Welcome to this listing of upcoming pow wows for Minnesota.

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May 25 - May 27, 2018

Leech Lake Veterans Memorial Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Cass Lake, MN. Veterans Memorial Grounds, Palace Casino Drive
Info: Nita Cloud 218-398-2009 -Email-
Additional Info: Royalty Contests for Senior (ages 13-18) and Junior (ages 7-12) will begin Friday night. Participants in each age category, both Braves and Princesses, must be an LLBO member and be active in school. In addition to three days and nights of dancing, there is also a horseshoe tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Friday: Registration: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Saturday: Flag Raiing: 10:00 a.m. Registration: 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m. Registration: 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Grand Entry: 7:00 p.m. Sunday: Flag Raiing: 10:00 a.m. Registration: 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m.

May 25 - May 28, 2018

14th Annual Seven Clans Casino Pow Wow - Contest

Location: Thief River Falls, MN. Seven Clans Casinos, 20595 Center St E.
Info: Ron Lussier 218-407-1261 -Email-
Contest Info: All adult categories $1000,$800.$600,$400. Teens: $400,$300,$200,$100 — Jrs: $200,$150,$100,$50. Committee singing contest: $8000,$6000,$4000,$2000,$1000. Darren “Scruff’ Cook Sr Memorial singing contest: $4000,$3000,$2000,$1000. Committee specials – $300,$200,$100 – Mens fancy, grass, tradish, chicken, womens tradish, fancy, jingle.

May 28, 2018

23rd Annual Memorial Day Pow Wow* - Traditional

Location: Onamia, MN. Mille Lacs Indian Museum, 43411 Oodena Dr.,
Info: 320-532-3632 -Email- -Website-
Cost: Free, museum admission not included
Additional Info: Noon - 5:00 pm

June 1 - June 3, 2018

Bois Forte Traditional Saa Gii Ba Gaa Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Nett Lake, MN. Nett Lake Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Jennie Martin and Louise Isham 218-757-3261 ext. 200 or 218-757-3261 ext. 273 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): George Strong and Terry Goodsky
AD(s): Lance Kingbird
Host Drum(s): Gaa Gii Ge Ikwe; Co-Host: Lake Vermilion Singers; Invited: Stonebridge
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Spiritual Advisor: Dan Geyshick Everyone is welcome to attend! No drugs, alcohol, or Gang-related activities allowed. For any general information or vendors please contact Jennie or Louise.

June 1, 2018

26th Annual Spring American Indian Magnet School Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: St. Paul, MN. 1075 3rd St East
Info: Michele Fairbanks, Thomas Draskovic, or Jason Bresette 651-778-3100
Additional Info: This traditional event is held by a pre-k - 8th grade school every spring with a free community feast that is created by the students and staff. AIMS is a school that use the Ojibwe 7 Grandfather Teachings and the Lakota Virtues as the foundations to becoming students that are successful academically and meet state standards. AIMS is a public school that teaches both the Ojibwe and Lakota languages and invites everyone.

June 8 - June 10, 2018

White Earth Powwow 150th annual - Traditional

Location: Detroit Lakes, MN. White Earth
Info: Lew Murray 218-261-1599 -Email-
MC(s): Murphy Thomas
AD(s): Tom Mason
Host Drum(s): Bear Creek, co-host Standing Horse
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Woodland special 5,3,2 Iron Man men's adult 1000.00 Original jingle adult women 5,3,2

June 8 - June 10, 2018

Lower Sioux Indian Community 41st Annual Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Morton, MN. Lower Sioux Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Jane Steffen 507-697-8633 -Email- -Website-
Additional Info: Wacipi Ground Blessing – June 6th, 2018

June 15 - June 17, 2018

27th Annual Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Grand Celebration Pow Wow - Contest

