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JANUARY 1, 2009
Comanche Little Ponies Annual New Year's Day Pow-wow
Grady County Fairgrounds, North Exhibit Bldg., Chickasha, Oklahoma

All are welcome!

Times: 10:00 am vendor set-up; 12:00 (noon) cedar ceremony; 1:00 pm gourd dancing and specials/give aways; 5:00 pm supper break; 6:00 pm grand entry and contests
10:30pm host committee special and announcement of contest winners

Contest Powwow: All princesses, singers, dancers, drum groups Welcome! Arts and Crafts, Concession, Raffles, Cake Walk, 50/50

Drums: Bill "No Shame" Ahhaitty; Head Man: Darrell Cable, Jr.; Head Lady: Socia Love, 2008/2009 Miss Indian Oklahoma; Dancers: Carnegie Victory Club; ADirector: Randy Frazier, Freddie Banderas; MC: Vernon "Cy" Ahtone, Patrick Redbird; SGuests: Comanche Tribal Princess; Honored Elders: Richard and Pat Bread; Other: Host Northern Drum: Plains Drifters. Steve "Candyman" Kaudlekaule - HGD

Admission Fees: Admission and parking are free!

Directions: I-44 exit 83. West one mile on Hwy 62. Fairgrounds on south side of highway.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: Lowell Nibbs at (580) 583-5279
For vendor information, contact Margaret Tonemah at 405-574-6846.

JANUARY 2 - 4, 2009
Boomer's First Inter-tribal Gathering & Dance
Across from Webster Westside Market ~ 3rd St, Webster, Florida 33597

Hours: Friday Noon - 10pm; Saturday 10am - 10pm; Sunday 10am - 5pm; Host Drum - Family Drum ; Grand Entry Fiday-7pm, Sat-1&7pm, Sun-2:30pm;

Native American Dancing and Drumming; Food & Craft Vendors; Trade Blanket Saturday Night; Indian Auction and Raffle; 50/50 Drawing; Luck of the Draw for Dancers in Regalia;

Admission: $2 Donation, under 12 FREE with an adult; Bring the Kids and Lawn Chairs and spend the day!

FREE Primitive Camping for Dancers - Very Limited electric available at $5 per day -

Pets on Leash - NO Big Dogs! Vendors/Traders by Invitation Only - For more info contact Boomer & Teresa (Home) 352-568-2425 (Cell) 352-603-2643; John Ferguson 352-232-3378; Raven 352-232-0684

This is a NO Drug, NO Alcohol, NO Firearm event

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: Boomer & Teresa (Home) 352-568-2425 (Cell) 352-603-2643

JANUARY 8-10, 2009
Nixyawii New Year Celebration Powwow
1601 Westgate, Pendleton, Oregon 97801- US

MC ~ Arlie Neskahi, Host Drum ~ Umatilla Tribal Drums, AD ~ Jess Nowland,

More Information: Fred A. Hill, Sr., 541.240.1326 Emailmail  

JANUARY 10, 2009
10th AISC Winter Powwow
HUB Ballroom, University of Washington Campus, Seattle, Washington- US

Grand Entry: 1:00pm and 7:00 pm

Emcee: Kenny Scabbyrobe ; Arena Director: Hawk Thunder Hawk ; Head Woman: Regina Charles ; Head Man: Buck Wallahee. And our Host Drum is Southern Express!

There will also be a dinner break performance by Danza Mexica Cuauhtemoc! As always, First Nations will be cooking up the best Indian Tacos in the greater Seattle area. Be sure to come and show your love for this annual community event!

More Information: Emma Noyes, AISC Director, 206.685.4310 or email  
For vendors or information contact   (206) 685-4147 or (206) 543-2380

JANUARY 10, 2009
Morning Star Celebration
703 Churchville Road, Bel Air, Maryland 21014 - US

Head Staff: Headman: Urie Ridgeway. Headlady:Adrienne Harmon. MC:Clayton Old Elk. Host Drums: Little Horse. Drums: Cedar River Singers. Other Drums:Black Horse Butte Singers. Arena Director:Ted Severe.

More Information: Gary Scholl, 410.838.8333 or email  

JANUARY 16-18, 2009
6th 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 17, 18. All Categories, Drum Contest.

Master of Ceremonies:Gabriel Ayala (Yaqui); Arena Director: Tommy Spotted Bird (Kiowa); Head Judge: Derwin Velarde (Jicarilla Apache); Head Man: Fabian Fontenelle (Zuni/Omaha) ; Head Lady: Sharon Broke Shoulder (Navajo); Head Young BoyTo Be Announced Daily; Head Young LadyTo Be Announced Daily; Hoop Dancer: Lane Jensen (Dine); Host Northern Drum: Saste Takoja (Pine Ridge, SD); Host Southern Drum Red Horse (Shawnee,OK).

Benefit Concert: Gabriel Ayala, Classical Guitarist

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

General Admission - $8.00 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
P.O. Box 837, Santa Clara, NM 88026

JANUARY 17, 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: Email   

JANUARY 18, 2009
Gidaginzomin "we all belong" Traditional pow wow
Naytahwaush Sports Complex, Naytahwaush, Minnesota.

Grand Entry 12pm Feast 5pm.

MC: Douglas (Mickey) Hodges; AD: Tom Mason; Host Drums: Lil Red Tail & Mukwa Bimikawe. Spiritual leader- Mike Swan.

White Earth Veterans Honor Guard.

More Information: LaVon Bakken 218-277-9861

JANUARY 19, 2009
13th Annual Winter Presidential Inaugural Powwow
Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Crystal City, Virginia 22202 - US

Event: Headman ~ Pete Echohawk Neconie, Headlady ~ Amanda Fox,

Sponsored by Native Youth Alliance

More Information:Nathan Phillips, 734.323.0762 or email  

JANUARY 24, 2009
7th 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.

Bring Your Own Chairs...Concessions Are Available

More Information:
Lilly Tyner
Operation Eagle
1536 SW Keller, McKinley School
Bartlesville, OK 74003
Phone:(918) 337-0130

JANUARY 24 - 25, 2009
4th Annual Honoring Traditions Eastern Woodland Celebration
AAA building Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 E. Fair Avenue, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Hours: Saturday 10 am to 8 pm with Grand Entry at 1 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm with Grand Entry at 1 pm.

This is an indoor, heated event, with limited space. Early registration is important.

Native American singing, drumming, story telling, traditional Native American food along with some of the best Native American artists in the country.

We would like to thank the general public, dancers, drums and vendors who have helped make this event a huge success over the past three years.

Headman ~ Jacob Swaney, all other staff TBA

Admission: $5 for adults, $3 children 5-12 years old, 4 and younger are free, senior citizens over 55 are $3.

More Information: Kevin Everhart, 740.654.1520 or 740.380.8951

JANUARY 31, 2009
Northern and Southern Round Dance / 49 Singing Contest
Strike Zone Lanes - Tahoma, Wisconsin

Hours: 6:00 pm to close, Registration 5:00pm – 6:00 pm with Contest beginning at 6:00 pm.

Last year champs and Host Drum: BearHeart. MC: Boyd Ladd.

Prize payouts: $500.00, $400.00, $300.00, $200.00, $100.00 guaranteed, Consolation: TBA and Canary Contest winner take all $200.00.

** RULES ** 4 Singers per team, REGISTRATION FEE: $60.00 Per Team, 2 Songs per round and 2 Rounds per team. Canary's may select their drum and their songs. This will be one shot.

Race to 3 $10.00 Pool Tournament. Registration begins at 11:00 am.

Admission: Wristbands $7.00 Singer's admission included with registration.

More Information: Round Dance/Singing Contest: Troy Swallow 715-299-7667.
Pool Tournament: Lance Blackdeer 715-299-4777,

FEBRUARY 6-8, 2009
1st Annual Seminole Okalee Indian Village Pow Wow
Seminole Okalee Indian Village - Hollywood, Florida.

Hours: Friday -Sunday 11:00 am-6:00pm

Native Music Entertainment & Comedy Arts & Craft, Vendors Authentic Traditional Seminole Food Seminole Clothing Fashion Show, Native American Dance Troupe. Contest: Alligator Wrestling, Hand Drum and Canoe Race Tournament.

Admission: Adults $10 Children & Seniors $5, 3 Day Adult Pass $20, 3 Day Children & Seniors $10.

More Information: 954-797-5466
Email: .

FEBRUARY 7-8, 2009
19th 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.
Competition will end at approximately 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Adult final round will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

First-time adult champion Charles Denny, Chippewa/Cree/Ute, 18, from Fort Duchesne, Utah, is expected to defend his title against such seasoned competitors and crowd favorites as Derrick Davis, Hopi/Choctaw; Nakotah La Rance, Hopi/Tewa, from Flagstaff, Arizona; Alex Wells, Lil Wat First Nation, of Morley, Alberta; and Lisa Odjig, Odawa/Ojibwe, from Wikemiking, Ontario. Denny will also most likely be facing off against 2008’s second-place finisher Brian Hammill, Ho Chunk, of New River, Arizona, over whom Denny captured the 2008 title by just one point. The winners will take home their share of more than $30,000 in prize money. (Final competitor list will be available on Saturday, February 7 at the event.)

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). 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.

For many years, the intertribal hoop dance has expanded to incorporate new and creative designs and extremely intricate footwork. Each dancer presents a unique variation of the intertribal hoop dance, weaving in aspects of his or her distinct tradition and culture. Individual routines are presented using as few as four to as many as 50 hoops, which are manipulated to create a variety of designs including animals, butterflies and globes. Dancers are judged based on five skills – precision, timing/rhythm, showmanship, creativeness and speed. In recent years, younger competitors are incorporating modern dance steps like hip-hop into their routines. No matter which steps a hoop dancer wields, however, she or he is dancing in the footsteps of Tony Whitecloud, founder of the modern hoop dance.

Admission: Per Day (includes event and museum admission): $10 general admission, $9 seniors (65+), $7 American Indians, $3 for children age 4-12, FREE for children under 4.

More Information: Darian Begay Email:
Phone: 602.252.8848
Address: 2301 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004

FEBRUARY 7, 2009
25th Annual Elmira Pow Wow
Elmira High School, 24936 Fir Grove Lane,  Elmira, Oregon

Hours: Doors open at 11:00 am. Grand Entry At 1p.m. And 6 p.m. Dinner Break At 4:00 P.M.

Public Welcome!

Hosted by Lane ESD’s Indian Education Program . Serving Bethel, Crow-Applegate-Lorane, Creswell, Fern Ridge, Junction City, Lowell, Pleasant Hill And South Lane School Districts

Master Of Ceremonies: Nick Sixkiller Head Man: Jon Warren Head Woman: TBD Drums Include: Soaring Hawk- Eugene, Or . Dancing Spirit ­Jóhónaai’Éi ­ Ashland, Or; Keiser, Or; West Coast Boys-Siletz, Or , Steiger Butte - Chiloquin, Or

Vendors: Limited Space Available, Contact Alan Merrill at

More Information: Alan Merrill

FEBRUARY 7, 2009
18th Annual North Carolina School of Science and Math Powwow
C. R. Eilber Physical Education Center, NCSSM, 1219 Broad Street, Durham, North Carolina Everyone Welcome!

Gate Hours: 11:00 am to 10:00 pm. Grand Entries: 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Meal Hours: 5:00. Closing Song @ 9:45 pm. Traditional Powwow with no contests but lots of singing and dancing. Native American dance, music, arts and crafts traders, and food.

Head Staff : Headman : Joseph Lynch, Haliwa-Saponi. Headlady: Olivia Richardson, Haliwa-Saponi . MC: Sandon Jacobs. Host Drums: Red Earth (unconfirmed) . Arena Director: Dalton Lynch, Haliwa-Saponi Admission Fees: $4, Children 5 and under FREE No camping. Directions: Take Guess Road exit off of Interstate 85 or take Swift Ave. exit off of Durham Expressway/NC 147.

More Information: Joe Liles
Phone: 919-286-9401
Address: 1219 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

FEBRUARY 21, 2009
Shawnee County Allied Tribes Winter Appreciation Dinner Dance
Topeka Zoo Big Gage Shelter House, Topeka, Kansas

Times: 1:30—2:30 Gourd Dancing. 2:30—4:30 Grand Entry/Social Dancing. 4:30—6:00 Pot Luck Dinner. 6:00—7:00 Gourd Dancing. 7:00—10:00 Grand Entry/Social Dancing

Open to the Public

Admission: FREE! Please Bring A Covered Dish

HEAD STAFF: Head Gourd Dancer—Timothy Robinson (Omaha). Head Man Dancer—Lee Two Hatchett (Kiowa,Papago). Head Lady Dancer—Susan Robinson (Cherokee/Deleware). Master Of Ceromonies—Jason Smith
Arena Director—Roger Lewis (Prairie Band Potawatomi). Host Southern Drum—Night Hawks-Henry Collins (Ponca). Host Northern Drum—Watson Park

Vendor Information: Craft Booths: $25.00 per Table (Space Is Limited) Contact Mike Ballard 785-272-5489 OR
General Information: Contact Chris Wagner 785-969-7890 OR

FEBRUARY 20 - 22, 2009
5th Annual Deland YMCA POW-WOW
Benefit for the Earth Service Corps. Stewardship of the Earth
Hwy. 92 behind YMCA/Deland, Florida (fenced field)

Gate Times: Fri: 10 am–9 pm ~ Sat: 10 am–9 pm ~ Sun: 10 am–4 pm
Grand Entry - Fri: 7 pm ~~ Sat 1 pm & 7 pm ~~ Sun: 1 pm ~ ~

Dancer (Luck of the Draw) Competition ~ ~All Drums & Dancers Welcome

Host Drum: Family Drum; Emcee: Dave (White Wolf) Trezak; Keeper of the Circle: Ken Cloud Walker; Head Man: Herb (Buffalo Dancer); Head Lady: Raven; Flutist: Arvil Bird

Demonstrators ~ Storytelling ~ Hoop Dancer ~ Teepees ~ Native Food
Native American Dancers in Regalia ~ Native Crafts & Jewelry ~ Flute Playing ~ Children’s Craft Table

Admission: Donation per Person : Each Day $3 ~ 3-Day Pass $7
Children 5 and under FREE Public Welcome ~

Please bring your chairs and stay awhile ~ No pets, please

Sponsored by: Native American People’s Society of Florida, Inc. & West Volusia Family YMCA. The Volusia County School Board is not affiliated with this Program in any manner nor do they endorse or assume any responsibility for any activities which occur in connection

More information: Jennifer Cyr @ 386-736-6000
(Vendors) E-Mail Marvin at  

FEBRUARY 21, 2009
5th Annual Dream Catcher’s Powwow
New Location! Hardy Murphy Coliseum: 600 Lake Murray Dr., Ardmore, Oklahoma

Open to the Public Arts & Crafts, Contests, Food, Raffles, 50/50

Adult Contests ($200, $100, $50). Men’s Contests: Straight, Fancy, Grass/Traditional. Women’s Categories: Southern Cloth, Buckskin, Jingle/Fancy . Tiny Tots.

Headstaff: Master Of Ceremonies: Hammond Motah, Carnegie, Ok. Head Singer: Al Santos, Ardmore, Ok. Head Man Dancer: Marty Thurman, Shawnee, Ok. Head Lady Dancer: Randi Santos, Ardmore, Ok. Arena Director: Randy Frazier, Ardmore, Ok. Gourd Clan: Comanche Little Ponies. Color Guard: TBA

Inviting All Gourd Dancers! All Veterans, Princesses, Dancers & Drums Welcome!

No Alcoholic Beverages or Drugs Allowed

Sponsored by Ardmore High School Native American Club For Arts&Crafts

More Information: Deana Craighead: 580-226-7680

FEBRUARY 21, 2009
Winter Round Dance Contest
603 Princeton St., Vermillion, South Dakota

Hours: 1:00 pm Registration. 5:00pm Meal.

All drums welcome. First 5 to register for contest. Hand drum teams-no limit. No drum hopping.

Head Staff : Headman: Jerome Kills Small. Headlady: Nancy Kills Small. MC: Dr. Wayne Evans. Performer: SummerBear Dance Troupe. Host Drums: Cedar River Singers . Arena Director Jamie Burnett.

Admission: $3. Proceedings of this contest will go in part to help the Pine Ridge rez for Winter suffering. Vendors Welcome.

More Information: Mark 605-658-0222

FEBRUARY 21 - 22, 2009
Lima Mid-Winter Powwow
UAW Hall, 1440 Bellefontaine Ave., (behind Shell gas Station)Lima, OH 45804

Hours: Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Saturday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Grand entry Saturday 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 PM

The Native American Indian Gathering (also known as the Native American Powwow) will feature Indians dancing in full regalia! The programs bring Native American educators, scholars, Tribal members, and dancers from all over the United States and Canada into the local community to provide a "hands on" experience with the Native ways and culture. Native food, native arts and crafts and native entertainment.

Head Staff : Headman: Rob Campbell. Headlady: Pam Campbell. MC: Jamie K. Oxendine. Host Drums: Grass Eagle. Arena Director: Martin Tall Horse. Co-Host Drum: Sky Hawk. Head Veteran: George Reiter Drums by invitation only. Traders by invitation only. No outside raffles or blanket dances.

Public invited. This is a family event, and we respectfully ask that you conduct yourself (and dress) accordingly. Admission Fees: Adults: 5.00. Children 5-12: 3.00 (family rate and two day pass available at door)
Parking: Free!

No drugs, alcohol, or firearms. Zero tolerance for violators.

Host motel for the Powwow is The Holiday Inn, 419-222-0004.

More Information: Call (513) 398-7441.

FEBRUARY 21 - 22, 2009
Sa'Heh'Wa'Mish Days Pow Wow
91 West State Route 108, Shelton, Washington

Hours: Grand Entry time is 1 p.m. on Saturday and Noon on Sunday.

Contest Powwow- Total prize pool now over $24k

Head Staff : MC: Ray Fryberg

Admission: FREE!

More Information:
Darlene Krise

FEBRUARY 27-28, 2009
Stan Purser Memorial Pow-Wow
31912 Little Boston Rd Kingston, Washington

Times: Friday 27 6pm to 10 pm Coastal Jam
Sat Feb 28 Potluck with Seafood feast 2pm Grand entry 4 pm

Traditional Powwow. Everyone is Welcome!

Lots of Fun, including a Candy Toss!

MC: Ray Fryberg

Admission: FREE!

More Information: Email
Phone: 360-297-2014

Vero's Thunder On The Beach Powwow
Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58 th Ave, Vero Beach Florida 32960

All Public Are Invited

Hours: Friday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Grand Entry Is 7:00 pm.
Saturday: Gate Opens 9:30 am-10:00 pm. Grand Entry 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday: Gates Open 9:30am-6:00 pm. Grand Entry Is 3:00 pm

Everyone is welcome! Dancers and Drummers will enter free!

Traditional Powwow. No contest. Offer mystery money dances.

Fun, Dancing, Singing, Eagle Dancer, Hoop Dancer, Flute Player, Awesome Artist And Vendors, Ethnic Food Vendors and more.. Drums: Red bird Jrs.  Head man: Ed Winddancer. Head Woman: Kaye Taylor. Arena Director: Billy Kipp. MC: David Jim Witmer. Special Guests: Treasure Coast Wildlife Center. Others: TBA

Admission: Adults Are $6.00. Children Are $4.00. Seniors Are $4.00. Dancers with Regalia are Free!

Camping Info: Free Primitive Camping, RV hook ups (water and elect and sewer) $22.50 per night

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
1670 11th Place
Vero Beach Florida 32960  

FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 1, 2009
International Peace Pow-Wow 2009
Enmax Centre, 2410 Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Times: Grand Entry: Saturday 1:00 pm & 7:00pm. Sunday: 1:00 pm.

Event Coordinator: Kelly Healy; MC: Oliver Shouting and Jason Good Striker; Arena Director: Stan Whiteman; Men's Head Dancer: Elijah Provost; Ladies' Head Dancer: Katie Pard. Host Drum: Picked Daily

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 - $3,000, 2nd - $2,000, 3rd - $1,000

Specials: Keith Shade Memorial Men's Traditional (1st-$2,000, 2nd-$1,000, 3rd-$700, 4th-$500, % consolation awards of $100); Miss Blackfoot Canada- Andrea True Joy Fox; Ladies fancy; Jr. Miss Blackfoot Canada-Jamie Crying Head, Teen Girls Jingle.

Admission: $12.00 per day, $9.00 Students/Seniors

Presented by the Blackfoot Canadian Cultural Society.

Traders And Vendors Information-Debbie Kelman @ (403) 327-6828. Forms:
Miss Blackfoot Canada Pageant Information- Roxie Vaile @ (403) 388-4935. Forms:
General Information: Email:
Call: (403) 327-6807

FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 1, 2009
2009 Thundering Spirit Family Pow Wow- Honoring All Warriors
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.

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

MC: Ric Bird. Head Veteran: Blue Deer. Head Man Dancer: Bobby De Bose . Head Woman Dancer: Sandra De Bose. Host Drum: Family Drum Singers. Co-Host Drum: Bird Chopper Bird Family Drum. Firekeeper: Ken Cloudwalker. Color Guard: American Legion ~ Austin-Giles Post #21

GRAMMY Award & 11 Time NAMMY winning artist: Joanne Shenandoah. 2002 NAMMY Flutist of the Year : Tommy Wildcat. Dineh Singer: Allen Mose Jr. Hoop & Fancy Shawl Dancer, Artist, Singer/Songwriter: Jackie Bird. Singer/Songwriter: Crystal Woman. Story Tellers: Sarah Sunshine Badger Woman and Grandma Coyote. Guest Elder: Kashka - Tlingit Legend Keeper - Storyteller. Flutist: Utah Farris. Special Animal Appearances: Paint the Pony and Thunder the American Bald Eagle

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

Admission:  Required Donation: Adults $3.00 Children Under 12 FREE
Active, Retired or Service Persons Admitted FREE

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:
Call Tony Ledford at: 352 636-4271 or 800 619-0045 EXT. 61
Write: Tony Leford PO BOX 1141 ~ Eustis, FL 32727


March 5 - 7, 2009
Canyon Echoes Contest Pow Wow
Hwy 191, At the Wildcat Den, Chinle, Arizona

SCHEDULE: Thursday: Gourd Session only starting @ 6pm Friday: Gourd Session - 3pm; Supper Break - 5pm; Gourd Session - 6pm; Grand Entry - 7pm. Saturday: Gourd Session - noon. Grand Entry - 1pm; Supper Break - 4:30pm; Gourd Session - 5:45pm Final Grand Entry - 7pm

AZ Host Southern Drum: Water Bird Denver, CO Host Northern Drum: The Boys Minnesota, MN Master of Ceremony: TBA Head Gourd Dancer: TBA Head Lady Dancer: TBA Head Man Dancer: TBA

More Information :
Alfred Nelson

MARCH 7, 2009
LHS Native American Club Spring Pow Wow
1901 Louisiana St, Lawrence, Kansas

Grand Entry Times: 12:00 pm & 7:00 pm

The Public, Veteran's, Dancers, Singers, and Royalty are Welcome!

Head Staff : Headman: Frederick Diaz-Gipp, Lawrence, KS. Headlady: Janesah Denny, Lawrence, KS . MC: Rueben Little Head, Lawrence, KS. Arena Director: Steve Byington, Lawrence, KS. Host Drums : Southern-
Sizzortail, Shawnee, OK; Northern-The Agency, Lawrence, KS. Head Gourd dancer: Cheevers Coffey Dewey, OK. Color Guard: Haskell Color Gurad, Lawrence, KS.

Specials: Head Man Grass Dance Special! 3 Places. Head Women All Ages Cloth Special! Mens Chicken Dance Special! $500 Winner Take All!

Admission: $3.00

More Information: Marlene Bad Warrior 785-832-5050

MARCH 7, 2009
2009 Waco Intertribal Powwow
3801 Campus Dr., TSTC Waco Gym, Waco, Texas

Times: Gate: 11:00am – 8:00pm, Gourd Dance at 12:00 and 4:30, Grand Entry at 1:00 and 5:00
Flute Music: William Linthicum 4pm

Drum: Dallas Bois, Emcee: Steve Zavala. Head Man: Rene Rodriquez. Head Lady: Mary Keeler. Head Gourd: Travis Harris. Arena Director: Paul Cochran. Flute Music: William Linthicum 4pm

Admission: FREE!

Vendor Information: Jake Beaver (254-867-2623); Leah Williams (254-867-3622)
More Information: Leah Williams 254-867-4814

MARCH 7, 2009
14th Annual NASA-AISES Honors Scholarship Benefit Pow Wow
Bluebonnet Ballroom in the University Center at The University of Texas at Arlington

Times: Gates - 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Grand Entries-Between 5 and 6pm. Meals- 4-5pm.

Scholarship Benefit Powwow. All are welcome!

Intertribal dance, Gourd Dance, food and craft vendors.

HEAD STAFF Emcee - Dennis Wahkinney. Head Man - Jesse James. Head Lady - Eva Tome. Head Singer - Al Santos. (OtterTrail). Head Gourd - Joe Bohanon. Arena Director - To be announced. Color Guard - UT Arlington ROTC

All Drums Welcome!

Admission and Parking: FREE!

