Powwows 2009


January 2009 

Jan. 23-24  2009 Round Dance, Ft. Duchesne Gymnasium, Fort Duchesne, UT 84026. Lodging in Vernal, Utah aprox. 25 miles from Fort Duchesne. Contact: Painted Horse Diabetes Center, 435-725-5040, jenniferc@utetribe.com
Jan. 23-24  Waterbuster Annual Powwow, 5th Street North, New Town, ND 58763.  Contact: Dennis Gabrriel Nash, 701-421-0900.
Jan. 24  Turtle Drum Singer's Winter Social, Rockville United Methodist Church 142 Grove St., Rockville, CT.  Pot luck - please bring a hot or cold dish to share - all are welcome.  Call 860-454-7340 or email cikalabear@aol.com
Jan. 24  Pathways Community Services Round Dance, 7904 49th Ave., Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Contact:  Dion, 403-809-3156, tootoosis1972@yahoo.ca
Jan. 24  Northwestern State University Powwow, Sibley Drive, Natchitoches, LA 71497.  Contact:  Pete Gregory or Elisabeth Pierite, 318-357-4364
Jan. 24  Haskell Welcome Back Powwow (Spring Semester), 155 Indian Avenue, (Haskell Coffin Complex), Lawrence, KS 66046.  Vendors contact Janice Mendez at (785) 393-6993, or applications can be picked up at the Student Senate Office located in Stidham Union.  For more info contact: Leona Whiteman, 785-749-8470, lm_azure@yahoo.com, www.haskell.eduJackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.
Jan. 24-25  Honoring Traditions Eastern Woodland Celebration, 157 East Fair Ave., Lancaster, OH 43130. Vendors:   This is an indoor event with limited space. Early registration is important. For more information contact Kevin Everhart @ 740-380-8951 or Dea Everhart @ 740-654-1520. You can also email lonewolfcreations@hotmail.com
Jan. 30-Feb. 1  Dakota Nation Winter Fest Powwow, Westman Place, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.  Contact: Jennifer Blacksmith, 204-855-8671, jennifer.blacksmith@dakotanation.com
Jan. 30-Feb. 1  Sarasota Native American Indian Festival, 1843 Oscar Sherer State Park, Osprey, FL 34229.  Contact: Rex A. Begaye, 941-924-2784, dinehartist1@yahoo.com.
Jan. 31 Josie Faris, 345 Monmouth Ave., Monmouth, OR 97361. Contact Josie Faris, 503-584-1619, jkf_gemini@hotmail.com
Jan. 31 Northern and Southern Round Dance / 49 Singing Contest, Strike Zone Lanes - Tahoma, WI. Come Sing and Dance all night. Schedule: 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. Wristbands $7.00  Singers included with registration. Race to 3 $10.00 Pool Tournament. Registration begins at 11:00 am, contact Lance Blackdeer for Pool Tournament info at 715-299-4777.  Contact:Troy Swallow for Round Dance/Singing Contest: 715-299-7667.
Jan. 31  Benefit Powwow for Elizabeth Lindsay, 4407 Morrison Road, Denver, CO 80219.  Contact: Naomi Lindsay, 303-474-4697, etah2evol@yahoo.com
Jan. 31  11th Annual Alabama-Coushatta Children's Powwow, 571 State Park Rd. 56, Livingston, TX 77351.  Dancer registration 11am to 2pm.  Gourd Dance 1pm and 6pm, Grand Entry 2pm and 7pm.  Competition points start at 2pm during first Grand Entry.  Special added contests.  Women's Southern Cloth age 19 & over, $1500, winner take all.  Men's Fancy contest-added adult category.  1st, 2nd, 3rd places.  Contact:  Delbert Johnson, 936-239-0771, acchildren@yahoo.com
Jan. 31-Feb. 1  Dakota Nation Winter Fest Powwow, Westman Place, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.  Grand Entry on Jan. 31 is 12 noon and 7pm, Feb. 1 is 12 noon.  Contact:  Jennifer Blacksmith, 204-855-8671, jennifer.blacksmith@dakotanation.com
Jan. 31-Feb. 15  American Indian Expo, Flamingo Hotel, 1300 North Stone Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705.  Contact: Fred Synder or Carole J. Garcia, 520-622-4900, info@usaindianinfo.org, http://www.usaindianinfo.org
February 2009


Feb. 7 NCSSM Powwow, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, 1219 Broad Street (corner of Broad Street and West Club Blvd. just outside of downtown Durham), Durham, NC 27715.   Admission $4, Children 5 and under FREE. Building opens to the public at 11:00 am. Powwow begins with Grand Entry at 1 pm. Supper break at 5 pm. Second Grand Entry at 7 pm. Powwow closing song at approximately 9:45 pm. Contact: Joe Liles, 919-286-9401, liles@ncssm.edu, www.ncssm.edu/powwow

Feb. 7  Seminole Nation Honor Color Guard Annual Powwow, 1151 Holly Ln., Tecumseh, OK 74873.  Contact: Jimmy, 405-964-2263.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.

Feb. 13  St. Paul Public Schools Indian Education Program Monthly Traditional pow wow, American Indian Magnet, 1075 East Third St, St. Paul, MN. Info: 651-293-5191 www.indianeducation.spps.org. Free and open to the public.  Additional Info: Monthly winter pow wow. Everyone is welcome. Pow wow 6-8 PM. This is an opportunity for families to sing, dance, socialize and and enjoy our cultural traditions. No smoking on school grounds. Concession stands or booths $10; no candy sales. Children 11 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult or they will not be admitted. Security provided by First Nations Security.


Feb. 13-14  Jicarilla Day Powwow, 25 Hawk St., Dulce, NM 87528.  Contact: Miranda Harrison, 575-759-4325.


Feb. 13-15  2009 Lincoln's Birthday Powwow, Simnasho Longhouse, Simnasho, OR 97761.  Contact: Jodi Orr, 541-553-9230, jorr@wstribes.org.


Feb. 14  ICMN Annual Valentines Day Winter Powwow, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66112.  Vendor Info:  Vendors may apply on line at www.kc-icmn.org or call 913-888-1563. Sorry, no food vendors please.  Contact: Dick Porch, 913-888-1563, rporch@sbcglobal.netkc-icmn.orgJackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


Feb. 14 Saint Catherine School Valentines Day Dance, 2515 West 46th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107. Contact: Ms. Hansen, 918-231-1132, hhansen@saint-catherine.org


Feb. 14  WOJB's 5th Hand Drum Contest, Corner Hwys B&K, Hayward, WI 54843.  Contact: Wojb-Vinny Dez, 715-634-2100, producer@wojb.org, http://www.wojb.org.


Feb. 14-15  Wildhorse 13th Annual Powwow, 3620 W. 182nd Street, Torrance, CA 90504. Contact: Jorge Lechuga, 310-987-1274, wildhorsesingers@yahoo.com, http://www.wildhorsesingersanddancers.org


Feb. 14-15  United San Antonio Powwow, Crossroads Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX. Info: 210-736-3702 Email: NativeAmerican@netscape.net Website: http://www.unitedsanantoniopowwow.org


Feb. 14-15  11th Annual Cherish the Children Powwow, Central High School, Marshall & Lexington, 1 block south of I-94, 2 blocks north of Selby Ave., 275 North Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55104.  Admission $3/day, $5/weekend.  Children under 7 and Elders are Free.  Vendors contact Tammy, 651-227-4184.  Contact:  Chelsea Fairbanks, 651-227-4184, chelsea@aindahyung.com, http://www.aindahyung.com/powwow.html


Feb. 20-21 29th Annual Flagstaff High School Native American Club Powwow, 400 W. Elm Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001. Contact: Jason Curley, 928-221-4851, curley.jason@hotmail.com


Feb. 20-22 5th Annual DeLand YMCA Powwow, 761 E. International Speedway Blvd., Deland, FL 32724. Contact: Jennifer Cyr, 386-736-6000, powwowlady1@yahoo.com


Feb. 21 Winter Round Dance, 603 Princeton St., Vermillion, SD 57069. Contact: Mark, 605-658-0222,  intertribal@cedarriversingers.4t.com,  http://cedarriversingers.4t.com


Feb. 21  Turtle Drum Singer's Winter Social, Rockville United Methodist Church 142 Grove St., Rockville, CT.  Pot luck - pls bring a hot or cold dish to share - all are welcome Call 860-454-7340 or email cikalabear@aol.com


Feb. 21  Shawnee County Allied Tribes Winter Appreciation Dinner Dance, Topeka Zoo Big Gage Shelter House, Topeka, KS 66606.  Contact: Chris Wagner, 785-969-7890 . wagner@topeka.org, http://www.shawneecountyalliedtribes.org


Feb. 21  FWIS 4th Annual Senior's Powwow, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Killeen, TX 76547.  Contact: Phil Stucker, 254-423-1846, tameroa@hotmail.com, http://www.fourwindstx.org


Feb. 21  Birthday Gourd Dance for Daniel L. Sherron, White Eagle Dr., Ponca Tribal Cultural Center, Ponca City, OK 74601.  Dance will begin at 2:00 PM with Gourd Dancing followed by supper at 5:00 PM.  Round Dancing and Wolf Songs will follow supper followed by more Gourd Dancing.  Co Hosts for the event are Osage Gourd Clan, Ponca Pa-Tha-Ta, Tonkawa Scalp Dance Society, Ponca Gourd Dance Society, & the Wichita Inter-Tribal Warrior Society.  Special Invites go out to Black Beard Descendants and all other Gourd Dance Organizations! This event is sponsored by the family and friends of Daniel.  Daniel is a member of the Ponca Tribe and is currently the Director of Indian Child Welfare and Social Services for the Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma.  Contact: Dorothy BuffaloHead, 580-823-0205, dsherron@tonkawatribe.com


Feb. 21  DreamCatcher's Powwow, 600 Lake Murray Dr., Ardmore, OK 73401.  Contact: Deana Craighead, 580-226-7680.  Jackson will be attending this powwow.


Feb. 21  Benefit Dance-Ottawa Powwow & Celebration, 114 S. 8th Tribes Trail, Miami, OK 74354.  Benefit PowWow to raise funds for the 2009 Ottawa PowWow & Celebration.  Location: Ottawa/Peoria Tribal Building, Miami, OK.  Schedule: 2pm - Gourd Dance; 5pm - Supper; 6pm - Gourd Dance; 7pm - War Dance/Intertribals.  For more information contact Beth Blalock at bblalock@neo.edu or visit: www.ottawapowwow.com.  All vendors are welcome.  Arts & craft spaces available.  Contact:  Mariah Tyner, 417-434-4204, martyner@hotmail.com.  Mary will be attending this powwow.


Feb. 21-22 Lima Ohio Mid-winter Powwow, UAW Hall, 1440 Bellefontaine Ave. (behind Shell gas station), Lima, OH 45804. Powwow is at UAW Hall directly behind Shell Gas station at exit #125 off I-75. Co-Host Drum- Sky Hawk; Head Veteran- George Reiter. Admission: Adults- $5.00, Children- $3.00 (family rate and two day pass available at door). Grand entry Saturday 1:00 PM & 6:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 PM. Host Hotel: Holiday Inn, Lima, Oh (419-222-0004) ask for Powwow rate of $65.00, plus tax. Contact: Larry Grigsby (513) 398-7441 or tbirddesigns@zoomtown.com, http://thunderbirddesigns.org


Feb. 21-22  Sa'Heh'Wa'Mish Days Powwow, 91 West State Route 108, Shelton, WA 98374.  SaHeWaMish Days Pow Wow will be held at the Little Creek Casino Resort on February 21st and 22nd.  Grand Entry time is noon each day, with many contest categories and prize money nearing $20k.  Contact: Darlene Krise, 360-427-3027, darlene.krise@little-creek.comhttp://www.squaxinislandmuseum.org/

Feb. 21-22  MSU Powwow of Love, N. Kalamazoo, East Lansing, MI 48825.  Contact: Marcus Winchester, 269-501-6826, winche19@msu.edu, https://www.msu.edu/~naiso/powwow/index.html


Feb. 21-22  Kiyaksa Waniyetu Wacipi, 101 Main St., Kyle, SD 57752.  Contact MJ Bull Bear, 605-454-1068, mjbb78@yahoo.com


Feb. 27-Mar 1 2009 Thundering Spirit Family Powwow, Renninger's Twin Markets, 20651 New Highway 441, Mount Dora, Florida 32757. Native American Performers: 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.  Honoring 'All Warriors'. Friday Feb. 27th is Children's Day with demonstrations, games, etc. Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, and Food. Bring Chairs and/or Blankets. Children Under 12 Free. Active, Retired or Service Persons Admitted Free. MC: Ric Bird; Head Veteran: Blue Deer; Head Man Dancer:  Bobby DuBose; Head Woman Dancer:  Sandra DuBose; Host Drum: Family Drum Singers. Co-Host Drum: Bird Chopper Bird Family Drum; Firekeeper: Ken Cloudwalker; Color Guard: American Legion ~ Austin-Giles Post #21. Tony Ledford   352 636-4271 -800 619-0045 ext. 61, PO BOX 1141, Eustis, FL  32727, ThunderSpiritFam@yahoo.com, http://thundering-spirit.tripod.com/


Feb. 27-Mar. 1 Vero's Thunder on the Beach Powwow, Indian River County Fairgrounds, 7955 58th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32977. Treasure Coast Wildlife Center Exhibit. Eagle Dancing, Hoop Dancing, flute playing, dancing , drumming. Host hotel: Travellodge 8800 20th St, Vero Beach FL 32966 772-562-9991. Call or email for a lodging discount coupon and flyer.  Dona Chesser   772-567-1579, 1670 11th Pl, Vero Beach, FL  32960, deedee1579@aol.com, www.thunderonthebeachpowwow.com


Feb. 27-28  Utah State University Powwow, 700 North 800 East, Logan, UT 84321.  Contact:  Sam Curley, 435-797-1765, sam.curley@usu.edu, http://www.usu.edu/nasc/


Feb. 28  Tulsa Indian Club Winter Dance '09, Glenpool Indian Community Center, 13839 S. Casper (next to the smoke shop on Hwy 75), Glenpool, OK 74033.  Contact:  Robert Anquoe (918) 671-2417, tici@tulsapowwow.orgJackson and Mary will be attending this powwow as vendors.