Location: Hinkley, MN. Grand Casino Hinckley Powwow Grounds
Directions: Just south of the casino on County Road 15.
Info: (320) 384-7771 -Website-
Contest Info: Drum Contest: Away Winners: $8000, $6000, $4000, $2000. Home Winners: $8000, $6000, $4000, $2000. World Jingle Dress Championship: By most accounts, women’s Jingle Dress Dance has its roots in some part of Ojibwe country, be it Wisconsin to the Mille Lacs Ojibewe community in north central Minnesota, to White Fish Bay, Ontario. $9000 in prize money for this category alone! Top ten place in the money: $2000, $1800, $1600, $1400, $1200, $1000, $800, $600, $400, $200. Golden Age (Combined 60+): Men & Women: $1200, $800, $600, $400. Senior Adult (35-59): $1200, $800, $600, $400. Men: Traditional, Grass, Fancy. Women: Traditional, Fancy. Junior Adult (18-34): $1200, $800, $600, $400. Men: Traditional, Grass, Fancy. Women: Traditional, Fancy. Teen (13-17): $400, $300, $200, $100. Boys: Traditional, Grass, Fancy. Girls: Traditional, Jingle. Fancy. Tiny Tots (0-5): $5 for all.
Additional Info: Grand Entries: Friday, 7:00 pm, Saturday, 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm, Sunday, 1:00 pm.

June 15 - June 17, 2018

15th Annual Waa wi ye gaa maag Traditional Pow wow - Traditional

Location: Deer River Mn, MN. S.Lake, Mn
Info: Gary Charwood or Linda Bryan 218-760-7955 218-407-3281 -Email-
MC(s): Murphy Thomas
AD(s): Doug Furhman
Host Drum(s): Big Red, Leech Lake Nation
Cost: Buffalo River, White Earth Nation
Contest Info: Men's Traditional and Women's Jingle Dress Specials. Youth Specials.
Additional Info: Camping Available.

June 22 - June 24, 2018

Lake Vermilion Traditional Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Tower, MN. Lake Vermilion Pow Wow Grounds
Info: Muriel Deegan 218-750-7772 218-780-1478 Tracey -Email- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Terry Goodsky
AD(s): Lance Kingbird
Host Drum(s): Lake Vermilion Singers and Burntside Lake Singer
Cost: free
Additional Info: Camping available

June 29 - July 1, 2018

2018 Leech Lake Fourth of July Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Cass Lake, MN. Veterans Memorial Grounds (next to Palace Casino), 16599 69th Ave. N.
Info: Rodney Northbird 218-308-3120 or Anita Cloud at 218-398-2009
Contest Info: Dance specials: Old style jingle and men's grass dance Adult: $300, $200, & $100. Teens and Jr.: $100, $75 & $50. Must be in full regalia for contest registration.
Additional Info: Friday registration is 5-7 PM. Grand entry at 7 PM, Saturday: 10 AM is flag raising, 11 to 1 PM is registration, 1 PM and 7 PM are grand entries. Sunday 10 AM is flag raising, noon to 1 PM is registration, 12 PM is Grand Entry

July 13 - July 15, 2018

2018 Prairie Island Summer Pow Wow - Contest

Location: Welch, MN. Prairie Island Indian Community Wacipi Grounds, 1158 Island Lake Blvd.
Info: 651-267-4020 -Email-
MC(s): Rubin Little Head, Vince Beyl, Pat Bad Hand
AD(s): Darrel Goodwill, Johnathon Windy Boy, Chico Her Many Horses
Host Drum(s): Prairie Island Singers
Cost: Free and open to all ages
Contest Info: Head Whistleman: Philip Whiteman Jr. Northern Singing Judge: Rooster Top Sky. Southern Singing Judge Antony Monoessy.
Additional Info: All dancers will receive day money. The first five drum groups will be paid for the weekend. Registered drums must have at least five singers. Grand Entries: Friday at 7 PM, Saturday at 1 and 7 PM, Sunday at 1 PM.

August 3 - August 5, 2018

40th Annual Sobriety Powwow - Traditional

Location: Sawyer, MN. Mashkawisen
Directions: Call contact number for directions.
Info: James Mallery 218-879-6731 ext. 203 -Email- -Website-
MC(s): Frank Goodwin
AD(s): Spritual Advisor-Ricky Defoe
Host Drum(s): Around the Earth
Cost: Free
Contest Info: NA
Additional Info: No drugs or alcohol allowed!! 24 hour security provided.

