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 Page maintained by the American Indian Learning Resource Center.

The AILRC can be found at 315 Kirby Plaza..

For More Information, e-mail the site maintainer Lea Carr at

The site was last updated on:
May 15, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m ..© by the Regents of the University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Duluth


Photo from 1999 UMD Powwow

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2015 Powwow Schedule

January 24, Saturday
2nd Annual Twin Ports College
University of Minnesota Duluth
Ward Wells Field House
1228 University Drive, Duluth, MN
Hand Drum Contest (3 person minimum)
1st Place $1000, 2nd Place $700, 3rd Place $400. Side Step Specials, 50/50 Raffle
Feast at 5 p.m., Round Dance at 7 p.m.
Drum Split for all registered singers, Registration ends art 7:30 p.m. Emcee: Mike Migizi' Sullivan, Stickman: John 'Snoop' Morrow. Invited Singers: Opie Day-Bedeau/Iron boy, Hokie Clairmont/The Boyz, Frankie Graves/Battle River Singers, Mark Kingbird Jr./Young Kingbird, Pete Gahbow/Little Otter Singer, Delwyn Wilson/Cedar Creek Singers, George 'Budman' Morrow III/Pipestone Singers
Vendor space available (crafts only)
FMI: Gabrielle Dunkley @ 218-393-5157
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Hosted by American Indian Science and Engineering Society UMD Chapter

March 14-15, 2015, Saturday and Sunday
Ain Dah Yung Center's 17th Annual
Cherish the Children Traditional Pow Wow
Central High School
275 Lexington Ave.
St Paul, MN 55104

Doors Open at 11 a.m.
Registration at 11 a.m.
Grand Entries: Saturday: 1 & 7 p.m
Feast Saturday at 5 p.m.
Grand Entry Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Co-Emcees: Jerry Dearly, Justin Huenemann, Host Drum: Oyate Teca, Head Dancers: Kyle Bear Heels & Trina Fast Horse. First 10 registered drums with a minimum of 5 singers will receive honorarium. 50/50 Drawings! Join our "Family in Need" Drive in Honor of Roy Roberts-donate a household family item. Hand Drum Contest! $5.00 Entry fee for ages 7 +, Free Entry for Elders & Veterans, Free entry per person with our Roy Roberts "Family in Need" Drive. Sponsored by MN Dept of Health (MDH), MN Dept of Human Services, Youth Intervention Programs Association (YIPA).

March 21, 2015, Saturday
Native Nations Ziigwan Pow Wow
Superior Middle School
3626 Hammond Ave
Superior, WI 54880

Superior School District and the University of Wisconsin-Superior have joined this year to present the Native Nations Ziigwan Pow Wow, Host Drum will be War Cry (student drum group for Superior Schools) 10 Invited Drums will be paid. Vendors may reserve a table at the numbers listed below-$50.00 per table or donation of equal value for Giveaway during the event. More information and details to follow soon. Contact information: Indian Education Office at Superior High School, Kristin McKibbage: 715-394-8720 x 217, Indian Education Office at Superior Middle School, Amanda Horton: 715-394-8740, x 106.\

March 28, 2015
Circle of Nations Indigenous Association's
31st Annual Powwow
Physical Education (P.E.) Center
626 East 2nd Street
Morris, MN 56267

Grand Entries at 1 & 7 p.m.
Feast at 5 p.m.
Host Drum TBA, Doors open at 11 a.m., CNIA Princess & Brave Contest, Day Money: Registered dancers in regalia only. Drum Split: First 10 registered drum groups, 5 singer minimum/no drum hopping, Hand Drum Special. Peace Run 5K (Fun run & Walk): Begins at 9 a.m.
Vendors: If you are interested in reserving a vendor table, please contact CNIA at
Michelle LaGarde, Co-Chair, Circle of Nations Indigenous Association.

April 4, 2015, Saturday
The American Indian Student Cultural Center Presents:
Annual U of M Spring Powwow
North Gym (entrance faces the West)
University Recreation and Wellness Center
123 Southeast Harvard Street
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Closest Parking Ramps: 
University Avenue Ramp, 1926 University Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 
Washington Avenue Ramp, 501 Washington Avenue Southeast, Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Host Drum: Red Bone, Head Man Dancer: Miskwa Desjarlait, Head Woman Dancer: Misty Roe. Arena Director: Matt Thornhill.
Registration for Drum Groups and Dancers begins at 11 am.
NO Pre-Registration
Dancing Honorarium: Registered Dancers Only, Must Be in Regalia
Drum Honorariums: Split for First 10 Registered Drum Groups
5 Singer Minimum, NO Drum Hopping Contest Specials: Men's Fancy Dance, Men's Chicken/Grass Dance, Women's Old Style Jingle Dance, Potatoe Dance.
Vendors and Volunteers Information: If you are interested in reserving a vendor table, volunteering, or have general questions about the event please contact AISCC at
612-624-0243, Like us on Facebook.

April 11, 2015, Saturday
2nd Annual Augsburg Fairview Academy Powwow
1530 East Franklin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Grand Entries: 1 & 6 p.m.
Community Feast: 5 p.m.
Host Drum: Midnite Express
Registration, payout after 2nd Grand Entry
Honorariums for registered dancers only, must be in regalia.
First 8 registered drum groups with at least 5 singer minimum present at the time of registration receive payout. NO Drum Hopping.
Vendors can contact Liz Saunby at for information.

May 2, 2015 Saturday
Pow Wow for Hope
"Dancing for Life, Love and Hope
Fort Snelling Base Camp Facility
201 Bloomington Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55111

The American Indian Cancer Foundation has officially launched our fundraising website at for our 4th Annual Powwow for Hope: Dancing for Life, Love & Hope. We would like to invite you to join us and form a team. Powwow for Hope is a community event and fundraiser for the American Indian Cancer Foundation and furthers our efforts to eliminate the cancer burdens on American Indian families throughout Indian Country.

The event will be held at the Fort Snelling Basecamp Facility in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
American Indians experience higher rates of developing some of the most common and preventable cancers, along with lower cancer survival rates for almost all cancers. In fact, cancer is the leading cause of death for American Indians in Minnesota. Through hard work, culturally appropriate community-based programs, and policy change that affords Native people access to the best prevention and treatment strategies, the American Indian Cancer Foundation envisions a day where American Indian communities are free from the burdens of cancer.
Please demonstrate your commitment to stronger, healthier Native communities by forming a Team in your area for the 2015 Powwow for Hope. Teams in the past have raised money by:

  • Selling AICAF bracelets
  • Selling luminary bags
  • Raffles
  • Selling food
  • Selling crafts
  • Powwow for Hope dance pledges

Our powwow website and on-line Team registration is Here you will also find information to help you register your team, fundraising ideas and frequently asked questions (FAQs).

If you would like more information, please contact Joy Rivera at or call 612.202.0588.

More POWWOW information see :

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