Directions: From either I-30 or I-20 take the Cooper Street Exit; from I-20 go North; from I-30 go South to UTA Blvd. / W. Border Street. Go east on UTA Blvd. / Border to Oak St. Turn left (south). The University Center is near the corner of Oak and W. First St.

Co-Sponsored By: UT Arlington Honors College & Multicultral Affairs

More Information:
Vendors: Michael Twidal at 832-746-5212 or
General: Elijah Wahkinney at orKenneth Roemer 817-272-2729).

New Twin Eagles Rebirth Traditional Powwow
Louisiana State Fair Exhibit Bldg. 3015 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport, Louisiana

Times: Gates Open- 10:00 am. Gourd Dance 11:00 - 12:00. Grand Entry 1:00

Traditional powwow. Everyone is welcome!

Intertribal & Gourd Dancing. Native American Crafts and Foods

Head Staff : Headman : Randy Solomon. Headlady: Debra West. MC: Bud Martin. Performer: John Procell (Head Gourd). Host Drums: A. C. Woodland. Arena Director: Vance Beaver.

Twin Eagles Indian Association strives to preserve the culture and traditions of the Native American community through educational presentations tailored to both Native and Non-native audiences.

Admission: $5.00 (12 & under free with paid adult / Scouts free in uniform.

More Information: Bill Arant 318-927-6626   
Louisiana State Fairgrounds Exhibit Building

MARCH 7-9, 2009
Lawilowan American Indian Festival (Walking the Red Creek Path)
Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street, Carlisle, PA 17013
Previously held at Dickinson College, Carlisle.

Times:Open to the public:10:00am - 8:00 om. Grand Entry Noon

No contest Festival.

American Indian drumming, dancing, arts, crafts, entertainment and food.

MC: Don Hockenberry. HM: Peppi EagleWing. HL: Toni Seaflower. Host Northern Drum: White Buffalo Singers (Host Drum).

Drums and Vendors by invitation only! .

Admission Fee: Admission: $5.00 per person. Dancers with regalia, invited drums and vendors, children under 10 and elders, free.

Ample free parking. Bring lawn or camp chair.

Directions: From NY: Rt. 78W to I-81 So. to Exit 52 (Rt. 11 S.)Right off exit, travel 3.5 miles, turn right onto Clay St.,turn right at traffic light onto Spring Road, turn left (Expo Center)at 3rd light onto K Street. From Baltimore: I-83N to PA Turnpike W, to exit 226 (Rt. 11 So.) travel2.5 miles, turn right onto Clay Street, follow further directions above. From Pittsburgh: PA Turnpike East to exit 226 (Rt. 11 So.), travel 2.5 miles on 11 So. to right on Clay Street, follow furthers directions above.

This event is non-profit. All proceeds will be donated to American Indian Diabetes, and the Faithkeepers School in Steamburg, NY.

More Information: General: Noni Nickerson 717-776-1075
Vendor Information: Arvil Meisenhelter - 717-817-6421

MARCH 13-15, 2009
13th Annual Apache Gold Casino Intertribal Pow Wow
5 Miles E. of Globe; Hwy 70, San Carlos, Arizona

Contest powwow. Everyone is Welcome!

Headman: Terry Fiddler. Headlady: Lisa Little Iron. MC: Jason Goodstriker. Host Northern Drum: Midnite Express . Host Southern Drum: Youngbird. Head Gourd Dancer: Ed Yava. Drum Coordinator: Taite Honadick. Arena Director: Wesley Windyboy.

Admission Fees: $5 per person or 3-day pass - $15. Children under 10 yrs & Adults over 60 yrs-FREE!!


Vendor Information : Authentic Native American Artists/Vendors Only Proof of enrollment required Contact Jeremiah Bahlen @ 800-272-2438 ext. 3243.

More Information: Paul Thompson III 800-272-2438


MARCH 14, 2009
13th Annual Joliet Junior College Woodland Reunion Traditional
Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, Illinois 60431-8938

Gate Hours: Noon-9pm
Grand Entries: 1pm & 6pm

Everyone Welcome!

Indoor Traditional Powwow

Staff: Drums: TBA; Head man: TBA; Head lady: TBA; Dancers: TBA; Arena Director: TBA; MC:TBA; 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:

Sponsored by the JJC Office of Student Activities and the JJC Native American Club. In cooperation with The American Indian Center of Chicago

Vendor Information: Joe Podlasek (773) 275-5871 or  

More Information: Fred Harris
Phone:(815) 280-2566

March 14, 2009
Willamette University 7th Annual Social Pow Wow
Cone Fieldhouse in Sparks Athletic Center, 900 State Street, Salem, Oregon

Times: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

MC: Bob Tom. Host Drums: RED WAR PONY. Arena Director: David West

Admission: FREE!

More Information: Gordy Toyama (503) 370-6265

MARCH 14-15, 2009
Low Country Powwow and Cultural Festival
55 Mill Stone Landing Rd., on the Great Savannah River, Hardeeville, South Carolina

Times: Grand Entry: 12:00 Noon Both Days and again at 6:00PM on Saturday.

Many activities in the works so come enjoy the Spirit that can only be felt there. See and hear sights and sounds that will awaken all those that attend Native and Non Native a like. Experience a culture that had died in this area, but has been revived to enlighten and teach all who are intrigued enough to attend.

Admission: Adults: 5.00 Students and Seniors: 3.00 6 and under are FREE.
Dancers and Drums get free entry in regalia and with Drum.

One Meal both days for Dancers and Drums and Head Staff, also day money drawings each day for Dancers and any Guest Drums only.

Directions: From I-95 North take exit 8 and head west to stop sign US-17 (Whyte Hardee Blvd). Turn left and go into Hardeeville. At traffic light (Main St). take a right and follow that road. Gross over US-321 onto Church St and go to stop sign then turn left onto Purrysburg Rd. Pow wow will be on the right 1/2 mile.
From I-95 South take exit 5 and travel North on US-17 (Whyte Hardee Blvd) 1/4 mile and turn left on US-321(Deerfield Rd) travel 1/2 mile and turn left onto Church St. Go to stop sign and turn left on Purrysburg Rd. Pow wow is on right 1/2 mile.

More Information: Mike Benton, 843-384-5551,  
Vendors Call: Mike 843- 384-5551.

MARCH 20-22, 2009
The Gathering - 2nd Indian Festival
Blount County Fire Dept./Louisville Town Hall, Louisville Rd., Louisville Tennessee

Times: Gates open at 9am all 3 days. Friday will be geared towards children and Grand Entry will be 5pm. Saturday times are 12noon and 5pm. Sunday time is 12noon.

Everyone is Welcome!

Non-competition Festival. Special WW II Veteran Honor Program. Children's events all week-end! Demonstrations. Fry Bread. Native Crafters and Vendors

Drums: Host Drum: All Nations Warrior Society Guest Drums:(Southern) Mossy Creek Singers (Northern) Wakiyan Oyate{Thunder People Singers}. Head Man: DeBeaux Wesaw. Head Lady: Sandie Wesaw. ADirector: Bud Two Eagles Queen. MC: Scott Crisp

Special Guests: Native American Hip-Hop Recording Artists SMOKE-NATIVE AMERICAz MOST WANTED. Story Teller - Robert Red Hawk Eldridge. Head Veteran- Ron Black Eagle Johnson
Colors Posted by - Warrior Society

Admission: $3 per car for parking
Primitive Camping on site

Directions: I-140 exit 11a to RT 129(Alcoa Highway). Go just before first light and veer right (Louisville Rd). Go 6 miles and festival grounds on the left.

All of the final proceeds from this event will used to benefit S.O.T.Y. (Save Our Tribal Youth)

More Information: Email:
Phone: (865)223-5890
Address: 2537 Mentor Rd.
Louisville, TN 37777

MARCH 20-22, 2009-!!!!POSTPONED!!!!
Second Annual Florida Gathering and Pow Wow Of The United Cherokee Nation (UCN) Florida Clan
Fish Eating Creek Resort, Palmdale Camp Grounds, 7555 US Hwy 27 N, Palmdale, Florida

Times: Friday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm. Saturday: 10:00 am-8:00 pm. Sunday: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Public Welcome!

Native Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, Food, Venders, Raffles and Door Prizes.

Drum Contest: paying first and second place. All Drums are welcome to register. Dance Contest Information: Dancers from all nations welcome! We are doing Luck of the draw so every one gets a chance to take money home. Must Dance to have a chance to Draw. Tee Pee Village and contest. Tee Pee participants and Drums contact Chief Walking Bear

Host Drum: The Family Drum Singers. Emcee: John Ferguson. Head Man: Herb Shephard. Head Lady: Raven. Arena Director TBA

Bring the family! Bring your dancing shoes! Bring your fishing pole! Bring your swim suit! Bring your Tent! Bring your Motor Home!

Admission Fees: Public entry for the event is: Adults $5.00 per day, Kids Under 7 Free . Park entry fee $2.
Camping price will include a weekend pass to the event

Camping: Fish Eating Creek Resort, Palmdale Camp Grounds, 7555 US Hwy 27 N Palmdale, Florida
Amenities: Hot an Cold Showers. Laundry Facilities. Canoe and Kayak rentals. fishing lake and creek
Contact: Chief Walking Bear and reserve your space 863-465-2543

Directions: Just 20 min. south of beautiful Lake Placid Florida

Vendor Information: All Crafters and artisans welcome! We are taking apps. Vendors may e-mail Walking Bear, assistant Chief, UCN FL. Clan at Or Call the numbers below

More Information: Chief Walking Bear
Assistant Clan Chief Of Florida
Cell# 941-544-3677

MARCH 20-22, 2009
Gathering of 8,000 Drums
Old Cherokee Ball field, Ellijay, Georgia, in the Cohutta Wilderness

Gathering there will be Drumming and Socializing. (No vendors)

All People and All Drums Welcome

The Indigenous First Nations, Peoples, Communities and Organizations of the World and all Humankind According to a Prophecy of all Indigenous Peoples. It is time to re-unify ourselves and rediscover for ourselves all the Seeds of the Four Directions in order to reactivate cosmic energy, heal historical wounds and heal our Mother Earth by respecting life and the liberty and dignity of our Peoples.

Coming together of all Peoples. Indigenous Keepers of the Ancestral, Ceremonial and Medicinal. Sound of the Sacred Drums; Councils of Elders, Sages and Leaders of all Indigenous Nations, Peoples and Organizations; Indigenous Guides, Guardians and Spiritual Leaders, and All Traditions of Humankind and Elders of Georgia. There will be a central fire.

On March 21, 2009 at 11:00am to ? We will begin Drumming in Prayer and Song

Camping Info: Primitive Camping for All-

Directions: Hwy 52 West outside Ellijay towards Fort Mountain take right to Gates Chapel Rd. 5 miles out of Ellijay. Follow to Wilderness Rd #90 to Forest Rd.#68 to large Y take a left follow to Emery Creek Cherokee BallField..There will be signs

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 706-636-4919

MARCH 20-22, 2009
35th Annual Denver March Powwow
Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt, Denver, Colorado

Times: Gates: Friday-10:00 am- 10:30 pm. Saturday-10:00 am-11:30 pm. Sunday-10:00 am-9:30pm.
Grand Entries: Friday & Saturday- 11:00 am & 7:00 pm. Sunday: 11:00 am.
Detailed Schedule @ 

Contest Powwow

Head Judges : David Lee (Shoshone Bannock) Idaho; Corey Reeder (Kiowa) Utah. Masters of Ceremonies: Lance All Runner (Cheyenne) Denver, CO; Lawrence Baker (Hidatsa) Ft. Berthold, ND. Arena Director: Leo "Chico" Her Many Horses (Oglala Sioux) Ethete, WY.

Admission: Under 6 and over 60 FREE. $7 per day $18 for 3/day pass. Tickets sold at the door.
Parking: $8-$10.

Directions: From Interstate 25: On I-25 take the I-70 East Exit
From Interstate 70: Take Brighton Blvd. Exit off I-70 (right lane exits) either direction.
If you are eastbound on I-70, the exit will curve around so you can see the front of the Coliseum. Stay in the right lane.
If you are westbound on I-70, the exit will take you under the Interstate but you will be able to see the Coliseum a few blocks away.

More Information: Denver March Powwow, Inc.
PO Box 19178
Denver, CO 80219
Phone: 303-934-8045

MARCH 20-22, 2009
United Cherokee Indian Nation Pow Wow
Festival Park (Hwy 301S) - Zephyrhills, Florida.

Times: Friday (Youth Day) 10 am- 3pm.
Friday: 11am-10pm. Saturday: 9am-10pm, Sunday: 10am-5pm

Gathering and Inter-Tribal Pow Wow. All drums and dancers welcome. Tiny Tots paid daily.

AD Ken Cloudwalker, MC John Fergeson, Head Lady Raven, Head Man Herb Sheppard.

Admission: Adults $7 or $5 with non-perishable item. Children 7-12 $5 or $3 with non-perishable item. Children 6 and under Free.

Proceeds going towards Local Food Banks and Pediatric Oncology.

Contact: Tina PaintedSky 813-715-6104, Chief Bear Warrior 954-347-1404.

MARCH 21, 2009
2nd Annual 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.

All drums and dancers are welcome.

Dance exhibition. Indian market. Food and Drink. Storytelling. Pet Adoption. Microchipping. Cake Walk. Raffle.

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

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 .

More Information: Eugenia Fernandez

MARCH 21 - 22, 2009
20th Annual "Celebrating Life" Contest Pow wow
Rose Arena ~ Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Times: Doors open to public at 11 a.m. Grand entries: Saturday – 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday – 12 Noon

Head Veteran – George Martin. Master of Ceremonies – Sonny Smart. Host Drum – Great Lakes Alliance. Arena Director – Wesley Connors. Head Male Judge – Bertram Schuyler. Head Female Judge – Phylis Schuyler

Admission: Adults (18-59 years) - $5. Elders (60 years and up) - $3. Youth (5-17 years) - $3 SCIT members (with I.D.) – Free. CMU students (with I.D.) – Free. Children (4 years and under) – Free

Sponsored by: North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO); Native American Programs Office; Office for Institutional Diversity; Central Michigan University; The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation

Contact: Colleen Green (989)774-2508

MARCH 21-22, 2009
UCN Spring Traditional Pow Wow
UCN Gymnasium, The Pas, Manitoba, Canada

Traditional Powwow. Everyone is Welcome!

Times: Pipe Ceremony: Saturday - 10:00 am. Registration starts at 11:00 am each day. Grand Entries: Saturday: 12:00pm and 7:00pm. Sunday: 12:00pm.
Meal Hours: Feast at 6:00 pm in the UCN Cafeteria.

Host Drum :Bloodline, Norway House, Manitoba. Arena Director: Ron Ranville. MC: Jonathan Weenusk and Peter Constant.

Admission: FREE!

Camping or Facility Information: Local Businesses can be found on

Directions: Street Address: 436 7TH Street North, The Pas, Manitoba

Hosted by the Mamawechetotan Aboriginal Student Council and the Mamawechetotan Centre. Host Drum: Bloodline.

More information:
Tina Cook-Martin, Mamawechetotan Centre Coordinator
Box 3000, The Pas, Manitoba R9A 1M7
(204) 627-8698

MARCH 27-28, 2009
32nd Annual SUU Powwow
SUU Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom, Cedar City, Utah.

Times: Grand Entry: Friday 7 pm, Saturday noon and 6 pm.

Native American arts and crafts booths available

Admission: $3 per session: Dancer registration, $3, point system will be used

More Information: 435-586-7772, or .

MARCH 27-29, 2009
Native American Festival
Nature Valley Center, 6560 Cedar Mountain Rd, Douglasville Georgia

Hours: Gates open- 9:00 am-6:00pm. Grand Entry-Noon. Lunch:2:30.

Intertribal Pow Wow. Everyone is Welcome! Rain or Shine!

Host Drum: Chickamauga Spirit --- All Drums Welcome! Master of Ceremony: Dave Trezak Whitewolf. Head Man: Harry Digger --- All Dancers Welcome! Head Woman: Mary Digger. Circle Keeper: Charlie Hannah. Head Veteran: Cecil Brill. Special Music By: Brandy Mayo.

We Offer Native Craft,Food,Dancing,Teachers-Beadwork and Knapping
and Local Native History.

Admission: $5.00 per car load

All pets must be on a leash. Primitive camping for vendors and dancers only. Generators must be turned off by 11:00 PM. Anyone using drugs, alcohol, or just bad behavior will be removed from the grounds.

Benefit is for Young Adult Care Center-Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities in Personal Cares

More information: Charlie Hannah at (770)537-1014
Native Vendors contact Charlie
 5016 HWY 78 WEST
BREMEN GA. 30110

MARCH 28, 2009
Westwood High School 6th Annual Social Pow wow
945 W 8th St., Mesa, Arizona

Times: Gourd Dance - 11:00am & 5:00pm
Grand Entry - 1:00pm & 7:00pm

Open to the Public! All Drums Welcome!

Social Pow Wow. Tiny Tot, Men's Old style grass dance, regular grass dance specials. More specials to TBA. Food booths, Arts and crafts

Drums: Host Northern: Enemy Standing, Host Southern: Strong Heart. Head Man: Eldred Matt. Head Lady: Lisa Little Iron
Dancers: Head Gourd: Keith Tagaban, Head boy: Chad Red Elk, Head girl: Lindsey Etsitty. ADirector: Bartley Harris. MC: Darrell Hills.

Admission: FREE!
Bring your own chairs
No Alcohol/drugs, No smoking on campus grounds, No pets allowed

Directions: Between Country Club Dr and Alma School Rd on 8th Street in Mesa, Arizona

More Information:
Email Address:   or
Phone: 480-472-4511
Address: 945 W 8th St
Mesa, AZ 88201

MARCH 28, 2009
Circle of Nations Indian Association 25th Annual Traditional PowWow
University of Minnesota, Morris- RFC Gym

Times: Grand Entries: 1 & 7pm.

Traditional Powwow. UMM students, alumni, family, friends and everyone interested is welcome to come and enjoy! Dancers and drummers will be given an honorarium. Vendors & Drummers should rsvp!

Dancers & Drummers will have a delicious meal provided. There will be 2-3 Specials.

ADirector: Gabe Desrosiers. MC: Danny Seaboy

Admission: FREE to all!!
Camping Info: There are hotels in the area but please try and reserve rooms as soon as possible if you need to.


Located in southern Minnesota, UMM is a one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) offers the best of both in the world of higher education—a small, close-knit campus complemented by the power of a world-renowned research University system. We also provided a tuition waiver for Native American students, both enrolled and descendents.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 320.589.6095
Address: 600 E. 4th St.
Morris, MN 56267

MARCH 28, 2009
19th Annual Washington University in St. Louis Powwow Celebrating Community Health and Wellness
Washington University in St. Louis Athletic Complex, St. Louis, Missouri

Times: Gates: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Grand Entry: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

All are Welome! Contest Powwow --Women's Southern Cloth Special, Two Step, and Spectator Contest.

Over $10,000 in Prize Money! Hand Drum Contest! 3 ON 3 Basketball Tournament. Native and Indigenous vendors selling authentic arts and crafts.

Drums: Host Drum: Little Thunder (Northern - Ho-Chunk) and Black Bear Creek (Southern). Head Man: Randy Soloman. Head Lady: Carla Feathers. Dancers: Gourd Dancing and Aztec Dancers. ADirector: TBA. MC: Reuben LittleHead.

Admission: FREE!

Security provided. No drugs, alcohol, or weapons allowed.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: (314) 935-4510
Address: Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies
Campus Box 1196
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130

MARCH 28-29, 2009
21st 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 8:00 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:Fred Glennon, Jacksonville, FL; Arena Director:Darsh DeSilva, Round Rock, TX;Head Singer Southern Drum: Vann Bighorse, Pawhuska, OK (Osage);  Head Man Dancer:Mark Galvan, Bedford, TX; Head Lady Dancer: Corey LeRoy (Omaha/Ponca), Reelsville, IN; 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  
Grand Village 601-446-6502

MARCH 28 - 29, 2009
2nd Annual Vietnam Veterans Honoring Pow Wow
Cumberland County Community Complex, Crossville, Tennessee

Semi- Traditional Powwow. This event is to Honor Veterans of all conflits as well as our warriors who served in Vietnam. We are helping the Cumberland County Vietnam Veterans who are hosting this event. Last year we were the 1st in the nation to have a WELCOME HOME REUNION for our Vets.

Drums: Southern Echo. Head Man: Alisha Elwin Starbird- Cherokee. Head Lady: Lori Blaylock Martin- Cherokee
Dancers: All Dancers welcome. MC: Bert Iron Turtle Cox & Dana Sappier will share MC duties
Special Guests: Jj Kent, Dave Trezak, Duane Deemer, Mike Serna, Dave Garrett, Southern Echo Drum Group, Vicky Hutto, Susan Warner and others TBA

Craft Vendors, Special Chuck Wagon food concessions, Sunrise Ceremony

Admission Fees: Donations at the gate.
Camping Info: FREE Camping on the Grounds

More Information: Email Address:   or
Phone: 931-335-0024 (Dana Sappier) 931-200-1295( Mike Knappen)
Address: 95 Southwood Dr Crossville Tn 38572

APRIL 2-4, 2009
Cherokee of Georgia Spring Powwow
GOC Tribal Grounds, County Road 121 and State Hwy 94, Saint George, Georgia

Social Powwow-No competition.

Times (approximate): Thursday & Friday: 9:00 am-Flag raising, school field trips.
1:00 pm-Intertribal Dancing. Sundown-Lowering of flags. Friday: 7:00pm Grand Entry.
Saturday: 9 a.m- Flag Raising. NOON- Lunch at Camp. 1 - 5 p.m. -Social Dancing, Princess competition, story telling and anything else
we come up with that may be culturally informative or even fun. 5:30 p.m.- Supper For The Camp. Sunset - Flag lowering. 7 p.m. - Grand Entry Invocation, Veteran's Songs, Memorial Song Commence Evening Program and Dancing.

The Dancing will conclude when Dancers and Drummers stop.

Storytellers, Children's ganes, Primitive Camp/Tools, Ancient Museum relics, Flute Players and many Traders with Arts and Crafts

Drum: Red Bird Singers. MC: Tye Bell. Head Man: Johnny McDonald. Head Lady: Susan McDonald. Arena Director: Nick McGahee.

Admission: FREE! Parking: FREE!

Free Camping-come early because space is limited. Limited RV electrical available.

More Information: , ,
Vendors Call: (904) 699-6416
Cherokee of Georgia Tribal Office: (912) 843-2230
(912) 285-2738

April 3-4, 2009
Montana State University-Billings Pow wow
Billings Sports Plex, 5000 Southgate Dr., Billings, Montana

Times: Grand Entry: Friday 6:00pm. Saturday 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

Contest powwow. Everyone is Welcome!

Contest dancing, social dances, games, raffles, traditional food. Dance categories include: Adult Mens: Golden Age, Buckskin, Traditional, Chicken, Grass, Fancy. Adult Womens: Golden Age, Traditional, Jingle, Fancy. Iron Women's Special (Women's Fancy) $1,000 Winner Take All. Adult Prizes: 1st- $500; 2nd-$300; 3rd- $200.

Drums: Host Drum: Blackfoot Confederacy. Head Man: Dennis Beaumont, Crow. Head Lady: Angeline Cheek, Lakota. ADirector: TBA. MC: Marcus Red Thunder & Craig Falcon. Special Guests: Creator

Admission: $7.00 daily. $12.00 weekend pass.

Hotels within walking distance from the arena, in other words next door to the facility, there are four hotels surrounding us.

Directions: 5000 Southgate Drive, at the Billings Sports Plex, Home of the Billings Out laws.

More Information: President Craig Falcon @ (406)657-2182 Email:
Vice-President Mike Elk Shoulder @ (406)657-2182 E-mail
Treasurer Mary Alice Walker (406)657-2182 E-mail
Sgt at Arms Theresa Pepion (406)657-2182 E-mail grace pepion@hotmail .com 
Address: Montana State University-Billings, Inter-Tribal Indian Club, 1500 University Drive, Student Union Building Room 203, Billings Montana 59101

APRIL 3-5, 2009
Chambers Farm Spring Family Powwow
Chamber's Farm, Fort McCoy, Florida

Family Oriented Event. Veteran's Day April 4th.

Gourd Dancing, Intertribal Dancing, Native Food and Vendors. All Singers and Dancers are welcome!

Admission: FREE! Parking: FREE!
Primitive Camping. Bring your own lawn chair.

Directions: Located off I-75, between Gainesville and Ocala off exit 368, one half hour east on CR 318, turn right on CR 315 Ft McCoy, Florida and follow the signs to Chambers Farm.

More Information:
E-mail: ,
Write: Chambers Farm Committee, PO Box 760, Waynesville, Ohio, 45068,
Phone: Dan Berke at (706)-983-9367 or (513)-464-1746

APRIL 3-5, 2009
3rd Chattanooga Native American Pow Wow & Festival
Under Cover in the First Tennessee Pavilion, Across Street From Finley Stadium At 1801 Carter Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Times: Friday: 10am – 4pm. Saturday: 10am – 10pm (Grand Entries at 1pm & 6pm). Sunday: 10am – 5pm (Grand Entry 1pm)
Meal Hours: Friday, lunch to all head staff and performers; Saturday 5pm-6pm**all dancers, head staff & vendors feed

Contest Pow Wow. Everyone is Welvcome!

