota Bridge.
Info: Sharon Lennartson 651-452-4141 612-913-1903 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): tba
AD(s): tba
Host Drum(s): tba
Cost: $5.00 donation, no no turned away.
Additional Info: Grand Entry at 1&7pm on Sat, Sept 10th. Grand Entry Sun Sept 11th from 1-5pm. Community feast on Sun Sept 11th around 5:30pm.

September 10 - September 11, 2016

Great Winona Dakota Gathering, Homecoming & Powwow - Traditional

Location: Winona, MN. Unity Park, Park Ave
Directions: East end of Lake Winona behind the Hospital off of Hwy 43
Info: 507-494-8849 -Email- -Website-
Additional Info: Traditional Powwow & Specials for tiny tots, youth, teens & adults including Applique. Free tent camping on site (no hook-ups) Vendors call (507) 494-8849

September 16 - September 18, 2016

Mahkato 44th Annual Traditional Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Mankato, MN. Dakota Wakisue Makoce (Land of Memories Park)
Directions: Coming from 169 heading south into Mankato: Cross over the Blue Earth River on 169/60 and proceed down the short incline. There is a sign on the right side of the road saying Land of Memories Campground with an arrow pointing to the right. Get in the right hand turn lane and turn right. Then take the first left. You will go up a small hill, over some railroad tracks and into the campground.
Info: Dave Brave Heart 507-514-5088 or Dan Zielske at 507-387-3572 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly and Danny Seaboy
AD(s): Londel Seaboy
Host Drum(s): Mazakute Singers, Santee, NE and Red Tree, Lower Sioux Indian Community, MN
Cost: General Admission $7.00 for the entire weekend, Children 12 and under get in free Seniors 60 and older: $5.00
Additional Info: Grand Entries: Friday at 7 PM. Saturday at 1 PM and 7 PM. Sunday at 1 PM.

September 16 - September 18, 2016

Battle Point 19th Annual Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Federal Dam, MN. Battle Point Pow Wow Grounds, Battle Point Drive
Info: Leah Gale Monroe 218-760-3127

September 17 - September 19, 2016

Miigwech Manomin Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Nett Lake, MN. 5344 Lakeshore Drive
Info: 218-757-3261 ext: 202 -Email-

March 3, 2017

Augsburg College Traditional Powwow - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Si Melby Gymnasium, 715 23rd Avenue S, Minneapolis
Info: Jennifer Simon 612 330 1144 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): TBD
AD(s): TBD
Host Drum(s): TBD
Cost: None - Free admission
Contest Info: N/A
Additional Info: Dancer honorarium: Registered dancers only, must be in full regalia. Drum honorarium: Split for first 10 registered drum groups, 5 singer minimum, no drum hopping. Payout at end of 2nd grand entry Registration for drums and dancers starts at 11:00 AM – No pre-registration. Craft and informational vendors are welcome (no food vendors or colleges/universities). Space is limited, first-come, first-served. All vendors must complete application and get approved prior to coming. Email or call for more information. Highlighted Events: 3:00 p.m. – Honoring for Augsburg American Indian Graduates at Augburg College 5:30 p.m. – Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue Dancers

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