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JANUARY 18-20, 2008
5th Annual Red Paint Powwow and Indian Market
Western New Mexico University Intramural Gym, Silver City, New Mexico

Doors Open 9:00 A.M. Daily
Friday - Indian Market, Performers & Demonstrations
Saturday - Gourd Dancing - 11 A.M. & 5:30 P.M. ; Grand Entries - 1:00 P.M. & 7:30 P.M. Closing - 11:00 P.M.
Sunday - Gourd Dancing - 11 A.M. ; Grand Entry - 1:00 P.M.; Closing - 6:00 P.M.

Contest Powwow - January 19, 20. All Categories, Drum Contest

Master of CeremoniesGabriel Ayala (Yaqui); Arena Director Tommy Spotted Bird (Kiowa); Head Judge Derwin Velarde (Jicarilla Apache); Head Man Bruce Leclaire (Lacota) ; Head Lady Rachel Watson (Shoshopi - Bannock); Head Young BoyTo Be Announced Daily; Head Young LadyTo Be Announced Daily; Head Gourd Dancer Woody Taptto (Kiowa); Host Northern Drum Blue Thunder (Hopi 2 Mesa); Host Southern Drum Southern Xtreme (Cochiti Pueblo).

All Dancers, Drums, Native Royalty, Vendors and Public Welcome

General Admission - $7.00 Per Person/per Day. Senior Citizens And Children Under 12 - $5.00

PA Will Be Provided, Bring Your Chairs

Vendor Space is limited - Please Reserve Space - Only Native American Handmade Products Allowed.

For More Information: Red Paint Powwow
C/O Joe Saenz
P.O. Box 837, Santa Clara, Nm 88026
505-534-1379
E-Mail: apache@redpaintpowwow.net
apache@wolfhorseoutfitters.com
Website: http://www.redpaintpowwow.net 
JANUARY 19, 2008
Texas Indian Hobbyist Association Winter Powwow
Galloway Hammond Recreation Center - Burnet, Texas

Business Meeting, 2 PM - Installation of 2008 Officers - Covered Dish Supper 5 PM - Gourd Dancing 6:30 PM - Grand Entry 7:30 PM

Head Singer: Gene Logan -

Host Hotel: Best Western (866) 782-9683
RV’s (817) 597-6348
Tent Camping Sites Available - More

Information Contact, Email jjamesuta@hotmail.com  or tihasmokesignal@yahoo.com 
Traders Contact: don@donaldadrefkecpa.com
JANUARY 26, 2008
6th Annual "Battle of the Plains" Youth Competition
Dewey Fair Building, South Side Dewey , Oklahoma

Grand Entry: 1:00 pm
Contests: 1:00-5:00pm

Contest PowWow between Operation Eagle Dancers and ALL Title VII/JOM dance groups.

Special Invited Group: Royal Valley High School, Hoyt, Kansas. Head Singer: Vann Bighorse - Osage. Head Northern Drum: Little Soldier - Mayetta, Kansa. Head Teen Boy: Simon Washee - Cheyenne, Arapaho, Cherokee. Head Teen Girl: Mittina Hale - Prairie Band Pottawatomie. MC: Troy Littleaxe - Absentee Shawnee. AD: Walter Dye - Delaware, Shawnee

Coordinators: Dennis Littleaxe - Absentee Shawnee, Prairie Band Pottawatomie; Anita Evans: - Prairie Band Pottawatomie

Bring Your Own Chairs...Concessions Are Available

For More Information, Call or Write:
Lilly Tyner
Operation Eagle
1536 SW Keller, McKinley School
Bartlesville, OK 74003
(918) 337-0130
Email: cheyarapchero@yahoo.com

FEBRUARY 9-10
18th Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest
The Heard Museum. Central Ave. & Encanto Blvd. Phoenix, Arizona

All are welcome!

Gates Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Grand Entries: 9:30 a.m. both days.

Experience the fast-paced precision and grace of hoop dancing at the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest. Top hoop dancers from the United States and Canada compete for cash prizes and the World Champion title. Competitors perform in five divisions including Tiny Tot (under 5 years), Youth (5 to 12), Teen (13 to 17), Adult (18 and older) and Senior (40 years and older). 2007 World Champion Dallas M. Arcand, Cree, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is expected to defend his title at the 2008 contest. Other 2007 winners were Senior Division Champion Daniel Tramper, Cherokee, from Cherokee, N.C.; Teen Division Champion Charles Denny, Chippewa/Cree, from Fort Duchesne, Utah; and Youth Division Champion Tyrese Jensen, Navajo/Maricopa, from Scottsdale Arizona.

Visitors can enjoy dance performances as well as delicious fry bread and other American Indian foods. Held on the museum grounds, admission to the museum is included.

Contact Information:
Darian Begay Enmail: dbegay@heard.org
Phone: 602.252.8840
Address: 2301 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Website: http://www.heard.org
FEBRUARY 15-17,2008
Vero's Thunder On The Beach Powwow
Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58 th Ave, Vero Beach Florida 32960

All Public Are Invited

Friday: 9:00am To 12:30pm Is The School Day Program. Open To The Public 3:00 pm - 10:30 pm. Grand Entry Is 7:00 pm.
Lunch Is 12:30 pm-3:00 pm Dinner Is 5:00 Pm-7:00 Pm
Saturday: Gate Opens 9:00 Am-10:30 pm. Grand Entry 3:00 pm--7:00 pm
Lunch Is 12:30-3:00 pm Dinner Is 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Sunday: Gates Open 9:00am-6:30 pm. Grand Entry Is 3:00 pm


Drums: All Nations Warrior Drum, Ay-Aha Drum. Head man:Ed Winddancer. Head Woman: Kaye Taylor. Arena Director: Billy Kipp.
MC: David Whitewolf Trezak. Head Vet: Keith Little Badger


This Year We Will Have Thunderhawk Big Cat Rescue. He Will Present His Beautiful Tigers And Lions And Other Big Cats This Is A Extaordinary Event And Very .Educational. We Also Have Arvel Bird Who Is The 2007 Native American Music Award's Artist Of The Year. His Music Is Magicial . We Have Utah Paris And Mike Sernna And Tommy Wildcat On The Flute. A Hoop Dancer And An Eagle Dancer. See Our Teepee Village And Lots Of Dancing And Storytelling And 2 Food Booths With Great Ethnic Foods. And 30 Of The Best Artist And Vendors

Admission: Adults Are $6.00. Children Are $4.00. Seniors Are $4.00. Dancers With Regalia Are Free


Directions: Coming off I-95 turn East go to 58th Ave turn North the fairgrounds are about 6 miles on your left hand side , follow the signs.

More Information:
Email Deedee1579@aol.Com
772-567-1579
1670 11th Place
Vero Beach Florida 32960
 
FEBRUARY 16, 2008
17th Annual North Carolina School of Science and Math Powwow
C. R. Eilber Physical Education Center, NCSSM, 1219 Broad Street, Durham, NC

Everyone Welcome!

Gate Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Grand Entries: 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Meal Hours: 5:30 to 6:30

Traditional Powwow with no contests but lots of singing and dancing. Native American dance, music, arts and
crafts traders, and food.

Host Drum: Stoney Creek from North Carolina. Head man: Patrick Green (Lumbee). Head lady: Amber Richardson (Haliwa-Saponi). Dancers: Over 150 participate. Arena Director: Dalton Lynch (Haliwa-Saponi). MC: Sandon Jacobs (Waccamaw Siouan).

Admission Fees: $4, Children 5 and under FREE

No camping. Host Hotel: Carolina-Duke Inn 919-286-0771

Directions: Take Guess Road exit off of Interstate 85 or take Swift Ave. exit off of Durham Expressway/NC 147.

Contact Information: Joe Liles
Email: liles@ncssm.edu
Phone: 919-416-2730
Address: 1219 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705
Website: http://www.ncssm.edu/powwow 
FEBRUARY 23 & 24
International Peace Pow-Wow 2008
Enmax Centre, 2410 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Presented by the Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society.

Grand Entries: Saturday 1:00 & 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 pm

MC: Oliver Shouting. Arena Director: Stan White Man. Head Man: Deswood White Man. Head Dancer: Verlina White.

Competitions:
10Adult Dance Competitions: 1st - $500, 2nd - $300, 3rd -$200
7 Teen Dance Competitions: 1st - $200, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $100
7 Junior Dance Competitions: 1st - $100, 2nd - $75, 3rd - $50
Drum Competition: 1st - $2000, 2nd - $1000, 3rd - $600, 4th $400

Admission: $10.00 per day, $7.00 Students/Seniors

MoreInfo: Traders And Vendors: Contact Sheila Crow @ (403) 327-6807
Contact Mary Ann Crow Healy for more info at mcrowhealy@blackfoot.ca
Website http://www.blackfoot.ca 
FEBRUARY 29 - MARCH 2, 2008
Renninger's Twin Markets, 20651 New Highway 441 Mount Dora, Florida 32757

Gates Open Daily: 10:00 am.
Grand Entry: Friday 7:00 pm. Saturday 1:00pm & 7:00 pm. Sunday 1:00 pm.
Friday is Children's Day from 10:00am - 2:00pm with special Demonstrations, Games, etc.

Please join us for Traditional Native American Culture Including: Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, and Food.

MC: Ric Bird. Head Veteran: Gunny St Germain. Head Man Dancer: Enoch Haubenstricker. Head Woman Dancer: Raven. Host Drum: Family Drum Singers. Co-Host Drum: Bird Chopper Bird Family Drum. Firekeeper: Ken Cloudwalker. Color Guard: Veterans Honor Society.

Bring the whole Family and spend the Day, Don't forget to bring Chairs.

Directions: Renninger's Twin Markets, 20651 New Highway 441 Mount Dora, Florida 32757. Just East of Mount Dora ~ Just 30 miles North of Orlando, Florida


More Information: Website: http://thundering-spirit.tripod.com/
Call Tony Ledford at: 352 636-4271 or 800 619-0045 EXT. 61
Email: ThunderSpiritFam@yahoo.com 
Write: Tony Leford PO BOX 1141 ~ Eustis, FL 32727
 
FEBRUARY 29, MARCH 1-2, 2008
28th Annual Pow Wow Early Spring Celebration
Adjacent to the Ft. Yuma Quechan Reservation, Winterhaven, California (2 Miles north of Yuma, Arizona)

The Strong Hearts Native Society of San Pasqual School Invite ALL to their

Friday: Quechan Tribal Singing and Dancing - 7:00 PM*
Saturday: Gourd Dancing - 10:00 AM* . Grand Entry -1:00 PM* . Supper Break (Bird Singing)-5:00 PM*. 18 Dance Categories Including Golden Age Gourd Dancing - 6:00 PM*. Grand Entry - 7:00 PM*
Sunday: Gourd Dancing - 10:00 AM*. Grand Entry - 12:00 PM*. Awards/ Close - 6:00 PM*
*All times Mountain Standard Time (Arizona Time)

Honored Staff: Host Northern Drums: "Red Leaf" ,Rosebud, South Dakota ; "Catching Eagle", Towoac, Colorado. Host Southern Drums: "12 Gauge", Ignacio, Colorado; "Long Walk Descendants", Window Rock, Arizona.