Luck of the Draw Money for Dancers. Drum Competition – All Drums are Welcome (Saturday Day Money)

Demonstrations: Beading, Basketry, Flintnapping, Primitive Encampment
Participate: Blow Gun, Bow & Arrow, Stickball games, All Cultural Dancing
Hear: Storytelling, Native American Flute, All Native Drums
Visit: in a Tipi Lodge for an educational program

Staff: MC: Ron Colombe. AD: Jimmy Reedy. Head Man: Jackie Ross. Head Lady: Kate Jolly. Host Drum: A Wo Ha Li . Honor Guard: All Nations Warrior Society. Entertainment: Jimmy Yellowhorse, Flute. Jamie Russell, Singer. Inca/Aztec Dance Group

Admission: Friday: Kid’s Day $3.00 per child/adults free
General: Adults $6.00. Seniors $4.00. Children (6-12) $3.00. Children (5-under) FREE. College Students w/ID $4.00. Military w/ID FREE. Parking: FREE!

Bring your own lawn chairs!

No Camping at Site Unless Self Contained RV Or Camper. Camping Allowed Nearby And Near Host Hotels.

Directions: Chattanooga from Alabama and/or Nashville on I-24 around Tennessee River.  Come to 3-way split and follow the I-27 North (#178) Downtown Chattanooga split.  As soon as you split the left lane automatically takes you towards I-27 North.  You will then need to get over to the far right hand lane immediately and take the very next exit you come to called MAIN STREET EXIT.  Come down exit and turn left and then an immediate right at light onto CARTER STREET.  Come to the end of this road that FINLEY STADIUM is on your left and the 1st TENNESSEE PAVILION is on your right.

NOTE:  Should you miss the MAIN STREET EXIT, take the very next exit called M L KING BLVD EXIT.  At the bottom of the exit go right.  Go to the light and turn right onto CARTER STREET.  Follow Carter Street until you come to MAIN STREET.  Go through light there and continue down and FINLEY STADIUM will be on your left, 1st TENNESSEE PAVILION on your right.

Chattanooga from Knoxville on I-75 south or from Atlanta on I-75 north and go towards Downtown Chattanooga/Birmingham, Nashville.  You will follow Interstate I-24 around until you come to 2 way split Nashville left and Downtown Chattanooga right.  Take the right split towards Downtown Chattanooga I-27.  Follow this I-27 on around.  You will take the MAIN STREET EXIT.  Come down exit and turn left and then go to the light and turn right onto CARTER STREET.  Follow this street and FINLEY STADIUM is on your left, 1st TENNESSEE PAVILION is on your right.

More Information: Tammera Hicks, Pow Wow Chairman For Native American Services of Tennessee Email:
Phone: 423/240-7270
Address: P O Box 24853, Chattanooga, TN 37422-4853

APRIL 4 -5, 2009
First Nations University of Canada 31st Annual Pow Wow
Brandt Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Times: Grand Entries: 12 Noon and 7 PM Saturday and Sunday

Contest Powwow....Over $45,000 in cash prizes. Everyone is Welcome!

Over 700 dancers and singers and more than 5,000 visitors attend from across North America.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 306-790-5950
Address: 1 First Nations Way

APRIL 4 & 5, 2009
El Camino College 11th Annual All-Nations Pow Wow
El Camino College Track Field, Torrance, California

Times: Both days: 11 a.m., Gourd Dance. 12 noon, Grand Entry.
Gate Hours: Saturday: 12 noon - 8 p.m. Sunday: 12 noon - 6 p.m.

Contest Powwow. Everyone Welcome! Gourd Dancers, Pow wow Dancers, Welcome!

Drums: Host Northern drum: Wild Horse Singers; Host Southern drum: TBA. Head Man: TBA. Head Lady: Kathy Peltier (Lakota/Ojibwa/Navajo). ADirector: Victor Chavez (Dine). MC: Michael Reifel (San Carlos Apache).

Many fine arts and crafts for sale, lots of food, plenty of space to spread out.

Admission Fees: FREE! Parking $2 in college lots
Wheelchair accessible. Bathrooms.

Directions: From 405 Fwy., exit at Crenshaw Blvd. Go north to Redondo Beach Blvd., turn left and immediately enter campus. Signs will be posted.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 310-660-3593, ext. 3757
Address: El Camino College, History Dept.
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506

APRIL 4-5, 2009
University of Idaho 10th Annual Tutxinmepu Powwow
University of Idaho Memorial Gym in Moscow, Idaho

Hours: Grand Entry Times: Saturday 12pm and 7pm; Sunday 12pm
Dinner will be servied at 5pm on Saturday.

Contest Powwow. All dancers and arts/craft vendors are welcome.

Drums: Redtail. ADirector: Phil Gover (Pawnee/Choctaw). MC: Mike Squeoch (Wanapum).

Admission Fees: Admission is free! Dancer registration is $2

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 208-885-42374

APRIL 4-5, 2003
37th Annual Dance for Mother Earth Ann Arbor Powwow
Saline Middle School, Saline, Minnesota (five minutes south of Ann Arbor)

Hours: Doors open at 10:30AM both days. Saturday Grand Entries at 12:00PM & 7:00PM.
Sunday Grand Entry at 12:00PM

Contest Powwow. Everyone is Welcome!

Over $20,000 in Dance prizes! Five drum winners: 1st Place $2500; 2nd Place $2200; 3rd Place $1900;
4th Place $1600; 5th Place $1300. Plus, new this year, a drum split! Any drum who comes can enter!

Drums: Host- Little Otter

General Admission from 2008 (prices may change for 2009)
Adults - $10. Students - $5. Children (4-12) - $5. Children under 4 - free. Seniors 60 (sixty) years and over - $5
Family Passes - $25 for 2 adults and 2-4 children (between 4-12). Weekend Passes - $9 for students, $18 for adults

The Ann Arbor Powwow is hosted by the UM Native American Student Association (NASA).

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 734-565-8670

APRIL 10-11, 2008
Unity Powwow
Navajo Village Heritage Center, New Powwow/Event Arena, 1253 Coppermine Road, Page Lake, Powell, Arizona

All Singers are invited.

Master of Ceremonies: Tom Phillips, Kiowa/Muskgogee Creek - Manteca, California. Host Northern Drum: Elk Soldier, Gary Drapeau - Marty, South Dakota. Host Southern Drum: Bad Medicine, Phil "Joe Fish" Dupoint, Carnegie, Oklahoma. Sound System Provide by: Ta'neeszahnii Technologies.
Arena Director: Rick Yazee - Navajo, Flagstaff, Arizona. Head Lady Dancer: Joanne Soldier - Objibway, Swan Lake First Nation, Manitoba Canada. Head Man Dancer: Norman Largo - Navajo, Brimhall, New Mexico. Head Gourd Dancer: Steve Toya Sr.- Pueblo/Comanche, Zia Pueblo, New Mexico. Contest tabulation: Big Mountain Services, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Contest Specials: Men's Southern Straight. Team Dance. Women's Backup Singing. Grass Dance. Solo Hand Drum Contest.

Bring your own canopy and chair.


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

Vending Space Available: Email:  
Phone: (928) 640-3137

More Information: Website:

April 11, 2009
37th Annual UC Davis Contest Powwow-Many Traditions, One Community
ARC Pavillion, UC Davis Campus, Davis, California

Times: 9am - midnight

Open to the Public!

Admission: Free!

More Information: Powwow Committee 530-752-6656
Address: 2401 Hart Hall Davis CA 95616

APRIL 11, 2009
University of Iowa Powwow
Main Lounge, Iowa Memorial Union, University of Iowa, 125 North Madison St, Iowa City, Iowa

Hours: Doors Open at 10am. Grand Entry at 12pm and 7pm.

Contest Powwow. Everyone is Welcome!

$14, 000 in Prizes. 21 Dance Categories. Drum Competition. Food, Art & Craft Vendors

Keveon Kingbird—MC. Larry Yazzie—Arena Director. Meskwaki Nation—Host Drum. Rebecca Smith—Head Woman Dancer. Dana Warrington—Head Man Dancer. Tyler Lasley—Head Judge. Wes “Buzz” Bear—Head Drum Judge.

Admission Fees: Adult—$10. Child under 12—$5. Senior—$5. Dancer / Drummer—$5. UI Student—Free. Family—$20 (4 to 7 ). Group—$30 (8 to 10).

Hosted By: The University of Iowa American Indian Student Association

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 319 335 8298

APRIL 11, 2009
Inter-Tribal Spring Powwow
Cal. State University, Fullerton, California

Hours: 11am-10pm.

The event will host dozens of ceremonial dances, and individuals will participate in competition dances with Native Americans from several surrounding states. In the afternoon, audience members may be invited to join the circle. Vendors will be on hand to sell traditional Native American food and souvenirs.

The powwow is FREE and open to the public; chairs and blankets are suggested
for sitting. The event is sponsored by the Inter-Tribal Student Council, Association for Inter-Cultural Awareness and Associated Students, Inc.

Admission Fees: Free!

Directions: Directions to Cal State Fullerton
>From South County
Take 5 Freeway North to 57 Freeway North.
Take 57 Freeway North and exit at Nutwood Ave.
Turn Left (West) onto Nutwood, go under freeway.
Turn Right (North) onto State College Blvd.

>From North County
Take 5 Freeway South to the 91 Freeway East.
To the 57 Freeway North and exit at Nutwood Ave.
Turn Left (West) onto Nutwood; go under freeway.

>From Los Angeles (allow 90 minutes to 2 hours for the commute!)
Depending on your starting point, take either the l-5 south, or the 91 east towards
Santa Ana/Anaheim.
If on the l-5, take exit to the 91 East.
Take the State College Blvd. exit.
Turn Left (North) onto State College Blvd.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: (714) 278-3603
Address: 800 N. State College Blvd. Fullerton, CA 92834

APRIL 11, 2009
41st Annual Talihina Indian Festival Pow Wow
Talihina Public Schools New Gym (Off of Hwy 1 and Hwy 271). Talihina Oklahoma

Times: Gourd Dancing from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm. Supper Break from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm. Gourd Dancing from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. Grand Entry & Inter-Tribal Dances from 7:00 pm-11:00 pm.

Contest Powwow. Everyone is Welcome!

Dancing. Drumming. Indian-made Arts & Crafts. Food Concession. 50/50. Raffles. Cake walks.

Drums: Inter-Tribal Singers. Head Man: Darrell Wildcat. Head Lady: Shauna Bushiey. ADirector: Bill Takes Horse. MC: Vernon Tehauno. Head Gourd Dancer: Jimmy Johnson. Club Princess: Landry James. Honoree: TBA. Honor Guard: Choctaw Nation Honor Guard. During supper break, featured artists: Hasinai Society Caddo Youth Group.

All contestants must be 16 years or older in order to compete. Men's combined: Fancy & Grass; Straight & Traditional. Women's combined: Southern Cloth & Buckskin; Fancy Shawl & Jingle. 1st place: $300.00; 2nd place: $175.00; and 3rd place: $75.00. Tiny tots contest: 6 years & under.

Admission Fees: No Admission Fee. Free Parking. Handicap Parking Available.
Camping Info: Talihina Public Schools New Gym

Directions: Off on Hwy 1 and Hwy 271. Across from the football field.
More Information: Email Address:
Phone: (91 567-2539
Address: P.O. Box 382
Talihina, OK 74571

APRIL 11-12, 2009
Dance for Mother Earth (37th Annual)
Bowen Field House at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, 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. 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.  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.

Admission Fees: Admission: $10 Adults, $5 Seniors, Students, and Children
Family Passes: $25 for 2 adults and 2-4 children (between 4-12) 
Weekend Passes: $9 for students, $18 for adults
Parking: A fee charged by parking lot subcontractor, not the Powwow Committee.

Directions: Bowen Field House at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, next door to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan campus.

Mailing Address: Pow Wow Committee
Ann Arbor Powwow Committee
c/o Conner Sandefur
1666 Cram Circle #6
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: (743) 565-8670

APRIL 11-12 2009
16th Annual Seven Arrows Powwow
Boise State University SUB Jordan Ballroom

University Contest Powwow. Open to everyone.

Times: Gate Hours: Saturday, 10am-5pm & 6pm-11pm. Sunday, 10-7pm
Grand Entries: Saturday, 12pm & 7pm . Sunday, 12pm
Saturday, 5pm dinner break

Dancing, Drumming and Lots of vendors with arts & crafts

Special Event Hours: One-Man Hand Drum- Saturday Evening. Women's All-Around- All sessions. Golden Age Women Special- Saturday. Men's All Category Special- Saturday. Tiny Tot Special- Sunday. $1,000 drum contest- Saturday & Sunday

Seeking applicants for our 1st royalty, young ladies aged 15-25 enrolled in high school or college

Drums: All drums welcome. Head man: Gregory Forrest-Davis. Head lady: Melanie Fillmore. Dancers: All dancers welcome. Arena Director: Ivan Julianto. MC:Mike Squoechs.
Dancing, Drumming and Lots of vendors with arts & crafts

Admission Fees: TBA

Camping: RV space available for fee

Directions: Downtown Boise, Student Union Building at the corner of University Drive & Lincoln

More Information: Hailey Wilson
Phone: 208-791-5686

APRIL 17-19, 2009
Red Hearts Gathering
Pineview Powwow Grounds, 1254 Toms Creek Road, Linden, Tennessee

Times : Gate Hours: 9:00am
Grand Entries: 11:00 & 5pm on Saturday 1:00pm on Sunday

Intertribal Powwow. Everyone is Welcome! All Dancers & Drums Welcome

Native Dancing, Music, & Food, (Buffalo Burgers & Fry Bread,
TN National Guard Rock Climbing Wall, Vendors, Displays, Demos & More

Staff: Drums: Southern Echo. Head man: Richard Sky Bear Smith. Head lady: Wanda Mourningfawn. Arena Director: Tony Eaglehawk. MC: Bennie Bennett. Special Guests: TBA

Admission Fees: $5 per Car

Primitive Camping Available, Free for Dancers & Drums

Directions: We are Located on Toms Creek road in Perry County TN, 1 mile west of Pineview, You can Follow our Signs from Hwy 13 or from Hwy 412

More Information: Leon Rain Cloud
Phone: 1-877-458-2528 or 1-931-593-2986
Address: 1254 Toms Creek Road, Linden, Tennessee 37096

APRIL 17-18, 2009
41st Annual Kyi-Yo Celebration - Uniting Two Worlds Through Dancing
Adams Center, The University of Montana, Missoula, Montana

MC: Earl Old Person Blackfeet Browning, MT. Arena Director: Hawk Thunder Hawk & Arlan Edwards. Host Drums: TBA. Head Woman Dancer: Whitney Top Sky. Head Man Dancer: Buddy Omeasoo Blackfeet Browning, MT

More Information:
Kyi-Yo Student Phone: (406) 243-5302 Kyi-Yo Program Coordinator: (406) 243-5403

APRIL 18, 2009
6th Annual Livermore Pow Wow
Las Positas College Native American Expo & Pow Wow
3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, California
NEW location at Las Positas College OUTSIDE on the new astroturf field!
New gymnasium has been reserved in case of poor weather!

Times: Gourd Dance: 11:00 AM. Grand Entry: 12:00 PM & 6:00 PM

Head Staff: Headman: Marcos Madril. Headlady: Charlene Harrison. MC: Tom Phillips. Arena Director: Henry Johnson. Host Drums: TBA

Admission: FREE!

Absolutely NO SMOKING allowed on field! Smoking is ONLY permitted in parking lot! ALL violaters will be asked to leave!

More Information: Smoke Johnson 925-577-8471
Vendor Information : Email your address and phone number to Smoke Johnson at .

APRIL 18-19, 2009
The 6th 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, Boalsburg, Pennsylvania

Times: Grand Entry: Saturday- 1pm and 6 pm. Sunday-1pm only.

This is a Traditional Powwow

Admission is FREE!

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

More Information:
John Sanchez
Powwow Coordinator
123 Carnegie Building
Dept. of Journalism
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802-5100

APRIL 18 - 19, 2009
Golden Hill Paugusett Powow
Location: TBA...New Haven, Connecticutt

Times: 11:00 to 6:00pm. Grand Entry: Noon both days
Honoring Powwow. All are welcome

Drums: Host Drum: Paugusett Nation

Admission Fees: $1.00 for adults...under 15 free
Parking: Possible fee...undecided at this time

Drums, dancers and vendors contact below.

More Information: Email Address:`
Phone: 860/873-1672

APRIL 23-25, 2009
The 26th Annual Gathering of Nations World Celebration 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 23rd, Powwow and Trader's Market is April 24th-25th)

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 $175,000.00 to be awarded! 32 Dance Competition Categories. 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. Also Included: "Stage 49" The Gathering Of Nations Stage on Pow Wow Alley Featuring The Best on Native American Music!

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

Announcers: Sammy “Tonkei” White, Anadarko, OK. Dennis Bowen, Sr., Tuba City, AZ. Vince Beyl, Bemidji, MN. Ruben Little Head, Lame Deer, MT. Roving Host: Jason Whitehouse, Madison Heights, MI. Head Man: Adam Nordwall, Fallon, NV. Head Lady: Nitanis “Kit” Landry, Sault Saint Marie, Ontario, Canada. Head Young Man: Keith Tacan, Sioux Valley, Manitoba, Canada. Head Young Lady: Wakeah Bread, Santa Fe, NM. Head Northern Dance Judge: Samuel Begay IV, Chicago, IL. Head Southern Dance Judge: Randy Frazier, Oklahoma City, OK. Head Northern Singing Judge: Daryl Abrahamson, Ft. Hall, ID.
Head Southern Singing Judge: Cortney Yarholar, Shawnee, OK. Head Gourd Dance Singer: Jimmy Reeder, Gracemont, OK.
Miss Indian World ‘08: Nicole Alekaq Colbert, Yupik Eskimo, Napakiak, AK. Arena Directors: Randy Medicine Bear, Loveland, CO. George “Cricket” Shields, Shawnee, OK

Invited Drums: Midnite Express, Minneapolis, MN. Thunder Hill, Weatherford, OK. Meskwaki Nation, Tama, IA. Wild Band of Comanches, Lawton, OK. Bear Creek, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Southern Outlaws, Shiprock, NM. ALL DRUMS WELCOME!

Admission: Miss Indian World Program: Thursday April 23rd (evening): $12.00
Powwow & Trader's Market: Friday April 25th: $15.00. Saturday April 26th: $15.00



APRIL 24-26, 2009
Our 9th Annual: Kent Ware, Sr. Memorial &Homecoming Festival
1075 County Road 67, Moulton, Alabama

Times: Grand Entry: Friday: 11 AM, Closing Colors 5 PM Saturday: 12 Noon, Closing 5 PM Sunday: 1 PM, Closing 5 PM

All Veterans, Dancers, Drums, youth groups and the public are invited to enjoy this weekend with us.
Every Armed Service Veteran is invited to take part in our Grand Entry & Veteran’s Activities
Special Door Prizes set aside for our dancers. All dancers are most welcome.

Featuring: Tlaltlacayolotl, Danza Azteca. Also: Indian Crafts, Native Food, Intertribal dancing, demonstrations, gold & gem panning, craft vendors & more.

Head Staff: Head Lady: Amy Byrd. Head Man: Mark Flood. Head Veteran: Charlie Hannah. Arena Director : Jay West. MC: Charles LaHay. Drums: Wiregrass & TBA

Admission $3.00 per day to help pay the cost of utilities and clean up. Dancers in or with regalia Free, Children 12 and under free.
Free Primitive Camping, Free Parking

Directions: We are located between Moulton & Double Springs, AL on Hwy 33, between the 15 and 16-mile markers. Moulton is located south of and between Decatur and Florence in the Northwest part of AL at the cross roads of State Hwy. 33, Hwy 24 & Hwy 157. If coming from Interstate 65, exit at the Hartselle, AL onto Hwy 36, go west about 20+ miles and turn left (south) on Hwy 33. Follow the mile markers until you are about ½-mile pass the 16ml.mkr. Turn left (east) at the CRIC sign go 3 miles.

Sponsored by Cherokee River Volunteer Fire Department

More Information: Cecil 205 221-3873 or 205 471-2395 or Klieta 256 292-3584

April 24 - 26, 2009
Southern Mississippi Powwow
Payne Center on University of Southern Mississippi Campus, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Times: Friday - School Day with exibits and crafts for kids. Gourd dancing at 4 and Grand entry at 6 on Friday.
Saturday - Gourd dancing at 11 and 4 and Grand entry at 1 and 6.
Sunday - Gourd dancing at 11 and Grand entry at 1 with closing ceremonies at 3.

Traditional Powwow. Dancers, Vendors, General Public Welcome!

Arts And Crafts, Food, , Dancing Drumming!

Admission Fees: Admission is free to the public

Directions: From the North (Jackson, Miss.): Take US 49 South. Once in Hattiesburg, you will see Loyalty and Roberts Stadium on the right. Turn right onto service road, immediately turn right (North) parallel to US 49. Go to first light, turn left onto West 4th St. Proceed to first light and take a left onto the campus.

>From the South (Gulfport/Biloxi): Take US 49 North. Once in Hattiesburg, you will see Loyalty Field and Roberts Stadium on the left. Turn left onto the service road at the North end of the stadium. Immediately turn right and continue (north) to the light at West 4th St. Turn left at light. Proceed to first light and take a left onto the campus.

>From the Southeast (Mobile, Ala.): Take (either) US 98 to US 49 North (or) I-10 West to US 49 North to Hattiesburg. Once in Hattiesburg, you will see Loyalty Field and Roberts Stadium on the left. Turn left onto the service road at the North end of the stadium. Immediately turn right and continue (north) to the light at West 4th St. Turn left and proceed to the first light. Take a left onto the campus. From the Southwest (New Orleans): Take I-10 East to I-10/I-12/I-59 interchange and I-59 to Hattiesburg. Take US 98E/Hardy Street exit. Go to second light, North 38th Avenue, turn left. Go to next light (West 4th St.) and turn right. Pass baseball stadium on left and coliseum on right until stop light. Take right at light onto campus.

>From the West: Take US 98 East. Cross over I-59. Go to second light, North 38th Ave., turn left. Go to next light (West 4th St.) and turn right. Pass coliseum on right and baseball stadium on left and go to stop light. Take right at light onto campus.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 601-266-6336
Address: 118 College Drive Box 5025

APRIL 25-26, 2009
American Indian Council Inc. 18th Annual Spring Pow Wow
Boone County Fair Grounds 1300 E. 100 S. Lebanon, Indiana
4-H Fair Grounds Community building

Hours: Doors open @ 10 a.m. Dancing starts @ 1 p.m.

This is an indoor Traditional Pow Wow. Everyone is Welcome!

Dancing, arts, crafts, food and music. raffle of Chief Joseph Pendleton, Star handmade blankets, 50/50, Cedar Box and a dance shawl.

Host Drum: White Hawk; Head Lady: Christine Big Bear; Head Man: Rob Campbell; Head Veteran: The One and Only George Martin; Emcee: LeRoy (King of the Badlands) Malaterre; Arena Director: Bob Bishop; Kathy Wamsley: Coordinator

Admission: $5 ages 13-59, $2 ages 6-12, $2 ages 60 and older, $1 for dancers and free for kids under 6 years old.

Meal is provided for participants only

Host Hotel Econo Lodge (ask for Pow Wow rates) Lebanon exit 140 from I-65
1-800-226-0128 or
local 765-482-9611

Camping is available.

Directions: I-65 Lebanon exit 138 directly off exit

No pets, no drugs or alcohol.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 765-481-1571
Address: P.O. Box 42756 Indinapolis, In. 46242

MAY 1-2, 2009
Chemawa Spring Pow Wow
3700 Chemawa Rd NE, Chemawa Gymnasium, Salem, Oregon

Times: Grand Entries: Friday: 6:00 pm; Saturday: 1:00 and 6:30 pm. Located in Chemawa Gymnasium

Traditional Pow wow. Everyone is welcome!

Dancing, crafts, supplies, frybread, food and more food.

Admission: FREE!!!

Directions: From Portland; I-5 South, exit 260 - Chemawa/KEizer exit. Head East. From Eugene; I-5 North, exit 260B - Head East.

Drug, alcohol and smoke free campus.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 503-399-5721 x225
Address: 3700 Chemawa Rd NE
Salem, OR 97305-1199

MAY 2, 2009
Cherokee Heritage Day Benefit Powwow
Gainesville Civic Center, Gainesville, Texas

Traditional Powwow. All Drums, All Tribes, All Public is Welcome,

Times: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm ---Gourd Dance. 5:00 pm to 6 :00 pm ---Supper Break. 6:00 pm to 7:00pm ---Gourd Dance. 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm ---Intertribal Dance

Native American foods, Intertribal Dancing, Cake Walk, Candy Toss, Venders for shopping

Drums: Robert Tehauno, Comanche. Head Man: R. T. Anquoe, Comanche. Head Lady: TBA. Dancers: James Yellow Hawk Snow ,Cherokee. Head Gourd Dancer. ADirector: TBA. MC: Rene Rodriquez, Chiricahua Apache
Special Guests: John Collins -Flute player & story teller. Renegade Nation Color Guard.