Feb. 28-Mar. 1  International Peace Powwow 2009, Enmax Centre, 2510 Scenic Drive S., Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.  Contact:  Mary Ann Crow Healy, 403-327-6807, mcrowhealy@shaw.ca, http://www.blackfoot.ca


Feb. 28-Mar. 1  Red Hoop Round Dance, 1585 Main River, Gardnerville, NV 89460.  Contact: Martin Montgomery, 775-450-9655, rdhoop3@yahoo.com


Feb. 28-Mar. 1  White Bluff 1st Annual Native American Pow-Wow, 202 Commerce St., White Bluff, TN 37187.  This is a social gathering with drums, dance, music and storytelling.  No contests or competitions.
The powwow will be held in downtown White Bluff and we are working on having free camping nearby.  Hours are Saturday,  February 28th from 12-9 and Sunday, March 1st from 12-4.  More info at www.myspace.com/cross_bright or call Tim @ 615-973-120.  Contact: Horses Ghost, 615-967-4765, horsesghost@att.net 

March 2009

Mar. 5-7 2009 Canyon Echoes Contest Powwow, Hwy 191, Chinle, AZ 86503. Thursday - March 5, 2009, Gourd Session ONLY - Starts @ 6pm; Friday - March 6, 2009, Gourd Session - 3pm, Supper Break  - 5pm, Gourd Session - 6pm, Grand Entry    - 7pm; Saturday - March 7, 2009, Gourd Session – Noon, Grand Entry     - 1pm, Supper Break  - 4:30pm, Gourd Session - 5:45pm, Final Grand Entry - 7pm. ARTS AND CRAFTS BOOTHS AVAILABLE. Contact: Alfred Nelson, 928-674-9448

Mar. 6  Surprise Lake Middle School Powwow, 2001 Milton Way, Milton, WA 98354.  Contact: Lauren, 253-405-2962


Mar. 6-8  Sokaogon Chippewa 22nd Annual T.R.A.I.L.S Powow, Boys and Girls Club, Crandon, WI 54520.  Contact: Paul Ackley or Jessica Van Zile, 715-478-7600


Mar. 6-8  Strong Hearts Native Society 29th Annual Pow Wow, Rt. 1 676 Baseline Road, Winterhaven, CA 92283.  Contact: Faron Owl, 760-572-0222, fowl@spvusd.org


Mar. 7 Lawilowan American Indian Festival (Walking the Red Creek Path), Carlisle Expo Center, 100 K Street (across from Carlisle Fairgrounds), Carlisle, PA 17013. Drums and Vendors by Invitation Only. Host Drum: White Buffalo, Guest Drums: by Invitation Only.  Head Lady Dancer: Toni Seaflower; Head Man Dancer: Peppi EagleWing; Emcee: Don Hockenberry. American Indian Drumming, Dancing, Arts & Crafts. Public Admission: $5.00. Dancers with regalia, children under 10, and elders-free. Open to the public 10:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. Grand Entry – Noon. This venue has plenty of free parking.  Many hotels and motels in immediate area.  Close to PA Turnpike and I-81.  For further vendor information contact Arvil Meisenhelter at 717-817-6421, or e-mail walksas1one@yahoo.com.  Other information, contact Noni at ManyHawks@Comcast.net, re Lawilowan AIF.  This festival is a non-profit event.  All proceeds will be donated to Amer. Indian Diabetes Assoc. and the Faithkeepers School, Steamburg, NY.  This project is supported by the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Contact: Noni Many Hawks Nickerson, 717-776-1075, ManyHawks@Comcast.net


Mar. 7 LHS Native American Club Spring Powwow, 1901 Louisiana St., Lawrence, KS 66046. Host Southern Drum: Sizzortail, Shawnee, Oklahoma; Host Northern Drum: The Agency, Lawrence, Kansas. Grand Entry Times: 12:00 pm & 7:00 pm. Admission: $3.00.  Head Man Grass Dance Special! 3 Places. Head Women All Ages Cloth Special! Mens Chicken Dance Special! $500 Winner Take All! Lawrence High School Native American Club is seeking vendors for this event. Vendors will have indoor space to set up! Fees: Arts and Crafts Booths $100.00 Informational Booths $75.00. Contact: Marlene Bad Warrior, 785-832-5050, lhsnaclub@gmail.com, http://sites.google.com/site/lhsnaclub/Home   Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


Mar. 7 2009 Waco Intertribal Powwow, 3801 Campus Dr., Waco, TX 76705. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., with the Gourd Dance at noon and 4:30 p.m. and Grand Entry at 1 and 5 p.m. Admission is Free. 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; Flute Program: Tejas Winds. Sponsored in part by Four Winds Intertribal Society Inc.(No drugs or alcohol allowed! Vendor Info: Contact Jake Beaver for Information at (254) 867-2623 or Leah Williams at (254) 867-3622. Admission is Free; all events held in the TSTC Waco Gym. For more info contact: Leah Williams, 254-867-4814, waconasa@tstc.edu, http://www.geocities.com/tstcnasa/index.html


Mar. 7  Peoria Stomp Dance, Ottawa/Peoria Cultural Center, 114 S Eight Tribes Trail, Miami, OK. http://www.peoriatribe.com


Mar. 7  UT Arlington NASA Scholarship Powwow, 701 S. Nedderman Drive, Arlington, TX 76019.  Contact: Kenneth Roemer, 817-272-2729, roemer@uta.edu, http://www.uta.edu/studentorgs/nasa_aises


Mar. 7  Western Heights Indian Education Powwow, 8401 SW 44th, Oklahoma City, OK 73179.  Contact: Cathie Parker, 405-350-3428, catherine.j.parker@westernheights.k12.ok.us


Mar. 7  Title VII Native American Education Program Powwow, 11200 NE Rosewood Rd., Vancouver, WA 98662.  Contact: Gary Wallace or Dede Hammond, 360-604-4013


Mar. 7-8 New Twin Eagles Rebirth Traditional Powwow, LA State Fair Exhibit Bldg., 3015 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport, LA 71109. 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. FREE PARKING!! Contact: Bill Arant, 318-927-6626, twineagles@bellsouth.net


Mar. 7-8  California State University Long Beach Powwow, 1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90840.  Contact: American Indian Student Council, 562-985-8528, powwow@csulb.edu, http://www.csulb.edu/powwow


Mar. 13 St. Paul Public Schools Indian Education Program Monthly Traditional pow wow, American Indian Magnet, 1075 East Third St, St. Paul, MN. Info: 651-293-5191 www.indianeducation.spps.org. Free and open to the public.  Additional Info: Monthly winter pow wow. Everyone is welcome. Pow wow 6-8 PM. This is an opportunity for families to sing, dance, socialize and and enjoy our cultural traditions. No smoking on school grounds. Concession stands or booths $10; no candy sales. Children 11 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult or they will not be admitted. Security provided by First Nations Security.


Mar. 13-15  13th Annual Apache Gold Casino Intertribal Pow Wow, 5 miles east of Globe, Hwy. 70, San Carlos, AZ 85550.  Contact: Paul Thompson III, 800-272-2438, mktpt@agcr.us, http://www.apachegoldcasinoresort.com


Mar. 13-15  Lunsa and Oasa Annual Powwow, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.  Lunsa & Oasa present the Annual Student Powwow.  Oshki-Bimadizhiwin Biidabin “Dawning of a new life: learning to heal and go forward”.   Lakehead Universities C.J. Saunders Field House (Across from the TB health Sciences Centre). Friday, March 13th, warm ups from 7 -10 pm; Saturday, March 14, Grand Entry @ 1:00 pm, Feast, Evening Grand Entry @ 7:00 pm; Sunday, March 15, Grand Entry @ 1:00pm, Closing Ceremonies @ 6:00pm. Information:  M.C: Ron Kanutski; A.D:  Tony Towedo; Host Drum:  Debut of Animkii Gwiizens.  For information Call: Tom, Coordinator @ (807)-285-0746 or Visit Facebook Event: Lakehead University Native Student Assoc. Annual Powwow.  General Inquires Email: lunsa@lakeheadu.ca.  Vendor Registration: LUNSA ph# 807-346-7713. Leave msg


Mar. 13-15  Spirit People Intertribal Family, Inc. Presents, 12959 SR 54, Odessa, FL 34638.  We will have drumming, dancing, singing, storytelling and vendors from around the country. Celebrate the honoring of are Vets, youth and elders! Special activities for children all weekend. Gates open at 10a daily. $6 donation per car. All drums and tipi welcome. Dancers and drums receive primitive camping. Camping is available for either primitive sites or electrical for your RV at a minimum fee.  Contact:  Sue Langlais, 813-546-4958, Spirit_wonders@yahoo.com, http://spiritpeople.org


Mar. 14 Williamette University 7th Annual Social Powwow, 900 State Street, Salem, OR 97301. Contact: NAEA, 503-370-6265, naeawu@gmail.com


Mar. 14 American River College Powwow, 4700 College Oak Drive, Sacramento, CA 95841. Contact: Rena Horse, 916-484-8987, horser@arc.losrios.edu


Mar. 14  Pink Shawl Powwow, Albuquerque, NM.  Contact: Susan Eswonia, 505-514-3233, unitednativecouncil@yahoo.com


Mar. 14  Osage Tribal Princess Sorority Annual Honor Dance, Wakon Iron Hall, Pawhuska, OK.  Contact: Anita Maker, 918-284-4865, nativebeauty74@hotmail.com


Mar. 14-15  Low Country Powwow and Cultural Festival, 55 Mill Stone Landing Rd., Hardeeville, SC 29927.  Come celebrate with us back on the Great Savannah River in Hardeeville, South Carolina, at Mill Stone Landing.  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.  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.  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.  Vendors Please call Mike at 843- 384-5551.  Contact: Mike Benton, 843-384-5551, mb3710@yahoo.com


Mar. 14-15  GLICA Winter Powwow, Baker College, 1050 W. Bristol Rd, Flint, MI 48503, Head Dancers - Jim Charlton, St. Petersburg, FL & Barb Loehman-Graf, Chicago, IL. No Contests.  Contact: Jack Shumaker, 810-630-1727, Email: jcobbler58@aol.com


Mar. 20-21 8000 Drums of Tennessee, 1254 Toms Creek Road, Linden, TN 37096. Red Hearts Gatheringpresents The Ceremony of 8,000 Sacred Drums. According to a Sacred Prophecy revealed at the Otomi Ceremonial Center by the Otomi Elder Sages as a Vision of our Venerable Ancestors, the day when the sounds of 8,000 Sacred Drums join together will be the beginning of the healing of Mother Earth, of all the species and the human family in order to be able to live together on the road to Sacred Peace. It is time to unify ourselves and rediscover all the seeds of the Four Directions in order to reactivate cosmic energy, heal historical wounds and heal Mother Earth by respecting life, liberty and the dignity of our Peoples. The first great ceremony was held March 21, 2004 in Temoaya, Mexico and there will be drum circles joined around the world on the Spring Equinox continuing every year until 2012. So we will hold a Drumming on Friday March 20th 2009, at our place in Perry County, Tennessee, this will be a Free 2 day event with the drumming starting a little before Noon on Friday till ??. A Pot Luck Feed will be held afterwards (Bring a Covered Dish) Hopefully the Weather will be good, if not it will be on the carport, Primitive Camping sites will be available for those who would like to come for the weekend. We will continue with a friendship fire on Friday night and Breakfast on Saturday. (Who knows what else, Trade Blanket, Sweat, ??)  We will have a Dance Circle for those who would like to dance.  If you are Interested in attending, please contact me and give me your thoughts and Ideas. Wado (Thank You) for your time in reading this. Contact: Leon or Janet, 931-593-2986, redhearts@tds.net


Mar. 20-22  Second Annual Florida Gathering and Pow Wow of the United Cherokee Nation (UCN) Florida Clan.  Location: Fish Eating Creek Resort, Palmdale Camp Grounds,7555 US Hwy 27 N, Palmdale, Florida. Call for reservations 863-465-2543. Just 20 min. south of beautiful Lake Placid Florida. Pow Wow Times: Fri. March 20th. 10:00 am-8:00 pm; Sat. March 21st 10:00 am-8:00 pm.;Sun. March 22nd, 10:00 am-6:00 pm.  Native Drumming, Dancing, Crafts, Food, Venders, Raffles and Door Prizes.  Public Welcome. Bring the family. Bring your dancing shoes. Bring your fishing pole. Bring your swim suit. Bring your Tent. Bring your Motor Home. 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. Camping price will include a weekend pass to the event Other Public: Park entry fee $2.00 Public entry for the event is: Adults $5.00 per day, Kids Under 7 Free.  Host Drum: The Family Drum Singers.  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, drumkeeper@earthlink.net.  Emcee John Ferguson, Head Man Herb Shephard, Head Lady Raven, Arena Director TBA. All Crafters and artisans welcome. Vendor Information: We are taking apps. Vendors may e-mail Walking Bear, assistant Chief, UCN FL. Clan at drumkeeper@earthlink.net Or Call the numbers below.  Information contact: Chief Walking Bear, Assistant Clan Chief Of Florida, 863-465-2543, Cell# 941-544-3677.


Mar. 20-22  The United Cherokee Indian Nation Gathering and Inter-Tribal Powwow.  Festival Park 2738 Gall Blvd. (USHwy 301S), Zephyrhills, FL. Info:  813-715-6104 Email: Rabbit9@hughes.net Website: www.theunitedcherokeeindiannation.com 


Mar. 20-22 The Gathering – 2nd Indian Festival, Blount County Fire Dept., Louisville Town Hall Field, Louisville Rd, Louisville, TN 37777. Special WWII Veterans Honor Program. Parking $3 per car. Donations of school supplies, clothing, etc. for children and elders of Pine Ridge and other reservations would be greatly appreciated. Vendor Spaces Available - $50 for any size. All items, unless geared for children, craft supplies or media format, must be hand crafted. No dollar store or overseas items. A deposit must be paid before confirmation (at least half- $25) and balance due upon set-up. Contact: Linda Sue Spirit Eyes Stage or Jerry (Raging Wolf) Stage, 865-223-5890 or 865-223-5841, the_river_gathering@yahoo.com, http://www.myspace.com/the_river_gathering


Mar. 20-22 35th Annual Denver March Powwow, Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt Street, Denver, CO 80216. Contact: Denver March Powwow, Inc., 303-934-8045, denvermarchpowwow@comcast.net, http://www.denvermarchpowwow.org/


Mar. 20-22  Chasco Fiesta Contest Powwow, Sims Park, New Port Richey, FL.  Native American Night, March 19, 2009, Special Guest: Gabriel Ayala, Yaqui, celebrated and accomplished Classical Guitarist.  Check out the web site http//www.chascofiesta.com for updates and times.  CONTEST POWWOW.  Specials to be Announced.  Grand Entry: Friday, 7pm; Saturday, 1pm, 7pm; Sunday, 1pm. Vendors contact: West Pasco County Chamber of Commerce 727 842-7651 or visit http//www.chascofiesta.com.  For more information contact: Katrina, 727-842-7651, sask_creewoman@yahoo.com, http://www.chascofiesta.com


Mar. 20-22  Mul-Chu-Tha Powwow 2009, Blue Bird Lane, Sacaton, AZ 85247.   Admission - 5&Under- Free; 6yrs-12yrs - $4.00; 55&Older- $4.00; 13-54yrs- $6.00.  Friday - Gourd Dance-6pm; Grand Entry-7:30pm.  Saturday - Gourd Dance-11am&5pm; Grand Entry-1pm&7pm.  Sunday - Lori Piestewa Memorial; Gourd Dance-11am; Final Grand Entry-1pm.  Head Mans Southern Straight Special - 1st Place- $1,000.00; 2nd Place- $800.00; 3rd Place-$500.00.  Arts & Crafts, Food Vendors Call Gila River Recreation at: 520.562.6087 or Public Information Office 520.562.9848.  For more information contact: Gila River Recreation at: 520.562.6087 or Public Information Office 520.562.9848.


Mar. 20-22  8th Annual Wellbriety Powwow, 4820 She Nah Num Dr., SE Olympia, WA 98513.  Contact: Joyce or Monica, 360-459-5312, mccloud.joyce@nisqually-nsn.gov, http://nisquallytribe-nsn.gov


Mar. 21  Turtle Drum Singer's Winter Social, Rockville United Methodist Church 142 Grove St., Rockville, CT Pot luck - please bring a hot or cold dish to share - all are welcome Call 860-454-7340 or email cikalabear@aol.com


Mar. 21 Honoring the Animals Paw wow, 11300 Nacogdoches Road (Three miles outside Loop 410, just north of Wurzbach Parkway), San Antonio, TX 78217. Save the date! Dancers, Vendors & Sponsors needed on March 21st, 2008 from 10am to 4pm! Join Apache del Rio Intertribal as we honor our animal brothers through partnership with Danza Azteca de Yanaguana Tejatzlan and the Animal Defense League of Texas. ADL has allowed us the use of their property to sing, dance and socialize on this wonderful first day of Spring. The "Honoring the Animals" Paw Wow is an event for cultural sharing. The American Indians who participate do so because of their traditional beliefs and a desire to share with those willing to learn more about our heritage. The "Honoring the Animals" Paw Wow continues to attract attention from the local community, ADL patrons and the American Indian community. We receive no support from the state or any tribal government or agency but are solely funded by individual and public donations. Proceeds are used to fund worthy Native American programs, particularly educational programs for youths. Powwow participants (dancers, drums, elders, and families) often travel from other parts of Texas, as well as other states at their own expense. It is customary for these people to be given an "honorarium" to help with their expenses and time away from work. The honorarium is especially critical this year with the high price of gas and troubled economy. The "Honoring the Animals" Paw Wow is asking for your help. Honorariums make this powwow possible, and your sponsorship of a dancer or drum is vital to the powwow in its mission to share the Indigenous traditions of the San Antonio area and of Texas. Thank you for your consideration. All Powwow Princesses - we invite you, please come and represent your tribe, band, organization or group! All Drums are welcome to offer a song. To advertise in our Powwow Program, please call Eugenia at 210-413-0961 or email efernandez@apachedelrio.org. Business card size (2"x3") ad - $20; 4"x5" - $30; 5"x8" - $50; 8"x10" - $80. The event itself will be advertised on radio and televison. For more information contact Steven Fernandez, 210-902-2735, lanzavolante@apachedelrio.org, http://www.apachedelrio.org


Mar. 21 Carolina Indian Circle’s 22nd Annual Powwow, Raleigh Rd. and South Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Contact: Rachel Ensing, 919-843-5928, cic_powwow@live.com


Mar. 21 The Tolleson Union High School Powwow, 9419 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson, AZ 85353. Contact: Sherry Gray, 623-936-3232, azhocak@msn.com


Mar. 21  Butler Family Benefit/Contest Powwow, Red Lake Day School, Tonalea, AZ 86044.  Norman Butler, 928-797-7670.