Master of Ceremonies: Joe Stands & Looks Back, Sicangu Lakota Nation, Kayenta, Arizona . Honored Visiting Elder: Andrew Windy Boy, Chippewa/Cree, Rocky Boy, Montana. Honored Visiting Elder: Nita Track, Maricopa Nation, Phoenix, Arizona. Head Woman Dancer: Beverly Larvie Medhaug, Rosebud , South Dakota. Head Man Dancer: Sky Medicine Bear, Lakota/Dine Nations, Loveland, Colorado. Head Young Lady Dancer: Ohea Shirley, Sicangu/Dine Nations, Mesa, Arizona. Head Young Man Dancer: Talon Tippeconnie, Navajo/Comanche, Kirtland, New Mexico. Head Gourd Dancer: Tim Tsoodle, Kiowa, Anadarko, Oklahoma. Whistle Carrier: Darrell Goodwill, Dakota/Nakota Nations, Saskatchewan, Canada. Arena Director: Mike Salabye, Dine Nation, Ganado, Arizona. Head Judge: Pat Pacheco, Dakota/Santa Domingo Nations, Bernalillo, New Mexico

*SPECIAL CONTEST*Men’s Fancy Special sponsored by Miss San Pasqual, Marilyn Galindo *Adult Grass Dance Sponsored by Darrell Goodwill & Family. 18 Dance categories including Golden Age. Registration closes promply at 5:00 PM Saturday.Point system will be use Saturday & Sunday. Barbecue Dinner for all Dancers & Singers on Saturday & lunch on Sunday.

Excellent Camping!

Attention VENDORS -ONLY 35 Spaces Available

More information:
Faron Owl, San Pasqual (760) 572-0222 ext. 2231
E-mail: indianed@ivnet.org 
Crafts info: Lucia Duwyenie, 572-0222 ext. 2181
E-mail: lduweynie@sanpasqual.k12.ca.us 
Rt. 1 676 Baseline Road, Winterhaven, CA 92283

MARCH 1, 2008
4th Annual Powwow "The Dream Catchers”
Heritage Hall located At 220 W. Broadway, Ardmore, Oklahoma

Sponsored by Ardmore High School Native American Club,

Headstaff: Master Of Ceremonies: TBA. Head Singer: TBA. Head Man Dancer: TBA. Head Lady Dancer: Hannah Little Coyote.
Arena Director: TBA. Color Guard: TBA

Special Contests: Tiny Tots- 0-7 Years old. Jr. Boys (8-12) & Teens (13-17) (Fancy Dance) Jr. Girls (8-12) & Teens (13-17)
(Southern Cloth & Fancy Shawl) Women’s Southern Cloth Men’s Traditional

For Powwow Info contact Deana Craighead: 580-226-7680 Ext. 311
For Craft Booth Info contact Bridget Moore: 580-221-3001 Ext. 140

 
MARCH 8, 2008
Joliet Junior College Woodland Reunion Traditional
Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

Gate Hours: Noon-9pm
Grand Entries: 1pm & 6pm
Meal Hours: Cafeteria is open from Noon-6pm

Everyone Welcome!

Indoor Traditional Powwow

Staff: Drums: TBA; Head man: TBA; Head lady: TBA; Dancers: TBA; Arena Director: TBA; MC: Leonard Maltare; Special Guests: TBA

Native American Arts & Crafts, Dancers, Music & Food

Admission Fees: Adults - $5.00, Elders, Students & Children - $3.00
Children under 6 - Free

Detailed Directions to Powwow: http://www.jjc.edu/Maps/MainCampus.html

Contact Information: Fred Harris
Email: fharris@jjc.edu
Phone:(815) 280-2566
Website: http://www.jjc.edu/Clubs/NAC/pow_wow.htm
 
MARCH 15, 2008
Honoring the Animals Paw Wow
Animal Defense League’s Pet Park, on their property located at 11300 Nacogdoches Road in San Antonio, Texas

Hours: 10am to 4pm.

The members of the Apache del Rio Intertribal Organization (ADRIT) invite you to attend their first powwow, hosted by the Animal Defense League of Texas in San Antonio. We are excited about this opportunity to honor our four-legged brothers.

All drums and dancers are welcome. If your drum group is interested in offering a song, please contact Amador Osio at 210-531-0940 in advance.

Please come, enjoy the animals, see old friends and make some new ones. Dogs are welcome to attend, but must be on a leash and wearing a current rabies tag.

As you may already know, Apache del Rio Intertribal Organization (ADRIT) has a goal of educating the public both about the history of the First Americans and the fact that American Indians are still a part of this Nation’s society. Being neighbors, friends and peers of the South Texas community, we help out when and where we are able, lending aid in the form of food, clothing or funds. To learn more about the Animal Defense League, visit them online at http://www.adltexas.org .

More Info Contact: Eugenia Fernandez eugeniafernandez@apachedelrio.org
Website:http://www.apachedelrio.org 
MARCH 8, 2008
Lawilowan American Indian Festival (Walking the Red Creek Path)
Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Previously held at Dickinson College, Carlisle.

Doors open at 10:00 to public; Grand Entry Noon

American Indian drumming, dancing, arts, crafts, entertainment and food. Head Dancers: Toni Seaflower and Pepi Eagle Wing MC: Don Hockenberry Arena Director: Ernie Strong Bear

Drums and Vendors by invitation only! .

Admission: $5.00 adults; children 10 and under free. Ample free parking. Bring lawn or camp chair.

Noni Nickerson 717-776-1075 ManyHawks@Comcast.net
 
MARCH 22-23, 2008
First Indian Festival - A Celebration of Heritage & Culture
Tennessee River Art Village, Pentecostal Campground Rd., Parsons, Tennessee 38363

Prsented by The Gathering - An American Indian Cultural Center. This is not a powwow, but a festival to honor Heritage & Culture. We also want to make this a learning/teaching and sharing event for all.

Host Drum: All Nations Warrior Society ( Cherokee, NC ). No Head staff has been named at this time. Two Accoustic Performances on Saturday, March 22, by Nashville Singer/ Songwriter Duane Wind Horse Deemer - aka Choctow Cowboy


Directions: Tennessee River Art Village ( www.myspace.com/tnriverartvilaage ), Pentecostal Campground Rd.
Parsons, Tennessee 38363

More Information: Raging Wolf & Spirit Eyes Stage at 731-847-2532
Email: the_river_gathering@yahoo.com
Website: ( http://www.myspace.com/the_river_gathering )
 
MARCH 28-30 2008
Suquamish Renewal Pow Wow –Coastal Gathering
Suquamish Tribal Gym, 15838 Sandy Hook Rd., Poulsbo, Washington 98370

Hours: Friday 28th-Dinner @ 5pm followed by Coastal Gathering
Saturday 29th-Brunch @ 10am, Grand Entry @ 1pm/7pm
Sunday 30th-Grand Entry @ 1pm

Jackpot Dancing All Categories

Host Drums: White Lodge, Mandaree, ND. Porcupine Singers, Porcupine, SD. MC: Antone George.
Arena Director: Steve Old Coyote. Head Man Dancer: Larry Cordier. Head Lady Dancer: Alexis George.

Pow Wow Information:
James Old Coyote (360)394-8509 jcoyote@suquamish.nsn.us 
Trisha Price (360)394-8573 tprice@suquamish.nsn.us
Craig Miller (360) 394-8574 craigmiller@suquamish.nsn.us 

Vendor Information
Ed Midkiff (360)434-4780 midkiff2@wavecable.com 
*Tribal Preference for all vendors*
MARCH 29-30, 2008
20th Annual Natchez Powwow
Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, 400 Jefferson Davis Blvd., Natchez, Mississippi
Historic Site off Hwy 61 South

Saturday : Gourd Dance 1 PM and 7 PM; Grand Entry and Intertribal Dancing 2 PM and 8 PM.
Memorial Camp Feed for all Participants 5 PM. Will be prepared by the Vernon Atkins Family (Redrock and Claremore, OK). In honor of all our absent loved ones.
Sunday: Gourd Dance 1 PM; Grand Entry and Intertribal Dancing 2 PM.

MC:Bo Limbaugh, Locust Grove, OK; Arena Director:Darsh DeSilva, Round Rock, TX;Head Singer Southern Drum: Vann Bighorse, Pawhuska, OK (Osage); Guest Northern Drum:Dean Hugebeck (with MacKenzie River Drum from Ohio) ; Head Man Dancer:Craig Jones, Palm Beach, FL; Head Lady Dancer:Rosetta Leclair, Ponca City, OK (Ponca); Gourd Dance Host: Wounded Warrior Gourd Clan, Louisiana

No Contests; Just lots of Good Singing, Dancing and Fun!

Trader Booths for Food and Native American Crafts open 10 am Sat. and 11 am Sun.

Powwow participants are allowed to camp on the grounds.

Spectators bring your lawn chairs for seating.

Administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

For More Info: Powwow Chairman Chuck Borum 131 Jeff Davis Blvd Ste F Natchez, MS 39120
601-442-0200 fax 601-445-0210 cborum@hotmail.com 
Grand Village 601-446-6502
Website: http://groups.msn.com/NatchezPowwow 
MARCH 29, 2008
24th Annual Circle of Nations Indian Association
PE Center, University of Minnesota Morris, Minnesota

Grand Entries: Saturday: 1pm and 6pm.

Head Staff: TBA

Mike Miller
320-589-6094
millermr@morris.umn.edu 
Website: http://www.morris.umn.edu/~cnia/cnia 
MARCH 29, 2008
Texas Indian Hobbyist Association Spring Powwow
Galloway Hammond Recreation Center - Burnet, Texas

Business Meeting, 2 PM - Installation of 2008 Officers - Covered Dish Supper 5 PM - Gourd Dancing 6:30 PM - Grand Entry 7:30 PM

Head Singer: Gene Logan -

Host Hotel: Best Western (866) 782-9683
RV’s (817) 597-6348
Tent Camping Sites Available - More

Information Contact, Email jjamesuta@hotmail.com or tihasmokesignal@yahoo.com
Traders Contact: don@donaldadrefkecpa.com
MARCH 29 - 30, 2008
19th Annual "Celebrating Life" Contest Pow wow
Rose Arena ~ Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Contact: Colleen Green (989)774-2508
Email: green4cm@cmich.edu
Website: http://diversity.cmich.edu/nativ/POW-WOW.html

APRIL 4 - 6, 2008
2nd Annual Pow Wow on the River - Chattanooga Tennessee Native American Pow Wow & Festival
Coolidge Park, off of Frazier Avenue on the Tennessee River, Across from the Passage and the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Hours:Friday 10am - 4pm (kids day). Friday 6pm - 10pm (Grand Entry 7pm).
Saturday 10am - 10pm (Grand Entry 1pm & 6pm).
Sunday 10am - 6pm (Grand Entry 1pm)

Competition Dancing (all categories). Drum Competition - All Drums Welcome. TiPi Competition - All Welcome.

Demonstrations: Flint Knapping, Basket Weaving, Storytelling, Native Games: stickball, atlatal blow gun, bow & arrow
and much more . . . . ..

Staff: MC: Scott Crisp. AD: Jimmie Thigpen. Musical Entertainment: Jimmy Yellowhorse ; Jamie Russell.

Admission: Adults $6.00, Children (6-12) $3.00, Children (5-Under) Free, Seniors $4.00

****Bring your own chairs and sun shades****

****Absolutely No Drugs, Alcohol or Firearms****

Vendors: Invitation Only

Specific Camping on site . . . . There will be a Guest Hotel: TBA

Contact:
Tammera Hicks
P O Box 24853, Chattanooga, TN 37422-4853
Phone 423.240.7270
Email: NASofTN@aol.com
APRIL 5-6, 2008
Unicoi Park Intertribal Powwow
Unicoi State Park, Helen, Georgia

Guest Drums Welcome ~ All Dancers Welcome

Hours: Sat. 10 am to 7 pm - Grand Entry: 12 noon
Sun. 10 am to 5 pm - Grand Entry: 1 pm

Head Man: Robin Jumper. Host Drum: Dog River. Head Lady: Donna Redfeather. Head Veteran: “Smitty” Smith. MC: Joseph French. AD: Soco Cody

Special Guest – The Mexican Aztec Tlaltlacayolotl Dancers. Drumming, Dancing, Arts & Craft, Flutist, Demonstrators, Vendors, Food, Auction.