Admission: FREE

Camping Info: RV park behing the Civic Center and several in Gainesville as well as several Hotels and Motels

Directions: Take California Street of of I-35, go two blocks take a right onto Weaver street and The Civic Center is on right at 311 S. Weaver

Benefitting the Murrow Indian Childrens Home in Muskogee, Okla. The Four Winds Food Distribution of Azle, Texas. Asking for donation of staple food items, personal hygene items, school supplies, gift cards or monetary donation. A donation spot will be allocated to each charity. Representatives of both charities will be present to answer questions about their organizations

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 940-482-3381
Address: 8836 S. Hickory Road, Krum, Texas76249

MAY 1-3, 2009 --POSTPONED! **
First Annual Hardin County Native American Gathering
Hardin Co. Fair Grounds, Elizabethtown Kentucky

**POSTPONED-- With the recent (early February) ice storm and wind storm in Kentucky. The damage to the Fair Grounds was greater then we had thought. All power lines and poles are down and very many trees. There is more damage then we can fix before the PowWow. We will post when it is rescheduled.

MAY 2-3, 2009
The 24th Annual UCLA Pow Wow
UCLA North Athletic Field
Sunset Boulevard and Westwood Plaza, University of California, Los Angeles

Hours: Saturday: 10am-10pm, Sunday: 10am-6pm

Contest Inter Tribal Powwow. Public and All Dancers Welcome!

Presented by American Indian Student Association

Drums: Yellow Hammer and Midnight Express. Head Man: Chuck Lewis. Head Lady: Tazbah. ADirector: tba. MC: Steve Bohay.

Admission: FREE!

More Information: Email:
Phone: 310-206-7513
Address: UCLA 2009 Pow Wow Committee
3201 Campbell Hall, Box 951548
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1548

MAY 2-3, 2009
NABI 'Chasing the Sun' Pow Wow, Arizona
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

The general public is encouraged to come celebrate!

NABI "Chasing the Sun" Pow Wow was created to celebrate Native American people, culture and their traditions. And, to share the beauty of Native American music and dance with all cultures.

Hours: Friday: Gates: 5:00pm-9:00 pm. 10:00am - 6:00pm | Pow Wow Dancer Check-in & Registration.
7:00pm (sharp) | Grand Entry
Saturday: Gates: 10:00am-9:00 pm
8:00am - 11:00am | Pow Wow Dancer Check-in & Registration CUTOFF 11AM NO EXCEPTIONS. 10:00am - 5:00 pm | Health Expo. 10:00am - 9:00pm | Artisan & Food Booths. 12:00pm | Grand Entry. 5:00pm | BREAK.
7:00pm | Grand Entry
Sunday: Gates: 10:00 am. 10:00am - 5:00pm | Health Expo. 10:00am-5:00pm - Artisan & Food Booths
12:00pm | Grand Entry. 6:00pm | Closing Ceremonies.

MC- Rubin Littlehead - KS. Co-Arena Directors - Robin Fohrenkam - AZ - Larry Yazzie - MN. Northern Drum- Black Lodge - WA. Southern Drum- Cozad Singers - OK. Head Judge - Ivan Lonechild - Alberta, CAN.

Admission: $12.00 Admission. Elders 60+, children 6 & under and contestants FREE
Free Entry Friday Night Only! Parking: FREE!

Partial Proceeds to benefit- NABI Foundation & NABI Youth Tournaments

More Information: Jason Coochwytewa (602) 254-1952 (866) 277-4210

MAY 8 - 10, 2009
Crittenden County Powwow
Old Morganfield Road, Marion, Kentucky

Grand Entry: Friday- 11:30 am. School day 9am until 3pm. Saturday 12pm to 8pm. Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Public Welcome!

MC: Frank Brent. Performer: Grandmother Coyote. Host Drums: Mother Earth Beat West Virginia. Iron Buffalo Spirit Drum. Arena Director: Barry Redbird Brown.

Admission: Adults $3.00 - 17 to 55. Children $1.00 -7 to 16. Adults 55 & over $2.00
Primative camping only for dancers & vendors. No fires !

Vendor Information : 20 vender & trader limit 10x10 =$55.00 10x20= $110.00 Food venders $130.00 per 24x24 space.Would be wise to bring a generator as a percaution Not sure we will have strong enough current at poles. Especially if you run Air.

More Information:

MAY 8-10, 2009
Old Fort Pow Wow
Old Fort Rodeo Grounds , Old Fort, North Carolina

Times: Gate: 9 to 9 Friday and Saturday and 9 to 5 on Sunday. Grand entry : 7 on Friday; 1 and 7 on Saturday; 1 on Sunday. Camp feed on Friday and Saturday.

Traditional and Educational Powwow. All are welcome!
Since it is Mothers Day weekend, Mothers will be honored along with all Veterans.

Dancing, drumming, singing, flint knapping, story telling, tee pee, craft and food vendors going on all day.

Head Man: Burke Lemons. Head Lady: Brenda Bowlin. ADirector: Rob Watkins. MC: Dave Trezak.

Admission Fees: $5 for Adults and $2 for Kids. Kids Day is Friday and Kids are $1.

Camping: On site for dancers, vendors, and Boy Scouts. Public camping is available at Catawba Falls Campground. Reservations suggested because it is Mothers Day weekend. Call 828-668-4831. Host hotel is Hampton Inn- 828-652-5100.

Directions: The Pow Wow is located at I-40, Exit 73, on the Southwest service road behind Mustards Restaurant at the Rodeo Grounds.

More Information:
Email Address:
Phone: 888-233-6111- McDowell County Tourism Bureau or Mabel Benjamin 813-765-3073
Address: 114 Oak Avenue
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

MAY 8 - 10 , 2009
The Gathering
Turkey Bend Park, Marble Falls Texas

Hours: From start of the day the village life will begin with different nations teaching how their tribe lived during the day. Showing and teaching how to make and do things traditionally. In the evening sharing songs, stories and dancing.

Trade blankets are welcome - there will be no booths or tables. You must teach a trade (sell) - no charge for trading. Teaching herbs, tanning, customs, traditions and more
Drums and Flutes are welcome.

The village will be raw camping at an old Comanche camp site. There is room for horses, teepees.
Motor homes will be outside the large brush arbor (about 20 tents or more plus circle inside brush arbor. Only traditional clothing will be allowed into circle or to live or trade inside the arbor. Space may be reserved for inside arbor.

Additional activities: Blow gun, Bow and arrow, Games, Swimming. Bring yours and any activities from your tribe is welcome.

Admission Fees: Turkey Bend Park is charging $15.00 per car for all weekend or $5.00 per day. MUST state with gathering to get this rate and to park in our area.

Directions: From San Antonio 281N to Marble Falls Right to FM 1431 Right to Turkey Bend.
>From Austin 183 North Left on East Whitestone Blvd. turn to FM 1431 Left to turkey bend.
>From Killeen 190 to 183 to Marble Falls Left on FM 1431 Right to Turkey Bend.

No alcohol, drugs, phones or radios

More Information: Email Address:   .
Phone: 210-845-7431

MAY 8-10, 2009
38th Annual Stanford Powwow
Eucalyptus Grove, Stanford, California

Times: Dances begin with the first Grand Entry (or first Gourd Dancing session) until the last dance of the day. Generally, dances will run from 7pm-11pm on Friday, 11am-11pm on Saturday, and 11am-6pm on Sunday.

Open to the Public

Drums: Blacklodge, Blackfeet, Yakima, WA. Head Man: Isaiah Bob. Head Lady: Lindsey Windy Boy, Hochunk, Billings, MT. ADirector: Darrell Goodwill, Dakota/Lakota, Window Rock, AZ. MC: Ruben Littlehead, Northern Cheyenne, Lame Deer, MT; Earl Neconie, Kiowa, Stecker, OK. Special Guests: Gene Tagaban (Raven Dancer), Tlingit & Cherokee.
Head Judge: Jonathan Windy Boy, Chippewa Cree, Box Elder, MT

Admission: FREE!
Camping Info: Camping Available

Directions: From 101 (North and South)
Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford. Embarcadero turns into Galvez Street at El Camino Real as you enter campus near Stanford Stadium. The Powwow will be to your right--follow the signs to parking.

From 280 (North and South)
Exit Page Mill Rd East toward Stanford. Turn left at El Camino Real. Turn Left at Galvez/Embarcadero near Stanford Stadium. Follow the signs to parking.

More Information: Email Address:
Address: PO Box 20090, Stanford, CA 94309

MAY 15-16, 2009
Tusacrora Nation Pow Wow
288 Tuscarora Nation Rd., Maxton, North Carolina

Times: Friday Grand Entry: 6:00pm. Saturday Grand Entry: 12:00pm.

Traditional Pow Wow. Everyone Welcome!

Drums: Kau-to-nah, Jrs. Cypress Creek. MC: John Oxendine.

All vendors welcome

Admission: Adults: $2 Children: $1 Seniors: Free

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 910-844-3352
Address: 288 Tuscarora Nation Rd.
Maxton, NC 28364

MAY 16, 2009
Penn Cove Water Festival
In The Town Of Coupeville, Washington, On Whidbey Island

Not a Powwow, Native American Historical, Authentic Event!
Everyone is Welcome! Fun, Family Event!

Hours: 11am-6pm

Admission: FREE

The festivities include tribal canoe races, storytelling, native arts and crafts, children's activities, native music, dance, fry bread and other native food.

Coupeville's Front Street and the Island County Historical Museum are the locations for entertainment, food and arts and crafts. A free shuttle will provide transportation to the boat launch on 9th Street. The canoe races can be watched from both locations.

A special event, sponsored by the Island County Historical Museum, is planned for Friday night, May 15th. A welcoming ceremony will be followed by a short trip to the Coupeville Recreation Hall where the public is invited to hear stories of the Canoe Races of the 1930's as well as current life of canoe pullers.

Also on Friday night, Lou LaBombard, storyteller, professor of Anthropology and member of the Seneca Nation, will be sharing riveting stories at the Fort Ebey campground amphitheater.

Directions: Get onto Whidbey Island. find Coupeville in the middle of island. Get to Coupeville, Wa. and you are there... on Whidbey Island! There are free buses from the ferry on the South end of the Island( Clinton) or from the North end out of Oak Harbor. There will be a free shuttle bus at the event going between the town area and the canoe races all day long.

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

More Information: Email:
Phone: (360) 678-3451 or (360) 678-4606.

MAY 16, 2009
Armed Forces Day Gourd Dance
Shiprock, New Mexico behind the Rodeo Grounds

This is a Gourd Dance event only sponsored by the White Shell (Yoolgai) Gourd Society of Shiprock, NM. Gourd Societies and Dancers are all welcome to attend.

Dancing will start at 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Supper to be served at 4:00 pm.

Drums: White Shell (Yoolgai). Head Man: Head Gourd: Harrison Palmer. Head Lady: Head Singer: Anthony Lee
Dancers: Gourd Societies and Dancers are all welcome to attend. MC: Micco Lowe.

No Admission fee, this is an outdoor event-provide your own chair and shade.
Vendors are invited at $5.00 per space.

Directions: Hiway 491 south toward Gallup, NM behind the Shiprock Rodeo grounds at Wilbert J. Begay's residence.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 505/793-2695
Address: P.O. Box 2932, Shiprock, NM 87420

MAY 16, 2009
In Honor of Our Children Powwow
Kelso, Washington

Times: Doors Open- noon. Grand entries: 1:00 pm & 7:00 pm.

Traditional Powwow. Open to the Public!

Drums: Cree Star Singers, Host One People, One Voice, Co-Host. Head Man: Mark Sison. Head Lady: Marie "Dancing Star" LaMere. ADirector: Mike Brock. MC: Jerry Chapman.

Arts & Crafts Vendors, Dancing, Drumming

Admission Fees: FREE!

Directions: Take exit 39 off I-5, head east on Allen Street approximately 1/4 mile

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 360-501-1655
Address: 1904 Allen St.
Kelso, WA 98626

MAY 16 - 17, 2009
Cumberland Plateau 8th Annual Powwow
Putnam County Fairgrounds, Cookeville, Tennessee

Times: 'Gate Opens 9am Saturday - 10am Sunday
Grand Entry 11am & 4pm Saturday - 12noon Sunday
Close 8pm Saturday - 6pm Sunday

Traditional powwow. Everyone is invited to attend and participate. EVERYONE WELCOME!

Drums: Southern Echo & Red River Singers. Head Man: Shannon Aldridge. Head Lady: Jill Smith. Dancers: Intertribal. ADirector: Michael Veal. MC: Robert White Wolf. Special Guests: Mike Serna, J.J. Kent
Arvel Bird (expected but not confirmed).

Native crafts, Native food, demonstration and guest participation dancing, educational booths and friendship.

Admission: Adults $6.00 ea. - Children age 5 through 11 $3.00 - Under age 5 Free - Group discounts call for info - Parking: FREE

Camping: Primitive camping on site - cold showers available - indoor bathrooms - No Hook-Ups Available for Camping Area

Directions: I40 to exit 287 - North on Jefferson (Hwy 136) 4 stoplights - Turn left at 4th light (Veteran's Drive) - fairgrounds @ 1/2 block on right - Signs will be posted

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 931-544-4908 or 931- 372-0495
Address: 6398 Sheep Bluff Road
Cookeville, TN 38506

Nawihla Native American Festival is being postponed this year to help support the Quad Centennial in Burlington, Vermont, which only happens once every four hundred years!

The Nawilha Festival will be back next year!

MAY 17, 2009
7th Earth Day in Will County
Historic Dellwood Park, in Lockport, Will County, Illinois

NOTE: This is not a Powwow, but it is about healing and protecting Mother Earth. Therefore we are including it because they asked us to inlcude them.

Times: 10 am-4 pm.

As environmentalists we know that every day is Earth Day we also know that events such as this are necessary and an excellent opportunity to educate the public on how they can protect the earth & related health topics & environmental issues such as “ Clean Air & Water, Global Warming, Wildlife, Nature" ~ all while networking with other Great Organizations & Environmentalists!

Citizens Against Ruining the Environment is an all volunteer, non profit 501c3 organization established in 1995. We dedicated toward conservation, health & safety of humanity & the environment.

The Exhibitors booths are Free. Vendors are $25.00. Please acknowledge as soon as possible so that we can begin promoting your participation in the event and to ensure a record breaking turnout.

More Information: . Ellen Rendulich 815-834-1611 .
Carol Stark 815-793-4678 . Jeri Gray 708-214-2980

MAY 22-24, 2009
2nd Annual For The People Pow Wow
Boone County Fairgrounds, Columbia, Missouri

Times: 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 Intertribal.

Traditional Powwow. Everyone is Welcome!

Native American Art Vendors— Indian Fry Bread And Foods— Raffles— Fun for the whole family.

Drums: Southern Crew — Alex Esau— Independence, Missouri. Head Man: Jim Davis — Depew, Oklahoma. Head Lady: Karen Wahwassuck — Mayetta, Kansas. ADirector: Jerrald Braiuca — Raytown, Missouri. MC: Jerry Smith — Fenton, Missouri. Head Gourd: Art Norquay — Parkville, Missouri. Invited Drum -Big Soldier Creek— Mayetta, Kansas. ALL DRUMS WELCOME

Admission Fees: Adults— $3.00. School Age— $1.00. Elders & Preschool— Free. Weekend Pass—$5.00 (good for all 3 days)

Bring Your Own Chairs — No Seating Available
Camping Info: Plenty of free camping and RV parking!!!!

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

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: (573) 896-8968

MAY 22-25, 2009
35th Annual De-Un-Da-Ga Memorial Day Pow Wow
Custaloga Town Scout Reservation

Times: Dance Sessions Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 to 4:00 and 7:30 to ????
NO Scheduled activities on Friday or Monday

Sponsored by Langundowi Lodge #46. In memory of Lester "Les" Bean.

The goal of the De-Un-Da-Ga is to present a traditional northern style event centered around the Lakota traditions practiced at Porcupine and other traditional communities on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations today.

Host Drum: MacKenzie River Ravenna, OH. Invited Drums: Morning Star, Connecticut. Southern Heart, Ohio.
Head Man Dancer: Daren Krug, Franklin, PA. Head Woman Dancer: Vicki Hugebeck, Cambridge, OH.
Distinguished Whipmen: Chris Reardon, Pleasantville, PA; Brandon Master (Les's Grandson), Franklin, PA.
Junior Whipmen (Les's Grandsons): Dakota Bean, Stow, OH; Hunter Bean, Erie, PA. Veteran Coordinator:
Curt Baltzer, Akron, OH. Arena Directors: Tom House, NY; Doug Sestock, PA. Masters of Ceremonies: Dan Paul - Pacific Grove, CA; Frank Andrews - Albuquerque, NM

Junior Dance Contest for those under 21. Traditional prizes to be awarded sponsored by the pow-wow committee

Food Booth by Langundowi for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner hot food, candy, drinks.

Traders by invitation ONLY

Admission: Adults (13+) - $6. Youth (7-12) - $4. Child (<7) - $3
Those in Uniform ($1 off)

Plenty of camping space, $8.00 per person for the weekend includes admission, hot showers, etc.
Trailers welcome - NO hookups

NO early camping, NO pets, NO ground fires. Absolutely NO Drugs or Alcohol tolerated

From the North
Use the best route you know to get on I-90 and head to Erie, PA
From Erie area:
Take I-79 south. Get off at the Geneva/Cochranton Exit #141. Follow Rt 285 East until it ends at Rt 173. Turn right (south) and follow Rt 173 for about five (5) miles until you enter the village of Millageville (don’t blink; it’s only a few houses past the French Creek Township Building). Turn left on Creek Road (just before the bridge) and follow it about four (4) miles. Custaloga Town will be on your left.

From the South
Use the best route you know to get on I-80 or I-79 north and head to western PA
Take I-79 north. Get off at the Sandy Lake/Greenville Exit #130. Follow Rt 358 East (towards Sandy Lake) until it ends at Rt 173. Turn left (north) and follow Rt 173 for about seven (7) miles until you enter the village of Millageville (after New Lebanon). Turn right on Creek Road (just after the bridge) and follow it about four (4) miles. Custaloga Town will be on your left.

There will be plenty of signs marking this way in.

More Information: Email:

MAY 22 - 24, 2009
Odawa Festival of Aborginal Culture
Ottawa Municipal Campsite, 411 Corkstown Rd., Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Times: Friday: 4:00 pm. Saturday & Sunday: 9:00. Grand Entries: 6 pm Friday and Saturday; 12 pm (noon) Saturday; 12 pm (noon) Sunday only.

Competition Powwow. Everyone is Welcome!

Native Singing, Drumming, Dancing, Native arts and crafts, Native foods

Admission Fees: Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Adults $12; (Students) valid ID), Youth (13 - 18), Seniors (60+)$6; Children (under 12)FREE). 1/2 price admission after 6 pm Friday & Saturday!

Camping Info: Ottawa Municipal Campsite
411 Corkstown Road, Nepean, Ontario

Directions: From the south, head north on Hwy 416, and take either the Richmond Rd. exit, head up Richmond Road and then take the westbound on ramp of Hwy. 417/17 and then get onto the west and take the Moodie Drive Exit and turn right onto Moodie Drive and turn left at lights. Or continue on Hwy. 417/17 and take the March Rd. Exit and turn right onto March Road, and then turn right onto Corkstown Road.

No Alcohol, No Drugs, No Pets. Odawa Native Friendship Centre, Odawa Pow Wow Committee will not be responsible for any personal losses, injuries or damages.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 613-722-3811
Address: Odawa Native Friendship Centre
12 Stirling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario

MAY 23-24, 2009
Oroville Pow Wow
Plumas Elementary School, Oroville, CA

FREE Community Contest Pow Wow. Everyone Welcome!

Northern and Southern music and dancing, contests, exibitions, Princess contests, vendors.

Admission: FREE! Parking: FREE!

Camping: Available, contact for information.

Directions: Hwy 70 (65 miles north of Sacramento, CA.)Exit at Grand Ave, west one block to Plumas Ave. School. Event is on the soccer field behind the school buildings.

No Alcohol, No Drugs, No Tobacco, No Animals, No Weapons

More Information: Email:
Phone: (530) 532-1611
Address: P.O. Box 214
Oroville, CA 95965-0214

MAY 23 - 25, 2009
4th Annual Hilo Inter-Tribal PowWow "Honoring Our Heroes"
Wailoa River Park, Hilo Hawaii

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

Everyone Welcome! Traditional No Contest Powwow.

Host Drum: Red Warrior, San Diego California. Head Man: Joe Hacker, Honolulu Hawaii'i. Head Woman: Shelly Hill, San Diego California. Master Of Ceremonies: Chip Begay, Kailua-Kona Hawai'i. Arena Directors: Dan Mcdaniel Moutain View Hawai'i; Tom Rowland Honolulu Hawai'i. Invited Drums: Wildhorse, Los Angeles California. 808NDN Honolulu Hawaii

All Drums and Dancers Welcome.

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

Admission: FREE!

No Camping. Hotel Information:

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:


MAY 23 - 25, 2009
Selma Walker Memorial Weekend Powwow
Franklin County Fairgrounds 4100 Columbia St. Columbus, Ohio

Hours: Gates open at 10am, closes at 10 pm on Saturday & Sunday, 5pm on Monday. Grand Entries: Saturday & Sunday 1 pm & 7pm. Monday 1pm.
Special Event Hours: Jacob Laughingfox Fitch flutist at 11am & 5pm

Traditional Powwow. Everyone is Welcome!

Fun, Education, crafts, culture--Good time for all. Day money offered at end of powwow for dancers in regalia. open drum. Participants are served Saturday Supper, Sunday & Monday Breakfast & Supper

Drums: Whitehawk, Many Voice, Eagle Scout, Elk Trail, Medicine Wind, Grass Eagle. Head man: TBA Each Day. Head lady: TBA Each Day. Arena Director: Ken Irwin, Sr. MC: Jerry Dearly, Sr. Special Guests: Jacob Laughingfox Fitch flutist

Admission: $7-adults, $3-Seniors & Students. Free-5 & under & participants, $15-weekend pass

Camping Info: Fairgrounds charges $20/weekend for camping includes electric & showers

Directions: On west side of Columbus. I 270 Exit 13 follow Fairground signs

More Information: Native American Indian Center Of Central Ohio PO Box 07705 Columbus, Ohio 43207-0705 (614) 443-6120 Fax-443-2651

MAY 23-25, 2009
31st Annual Ohio Valley Powwow
NEW LOCATION!! Madison County Fairgrounds London, Ohio

Times: Gourd Dancing – 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm Intertribal Dancing – 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm. Daily Craft Seminars 10:00 am & 11:00 am.

Dancing Both Saturday & Sunday.

Host Drum: Strong Heart Singers. Head Dancers: Head Man – Evan Hamilton. Head Lady – Corey Leroy.
Head Veteran – TBA. Head Gourd Dancer – Al Turay.

Free Participant Feed Saturday. Free Participation for Teepee Camps. Free Setup for Traders registered by May 1st.

No Drugs or Alcohol Permitted. All Pets Must Be Restrained

More Information: Powwow Chairman: Steve Harris 740/304-8950
Trader chairman: Aaron Wyckoff 614/ 406-8080
Lodge President: Jan Tollefson 937/444-2337

MAY 23-25, 2009
Eastern Woodland Indian Gathering
Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue, 14099 Wolf Creek Rd. Brookville Indiana

Gathering. Everyone is Welcome!

Times--- 11 am to ??? pm
Special Event Hours: Teaching of The Trail of Tears starts at 4 pm

This Memorial Day Weekend event is to honor all who were lost Trail of Tears, and Ancestors of all Tribes. It will be teaching weekend full of Music, Dance, Kid's Corner, Storytelling and more.

Admission Fees: FREE!
Camping or Facility Information:


It is important that it be known that this is a Alcohol, & Drug Free, Facility. This is our home and we would kindly ask that the wolves and our home be respected. Please do not throw down trash or cigarette butts. Things will be set out to dispose of such items. (if these wishes are not respected you will be asked kindly to leave)

Kathy was advised to let people know that the BIA and the DNR will be visiting Pow Wow's and Gatherings to check people for violations of carrying eagle, hawk and owl feathers. It seems carrying your card will not be enough. You will need documentation also.

Also please check the link below to protect yourself with how you sell your goods. For those who do not know, be sure to have a sign in your booth that says "Not Made by Indians" unless of course you have all the right documents.

Contact Information: Kathy Baudendistel (WolfLady)
Phone: 513-312-9143/765-647-4735
Address: 14099 Wolf Creek Rd. Brookville Indiana


MAY 23 - 25, 2009
Pow Wow On The Hudson-“The River That Flows Both Ways” Native American Festival
Bowdoin Park 85 Sheafe Rd. Wappingers Falls, New York

Hours: Gates: Saturday & Sunday: 11 am-6 pm Monday: 11 am-4 pm
Grand Entry 12 Noon. (Native Time)

Inter-Tribal, NO contest just day money to first 20 dancer to register. All dancer to receive dinner.
Everyone is Welcome!