Mar. 21  Indian Education Program 16th Annual Powwow, Siuslaw Middle School, 2525 Oak St, Florence, OR 97439.  Contact: Lynn Anderson, 541-997-2514, x5403, Email: landerso@lane.k12.or.us


Mar. 21-22 Central Michigan University’s 20th Annual Powwow, 500 E. Broomfield, Rose Arena, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858. Grand entries: Saturday – 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday – 12 Noon. Doors open to public at 11 a.m. 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. Contact: Native American Programs, 989-774-2508, NAP@CMICH.EDU, http://www.cmich.edu/powwow


Mar. 21-22  UCN Spring Traditional Powwow, 436 7th Street, East, Box 3000, The Pas, Manitoba, Canada. Contact:  Tina Cook-Martin, 204-627-8698, tcook-martin@ucn.ca, https://mycampus.ucn.ca/ics/Campus_Life/Mamawechetota 


Mar. 27-28 32nd Annual Southern Utah University Powwow, SUU Sharwan Smith Center Ballroom, Cedar City, Utah. Grand entry Times:  Friday 7 pm, Saturday noon and 6 pm. Native American arts and crafts booths available, call 435-586-7772, or calamity@suu.edu. Admission:  $3 per session: Dancer registration, $3, point system will be used


Mar. 27-28 Phoenix Union High School District 6th Annual Benefit Powwow, 4525 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85012. Contact: Lorraine Shirley, 602-274-7558, shirleylorraine@msn.com


Mar. 27-29 Napier Field 2nd Annual Intertribal Fund Raiser Powwow, 358-400 Headquarters Street, Napier Field, AL 36303. Contact: Clarles/Beth Klein, 334-983-3007, Xargette@sw.rr.com, http://www.nffd.net


Mar. 27-29 1st Annual Thunderbird Powwow at Beech Lake, W. Church St., Lexington, TN 38351. Contact: Blue Thunder, 731-858-2419, uxfwelterweightchamp@rocketmail.com


Mar. 27-29  Annual Suquamish Renewal Powwow, Down Town, Suquamish, WA 98392. Contact:  James Old Coyote, 360-394-8509.


Mar. 28  TIHA (Texas Indian Hobbyist Association) Spring Powwow.  Galloway Hammond Recreation Center, Burnet, TX. Info: tihasmokesignal@yahoo.com. 


Mar. 28 Westwood High School 6th Annual Social Pow Wow, 945 W. 8th St., Mesa, AZ 85201. Food Vendors (limit 4) Arts & crafts vendors. Gourd Dance 11:00 am & 5 pm, Grand Entry 1pm & 7pm, Specials: Tiny tot, Mens old style grass dance, Regular grass dance, more specials to TBA. Admission is free...Open to the public. Bring own chairs. Alcohol/Drug free event. Contact: Virginia or Doug, 480-472-4511, vclinton@mpsaz.org or doknorton@mpsaz.org


Mar. 28 19th Annual Washington University Powwow, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO. Contact: The Buder Center, 314-935-4510, http://gwbweb.wustl.edu/buder/events.html


Mar. 28 Warriors of the Light, Rimer Hill Rd., Templeton, PA 16259. Contact: Winterhawk, 724-868-2771, winterhawk40@gmail.com


Mar. 28 Augsburg College 1st Annual Traditional pow wow, Augsburg College Gymnasium, Minneapolis, MN. Directions: http://www.augsburg.edu/about/directions.html Campus Map: http://www.augsburg.edu/about/map.html. Info: Jennifer Simon or Brent Belisle 612-330-1144 simonj@augsburg.edu or belisle@augsburg.edu http://www.augsburg.edu/aissp/.  Additional Info: "American Indian Student Services ~ Celebrating 30 years". Grand Entries at 1:00 and 7:00 PM. Feast at 5:00. pm


Mar. 28  East Carolina Native American Organization 17th Annual Powwow, Minges Coliseum, Greenville, NC 27858.  Admission is free.  Campus tours will be available.  Free Parking. Parking available for buses and RVs.This is a traditional powwow with no contests but with plenty of good singing, dancing, and food.  It is held on the campus of East Carolina University.  We will have lots of traders.  We hold this powwow, in part, to recruit new American Indian students, to educate our community and campus about the Native American culture, and most of all to celebrate.  Vendors: All venders are welcome- setup time is at 930 AM. Food vendors who wist to setup, please contact Aleshia by phone or e-mail before coming. Admission, setup, and parking are free of charge.  Contact: Aleshia, 252-864-7162, hunta@ecu.edu


Mar. 28  Caney Valley Powwow, Bull Pup Blvd., Caney, KS 67333.  Contact: Marsha Wilmoth, 620-515-0660, l_watts@caney.comJackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


Mar. 28  Red River Intertribal Club Benefit Powwow, Northwest Boys & Girls Club, 1402 N. Beverly Drive, Wichita Falls, TX 76306.  Benefit powwow for Kids Cafe. Head Gourd Dancer: Bruce Caesar, Head Man: Emiliano Flores, Head Lady: Mary Wade, Head Singer: Parker Emhoolah, MC: Wallace Coffey, AD: Freddie Banderas, Security: Joetta Sommers & Eddie Nahquaddy, Co-Host: Comanche War Scouts. Gourd Dancing 2-5 PM. Supper 5-6 PM. Gourd Dancing 6-7 PM. Grand Entry 7PM. Contests: Men's Straight, Ladies' Jingle Dress, Ladies' Fancy Shawl, Tiny Tots. Winner takes all in each category.  Contact: Jim Moore, 940-782-7747, redriverintertribalclub@yahoo.com, http://redriverintertribal.org


Mar. 28-29 Natchez Powwow. Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Natchez, MS. Info: http://groups.msn.com/NatchezPowwow


Mar. 28-29 2nd Annual Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Reunion, Cumberland County Fairgrounds, Crossville, TN 38572. Contact: Dana Sappier, 931-335-0024, spiderbearcreations@yahoo.comhttp://www.fatchiefproductions.synthasite.com


Mar. 28-29  Coconino High School Contest Powwow, 2801 N. Izabel Street, Flagstaff, AZ.  Contact Emily Begay, 928-773-8221


Mar. 28-29  Historic Time Line Event, Wanda Priest Park, North Main St, Fredericktown, MO 63645.  Contact: Tim Dane, 573-783-8686, Email: fmanning@timelineevent.org 

April 2009

Apr. 2-4  Cherokee of Georgia Spring Powwow, Cherokee Way, St. George, GA 31562.  Contact:  Chief Tall Oak Martin, 904-699-6416, damascus3@yahoo.com, http://www.cherokeeofgeorgia.us

Apr. 3-4 Montana State University, 5000 Southgate Dr., Billings, MT 59101. Contact: Inter-tribal Indian Club, 406-657-2182, craig.falcon@myportal.montana.edu


Apr. 3-4  9th Annual DCIYC Scholarship Powwow, Bulldog Arena, Jay, OK 74346.  Contact:  Jaxin Enemy-Hunter, 918-314-2245, sjenemyhunter@hotmail.com, www.dciyc.com


Apr. 3-4  4th Annual LifeWay Sobriety Contest Powwow, Main St./Fir Street, Tuba City, AZ 86045.  Contact: D.L. Bedonie, 928-283-5860, ndnstyle@yahoo.com


Apr. 3-5 3rd Annual Pow Wow on the River. First Tennessee Pavilion ( all under cover), 1826 Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN. Hours - Fri 10am-4pm (Kids Day), Sat 10am-10pm (Grand Entry at 1 & 6pm), Sun 10am-5pm (Grand Entry 1p). Adults $6, Seniors $4, Children (6-12) $3, Children (5-under) free, College Students w/ID $4, Military w/ID free. Dance Money & Drum Contest Money! All vendors welcome. Free Parking & bring your own chairs.  Info: (423) 240-7270 Email: NASofTN@aol.com


Apr. 3-5 30th Annual Chambers Farm Spring Powwow, 22400 NE Highway 315, Ft. McCoy, FL 32134. Contact: Dan Berke, 706-983-9367, mbrill@interscopemfg.com, http://chambersfarm.org


Apr. 3-5  Kisipatnahk Powwow, Louis Bull Tribe, Hobbema, Alberta, Canada.  Contact: Vice Chairman-Mr. Michael Sangrett, 780-312-3062, kisipatnahk_powwow@yahoo.ca


Apr. 3-5  Fort McDowell Casino 25th Anniversary Powwow, 10424 North Fort McDowell Road, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264.  $75,000 in Total Prize Money.  Prizes 1st Place $1,000.00; 2nd Place $800.00; 3rd Place $600.00; 4th Place $400.00; 5th Place $200.00.  Golden Age Men & Women (60+); Adult Men (40-59); Southern Straight; Southern Fancy; Northern Traditional; Northern Fancy; Grass; Adult Women (40-59); Southern Cloth; Southern Buckskin; Northern Traditional; Fancy Shawl; Jingle; Dress; Jr. Adult Men (21-39); Southern Straight; Southern Fancy; Northern Traditional; Northern Fancy; Grass; Jr. Adult Women (21-39); Southern Cloth; Southern Buckskin; Northern Traditional; Fancy Shawl; Jingle Dress.  Special Contest-Switch Dance Men & Women.  1st Place $500.00; 2nd Place $400.00; 3rd Place $300.00; 4th Place $200.00; 5th Place $100.00.  Prizes are to paid in adult categories only.  For more information call 480-789-4687 or Powwow@fmcasino.com.  The Radisson is offering a special rate of $99 per night for the Pow Wow.  To get the special rate you must call the Radisson and speak to reservation agent and use the code word "Pow Wow".  For reservations please call 480-789-5300.  Additional lodging is available at the Holiday Inn located just minutes away in Fountain Hills. Call (480)837-6565 for reservations and mention the Pow Wow  to receive a special room rate.  Trailers & RVs must call the Eagle View RV Resort at 480-789-5310. Mention that you are attending the Pow Wow and you will receive a special discounted rate  The Casino does not allow over night RV parking.


Apr. 4 UCO Spring Powwow, 100 N. University Drive, Edmond, OK 73034. Contact: Kathryn Toahty, 405-974-2224, ktoahty@ucok.edu


Apr. 4 Southwestern University Powwow, 930 Southwestern Blvd, Georgetown, TX 78626Non Contest Powwow - Free Admission. 11am - 10pm. Grand Entry: 1 & 7pm.  Vendors by invitation only. Contact: Ben Nava, 512-639-4931, navab@southwestern.edu, www.myspace.com/sunative


Apr. 4  American Indian Leadership Youth Council 13th Annual Pow Wow, 108 W. 5th St., Broken Bow, OK 74728.  Contact: Monica Billy, 580-584-3365, mbilly@bbisd.org


Apr. 4  Oklahoma City University Spring Contest Powwow 2009, NW 27th & Florida Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73106.  Contact: OCU Native American Society, 405-208-5171, jtippeconnic.stu@okcu.edu


Apr. 4  NC State University's 19th Annual Powwow, NCSU's Carmichael Gymnasium, Dan Allen Rd, Raleigh, NC 27611.  Dancer Registration - $5 each. Northern & Southern Host Drummers, Dance Competition Prizes, Raffles, Vendors, Food and much more!  Contact: Mallory Richardson, 252-469-1829, Email: mbricha3@ncsu.edu, clubs.ncsu.edu/nasa


Apr. 4  Duke University Powwow, 120 Science Drive, will be held on Main Quad, Durham, NC 27708.  Contact: Sadie In The Woods, 605-441-2375, sji2@duke.edu


Apr. 4  University of Utah 37th Annual Traditional Social Powwow, 120 West 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT.  Contact: Carrie @ American Indian Resource Center, 801-581-7392, airc@sa.utah.edu


Apr. 4  2nd Annual Benefit Powwow RRPS, Rio Rancho High School, 301 Loma Colorado Dr., NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.  Vendor info: Pete Vallejo or Fama Yazzie,  505-896-5600.  Contact info: Victoria Tafoya, 505-896-0667.


Apr. 4  5th Annual Skiatook JOM Powwow, Central Gymnasium, 710 S. Osage, Skiatook, OK 74070.  Contest powwow.  Walmart gift cards will be awarded to contest winners: 1st place- $100, 2nd place- $80, 3rd place- $60 & 4th place- $40.  Contact:  Avis Ballard, 918-287-5545, aballard@osagetribe.org, http://www.osagetribe.org/education.


Apr. 4  Chahsenah Descendants Annual Powwow, Comanche Nation Complex Gym, 504 NW Bingo Rd., Lawton, OK (Medicine, OK 73507).  Schedule: 2pm Gourd Dancing, 5:30pm Supper, 6:30pm Gourd Dancing, 7:30pm War and Social Dancing.  Vendors are welcome for a fee and donation.  Contact: Mary Chahsenah, 580-483-7284, Leon.E.Chasenah-1@ou.edu


Apr. 4  University of Kansas 21st Annual Spring Powwow, Kansas Union Ballroom, 5th floor, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Lawrence, KS 66045.  Saturday, April 4th, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Free and open to the public.  Contact: Stephanie Farve, 785-393-4588.


Apr. 4-5 El Camino College 11th Annual All Nations Powwow, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506. Contact: Professor Emily Rader, 310-660-3757, erader@elcamino.edu


Apr. 4-5 31st Annual First Nations University of Canada, 1 First Nations Way, Regina, Sas. Contact: Richard Missens, 306-790-5950, rmissens@firstnationsuniversity.ca, http://www.firstnationsuniversity.ca/default.aspx?pag


Apr. 4-5  Tutxinmepu Pow-Wow, University of Idaho Memorial Gym, Moscow, ID 83843.  Contact: David Velarde, 208-885-5341, davidvelarde@vandals.uidaho.edu


Apr. 4-5  Powwow Big Spring, 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720.  Contact: Ronert Downing, 432-263-3255, powwowbigspring@suddenlink.net, http://powwowbigspring.com


Apr. 4-5  Eighth Annual Brown University Spring Thaw Powwow, Between Waterman St. and George St. along Thayer, Providence, RI.  Contact: Loyola Rankin, 505-917-1162, nativesatbrown@gmail.com, http://www.brown.edu/NAB


Apr. 4-5  USD 37th Annual Wacipi, Vermillion High School, 1001 E. Main St., Vermillion, SD 57069.  Registration opens Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Day money provided for registered dancers and registered drums of four or more people.  Saturday, April 4: USD Tiospaye U. Princess Contest, Live Auction, Honoring Ceremony for Patty Evans.  Grand Entry: 1 pm and 7 pm, Saturday, 1 pm on Sunday.  Meal provided at 6 p.m.  Contact: Conrad Two lance, 605-864-1893, Tiospaye@usd.edu, http://orgs.usd.edu/tiospaye/Tiospaye_2009.pdf


Apr. 10  St. Paul Public Schools Indian Education Program Monthly Traditional pow wow, Battle Creek Middle School, 2121 North Park Drive, St. Paul, MN. Info: 651-293-5191 www.indianeducation.spps.org. Free and open to the public.  Additional Info: Monthly winter pow wow. Everyone is welcome. Pow wow 6-8 PM. This is an opportunity for families to sing, dance, socialize and and enjoy our cultural traditions. No smoking on school grounds. Concession stands or booths $10; no candy sales. Children 11 and under MUST be accompanied by an adult or they will not be admitted. Security provided by First Nations Security.


Apr. 10-11  Unity Powwow, The Navajo VIllage Heritage Center, 1253 Coppermine Rd, Page, AZ. Info: Merle Begay, 928-640-3137, pageazunitypowwow@yahoo.com Website: www.myspace.com/pageazunitypowwow


Apr. 10-11 14th Annual Wildcat Powwow, 4th Street and Highland Ave., Tucson, AZ. Contact: Recynthia Robinson, 520-248-6192, rrr491@email.arizona.edu


Apr. 10-11  MSU Bozeman, American Indian Council's 34th Annual, #1 Bobcat Circle Dr., Bozeman, MT 59717.  Contact: Orlando Avery, 406-579-2654, nicholas.dick@myportal.montana.edu, http://www.montana.edu/wwwnas/


Apr. 10-11  Diné College Contest Powwow, Diné College Campus, Tsaile, AZ 86556.  Friday: Gourd Session-5:30pm, Grand Entry: 7:00pm.  Saturday: Gourd Session-11:30am & 5:30pm, Grand Entry: 1:00pm & 7:00pm.  DRUM  CONTEST:  $1000.00 Winner takes all!  Boys Fancy Dance Special:  8 yrs & younger, 1st-4th place, Sponsored by Kaulaity Family.  Entrance Fee:  Adults-$5.00, Child-$3.00.  Vendors:  Arts/Crafts & Food Vendor Space Available Contact: Dawayne at 928-724-6783 or dabahe@dinecollege.edu.  Contact:  Elfreda 505-368-3560 or Dawayne 928-724-6783, 928-724-6743, elfyazzie@dinecollege.edu or dabahe@dinecollege.ed, http://www.dinecollege.edu


Apr. 10-12  11th Annual Spotted Bird Powwow, Elk City Civic Center, 1016 Airport Industrial Rd, Elk City, OK 73644.  Contest powwow.  All Vendors Welcome! Raffle item or Donation required.  For more info Contact: The Starr Family at (580) 473-9163.