Admission: Adults: $ 5.00. Elders (60 plus): $ 3.00. Children (6 to 12): $ 3.00. Children 5 and under: Free.
Unicoi State Park has a $ 3 per day vehicle parking fee.

Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day.

Primitive Camping Available for Dancers and Vendors

NO politics, NO weapons, NO drugs, NO alcohol, NO attitudes!

Volunteers now needed

Contacts: Larry at 770-823-7650 or Robin at 706-969-3245
Email: WisdomBear@DragonFlyPromotions.org
Website: http://www.DragonFlyPromotions.org
 
APRIL 5 - 6, 2008
10th Anniversary All -Nations Powwow
El Camino College Track Field, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, California

Hours: Saturday- Powwow 12:PM to 8:PM.Gourd Dance 11:AM/ Grand Entry 12:PM.
Sunday- Powwow 12:PM to 7:PM. Gourd Dance 11:AM/ Grand Entry 12:PM.

Open To The Public
Contest Dancing. All Drums, Dancers, Gourd Dancers Welcome

M.C. - Michael Reifel (San Carlos Apache). Arena Director - Victor Chavez (Diné Nation). Host Northern Drum - Wild Horse Singers. Host Southern Drum - Hale & Co. Head Gourd Dancer - Saginaw Grant (Sac & Fox Nation). Head Man Dancer - Robert Silent Thunder (Anai/Tsalagi Nations). Head Woman Dancer - Ann Abeyta (Eastern Shoshone & Isleta Pueblo).

American Indian Arts & Crafts; Native Hawaiian Arts & Crafts; Traditional Indian Tacos (Fry Bread); Traditional Hawaiian Food; Drawings for Prizes.


Admission: FREE
Parking in ECC Student Lots, $2.00/Day Without Valid ECC Parking Permit.

More Information:
Celso Jaquez (310) 630-9765 or cdj1958@hotmail.com
 
APRIL 5-6, 2008
Dance for Mother Earth (36th Annual)
Crisler Arena, 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Gate Hours: Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Grand Entries: Saturday: noon and 7:00 p.m. Sunday: noon
Meal Hours: 5:00 p.m. dinner break Saturday

Special Event Hours: Saturday: 11:30 am Drum roll call. 12:00 pm Grand Entry. 1:00 pm Intertribal dancing. 2:00 pm Contest and exhibition dancing. 3:15 pm Tiny Tot exhibition (newborn-6 yrs old). 3:30 pm Contest and exhibition dancing. 5:00 pm Hand drum contest. 5:00 pm Dance exhibition by the Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre. 6:30 pm Drum roll call. 7:00pm Grand Entry. 8:00 pm Intertribal dancing. 8:30 pm Contest and exhibition dancing. 10:30 pm Grand Exit.

Sunday: 10:30 am Doors and vendor booths open to the public. 11:30 am Drum roll call. 11:30 am Dance exhibition by the Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre. 12:00pm Grand Entry. 1:00 pm Intertribal dancing. 2:00pm Contest and exhibition dancing. 3:00pm Tiny Tot exhibition (newborn-6 yrs old). 3:15 pm Contest and exhibition dancing. 4:45 pm Pow Wow Committee Give-Away. 5:15 pm Grand Exit and Traveling Song. 6:00pm Contest Winner Announcements.

Head Staff: Head Veteran: George Martin. Master of Ceremonies: Jason Whitehouse. Arena Director: Dave Shananaquet. Co-MC/Co-Arena Director: Paul Johnson. Head Female Dance Judge: Marie Dreaver. Head Male Dance Judge: Wayne Silas Jr. Head Drum Judge: Harvey Dreaver. Head Female Dancer: Heather Schuyler. Head Male Dancer: Nigel Schuyler. Tabulators: Wesley Cleland. Special Guest: Cricket Hill

Dance Categories (see website for awards): Adult Dancer; Golden Age Dancer; Juniors Dancer; Child Dancer; Tiny Tots Dancer.

Drums by invitation only. Host Drum: Tha Tribe, Kansas. Co-host Drum: Ribbon Town, Michigan. Special Guest Drum: Cricket Hill, Illinois. Invited Drums: Big River Cree, Saskatchewan; Little Otter, Minnesota; Eagle Flight, Ontario; Ice Wolf, Minnesota; Wind Eagle, Wisconsin; Great Lakes Alliance, Michigan.

Admission Fees: Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Seniors, Students, and Children
Family Passes and Group Rates Available

Dancer Registration is $10.00 adults, $5.00 all other categories. Registration begins at 9:00am on Saturday and closes by Grand Entry at 12:00pm.

Camping or Facility Information: The Best Western at 2900 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor,. Michigan is the official Pow Wow hotel. They are supplying us with a "pow wow rate" of $55 per night. Phone (734) 665-4444. Fax (734) 665-5558.

Detailed Directions to Powwow: For detailed directions, http://www.umich.edu/~powwow/visitors/directions.html  The PowWow location address is 530 South State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

Mailing Address: Pow Wow Committee
2202 Michigan Union
530 S. State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone: Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs: Brittany Marino (734) 763-9044
Pow Wow Hotline: (734) 647-6999
Email: powwowpeople@umich.edu  or call Brittany Marino at 734-763-9044 for more information.
Website: http://www.umich.edu/~powwow/index.html 
 
APRIL 11-12, 2008
Unity Powwow
Navajo Village Heritage Center, New Powwow/Event Arena, 1253 Coppermine Road, Page Lake, Powell, Arizona

Master of Ceremonies: Kenny Scabbyrobe - Blackfeet, White Swan, Washington. Host Northern Drum: Buffalo Horse Singers - Minnesota. Host Southern Drum: Southern Express - California. Sound System Provide by: David J. Begaye - Black Canyon City, Arizona.
Arena Director: Randall Paskemin - Cree, Sweetgrass First Nations Saskatchewan, Canada. Head Lady Dancer: Tiffany Paskemin – Navajo/Apache, Salt Lake City, Utah. Head Man Dancer: Jude Cruz – Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo/Sicangu Lakota, Los Angeles, California.
Head Gourd Dancer: Johnny Hollister – Navajo- US Army Desert Storm Veteran - Kayenta, Arizona.

Specials: Team Dance Special - Men's Grass Dance Special - Additional Specials: TBA. Contest Tabulations Provided by: M&M Services – Albuquerque, NM

Singers & Dancers: Bring your chairs & canopies/shade

Directions: http://www.navajo-village.com/

Host Hotel: Quality Inn Lake Powell Phone: 928-645-8851

Vending Space Available: Email: pageazunitypowwow@yahoo.com 
Phone: (928) 640-3137

More Information: Website: http://www.myspace.com/pageazunitypowwow
Email: pageazunitypowwow@yahoo.com
 
APRIL 12, 2008
University of Wisconsin- Green Bay Intertribal Student Council Traditional Powwow
Kress Events Center, University of Wisconsin, 2420 Nicolet Dr., Green Bay, Wisconsin

Grand Entries at 1 and 7.

More Information: Nichole Merckes. Email: mercnm29@uwgb.edu
APRIL 12-13, 2007
The 5th Annual "New Faces of an Ancient People Traditional American Indian Powwow"
Mount Nittany Middle School, 656 Brandywine Drive [near State Routes 322 and 45] State College, Pennsylvania

More information is forthcoming about vendor registration process, lodging, and our powwow dancers, sponsors and head staff.

Admission is FREE!

Directions:
Mount Nittany Middle School
656 Brandywine Drive
State College, PA 16801

From the Motel 6
Take a right out of drive on to Atherton, travel 4.7 miles to intersection of 322 and 45 it’s a stoplight. Take a left and go 2 blocks to Mt. Nittany Middle school on left. Follow pow wow signs.

From Super 8 Motel
Take a left onto Atherton—go 1.7 miles to intersection of 322 and 45 it’s a stoplight. Take a left and go 2 blocks to Mt. Nittany Middle school on left. Follow pow wow signs.

From I-80/ 220
Take the State College Lewistown exit #73 it merges onto 322 east—then travel 2.8 miles to the 45 West Boalsburg/Oak Hall exit- merge to the right- take a right at bottom- travel about 50 feet and take another right—into the Mount Nittany Middle school.

From 322 East
Take the Exit for 45 highway –its on the right—travel 1.4 miles to the 322 and 45 intersection—it’s a stoplight----take the 322 exit there-it’s a merge on the right—travel about 2 blocks to the Mt. Nittany middle school on left. Follow pow wow signs

Website: http://www.powwow.psu.edu 
 
APRIL 12-13, 2008
Native American Festival
Polk County Fairgrounds, Cedartown, Georgia

Gate Opens: 9:00 a.m. Grand Entry: 12:00 p.m.

All Drums Welcome. All Dancers Welcome.

Host Drum: All Nations. Master of Ceremony: T.B.A. Headman: Ghostman. Headlady: Mary Digger. Circle Keeper: Charlie Hannah. Head Veteran: Harry Digger. Special Music By: Brad Shellhorse and Brandy Mayo.

Luck of the Draw for dancers in the circle, when called.

Admission: $5.00 per car load

Benefits: Boy Scouts of America Cedartown Troop 21

All pets must be on a leash. Primitive camping for venders and dancers only. Generators must be turned off at 11:00 p.m.
Anyone using drugs, alcohol, promoting politics or just plain bad behavior will be removed from the grounds.

Interested Native Vendors get in touch with Charlie at 770-537-1014

More information:
Scott Forrister at 770-748-1772
Charlie Hannah at 770-537-1014
Email: Cbnativeways@aol.com 
APRIL 19 - 20, 2008
2nd Annual Swatara Creek Pow Wow
On the grounds of the Historic Ferry House Property located at the intersection of Rt. 441 and South Union Street in Middletown, Pa. 17057

All drums, all dancers and all persons are welcome. This years theme is "A Celebration of Cultures", last year was "Bridging the Gap in Peace".

Gate Hours: Gates open at 9am Daily
Grand Entries: Grand Entry at Noon Daily

Meal Hours: Serving a welcoming meal to all dancers and vendors and their families Friday evening at 6pm on the site, a wrist band will be issued upon registration at the gate to all parties. Two meals on Saturday and two on Sunday served across the street in the dining hall of the Methodist Church. Same rules as above apply. No wrist band, no meal. These are numbered wristbands to avoid misuse.

This is primarily and educational Pow Wow with a few commercial vendors. The special events are a 26 hoop dancer, a demonstration of ancient flutes, a guest drum from the Lippon Apache Nation of Texas and more. Fry bread, Buffalo Burgers, Demonstrations of Stone Knapping, Flute Making, A Tomahawk Range for Children and adults, a mini mock up of a Chitaqua Village by Chief Frank Talking Drum,


Drums: Iroquois Thunder Heart, Eagle Thunder Drum and a few guest drums. Arena Director: Ernie Strong Bear. MC: Maqwa.
Special Guests: Robert Soto, Performances by the Native American Music Award Winners "Spirit Wing", Performances by "Dog and Pony", and other surprise guests

Admission Fees: $5 for adults to age 65

Primitive Camping site available on a first come first serve basis. There will be indoor restroom facilities available with maybe hot showers (depending upon whether or not the Borough can get the equipment fixed by that date). Pit fires are permissible (no bon fires), Outdoor porta jons will also be available which will be pumped out each morning.