Horse Rides* Birds of Prey * Native American Indian Dancing * Native American Indian Craft Vendors* Native American Indian/American Foods* Children Dances * Native American Indian History* Story Telling
Head Male: Dennis Owl Red Moon.

Head Man: Dennis Owl Red Moon. Head Lady : Gerri Panther Eyes. Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers. Guest Drum: To Be Announced. ADirector: Ray Clary & Tony Moon Hawk
Special Attraction: The Aztec Dancers " The Salina Family " & The Birds Of Prey

***All Drums & Dancers WELCOME **** Day money will be given to the first 20 dancers and dinner for all dancers. At end of Pow Wow (Monday)there will be a dancers blanket give away for all participating dancers.

Admission: All Donations Excepted. A percentage of donation going to Long Island Native American Task Force College Fund
Parking: FREE. Preferred parking $5.00 per car, close to Pow Wow grounds.

Camping: Call Tony Moon Hawk 917-415-5139 or 973-981-1954 to reserve spot for camping.

Directions: From Long Island/NYC - Take Long Island Expressway to Throgsneck Bridge/Whitestone Bridge to the Cross Bronx Expressway West to the Major Degan/87 North (NYS Thruway) then follow across Tappan Zee Bridge then follow directions from Tappan Zee Bridge. From Tappan Zee Bridge Follow NYS Thruway 87 North to Exit 17 ( Route 84 towards Newburgh ) follow Route 84 across Newburg/Beacon Bridge. Follow
below from Newburgh Bridge. From the Beacon Newburgh Bridge: Immediately after paying toll at bridge, at right is the ramp for Route 9D. Take the ramp and at light, make a left onto Route 9D. Proceed on Route 9D for approximately 4 miles until you arrive at the hamlet of Hughsonville (four way intersection with a traffic
light. There is also a Metro North sign for New Hamburg). Make a left at light onto New Hamburg Rd/County Route 28. Stay on road for approximately 1 mile. Come to a stop sign at Channingville Road and make a right. Go up hill and shortly after fire house and deli on the left is Sheafe Road. Turn onto Sheafe Road and proceed for approximately 1 mile to Bowdoin Park entrance on left.

From the Mid-Hudson Bridge and Route 9 South: From Route 9W, come across the Mid-Hudson Bridge and take the ramp on the right immediately after leaving the bridge, this is for Route 9 South. Stay on Rt. 9 South for approximately 6 miles until you see the Bonefish Grill Restaurant on your right. Just after the
restaurant take the next right (see green sign for Bowdoin Park) onto Sheafe Road. At the stop sign (approximately ½ mile down), bear right and proceed another 2 1/2 miles on Sheafe Road. The entrance for
Bowdoin Park is on the right just after Chapel.

From Route 84 Fishkill – Route 9 North Exit 13: Take Exit 13N (Rt. 9) from I84. From light at exit, proceed approximately 9 miles north on Route 9 to traffic light just beyond the Poughkeepsie Galleria Mall (get in far LEFT lane.) At light (Rt. 9 & Spring Rd.) you will make a left onto Post Road (Hudson Motors is on left) and go to bottom of hill to stop sign. At stop sign make a left onto Sheafe Road. Follow Sheafe Road for about 2½ miles to Bowdoin Park’s entrance on right just after Chapel.

Public transportation: LOOP provides public transit service to Dutchess County through two modes of service: fixed route service and demand response services like Dial-A-Ride and Para transit. LOOP runs a Commuter Train Connection bus service in cooperation with the Metro-North railroad. Mass Transportation also coordinates non-emergency Medicaid transportation for the Dutchess County Department of Social Services.
The LOOP information telephone line is (845) 485-4690 and is available Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Train Service: Metro-North Railroad Harlem Line to the Hudson Line to New Hamburg station .
800/METRO-INFO. In NYC, 212/532-4900. To walk to Bowdoin Park it is about a 15min walk from train station. Taxi numbers: Wappinger Falls Taxi’s. Wappingers Taxi 845/297-8294 West Side Taxi 845/831-2400

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: Tony Moon Hawk 917-415-5139 or Marcey Tree In The Wind 973-981-1954
Address: 177 Peters Mine Rd. Ringwood, NJ 07456

MAY 23-25, 2009 Memorial Day Weekend
" Honoring All Veterans" Eel River Tribe
France Park , Logansport Indiana

Traditional Powwow. All are Welcome!

Hours: Gates Open at 8:00 am. Grand Entries :Saturday 12:00 & 6:00; Sunday: 12:00
Meal Hours: 5:00. Sunday Breakfast
Special Event Hours: Entertainer between Dance Sessions

Staff: Drums: Thinder Nation / Crooked Creek / Massassagan / All Drums Welcome. Honorariums first 5 to registered. Head Veteran: Wayne Jackson. Head Man: Hank Bailey. Head lady: Margo Kerbyson. Dancers: All Welcome. Arena Director: Joe Cruex. MC: Leroy Malleterre. Special Guests: Michael Jacobs.

Admission: Adults $5 CHildren under 12 FREE

Free Camping: Primitive and Full service sights. On a 500 acres wooded land.
Golf Cart Shuttles for Elders, Feast, Restrooms, Showers, More.

More Information: Email:   or
Phone: 574-722-2857
Address: See web site

MAY 29 - 31, 2009
1st Annual Spirit Of The Wolf Pow Wow
Enitachopco Ceremonial Grounds, Ashland, Alabama.

Times: Gates Open -Friday: 10:00 AM Gourd Dance 5:00 PM Grand Entry 7:00 PM;
Saturday: 10:00 AM Gourd Dance 5:00 Pm Grand Entry 7:00 PM;
Sunday: 10:00 AM Gourd Dance 2:00 PM Grand Entry 3:00 PM

Traditional Powwow. Everyone is Welcome!

Luck Of The Draw For Dancers. Crafts,Native Music, Demonstrators, Native American Food Vendor, Much more.

Drums: Sparrowhawk. Head Man: Wilson Spottedbird. Head Lady: Melita Hicks. Dancers: All Dancers in Regalia Admitted Free. ADirector: Larry Woods. MC: Gary Smith.

Admission Fees: Admission: $5.00 per person. Children 6 and under free. All Dancers in Regalia- Free

Camping Info: Wolf Gardens Wildlife Center Camping Area.

Directions: From Ashland Take Hwy 9 South to Clay County Road 5 turn left. From Clay County Road 5 turn left ½ mile at Enitachopco Ceremonial Grounds.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 256-396-0412
Address: 35 Bence Road
Cragford, Al. 36255

JUNE 5 - 7, 2009
Native Solutions 11th Annual Intertribal Powwow
Oxford Lake Park across from the tennis courts, Oxford, Alabama

Times: Friday: 5 pm-10 pm. Grand Entry-6:00.
Saturday: 9 am-10 pm. Grand Entry 10:00 am & 7:00 pm
Sunday:9-6. Grand Entry 11:00

Traditional-No contest. Everyone is Welcome!

Host Drum - Grandfather Strongheart. Headman - Jerry "Smitty" Smith. Headlady - Gwen Babbs. M.C. - Bryan Halfday -Chippewa Nation, Ontario. A.D. – Gary Smith.

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

Camping Info: primitive camping only
Host Motel - Key West Inn - 256-835-9001

Directions: I-20 Exit 185 Take a Right at Shoney’s, Pow Wow will be on the right just past Days Inn.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: Mark or Ruth 256-820-6315
Address: P. O. Box 306, Alexandria, AL 36250

JUNE 5 - 7, 2009
4th Annual Taylorville Pow Wow
Christian County Fairgrounds, Taylorville, Illinois

Hours: 10am-9pm daily. Dancing starts at 1pm.

Public Invited!

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!

Admission: FREE! Parking: FREE!

RV and Camping Sites w/hook-up. Hot showers avaliable for dancers and vendors, bring your own soap and towel.

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  

JUNE 5-7, 2009
Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park 11th 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. Rain or Shine!

Staff: TBA

Dancing • Handmade Jewelry • Children’s Activities • Food and Buffalo Herd to view…Something for the whole family to experience!

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: Contact Linda (309) 376-3400 or (309) 275-6105
Linda B (309) 261-3809
P.O. Box 85, LeRoy, IL. 61752

JUNE 6 - 7, 2009
Rocky Fork Recreation's 10th Annual Powwow
74989 Rocky Fork Road, Kimbolton, Ohio

Times: Grand Entry: 12:00 Saturday and Sunday

Traditional Powwow. All are welcome.

Dancing, demonstrations, crafts, food.

Admission: FREE!

Camping Info: Camping available to participants.

Directions: From I-77 in Guernsey County: Exit 54, Kimbolton Exit. Travel east for half mile to stop sign. Travel North on Old Twentyone, County Road 3, for 5.5 miles to Broadhead Road. Turn onto Broadhead (East)and travel for 3 miles to Rocky Fork Recreation.
More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 740-498-4614
Address: 74978 Broadhead Road
Kimbolton, OH 43749

JUNE 6 - 7, 2009
Hunlock Creek Vol. Fire Co. 9th Annual Pow Wow and Gathering of all Peoples
Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania

Traditional powwow. Open to the Public!

Times: Gates open at 10:00am Grand entry 12:30pm

Drums: Spirit of the Drum. Head Man: Bob "Turkey Dancer " Brown. Head Lady: Kandra "Wind Dancer" Brown. MC: Richard Green

Drumming, Dancing, Singing, Food, and Crafts

Admission Fees: Adults $ 4.00, Children $ 2.00, Handicapped Free

Camping Info: primitive camping for vendors and dancers no public camping

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: (570)759-3711

JUNE 6 - 7, 2009
Sycamore Shoals Native American Culture Festival
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area, Elizabethton, Tennessee

Times: Saturday 10 am - 9 pm
Sunday Noon - 6 pm

Educational Event- Cultural demonstrations, craft sales, dance & drum, storytelling, historical lectures.
Head Lady: Vicki Standingdeer

Admission Fees: Adults $4.00. Children under 12 - $1.00

Directions: From Interstate 81 take Exit 57 onto Interstate 26 to Johnson City. Take Exit 24 onto US 321/TN 67 to Elizabethton. Park will be on left in approx. 2 miles

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 423-543-5808
Address: Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area
1651 W. Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN 37643

JUNE 6 - 7, 2009
Eagles Nest Natives Honoring Veterans Festival
Front gate picnic grounds of the Veteran’s Hospital Perry Point, Maryland

Times: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Grand Entry at Noon Each Day- Rain or Shine

Everyone Welcome!

Drums: Host Drum: Little Horse Singers. Guest Drum: Southern Heart. Head Man: Terry Frederick. Head Lady: Hannah Jacobs. ADirector: Bear Claw. MC: June 6th: Gary Scholl June 7th: Scott Tiny Bear.

Admission Fees: FREE!

Directions: DIRECTIONS: I-95 to exit 93 south. Go south on Route 222. Cross Route 40 into Perryville on Aiken Ave. Turn right onto Broad Street. Follow to the front gate of the Perry Point VA Medical Center just after the second railroad underpass.

>From Lancaster: South on Rt. 222 to Route 1. At Conowingo, Maryland, Route 222 South merges with Route 1 South. Follow Route 222. Follow Route 222 through the town of Port Deposit, Maryland. Stay on Route 222. Cross Route 40 into Perryville on Aiken Ave. Turn right onto Broad Street. Follow to the front gate of the Perry Point VA Medical Center just after the second railroad underpass.

More Information: Email Address:

JUNE 12-14, 2009
Quanah Parker and Herbert Woesner Memorial Powwow
810 N 8th ST, Cache, Oklahoma 73527

Times: Friday: 4:00 PM - Gourd Dance. 7:00 PM - Grand Entry
Saturday: 1:30 PM - Gourd Dance. 7:00 PM - Grand Entry

Memorial and Contest Powwow. Everyone is Welcome!

Drums: Sovo - Sterling, Ok. Head Man: George Tahdooahnippah - Walters, Ok. Head Lady: Susie Hubbard - Lawton, Ok. Adirector: Labert Tahah - Indiahoma, Ok. Mc: Nipper Tiddark - Apache, Ok

Email Address:

JUNE 12-13, 2009
4th Annual Honoring Veterans Indoor Wacipi
Sioux Empire Fair Grounds Sioux Falls South Dakota

Times: Both Days- Grand Entry 1:00 & 7:00 pm
Meals end of day session both days

Flandreau Sioux Tribe Powwow. Every one is welcome all veterans and honor guards urged to attend. Please bring picture of a veteran so we may display picture and recognize during wacipi

The sacredness of honoring our Veterans. Indoor event growing very fast over 100 veterans attended 2008, we honor veterans as our tradition is about our Akicita and serving in the military

Drums: Oglala sioux tribe host drum. Head Man: Joe Oakie. Head Lady: Sandra Black Bear. ADirector: Pat Bad Hand. MC: Butch Felix. Special Guests: All veterans family members

Admission Fees: 7.00 each day or 5.00 ticket for both days

Camping Info: camping on site RVS or vehicles needing power there is a small charge

Directions: I-229 0r go south off I-90 Madison exit building visible from Interstate

Vendors Welcome.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: Marilyn Lonehill (605) 334-4060 or (605) 271-4184 after 6:00 pm (Dennis Quigley

JUNE 13-14, 2009
3rd. Annual Powwow on the Mountain
Cumberland County Complex, 6398 Sheep Bluff Road, Cookeville, Tennessee

Hours; Grand Entry: Saturday 11:00 am and 4:00 pm Sunday 12 Noon
Trade blanket on Saturday night.

Traditional Powwow. Everyone Is Welcome !!!!!!!!!!!!! Come for Education, Fun, and Friendship!

Drums: Red Road Singers. Head Man: Shaun Hedgecoth. Head Lady: Loretta Howard. ADirector: Gary Johnson. MC: Robert White Wolf. Special Guests: Mike Serna. Honor/Color Guard is: UCAN

This is a good powwow and ALL DRUMS and DANCERS are WELCOME !!!! Come and enjoy the weekend with us.

Admission Fees: Adults $6.00, Children $3.00, ages 5-12. under 5 Free Seniors $3.00 Free Parking. Group Rates, Please call or e-mail for prices.

Camping Info: Primitive camping. NO HOOK-UPS.

Directions: Take I-40 to exit 317, go South, turn on Industrial Blvd.(first right pass the Taco Bell). take a right at stop sign, Complex is on the right. Signs will be posted on Friday June 12th.

More Information: Email Address:   or
Phone: 931-372-0495 or 931-544-4908 or 931-787-0744
Address: 6398 Sheep Bluff Road
Cookeville, Tennessee 38506

 JUNE 13-14, 2009
Fort Ancient Celebration
FT Ancient State Memorial, Ohio

Traditional powwow. Everyone is welcome!

Drums: White Oak Singers, Southern Singers,Canadian Fireside Drum. Head Man: Ed "Buffalo" Hodges. Head Lady: Tammy "WolfWalker" Kinderman. Dancers: All welcome. MC: Martin Tall Horse.

Teachings, stories, Flute Music, Children's Activities. Traders, Native Drums and Dancing

More Information: Email :
Call:800- 283-8904

JUNE 19-21, 2009
Buffalo Nation Powwow
Woodland Zoo, Farmington, Pennsylvania

Traditional Powwow. Everyone is welcome!

Times: Friday - Informal gathering at sweatlodge fire. Free to everyone.
Saturday - Grand Entry at Noon, Dinner break 3 - 4, Close at 6:00 pm. Saturday - 7 pm to 8 pm opening for Bill Miller, The John Wyrick Band ( ). 8 pm TO 10 pm - Bill Miller
Sunday - Grand Entry at Noon, Close at 5:00 pm Exhibition dances throughout the day. Possible meet and greet with Bill Miller

Only Flags and Staffs of the Indigenous First Nations will be posted at this event. This is a Native Event, and will be presented as such. If you carry a staff, or you have a Nation Flag you would like to post, please let us know at the above email address.

Traditional sweatlodges will be conducted each evening during this dance and all are invited and encouraged to particpate. Any Elders and recognized Spiritual Leaders are welcome to pour water for the People.

Drums: Thunder Nation. Head Man: tba. Head Lady: Raven Lonewolf. ADirector: Jimi Kelly. MC: Mark Tayac. Special Guests: Bill Miller; The John Wyrick Band.

BILL MILLER has won two Grammys for Best Native American Music Album in the past two years as well as being honored with 7 different Native American Music Awards and most recently the NAMA Lifetime Achievement Award.  (

Admission & Parking: $12.00 adults/$8.00 children. Camping $10.00 per day Children under 5 free.
Family Of 4 Package: $55.00 Includes concert, powwow (both days), full zoo access, camping
ALL DANCERS: FREE Admission to Concert-Powwow-Camping-Zoo

Camping Info: primitive camping and R/V parking available

Directions: The Woodland Zoo is located 2 miles east of Chalk Hill on US Route 40 in Farmington, Pennsylvania.
The Fort Necessity Battlefield is within a few hundred feet from the zoo's main entrance.

We are seeking vendors for this year. Email: Hawk at   for more vending info.

More Information: Email:
Phone: 7245182751
Address: 3400 National Pike
Farmington PA 15437


JUNE 19-21, 2009
Eighth Annual Inter-Tribal Osage River Pow Wow
Eldon, Missouri-Location-TBA

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

Staff: TBA

Native American Food and Crafts. Princess Contest.

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.

For more information please call Janet Dudley at (573) 369-2710
Or email Janet Dudley at

JUNE 19 - 21, 2009
24th Annual Chief Will-Yum Father's Day Pow-Wow
Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada- Sugar Cane Reserve

Traditional Pow-Wow Free Admission. Everyone is Welcome to join us In Honoring our Past, Celebrating the Present, & looking Forward to the Future

Times: Warm Ups Friday Night & Early Registration.
Saturday, 12 Noon Grand entry. Lahal Tournament $1500.00 Winner Takes All. Hand Drumming Contest. Princess Pageant. Traditional Feast Sponsored by WLIB
Sunday Grand Entry 11am. Father's Day Celebration. Aboriginal Day Games

Drums: Many Too Many to list. Head Man: William Louie. Head Lady: Janine Alphonse
Dancers: All Kinds. ADirector: TBA. MC: TBA
Special Guests: All My Relations and their relations and that one guy lol

A real Good Time Guaranteed, Traditional Food, Games, Arts and Craft Vendors,
Singing and Dancing.

Admission Fees: Free to all to come and enjoy.

Camping Info: Chief Will-Yum Campsite on Location, Camping Lots, RV Hook Ups, Showers and Bathrooms, PLease contact 250.296.4522 For reservations

Directions: Hwy 97 South of Williams Lake, BC, Canada. Left at the Chief Will-Yum Gas Bar.

The Williams Lake Indian Band & The Father's Day Pow-Wow Committee will Not be held accountable for lost stolen or damages that may occur and will not be responsible for any injuries. There is no Tolerance for Drugs or Alchol.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 250.296.3507 Ext 101
Address: 2672 Indian Drive
Williams Lake BC
V2G-5K9 Canada

JUNE 20, 2009
Dancers of the Plains
Kearney, Nebraska

Everyone is welcome!

Times: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Vendors and Demonstrations
1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Dance and Drum Exhibition, Pawnee performances, Solider song dances, round dances, war dances

Dance exhibition, drumming exhibition, Traditional style Native American food, Native American style crafts, and interactive demonstrations

Admission Fees: To the Primitive Exhibitor and Pow wow Exhibition Area: FREE will accept donation.
Tour the Archway at regular admission prices.

Directions: On Interstate 80 exit # 272 and then follow the signs to the Great Platte River Road Archway.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 308-237-1000
Address: 3060 E. 1st Street
Kearney, NE 68847

JUNE 20, 2009
FUNDRAISER CONCERT for the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park at Blythe Ferry
6800 Blythe Ferry Landing, Birchwood, Tennessee

Times: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm


Music music music music, flute duel between Mike Serna and Ed Winddancer, dancing, crafts, 50/50 raffle, silent auction. ALL monies raised will be donated to the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park at Blythe Ferry, Tennessee.

Drums: Battlecreek, Southern Echo. Dancers: all Native American dancers welcome. MC: Scott Crisp
Musical performances by: Arvel Bird, Mike Serna (with Keith Stalcup, Ace Bailey and Ed Maynard), Ed Winddancer, Grady Jones, Cynthia Zavala, and a Nashville songwriters round with Steve Brook, Lisa Hannah and Paul Nielsen
Honor Guards: U.C.A.N. Veterans Society Honor Guard and Native American Warriors' Society; Storyteller Robert "redhawk" Eldridge; and blowgun demonstrations by Alva Crowe

Admission Fees: FREE admission. Donations throughout the day encouraged!
Camping Info: on-site, primitive

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 423-322-5632
Address: 401 Haney Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37411

JUNE 20, 2009
Agawam Homecoming
Ipswich, Massachusetts

Times: Grand Entry 12:00

Traditional Powwow. Public welcome! This powwow is part of the Town of Ipswich 375th Anniversary, honoring the original inhabitants of the town, the Agawam.

Drums: Quabbin Lake.

There will be storytelling, drumming, dancing, vendors, food vendors, craft demonstrations for the children, etc.
There will be an indoor venue if it rains.

Admission Fees: $15, includes powwow and presentations

Directions: Powwow takes place on field next to Ipswich Town Hall, 25 Green Street, Ipswich

More Information: Email Address:

JUNE 20-21, 2009
2nd Annual World Chicken Dance Championships
Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, Siksika Nation, Alberta, Canada

Hours: 11:00 am- 5:00 pm.

Tiny Tot, Junior, Teen, Adult & Senior Categories.

Admission: $11.00 per day. $20.00 for 2 days.

More Information and to Register: 403-734-5171  1-888-654-6274

JUNE 20-21, 2009
8th Annual Togus Veterans Powwow
Togus Veterans Hospital, Togus, Maine

Hours: Saturday: 9 am-5 pm. Sunday: 9 am-4 pm. Grand Entry: Noon both days.

In honor of our Veterans & their families . The general public and in honor of the Spirits of the Elders, are invited to this Intertribal Pow Wow.

Host Drum: Red Hawk Medicine Drum. Basketry - Ash Pounding and Jingle Dance demonstration; Storytelling.

Directions: Togus VA Center located on Rt 17, 4 miles east of Augusta Maine.

Proceeds to benefit Togus Veterans. Help us to honor them, for without them, we would not have the freedom we have come to know and love.

More Information: Vendors- contact
All other questions & donations: Email    

JUNE 20 -21, 2009
Native Bermuda Festivial
St. David's Cricket Field, Great Bay Rd, St. David's Island, Bermuda

"It's not about tribes, It's about our heritage". Everyone is Welcome!

Hours: Gate: 11am to 6pm Both Days. Grand Entries: Noon each day. Meal Hours: St.David's Islanders will be the food vendors available with a variety of our local favorites such as fish chowder, fried fish to name a few.

To Celebrate our 400th Anniversary of Bermuda And to re-connect with our Brothers and Sisters from across the seas. We will have demonstrations of various dancings, food samples, story telling, Gombeys, Arts and Crafts, Local vendors, and overseas vendors will also be on hand. Plenty of activities to please all.

Head man: Stephen Tucker,Chairman. Head lady: Theresa Simpson Committee Member

Admission Fees:$8.00 Adults, Seniors & children under 12 yrs old $3.00

More Information: Theresa Simpson(Slow Turtle Heart)
Phone: 441-297-0651
Address: Bermuda
Website: on Facebook-do a search within Facebook for " Bermuda Native Festival"

JUNE 27 - 28, 2009
9th Annual Shenandoah Valley Powwow
Mt. Jackson, Virginia

Times: Sat. 10am - 8pm Sunday 10am - 6pm. Grand Entry at Noon both days. Gourd Dancing 11 am - Sunday Morning Only.

Traditional Powwow. Open Arena - Must Have Reasonably Complete Regalia - Public Invited To Dance On Selected Social Songs.

Drums: Host: Black Bear Invited: White Buffalo Singers and Cedartree. Head Man: Keith Tollett. Head Lady: Heather Moore-McClaskey. ADirector: Michael Nephew. MC: Clayton Old Elk. Special Guests: Demos by Backwoods Survial Skills and stories by Ken Quiethawk and Deborah New Moon.

Top Quality Native American Art, Craft, and Food Vendors

Admission: $ 6.00 Children under 12 - no charge

Camping Info: Primitive Camping on site for participants only

Directions: Take Interstate 81 (in Virginia) to Exit 269 (Shenandoah Caverns Exit). Turn West. Then turn right into the first driveway.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 540-477-9616
Address: 1371 Caverns Rd.
Quicksburg, VA 22847

JUNE 27 - 28, 2009
Seventh Annual ThunderHeart Village Buffalo Valley American Indian Pow Wow and Gathering
Buffalo Valley Sportsman's Assoc. R.R. #1 P.O. BOX 8 Mifflinburg, Pa. Four-Miles N. West of Mifflinburg

Times: Gates: Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am till 6:00pm. Grand Entry Noon both days!!

Traditional, NON Contest Powwow. Open To The Public!

Native Dancing, Singing, Food and Craft Vendors,Story Telling

Drums: Iroquios ThunderHeart. Head Man: Roy Dancing Two Bears. Head Lady: Teresa RuningDeer. ADirector: Cris StandingBear. Guest Drums: Spirit Wolf/Eagle Thunder.