Apr. 11  37th Annual UC Davis Contest Powwow, University of California at Davis, CA., 2401 Hart Hall, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA  95616.  Powwow Committee  530-752-6656, ucdavispowwow@gmail.com


Apr. 11 Casa Blanca Community School Powwow, 3455 W. Casa Blanca Road, Bapchule, AZ 85221. Contact: Elizabeth Young, 602-995-9578, elizabethyoung@cbcschools.com


Apr. 11  University of Iowa Powwow, 125 N. Madison Street, Iowa City, IA 52245.  Contact: Theresa Heitz or AISA, 319-335-8298, studorg-aisa@uiowa.edu, http://www.uiowa.edu/~aisa


Apr. 11  Seminole State College, N.A.S.A. Spring Powwow, Raymond Harbor Field House, 2701 Boren Blvd., Seminole, OK 74868.  Contest Powwow.  Free Event.  Gourd dancing 2-5pm, Supper 5-6pm, Grand Entry 7pm.  Vendors welcome - $15 plus 1 donated item. No Food Vendors. Vendor Contact: Keri Larney, 405-683-1246.  Contact:  Marie Dawson, 405-382-9246.  Jackson will be attending this powwow.


Apr. 11  Old Chief Lonewolf Gathering & Powwow, Red Buffalo Hall, Carnegie, OK.  Contest powwow.  Vendors: $25 or equivalent gift (limited space). Contact: Alinda Yellowhair, 580-919-4545 and/or Dorla Yeahquo, 580-654-1649.


Apr. 11  Otoe Eloska Spring Tail Dance, Otoe-Missouria Cultural Center, 8151 Highway 177, Red Rock, OK 74651.  Traditional Dancing - No Contests.  Schedule: 2:00 p.m. - Tail Dance Program, 5:30 p.m. - Evening meal, 6:30 p.m. - Intertribal Program.  Food and Merchandise Vendors will be on hand.  For more information including Vendor setup contact: Bernadette Huber at (405) 240-2600 or Email: iowayhuber@hotmail.com.


Apr. 11  Osage Nation Head Start Benefit Dance, Skiatook Community Building, 220 S. Broadway, Skiatook, OK. 74070.  For more information contact: Terri Buffalohead at (918) 699-5471 or Email: tbuffalohead@yahoo.com


Apr. 11  Relay for Life Children Youth Contest Pow-Wow, Sponsored by the Tecumseh High School Native Club, Farris Willingham Field (Football Field), W. Main St. & S. 12th St., Tecumseh, OK 74873 (In case of rain: W.P. Wood Alumni Center).  Dance Contest: 1-6 years, 7-12 years, 13-17 years, Womens: Buckskin, Cloth, Fancy Shawl, Jingle, Mens: Straight, Fancy, Traditional, and Grass.  Vendors Welcome: $30.00 per Booth Space Call: (580) 598-2067.   5km Run/Walk: 9:00 a.m. - Entry Fee/Donation: "Suggested Donation:  $10.00 for 5km Run/Walk".  "3 on 3" Basketball Tournament (High School - Adult) 10:00 a.m.  Entry Fee/Donation: $30.00 per team.  All proceeds will be donated to Relay for Life (Cancer Research)


Apr. 11  4th Annual Azalea Powwow, Muskogee Civic Center, Muskogee, OK.  Gourd Dance 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Specials will be performed during afternoon session.  Dinner break 5pm to 6pm.  Gourd dancing 6pm to 7pm.  Grand Entry 7pm.  Special invitation to all Veterans.  Vendors welcome.  Contact Carolyn Moses (918) 687-1660 – Booth Rental $25 or donation for raffle.  For powwow information contact Joyce Deere (918) 230-4734 or Cassandra Gaines (918) 682-2622.  Mary will be attending this powwow.


Apr. 11-12 Inter-tribal Spring Powwow, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92831. Contact: Anna Tiger, 760-508-7761, itsc_3603@hotmail.com


Apr. 11-12 Seven Arrows Powwow, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725.  Admission is $2 per day.  Contact: Tai Simpson, 208-514-7062, bsuintertribalnativecouncil@gmail.com, http://www.myspace.com/bsu_inc


Apr. 11-12  NCIPA 17th Annual Spring Contest Powwow, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland, CO 80538.  Vendors: $125 for 10x10 space before 03/27/09; $175 after. See our website for application.  Contact: Jan, 970-498-0290, http://www.fortnet.org/PowWow/NCIPA_powwow.html


Apr. 11-12  Dance for Mother Earth Ann Arbor Powwow, 100 Olds/Robb, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.  Welcome to the largest pow wow in the Midwest!  37th Annual "Dance for Mother Earth" Ann Arbor Powwow will be held April 11-12, 2008 at the Olds-Robb Student Rec Building on the Eastern Michigan University Campus.  http://www.umich.edu/~powwow.  Doors open at 10:30AM both days.  Saturday Grand Entries at 12:00PM & 7:00PM; Sunday Grand Entry at 12:00PM.  For a complete schedule of events visit http://www.umich.edu/~powwow/.  Come for a couple of hours, for the whole day, or for both days! And bring cash to shop from over 40 Native vendors!  Admission Prices:  Adults - $10; Students with ID- $5; Children (5-12) - $5; Children under 4 – free; Seniors (60 years and over) - $5.  Volunteers are needed! Gain free admission with a volunteer shift of just 2hrs! Email powwowvolunteers@gmail.com for more information.  Event is open to the public. All are welcome!!  The Ann Arbor Powwow is hosted by the UM Native American Student Association (NASA).  http://www.umich.edu/~powwow/.  This is an alcohol and drug free event.  Over 400 dancers & 10 drum groups from ALL OVER THE COUNTRY! Buy hand made crafts and artwork from Native vendors and artists!!  Contact:  Conner Sandefur, 734-565-8670, a2powwow@umich.edu, http://www.umich.edu/~powwow


Apr. 17  15th Annual Kiowa Indian Child Welfare Pow-Wow, Red Buffalo Hall, Kiowa Tribal Complex, west side of Carnegie on Highway 9, Carnegie, OK.  No Merchandise Vendors will be on hand.  Contact: Kiowa Tribe ICW, 580-654-2349, (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) or Summer Morgan at (580) 654-2349 or Email: summer73038@yahoo.com


Apr. 17-18 41st Annual Kyi-Yo Celebration, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812. Contact: Kyi-Yo Program Coordinator, 406-243-5403, kyiyo@yahoo.com, http://www.umt.edu/kyiyo/powwow.htm


Apr. 17-18  32nd Texas Gulf Coast Tia-Piah Annual Powwow, 21675 McClesky Road, New Caney, TX 77357.  A.V. Sallas County Park.  Head Gourd Dancers:  Tia-Piah Headmen.  U.S. 59 to New Caney, exit FM 1485, south 1 mile on feeder, west 1 mile on McClesky Road to park entrance.  Free admission.  Camping for out-of-towners.  Electrical hookups only. No ground fires.  Covered arena and pavilion.  Friday, April 17th:  gourd dancing begins 7 p.m., intertribal to follow.  Saturday, April 18th:  gourd dancing @ 2 p.m., supper @ 5, brush dancing @ 6:30, grand entry about 9 p.m.  Vendors:  By invitation only: go to website for info.  Contact:  Ted Weatherly, 281-842-8972, davebang@dbang.net, http://www.gulfcoasttiapiah.com


Apr. 17-18  Black Eagle Powwow 2009, 3001 Civic Center, Rio Rancho, NM 87144.  Contact: Malcom Yepa, 505-321-0402, malcom_yepa@yahoo.com.


Apr. 17-18  The 95th Annual OU Spring Pow-Wow, The Lloyd Noble Center, 2900 Jenkins Ave. #315, Norman, OK 73019 and The 19th Annual OU Stompdance, at Norman North High School, 1809 Stubbeman Ave., Norman, OK  Schedule for Stomp Dance: Friday, April 17, 2009, 5:00 p.m. - Doors Open, 6:00 p.m. – Supper, 11:00 p.m. - Last Dance.  Schedule for Pow-Wow: Saturday, April 18, 2009, 2:00 p.m. - Doors open to the public at the Main East Entrance, 3:00 p.m. - Gourd Dance, 5:00 p.m. – Supper, 7:00 p.m. - Grand Entry.  Free Parking - Free Admission - No outside chairs - Stadium Seating is provided - No outside food or drinks allowed - No giveaways - No exceptions.  Arts and Crafts Vendors - For Vendor information please contact Lindy Waters at lwaters@ou.edu.  Accommodations based on disability, contact Lindy Waters, American Indian Student Life Director at (405) 325-1468


Apr. 17-19  Red Hearts Gathering, Pineview Powwow Grounds, Linden, TN.  Intertribal Powwow. Vendor Fee = $ + item donation (for raffle/auction) Must be ½ pre-paid to confirm $50.00 for 10'x10' $75.00 for 10'x20' $150 for Food Vendors Space is Limited to 15 unless geared toward children, all items must be handcrafted, Please No Imports.  Admission - $5.00 per car.  Grand Entry - 11:00 am on Saturday, 1:00 pm on Sunday. Primitive Camping Available. Ron or Janet  931-593-2986  1-877-458-2528, 1254 Toms Creek Road, Linden, TN 37096, redhearts@tds.net


Apr. 17-19  43rd Annual LIHA (Louisiana Indian Heritage Association) Powwow, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 4-H Bldg., Gonzales, LA. Indoors - Rain or shine! Annual Dance and Princess Contest. Head Singer: Alex Alvarez, Host Drum: Medicine Tail Singers, MC: Walter Celestine, AD: Lloyd Thompson, Head Gourd: Ken Dixon, Head Man: Leeland Johnson, Head Lady: Melissa Bond, Head Boy: Watee Farmer, Head Girl: Shatina Farmer, 2008 LIHA Princess: Norma Isaac, Humanities Scholar: Deborah White Eye. Onsite camping available. Contact Flo or Betty for reservations. 225-621-1700.  Contact: Andi, 504-367-1375, Email: andi4769@aol.com, www.liha-news.com


Apr. 17-19  United Cherokee Ani-Yun-Wiya Nation 11th Annual Pow-Wow, 3550 Creek Path Road, Guntersville, Alabama 35976.  Non-Competition Dancing Posting of the Colors: UCAN Veteran's Society & Honor Guard.  Drums; RedRoad Singers, Thunderheart.  Drums Welcome.  MC-Lee Trevino; AD - Butch Richardson, Steve Edge; Head Men-Skipper Smith; Head Ladies-Katie Smith Jr.; Head Man-TBA; Jr. Head Lady-TBA; Flute Players-Jimmy Yellowhorse Webster & Mike Serna; Hand Drum: Cindy Zavala.  Pow Wow Princess Contest, Tiny Tot, Junior, Senior- $5.00 Entry Fee.  Calendar of Events: Friday, April 17th, Children's Day-Admission-Free; Exhibition-Dancing, Singing, various demonstrations of crafts; Story Tellers, Flute Playing, Archery, Flint-knapping.  Saturday, April 18th-Admission $5.00 Per Car.  Dancing, Drumming, Demonstrations.  Gates Open 8:00 AM til 9:00 PM - PUBLIC WELCOME.  Grand Entry-Noon, (Noon til 7:00 PM). Bon Fire & Story Telling at Dark:30 PM.  Sunday, April 19th-Admission $5.00 Per Car.  Gates Open 10:00 AM til 5:00 PM - PUBLIC WELCOME.  GRAND ENTRY 12:00 Noon (Noon til 5:00 PM).  NO ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR POLITICS.  Grounds Security & EMT Service will be provided.  Concessions Available, Shower Facilities, Handicap Facilities, Primitive Camping Available.  "The tall mountains and the valley floors, this is our church. We worship there so our Indian way of life can exist."  Please send all mailed documentation to: Pow Wow Committee, 6407 Jarmon Rd. Guntersville, AL 35976.  For more information contact Gina Williamson 256-582-2333, ucanonline@bellsouth.net, www.ucan-online.org


April 17-19  44th Annual Haliwa-Saponi Powwow, 130 Haliwa-Saponi Trail, Hollister, NC 27844.  Contact: Marty Richardson, 252-586-4017, mrichardson@haliwa-saponi.com, http://www.haliwa-saponi.com


Apr. 18 6th Annual Livermore Powwow, Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore, CA 94551. The 6th Annual Livermore Pow Wow will be held at a NEW location at Las Positas College OUTSIDE on the new astroturf field! Absolutely NO SMOKING allowed on field! Smoking is ONLY permitted in parking lot! ALL violaters will be asked to leave! New gymnasium has been reserved in case of poor weather! FREE ADMISSION! Gourd Dance: 11:00 AM. Grand Entry: 12:00 PM & 6:00 PM. All interested vendors please email your address and phone number to Smoke Johnson at sjohnson@laspositascollege.edu. Contact info: Smoke Johnson, 925-577-8471, sjohnson@laspositascollege.edu


Apr. 18  Whispering Wind Powwow, 2708 Dovefield Rd., Elgin, SC 29045.  Traders are welcome.  There is no charge for a space.  Raffle donations are appreciated.  There are limited spaces available.  Chief Steve Silverheels will be guest of honor.  All veterans will be honored.  Contact:  Susan, 803-729-4434, susanvet1212@yahoo.com


Apr. 18  Caddo Nation Head Start Benefit Powwow, Oklahoma Street Gym, 407 West Oklahoma Avenue, Anadarko, OK 73005.  Venue Phone: (405) 247-2342.  There will be no contests.  We will have Gourd Dancing, Caddo Dances, Intertribal Dancing, Stomp Dancing, and the crowning of the 3 year old and 4 year old Princess and Brave.  All Princesses, Singers, Clubs, & Organizations are welcome to participate.  Security will not be provided.  Food and Merchandise Vendors will be on hand.  Vendor Contacts: Brenna Nance or Melody Redbird at: (405) 247-2342.  For more information contact: Patty Leemhuis at (405) 656-2344 ext. 257 or Email: pleemhuis@caddonation.org


Apr. 18-19  Golden Hill Paugusett Powwow, East Rock State Park, New Haven, CT 860-873-1672 or shiakoda@att.net


Apr. 18-19 37th Annual UC Davis Contest Pow Wow, University of California - California. Contest Powwow, 9am-midnight, FREE. Contact:Powwow Committee, email: ucdavispowwow@gmail.com.


Apr. 18-19  6th Annual New Faces of an Ancient People Tradition, 656 Brandywine Dr., Boalsburg, PA 16801.  Drums and Vendors are by Invitation Only.  This is a traditional powwow and admission is free. Native Kitchen.  Grand entry is 1pm and 6pm on Saturday and 1pm only on Sunday. Powwow Hotels have a powwow rate- but fill up quickly - please reserve early. For more info visit www.powwow.psu.edu.  E-mail is fastest way to get a response from the powwow committee.  Contact: John Sanchez, 814-863-7994, apache@psu.edu.


Apr. 18-19  Chumash Day PowWow and Inter-Tribal Gathering, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265.  parking on Malibu Canyon Rd and Civic Center Way.  Free shuttle service all day to event site.  Free event.  All drums and dancers welcome!!  Contact:  Amy Crittenden, 310-456-2489, acrittenden@ci.malibu.ca.us, http://www.malibu-ca.gov/


Apr. 19  11th Annual Modesto Junior College Intertribal Powwow, 435 College Ave., Modesto, CA 95355.  Contact: Associated Student of Modesto Junior College, 209-575-4261, asmjc@mjc.edu, http://www.mjc.edu


Apr. 19  Sand Creek Remembrance Gathering, 32905 West 84th Street, De Soto, KS  66018.  DeSoto Community Center Gym 32905 West 84th Street DeSoto, KS 66018. Off Hwy 10, 19 miles East of Lawrence and 14 miles West of Lenexa.  11AM Community Worship Service in the gym.  12Noon Lunch* ;1PM Gourd Dancing & Specials; 3PM Grand Entry and Inter Tribal Dancing.  *Carry in/pot luck lunch. A cake for the cake walks would be appreciated.  All drums, singers, honor guards, Gourd Dance organizations, veterans and the public are invited and encouraged to attend.  Free admission, free parking, bleacher seating, handicap accessible.   Dancers & dancer pit crews please bring your favorite lawn chairs.  Singing, Dancing, Raffles, Cake Walks, Native American Crafts, Native American food (will be available for purchase on site).  Contact:  Steve Bruce, 816-737-3663, PowwowInfo@att.net, http://www.kansaseast.org/page.asp?PKValue=929.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this gathering.