There will be two entry gates. This is a pristine Historical Property dating to the 1700's complete with a log House/Fort used as a Ferry House and residence. The dance arbor is under ancient broadleaf trees and is situated at the confluence of the Swatara Creek and the Susquehanna River. A grocery store, restaraunts and other common community businesses are within a short walking distance, most within 2 blocks. Access to approximately 500 parking spaces within a several block radius have been acquired for use. The site sits on the grounds of an ancient Susquehannock Village which was peacefully abandoned. The community is a warm and welcoming community to all

Detailed Directions to Powwow: Pennsylvania Turnpike Rt. 76 to Harrisburg exit 242. Take Rt. 283 East to the Union Street Exit. At the end of the exit ramp turn right. Follow Union Street to the Pow Wow Grounds. From Route 81 or 83 take either one North to Rt. 283 East (toward the airport), take 283 East to Union Street and follow the above directions.

Contact Paul Bear for vendor applications. We are not accepting vendors who sell primarily Chinese made products or non native made products as a majority of their display. Native made can be of North, Central or South America. Each vendor is carefully chosen to avoid excessive duplication of products offered, this ultimately aids each vendor to realize maximum profit from the event. We understand vendors to a great degree depend on sales at events for their sole income or at least a major part of it, we endeavor maximize each vendors potential. We had over 2,500 attendees at last years event. We fed over 700 meals free to dancers, vendors and their families. Our dance arbor was full to capacity last year.

Contact Information: Paul Bear of The Turquoise Bear and
Turquoise Thunder Productions+
2 North Union St.
Middletown, Pa, 17057
Email: pablooso@peoplepc.com
Phone: (717) 215-3079
Address: 2 North Union St., Middletown, Pa. 17057
APRIL 19, 2008
Wessman Arena on the UW Superior Campus, Superior, Wisconsin

Grand Entries: 1:00 and 7:00 . Feast: 5:00

More Information: cbax50@sbcglobal.net
Sam Maday, President, Circle of Native Nations
University of Wisconsin Superior, WI
 
APRIL 19, 2008
MATC-NASM Annual Powwow
Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Native American Student Movement (NASM)
Indian Community School, 10405 W. St, Martins Rd, Franklin, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

Contest Powwow

Gate Hours: Noon - 8:00 pm. Grand Entry 1 pm.

Admisssion: FREE to General Public

Meal provided to Dancers and Drums with paid *entry fee* ticket

More Information: Email: cruzms@email.matc.edu
APRIL 24-26, 2008
The 25th Annual Gathering of Nations Powwow
University of New Mexico Arena ("The Pit"), Albuquerque, New Mexico
Avenida Cesar Chavez Blvd. SE (Hwy. 25, exit #223)

(Miss Indian World is April 24th, Powwow and Trader's Market is April 25th-26th)

Hours:Thursday: 10:00am - 3:00pm: 7:00pm: Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentations. for all tickets, Doors open at 6:30pm)
Friday & Saturday: 10:00am (and never closes)
Grand Entry: Friday Noon and 7:00; Saturday Noon and 6:00.

A Family Event: EVERYONE (the public) INVITED! We hope to see you there!

A Fair Contest for Dancers & Singers. Over $150,000.00 to be awarded! Over 3,000 indigenous / Native American / Indian dancers and singers representing more than 500 tribes from Canada and the United States come to Albuquerque annually to participate socially and competitively. Over 800 artists, crafters, and traders will place their wares on display and for sale.

The Gathering of Nations is an experience for all people, Indian and non-Indian.

Head Staff: Announcers: Sammy Tonekei White - Anadarko, OK; Dennis Bowen - Tuba City, AZ; Vince Beyl - Bemidji, MN. Guest MC: Reuben Little Head - Lame Deer, MT; Roving Announcer: Jason Whitehouse - Madison Heights, MI; Head Man Dancer:
Darrell Hill, Milwaukee, WI; Head Lady Dancer: Amber Buffalo, Hobbema, Alberta, Canada.
All Drums Welcome!
All Gourd Dance Singers Welcome! (Open Drum)

Website: http://www.gatheringofnations.com/ 
 
APRIL 26-27, 2008
17th Annual Spring Pow-Wow, American Indian Council, Inc
Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 E 100 S, Lebanon, Indiana 46052

Dedicated to the memory of Sterling "Ted" Big Bear. 5/47 to 1/07.

Only invited drums to be paid. Public welcome. Join us in celebration of our culture and support of the Big Bear Family.

Southern Host Drum; White Hawk. Northern ; Many Voices. Mc; LeRoy Malaterre
Head Veteran; Dancer George Martin.

Admission: $5 ages 13-59. $2 ages 6-12 and seniors ages 60+. Free for ages under 6
Free for registered dancers (register upon arriving at front desk)

Camping available. Pow-Wow rate at Quality Inn 765-482-0500
Vendors by application only

Directions: Boone County Fairgrounds are located off Lebanon Exit #138 from I-65. If coming from the South, once you exit, the Fair Grounds are approx. 1/2 mile to the right. If coming from the North, turn left off of the exit then once out on the main road, turn right then you will see Fair Grounds to your left.

More Information: Arla Sears 37-243-8775 Email: aicindiana@yahoo.com 
Website: http://americanindiancouncil.samsbiz.com/page/1bkmt/Pow_Wow.html
 
APRIL 26, 2008
8th Annual Celebration of Life for All People Pow Wow
Red Wing Park, 1398 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451

Hours: 11am – 6pm

MC - Clark Stewart (Chickahominy); HM - John Pingree (Shoshone); HF - Phyllis Campbell (Choctaw); AD - Jay Kays (Osage); Host Drum - Red Wolf (Hollister, NC.); Guest Drum - Edisto River Singers (Edisto, SC.)

American Indian dancing, arts and crafts, educational displays and exhibits, storytelling, and authentic foods for sale.

FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING!!!

Vendor spaces are limited and fill EARLY!! Last year's event attracted over 4,000 spectators!

More information: Debra Vick 757 427-2990. Email: dvick@vbgov.com 

MAY 10, 2008
Rama Mnjikaning First Nation Mother’s Day Powwow
6147 Rama RD., Rama Ontario (1KM North of Casino Rama)

Grand Entry at 12:30 PM And 7:00 PM. Sunrise Ceremony Saturday morning.

Master of Ceremonies: Chris Pheasant. CO-MC: Gerard Sagassige. Arena Director: Allen Manitowbi. Host Drum: Young Guns. Head Veteran: TBA. Head Female Dancer: Jessica Devost. Head Male Dancer: Nodin Cottrette

All Dancers, Drums, Vendors & Public Are Welcome.

Admission: Mothers, Elders, Veterans & Children under six years: FREE
Youth (6-12): $2.00. Adult (13-54): $5.00. Vendors Fee: $75.00

For more information please contact the culture department:
Rama Mnjikaning First Nation ~ 5884 Rama Road Suite 200 Rama, ON, L0K1T0 ~
Phone: (705) 325-3611 Mike: ext. 1297 Vicki: ext. 1288 John: ext. 1294 Ron: ext. 1231
Robin:ext. 1298
Email: mikem@mnjikaning.ca
 
MAY 16-18, 2008
Ontelaunee Park Intertribal Powwow
Ontelaunee Park, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania

Gates Open: 10:30. Grand Entry: noon

Native American Dancing, Drumming, Food, Arts, Music, Culture and Community

MC-Jack Manycolors, Muskogee Creek. Head Male Dancer-Warren Elk Spirit Bass. Head Female Dancer-Diane Hummingbird Woman Larkin.

Camping for dancers, drums, vendors, and volunteers only. No Public camping.
Potluck fellowship feast for dancers, drums, vendors and volunteers on Saturday night. Bring a favorite food to share.

Proceeds to benefit Indian Law resource Center and Ontelaunee Park.

Friday May 16 will be free Educational Day. Open to the public, schools and interested organizations--Contact Diane Larkin 610-395435

Directions: From I-78 take Route 309 North to route 143 South (left) gp about 2 miles, through new tripoli, to Ontelaunee Park on left.

More Information: Dave Weckerly 717-930-0637. Mark Goff 484-941-1317 Email: wastelo@comcast.net 

MAY 17, 2008
Penn Cove Water Festival
In The Town Of Coupeville, Washington, On Whidbey Island

Hours: 11am-6pm

Admission: FREE

Official All Tribe Open Invitation...You and your families are invited to attend our annual Historical “Penn Cove Water Festival!” This is a time to open our hearts in friendship and sharing. A time to welcome our First Nations Neighbors!

There Will Be Canoe Races, Performers, Fry Bread, Vendors, Children's Activities, Caring For The Earth Educational Displays & More!!!

The Penn Cove Water Festival has been going on for generations. It is the ONLY well known Native American Event on Whidbey Island! We wish to see it continue for our children and our childrens’ children. It is vitally important to us to experience this special time together so our ties will remain unbroken.

We want you to encourage your canoe racers and other canoes, your talented men, women and children who only you know
personally. Your Veterans, dancers, singers, drums, artists, environmentalists...and any and all who are willing to come and share
with us! Please call us to sign up ASAP! Thanks.

We always have great hospitality with treats and coffee for signed-up participants. We will be prepared to hand out free tee shirts to all who register as canoe racers and bring thier teams and canoes. Cash Prizes for canoe winners! These gifts as well as a free after Festival Dinner put on by the town of Coupeville are all ways of saying, “We Honor You!”

The canoe races will take place down at the park as always. We will have free programs with maps to help everyone. The main Festival activities, other than the canoe races, will take place in town only a short walk from the park...we also have in place a shuttle bus that will stop at the park and in town regularly to pick up and drop off all who wish to use it.

The Live Entertainment will be onstage near the museum and the dock in town. There will be Storytellers for children as well. Art, food and craft vendors will be present in town. Rain or Shine! See you There!

**No Alcohol or Drugs Allowed...This is a Family Event!

Website: http://www.penncovewaterfestival.com/index.php 
 
SATURDAY, May 17, 2008
23rd Annual Pow Wow -In Honor of Our Children
Kelso High School, 1904 Allen Street, Kelso, Washington

Hours: 12:00 noon - 9:00 p.m.
Grand Entries 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
(Break 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., with entertainment provided by Storyteller Dena
Taylor and Cascadia Flute Circle, open mic for flute players to follow).

Dancing, Drumming, Adult & Children’s Raffles, Arts & Crafts Vendors

All Drums and Dancers Welcome

Host Drum: Cree Star Singers. Co-host Drum: Black Lodge. MC: Jerry Chapman. Arena Director: Mike Brock. Head Man Dancer: Sean Dougherty. Head Woman Dancer: Tanna Chattin.

Admission: FREE. Open to the Public

Directions: Kelso High School, 1904 Allen Street, Kelso, Washington. Take Exit 39 -- head east on Allen St., approximately 1/4 mile.