Admission: FREE!

Camping for Vendors and Dancers. Vendors by Invitation only. All proceeds benefit BVSA and the “ALL NATIONS YOUTH CAMP “
Dry Camping available to the Public – Donations Accepted

Directions: Directions from Harrisburg – Rt. 15 N. to Rt. 104 N. follow Rt. 104 N. to Mifflinburg turn right on Rt. 45 ( Chestnut St.) go two block turn left on N. 8th St.
Directions from Williamsport – Rt. 15 S. to Lewisburg turn right on Rt. 45 W. to Mifflinburg. Turn right on N. 8th St.
Directions from State College – Rt. 45 E. to Mifflinburg turn left on N. 8th St. Once on N. 8th St. follow Signs to club grounds.

More Information: Email Address: Marty --
Phone: 717-637-2548


JULY 3 - 5, 2009
Red Cliff 31st Annual Traditional Powwow
Redcliff , Wisconsin

Times: 3rd - 5pm grand entry. 4th - 1pm and 6 pm grand entry. 5th - 1 pm grand entry

Traditional Powwow. All are welcome! All drums and dancers welcome!

Drums: Southern Sky and Broken Feather. Head Man: Kevin Dakota. Head Lady: Susie Crazythunder. ADirector: Jon Blackwater. MC: Frank Dickenson

Admission Fees: $8 admission for the weekend

Camping Info: free camping

Directions: 3 miles north of Bayfield Wisconsin on Hwy 13

More Information:Email Address:
Phone: 715-913-0082

JULY 3 - 5, 2009
32nd Annual Powwow Honoring the Family
13505 Union Rd. Manteca, California

Times: Friday 6-11:30 Grand Entry @ 7:00
Saturday 11-11:30 Grand Entry @ 1:00 & 7:00
Sunday 11-7:00 Grand Entry @ 1:00

Hand Drum Contest Powwow. All Drums, Dancers and Public welcome..

Drums: Northern Eagle & Rockin Horse. Head Man: Robert LeRoy. Head Lady: Smoke Johnson. Dancers: Head Gourd Dennis Plumley. ADirector: Henry Johnson. MC: Erik Kimple. Head Judge/Tabulator Kaylene Pratt Kimple.

Saturday traditional meal at dinner break 5:00 pm.

Admission: FREE. Elder and Handicap parking

Camping Info: limited camping first come first serve.

Directions: Highway 99 French camp exit head west 1 mile left on Union Rd.

This is an alcohol and drug free event

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: (209)858-2421
Address: 13505 Union Rd. Manteca, California

JULY 10 - 12, 2009
8th 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.

Vendors: Cherokee White or 488-6213
Drum Groups:   or
General Information:

JULY 10-12, 2009
Strong Sun Festival and Powwow
Historic Bethababar Park, 2147 Bethabara Rd., Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Hours: Friday: Children's Day: Open-Noon. Grand Entry: 1:00 pm.
Saturday: Open-10:00 am. Grand Entry-10:00 am.
Sunday: Open-11:00 am-5:30 pm. Grand Entry-Noon.

Open to Public. Family Program.This is a Gathering of Native American people to share our Traditions and Customs.

MC: Ric Bird. Arena Director: Elton Smith. Lead Dancers: Mike and Jennie Crawford. Honor Lead Tiny Tot Dancer: Riley. Host Drum: "Bird Chopper". Guets Drum: Cedar creek Medicine. All Traditional Drums Welcome.

Special Appearance: National POW MIA KIA Memorial. Rolling Thunder. William e. Vaughan-Lloyd, Jr. Vice Chief. Special Programs and dances for all ages and many other surprises planned.

Admission by Small Donation: Adults-$6.00. Children 4-18 - $4.00.
Seniors over 62-Free. Children 4 years and younger-Free

Bring your lawn chair. Pets must be on leashes. Shoes will be required at all times.

More Information: Tribal office 1-336-816-7747.

JULY 10 - 12
Grand Ronde Veterans Powwow 2009
Uyxat Powwow grounds. Under the tent! Grand Ronde Oregon

Times: Gourd dancing Sat. & Sun. 11am. Grand entries 1pm & 7pm Sat. 1pm on Sun.

All veterans, dancers, & public welcome! Arts & crafts, & food vendors welcome!

MC – Nick Sixkiller. Whipman – Tony Whitehead. Host Drum – Dancing again Singers. Drums – Eagle Beak, Jóhonaaéi', Little River, ADirector: Tony Whitehead. MC: Nick Sixkiller

Admission Fees: no admission fee
Camping Info: Free parking/ camping available!

No pets, drugs, or alcohol permitted

More Information: 503/883-3610
Email Address:
Phone: 503/879-1602

JULY 11 - 12, 2009
Annual Paradise Pow Wow
Gold Nugget Museum 902 Pearson Rd Paradise California

Times: Gates open @ 11:00 Grand Entry @ noon each day

Traditional Powwow. Open to the public.

Drums: Northern- Stronghold Singers, Southern -Southern Brothers. Head Man: Jered Eaglesmith. Head Lady: Eileen Boughton. ADirector: J.C. Eaglewmith. MC: Val Shadowhawk

Drums, Dancing, Vendors, food booths, Indian Tacos, special museum NA displays

Admission Fees: FREE Admission, Donations gladly accepted

Directions: 1.5 hours N of Sacramento. Take Highway 70 north (past Oroville) to 149, left @ Pearson OR Take Highway 99 north (just before Chico) Skyway toward Paradise right @ Pearson.

Benefit for the Katie Marie Prosser Memorial Scholarship

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 530-872-8722
Address: 902 Pearson Rd Paradsie Ca 95969

JULY 24 - 26, 2009
1st Annual Sacred Vision Pow-Wow
Big Bend Ranch, Wadsworth, Nevada

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe Competition Pow-Wow. All Drums, Dancers and Spectators Welcome!

Times: Friday 7pm Sat. 11am & 7pm Sunday 11am

Drums: Southern Host Drum: Rose Hill Singers Shawnee, OK Northern Host Drum: Echo Sky Singers Wadsworth, NV. Head Man: One each session. Head Lady: One each session. ADirector: Alex O Sheperd Southern Paiute/Dine' Cedar City, Utah. MC: Michael Keats Sr. Paiute Yerington, Nevada. Special Guests: Hopi Exhibition Dance

Drum Contest, Handgame Tournament, Men's Traditional Contest, Jr. Girls ALL-AROUND Special In Memory of Loren "Weasel" Barlese. Other: Traditional Feast Provided by Red Tail Hawk Society. Art & Craft Vendors

Admission Fees: FREE! Parking FREE!

Camping Info: Camping on Pow-Wow grounds
Host Motel: Best Western, Fernley NV

Directions: Big Bend Ranch in Wadsworth,NV
More Information: Gordon Dodd email:
Phone: (775)560-1551
Address: Sacred Visions Pow-Wow Committee
P.O. Box 897
Wadsworth, NV 89442

JULY 24- 26, 2009
31st Annual Thunderbird Mid Summer Pow Wow
73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Queens County Farm Museum, Floral Park, New York

Gates open 6:00 p.m.-Friday & 10:00a.m. on Sat and Sun.
Performance Times: Friday - 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Saturday - 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. 7:00p.m.–10:00p.m. Sunday - 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Grand Entry: 1pm and 7pm
Bonfire at Dusk Friday and Saturday, dinner for dancers

Annual, Traditional, Contest Pow Wow with Specials.

New York City 's oldest and largest powwow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which all who love and respect Native Culture are invited.

Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds.

A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry and foods are available. Hoop Dance, Aztec Dancers & other specials and Sunset Lighting of the Bonfire. Crafts, Vendors: Bead work, Silver and Shell work and Authentic Jewelry and Regalia, Native Foods, Hay rides, Prizes for Adult, Teen and Tiny Tots categories

Drums: Silver Clouds, Iron Feather, Black Bear, Heyna Second Sons Host Drum. Dancers: Kitty Mullen. ADirector: Alan Brown. MC: Louis Mofsie. Special Guests: Aztec Dancers, Hoop Dancers, Native Social Dances and other special guests like Smoke Dance

Admission: Adults $9.00 (all weekend pass $15.00), children: $4.00 (age 12 and under) (all weekend pass $5.00)

Camping Info: Limited camping for dancers - Click link for nearest hotels: 

By Car: Grand Central Parkway to Exit 24 South (Little Neck Parkway) or Long Island Expressway (495) to Exit 32 South, to Farm Entrance Gate. Free Parking available at the Farm.

Subway/Bus: E or F Train to Union Turnpike/Kew Gardens station. Transfer to Q46 bus to Little Neck Parkway. Walk 3 blocks north to Farm Entrance Gate.

Long Island Railroad: To Little Neck Station, where car service is available.

718 347 FARM

Proceeds go to Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Scholarship Fund and Queens County Farm Education Fund.

More Info: Website:
Email Address:
Phone: 718 347 FARM
Address: 73-40 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, NY 11004

Vendors Contact: P.O. Box 521, College Station, NY, NY 10030
Vendors send pictures of stand and list of items to

JULY 25 - 26, 2009
14th Annual Vallejo Contest Powwow
Service Club Park, Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA

Hours: Saturday - 10:00a.m. - midnight. Sunday 10:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.
Grand Entry Saturday 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m.

Public Welcome!

M.C. - Tom Phillips, Drum - Southern Exprress

FREE Admission. FREE parking,

No Camping

Located off HWY 80

More Information: Email:
(916) 421-0657 for general information and vendors
(916) 421-0657 FAX
Vallejo Powwow
c/o P.O. Box 246052
Sacramento, CA 95924

JULY 28 -30, 2009
Misipawistik Osktisak 4th Annual traditional Powwow
Grand Rapids, Manitoba, Canada

Times: Tuesday: Grand Entry at 7:00 pm. Wednesday 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Thursday 1:00 pm Feast

Traditional Contest Powwow. All are Welcome!

Drums: Little Island Cree, Island Lake Sask and Otter River Cree , Cross Lake, Mb. Head Man: Conrad Medicinrope and Kevin Haywahe. Head Lady: Gabby Assinabione. ADirector: Conrad Medicine Rope. MC: Eric Robinson

Dance Specials for all dance Categories. Also mens traditional 3000.00 in prize money. mens chicken dance 1st place 3000.00 2nd 1500.00 3rd 500.00. womens traditional prizes to be announced. tootsie special 3000.00 in prizes. womens fancy 2000.00 in prizes. singing special 1st 3000.00 2nd 2000.00 3rd 1000.00. drum split also and daily honararium paid to all dancers much more specials

Admission Fees: FREE!

Camping Info: Powwow grounds
Directions: We are located 411km north of Winnipeg, Manitoba on highway six
More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 204 309 0000
Address: Box 198 Grand Rapids, Manitoba Roc1eo

AUGUST 1 - 2, 2009
39th Annual North Fork Pow Wow & Indian Fair Days
North Fork Recreation Center 33507 Road 230 North Fork California 93643

Gate Opens: 9:00am; Grand Entry: 12noon

Contest Powwow. Open to the Public.

Drums: Hummingbird Singers & Black Bear Crossing. Head Man: Pealingy Alvarado. Head Lady: Hohanna Morris. Dancers: Jingle, Shawl, Fancy, Grass, Hoop, & Traditional all welcome. ADirector: Frankie Williams
MC: JR Manual.

Dance Competitions, Food & Craft Vendors, Camping, Swimming, Volleyball & Handgames

Admission Fees: Presale $1 [ends July 25th] $6 pp at the gate, free parking, camping

Camping Info: Campers & Trailers ok - must have generator or pay $35 electicity plug in per day $10 per day per party

Directions: North Fork Recreation Center 33507 Road 230, North Fork CA 93643 / 10 minutes from Bass Lake CA

All prceeds benefit the Sierra Mono Museum and Archaeological facility.

More Info: Email Address:
Phone: (559) 877 2115
Address: 33103 Road 228, North Fork CA 93643

AUGUST 1 - 3, 2009
Wikwemikong 49th Annual Cultural Festival
Wikwemikong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada

Times: Grand Entries. Saturday and Sunday - 12 noon & 7 p.m.
Monday - 12 noon

Contest Powwow. Everyone Welcome!

Drums: Rotating. Head Man: TBA Daily. Head Lady: TBA Daily. ADirector: Kevin Peltier. MC: Alex Fox, Wikwemikong, Ontario & Lance Delisle, Kahnawake, Quebec. Head Dance Judge - Charlene Bomberry, Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario
Head Drum Judge - Harvey Bell Jr., Wikwemikong, Ontario

Admission Fees: Daily Adult - 10.00. Daily 6-12 yrs old - 2.00. Weekend Passes - 20.00. Elders & under 6 Free

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 705-859-2385
Address: 64-3 Beach Rd.
Wikwemikong, Ontario
P0P 2J0

AUGUST 6-9, 2009
46th Annual Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival
Fort Hall, Idaho (between Blackfoot and Pocatello, ID)

Times: Friday- 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 1 and 7 p.m.

Annual Contest Powwow and other tournaments and events. Everyone, dancers, singers, arts & craft vendors, Handgamers, rodeo goers, softball players welcome!

Multi events: Contest Powwow, Thursday is Children's and Veteran's Day and Thursday Children's parade kicks event off and there is a parade on Sat. and it is also a contest with walkers and All Indian Rodeo and Jr. and Sr. Rodeo with Indian Relay Races and Handgame Tournament and All Indian Softball Mens, Women's and a Co-ed Tournament, and Art Show with cash prizes and Arts and Crafts and children activities

Drums: Cree Confederation. Head Man: TBA. Head Lady: TBA. Dancers: All Categories for adults, Golden Age, Teens, Juniors, and daily tiny tot gifts. ADirector: Noah Fred and Darwin Whitstone. MC: Rueben Littlehead and Howard "Howie" Thomson.

Admission Fees: All Indian's with tribal I.D. are FREE

Camping Info: There is free camping around powwow area (first come first serve) and showering facilities at Timbee hall and at the Fort Hall Casino

Directions: Off of Interstate- 15, exit 80, between Blackfoot and Pocatello. Follow the exit and you will run into the grounds.
More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 208-478-3700
Address: P.O. Box 306 Fort Hall, ID 83203
Roanna Stump 208-478-3947 or Drucilla Gould at 208- 406-8014 or JoElla Tindore at 208- 251-0593.
For information about the other events at the festival call 208-239-4573 or email Delbert at

AUGUST 8-9, 2009
Phillips Intertribal Powwow
155 Golf Course Road Whitehall/Hampton Line, New York

Hours: Gate: 10:00 am to ? Grand Entries:12:00- 5:00 Meal Hours: Saturday Pot Luck for Vendors & Traders

Intertribal Powwow. All are welcome!

There is a master engraver, which is one of the ten master engravers in the world and he will do a chain saw carving again this year to be raffled off at 5.00 a ticket. Vendors and traders are to donate 1 item to be raffled off as their vendor fee.

There will be dancing drums: White Buffalo Drum; Little Red Drum; Eagle Drum and some Special Appearance Drum. There will be Story Telling; Hunting Skills; Flute Playing and our Teepees set up. The country band Shilo will be there for after powwow circle is closed for all to enjoy.

This is a weekend event and all vendors and traders can set up Friday. There is free camping at our own campsite for those who wish to enjoy the weekend.

The vendors have their own campsite also on property. There is no limit for vendors or traders - we will accept all!! We will also have a trade blanket- bring an item. Potluck for only vendors on Saturday night.

Admission: FREE!

More Information: Wildfire, 518-499-1484 or 518-499-2052,

AUGUST 8-9, 2009
Black River Pow Wow & Historical Gathering
At the corner of Wahdams & North Road, Wahdams, Michigan

Hours: Gate opens 10 am. Close-Saturday til dark; Sunday 5:00pm. Grand Entry 12:00 noon

Traditional Powwow and A Living Village of the 1700s. Everyone is Welcome!

Drums: Wiingashi. Head Man: TBA. Head Lady: TBA. Adirector: John Johnson. MC: Ciel Isaac
Head Veteran: Wayne Jackson

Admission: $5 per car.

Camping for dancers and drummers

Directions: From Detroit Area- Take I-94 East, take the Wadhams Rd. exit, turn left of the exit ramp (this will be Wadhams Rd.), follow to 6th stoplight (~15-20 miles, this will be North River Rd.), turn right and entrance is approximately 200 ft. on the right-hand side of the road. ***NOTE: Wadhams Rd. bridge is undergoing construction, please follow the detour signs, they will get back onto Wadhams Rd., then proceed by the above directions.

From Flint Area- Take I-69 East, take Wadhams Rd. exit, turn left of the exit ramp (this is Wadhams Rd.), follow to 3rd stoplight (this will be North River Rd.), turn right and entrance is approximately 200 yards on the right-hand side of the road.

From Sarnia Area: Take the 401 west (to Sarnia) to the Blue Water Bridge, cross bridge, follow the I-94 ramp, follow to the I-69 ramp, take the I-69 exit to Wadhams Rd., turn right off the exit ramp, follow to the 2nd stoplight, turn right, entrance is approximately 200 ft on the right-hand side of the road.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 810 985 8669
Address: 4671 Smith Rd. Kimball Michigan 48074

AUGUST 8-9, 2009
Ramapough Lenape Nation 29th Annual Powwow "Year of the Hawk"
Sallie's Field, Ringwood Manor State Park, 1304 Sloatsburg Rd, Ringwood, New Jersey

Times: Saturday, 10am-6pm - Sunday, 10am-5pm - Grand Entry: 12pm both days,

Traditional Powwow. All are Welcome, Vendors, Drummer, Dancers, Everyone!

Head Man: Walter "Silent Wolf " Van Dunk. Head Lady: Maria Van Dunk. Dancers: Ramapough Dancer & More. ADirector: Doc Morgan

Drumming, Dancing, Foods, Exhibits, Vendor products, and more

Admission Fees: Adults: $7.00, Elders: 65 & over $5.00, children 5 & under: Free

Camping Info: Onsite

For vendor contracts contact Mary Oliver at 201-529-1159 or go to Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation website to send and email request

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 201-529-1159
Address: 189 Stag Hill Road
Mahwah, NJ

AUGUST 8 -9, 2009
South Valley Chamber of Commerce 3rd Annual Pow Wow and Gathering
Wanamie Park, Nanticoke Pennsylvania

Times: Gates open at 10:00am Grand Entry at 12:30pm

Traditional Powwow. Open to the Public!

Drums: Iroquois Thunder Hart. Head Man: Bob "Turkey Dancer" Brown. Head Lady: Kandra "Wind Dancer" Brown. MC: Richard Green

Drumming,Dancing,Singing,Food,and Crafts

Admission Fees: Adults $4.00, Children $2.00, Handicapped Free

Camping Info: Camping for Dancers and Vendors only

Email Address:
Phone: (570) 759-3711
Contacts Russ and Rhoda

AUGUST 8 - 9, 2009
6th Annual Roanoke Island American Indian Cultural Festival and Powwow
Airport Pavilion Lawn located on Airport Road across from the NC Aquarium, Manteo, NC, 27954

Presented by: (“The People of the Coast”) The Council of The Algonquian Indians of NC, Inc. with the Roanoke-Hatteras Indians of Dare County, NC as co-sponsors.

Traditional Powwow. All native drumms and dancers are welcome. This is a public event.

Time: The ground opens to the public at 10:30 a.m. for educational displays and the sale of American Indian crafts. Grand Entry on Saturday will begin at 12:00 Noon and at 1PM on Sunday.

Come and enjoy this wonderful native experience as tribes gather on ancestral grounds to celebrate and share our culture on the west side of Roanoke Island along the tranquil waters of the Croatan Sound. This event will feature a gathering of American Indian tribes from across the nation dressed in tribal regalia, traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance, visual arts, storytelling, back wood survival demos, crafts and health screenings while learning about various dances and the regalia worn. At various times during the day, the Master of Ceremonies will invite the public to participate in social dances. Educational displays will exhibit artifacts used and items traded by the American Indians. American Indian foods as well as other festival foods will be available for purchase. Additionally, all veterans and servicemen and servicewomen will be honored. All native drummers, dancers, traders and food vendors are welcome.

Drums: Bird Choppers. Head Man: Greg Stephenson. Head Lady: Karen Oxendine. ADirector: Jamie Pheasants. MC: Rick "Youngblood" Bird "The Cherokee Warrior"

Native American dancing, music, food, story telling, exhibits, health screening, and vendors.

Admission: Adults: $5 (Ages 13 and above) Children: $3 (Ages 3 -12) FREE: Ages 2 and under

Camping Info: Camping at site. No open fires.

Directions: Head to the Outer Banks along the NC coast. When you get on Roanoke Island, follow the signs to the Manteo Airport. The event is located on Airport Road. Easy to find.

(Due to the nature of this event, no pets or alcohol allowed in the event area.)

More Information: Address:
Phone: 757-477-3589 Fax: 757-523-4027
Address: 1205 Newport Avenue
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

AUGUST 14-16, 2009
15th Annual Sacramento Contest Powwow
O'Neil Park, 715 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Hours: Friday, 6:00p.m.-midnight. Sat., 10:00a.m.-midnight. Sun., 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m.
Grand Entries Sat. 1:00p.m. & 6:00 p.m., Sun. 1:00p.m.

Friday is CALIFORNIA NIGHT with Traditional Dance Groups, beginning at 6:00p.m.

Drum - Southern Express. Tom Phillips - M.C.

Open to the Public, Free Parking

No Camping but showers available and KOA 2 miles away

Directions: Powwow grounds located at junctin of HWY 50 & HWY 80

More Information: Email:
(916) 421-0657 - General info and vendor number
(916) 421-0657 FAX
Sacramento Powwow
P.O. BOX 246052
Sacramento, CA 95824

AUGUST 14 - 16, 2009
Arthur "BUTCH" Memorial Pow wow
Cape Croker Indian Park, Cape Croker, Ontario, Canada

Traditional powwow. EVERYONE WELCOME!

Times: Friday night Entertainment “Derek Miller & Keith Secola”
Sat. Grand Entry @ 1:00pm and 7:00pm. Sun. Grand Entry @ 1:00pm

Jingle Dress Special & Memorial Special TBA. Host Drum: Bahweting Singers. Co-Host: Chippewa Travelers & Eagle Heart Singers. Guest Drums: Popular & Armour Hill. Head Veteran: Walker Stonefish. ADirector: Ponchie Plain. MC: Beedahsiga Elliott
Special Guests: Friday night Entertainment “Derek Miller & Keith Secola”

Head Dancers: Sat. 1:00pm Grand Entry Buckle & Michelle Teepel – BayMills, Michigan
Sat 7:00pm Grand Entry Banaaswii (Frank)Buswa & Debbie Plain
Sun 1:00pm Grand Entry Bruce & Bunny George – Kettle Point, ON

Breakfast will be served for drummers & dancers on Saturday morning and Sunday morning
Saturday Evening Feast

Admission Fees:

Camping Info:  There will be a designated area for drummers & dancers

Directions: map quest : Cape Croker, Ontario or try Cape Croker Indian Park

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: (519) 534-1957

AUGUST 15 - 16, 2009
American Indian Council
Boone County Fairgrounds, 1300 E 100 S, Lebanon, Indiana

Open to the public.

Dance contest, Entertainment from renowned Juan Cruz Flute music, Flint knapping, Hawk throwing

Head Vetern George Martin. Head Dancer: Head lady Velma Brehm Head man Mike Hawkins. Emcee: LeRoy Malaterre

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)

Host Hotel: Quality Inn 765-482-0500 ask for Pow Wow Rates

No Alcohol or Firearms. No Pets per orders of Fairgrounds.

More Information: Phone: 317-243-8775 -Arla (Pow Wow Coordinator) 317-289-2808- Mary ( Pow Wow Co-Coordinator and webmaster)

AUGUST 15-16, 2009
11th Annual Thunder Mountain Lenape' Nation Native American Festival
236 Skyline Drive Saltsburg, Pennsylvania 15681

Times: Gates - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Grand Entry at noon.

Traditional Powwow. All are welcome.

Programs for children and adults. Animal zoo. Crafts and craft programs. Dancing, drumming, storytelling, cookout for children. Tomahawk throwing tournament

Drums: Friendly Voices-Southern Host. Muddy Creek Singers-Northern Host. Head Lady: Shellie Lightning Laughing. MC: Jack Many Colors.

Admission: Adults $3 children under 14 free. All dancers in full regalia enter free and receive meal pass.

Camping Info: Some primitive camping available by registration

Directions: Rt 286 to Saltsburg, PA and follow the signs

More Info: Email Address:
Phone: 724-639-3488
Address: 236 Skyline Drive Saltsburg, PA 15681

AUGUST 15-16, 2009
14th Annual  Red Hawk American Indian Cultural Center Powwow
Trumball County Fairgrounds, 899 Everett Cortland Hull Rd. Cortland, Ohio 44410

Gates open 10:00a.m - 'til dusk. Grand Entry 12:00

10th year Intertribal Competion Powwow. $5.00 registration for competion dancers. Evereyone is welcome!