Apr. 21-22 34th Annual Pah-Loots-Pu Celebration, Glenn Terrell Mall, Pullman, WA 99164. There is no admission charge, this event is open to the public; and any and all dancers and drums. Grand Entry on Friday is @ 7pm. Vendors: Please contact us for applications and more info. Contact: Jonathan Hamilton, 509-335-8676, wsunaa@gmail.com


Apr. 23-25 Gathering of Nations Powwow, University of New Mexico Arena (“the Pit”), Avenida Cesar Chavez Blvd. SE (Hwy. 25, exit #223), Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Miss Indian World Traditional Talent Presentations is the evening of April 23rd, Powwow and Indian Trader's Market is all day and night April 24th & 25th). 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! Also included: "stage 49" the Gathering of Nations stage on pow wow alley featuring the best in Native American music! If you are interested in booth space at the 26th Annual Gathering of Nations Powwow - Indian Traders Market Friday April 25th - Saturday April 26th, call 505-836-2810 and request an application.


Apr. 24-25  20th Annual Honor Dance and Spring Celebration (Pow Wow) at MSU Dome, 500 University Ave. W., Minot, ND 58707. Friday April 24 - Educational presentations.  1 PM and 7 PM - Grand Entries.  Competition Pow Wow.  Contact: Wylie Hammond, 701-858-3365, wylie.hammond@minotstateu.edu


Apr. 24-26  Cherokee River Homecoming Fun Festival, Bankhead National Forest Hwy 33, Moulton, AL.  Indian Crafts, Intertribal dancing, demonstrators, Gold & Gem panning, Danza Azteca, Karaoke by MC Entertainment, Mountain Men Village, Trade Blanket, Free Primitive camping, free parking, $3.00 Admission. Children's Day is Friday Apr. 24th free admission for all groups of children. Head Lady: Amy Bird, Head Man: Mark Flood, Head Veteran: Charlie Hannah, Arena Director: Jay West, MC: Charles LaHay, Drums: Wiregrass & TBA Prizes for Dancers.  Cecil Brill   205 221-3873 or 205 471-2395, 1075 County Road 67, Moulton, AL 35650, kbagwell1@gmail.com, www.webjam.com/hogohegeeindiancenter


Apr. 24-26  Trail of Tears Powwow, 9457 Fm Rd 1142, Purdy, MO 65734.  The Trail of Tears Powwow is being hosted by the White River Cherokee at the Star City Ranch. A 1,247 acre ranch that is certified by the National Park Service for the 2-1/2 miles of the Trail of Tears, where the spirit still lives.  Contact: Sheryl Taylor, 417-847-3000, Email: spiritdancer1057@aol.com, http://www.starcityranch.com/Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


Apr. 24-26  Southern Miss Powwow, Campus of Southern Miss, Payne Center, Hattiesburg, MS 39406.  The Golden Eagles Intertribal Society, a student group at Southern Miss, would like to invite you to our powwow. The event is open and free to the public.  Contact: Tammy Greer, 601-266-6336, Email: tammy.greer@usm.edu.  http://www.usm.edu/geis


Apr. 25  Talihina Indian Festival Powwow, Old School Gym (Hwy 271 N) Talihina, OKchamber@talihinacc.com


Apr. 25  2009 "Return to Tradition" Pow-Wow, Madison Area Technical College (MATC)- Truax Campus 3550 Anderson Street, Madison, WI 53704.  Grand Entries scheduled for 1pm and 7pm.  Traditional Feast at 5pm.  For more information about the event, please contact: Valentina Ahedo, VAhedo@matcmadison.edu


Apr. 25  Turtle Drum Singers Mini-Powwow, Rockville United Methodist Church, 142 Grove St., Rockville, CT For more info email wanblingleska@comcast.net


Apr. 25 2009 Madison Area Technical College 2009 Powwow, Truax Campus, 3550 Anderson Street, Madison, WI 53704. Contact: Valentina Ahedo, 608-246-6461, VAhedo@matcmadison.com


Apr. 25 9th Celebration of Life for All People Powwow, Red Wing Park, Virginia Beach, VA. MC - Clark Stewart (Chickahominy); HM - Daniela Garneaux (Oglala Lakota); HF - Lindsey Fortune (Rappahanock); AD - Thomas Lewis (Meherrin). Host Drum - Red Wolf (Hollister, NC); Gust Drum - Red Earth (Hollister, NC).  American Indian dancing, educational exhibits and displays, arts and crafts, storytelling, and authentic foods for sale.  Vendor spaces fill early.  Over 5,000 at least year's event! Free admission and parking. Contact: Debra Vick   757 427-2990, 1398 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456, dvick@vbgov.com  fun@vbgov.com


Apr. 25  Sumner Spring Powwow, 1707 Main Street, Sumner, WA 98390.  Contact: Kandis Reyes, 253-778-7988, kreyes@psesd.org


Apr. 25  Mendocino College Pow-Wow, 1000 Hensley Creek Rd., Ukiah, CA 95482.  Contact: Darletta Fulwide, 707-468-3229, dfulwide@mendocino.edu


Apr. 25  Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, The United Methodist Church, Glenpool Creek Indian Community Building, South Hwy 75, Glenpool, OK.  Contests:  Adult: (18 years & up), Men’s Traditional: $250.00 "Winner take all", Woman’s Cloth: $250.00 "Winner take all"; Boys & Girls (ages 6 to 17 years), Boys Grass & Girls Jingle (1st: $40.00, 2nd: $35.00, 3rd: $25.00), Tiny Tot Contest: (ages 5 and under).  Arts and Crafts Vendors contact: Rose McHenry at (918) 510-2921 or Email: rmmchenry@yahoo.com.  For more information call: Sunrise Ross at (918) 408-8554 or Pat Tah at (918) 766-3460


Apr. 25-26  2nd Annual Kanalidiha (Making Friends) PowWow, Riverside Street, Leesburg, AL 35983.  Contact: Ed Elliott, 256-523-7251, ABOC2007@webtv.net, http://alabamabandofcherokee.bravehost.com/


Apr. 25-26  3rd Annual Salt River Veterans Recognition Pow Wow, McDowell & Longmore Rd., Salt River, AZ 85256.  Contact: Michelle, 602-710-8012


Apr. 25-26  American Indian Council Inc. 18th Annual Spring Powwow, Location: Boone County Fair Grounds, 1300 E 100 S, Lebanon, IN 46052.  $5 ages 13-59, $2 ages 6-12, $2 ages 60 and older, $1 for dancers and free for kids under 6 years old.  Contact: Kathy Wamsley, 765-481-1571, Email: aicindiana@yahoo.com, http://americanindiancouncil.com


Apr. 25-26  3rd Annual Swatara Creek Powwow, Old Ferry House grounds, Rt. 441 & South Union, Middletown, PA.  Contact: Paul Bear, 717-215-3079, Email: pablooso@peoplepc.com


Apr. 26  Good Medicine Gathering, 3801 W. Government Way, Seattle, WA.  Contact:  Alivewithskies, 206-595-7185, columbuswasnohero@yahoo.com


Apr. 26  American Indian Festival and Concert, Smoky Hill United Methodist Church, 19491 E Smoky Hill Rd, Centennial, CO 80015.  Contact: Susanne, 303-477-8442, Email: Producer@alterNativeVoices.org


May 2009

May 1-2  Southern Soul Contest Powwow, Monument Valley High School (S.A.C.), Kayenta, AZ 86033. Friday-Gourd Dance @ 5:00pm, Grand Entry @ 7:00pm. Saturday-Gourd Dance @ 10:00 am, Grand Entry @ 12:00 pm, Gourd Dance @ 5:00pn, Grand Entry @ 7:00pm. Admission $6.00 per person. Contest will be in all CATAGORIES!! Contact: Rance Redhouse, 928-697-4899, dine_soul_az@yahoo.com, http://www.myspace.com/southernsoulsingers


May 1-2  Portland State University UISHE Naimuma Powwow, 930 SW Hall, Portland, OR 97201.  Contact: Nicole Charley, 503-725-5671, naimuma@gmail.com. 


May 1-2  3rd Annual Native American Heritage Celebration and Art Show, 1400 Texas Drive, Weatherford, TX 76086.  Contact: Kay Huse, 817-599-6187, kay.huse@dosscenter.org, or Paul Griffith, 817-599-6168, admin@flyingeagletradingpost.com, http://wwwdosscenter.org


May 1-2  Chemawa Spring Powwow, Chemawa Gymnasium, 3700 Chemawa Rd. NE, Salem, OR.  Grand Entries: Fri. 6pm, Sat. 1pm and 6:30pm.  Directions from Portland, I-5 South, exit 260 – Chemawa/Keizer exit. Head east.  From Eugene, I-5 North, exit 260B – Head east.  Contact: kserna@chemawa.bia.edu, 503-399-5721 ext. 225, http://www.chemawa.bia.edu


May 1-3  Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama, Coffee County Farm Center, U.S. Hwy 84 East, New Brockton, AL 36351.  Contact: James Wright, 334-449-0607, Email: machis@centurytel.net.


May 1-3  River Oak Inter Tribal Communities, 2077 & 2081 Troupeville Rd, Quitman, GA 31643.  Contact: Gray Wolf, 229-305-5728, Email: timothy_kimmerling@yahoo.com


May 1-3  St.Labre Indian School Powwow, 1000 Mission Rd, Ashland , MT  59003.  Contact:  Deb Cady, 406-784-4500, n_speelmen@stlabre.org, http://www.stlabre.org/


May 2 1st Annual College of Santa Fe Powwow, College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michael’s, Santa Fe, NM. Schedule: 11:30 a.m. Entertainment; 12 Noon-Gourd Dance; 2 pm-Grand Entry and Afternoon Program; 5 pm-Dinner Break and Entertainment; 6 pm-Gourd Dance; 7 pm-Grand Entry and Evening Program; 11 pm-Closing. For vendor or more information contact Irene Edwards (505) 473-6177 (work).


May 2 Harvard14th Harvard University Pow Wow - Cambridge, MA


May 2  Celebration Powwow, Tecumseh Square, Tecumseh, OK 74873.  2pm Gourd Dance, 4:30 Supper Break, 6pm Gourd Dance, 7pm Intertribal.  Josiah and Valarie will join in marriage on May 1st 2009.  Join us in celebrating their Marriage with Native song and Dancing.  We encourage everyone to dress and dance with us.  Vendors are encouraged to setup, no fees just a donation toward raffle prizes. Host Special Only, all others are discouraged at the request of the family.  Contact: Valarie Logan, 405-201-7666, wheecha06@gmail.com.  Jackson will be attending this powwow.


May 2  Cherokee Heritage Day Benefit Powwow, Gainesville Civic Center, 311 S. Weaver St, Gainesville, TX 76240.  A benefit intertribal powwow benefiting the Murrow Indian Childrens Home in Muskogee, Ok. and the Four Winds Food Distribution organization in Azle, Texas. All drums welcome.  Contact: Doug Walp, 940-482-3381, Email: grayhawk@grandecom.net, cherokeeheritagetx.tripod.com


May 2  3rd Annual AIHREA Health and Wellness Pow Wow, Johnson County Community College, GYM Field House, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS  66210.  Arts & Crafts 11:00am – 10:00pm.  Gourd dancing 12:00 noon to 1:00pm.  Grand entry 1:30pm.  Vendor Info: Arts, crafts, and food vendors, contact Stephanie Joseph at 913-588-2708 or at sjoseph@kumc.edu for information and for vendor registration forms.  Contact: Sean M. Daley, 913-469-8500, smdaley@jccc.edu, http://www.aihrea.com.  Mary will be attending this powwow.


May 2  Kiowa Gourd Clan, CR 9, Carnegie, OK  73015.  Contact: Tim Tsoodle, 580-512-2439.


May 2  University of California Berkeley Powwow 2009, 2301 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA  94704.  Contact: Ruth Hopper, 510-642-6613, redcorn@berkeley.edu


May 2  AIRO Pow-Wow (UW-Stevens Point), 4th Avenue, Stevens Point, WI  54481.  Contact:  Sharon Cloud, 715-346-3576.


May 2  Time of No Shadows: Ceremony/Service of Forgivness, Trinity United Methodist Church, 701 N. 20th, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.  Contact: Amanda, 719-548-1000, Email: amanda@whitebison.org


May 2-3 Tawana Springs Intertribal Powwow, 1350 Brush Row Road, Wilberforce, OH 45384.  Grand Entry 12 Noon Sat. & Sun. Head Man: Dean (Boo) Bringsthem, Head Lady: Sharon Provance, Head Veteran: Richard Bringsthem, AD: Darryl Jimerson, MC: Jamie Oxendine, Drums: By invitation only. Concert by award winning musician, Michael Jacobs. Enjoy Native American food and Crafts. Primitive camping and RV spaces available. No pets allowed.  Contact: Rick Haithcock, 937-903-1907, TawawaSpringsIntertribal@yahoo.com, 937- 219-8311 saponi56@hotmail.com


May 2-3  Cherokee's of Alabama Spring Indian Festival/Powwow, Hwy 69 West, Arab, AL 30516.  Contact Bobby Redhawk Sterling, 256-931-6004, redhawk1947@yahoo.com, http://cherokeesofalabama.com


May 2-3  UCLA Powwow, Sunset Blvd & Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.  Presented by the American Indian Student Association. Sat: 10am-10pm, Sun: 10am-6pm. UCLA North Athletic Field. All Dancers Welcome.  Contact: UCLA Powwow Committee, 310-206-7513, Email: powwow@ucla.edu, geocities.com/uclapowwow


May 2-3  NABI Chasing the Sun Powwow, Arizona University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ.  Hours: Gates: Friday 5pm to 9pm.  Powwow Dancer Check-In and Registration 10am to 6pm.  Grand Entry 7pm (sharp).  Saturday (gates) 10am to 9pm.  Powwow Dancer Check-In and Registration 8am to 11am – Cut-off 11am – No Exceptions.  Sunday (gates) 10am.  Closing ceremonies 6:00 pm.  Admission: $12.  60+, children 6 & under and contestants free.  Free entry Friday night only!  Parking: Free.  More information:  Jason Coochwytewa 602-254-1952, 866-277-4210.  chasingthesun@nabihoops.com


May 2-3  Spring Corn Festival, Allentown Indian Museum, 2825 Fish Hatchery Rd, Allentown, PA.  Contact: Pat Rivera, 610-797-2121, Email: info@museumofindianculture.org or donna.dorn@gmail.com


May 3  Anthony Pewenofkit Graduation Powwow, Verden High School Gym, Verden, OK.  Schedule: 2:00pm Gourd Dance, 5:30pm Supper Break, 6:30pm War and Social Dancing.  For more information contact:  (405) 247-2838


May 8-9 2009 Haskell Indian Nations Commencement and Native American Powwow, Haskell Indian Nations University, 25th & Massachusetts St., Powwow Grounds, Lawrence, KS. Friday, May 8, Gourd Dancing begins at 5 p.m. Grand Entry of dancers will take place at 7 p.m. May 9, Grand Entry of dancers will take place at 1 and 7 p.m. Gourd Dancing will begin at 3 p.m. For vendor information, please contact Patti Grant-Orosco, pgrant@haskell.edu. For general pow wow information, please contact Manny King, mking@haskell.edu.


May 8-9  11th Fredericksburg Intertribal Powwow, Fort Martin - Fredericksburg, Texas.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: (830) 997-8925, website: www.fredericksburgintertribalpowwow.org.


May 8-9 - 41ST EWU Cheney Powwow, EWU Pavilion - Cheney, Washington.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 509/359-2441 or 509/359-6660, Website: www.ewu.edu, Email: ewunasa@yahoo.com.


May 8-10 Crittenden County Powwow, Old Morganfield Road, Marion, KY 42064. Primative camping only for dancers & venders. No fires !  Friday-School day   9am until 3pm. Grand Entry Friday-11:30 am; Saturday 12pm to 8pm; Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Public welcome. Admission: Adults $3.00 Ages 17 to 55, Adults 55 & over $2.00, Children 7 to 16 $1.00. Spend the day or just a few hours. 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 precaution. Not sure we will have strong enough current at poles, especially if you run Air. Contact: 270-965-9432, twinbutterflys@aol.com, http://http://hometown.aol.com/irnbuffalospirit/index


May 8-10  Fourth Annual Old Fort Pow Wow, Rodeo Grounds, Old Fort, NC,28762.  Fourth Annual event at the Rodeo Grounds at I 40, Exit 73 on the Southwest service road behind Mustards Restaurant. This is an educational pow wow. Kids Day is Friday (Kids $1). Regular admission is $5 for Adults and $2 for Kids. Hours are 9 to 9 on Friday and Saturday and 9 to 5 on Sunday.All dancers and drums are invited. Luck of the Draw dance money for registered dancers. Camp feed on Friday and Saturday. Contact number 888-233-6111 for the Tourism Bureau and Mabels number is 813-765-3073.