Overnight Accommodations: http://www.visitmtsthelens.com/

More Information: Shelley Hamrick (360) 501-1655
Email: shelley.hamrick@kelso.wednet.edu
Kelso Indian Education Program Coordinator
Vicki Lucas - (360) 636-9163
Kelso Powwow Committee Raffle Coordinator
Participant Information Vendor Information
Mike Brock (360) 425-0806 Julie Lomen (360) 577-0868
Kelso Indian Education Parent Chairperson Kelso Powwow Committee Board
 
MAY 23-25, 2008
32st Annual Odawa Pow Wow
Ottawa-Nepean Municipal Campsite, 411 Corkstown Rd., Nepean, Ontario

Gates Open at: 4:00 pm Friday; 9:00 am Saturday & Sunday.
Grand Entry on Fri. at 6:00 pm; Sat. at 12:00 noon & 6:00 pm; Sun. at 12:00 noon only

Come, See and Enjoy * Native Singing, Drumming, & Dancing * Native Arts & Crafts * Native Foods

Dance Competition on All Categories. Head Dancers Picked Per Session. No Phone-In Registrations. All Points Taken Friday Night. All Drums Must Compete. Native Artisans and Traders from Canada and U.S.A

Admission:
Elders/Seniors & Children(0-12) FREE
Friday: $5.00 includes parking; Teens $3.00 (13-17)
Saturday & Sunday: Adults $12.00 per day includes parking; Teens $6.00 per day (13-17)
Weekend passes: $20.00 for Adults (18 & up); $10.00 for Teens (13-17)

Camping: $30 per night; $60 for the weekend.
http://www.ottawacampground.ca/

No Drugs No Alcohol No Pets

ODAWA NATIVE FRIENDSHIP CENTRE
12 Stirling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1Y 1P8
Tel:613-722-3811
Fax:613-722-4667
Website: http://www.odawa.on.ca/powwow.htm 
Email: info@odawa.ca
 
MAY 23-25, 2008
4th Annual Upper Current River
301 E. 10th Salem, Missouri

Gates Open: Friday 23rd @ 1:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday @ 9:00 a.m.

Open to the Public, All Drums and Dancers Welcome. Tiny Tots Contest on Saturday. Arts and Crafts, Jewelry,
Traditional Foods and More!!

Host Drum: Tim Tieyah & The White Buffalo Singers, Comanche. MC: Butch Tahsequah, Comanche. Arena Director: Tracy Tullie, Dineh (Navajo). Head Lady: Stephanie Hayes, Dineh (Navajo). Head Man: Marcus Tso, Dineh (Navajo).
Head Gourd: Ben Norberto, Comanche/ Dineh (Navajo).

This years guest will be Irene Bedard, Irene is an accomplished actress and singer. Irene is also part of " the Foundation For the Future of the Seventh Generation" Please visit our special web page in Irene's Honor http://www.powwow2008.info/IreneB.html  for more information and details.

Admission: Adults $3.00. Seven – Twelve years $2.00. Seniors – six & under FREE.
Bring Your Lawn Chairs

Hosted by the Western Cherokee. All proceeds / donations will go to advance the Cultural Center located on the grounds

Committee: Tracy Tullie, James Ellis, Lisa Thompson, Dwayne Skaggs, Larry Bailey

Directions: Located in South Central Missouri, 30 minutes South of Hwy 44 from Rolla or St. James Missouri.

Local Lodging: Walnut Motel 573-729-3121, Ranch Hotel 573 729-3157, RV & Tent Camping, 2 miles away at The
Commons (573) 729-3841.

More Information: Phone: 573 729-2233
Website: http://www.powwow2008.info
Email: powwow@tribalgov.info
For vendors application Send SASE to: (no food vendors please)
Western Cherokee Pow Wow
PO Box 262,
Salem, MO 65560

 
MAY 23-24-25, 2008
For The People Pow Wow
Boone County Fairgrounds, Columbia, Missouri

Hours: Friday: 7-10 PM Inter-Tribal. Saturday: 1-3 Gourd Dancing; 3-5 Inter-Tribal; 5-6:30 Dinner Break; 6:30-7:30 Gourd Dancing; 7:45 Grand Entry; 8-11 Inter-Tribal. Sunday: 1-3 Gourd Dancing; 3-5 Inter-Tribal.

Head Staff; Head Man: Maurice Phillips- Lincoln, Nebraska. Head Lady: January Bird Thomas- Horton, Kansas. Head Gourd: Creighton Moore- Wichita, Kansas. Host Drum: Standing Eagle- Macy, Nebraska. Master of Ceremonies: Tom Spotted Horse-Lawrence, Kansas. Arena Director: Jerrald Braiuca- Raytown, Missouri.

Featuring Special Guest Larry Sellers from TV's, "Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman"

Sponsored by the Society for the Preservation of Traditional Values

Directions: Boone County Fairgrounds are located north of Columbia on Highway 63 (Exit 128A). Follow Highway 63 north to exit N Oakland Gravel Road, Turn right to East Starke Ave, Turn right and follow signs.

More Information:
Event Questions: Dona McKinney - (573) 896-8968
Vendor Questions: Angel Talawyma - (816) 803-9491
Email: oscar.dudley@att.net
MAY 24 - 26, 2008
Third Annual Hilo Inter-Tribal PowWow "Honoring Our Heroes"
Hilo Hawaii

Gate Hours: 9 to 6 Saturday and Sunday. Monday Veterans' Honoring Ceremony and the colors will be retired at 4 pm.
Grand Entries: 10:00

Everyone Welcome! Its a PowWow!

Traditional No Contest Powwow. Drums: Eagle Spirit Standoff Alberta. Head man: Sterling Shouting Cardston Alberta. Head lady: Marilyn Shigetani Honolulu Hawaii. Arena Director: Dan McDaniel & Tom Rowland Hawaii. MC: Oliver Shouting Cardston Alberta. The Host Drum is Eagle Spirit from Standoff, Alberta, with guest drums: Red Warrior from San Diego, California, Wild Horse from Southern California, Hunter’s Moon from the Big Island of Hawaii, and 808NDNZ from Oahu.

Other special guests who will be on hand throughout the weekend include: Riding Thunder Dance Theatre, comprised of local First Nations and Métis youth from Dawson Creek, British Columbia; the Eagle Song Dancers of the Squamish Nation; the Wapato Indian Club from Washington State; Shelly Hill, a Mohawk Smoke Dancer and Native American Flautist, Troy "Good Medicine" De Roche.

Inter-tribal Dancing, Food, Arts & Crafts, Childrens Area, Exhibition Dancing including Hawaiian, Gourd Dancing, Veteran's Honoring and Remembrance on Monday.

Admission: FREE!

No Camping. Hotel Information will be on web site January 5th.

Detailed Directions to Powwow: Wailoa River Park Hilo Hawaii

The event is hosted by the Federation of American Natives in partnership with Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc. Support has been provided by the Hawaii Tourism Association, Healing Our Island Community Grant Fund and the County of Hawai’i.

Contact Information:
Email: info@hilopowwow.com
Website: http://www.hilopowwow.com 

MAY 24 - 26,2008
Selma Walker Memorial Powwow
Franklin County Fairgrounds 4100 Columbia St. Hilliard, Ohio 43026

Traditional Powwow

Grand Entry @ 1:00 pm.

Host Drum-Maza Napin. MC-Jerry Dearly,Sr., Head Veteran Dancer-Roger Campbell. Head Man & Head Woman Dancer TBA Each Session. 2 Step and Team Dance Contest 5K Healthy run/walk.

Camping on site-$20/weekend.

Sponsored by the Native American Indian Center Of Central Ohio PO Box 07705 Columbus, Ohio 43207-0705 (614) 443-6120 Fax-443-2651
Email: naicco@aol.com 
 
MAY 24-26, 2008 (Memorial Day Weekend)
The 15th Annual Cherokee Festival
Temple University, Ambler, Pennsylvania

Grounds open 10:00 AM , Grand Entry Noon

Black Horse Butte Singers, White Buffalo Singers, Terry Strongheart Band,
Native Dancing, Drumming, Food and crafts.

Hosted by the Southeastern Cherokee Confederacy of Pennsylvania-Honoring All Veterans.

More Information: Phone 215-549-4191 Email: buffy@icdc.com
MAY 31 - JUNE 1, 2008
Nawihla Native American Festival
VFW Field, Rt. 10, North Haverhill, NH 03774

Hours: Saturday 9am - 5pm. Sunday 10am - 5pm.

The public is welcome to the Pow Wow as well as to all other events in the area that week. There will be approximately 30 arts vendors, traditional and non- traditional food venders, Drum Groups and dancing to name a few of the daily activities. Drums: Rez Dawgs and Quabblin Lake Singers.

The public will be welcomed to participate in the dancing among other things!

A historic village will be constructed for the Pow wow featuring: Re-enactors from the Koasek El Nu Tribe.

For More Information/Vendors please contact : Nancy 802-392-8006
Email chiefnaki@comcast.net
Website: http://www.cowasuckabenaki.org

JUNE 5-7, 2008
Mid-year Bufalo River Pow Wow
Perry County Community Bldg., 1690 Airport Ridge Rd. Linden, Tennessee

In conjunction with Annual Perry County Heritage Festival.

More Info: Ray or Sharron Benge, 931-589-9628
1690 Airport Ridge Rd., Linden, TN 37096
Email: rbenge@tds.net

JUNE 6 - 8, 2008
3rd Annual Taylorville Pow Wow
Christian County Fairgrounds, Taylorville, Illinois

Hours: 10am-9pm daily.

Dancing starts at 1pm

Mother Earth is calling all dancers! Gourd dancers come and remember Samuel Nathan Blatchford! We invite ALL dancers, grass, fancy, Eagle, Traditional as well as all interested persons. If you don't know how to dance, we will show you!

Free admission. Free parking. RV and Camping Sites w/hook-up.

No Drugs, Alcohol Or Firearms Allowed on Grounds

For Additional Information Contact: Black Horse at 217-824-7393 or Hawk at 217-528-9172 or Email Hawk at sevenhawks@sbcglobal.net 
Website: http://blackhorsepowwow.bravehost.com/ 
JUNE 7 - 8, 2008
Native Solutions 10th Annual Intertribal Powwow
Oxford Lake Park across from the tennis courts, Oxford, Alabama

Times: Sat-10-7, grand entry 11:00; Sun-10-6, grand entry 12:00

Host Drum-TBA; Headman-Jerry'Smitty" Smith; Headlady-Gwen Babs; M/C-Bryan Halfday,Chippewa Nation, Ontario; A/D-Cowboy

All dancers and drums welcome. Bring lawn chairs; Rain or shine
Luck of the draw for dancers. Powwow ambassador contest

Admission-$5-Adults, elders 65 & up and children 12 & under-Free

Mark or Ruth Davis 256-820-6315
Tony 256-835-0110

P. O. Box 306, Alexandria, AL 36250
ravenspiritwalker@yahoo.com
 
JUNE 7- 8, 2008
34th Annual Native American Pow Wow
LaSalette Shrine Fairgrounds, Rte. 118, Attleboro, Massachusetts 02703

Gate Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Grand Entries: 12:00 Noon
Special Event Hours: 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Wollomonuppoag Intertribal Council Pow Wow. Open to the Public.

Drums: Black Hawk Singers, Host Drum; all drums welcome. MC: TBA
Special Guests: The Wolf Cry Singers; David Little Tree, Iroquois Social songs with the Water Drum

Opening Pipe Ceremony; Special Veteran's Tribute; Dancing; Children's competition dancing with prizes; Story Telling; Tee Pee set up for viewing; Memorial Ceremony and Naming Ceremony usually on Sunday; Craft Demo's; Native Vendors; Food Vendor; Closing Ceremony

Admission: FREE! Parking: FREE!

Tent and small vehicle camping area; vendor and staff camping area

Directions: From the North, 93 South to Exit 1, 95 South toward Providence, RI. Take Exit 5 toward Rt. 152, Attleboro. Left at Robert F. Toner Blvd., Right at North Main St., Rt. 152, Left at Maple Street, Right at Park Street/Rte. 118 (following signs to LaSalette Shrine)
From the South, 95 North, entering Massachusetts, Take Exit 3 onto Rte. 123 East toward Norton/Attleboro. Left at County Street, Rte. 123, Right at Olive Street, Continue on Maple Street, Right at Park Street, Rte. 118 (following signs to LaSalette Shrine)

Contact Information:
Email: gjfmasters@yahoo.com
Phone: 508-415-4722
Address: Gloria Freeman, 154 Bayview Ave., Berkley, MA 02779
Website: http://www.wollomonuppoag.com
 
JUNE 7-8, 2008
2nd Annual Sweetwater Creek Intertribal Pow Wow
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Lithia Springs, Georgia

Park Hours: Opens at 7:00 am.
Powwow Hours: Sat. 10 am to 7 pm - Grand Entry: 12 noon (Indian Time)
Sun. 10 am to 5 pm - Grand Entry: 1 pm (Indian Time)

HeadMan: TBA. HeadLady: Karen Cooper. AD: Peter Kassars. MC: Gary Smith. HeadVeteran: Keith Smith. HostDrum: Dog River.