August 9 - August 10, 2018

World Indigenous Peoples Day Oskate & Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Minneapolis, MN. Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave SE.
Info: Thorne LaPointe 612-442-5399 -Email- -Website-
Additional Info: Hosted by Mni Ki Wakan: World Indigenous Peoples' Decade of Water Summit. Grand Entry Thursday 7 PM, Friday 1 PM and 7 PM. This is a cultural and educational celebratory event of indigenous peoples centered upon the inherent human right to water. It is an opportunity to learn about water as the source of life, indigenous canoe cultures, indigenous peoples’ human rights, solution-oriented and nature-based approaches to water.

August 10 - August 12, 2018

2018 Grand Portage Celebration Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Grand Portage, MN. Grand Portage Monument Heritage Center, 170 Mile Creek Rd.
Info: 218-475-2800 -Email-
Additional Info: The annual Grand Rendezvous and Pow Wow at Grand Portage includes reenactors from across the country and Canada gather to camp and challenge each other to games and skills from the past, along with the pow wow. Friday: 10am is Great Hall-Rendezvous Days Pow Wow welcome, Bingo at 4 PM, Softball at 6:30 PM and pow wow warmups at 7 PM. Saturday: 8 AM is Mixed Softball Tournament, 1 PM is Grand Entry. 3:30 PM is Princess/Brave Contest (Jr & Sr), 5 PM is Feast, 7 PM is Grand Entry. Sunday: 8 AM is Mixed Softball Tournament, 1 PM is Grand Entry. No pets allowed.

August 11 - August 12, 2018

2018 Pine Point Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Ponsford, MN. Pine Point Pow wow Grounds, Pow Wow Highway
Info: -Website-
Additional Info: Three grand entries: Saturday at 1 and 7 PM, and Sunday at 1 PM. Pine Point features "The Rez Parade," in which the ugliest, most rusted out banged up, pathetic looking vehicle in the parade wins the prize. Vehicles will be featured in a demolition derby Friday night prior to the pow wow.

August 17 - August 19, 2018

Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi - Contest

Location: Shakopee, MN. SMSC Wacipi Grounds, 3212 Dakotah Parkway
Info: 952-445-8900 -Website-
MC(s): Juaquin Hamilton, Ruben Little Head, Honorary MC: Wallace Coffey
AD(s): Chaske Lablanc, Clifton Goodwill
Host Drum(s): Northern Cree, Young Bear
Cost: $10 admission for the entire weekend. Free for 10 years and under and 60+
Additional Info: Grand Entry Friday 7PM, Saturday 1PM & 7PM, Sunday 1PM.

August 17 - August 19, 2018

Mille Lacs Band's Annual Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Onamia, MN.
Info: -Website-

September 14 - September 16, 2018

21st Annual Battle Point Pow Wow - Traditional

Location: Federal Dam, MN. Battle Point Pow Wow Grounds, Battle Point Dr. NW
Info: Leah Monroe 218-760-3127 or Diane Smith at 218-507-0842 -Email-
Additional Info: Grand Entry: Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm. Feast: 5pm Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. Everyone is Welcome! Vendor Contact: Diane Smith 218-507-0842. There is no drug and alcohol use on property. Violent activities promoting negative atmosphere will not be allowed. Violations will result in removal from Powwow Grounds by security and/or law enforcement personnel.

September 21 - September 23, 2018

Mahkato 46th Annual Wacipi - Traditional

Location: Mankato, MN. Land of Memories Park
Info: Dave Brave Heart 507-514-5088 -Email- -Website- -Pow wow flier-
MC(s): Jerry Dearly & Danny Seaboy
Host Drum(s): Maza Kute, Co-host Drum: Big Stone
Cost: Cost: Buttons $7.00 for entire weekend, Children 12 and under FREE
Additional Info: Grand Entries: Friday at 7 PM. Saturday at 1 PM and 7 PM. Sunday at 1 PM. All Specials are 9:00am-12:00pm. Education Day will begin on Friday morning at 9am on powwow grounds. No drugs or alcohol allowed. Camping information on website. All registered drums must have at least 5 singers.

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