May 8-10  18th Annual Mother's Day Powwow, Withlacoochee River Park, River Rd, Dade City, FL 33525.  18th year of honoring all mothers. We have village tours, storytelling, demonstrators, New World Celts, West Wind Riders, all hand made items, auction on Saturday night after dancing, fun for the whole family. Family atmosphere no  Withlacoochee River with camping available with and without electric. Contact: Mittie Wood, 352-583-3388, Email: mvto@embarq.com


May 8-10  The Gathering, Turkey Bend Park, 28828 Fine, Marble Falls, TX 78654.  Turkey Bend Park is charging $15 per car for all weekend or $5 per day. MUST state with gathering to get this rate and to park in our area. Additional activities: Blow gun, Bow & arrow, Games, Swimming. Bring yours and any activities from your tribe is welcome. No alcohol, drugs, phones or radios. Trade blankets are welcome - there will be no booths or tables. You must teach a trade - 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.  Contact: Sandra Cone or Daniel Beckworth, 210-845-7431, Email: thecrystalman@yahoo.com


May 8-10  14th Annual Northern Southern Winds Powwow, Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.  All Powwow Drums, Dancers & Nations Welcome. Fri-May 8th, 6-9pm; Sat-May 9th, 10am-10pm; Sun-May 10th, 10am-6pm. Our Powwow Celebrates The Wonderfully Rich And Divers Cultures Of The First People Nations Living In Southern California, By Way Of Exhibition Dancing, Drumming And Singing. Indigenous Cultures Throughout North And South America Will Be Represented.  Contact: 323-377-3523, Email: info@nosowinds.org, website:  http://www.nosowinds.org/


May 8-10  38th Annual Stanford Powwow, Eucalyptus Grove, Stanford, CA.  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.  For more info: PO Box 20090, Stanford, CA 94309. stanfordpowwow2009@gmail.com, http://powwow.stanford.edu/


May 8-10  Fredereicksburg Intertribal Powwow. Ft. Martin Scott, 1606 East Main St, Fredericksburg, TX.  Contest Categories:

Men's: Straight/Fancy/Grass/Traditional.  Women's: Cloth/Buckskin/Fancy Shawl/Jingle.  Junior's: Boys & Girls Combined.  Prize Money: Adults $500/$300/$200.  Juniors $100/$75/$50.  All contestants must be in Grand Entry, 7 pm each evening. Competition Dance from 7pm-11pm.Info: Nick Bradford, (830) 997-8925, email: inquiries@fredericksburgintertribalpowwow.org


May 9 Institute of American Indian Arts Annual Spring Powwow, IAIA Campus Plaza, 83 Avan Nu Po Road, Santa Fe, NM 87508.  Contest Powwow.  Contact: Nocona Burgess, 505-424-2339, nburgess@iaia.edu, http://www.iaia.edu


May 9  28th Annual Pawnee Title VII Youth Dance, 610 Memorial Road, Pawnee, OK 74058.  Contact: June Hamilton or Angie EchoHawk, 918-762-3564, angechohawk@hotmail.com


May 9  Omak Mother's Day Powwow, Omak Longhouse, Omak Lake Rd, Omak, WA 98841.  One-Day Traditional Powwow. Grand Entries at 1pm and 7pm. Dinner will be provided. All singers & dancers welcome. The public is invited.  Contact: Charissa Marchand-Williams, 509-846-6519, Email: cmmarchand@yahoo.com


May 9  Comanche Little Ponies Powwow, Comanche County Fair Grounds, Lawton, Oklahoma.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 580/583-5279, Email: lowelln@affiliatedtrans.com.


May 9  17TH Occoneechee State Park Powwow, Occoneechee State Park - Clarksville, Virginia.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 434/374-2210, Website: www.dcr.virginia.gov, Email: scott.shank11in@dcr.virginia.gov


May 9  Mother’s Day Powwow, Mask Arena, Rama, Ontario.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 705/325-3611 ext. 1298, Email: robinh@mnjikaning.ca.


May 9  39th Eastern Oregon Univ. Mother’s Day Powwow, Quinn Coliseum, La Grande, Oregon.  Contest PowWow.  Contact:541/962-3741 or 541/962-3225, Website: www.eou.edu/oma, Email: oma@eou.edu.


May 9  Taos Pueblo School Mothers Day Powwow, Taos Pueblo Community Ctr., Taos Pueblo, New Mexico.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 575/758/3652, Email: Val_Suazo@yahoo.com.


May 9-10  Full Moon Powwow, 1475 Rt. 2, Charlemont, MA.  Contact: Harold, 413-325-8425.


May 9-10  Native American Festival, 1673 Manor Rd, Windsor, PA 17366.  10am-5pm. Grand Entry at 12 noon on Saturday and 1pm on Sunday. There are activities for young and old, including our “Please Touch” table, live auction and special entertainment. There is a $5 per car admission fee. All proceeds benefit Native American charities and those in need of aid. To attend the festival, take I-85 to Mt. Rose exit 17, travel east approximately 8 miles, turn right onto 1673 Manor Road. The entrance is 1 mile on the right. Just follow the signs. Everyone is welcome!  Contact: Cyndy, 717-741-1059, Email: cynhenry@gmail.com


May 9-10  16th Annual Mariposa Powwow, Mariposa County Fairgrounds, Mariposa, CA.  Once a year the American Indian Council of Mariposa County (AICMC) - aka the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation - organizes a traditional Native American celebration. To most people this celebration is known as a Pow Wow but, to us it is known as Chi-Tock-Non Kote-U-Pu - a drug-free, alcohol-free, smoke-free Spring Celebration The next event, May 9 - 10, 2009, marks our 16th annual Pow Wow and is important not only as a celebration of our Native American culture, song and dance but, more importantly, helps to fund the Nellie Tucker Scholarship. At present, the Southern Sierra Miwuk are not Federally recognized and, therefore, do not qualify for the larger Scholarships and Grants that are available to recognized tribes. The Nellie Tucker scholarship, administered through the AICMC, provides funds for local Native students who are trying to further their education.  Flyer:  http://www.visitmariposa.net/powwow/flyer.jpg, http://www.visitmariposa.net/powwow/index.html


May 9-10  20th Annual Cherokee County Indian Festival & Mother's Day Powwow. Boling Park, Canton, GA. Contest PowWow.  Contact: 770/735-6275, Website: www.rthunder.com, Email: chipa1@earthlink.net. 


May 9-10  21st American Indian Cultural Days Powwow, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.  Traditional PowWow.  Info: 619/281-5964, Email: john_da_ndn@yahoo.com


May 9-10  7th Gourd Dance Powwow, Pow wow Grounds, N. Chambers, Arizona.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 505/979-4809 or 928/755-3131, Email: bugy49er@yahoo.com or ndn112@yahoo.com.


May 9-10  Mohawk Trail Powwow, Indian Plaza, Charlemont, Massachusetts.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 413/339-4096, Website: www.indianplazagifts.com, Email: indianplaza13@yahoo.com.


May 9-10  Huntsville Powwow, Cahaba Shrine Park, Huntsville, Alabama.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact:256/880-8987, Email: abbou8@aol.com.


May 9-10  16th Native American Arts Festival Powwow, Riverside Park, Grants Pass, Oregon.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: (541) 472-0215, Email: nativeartsfestival@yahoo.com.


May 9-10  37th Dartmouth Powwow, The Green, Hanover, New Hampshire.   Contest PowWow.  Contact: 603/646-3792, Website: www.dartmouth.edu, Email: joseph.brewer@dartmouth.edu.


May 9-10  Mother’s Day Powwow, Cedar Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 612/724-0023


May 9-10  Socorro Mother's Day Contest Powwow, Sedillo Park, Socorro, New Mexico.  Outdoor dance contest PowWow. Grand Entry 7pm Saturday, May 9 & 1pm May 10. Arena Director Paul Pacheco, MC Rick Poolaw, Head Gourd Dancer Barney Botone, Saturday Head Man Dancer Chris Padilla, Sunday Head Man Dancer Ron Martinez Looking Elk, Head Lady Dancer Miss Alamo Navajo, Justine Morgan. Traditional Dinner Saturday. Pueblo Throw Saturday and Sunday. Entertainment, Food, Arts, Crafts, Jewelry Vendors. "Think Green" theme with seedling give away, demonstrations & recycling information. New Mexico Buffalo Soldiers as special guests with presentation 2pm Saturday.  Contact: Donna Monette 505/881-8847, email: lori@ranchomagdalena.com.


May 9-10  E. Woodland Lenape Whispering Wolf Band Powwow, 1673 Manor Rd., Windsor, Pennsylvania.  The Steam-O-Rama grounds is the setting for this year's Native American Festival on Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Grand Entry at 12:00 noon on Saturday and 1:00 pm on Sunday. Come out and learn about the Native American life and traditions - this event features Native American music, dance, food - featuring the world's greatest fry bread and taco salad. There are activities for young and old, including our "Please Touch" table, live auction and special entertainment. There is a $5.00 per car admission fee. All proceeds benefit Native American charities and those in need of aid. To attend the festival, take I-85 to Mt. Rose exit 17, travel east approximately 8 miles, turn right onto 1673 Manor Road. The entrance is 1 mile on the right. Just follow the signs. Everyone is welcome!  Contact: Whispering Wolf Band at 717/741-1059.


May 10  18th Annual Mothers Day Pow Wow in Dade City Fl. at Withlacoochee River Park. Village tours, kids games and candy dance, New World Celts, horse riding drill team, and demonstrators. Join us in this pristine natural park for a weekend of honoring all mothers. Camp sites are avaliable for the weekend. Mittie Wood 352-583-3388 or Sharon Thomas 352-521-3012.


May 10  Comanche Homecoming Benefit Powwow, Comanche Nation Complex Gym Lawton, OK.  Contact: 580-574-2419


May 15-16  12TH Annual Spokane Falls Community College Powwow, 3410 W Fort Wright Drive Spokane, Washington.  MC-Thomas Morning owl-Pendleton, Arena Director-Elgin Scabby Robe-Whiteswan, Headman- Merle Eagle speaker-Fort Hall, Headwoman- Jamie Eagle speaker-Fort Hall, Host Drum-Wild Rose. 3rd Annual Intertribal Vibes held at the same time on campus. Hip Hop contest $1,000 winner take all. Grand Entry Friday 7pm. Free Dinner Saturday Dinner Break.  Contact: Gary Smith 509/216-4806, Email: sfccrednations@gmail.com.


May 15-16  29th Tuscarora Nation Powwow, 288 Tuscarora Nation Rd, Maxton, NC 28364.  All vendors welcome.  Admission: Adults $2, Children $1, Seniors: Free.  Contact: Chief Locklear, 910-844-3352, Email: tuscaroranationnc@yahoo.com.  http://tuscaroranationnc.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/2009PowWow.8145823.pdf


May 15-17 Gathering Of Eagles, Indian Cave Park, 1165 Indian Cave Rd, Blaine, TN 37757.  Contact: Trackingbear, 865-209-2563, Email: trackingbear@yahoo.com


May 15-17  20th Vet's of the Menominee Nation Gathering of Warriors Pow-wow, Woodland Bowl, Keshena, WI 54135.  Contact: Al, 608-567-9986, harley1450ccs@yahoo.com, 715/851-4748, or 920/544-9709, Email: westmartin@new.rr.com.


May 15-17  Red Hearts Gathering, Pineview Powwow Grounds, 1254 Toms Creek Rd, Linden, TN 37096.  : Admission $5 per car. Grand Entry: 11 am, Saturday; 1pm, Sunday. Camping availible for vendors & dancers. Red Hearts Gathering or Land Owners will not be held responsible for any damages, injuries, thefts or losses to any person, vehicle or personal belongings. No weapons will be permitted. Alcohol & drug-free event.  Contact: Janet or Ron, 311-593-2986, Email: redhearts@tds.net


May 15-17  Tunica-Biloxi Powwow, Chief Joseph Alcide/Pierite Powwow Grounds, Hwy 1, Marksville, LA 71351.  Native American Dance Competition: Entry fee is $5 for dance competition participants. Up to $28,000 in prizes. Committee Special: Traditional Style Dance Contest – Best Man and Best Woman, $1,000 each, Friday, May 15, 8:30PM. Participants must register and dance in Grand Entry on Friday. Drum (Singing) Contest: Three Places in both the Northern & Southern categories; 1st Place $3,000; 2nd Place $2,000; 3rd Place $1,000. Host drums are not eligible. Competition Points start at 1PM Saturday. The Powwow features over 40 food and craft vendors.  Contact: John Barbry, 800-946-1946 ex 2034, Email: tunica40@bellsouth.net.  http://www.tunicapowwow.org/


May 15-17  2nd Healing Horse Spirit Pow Wow, 1003 Twin Arch Road -Mt. Airy Carnival Grounds, Mt. Airy, MD  21771.  Contact: Ellen Williams, 410-984-0824, horsenet@yahoo.com, http://www.horsenethorserescue.org. or contact: 443/474-6960 or 240/426-9588, Email: deb1617@aol.com or discoark@hotmail.com.


May 15-17  17th Monacan Powwow, Rte. 131, Elon, Virginia.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 434/946-0389, Website: www.monacannation.com, Email: MNation538@aol.com or monacannation@yahoo.com.


May 15-17  Painted Hand Casino Powwow, Gallagher Center, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 306/786-6777, Email: siga@siga.sk.ca.


May 15-17  5th Honoring Our Children Powwow, Middle Fork Reservoir, Richmond, Indiana.  Traditional PowWow. Host Drum: Blue Heron. Contact: 765/914-4185 or 765/914-4134, Website: www.powwowwaynecounty.org, Email: astevens@ci.richmond.in.us.


May 16  Spring Bear Powwow and Indian Market, Regis University Fieldhouse, 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO 80212.  All day traditional community powwow and vendor market. FREE admission and parking for everyone. Family friendly.  Contact: Bear Limvere, 303-648-3414, bear@alterNativeVoices.org, http://www.ravendancers.org


May 16  In Honor of Our Children Powwow, 1904 Allen Street, Kelso, WA 98626.  Contact: Mike Brock, 360-425-0806, shelley.hamrick@kelso.wednet.edu, http://www.kelso.wednet.edu/indian_ed/powwow.html


May 16  Honor Dance Pow-wow for Gloria Matthews – Retiree, Cherokee Cultural Grounds, Tahlequah, OK.  Schedule:  2:00 - 5:00 Gourd Dancing, 5:00-6:00 Dinner, 6:00-7:00 Gourd Dancing, 7:00 Grand Entry.  Special Contests: Tiny Tots, Hand Drum, Old Style Jingle, Golden Age Buckskin and Cloth, Mens Fancy, More TBA.  For Info and Vendor Info please call: Karen Simpson (918) 434-2925, nuhnosh1@yahoo.com, Bernie Washee (918) 825-2594, or Nadine Spotted Horse (785) 841-3998,


May 16  School-Out Celebration Pow-Wow, E Hwy 160, Dennehotso, AZ  86535.  Contact: James Jones, 928-658-3201, jamesjones.edu@gmail.com


May 16  Comanche Homecoming Benefit Powwow, Comanche Nation Complex Gym Lawton, OK.  Contact: 580-574-2419


May 16  Penn Cove Water Festival Powwow, Whidbey Island, Coupeville, Washington.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 360/678-1702, Website: www.penncovewaterfestival.com, Email: bradkin@whidbey.net.