All Dancers Welcome. Guest Drums Welcome.

Drumming, Dancing, Arts & Crafts, Flutist, Demonstrations, Vendors, Food, Auction.

Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day.

Admission: Adults: $5.00. Elders (60 plus): $3.00. Children (6 to 12): $3.00. Children 5 and under: Free.
Sweetwater Creek State Park has a $3 per day vehicle parking fee.

Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day.

Primitive Camping Available for Dancers, Drums and Vendors.

NO politics, NO weapons, No drugs, No alcohol, NO attitudes

Contacts: Larry at 770-823-7650 or Robin at 706-969-3245
Email: WisdomBear@DragonFlyPromotions.org
Website: http://www.DragonFlyPromotions.org
 
JUNE 7-8, 2008
Fort Ancient Gathering
Fort Ancient State Memorial, 6123 St Rt 350, Oregonia, Ohio

This is a fun event for the entire family. There will be Native American dancing, music, demonstrations, lectures, workshops and children's activities.

More Information: Jack Blosser, phone number 513-932-4421
Email: jblosser@ohiohistory.org 
 
JUNE 7-8
Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park 10th Annual Intertribal Pow Wow
Original Sight of the Grand Village of the Kickapoo near LeRoy, Illinois

Saturday: 10AM til 10PM; Grand Entry at 1PM and 7PM.
Sunday: 10AM til 5PM; Grand Entry at 1PM.

Host Drum:Massassagan. Invited Drums:Gii Taa'Se Singers. MC:Leonard Malatore. Arena Director:Russ Murray. Head Male Dancer:Andrew Norman. Head Female Dancer:TBA. Head Vet:Wayne Hardwick

Recording Artist Michael Jacobs will be performing on Saturday at 11AM and 5PM and on Sunday at 11AM

Lots of Vendors...Food and Fun for all...Come and see Our Buffalo Herd!

Admission: Adults $5.00. Kids 6 and Under Free. Kids 6 to 12 $3.00. Elders $3.00

Directions to the Park: From I55 N and S...I39 and US 51....Go to I74 East
From I57 and Champaign...Go to I74 West. Take the LeRoy Exit. Drive through LeRoy (North)to School St.
It will be a T road...Turn Right (East)...Drive approx. 5 miles to County Rd 3100 East. Turn left (North)...Continue to the stop sign on County Rd 750 N...The Park is ahead 1/2 a mile on 3100 East.

More Information: Angelo Padro at 309-261-3043
Email: aapadro@aol.com
Website: http://grandvillage.org
 
JUNE 12-14, 2008
Texas Indian Hobbyist Association Summer Powwow
Galloway Hammond Recreation Center - Burnet, Texas

Business Meeting, 2 PM - Installation of 2008 Officers - Covered Dish Supper 5 PM - Gourd Dancing 6:30 PM - Grand Entry 7:30 PM

Head Singer: Gene Logan -

Host Hotel: Best Western (866) 782-9683
RV’s (817) 597-6348
Tent Camping Sites Available - More

Information Contact, Email jjamesuta@hotmail.com  or tihasmokesignal@yahoo.com 
Traders Contact: don@donaldadrefkecpa.com
 
JUNE 14-15, 2008
2nd Annual Sault Tribe "Gathering Of The Clans" Pow Wow
5698W Highway US 2, Manistique, Michigan 49854

More Information: Viola Neadow, Sharon Hutchinson, Or Denise Chase
TELE# 906 341-6993 OR 1-800-347-7137
EMAIL: vneadow@saulttribe.net
JUNE 14-15, 2008
14th Annual Competition Powwow and Festival
Edgewater Park 7600 West Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, Ohio.

Rain or Shine - Public Welcome. Bring your own lawn chairs.

The festival offers a fun and entertaining way to celebrate the rich and diverse American Indian culture and heritage. Featuring Native performers, dancers, singers, musicians as well as a Native comedian. Experience Native American Indian traditional dancing, authentic food, educational demonstrations, storytelling, traditional regalia, art and craft vendors from across the United States, Canada and more. Selected competition dancing for prize money.

Adults $10 | Seniors $8 | Children (4-12) $6 (Discount 2-day passes available at gate) Free Parking!!!

Presented by: American Indian Education Center
1314 Dension Avenue
Cleveland,Ohio 44109
216-351-4488

For Further Information:
Call  Robert Roche.  216-351-4488.
Email: aiecinc@aol.com 
Website: http://aiecc.net/powwow.htm 
JUNE 20-22, 2008
Tribal Crossroads Powwow
South of Leitchfield, Kentucky

Head Lady: Beth MoonFeather Huotari. Head Man: Grady ShadowHawk Jones

More Information: Email: kyshores@hughes.net
Website: http://www.tribalcrossroads.com/powwow.html

JUNE 20-22, 2006
Eighth Annual Inter-Tribal Osage River Pow Wow
Miller County Fairgrounds, Eldon, Missouri

Friday: 6 pm to 10 pm; Saturday: 10am to 10 pm; Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Host Southern Drum: TBA; M.C.: Steve Kinder; Head Gourd: TBA; Head Man Dancer: Charley Lowery, Cherokee; Head Lady Dancer: Tina Phelan; Arena Director: TBA

Native American Food and Crafts

All Drums And Dancers Welcome

Public Welcome. Bring Lawn Chairs
Admission: Adults: 3.00; Children 4 to 12: 1.00; 3 years & under: free

No drugs, alcohol, firearms or bad attitudes. Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
No raffles or specials without prior approval by the Pow Wow Committee.

For more information please call Janet Dudley at (573) 369-2710
Or email Janet Dudley at oldjed@yhti.net 
Website: http://www.osageriverpowwow.com/ 
 
JUNE 21-22,2008
2nd Annual Pow Wow Honoring Our Sisters
Camp O' The Hills, Brooklyn Michigan

Grand Entry is at 1:00 pm Saturday and 6:00 pm on Saturday
Grand Entry is at 1:00 pm Sunday.

Traditional Dancers, crafts and food.

Admission is $5.00 per person. Children 5 and under are dree.

More information: Davi Trusty at 1-800-322-1209
Email: DTrusty@girlscoutsihc.org
JUNE 21 - 22, 2008
8th Annual Shenandoah Valley Powwow
Quicksburg (Mt. Jackson), Virginia

Traditional Non-Competition Powwow

Gate Hours: 10 am – 6 pm.
Grand Entry at Noon Saturday and Sunday. Evening Session Saturday night

Join Native People from all over the Country for a weekend of dancing, singing, and socializing. Shop with over 30 talented Native Artists and Craftsmen. Enjoy traditional Native American foods.

Host Drum-Black Bear; Invited Drums- White Buffalo Singers & Cedar Tree; MC-Hank Houghtaling; Arena Director: Michael Nephew; Head Man-Jay Hill; Head Woman-Lyssia Prigden. All Nations Honor-Color Guard

Admission: Adults $ 6 adults. Children under 12 free

Directions: Take Interstate 81 (in Virginia) to Exit 269 (Shenandoah Caverns Exit).
Turn West off the Exit and proceed to the first driveway on the right ( 500 ft)

Sponsored by The Silver Phoenix Indian Trading Post

More Information: 540-477-9616. Email: sphoenix@shentel.net

JULY 9-10, 2008
Annual Pequot Museum Powwow Festival
110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, Connecticut

Hours: 11 am-3 pm

Get on the powwow trail! Enjoy and share the traditions of these colorful Native gatherings that showcase tribal cultures. The aroma of fry bread and Indian tacos fills the air, while the rhythm of the drum calls everyone to join the celebration.

Admission: Free with Museum admission, free to Museum members. Museum Admissions: Adults (age 16 to 54) - $15.00. Seniors (55 & Older) - $13.00. Children (6-15) - $10.00. Children under 6 - Free

More Information: Dave Holahan. (800) 411-9671. Email: dholahan@mptn.org

JULY 11 - 13, 2008
7th Annual Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow,
Fairbanks, Alaska

The Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow Council is organized exclusively to bring together Alaska Natives, American Indians, and First Nations People of Canada in a powwow setting to share similarities and diversities, to honor the elders, and children, and to educate the general public of the heritage of the indigenous people of North America.

Sponsors: midnightsunpowwow@yahoo.com
Vendors: Cherokee White or 488-6213
Drum Groups: genewescott@gi.alaska.edu  or carolwoodself@yahoo.com
General Information: midnightsunpowwow@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.midnightsunpowwow.net/
JULY 11-13, 2008
A.I.C.U. Powwow
Butte High School, 401 S. Wyoming, Butte, Montana 59701

A traditional plains style powwow, drug and alcohol free family event. This powwow is taking place during weekend of the National Folk Festival In Butte, Montana. The only other time the National Folk Festival was on the western side of the United States was back in the late sixties in Colorado. We have had to fund our own event as the National Folk Festival could not find funding available to represent the Native American culture and tradition and history, so we have stepped up to the plate to share our legacy. We hope that people will join us in welcoming the visitors from near and far.

More Information: 406-782-2713 406-565-9221
A.I.C.U. Powwow
Butte High School
401 S. Wyoming
Butte, MT 59701
Email: aicupowwow@gmail.com
JULY 18 - 20, 2008
Wildflower First Annual Native American Festival
Wildflower Village in Reno, Nevada

We welcome your input and participation as we grow into this new event. New ideas welcome. Please join us for drum circles; Fry Bread and Indian Tacos; Flute Making; Beading; Baskets; Painting; Sculpture; Gourds; Dream Catchers; Pottery Exhibits and Demonstrations will be held on all the subjects. Exhibitors, Craft and Food vendors welcomed and needed.

More Info:
Eagles Nest Trading Post
4335 W 4TH St
Reno, Nevada 89523
Attention: Julie Salazar
Email: Julie at eaglesnest@coolindian.com
Website: http://wildflowervillage.com
JULY 18-20, 2008
Healing the Earth - Native American Inter-Tribal Festival
Lake Village Campgrounds, Leon Rd., Andover, Ohio

Presented by River of Many Fish Village - U.E.L.N.

Native Crafting Demonstrations, Participate in Activities, Children’s Games, Auction benefits Children’s’ Education, Conversations with Elders.

Native American: Dancing, Drums & Songs, Flute, Story-Telling, History & Culture Sharing. Vendors: Native Jewelry, Herbs & Remedies, Leather Goods, Artifacts (replicas), Regalia & Accessories, Miscellaneous. Food Vendors: Fry Bread & Indian Tacos, Chili & Bean Soups, Italian Foods, Sausage & Steak Sandwiches, Patsy’s Hot Dogs, Beverages.

Admission: Donation $5 Adult, $3 Kids/Seniors, Family Discounts. Bring a Lawn chair. Plan a Whole Day OR Weekend.

No Profanity, No Drugs Or Alcohol, No Politics!

Contact: Sandi Red Wolf 440-998-2370 (Leave message)
JULY 26-27, 2008
13th Annual Vallejo Inter-Tribal Council Pow Wow
At the Waterfront in downtown, Vallejo, California

More details will be here as we get them.