Drums: host-bird Chopper, second drum-Elk trail, Invited drum-Red Circle. Head Man: Chris Begay. Head Lady: Marcie Kane. ADirector: Glen(Ten Bucks) Mcgahn. MC: Rick Bird. Head Veteran -Dick Kane

Frybread, buffalo, crafts, jewelry, raffles , chinese auction, lectures, displays ,Native American Art and AICA, friends and fun

Admission Fees: adults $4. seniors and children $3 5 and under FREE.
This is a new location with plenty of parking.

Camping Info: Primitive camping for dancers on site with showers or several close by campgrounds

More Info: Email Address:
Phone: Nancy Bottiglier 330-889-3756 or 330-847-8853

AUGUST 15 - 16, 2009
Sounds Of Thunder Mountain Heritage Day Celebration Powwow
Kaibab Paiute Indian Reservation, Pipe Springs Arizona

Times: Registration starts at 11:00a.m., Grand Entry is at 1:00p.m. and 7:00p.m. on Saturday. Free feast for all at 5:00p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday Grand Entry starts at 11:00a.m.

Contest Powwow in all categories including Drum contest. All are welcome to come and celebrate with the Kaibab Band of Paiutes.

Drums: Red Creek Singers from Ft. Duchesne, Utah. Head Man: Will be picked at each session. Head Lady: Will be picked at each session. ADirector: Nick Brokeshoulder from Flagstaff, Arizona. MC: Taite Honadick from Parker, Arizona.

Hand Game/Card game tournaments, 5K fun run/walk, Fishing derby, Men/Women Horseshoe contest, 14 & up 3 on 3 Basketball contest, and more activities throughout the powwow.

Admission Fees: FREE!

Camping Info: $10.00 per night at RV Park, $5.00 limited on-site camping, and $3.00 shower charge.

Directions: On the Kaibab Indian Reservation, 14 miles west of Fredonia, AZ. Turn at junction of SR 389A & Pipe Spring Road.

No Drugs or Alcohol Permitted on Property

More Info: Email Address:
Phone: 928-643-8313 or 928-643-6485
Address: 1 North Pipe Springs Road
Pipe Springs, AZ 86022

AUGUST 28 - 30, 2009
Redezvous At The Straits Powwow - Odawa Homecoming
New France Discovery Center- Father Marquette Park, St. Igance, Michigan

Times: Grand Entry 1:00

Traditional Powwow. Open To The Public.

Two Events in one. Blessing of the grounds Friday. Traditional Food. Walking Trails. Authentic Indian Arts and Crafts Living Historians Encampment portraying the early French and Indian History

Drums: Bahweting. Head Man: Richard Lewis. Head Lady: Rita Boulley. Dancers: Head Veteran Paul Yarnell. ADirector: Nathan Wright. MC: Jody Gaskin. Special Guests: Timothy Kent. Odawa Lady Singers.

Admission: $3.00 admission
Camping: FREE! Other Accomodations 1-800-338-6660

Directions: East side of I-75 one quarter mile north of the Mackinac Bridge. New France Discovery Center

More Information: 906-643-8717
Email Address:  
Phone: 1-906-643-8717

AUGUST 29 -30, 2009
The 5th Annual Kalama Heritage Festival
Kalama, Washington next to the Columbia River at the Kalama Marina Community Park.

This is a unique Hawaiian & Native American Indian Culture Event held in South Western Washington in Cowlitz County at The Port of Kalama.

Arts, Crafts, Music, Food, Vendors Hawaiian Evening Concert Luau and Pow Wow.

We are into our 5th Year in Kalama Washington next to the Columbia River at the Kalama Marina Community Park. Arts, Crafts, Music, Food, Vendors Hawaiian Evening Concert Luau and Pow Wow.
The Kalama Heritage Festival is celebrating it\'s 5th Year and in it\'s 5th Year this Hawaiian & Native American Indian Culture Events has drawn over 15,000 people since it\'s conception back in 2005

More Information: Vendors - Limited to 100 Spaces(Food, Arts, Crafts)
General- Bill and Gloria Nahalea, Producers & Directors, Hale Halawai O Hawaii Resource Center
P.O.BOX 33745
Seattle,WA 98133

AUGUST 29 - 30, 2009
Santa Rosa Day's 9th Annual Pow Wow
Jersey Avenue, Lemoore, California

Times: Bear Dance: Friday @ 9pm
Grand Entries: Saturday: 12pm & 7:30pm & Sunday: @ 12pm.

Contest Pow-Wow: Over $40,000 in Prize Money! Everyone Welcomed!

So. Drum: Wild Band of Comanche; No. Drum: Horse Thief. Head Man: Anthony Baga. Head Lady: Sandra Hale. Dancers: Honored Golden Age Man: Floyd Bearing, Honored Golden Age Woman: Annie Begay; HTB: Eric Bohay, HTG: Kyle Sherman, HJB: Iveen Barrios, HJG: Poyomi McDArment; Gourd: Melvin Deer, Jr. ADirector: Alex O'Shepherd. MC: Monti Williams

Drum Contest: 1st-$2500, 2nd-$2000, 3rd-$1500. Contest in all categories; Vendors, Arts and crafts

Admission: FREE!

Camping Info: Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino: 559-924-7751

Directions: Jersey Avenue, Lemoore, California.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 559-924-1559 or 559-707-0190; Vendor Info: 559-1278 x.4019
Address: Jersey Avenue, Lemoore, California

SEPTEMBER 5 - 6, 2009
Running Water Powwow - Cherokee Homecoming
Ridge Ferry Park, Rome, GA

Times: Saturday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Grand Entry at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Sunday: 6th 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Grand Entry at 1:00 pm only.

Contest Powwow. Everyone Welcome!

20th Anniversary Running Water Powwow - Cherokee Homecoming and Ripe Corn Festival, on the banks of the Oostanaula River in downtown Rome, GA.

Drums: Bird Choppers Bird Family. Head Man: Bullett Standingdeer. Head Lady: Nicole Williams
ADirector: Jamie Pheasant. MC: Richard Bird. Special Guests: Dave "Whitewolf" Trezak, Tommy Wildcat, Fred Bradley, Charlie Wayne Watson, Aztec Dancer. Native American Warrior Society and Honor Guard: Richie Taylor, Carmen Schuler, Jacki Fischer

Native American Arts and Crafts, Food, Dance competition, Exhibition dancing, Inter-tribal and Social dancing. Primitive Skills area. Educational and Cultrual exhibits. Audience participation.

Admission: Adults age 13 to 64 $ 7.00. Children age 12 and under FREE. Seniors age 65 and over FREE. FREE PARKING.

Camping Info: Primitive camping for dancers and vendors.
Host Motel: Days Inn 706-295-0400.

Directions: From Atlanta, I-75 N to Cartersville (Exit 290). Take GA 20 W (US 411 S) to Rome, in Rome turn right at GA SR Loop 1 (East Rome Bypass) follow GA Loop 1 to Riverside Parkway, turn left. From Chattanooga, I-75 S to Calhoun (Exit 312). Take GA 53 to Rome, in Rome, turn right at GA SR Loop 1 (North Rome Bypass) to Riverside Parkway, turn left. Powwow is located on Riverside Parkway in front of the Chieftains Museum - Major Ridge Home,

More Information:Email Address:
Phone: 706-509-8119 or 706-506-8336.
Address: 247 Riverside Parkway, NE, Rome, GA.

SEPTEMBER 5-6, 2009
6th Annual Ardoch Algonquin First Nation Manomiin Festival
Plevna Community Hall. 2518 Buckshot Lake Rd Plevna Ontario Canada

Times: Gate Hours: Open 11:00 am. Grand entry is at 12pm each day. Festival closes 6:00 pm Sunday.

Traditional Powwow. Everyone is Welcome. Drummers and dancers from all Nations welcome.

The annual Manomiin Festival celebrates the cultural heritage derived from Manomiin (wild rice) and its place in the history and identity of Algonquin people who reside in the Tay, Rideau, and Mississippi watersheds. The festival is located in the vicinity of four Manomiin beds that have continuously provided nourishment and contributed to cultural continuity since the mid nineteenth century. These Manomiin beds were established with seeds that were brought from Rice Lake by Mary Whiteduck who provided the seeds because Algonquin people in the area were starving. In that period, logging activities created thick smoke in the region and made it nearly impossible for communities who resided in the area to provide sustenance to their families. The seeds took and Algonquin people and many other regional residents have continued to depend on Manomiin for sustenance and cultural continuity. The Manomiin Festival Celebrates this continuity and the relationships that have developed between Algonquin people and regional residents.

The festival consists of traditional Anishinaabe music, dancing, singing, as well as teachings and storytelling on Algonquin history and culture. The history and celebration of Manomiin and its place in the lives of people in the region is a large component of the festival.

Master of Ceremonies: Mitch Shewell. Host Drum: Kawartha Lakes. Head Adult Dancers: Jordon Bilow and Jillian Cota. Head Youth Dancers: Okaga Newell and Corey Holtz.

More Information:
Email Address:
Phone: 1-613-329-3706

SEPTEMBER 5-7, 2009
NAICCO Labor Day Weekend Powwow
Franklin Co. Fairgrounds 4100 Columbia St. Hilliard, Ohio

Hours: Gates open at 10am, closes at 10 pm on Saturday & Sunday, 5pm on Monday. Grand Entries: Saturday & Sunday 1 pm & 7pm. Monday 1pm. Special Event Hours: Jacob Laughingfox Fitch flutist at 11am & 5pm

Traditional Powwow. Everyone is Welcome!

Fun, Education, Crafts, Culture, Dancing and Drumming!

Drums:Whitehawk, Maza Napin, Eagle Scout, Elk Trail, Grass Eagle, Medicine Wind. Head man:TBA Each Day. Head lady:TBA Each Day. Arena Director:Ken Irwin,Sr. MC:Jerry Dearly, Sr. Special Guests: Jacob Laughingfox Fitch flutist

Admission:$7-Adults, $3-Seniors & Students, Free- 5 & Under & Participants

Camping:Fairgrounds charges $20/weekend includes Electric & Showers

Directions: On West Side Of Columbus I 270 Exit 13 Follow fairground signs

More Information: Native American Indian Center Of Central Ohio
Address: PO Box 07705 Columbus, Ohio 43207-0705

SEPTEMBER 5 - 7, 2009
Fourth Annual ThunderHeart Village City of York American Indian Powwow and Gathering
Kiwanis Lake York, Pa. {Pennsylvania Ave/Parkway Blvd.}

Times: GateHours: Saturday , Sunday & Monday 10:00 am till 6:00 pm. Grand Entry Noon all three days

Traditional, NON Contest. Open To The Public!

Native Dancing, Singing, Food and Craft Vendors. To bring Native awareness and Education to the people….

Drums: Iroquios ThunderHeart. Head Man: Roy Dancing Two Bears. Head Lady: Teresa RuningDeer. ADirector: Cris StandingBear. Guest Drums: Spirit Wolf Eagle Thunder.

Admission: $5.00. Children under 10 and Dancers in Regalia: Free
Proceeds to benefit All Nations Youth Camp

Camping Info: Camping for Dancers and Vendors only

From Harrisburg – Rt. 83 S. to George St Exit. Follow George St to Rt. 30 West. Follow to Pennsylvania Ave (On left by Burger King) turn left Follow Signs

From Lancaster – Rt. 30 West to Pennsylvania Ave (on left by Burger King) Turn left and follow signs.

From Maryland – RT 83 N to George St Exit. Follow George St through town, Cross over the bridge (Armory on Right) 2nd traffic light turn left follow signs.

Vendors by Invitation only. Vendors may not set up before checking in with us. Thanks

More Information: Email Address: Marty --
Phone: 717-637-2548

SEPTEMBER 11-13, 2009
Spruce Pine Pow Wow
Pow Wow Grounds at 12513 South Hwy 226, Spruce Pine North Carolina

Times: Friday and Saturday 9 to 9 and Sunday 9 to 5. Grand entry at 7 on Friday, 1 and 7 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. Camp feed on Friday and Saturday. Music by NAMY Award nominee Dave Trezak.

Traditional and educational Powwow. Everyone welcome. All dancers, Drums,Boy Scout Groops, and especially Veterans are welcome.

Admission: $5 for Adults and $2 for Kids. Friday is Kids Day

Camping Info: Camping on property for dancers, vendors, and Boy Scouts only. Camp grounds nearby. Host hotel is Spruce Pine Motel. Resvations 828-765-9344.

Directions: The Pow Wow Grounds are at 12513 South Hwy 226 behind Music, Jewelry and Loan approximately 2 miles North of the Blue Ridge Parkway and 2 miles South of US 19.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 813-765-3073
Address: 114 Oak Avenue
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

SEPTEMBER 11-13, 2009
Spirit of the Veteran and Warrior Powwow
Point Park, Dayton, Tennessee

Times: Colors posted at 9:30 a.m.
Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free Kids Day! Grand Entry: 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: Gates open at 9:30; Festival opens at 10:00 a.m. – 9:45 p.m. Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Grand Entry: 1:00 p.m.

Traditional Powwow. Everyone is welcome!

Drums: Cherokee Road Singers and Red Road Singers. Head Man: Gene Thomas. Head Lady: Alexandra Durham. Dancers: Everyone. ADirector: Ken Cloudwalker. MC: J. J. Kent. Special Guest: Jerry Lang, Warrior Society.

Events: On Friday, a 9-11 Special (TBA) honoring our fallen soldiers and veterans.
See living history, visit Tepee Villages with artifacts from 1800s thru present day lifestyle demonstrations; arts and crafts, pottery, regalia clothing, music, jewelry and native artwork; candy run game, hoop dance, FRYBREAD!; learn the meaning of regalia clothing; class pictures taken.
Trade Blanket after closing.

Tickets: $3 Adults, $1 children

Camping Info: There is overnight camping available with limited electricity.

Directions: From I-24 exit onto Highway 27, then onto Chickamauga Drive (185 Chickamauga Drive)

More Info: Email Address:
Phone: 931-529-1557
Address: 104 England Lane
White Bluff, TN 37187

SEPTEMBER 12-13, 2009
Lenape Nation Motorcycle Club "Free Spirit " Native American Festival
1311 Sloatsburg Rd. Ringwood, New Jersey 07456

Times: Gate Opens at 11 Am - 6 Pm. Grand Entry at 12 noon. Aztec Dancers perform aprox. 1:30 pm. Each day.

Traditional Powwow- Day Money to first 10 dancer to register. Everyone is Welcome!

Drums: Nimham Mountain Singers. Head Man: TBA. Head Lady: TBA. Dancers: traditional
ADirector: Charles (Porky) Morgan & Tony Moon Hawk Langhorn. MC: Fire Bird Gray Wolf
Special Guests: Aztec Dancers

History of Native Amrerican Indians, Story telling, drumming, dancing, and children dances. Demostrations, Food, Craft vendors and much more.

Admission Fees: Suggested donation $8 Adult, $5 Seniors and Children 9 & up.

Camping Info: Camping for dancers and vendors. Call Marcey Tree In The Wind 973-981-1954 or or

FROM THE NEW JERSEY Turnpike North to Route 80 to Route 17 North through Mahwah into N.Y State toward Albany. Exit 15A Left on Rte 17 north to Ringwood Exit. (Sterling Mine Rd. becomes Sloatsburg Rd.) 4.5 miles Exit right to Sally’s Field.
FROM 287 South New Jersey Take 287 North to exit 57 Skyline Drive Exit (Ringwood) come off ramp to light make left on to Skyline Drive. Follow over mountain come to bottom see CVS on left Field Stone Shopping center on Right keep going come to stop sign. Go straight across rd. Continue to Y in road stay right come to stop sign make right onto (Route 511/Ringwood Ave) follow to second right (Sloatsburg Rd) follow Sloatsburg rd pass EG Hewitt School keep going pass Ball park on Left keep going pass Botanical Garden sign on right aprox. 2000 feet next left Sally’s field.
FROM THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY Exit 163 to Route 17 North through Mahwah into N.Y. State toward Albany. Exit 15A. Left on Rte 17 north to Ringwood Exit. (Sterling Mine Rd becomes Sloatsburg Rd.) 4.5 miles from Rte 17 Exit to Sally’s Field.
FROM ROUTE 87 / 287 & Southeastern NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND 87 / 287 North / West to Exit 15A. Left on Rte 17 north to Ringwood Exit. (Sterling Mine Rd. becomes Sloatsburg Rd.) 4.5 miles From Rte 17 Exit to Sally’s Field.
FROM THE NORTHERN NEW YORK THRUWAY Take the Thruway South to Exit 15A in Hillburn, NY. Make a right at stop sign. Next stop sign make a left on Route 17 north to Ringwood Exit. (Sterling Mine Rd. becomes Sloatsburg Rd.) 4.5 miles from Rte 17 Exit to Sally’s Field
FROM ROUTE 17 UPSTATE NEW YORK 17 South through Tuxedo to Sloatsburg Take Ringwood Exit on Sterling Mine Rd., which becomes Sloatsburg Rd. for approximately 4.25 miles. Sally’s Field on Right.
FROM ROUTE 4 West Route 4 West to Route 17 North, through Mahwah into N.Y State toward Albany Exit 15A. Left on Rte 17 north to Ringwood Exit (sterling Mine Rd. becomes Sloatsburg Rd.) 4.5 miles From Rte 17 Exit to Sally’s Field.
FROM ROUTES 287 & 80 IN Pennsylvania & NEW JERSEY Route 80 East to 287 North To Route 87 North to Exit 15A. Left on Rte 17 north to Ringwood Exit. (Sterling Mine Rd. becomes Sloatsburg Rd.) 4.5 miles from Rte 17 Exit to Sally’s Field.

More Information:
Email Address:
Phone: 973-981-1954
Address: 1311 Sloatsburg Rd. RIngwood, NJ 07456

SEPTEMBER 17 - 20, 2009
Holdridge Family Annual Intertribal Powwow
Upland Lions Club Grounds ( 328 N. Lake St. ), Upland, Indiana

Times: Starting at 10:00 with the grand entrance into the arbor.

Traditional Powwow. Everyone is welcome!

Tomahawk throwing contest, raffles, frying pan toss contest and a longbow/ raptor show. Meals available. Food, vendors, crafts, raffle, contests, drummers, dancers. Pony rides and longbow demonstration.

Drums: Northern - Jimmy Weasaw - Southern - Craig White - Open drums. Head Man: Jeff White Elk Mills. Head Lady: Sally Tuttle. Dancers: Open. ADirector: Marvin Redeye. MC: Tom Softshell Turtle Netz. Special Guests: Dave Coyote Mann/ Joe Gutshall.

Admission Fees: $5.00 for parking.

Camping Info: On ground parking, and camping for participants. On ground parking for visitors.

Directions: call 765-998-2103 for a map or directions

More Information: Email Address:   - Lori Meyers
Phone: 765-998-2803

SEPTEMBER 19- 20, 2009
All Nations at Westport
6700 West Main Street-The Commons at Westport, Kentucky

Times: Gate opens at 9 A.M. Saturday and Sunday. Grand Entry is at 1P.M. both days. Food is provided by The Teakettle.

Everyone is welcome. Crafts, music, dancing, alot of fun!

Drums: Skyhawk, TBA. Head Man: TBA . Head Lady: Elaine Johnson. ADirector: Jeff Hatmaker. MC: Randy FarringtonC.

Admission: Adults:$5.00, children 8 to 14: $2.50, under 8: FREE
Camping Info: Limited camping

Please bring your lawn chairs and come and join us!

Directions: Gene Snyder 265 to Prospect, right on 42 to 524, left, go 3 miles to The Commons in Westport

More Information: Call Glenda McGill 502-222-5902.
NO EMAIL ADDRESS WAS GIVEN-DO NOT EMAIL US-This is all the information we have. ~ Stone Woman

SEPTEMBER 18-20 2009
Utenin Diahoga Native American Gathering of All People
Tanglewood Campground, Covington Pennsylvania

Times: On Friday the 18, there will be an Educational workshop times for this event is 1:00 pm -7:00 pm.
Gates Open: Saturday @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm. Sunday @ 10:00 am- 6:00pm. Grand entry is @ 2:00 pm both days
Childrens activities from 4-5pm Saturday and Sunday.

Traditional Powwow. All are welcome.

Drums: Red deer, Seven Cedars, and guest drum is New Generation. Head Man: Scott Dancing Eyes. Head Lady: Chris Morning Dove. Dancers: All Dancers are welcome.

There will be educational workshops on Friday. Childrens candy dance. Free childrens activities from 4-5pm Sat- Sun. Story telling, Flute playing, dancing, drumming, vendors, & traditional foods.

Vendors are by Invitation only

Admission Fees: Tickets $3.00. Children 10 and under are free. Weekend Pass 2 Adults 2 children over age 10 $20.00. Additional Children 10 & older $2.00 each.

Camping Info: Dancer camping is primitive. There is cabins, water/electric sites available.
For these sites please contact Tanglewood Campground at 570-549-8299 or

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 570-662-3924
Address: 2982 Orebed Rd Mansfield, PA 16933

SEPTEMBER 18-20,2009
Ft. Hamby Pow Wow
Ft. Hamby State Park, Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Times: Friday and Saturday 9 to 9 and Sunday 9 to 5. Grand Entry 7 on Friday and 1 and 7 on Saturday and 1 on Sunday. Camp feed on Friday and Saturday. Music by NAMY Award nominee Dave Trezak.

Traditional and educational Powwow. Kids and Boy Scouts especially as this is an educational event. All Veterans and Public and Special Groups are invited to attend,

Some educational programs for the children and Boy Scouts will be going on all weekend. Regular activities include dancing, drumming, singing, flint knapping, storytelling, craft vendors, and food vendors.

Admission Fees: Gate admission is $1 for the State Park and Pow Wow admission is $5 for Adults and $2 for Children. Kids Day is Friday and Kids get in for $1.

Camping Info: Camping is available in the park for the public. Reservation number is 1-877-444-6777. Host motel is Holliday Inn Express, Wilkesboro NC Phone 336-838-1800. Ask for Pow Wow discount.

Directions: The Pow Wow is inside the Ft.Hamby State Park. From Wilkesboro go North on US 421 approximately 6 miles to South Recreation Road and turn South. Follow that to the end to the Park entrance.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 813-765-3073
Address: 114 Oak Avenue
Spruce Pine, NC 28777

SEPTEMBER 19 - 20, 2009
Four Winds Inter-tribal Council's 15th Gathering of Nations
Leroy Jackson Park in Ridgecrest, California

Gate Hours: Saturday- 9 A.M to 8 PM, Sunday - 9 AM to 3 PM. Grand Entries: 12:00 noon both days.
Meal Hours: dinner on Saturday for staff and dancers. Special Event Hours: arena blessing on Saturday at 9:00 AM

Traditional - no competition dancing. Public is invited and all drummers and dancers are welcome

Staff----Drums: Northern Drum - West Coast Singers, Southern Drum - Hummingbird Singers. Dancers: Head Man Dancer - Philip Snow, Head Woman Dancer - Corrina Snow, Gourd Dancer - Alex Villalva. Arena Director: Victor Chavez. MC: Mike Avilas. Spiritual Advisor - E. Z. Zazueta.

Food and other vendor booths - fry bread, Native American crafts, Note: sale of sweet grass, sage, tobacco, and cedar

Admission Fees: FREE! Parking: FREE!

Camping or Facility Information: some overnight 'dry camping' available for vendors - many fine hotels/motels in Ridgecrest, R/V hook-ups available at the Desert Empire Fair Grounds and other locations in Ridgecrest

Contact Information:
Phone: 760-446-3414
Address: FWIC, 713 W. Reeves Ave., Ridgecrest, CA 93555

SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2009
14th Annual Gathering of the People Powwow
10382 Grotto Road, Terre Haute, Indiana

Friday: Education Day (Schools by reservation only 9:00 am to 2:00 pm)
Saturday and Sunday--Everyone is Welcome!

Hours: Gates open at 10:00 am. Grand Entry 1:00 pm both days & 7:00 pm on Saturday

Head Man Dancer: Rob Campbell. Head Lady Dancer: Campbell. Head Veteran: George Reiter. MC: LaRoy Malatea. Arena Director: Larry Penrose. Jr. Boy Dancer: Marvin Malone. Jr. Girl Dancer: TBA.

Tomahawk throwing demonstrations by Steve Witt. Visit a Native American Village

Admission: All Dancers in Regaila-No Charge!!!
Children 10 and under FREE!

We are having a Christmas toy drive for children on the Turtle Mountain reservation in South Dakata. Bring a new toy and get $1.00 off admission per person per toy.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the day!

Directions: The VCCC Club grounds are located east of Terre Haute and west of Brazil.
From Terre Haute drive east on US 40 to the Seelyville intersection of Main Street and US 40, turn north and drive 2.5 miles to Grotto Road, turn east, drive .5 mile to Club grounds. From Brazil travel west to the junction of US 340 and US 40. Turn north onto Miami Gardens Road. Drive north 1.4 miles to the first crossroad which is Grotto Road, turn west and drive 1.2 miles to the Club grounds. 10382 Grotto Road, Terre Haute, IN 47805 Watch for signs. For driving directions, go to

More Information: Email
Call: Steve Witt at 765-435-3041 or 812-230-4872

SEPTEMBER 25 - 27, 2009
27th Annual "Native American Days"
Angel Mounds State Historic Site, 8215 Pollack Ave., Evansville, IN

Times: Friday: 9am-2pm, 5pm-9pm; Grand Entry 5:30pm. Saturday: 11am-9pm; Grand Entry 12:00pm. Sunday: 11am-5pm; Grand Entry 12:30pm.