May 16-17  Cumberland Plateau 8th Annual Powwow, Putnam County Fairgrounds, 155 Fairgrounds Rd, Cookeville, TN 38506

Event Detail: This is a Traditional Powwow.  Times: Saturday May 16th 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday May 17th 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Gate Fees: Adults $6.00, Children 5-12 $3.00 Seniors $3.00. Group Rates available. Please call or E-mail for prices.  Contact: Linda Veal or Carol Cash, 931-544-4908 or 931-372-0495, Email: iicpowwow@yahoo.com


May 16-17  2009 OSU Rebirth Powwow, 377 W 17th St., Columbus, OH 43210.  Contact: Candi Krisch, 614-688-8449, ckrisch@studentlife.osu.edu


May 16-17  Armed Forces Day Gourd Dance Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 287 Carrizo Canyon, Mescalero, NM 88340.  Co-sponsored by Mescalero Inter-Tribal Veterans Association & Mescalero American Legion Post 48. Hours: 11am to 10pm daily. MC: Joe Fish Dupoint& Freddie Kaydahzinne, Head Gourd Dancer: DeWayne Tofpi, Host Drum: Southern Hills, AD: Tommy Spottedbird. Booths: Arts/Crafts $100 (2 days), Food $200 (2 days). Drugs, alcohol & weapons prohibited. Not responsible for theft, accidents or short-funded travel.  Contact: Tommy Spottedbird, 575-937-2179, Email: tspottedbird@yahoo.com


May 16-17  Ontelaunee Park Intertribal Powwow, Ontelaunee Park, Rt. 143 (Kings Hwy), New Tripoli, PA 18066.  : All drums welcome. Gates open 10am with Grand Entry at noon both days. Proceeds to benefit Indian Law Resource Center & Ontelaunee Park. Camping available for dancers, drums, vendors and volunteers. Sorry, no public camping. A potluck togetherness feast will be held on Sat. Night for powwow participants, bring a favorite food to share if you can. This will an alcohol free event open to the public. Please bring you own seating. Vendors please contact Dave at 717-944-7557.  Contact: Mark Onehawk, 484-941-1317, Email: wastelo@comcast.net


May 16-17  5th Annual Honor the Eagle Powwow, Starved Rock State Park, Rt 178 & 71, Utica, IL 61373.  Grand Entry - Saturday, Noon & 6PM, Sunday, 1PM. Call for prices/group discounts.  Contact: Janet, 773-585-1744, Email: msfpowwow@aol.com.  Website:  http://www.midwestsoarring.org/


May 16-17  35th Anniversary Keeper of the Plains PowWow: Friends of the Keeper 2-Day Celebration (Wichita River Fest Event), Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67203.  Contact: Susan Seal, 316-706-9242, choctawbuffing@gmail.com.  http://www.theindiancenter.org/PowWows


May 16-17  First Annual Heart of America Indian Center Powwow at Line Creek, 5640 Waukomis Drive, Kansas City, MO.  Saturday 10am to 10pm, Sunday 12pm to 6pm.  Hand drum competition, 1 man/woman or 1 man and 1 woman.  Drum competition, $500 winner take all, Northern and Southern categories.  Vendor spaces are $50 for pre registrants. $60 beginning May 16. Food vendors welcome, but must obtain a health permit from the city. For information, call Heart of America Indian Center at 816-421-7608 , or contact information@haicindian.com.  No pets, drugs, alcohol, or weapons allowed.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


May 16-17  Big Sandy Rancheria Powwow. Auberry, CA. Info: 559-760-5391.


May 16-17  Flint River Competition Powwow. Cavern cove near Cathedral Caverns, Woodville, AL. Info: 205-960-4914 Email: Bearnlildove@cs.com


May 16-17  Kiowa Black Leggings Powwow, Indian City USA, Anadarko, Oklahoma.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 580/654-2300, Website: www.anadarko.org, Email: coc@anadarko.org.


May 16-17  9th Spring Woodland Powwow, Southwind Park, Bellefontaine, Ohio.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 937/592-9592, Website: www.zaneshawneecaverns.net, Email: denverjk@yahoo.com.


May 16-17  16th Drums On The Pocomoke Powwow, Cypress Park, Pocomoke, Maryland.  Traditional PowWow. Host Drum: White Buffalo.  Contact: 757/824-3060, 302/732-9350 or 757/331-2188, Email: firewolf@intercom.net.


May 16-17  New Hampshire Intertribal Powwow, Tamworth Camp Ground, Tamworth, New Hampshire.  Traditional PowWow.

Contact: 603/528-3005.


May 17  Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American Festival, 215th Street & Indian Road, New York, NY 10034.  Contact: Arielle Falk, 212-627-1076, afalk@lotusmusicanddance.org, http://www.drumsalongthehudson.org


May 22  End Of The School Year Celebration Powwow, Tribal School, Keshena, Wisconsin.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 715/756-2354.


May 22-23  UCLA Powwow, UCLA North Athletic Field, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Free Admission; All Dancers Are Welcome.  Contact: UCLA 2009 Pow Wow Committee, Heather Torres, 310-206-7513, 3201 Campbell Hall, Box 951548, Los Angeles, CA  90095powwow@ucla,edu


May 22-24  For The People Powwow, Boone County Fairgrounds, 5212 N Oakland Gravel Rd, Columbia, MO 65202.  Admission: Adults: $3, School Age Children: $1, Elders & Preschool – Free.  Bring your own chairs – no seating available.  Plenty of free camping and RV parking.  Vendors contact:  Angel Talawyma, 816-803-9491.  Event Questions Contact: Dona McKinney, 573-896-8968, Email: McKinneyD@missouri.edu.  http://www.jmw.net/wcpeople/powwow/2009-flier.pdf.  Mary will be attending this powwow.


May 22-24  The United Cherokee Indian Nation, Oak Mountain State Park, 200 Terrace Dr, Peleham, AL 35040.  Event Detail: Grand Entry - Friday 10am, Saturday 10am, Sunday 11am. AD: Cecil Brill, MC: Ten Bears, Head Man: Gene Thomas, Head Lady: Valorie Cooper, Head Veteran: Chief Jerry Eagle Two Feathers Armstrong. Drum Team #1: Wire Bird, #2: Chickumga. All drummers, flute players and dancers welcome.  Contact: Chief Jerry Eagle Two Feathers Armstrong, 205-305-9769, Email: jerry_armstrong3@bellsouth.net


May 22-24  Leech Lake Veterans Memorial Traditional Pow Wow, Cass Lake, MN., Located by Palace Casino on Palace Casino Dr., Cass Lake, MN. Info: Lance Kingbird 218-335-3784 lance.kingbird@llojibwe.comJerry.Morgan@leechlakegaming.com


May 22-24  2009 North Bay Clan Pow Wow, 3733 County Road 2321, Southport, FL  32409.  Contact:  James Bush, 850-381-8400, TATOWIER@aol.com


May 22-24  45th Annual Delaware Powwow. Fred Fall leaf Memorial Campgrounds, Copan, OK. Contest Powwow.  Info: (918) 914-3496.  918/273-0530 or 918/273-3821, Website: www.delawaretribe.org.


May 22-24  5th Seven Clans Powwow, 7 Clans Casino, Thief River Falls, Minnesota.  Contest PowWow. Host Drum: Black Lodge & Blackfoot Confederacy.  Contact: 218/679-3361 ext.1404, Website: www.sevenclanscasino.com, Email: ralussier@sevenclanscasino.com.


May 22-24  Memorial Day Powwow, Pow-wow Grounds. Kennel, South Dakota.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 701/854-7201, Website: www.standingrocktourism.com, Email: ladonnabrave1@aol.com.


May 22-24  4 Bears Powwow, 4 Bears Casino, Newtown, North Dakota.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 701/421-0615 or 701/627-3155, Website: www.4bearscasino.com. 


May 22-24  19th Upper Mattaponi Powwow, Tribal Grounds, King William, Virginia.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 804/769-3854 or 804/769-3378.


May 22-25  35th De-Un-Da-Ga Memorial Day Powwow, Custaloga Town Scout Reservation, 7 Boy Scout Lane, Carlton, PA  16311.  Host Drum is MacKenzie River - OH; Invited Drums are Morning Star-CT and Southern Heart-OH. 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. The Pow wow is hosted by Langundowi Lodge 46 at Custaloga Town Scout Reservations permanent pine-covered dance arbor. The 2009 Pow Wow is in memory of Lester "Les" Bean. Whipmen: Chris Reardon - Oil City, PA; Brandon Masters - Franklin, PA (Grandchild of Les Bean). Junior Whipmen: Dakota Bean - Stow, OH: Hunter Bean - Erie, PA (Grandchildren of Les Bean). Veteran Coordinator: Curt Baltzer - Akron, OH. Dance sessions: Saturday and Sunday 1:00-4:00 and 7:30 - ?? Camping: $8.00 per person, includes admission, hot showers, etc.  Camping trailers welcome (no hookups or dump station).  NO early camping, NO ground fires. Food booth by Langundowi for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Spectator daily admission $6 (13 and older), $4 (7-12), $3 (under 7).  NO scheduled activities on Friday or Monday. Custaloga Town Scout Reservation is first and foremost a property of the Boy Scouts of America and is therefore subject to the standards set forth by the policies of the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. NO PETS, NO DRUGS, NO ALCOHOL, NO FIREWORKS CAN BE PERMITTED ON THE POW WOW GROUNDS. If you can not abide by these policies, you are requested to not attend this event.  Anyone that is discovered to have (Pets, Drugs, Alcohol, Fireworks) will be asked to leave - there are no exceptions and no person is permitted to relax these standards. Traders by Invitation Only. Contact: Bob Swartz 412-882-0613 or Tom Mance 412-331-6129, info@langundowi.org, http://www.langundowi.org


May 23  Hilary Sanchez Graduation Pow Wow, Wetumka High School Gym, Wetumka, OK  74883.  Schedule:  2:00pm Gourd Dancing, 5:00pm Supper Break, 6:00pm Gourd Dancing, 7:00pm Grand Entry.  Vendors:  Vender fee 25.00 & a donation. Contact:  Amanda Yahola Martinez, 405-452-3048, jdsamhs00@yahoo.com.  Jackson will be attending this powwow.


May 23  21st Annual Snow Mountain Pow Wow and Bird Singing & Dancing Gathering, Snow Mountain Reservation, Las Vegas, NV  89124.  This is a NON-Contest Gathering. Registered dancers in appropriate dance attire (i.e. dress, ribbon shirt or vest, etc...) will receive a monetary gift.  Admission Fee:  $5, Children 12 yrs and younger FREE.  Grand Entry Schedule: 12:00 Noon and 6:00 PM.  Vendor Information: Janae DuBray, email: jdubray@lvpaiute.com or powwow@lvpaiute.com.  Food Booth  $200.00, Arts & Craft: $125.00.  General Info:  Pow Wow Committee, 702-386-3926, powwow@lvpaiute.com, http://lvpaiutetribe.com/powwow.


May 23  28th Annual UC Riverside Powwow, UC Riverside Sports Complex, Riverside, CA.  Info:  951-827-3850.  http://nasp.ucr.edu/Events/UCR+Pow+Wow.htm.  Contact: 951/827-4143, Website: www.nasp.ucr.edu, Email: ucr.nasa@yahoo.com.


May 23  S.C. Indian Affairs Commission Unity Gathering, Columbia Riverfront Park - Columbia, South Carolina.  Traditional PowWow. Contact: 803/414-2981 or 803/356-4807, Website: www.southcarolinaindianaffairs.com, Email: klcrothers@mindspring.com.


May 23  Native American 5k Run National Championships, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This event serves as the National Championship for Native American tribal members. It is the only running event specifically focused for Native Americans. Also 1K youth races, walks, and toddlers 400 meter dash.  Contact: For more info: 505 710-3323, email: SportsWarriorsTC@aol.com and\or visit the NASC website: www.nascsports.org.


May 23-24  MCNAA Spring Planting Moon Pow Wow (tentative Memorial Day Weekend on Sat/Sun only) - Marshfield, MA


May 23-24  Old Women Springs Gathering & Traditional Powwow, Pioneer Park,33187 Old Women Springs RD, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356.  Contact: Carole Ann, 760-617-0274, owspowwow@msn.com


May 23-24  Oroville Powwow, School's soccer field, 440 Plumas Ave., Oroville, CA 95965.  Event Detail: Community powwow with contest dancing, Royalty contests, arts & crafts, food vendors. Limited camping is available. Contact for Royalty or vendor applications.  Contact: Lucky Preston, 530-532-1611, Email: orovillepowwow@live.com


May 23-24  27th Abenaki Nation Of Mississquoi Powwow, Village Green, Swanton, Vermont.  Traditional PowWow.

Contact: 802/868-2559, Website: www.mcnaa.org.


May 23-24  AIS Memorial Day Powwow, 4-H Camp, Spencer, Massachusetts.  Traditional PowWow. 781/963-1472, Email: bigtree0000@hotmail.com.


May 23-25 Ohio Valley Powwow, Madison County Fairgrounds, 205 Elm Street, London, OH 43140. FREE vendor registration for pre-registered vendors. Steve Harris, 740-304-8950, steve@ohiovalleypowwow.org, www.ohiovalleypowwow.org.


May 23-25 The Eel River Tribe Honoring All Veterans PowWow, 4505 West US 24 West, France Park, Logansport, IN 46947. Contact: Mike, 574-722-2857, nativetoamerica@earthlink.net, http://eelrivertribeofindiana.org


May 23-25 4th Annual Hilo Intertribal Powwow, Wailoa River Park Drive, Hilo, HI 96720. This free, family-oriented event starts at 9:00 am and ends at 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday. On Monday, there will be a Veterans' Honoring Ceremony and the colors will be retired at 4 pm. Grand Entry is at 10 am, all three days. This is a non-competition powwow. Everyone is invited to experience the sights, sounds, flavors and spirit of Native America through music, dance, storytelling, food and crafts. This is a drug and alcohol free event. Head Staff includes: Head Man Dancer, Joseph Hacker (Rosebud Lakota); Head Woman Dancer, Shelly Hill (Mohawk); Master of Ceremonies, Chip Begay (Navajo); Arena Directors, Dan McDaniel (Choctaw) and Tom Rowland (Oglala Lakota), with Host Drum Red Warrior from Southern California and invited drums Wildhorse from Southern California and 808NDNZ from Honolulu, HI. The Red Warrior Drum sings traditional Kiowa Southern Plains songs. Tim Redbird is the lead singer for this drum from Southern California which includes Kiowa, Apache, Yaqui, and Huichole tribal members.   Wildhorse has attended many Hawaii powwows over the years whose members include all ages from the Navajo, Apache, Tohono O’Odham and Cherokee Nations. 808NDNZ from Oahu includes both active and retired military from the Hopi, Colville, Lakota, Zuni, Laguna, Navajo, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Mandan-Hidatsa, Crow-Metis, and Apache Nations. The powwow is hosted by the Federation of American Natives in partnership with Big Island Resource Conservation and Development Council, Inc., with support from Hawai’i Tourism Authority, County of Hawai`i and Connections PSC. Contact: Liz DeRoche, 808-968-6688, info@hilopowwow.com, http://hilopowwow.com


May 23-25  Eastern Woodland Indian Gathering, 14099 Wolf Creek Road, Brookville, IN 47012.  Contact: Kathy Baudendistel, 513-312-9143, WolfCreekHabitat@msn.com, http://www.WolfCreekHabitat.org


May 23-25  Selma Walker Memorial Weekend Powwow, Franklin Co. Fairgrounds, I 270 Exit 13, Columbus, Ohio.  AD-Ken Irwin, Sr. MC-Jerry Dearly, Sr.. Host Drum TBA. Sponsored by the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio, PO Box 07705, Columbus, Ohio 43207.  Fairgrounds charge $20/weekend for camping includes electric & showers.  For more information contact:  (614)443-6120, naicco@aol.com.


May 23-25  Memorial Day Weekend, 1475 Rt. 2, Charlemont, MA.  Contact: Harold, 413-325-8425.


May 23-25  34th Mohawk Trail Powwow, Indian Plaza, Charlemont, Massachusetts.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 413/339-4096, Website: www.indianplazagifts.com, Email: indianplaza13@yahoo.com.


May 23-25  Powwow On The Hudson, Bowdoin Park, 58 Sheafe Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590.  Gate Opens at 11am. Sat. & Sun: 11am-6pm. Mon: 11am-4pm. Grand Entry 12 Noon. Head Man: Dennis Owl Red Moon, Head Lady: Gerri Panther Eyes, Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers, Guest Drum: TBA. All Drums & Dancers Welcome. Free Parking, but there is preferred parking at $5; close to Powwow grounds. No drugs, No alcohol, No weapons.  Contact: Tony Moon Hawk, 917-415-5139, Email: moonhawktitw@msn.com  http://www.nimham.com/


May 23-25  Ho-Chunk Wazijaci Memorial Powwow, Red Cloud Memorial Park - Black River Falls, Wisconsin.  Notes: Contest PowWow.  Contact: 800/294-9343 ext. 1123 or 608/847-5694


May 23-25  16th Cherokee Festival Powwow, Temple Univ., Ambler, Pennsylvania.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 215/549-4191, Website: www.secherokee-confederacypa.org, Email: buffy@ICDC.com.


May 25  Veterans Memorial Day Powwow, Mille Lacs Indian Museum, Mille Lacs, Minnesota.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 320/532-3632, Website: www.mnhs.org.