More Information: Midge-(707)552-2562 Email:rattlingleaf@sbcglobal.net
JULY 26 - 27, 2008
Anishinabe Pow Wow
Val-d'or, Quebec, Canada

Times: Saturday & Sunday: Grand Entry at noon

Traditional Powwow...Aztec exhibition dance, spot dances, feast, giveaway,and so on...All races of all directions, Welcome!

Drums: Perfect Storm, Hobbema AB. Head Man: Steeve Pelletier. Head Lady: Christine Deiter. ADirector: Mark Meekis. MC: Kirby Mianscum. SGuests: Aztec Troupe Dance.

Admission Fees: Free admission, donation accepted..
Rough camping available, free too

Directions: Highway 117. Val-d'or QC

More Information: Email: anishnabe_powwow@anishnabe.ca
Phone: 819-736-4501
Address: 1026, Blvd Cicip
Lac Simon QC J0Y 3M0

AUGUST 1-3, 2008
Kamloopa Powwow
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

All Public Welcome!

Contact Information:
Phone: (250) 828-9782
Address: 331-345 Yellowhead Hwy
Kamloops, BC V2H 1H1
Email Address: powwow@kib.ca
Website: http://www.kib.ca/powwow.htm
AUGUST 9-10, 2008
3rd Annual Black River Pow-Wow & Historical Gathering
Corner of Wadhams Rd. & North River Rd., Kimball, Missouri

Traditional Powwow. Native Crafts, Drumming, Dancing and Food. Authentic 1700’s Native Living Encampment.

Admission: FREE! Parking: $5 per car.

More Information: Joe Greaux 810-985-8669
Email: josephgreaux@sbcglobal.net
Kim Hunt 810-824-2566
Ron Pinson 810-650-8161
August 15 - 17, 2008
14th Annual Sacramento Powwow
715 Broadway, Sacramento, California 95818

Open to the public. Contest Powwow.

Hours: Fri. 6:00 p.m. - midnight, Sat. 10:00 a.m. - midnight, Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Grand Entry 1:00 p.m. Saturday and 7:00 p.m., Sunday, 1:00 p.m.
Meal hours: TBA.

Friday night is California Night with all California Dance Groups

M.C. Tom Phillips, Sr. Kiowa. Joe Morris Navajo Code Talker, Special Guest. More: TBA

Admission: $4.00 adults, $2.00 teens, children and seniors free, Dancers, drummers and singers free (This admission fee may change to free for all depending on sponsors.)
Free parking!

No camping, KOA 1 mile away

More Information: Email: www.wailaki10@comcast.net
(916) 421-0657
P.O. Box 246052, Sacramento, CA 95824

AUGUST 30-31, 2008
23rd Annual Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa (Celebrating the Huckleberry Harvest) Contest Pow-Wow
Rodgers Lake 58620 Sink Road, Dowagiac, Michigan 49047

Grand Entry: Saturday- 1:00PM & 7:00PM. Sunday- 1:00PM

Dance Contest with Hand Drum Special and Great Lakes Old Style Traditional Dance Special.

Host Drum: TBA Invited: Whitefish Bay Jr.'s. Buffalo Horse. Ribbontown. Smokey Town.

No firearms, drugs, alcohol, or pets allowed in the pow-wow area.

More Information: Michaelina Magnuson
Michaelina.magnuson@pokagon.com
269-591-5616

AUGUST 30-31 & September 1, 2008
12th Annual Native American Festival
City Island, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Hours: 10am-10pm daily

Host drum: Old Bridge Singers; Guest Drum: Mother Earth's Daughters Drum; Hoop Dancer: Lowery Begay, Iroquois; Social Dancing; Aztec Fire Dancers;Tomahawk throwing & contest; Teepees, Primitive Camps; Native foods & craft vendors, fireworks.

Contact: Michelle (717) 589-7744
Email: sunrisesigns@nmax.net 
AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 1, 2008
26th Annual Labor day Weekend Powwow
Franklin County Fairgrounds, I 270 Exit 13 Columbus, Ohio

Tarditional Powwow. Everyone Welcome!

Times: Grand Entry 1pm

Drums: Maza Napin. Head Man: TBA each Day. Head Lady: TBA each Day. ADirector: Kenneth Irwin, Sr. MC: Jerry Dearly, Sr.

Admission: $7-adults,$3-seniors & students, free-5 & under & participants,$15-weekend pass
Fairground charges $20/weekend for camping, includes electricity & showers

Directions: West Side Of Columbus Ohio I 270 Exit 13 follow the signs to Franklin Co. fairgrounds

Email Address: naicco@aol.com
Phone: (614)443-6120
Address: NAICCO PO Box 07705 Columbus, Ohio 43207-0705

SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
Texas Indian Hobbyist Association Fall Powwow
Galloway Hammond Recreation Center - Burnet, Texas

Business Meeting, 2 PM - Installation of 2008 Officers - Covered Dish Supper 5 PM - Gourd Dancing 6:30 PM - Grand Entry 7:30 PM

Head Singer: Gene Logan -

Host Hotel: Best Western (866) 782-9683
RV’s (817) 597-6348
Tent Camping Sites Available - More

Information Contact, Email jjamesuta@hotmail.com  or tihasmokesignal@yahoo.com 
Traders Contact: don@donaldadrefkecpa.com
SEPTEMBER 20-21, 2008
Four Winds Inter-tribal Council's 14th Gathering of Nations Traditional Pow Wow
Leroy Jackson Park, Ridgecrest, California

Hours: Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00PM. Sunday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Arena Blessing Saturday 9:00 AM. Grand Entry: 12:00 noon

Traditional Powwow. All are welcome!

Drums: West Coast Singers (Northern) Hummingbird Singers (Southern). Head Man: Philip Snow. Head Lady: Corrina Snow. ADirector: Victor Chavez. MC: Mike Avilas.
Gourd Dancer - Robert Rojas, Spiritual Advisor - E, Z. Zazueta.

Many vendors selling Native American food and arts & crafts. No sale of sweet grass, sage, tobacco, or cedar allowed.

Admission Fees: Free admission, Free parking
Camping Info: camping available for vendors only

Directions: go to our website for directions to Leroy Jackson Park in Ridgecrest, CA http://f-w-i-c.org

More Information:
Email Address: durvin@verizon.net
Phone: Little Deer Durvin 760-446-3414
Address: FWIC, 713 W. Reeves Ave. Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Website: http://f-w-i-c.org
SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2008
9th Annual Buffalo River Pow Wow
Perry County Community Bldg., 1690 Airport Ridge Rd. Linden, Tennessee

Drum: All Nations Warrior Society, Cherokee, NC

More Info: Ray or Sharron Benge, 931-589-9628
Email: rbenge@tds.net

OCTOBER 10 - 13, 2008
1st Annual Falling Leaves Intertribal Gathering and Pow Wow
The Eagle's Nest of Alabama, 556 Crocket Road, Samson, Alabama
(7 miles south-southwest of Samson, Alabama & 24 miles north of DeFuniak Springs, Florida)

Gates Open 9:00 am Daily with Flag Raising. Gates Close 6:00 pm Daily with Lowering The Colors

Friday: Education/Kids Day 9 am - 12 Noon. Grand Entry 1 pm "Honoring the Creator"
Saturday: Exhibition Dancing 9:30 am - 12 Noon. Grand Entry 1 pm "Honoring Our Veterans"
Sunday: Exhibition Dancing 9:30 am - 12 Noon. Grand Entry 1 pm "Honoring Our Elders"
Monday: Exhibition Dancing 9:30 am - 12 Noon. Grand Entry 1pm "Honoring Our Ancestors"

Nightly Trading Blanket @ 6:30 PM*

Night Dancing, Drumming and Singing Daily 8 pm --- For Dancers, Drums, Traders, Campers and Staff Only.


Emcee:Jaime "Spirit Warrior" Nemeth. Arena Director: C.J. Phillips. Host Drum: The Descendents, Crawfordville, FL. Guest Drum: TBA. Head Man:Dave White Wolf, Biloxi, MS. Head Lady: Dave White Wolf, Biloxi, MS. Color Guard & Security: Seven Rivers Warrior Society. Special appearances by: Thunder the Bald Eagle. Security: Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama

Native Crafts ** Food ** Dancers ** Music

All Drums, Dancers and Veterans Welcome! Blanket Dance daily for visiting drums.

Bring the whole family & spend the day!!! Bring blankets or chairs to sit on!!!

Admission: FREE, though a donation is appreciated! Non-perishable food items will be accepted for donations to aid the area's Veterans and Service Members in need!

FREE Primitive camping will be available, though a donation is appreciated.

Extremely limited electric service available around the dance circle and drum arbor.

No Drugs, Alcohol or Attitudes!

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION or if you would like to be a SPONSOR or VENDOR:
CALL: Teresa or Bill @ (334) 360-1106
EMAIL: EaglesNestCenter@aol.com
WRITE: 486 Crocket Road, Samson, AL 36477
WEB SITE: http://members.aol.com/eaglesnestcenter
OCTOBER 11 - 12, 2008
The Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering
Withlacoochie River Park, Dade City, Florida

What started out as a plan to bring two flute circles together for a back yard barbecue has turned into an annual flute gathering with a loyal following. Hosted by Dock Green Silverhawk on the grounds of Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City, this event brings together many of the most talented flute players and makers in Florida, for a weekend full of great performances, flutes, crafts, workshops and camping.

The State of Florida is very blessed to be the home of some of the best flute players in the country. The Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering is the place to see many of these talented folks perform. Sit in the cool shade under the majestic oak tree and take in the sights and sounds of all the wonderful performances throughout the weekend. We are always looking for talent to help maintain a steady stream of performances throughout the whole weekend. Open mic opportunities are also available and new flute players are always encouraged to try their hand at performing. Come join us!

2008 Performers: Dock Green Silverhawk; Jonny Lipford; Gordon Gulledge; Adriane Falcon; Dave McCullen; Lydia Swystun; Utah Ferris; Leather Betty; Yona; Charlie and Kim Cox; Sweetgrass; Red Hearts Fire; Dragon Fly Rhythms; Joanna Spriggs; Joseph Z; Benjamin Dehart.

The vendors circle is set up around each side of the stage so you can shop while enjoying all the great performances.
Flutes~Art~Native Crafts~Jewelry~Food and drinks~Decorative supplies~Kids stuff~Drums~Didgeridoos~and more Flutes!

Several opportunities are offered throughout the weekend to participate in short (1 hour) workshops. Topics vary, but are generally focused on the native american style flute. 2008 Workshops: Beginner Flute Playing; Didgeridoo Down Under (kids); Playing Flute Duets; Playing the Rim-Blown Flute.

Free camping is available on site with a small fee for electricity if needed. Options include camping at your car in the field, or pitching your tent near the indian village back under the oak trees. Paid camping is also available on site with water and fire rings.
Several different hotel options are also available within 15 minutes from the park. See the list and contact information on the left side of this page.

Directions: http://www.silverhawkflutegathering.com/Directions.html

General Information, Vendors and Camping:
Dock Green Silverhawk
Central Florida Flute Circle
813-754-8990
Email: slvhawk@aol.com

General Information, and Entertainment:
Indian River Flute Circle
Mike Knight 321-639-3561
Email: mjknight@cfl.rr.com

Website:http://www.silverhawkflutegathering.com/

OCTOBER 11-12, 2008
Tribal American Network Powwow
Temple, Texas

Times: Saturday: Gate open at 9:00am. until 9:00pm. Gourd dancing at 11:00am. Grand entry 12:00pm all competition dancers are required to be in the line up for grand entry except the drummers.
Sunday: Gates open at 11:00am to 5:00 pm. Gourd dancing at 12:00pm. Grand entry at 1:00pm all competition dancers are required to be in line up at grand entry except drummers

Contest Powwow. All drums and dancers are welcome!