Drums: Night Eagle and Southern Hill. Head Man: Rick Brown. Head Lady: Regina Laughing. Director: Hawk Laughing. MC: Bill Simmons. Special Guests: Spirit Wing

A culmination of everything Angel Mounds has to offer, Native American Days is one of the most compelling and provocative events offered in the tri-state. As one of the largest educational programs focused exclusively on Native American culture, the event attracts an audience of nearly 10,000 annually, 2,000 of which are students attending for educational field trips. The event’s aim is to provide insight into prehistoric, historic, and contemporary Native American culture in an entertaining and engaging format. As a result, the program consists of four main elements designed to appeal to every walk of life. Those four elements are: a Native American Dance Circle, Indian Market, Educational Demonstrations and Activities, and Concessions.

Admission Fees: $10.00 per vehicle
Camping Info:
Email Address:
Phone: 812-853-3956
Address: 8215 Pollack Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715

SEPTEMBER 27, 2009
West Valley 20th Annual Powwow
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, California

Hours: Noon to Midnight

All Cultures & Ages Welcome!

Experience... Aztec Dancers. Gourd Dance. Contest Dancing. Intertribal Dancing. Great Food. Indian Crafts. Handmade Jewelry. Drawings & More

Sponsored by the Donald M. Johnson Native American Scholarship Foundation & West Valley ASB. Proceeds benefit the Donald M. Johnson Native American Scholarship Fund.

Head Staff: Master of Ceremonies: Earl Neconie -Kiowa, Comanche. Arena Director: Darrel Abrahamson -Colville, Spokane. Head Man Dancer: Gabriel Castro -Tubatulabal, Paiute. Head Woman Dancer: Phyllis Waukazoo -Lakota, Dine. Head Boy Dancer: David Keka -Wichita, Otoe, Dine. Head Girl Dancer: Joelle Rocna -Yaqui, Apache, Pomo. Northern Host Drum: All Nations. Lead Singer: Michael Bellanger. Southern Host Drum: The Outsiders. Lead Singer: Tim Snow. Invited Drums: Swift Cloud Singers; Drum & Feather.

Admission: FREE!

More Information: Vendors- Ashley Sousa, 408.741.2481.
General: Michelle Reed, 408.741.4029 Email:
Volunteers: Lenore Harris, 408.741.2586 Email:

OCTOBER 2-4, 2009
Lucerne Valley's 1st Big Time Gathering and Traditional Pow-Wow
Midway Park in Lucerne Valley, California 92356

Traditional Pow-Wow. Authentic Native American Crafts, Food, Dancers, Drums, and Public Welcome!

Times: Free Vendors Dinner Friday 6:PM Gates open at 10am Saturday for the public. Free Vendor Dinner Saturday Eve.

Drums: Dancing Cloud & Blue Cloud. ADirector: Sam Johnson. MC: Gridley Hilbert

Authentic Native American Crafts, Food, Dancers, and Drum Groups.

Admission Fees: FREE to all the public. FREE parking

Camping Info: Vendors can camp on the grounds with Security Provided.

Directions: Located on the corner of Midway Ave and Rabbit Springs Rd. in Lucerne Valley, CA 92356 Lucerne Valley is approximately 25 miles east of Victorville, CA and 45 miles south of Barstow, CA. 45 miles west of Yucca Valley and 25 miles north of Big Bear Lake.
More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 760 885-5924
Address: PO Box 1882
Lucerne Valley, CA 92356

OCTOBER 2 - 4, 2009
First Nations Outreach 4th Annual Harvest Moon Pow Wow
Enitachopco Ceremonial Grounds Ashland, Alabama

Times: Gates Open: Friday and Saturday: 3:00 pm. Sunday: 10:00 am.
Friday and Saturday: 5:00 PM Gourd Dance. 7:00 PM Grand Entry.
Sunday: Chapel Services: 9:00 am. 12:00 PM Gourd Dance. 2:00 PM Grand Entry.

Music, Entertainment, Storytelling, Demonstration, Concessions. Exhibition Dances. Raffles, Door Prizes, Auctions and more.

Traditional Powwow. Come join the fun. All visitors and participants welcome.

Drums: Sparrow Hawk. Head Man: Wilson Spottedbird. Head Lady: Karen Cooper. ADirector: Larry Woods. MC: Ten Bears.

Admission: $5.00 per person—Children 6 and under free – FREE PARKING

Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets.

Camping Info: Key West Inn Roanoke Alabama
2983 Highway 431
Roanoke, AL 36274
(334) 863-2100

Directions: From Ashland, Alabama, take Hwy. 9 South to Clay County Road 5. Turn left on County Road 5. Go ½ mile and turn left at Enitachopco Ceremonial Grounds

Native Arts/Crafts and Food Concessions Volunteers Needed. Food Donations Needed. Giveaway items Needed.

More Information: E-mail:
Phone: 256-392-3383
Address: Enitachopco Ceremonial Grounds

OCTOBER 3 - 4, 2009
Chukchansi Pow Wow 18th Annual
Coarsegold's Historic Village, 35300 Highway 41, Coarsegold, California 93614

Gates Open: 10am both days

Contest powwow. Everyone is invited and welcome, bring your own chairs & shades

Hand Games, Native Craft & Food Booths, Contest Dancing

Drums: Host Southern: Humming Bird Singers Host Northern: Secret Cooley. Head Man: Gabe Hardin. Head Lady: Alorha Baga. Dancers: HTB: Justin Long HTG: Samantha Rivera HJB: Ivan Barrios HJG: Gabriella Lira. HTTB: Donny Matoud. HTTG: Tehya Perez. ADirector: Monty Williams. MC: Val Shadowhawk

Admission: FREE Admission & Parking. Bring Your Own Chairs & Shade

Camping Info: Free RV & Tent Camping

Directions: Take Hwy 41 North From Hwy 99, Fresno, Ca to Coarsegold, Ca or Take Hwy 145 East from Hwy 99, Madera, Ca to Hwy 41, Take Hwy 41 North To Coarsegold, California

Morew Info: Email Address: Prci.Info@chukchansi.Com
Phone: 559 683 6633
Address: 46575 Rd 417, Coarsegold, Ca 93614

OCTOBER 9-11, 2009
2nd Annual Falling Leaves Intertribal Gathering and Powwow
7 miles south of Samson, Alabama

Everyone is Welcome!

Hours: Gate: Open daily at 9:00 AM. Grand Entries: Daily at 1:00 PM. Meal Hours: for staff, dancers, vendors and drum @ 6:00 PM. Special Event Hours: KIDS/EDUCATION DAY Friday, October 9th 9:00 AM till 12:00 NOON. Daily scheduled program from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM daily.
Evenings after meal approximately 7:00 PM either Trade Blanket or Movie provided. Or if people wish to dance, drum and sing we can do that until daylight if desired. Schedule program exists only until 6:00 PM so that Traders/Vendors can participate in the social evening activities. Makes for a fun evening.

All types of Native American and/or Native American "Inspired" arts and crafts, including jewelry, beadwork, feather and leatherwork, flintnapped articles, articles from bone, photo t-shirts (tentative).

The Eagle's Nest of Alabama is also home to the Native American Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument, which is open to the general public year-round from sunrise to sunset daily.

Admission Fees: General Public, Visitors and Campers - non-perishable food item to go to the Veterans Food Bank serving southwest Geneva County, and surrounding area; or a new, unwrapped toy to go to underprivileged Native American Children, last year some 200 toys were collected and distributed.

Trader/Vendor Set-up Fee: All spaces are a wedge of the circle surrounding the dance circle, frontage space is 25 feet, and spaces are 30 feet deep, with an additional 45 feet behind for tent, travel trailer or RV. We are in process of adding electric service. Fees will be $75.00 for no-electric and $100.00 with electric; AND one item of $20.00 or more value for Indian Auction.

Camping or Facility Information: For other than Trader/Vendor - there are about four spaces available for RV or travel trailer located outside the gathering and powwow circle on the north side. There may be additional spaces dependent upon the participation of Ft. Rucker and number of helicopters they bring this year.

Approximately four acres of primitive, no-facilities camping is available on the property. Two acres has been recently cleared of brush and located near the creek which flows through the property, this area has limited vehicle access, gear must be packed in and out. The other two acres has vehicle access.

Portable toilets will be provided.

Directions: From Samson, Alabama - take Alabama Hwy 52 west towards Opp. At Alabama Hwy 153 turn left (south) towards DeFuniak Springs, Florida. Go about 6 miles to County Road 10, turn left (Flat Creek VFD on southeast corner). Go 1/2 mile to Barker Mill Road (first dirt road to right) turn right. Go approximately 1 mile to Crocket Road (just passed chicken coops) turn left. Go approximately 1/2 mile to grounds entrance.

From DeFuniak Springs, Florida - take Florida Hwy 83 north towards Alabama. After crossing Alabama/Florida state lines go approximately 3 1/2 miles (road becomes Alabama Hwy 153). Turn right at County Road 10 (Flat Creek VFD on southeast corner). Go 1/2 mile to Barker Mill Road (first dirt road to right) turn right. Go approximately 1 mile to Crocket Road (just passed chicken coops) turn left. Go approximately 1/2 mile to grounds entrance.

Contact Information: Bill or Teresa Silaghi
Phone: (334) 360-1106
Address: (mail) 486 Crocket Road, Samson, Alabama 36477 (gathering grounds) 552 Crocket Road, Samson, Alabama 36477

OCTOBER 10 - 11, 2009
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!

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.

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.


General Information, Vendors and Camping:
Dock Green Silverhawk
Central Florida Flute Circle

General Information, and Entertainment:
Indian River Flute Circle
Mike Knight 321-639-3561


OCTOBER 10 -11, 2009
11th Annual "Spirit of the Warrior" Festival/Gathering
Taylorsville Elementary School in Downtown Taylorsville, Ky.

Times: Gate opens at 10:00am and Grand Entry is at 1:00pm both days. Color Guard for Grand Entry will be the Ohio Valley Native American Veterans Warrior Society (OVNAVWS).
Traditional (not a contest) festival. Open to the public

Drums: Host Drum: Skyhawk, Co-host Drum: TBA. Head Man: TBA. Head Lady: Donna Dunn
ADirector: Frank Cook. MC: TBA. Head Veteran: Mike Dunn.

Native American drumming, dancing, storytelling, flute playing, Native American and Native American inspired arts and crafts, demonstrations, and honoring of veterans.

Admission: $5.00-Active armed forces in uniform and children under 12 free. Seniors (60 and over) and veterans with proof of service $2.50. No charge for parking.

Camping Info: Limited camping on-site but there is a local campsite within 5 minutes of the festival.

Directions: From I-65: Take exit 117 and go east on hwy. 44 approx. 12 miles (through Mt. Washington) into Taylorsville.
>From I-64: Take exit 19 and go south on I-265 (Snyder freeway) to exit 23. At end of ramp turn left onto Taylorsville Rd. and go approx. 1 mile to first traffic light. Turn right at the light onto hwy. 155 and go approx. 13 miles into Taylorsville. Signs will be posted for both directions.

This festival is hosted by the Ohio River Native American Intertribal Community (ORNAIC) and will feature a 30'X50' POW flag where the ceremonies honoring veterans will be conducted.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 502-354-0123
Address: 205 O'Dell Ct.--Taylorsville, Ky. 40071

OCTOBER 10-11, 2009
Black Bear Cove Native American Festival
Black Bear Cove Resort & RV Park, 5842 Highway 30, Benton, TN 37307

Times: Saturday - Grand Entry noon & 7pm. Sunday - Grand Entry 1pm

Drum Competition - $1500 winner takes all. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Drums: Sacred Grounds. Head Man: Bullet Standingdeer. Head Lady: Barbie Harrison.
Dancers: all Native American dancers welcome. ADirector: Jimmy Reedy. MC: Osceola Red Shirt. Special Guests: Mike Serna, Winner, 2006 Musical Echoes National Flute Competition. Cynthia Zavala, hand drum singer/songwriter. Robert "redhawk" Eldridge, Cherokee storyteller.

Food & Craft Vendors, 50/50, Silent Auction

Admission Fees: Entry Fee: $5/person; 10 & under free; 65+ $3

Camping Info: Black Bear Cove Resort & RV Park - resort lodge; 41 full service rv spots
More Information:
Email Address:
Phone: 423-322-5632
Address: 401 Haney Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37411

NOVEMBER 7-8, 2009
18th Annual Southern Paiute Veterants Pow-Wow
Moapa Travel Plaza, Nevada

Times: Grand Entry: Sat. 1PM - Evening session 7PM . Sun. 12 noon. Gourd Dance - 11AM - Sat. & Sun.

Contest Pow-Wow All Categories. General Public Welcome.

Drums: Cliff Eagle / Emerson Bill / Southern Drum-IVA-Inter-Trival Veterans Assoc. / Paul Beemore.
ADirector: Harvey Laughter - Tallmountain, Arizona. MC: Rick Gray - Kayenta, Arizona. Veteran Princess - Sierra Reel.

Arts & Crafts and Food Booths. Iron Man Dance Contest $ 1,000.00

Admission: FREE! Contest Registration Fee $ 2.00

Directions: I-15 N. 22 miles of Las Vegas NV (Exit-75 Valley of Fire)

More Info: Email Address:
Phone: Dalton Tom 702-362-9799 or Leroy Spotted Eagle 702-656-6828

NOVEMBER 13 - 15, 2009
Native Rhythms Festival
Wickham Park, Melbourne Florida

Times: Open 10 to 10 each day
Native American Flute Festival. Public Welcome and Required!!

The Indian River Flute Circle in conjunction with Native Heritage Gathering, Inc. and sponsoring support from Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department presents a family oriented music festival honoring the indigenous peoples of the Americas during Native American Heritage Month.

This Event features nationally recognized, award winning Native American Flute performers, educational workshops, and a select group of vendors. Flute Player and Flute Maker competition will be a highlight of the event. Educational displays and Dance Exhibitions will take place during the weekend. All details are available on our website.

Admission: FREE!
Most workshops will be offered free, but some will have materials costs and be limited to time and size so please check website schedule for further information.

Camping Info: Camping is available at Wickham Park and must be registered by the Brevard Parks and Recreation Department as noted online. Lodgings are also listed at the website!

Directions: Wickham Park is located off Parkway Drive in Melbourne Florida. Site directions are available off our website.

As a family friendly event we would like to remind everyone that there will be no drugs, alcohol, or firearms permitted.

More Info: Email Address:
Phone: 321-254-0284, 321-639-3561, 321-452-1671
Address: 4100 N. Wickham Rd. Ste 102 #108 Melbourne, Florida 32935

NOVEMBER 7 - 8, 2009
Metro Parent's Native American Festival and Mini Pow Wow
Southfield Pavillion 26000 Evergreen Rd. Southfield, Missouri 48075

Times: Saturday: 10AM to 6PM. Sunday: 10AM to 4PM
Mini Traditional Poowow. Everyone is welcome!

Dancing, Drumming, Hoop dancing, Food, Crafts, Lifestyle Demonstrations

Admission Fees: $6.50 for groups of 10 and more. $7.50 general admission

More Information:
Email Address:
Phone: 248-398-3400 ext. 128
Address: 22041 Woodward Ave.
Ferndale, MI 48220

NOVEMBER 14, 2009
ENAEP 3rd Annual Veteran's Honoring Celebration & Pow Wow
Lake Washington High School 12033 NE 80th St Kirkland, Washington 98033

Times: Honoring Dinner & Celebration @ 2PM; Pow wow @ 6PM

Everyone welcome. Veteran's encouraged to attend

All Around dance competition for male & female categories ($75, 50, 25)Tiny Tots special (all paid)Join us in honoring all Veteran's and Gold Star Mothers.

Drums: Host Northern: Two Byrdz. Head Man: Dustin Hoahwah. Head Lady: Melina Barron. Dancers: All Welcome. ADirector: Mark Smith. MC: Arlie Neskahi. Special Guests: Veteran's of all forces, elders & young people alike; Gold Star Mothers

All Drums Welcome. All Dancers Welcome.

Food booths,Native vendors of all types. Vendors-please register ASAP as space is limited.

Admission Fees: Event is FREE!

This is a drug/alcohol/tabacco-free event as per School district policies

Directions: Take I-405 into Kirkland; NE 85th St. exit. Take rt. @ 1st light (12oth Ave NE). Road ends at Lake Washington High Schools parking lot.

More Information: Email Address:
Phone: 425-702-3402
Address: PO Box 97039
Redmond, WA 98073

NOVEMBER 21, 2009
American Indian History Month Festival
Dothan Civic Center 126 North Saint Andrews Street Dothan, Alabama 36301

Times: Exhibits open at 5:00pm. Please plan to arrive early for gourd dancing.

Contest Powwow- Two competitive dance divisions - Men's Fancy & Women's Fancy. $200 first place $100 second place (each division). All other divisions are non-competitive. ALL dancers welcome. Everyone is welcome!

Drums: Host Northern Drum: Medicine Tail (Poarch Creek), Host Southern Drum: Whitehorse Singers (Echota Cherokee), Guest Drum: Midnite Riders (Alabama Coushatta). Head Man: Richard Greybull (Dakota Sioux). Head Lady: Ellen Rasco (Echota Cherokee). Dancers: Head Gourd Dancer Wilson Spottedbird (Kiowa Nation, Black Leggings Society). ADirector: Jeff Whaley (Cherokee Tribe of North East Alabama). MC: Harold "Doc" Comby (Mississippi Band of Choctaw). Special Guests: Muscogee Creek Nation Oklahoma Stomp Dancers (Saundra, Speedy & Little Hawk), Ms. Indian Alabama & Marcia Johnston of Buffalo Woman Flute Music

This is an inside event. Activities include gourd dancing, Grand Entry, story telling, stomp dancing and historical tribal exhibits (no vending).

Admission is $10.00 (spectators). ALL dancers enter FREE. Children 5 & under enter FREE.

Camping Info: Our host hotels are the Inn Place Hotel of Dothan and the Days Inn of Dothan. Each property offers accommodations with two double beds or one king and a deluxe continental breakfast. $48.00 per night. Please call sales manager Carol Riley direct at 334-794-6601 x 166. Make sure to ask for the Festival rate.

More Information: Email Address:

DECEMBER 4-6, 2009
13th Annual Leesburg Powwow
1569 S. 14th Street, Leesburg , Florida

Hours: Grand Entry Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm and 7pm, Sunday 1pm

Host Drum: Family drum. MC: Dave Trezak. AD: Michael Whitewolf. Head man: Herb. Head lady :Raven.

Admission: Admission donation at the gate.

Dry camping, no electricity, no hookups.

Directions: Hwy 27 south end of Leesburg FL just past the Post Office on the east side of Hwy 27.

More Information: Tom Lipps, 352-793-3484 Email:

DECEMBER 4-6, 2009
Sarasota Native American Indian Market
Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail - Sarasota, Florida.

Hours: Friday Evening Preview 5pm-9 pm. Saturday 10am-6pm. Sunday from 10am-5pm.

Native American fine artists from all over North America will gather to present their work and share their culture for the weekend. The artists, representing various tribes will include some of the finest painters, jewelers, beaders, flute makers, potters, sculptors and leather workers in the Native American art world. We are honored to have Kansas Begay from the Dine' (Navajo) nation. Kansas is an award winning singer who will be sharing her beautiful voice and culture with us throughout the weekend.

Admission: $8.00.

More Information: Call Rex Begaye 941-924-2784
Website: .

DECEMBER 4-6, 2009
Two Rivers Intertribal PowWow
950 S. Austin Street - Seguin, Texas.

Traditional-No Contest PowWow.

Drum: Frank "Kiowa Jim" Tongkeamha - Southern Comfort Master of Ceremonies: Mikes Gonzales Head Male Dancer: Mike Russell Head Female Dancer: Betty Russell Head Gourd Dancer: Vance Beavers, Princess: Chelsea Flores and Arena Director: Mr. DeLuna

Admission: FREE! Parking $5.

Directions: Off IH 10, take 123 Bypass, go 4-5 miles, watch for signs "Guadalupe Fair Grounds".

More Information: Melissa Enick 830/393-2255.

DECEMBER 5, 2009
2nd Annual Native Spirit Day
Jeffers Boys and Girls Club, 1717 South "L" Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374.

Hours: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Open to the Public.

2nd Annual gathering to celebrate the Native Spirit of love, laughter, friendship, and food. Although this is not a Pow Wow, there will be a circle for dancing. Regalia is not required but would add additional color and spirit to the celebration. This is an opportunity to share the greatest gift that we can give, the gift of love.

Host Drums are Blue Heron Singers and SkyHawk. All other drums are welcome. The meal is a pitch in dinner, but if you can't bring food, just bring your smile.

Admission: FREE!

More Information: Aaron Stevens 765-914-4185 or 914-4134
Email: .

DECEMBER 5, 2009
All Nations Powwow of Ada
Ada High School Gym, Ada, Oklahoma

Grand entry: 1:00pm and 7:00pm. Gourd Dance: 12:00pm and 6:00pm.

General Public Invited. Competition Powwow. Arts and Crafts, Food, Music, Dancing, and Contesting.

Free Door Admission.

NOTE: The location of this powwow may need to be verified as it may be moved to the Agri-Plex in Ada. Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.

More Information: Call Jean and Bobby Billey 580-332-1983
E-mail .
Arts and Crafts Vendors call Couita Nucosee 580-310-6179
E-mail .
For vendor application and contract: .

DECEMBER 5, 2009
2nd Annual Native Spirit Day
Boys and Girls Club - Richmond, Indiana.

Hours: Celebration begins at 11:00am and lasts until 5:00pm.

Native Spirit Celebration to honor and give the gifts of our hearts and love. It is a free event with a pitch-in meal and all are welcome. Although this is not a PowWow, there will be dancing, drumming, singing, and eating.

Host Drums are Blue Heron and Sky Hawk. All other drums are welcome.

No money is to be exchanged unless it is given as a gift. Even if you can not bring food, bring your spirit and smiles to give strength to others. The

More Information: 765/914-4185 or 765/914-4134
Email: .

DECEMBER 12, 2009
The Harrisonville Armory, Harrisonville, Missouri

Hours: 10 am to 10 pm.

Santa for the kids and more. Pot luck and lots of fun. Inter-Tribal Indian Society (ITIS) will be the host.

We will only have 8 vendor slots @$40.00 each. So if you want in now is the time to let us know.

More Information: Nancy 816-942-7497, Nori 816-380-4242, Doni 816-587-1190,

DECEMBER 12-13, 2009
2nd Annual Ft. Myers/Cape Coral Indian Festival
Sun Splash Water Park, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd in Cape Coral, Florida

Hours: Saturday 10am to 6pm. Sunday 10am-5pm

Come experience the traditions and culture of the Native American people at the Cape Coral Indian Festival.

Find unique, hand made, one of kind Native American arts and crafts for your holiday gifts. There will be paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, bead work, leather work , food and much more.

The 2nd annual Cape Coral Indian Festival is honored to have Little Bigmountain from the Comanche/Mohawk nation with his dance troupe who will be performing traditional Native American drumming, singing and various styles of dance throughout the weekend.

We are also excited to have Frank Standing Eagle, of Cherokee ancestry, who is a talented flutist and flute maker, performing throughout the weekend.

Adsmission: $5.00 adult, $3.00 6-12, 5 and under are free.

Bring your lawn chairs!

For more information call 941-924-2784 or

DECEMBER 12-13, 2009
North American Native Arts & Craft Fair
1607 East Hastings - British Columbia

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center.

For more information: Contact: 604/682-3269 Ext. 7718
Email: .

DECEMBER 31, 2009
New Years 9th Annual Sobriety Pow-Wow
Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center (Downtown), Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Hours: Program Schedule: Gourd Dance: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Supper Break: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (on your own), Gourd Dance: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Grand Entry: 7:00 p.m., All Specials from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. "No Exceptions".

Free and Open to the Public Sponsored By Circle of Friends & S.K.I.N.S., (Spirit Keeping Individuals –N- Sobriety), Cedar Ceremony: Towards end of Pow-Wow. Crowning of 2010 Circle of Friends & SKINS 9th Annual Pow Wow Princess: Sadie Red Eagle, Otoe/Ponca/Sioux/Assiniboine. ALL DRUMS WELCOME.

Registration for all Contest Dancers: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Contests: Winners: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Places. Mens Fancy Dance: (16 and older) Sponsored by Niles Bosin; Mens Straight Dance: (16 and older) Sponsored by Tulsa Pow-Wow Club; Senior Womens Buckskin (16 and older) Sponsored by Jonna Brukett; Junior Girls Cloth (9-15 years of age) Sponsored by Lorraine Hilderbrand; All Dancers Must Be in Grand Entry to compete. Contestant must be in regalia to receive winnings. Contestants can only compete in one category. Dana Tiger Legacy Kid's Art Contest. Drawings

Admission: FREE!

For: Pow-Wow Drum & Handcrafted Items. 10x10 Booth Space Available $50.00.

More Information: Contact John Long at: (918) 809-9946 or Niles Bosin at (918) 639-1816. P.O. Box 1117, Tulsa, OK 74101

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