Drums: Northern Drum - Calling Eagle Singers Southern Drum - Bull Creek Singers. Head Man: Dave Two Hawks Gandy. Head Lady: Sandra Luna. Dancers: contest. ADirector: Erwin DeLuna. MC: Mike Gonzales. Special Guests: Natea Luna

Powwow will be outdoors plenty of room for tee pees or tents, plenty of vender space, Staff dancers venders will be given a meal Sat. Oct. 11.

Admission Fees: Donations at the gate.
Camping Info: camping allowed no electricity and no open fires.

Directions: Coming on Interstate35 south from Oaklahoma to Temple, Texas take Nugent exit to stop sign turn left to Eberhardt street turn right half a block on right.
Coming north on Interstate 35 from Austin, Texas to Temple, Texas take Nugent exit at stop sign take a left go to Eberhardt street turn right half a block.

More Information: Email Address: tribalamericannet@yahoo.com
Phone: 254-613-4585
OCTOBER 11, 2008
Powhatan Native People Pauwau
3920 Marion Harland Way - Powhatan, Virginia 23139

Times: Gates open 10 - 6. Grand Entry 12:00 noon.

Traditional Powwow. All Tribes - The Public Welcome!

Drums: Falling Water. Head Man: Keith Anderson. Head Lady: Phyllis Campbell. Dancers: Debora Moore, Troy & Kelly Adkins, Charles Hankinson, and many more. ADirector: Jay Kays. MC: Keith Colston. Special Guests: Red Crooked Sky

Native Dance, Native Food, Crafts, Art

Admission Fees: $10 adults - Under 5 free

Directions: Please see website http://www.pauwau.com  for directions and map.

More Information: Email Address: katrina@katrina.com
Phone: 804.598.9301
Address: 1612 Jeter Road
Powhatan, VA 23139
Website: http://www.pauwau.com
OCTOBER 11-12 2008
Native Dance and Friendship Festival
Blue Marsh Lake Recreation Area,1268 Palisades Drive, Leesport, Pennsylvania 19533

Times: 10AM-6PM Saturday and Sunday. Grand Entry 12 noon both days.

Dance Festival with powwow and social dancing. Native Games with audience participation. Public welcome!

Drums: Morningstar Drum, Larry White lead singer; New Generations Drum. Dancers: Allegany River Indian Dancers. ADirector: Russ George. MC: Bill Crouse, Seneca
Special Guests: Morningstar Drum from Canada, Dovie Thomason, Lakota Storyteller, Allen Cleveland, Mohawk/Cree Flute Player, Allegany River Indian dancers.

Something for everyone, a family event. Educational Displays in the children's tent, Western Powwow and Eastern Social Dancing, craftwork, fine art and jewelry, leather clothing, drums, wooden lacrosse sticks, silver and turquoise, children's toys, and carvings. Learn to play an Indian game, enjoy delicious Native foods! 20 Native Artists showcasing their own authentic handmade art and craftwork in the Indian Market.

Admission Fees: Admission: Adults $6.00, children (6-12) $3.00, 5 and under free. Parking is FREE!
Camping Info: On-site Camping for Vendors ONLY. Large covered Pavilion with picnic tables, handicap accessible

Directions: Blue Marsh Recreation Area is located at 1268 Palisades Drive in Leesport, PA 19533. Take Route 183, and turn onto Palisades Drive at the Bern Church. Complete Driving Directions at: http://www.nap.usace.army.mil/sb/directions.htm

More Information: Email Address: General information: ebelk351@aol.com  Phone: 610-927-9166
Vendor Information: gfiresong5@twcny.rr.com 
Phone: 315-677-0188
OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 2, 2008
American Indian Association of Millington Fall Pow Wow
USA Stadium, Millington, Tennessee

Times: October 31- November 2, 2008 at the USA Stadium in Millington, TN. Friday (Kid's Day) 10:00am - 2:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Grand Entry 6:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Grand Entries Noon & 7:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Grand Entry 1:00 p.m.

Inter-Tribal. Everyone Welcome!

Drums: Jimmy Reeder. Head Man: Jason Thigpen. Head Lady: Kim Bugg. Dancers: Head Gourd Dancer - Bill Seagraves. ADirector: Doug Blanford. MC: Clint Green

Native American Arts, Crafts and Food

Admission Fees: Adults - $5.00; Seniors (55 & over) - $4.00; Children (6-12) - $3.00; Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts in uniform and Active Duty Military with ID - Free.

NO DRUGS, FIREARMS, ALCOHOL PERMITTED!

More Information: Email Address: jim-dancer@hotmail.com
Phone: 901-251-1519
Website: http://www.americanindianassoc.com

NOVEMBER 7-9, 2008
First Annual National Muskogean Campout in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
John Newton Park , Jasper, Georgia

People of all ethnic backgrounds are welcome to attend and camp with us. This is an Eastern Creek tradition. However, of course, the theme of our lectures will be subjects related the Muskogean culture.

North Georgia contains some of the most important Native American cultural sites in the Southeast such as Kusa, the capital of the largest Indian nation ever to exist north of Mexico, Etowah Mounds, Nacoochee - a beautiful Creek town where Spanish gold miners later established a village, New Echota - last Eastern Capital of the Cherokee Nation and the Vann House - a magnificent plantation built by Cherokee artisans in 1805.

This will be the first time the Stomp Dance has been done in North Georgia since the Trail of Tears in 1838. This area, of course, is the original homeland of the Upper Creeks, and there were still over 3000 Creeks here when it was officially the Cherokee Nation. Many families in nearby Fannin County, GA trace their ancestry to Upper Creeks, who hid out in the mountains during 1838. However, we desperately need a Stomp Dance leader. We want to do this right the first time! So if any of you know of a Creek, Pee Dee, Okonee or Seminole Stomp Dance Leader willing to come, please let me know.

We are not being charged a penny by the City of Jasper. Let's plan to be the best possible guests to city's hospitality.

Y'all Come! But be SURE to let me know in plenty of time that you are coming and how many of you are coming. The city has back up locations, if we have too many sign up for the main park.

Directions: http://www.pickenschamber.com/

More Information: Email: PeopleOfOneFire@aol.com 
A National Society for the Study, Preservation & Advancement of Muskogean Culture
62 Twin Oak Trace
Talking Rock, GA 30176
706-253-0301
NOVEMBER 8, 2008
Veterans Day Weekend Traditional Pow-Wow
Arizona State University West Campus 4701 W. Thunderbird Phoenix Arizona 85069

Times: 10am -10pm, Vendors and Performers, Introduction of Veterans.

Traditional Powwow. Open to the public!

Food, vendors, entertainment. Special Guests: Native American Veterans

Admission Fees: No fee to attend or park, there will be booths with crafts and food.

Directions: The Pow Wow will be held on the Fletcher Library Lawn at ASU's West campus. 47th Ave. and Thunderbird, Phoenix, AZ.

Vendors and Performers are being contracted, if you are interested please contact westevents@asu.edu

Produced by ASU's Native American Events Committee and Native American Student Organization

More Information: Email Address: westevents@asu.edu
Phone: 602-543-5306
Address: 4701 W. Thunderbird, MC 0251 Phoenix, AZ 85069
Website: http://campus.asu.edu/west

NOVEMBER 11 - 13, 2008
Lakota - Dakota - Nakota Language Summit
Ramkota Hotel, Rapid City, south Dakota

Uniting the 7 Coucil Fires to Save the Language

For more Information: (605) 867-6193
Email: mike@tuswecatiospaye.org
Website: http://tuswecatiospaye.org
NOVEMBER 28-30, 2008
Tangipahoa Thanksgiving Pow-wow
21544 Hwy 190 E Hammond, Louisianna

Times: Gates open Noon Friday and 9am Sat. & Sun.
Gourd Dancing 1pm Friday and Noon Sat & Sun.
Grand Entry is 6pm Friday 2:30 & 7pm Sat. and 1pm Sunday

This is intertribal so everybody is welcome!

We have a $250 Special Contest in the following Catagories: Men's Traditional - Men's Fancy - Woman's Fancy - Woman's Buckskin
This is a contest pow-wow in all divisions. Special flute and Storytelling contest $1000 in prizes. We also are having a Stomp Dance Friday and Saturday Night and all you callers and shakers are invited to come out to Stomp. We also have a flint knapping circle here at the pow-wow which invites all knappers to come out to knap your stones. There will be Special Contests throughout the weekend.

Drums: Southern Cats Cache, Ok. & Ft. Oakland Ramblers Ft. Oakland, OK. Head Man: Comanche John Keel Sterling, Ok. Head Lady: Sharon Harrison, Norman, Ok. Dancers: Wade Blevins Stomp Dance Group. ADirector: Joe Nevaquaya Apache Ok. MC: John Wahnee, Walters, Ok. SGuests: Gerry Walkstall Flute Music. Deborah Manystars Storytelling.

We have an Native Indian Art Market Specializing in Artist from around the Country. Native American Indian Village.

This will be the 13th year the Camp Ground has held a Thanksgiving Pow-wow and would like to invite all the previous folks back to what will be their biggest Thanksgiving Event!

Admission Fees: $5 for adults. $3 for children 12 and over. Free for children under 12

Camping Info: Roy and Nita Vedros
Hidden Oaks Family Camp Ground
21544 Hwy 190 E
Hammond La. 70401
985-345-9244

Directions: FROM THE EAST- Off interstate 12 take exit 42 La. 3158 North to U.S. 190- Go east on US 190 to Hidden Oaks Camp Ground on your Right
FROM THE WEST- Off interstate 12 take exit 47 LA 445 North to US 190- Turn left on US 190 and follow it west to Hidden Oaks Camp Ground on your Left.

More Information: Email Address: tangpowwow@yahoo.com
Phone: 580-583-3612
Address: 21544 Hwy 190 East
Hammond, La. 70401
Website: http://bearmountainrecord.com
NOVEMBER 29 - 30, 2008
Louisiana Indian Heritage Association's 42nd. Annual Fall Pow Wow
Lamar-Dixon Expo Center-Gonzales, Louisiana

Times: Gourd Dancing(G) Grand Entry (GE) Saturday G-11am GE--1pm;G 6pm GE-7pm Sunday: G-11am GE 1pm

Everyone Welcome! Intertribal and Gourd Dancing, Native American Crafts and Food, Craft Demonstrations and Exhibitions,

Contests: Golden Age Men And Women, Rabbit Dance, and Switch Dance Men and Women

Drums: Redstone/Head Singer:Jim Anquoe (Kiowa). Head Man: Todd Johnson (MOWA Choctaw). Head Lady: Meredith Printup (Tuscarara). Dancers: Head Gourd Dancer: Malcolm Whitebird (Southern Cheyenne). ADirector: Lance Behan (Cheyenne/Sioux). MC: Herbert'Chickdog"Johnson (Alabama/Coushatta). Featured Artist: Dana Tiger


Admission for spectators: $5.00 for adults /children 12 and under free with paid adult /LIHA members, uniformed military/first responders free
Camping Info: Primitive tent camping onsite call 225-621-1700 during the day for information.RV spaces also available.

Directions: Exit 177 I-10 about 40 miles west of New Orleans follow the signs.

More Information: Email Address: rosebehan1954@hotmail.com
Phone: Andi: 504-366-5409
Address: 9039 St. Landry Rd. Gonzales, Louisiana 70737
Website: http://www.liha-news.com

DECEMBER

GETTING READY FOR THE POWWOW
Deborah Hiatt
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CELEBRATION
Deborah Hiatt
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