May 29-31  1st Annual Spirit of the Wolf Pow Wow, County Road 5, Ashland, AL  36251.  Contact: Jana Bland, 256-396-0412, jana@wolfgardens.org, http://www.defendthewolves.org/blog


May 29-31  19th Annual LCO Ojibwe School Contest Powwow, 8575 N Round Lake School Rd, Hayward, WI  54843.  Contact:  Elaine Miller, 715-634-8924, emiller@lcoschools.bia.edu, http://www.lcoschools.bia.edu/ContestPowwow.htm


May 30  Honor Dance for all Veterans, Kickapoo Pow-wow Park, Kickapoo Reservation, Horton, KS.  All Veterans are honored guests.  ALL DRUMS WELCOME.  Admission: Non-perishable food  OR  Monetary donation for food bank.  For your comfort – Please bring your own chairs.  VENDORS WELCOME,   FEE:  Donation to the church.  For General information contact:  Rev. Julienne Judd,  785-842-2477.  Absolutely No Alcohol or Drugs Permitted.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


May 30  Red Road To Freedom Benefit Dance, Red Buffalo Hall, Carnegie, OK.  Master of Ceremonies Mike Burgess.  2:00-5:00 pm Gourd Dance, 5:00-6:00 pm Supper Bean& Fry Bread (Concession Stand Available), 6:00 - 11:00 pm War Dance & Contest.  Head Man - Billy Pewo; Head Lady- LaRisha Waubansee; Head Boy - Trace Totherow; Head Girl - Jeannie Niedo; Arena Director Raymond Kingfisher.  Proceeds to Benefit Annual Dance October 3,4,5 BrickTown Hotel and Convention Center. Dance Committee, Contact Person Charisse RedBone 405-247-5131.


May 30- 31 MCNAA Pow Wow (Get your end-of-the-year teacher gifts!) - Topsfield, MA


May 30-31 1st Annual Bishop Youth Contest Powwow, Paiute Palace Casino Powwow Grounds, 2742 N. Sierra Hwy, Bishop, CA 93514.  HD-Red Creek Singers, MC-Ben Wolf, AD-Sage Romero.  Teens(13-17): 1st-$300, 2nd-$200, 3rd-$100. Jrs(10-12): 1st-$200, 2nd-$100, 3rd-$50 Young B&G (6-9): 1st-$100, 2nd-$75, 3rd-$50 Tiny Tots: paid per session. SPECIALS: Father/Daughter 2 Step, Youth Team Dance, Youth Hand Drum/Clapper. Bailee Pipers "Crowhop Challenge": 1st-$150, jacket & trophy, 2nd-$100 jacket & trophy, 3rd-$50 jacket & trophy.  Contact: Alison Piper, 760-937-9605, 920-2354 or 1330.  apiper2@yahoo.com


May 30-31  8th Annual UCI Powwow, Mesa Court Lawn (corner of University Dr. and Campus Dr.), Irvine, CA 92697.  Admission is free. Parking is $7 at UCI.  Vendors: Please contact UCI.AISA@gmail.com for a vendor application.  Contact: Cheyenne Reynoso, 949-824-2223, uci.aisa@gmail.com, http://www.clubs.uci.edu/aisa


May 30-31  Mescalero Gourd Society Memorial Day Gourd Dance, Community Center Gym, Tribal Office Complex, Mescalero, NM 88340.  May 30 - 1-8pm, May 31 - 1-6pm. MGS Food Concession & raffles throughout event. Craft Vendor spaces available for $25/day. MGS events are alcohol/drug free & is not responsible for accidents/theft. All Veterans & families of veterans are welcome.  Contact: Baldwin or Judy Lester, 575-464-2681, Email: ceyelash@yahoo.com or smokingindian88346@yahoo.com


June 2009


June 4-5  Kitigan Zibi Anishinabe Kijigon Powwow, Kitigan Zibi School Grounds - Maniwaki, Quebec.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 819/449-1275 or 819/449-5449.


June 4-6  2009 National Native American Veterans Pow Wow, San Antonio, TX.  Itinerary will be released after it has been finalized. Set your calendars now and plan on being here. Families are most definitely invited, not just members only.  Native American Veterans Association (NNAVA).  http://www.nnava.org


June 5-6  41st Annual Alabama-Coushatta Powwow, 425 Daycare Road, Livingston, TX 77351.  Contact: Mary Alec, Sharon Miller, Herb Johnson, 936-563-1120, powwowassociation@actribe.org, http://www.alabama-coushatta.com


June 5-6  10th Miami Nation Powwow, N.E.O Equine Ctr., Miami, Oklahoma.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 918/961-1498 or 918/542-1445, Website: www.miamination.comJackson and Mary will be attending this powwow


June 5-7  4th Annual Taylorville Black Horse Powwow, Christian County Fairgrounds, Taylorville, IL.  The 4th annual Taylorville Black Horse Powwow will be held at the Christian County Fairgrounds. Free Camping, Free Admission, Free Parking, Hot showers for dancers and vendors. Host Drum, Head man and lady dancers, John and Penny Richmond, Emcee, David Wayahneetah Welch. Arena Director, Yellow Jacket. Head Gourd Dancer, Thomas Three Feathers. Dedicated to the memory of Chief Red Cloud and his family. Hawk Hoffman  217-528-9172, 1012 North 12th Street, Springfield, IL  62702sevenhawks@sbcglobal.net, http://blackhorsepowwow.bravehost.com


June 5-7  Native Solutions 11th Annual Intertribal Pow Wow, Oxford Lake Park, across from the tennis courts, Oxford, AL 36203. Contact: Ruth Davis, 256-820-6315, ravenspiritwalker@yahoo.com


June 5-7  Red Earth, 23rd Annual , Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK.  Contact: Randy Frazier, rfrazier@cox.net, Graham Primeaux, graham.primeaux@yahoo.com.  For additional information:  RED EARTH, INC., 2100 NE 52nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73111.  www.redearth.org • (405) 427-5228 • info@redearth.org


June 5-7  Lil'wat Celebrations Pow wow, Hiway 99, Lillooet Lake Road, 45min\'s North of Whistler 1.5hrs south of Lillooet, Mount Currie, BC.  Specials - Mens Grass Dance: Prize to be Announced. * Sponsored by Broderick Gabriel, Lilwat.  Womens Traditional: Prize to be Announced. * Sponsored by Joanne John, Margaret Jones and Joyce Thevarge.  Womens All Around: 1st-$500, 2nd-$300, 3rd-$200.  *Sponsored by Lilwat Celebrations Pow wow Committee.  PA SYSTEM PROVIDED BY COMMITTEE.  Camping available **NO CAMP FIRES**ADMISSION: $5/PERSON, 65+ FREE and 6 AND UNDER FREE.   Bring own chairs and tables.  Vendor information:  ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS $35 A DAY $100 WEEKEND FOOD VENDORS $125 A DAY.  Contact:  Elizabeth Andrew, 604-894-6550, oscarosalinde@gmail.com


June 5-7  24th Annual Honoring of the Elders Gathering at Mt. Madonna Park on Hwy 152 between Watsonville and Gilroy, CA.  The Honoring of the Elders Gathering is a community event organized by the TENA Council. TENA is a grass roots org. Booths: $300 Arts & Crafts (10\' x 20\'); $500 Food booths; $50 informational booths.  Contact: Lubia Sanchez (510) 599-0130


June 5-7  13th Standing Bear Powwow, Bakersfield College, Bakersfield, California.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 661/589-3181 or 661/589-8414, Email: earawhide@sbcglobal.net. or standingbearpowwow@yahoo.com.


June 5-7  154th Yakama Treaty Days Powwow, Pavilion, White Swan, Washington.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 509/865-5121, Website: www.yakamamuseum.com, Email: treatydays@yahoo.com


June 6  28th Annual Yuba-Sutter Pow Wow, North Beale Hwy, Marysville, CA 95901.  "Honoring Our Youth".  Open Gourd @ 11 AM, Grand Entry @ 12 PM, Vendors - Raffle - Fun Dances.  All Drums & Dancers Welcomed!  Free Admission!  Sponsored by the American Indian Education Program of Marysville JUSD & Native American Student Ass. of Yuba Com. College.  (530) 749-6196


June 6  Honoring Elders, California State Indian Museum, 2618 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.  On the grounds outside the museum.  10am - 5pm.  Opening ceremony, dancers, Indian Crafts, food and more.  (916) 324-0971 Helen


June 6-7 3rd Annual Miami Nation Gathering, US 36, Rockville, IN 47872. Contact: Steve Buchanan, 765-344-7333, tiki.hut@sbcglobal.net


June 6-7  Hunlock Creek Vol. Fire Co. 8th Annual, Sunset Lake Rd., Hunlock Creek, PA 18621.  Contact: Russ & Rhoda Dawson, 570-759-3711, rd357@bwkip.com,


June 6-7  Eastern Woodland NA Gathering and Pre-1840 Encampment, 5901 N. Seneca County Road 33, Tiffin, OH 44883.  Contact: Jeff, 419-618-5437, steyergathering@gmail.com


June 6-7  12th Annual Rogue Valley Veterans Powwow, 8495 Crater Lake Hwy, White City, OR  97503.  Contact: Max McHatton, 541-840-2565, maxinde@charter.net


June 6-7  26th Annual American Indian Festival and Pow Wow, 16816 Country Lane, Waldorf, MD 20601.  Contact:  Natalie Proctor, 240-464-5899, info@piscatawayindians.org, http://www.piscatawayindians.org


June 6-7  11th Annual Intertribal Powwow. Grand Village of the Kickapoo Park, LeRoy, IL. Info: 309-287-0044 or 309-663-6034 Email: grand_village@yahoo.com Website: www.grandvillage.org


June 6-7  Golden State Gourd Society Annual Dance & Powwow, Long Beach Boy Scout Camp, Long Beach, CA.  Info:  951-264-1330


June 6-7  12th Annual Pow Wow in the Pines, Hon-Dah Resort-Casino, Pinetop, Arizona.  Grand Entry: Saturday 12pm and 7pm, Sunday 12pm Gourd Dancing: Saturday 11am and 6pm, Sunday 11am.  Registration: Saturday 8am-4pm.  $5 per dancer - $5 per individual drummer. Contest points begin Saturday 12noon at Grand Entry.  Prize money over $33,000.  Free Admission - Camping Available.  For more info: 1-800-929-8744, www.hon-dah.com


June 6-7  Worcester Intertribal Powwow, Rutland State Park, Rutland, Massachusetts.  Traditional PowWow. Host Drum: Walking Bear.  Contact: 508/754-4994, Website: www.mcnaa.org. 


June 6-7  5th Dakota Homecoming Powwow, Unity Park, Winona, Minnesota.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 507/452-2278 or 507/457-0957, Website: http://www.dakotahomecoming.org, Email: BAldrich@winona.edu.


June 6-7  7th Honoring Saganing Powwow, Pow-wow Grounds, Saganing, Michigan.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 800/884-6271 or 989/775-4943, Email: lpeters@sagchip.


June 6-7  American Heritage Festival Powwow, Chesapeake City Park, Chesapeake, Virginia.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact:  252/771-2476, Email: earlbass@inteliport.com


June 11-14  Quanah Parker & Herbert Woesner Memorial Powwow, Eagle Park, 810 N 8th St, Cache, OK 73527.  Contest Powwow. June 12: 4PM-Gourd Dance, 7PM-Grand Entry. June 13: 1:30PM-Gourd Dance, 7PM-Grand Entry. MC: Nipper Tiddark, Head Man: George Tahdooahnippah, Head Gourd: Darryl Hebb, Head Lady: Susie Hubbard, Drum: Sovo, AD: Labert Tahah.  Contact: Ron Parker, 301-330-0578, Email: quanahparker@gmail.com  http://www.barkley.biz/~ronald/qpreunion/powwow09.htm


June 11-14  Chief Victor Days Powwow, School Football Field - Victor, Alabama.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 406/642-3924, Website: www.victormt.com, Email: angiedobberstein@yahoo.com.


June 12  Chilocco Reunion Thunderbird Powwow, During Chilocco Indian School Reunion: Cherokee Casino - Resort Convention Ctr., Tulsa, OK (I-44 East at 193rd East Ave.).   5:30 p.m. Intertribal Fahion Show 6:30 p.m - Gourd Dance, 7:45 p.m. Color Guard, Grand Entry, Posting of Colors 8:00 p.m. - Midnight, Intertribal Dance.  Chilocco Reunion is June 11 - 14, 2009.  www.chilocco.org


June 12-13 Honoring Veterans Out Door Wacipi. Sioux Empire Fair Grounds, I-229 Madison exit, Sioux Falls, SD. Free tent camping, RVs small charge.  Over 100 hundred veterans attend this very sacred pow-wow honoring all veterans and families of veterans.  Over 60 veterans in grand entry.  Meal provided at end of day session each day.  This fast growing pow-wow brings together veterans from all over the midwest.  Contact persons: Marilyn LoneHill American Indian Services (605) 334-4060 or Dennis Quigley (605) 271-4184 after 6:00pm.  E-mail: francisq2001@yahoo.com or mhlonehill@msn.com.  "WE SHALL GATHER EACH YEAR TO PROMOTE THE HEALING OF OUR VETERANS".  Vendors welcome!  vendors located inside indoor pow-wow contact chairman of committee Dennis Quigley 605 271- 4184 after 6:00pm.  PLEASE BRING A PICTURE OF A VETERAN SO WE MAY RECOGNIZE HIM OR HER DURING THE POW-WOW.


June 12-13  44th Annual Will Rogers Indian Club Powwow, Marshfield Equestrian Center, 13800 Hwy West 38, Marshfield, MO  65706.  Contact: Misty Curl, 217-783-2539, curl1@consolidated.net.


June 12-14  9th Annual Table Mountain Rancheria Powwow, Table Mountain Casino, 23736 Sky Harbour Rd, Friant, CA.  Contact: Pow-wow Committee, 559-822-2890


June 12-14  26th Annual ODE IMINI GIIZIS (Strawberrymoon), Sokaogon Drive, Mole Lake, WI  54520.  Contact: Robert Van Zile, 715-478-7520.


June 12-14  7th Annual Sky Ute Casino Resort Pow-Wow/Handgame, 14324 Hwy 172 North, Ignacio, CO  81137.  Pow-Wow Info: Molly Cotton, 970-563-1755 / Mikki Roubideaux 970-563-1400 or bobbie.briscoe@skyutecasino.com.  Vendor: Dustin Weaver 970-563-1759 / Shannon Brown 970-563-1760.  Registration: Bobbie Briscoe 970-563-1393.  Hand Game: Mike Santistevan 970-563-0255.  Hotel Reservations: 970-563-7777 / 1800-876-7017.  Website: www.skyutecasino.com


June 12-14  Prairie Band Potawatomi Pow Wow, Prairie Peoples Park, 15402 M Rd, Mayetta, KS 66509.  Contact: RJones@pbpnation.org, (785) 966-4005, Toll Free: (877) 715-6789.  http://www.pbpindiantribe.com.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


June 12-14  Cannonball Flag Day Celebration Powwow, Downtown Cannonball, Cannonball, North Dakota.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 701/854-7201 or 701/854-7170, Website: www.standingrocktourism.com, Email: ladonnabrave1@aol.com.


June 12-14  10th Intertribal Gathering Powwow, Fort Robinson State Park, Crawford, Nebraska.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 308-632-1311, Website: www.panhandlercd.com, Email: ron.moore@ne.usda.gov or panhandle.rcd@allophone.com.


June 12-14  31st Lower Sioux Powwow, Pow-wow Grounds, Morton, Minnesota.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 507/697-6185, Website: www.jackpotjunction.com, Email: kokeefe@lowersouix.com


June 13  Cherokee Voices Festival, Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, 475 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee NC 28719.   Demonstrations of basketmaking, pottery, fingerweaving, carving, & flintknapping. Storytelling, traditional music, flute music, gospel music in Cherokee language, Indian dinners, traditional dance including the Warriors of AniKituhwa. Sponsored by the N.C. Arts Council & Museum of the Cherokee Indian. The Cherokee Voices Festival is free & open to the public from 10am-5pm. It is in the front of the museum.  Contact: Barbara Duncan, 828-497-3481, Email: travel@nc-cherokee.


June 13  7th Tinker Inter-Tribal Council Powwow, Joe B. Barnes Regional Park, Midwest City, Oklahoma.  Contest PowWow.

Contact: 405/733-3587, Email: marshalena@cox.net. 


June 13-14 3rd Annual Powwow on the Plateau, Cumberland County Complex, Industrial Blvd., Crossville, TN.  This is a traditional Powwow. Times:9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Gate Fees: Adults: $6.00, Children 5-12 $3.00 under 4 free. Seniors:$3.00. Head Staff: Host Drum: Red Road Singers, Headman: Shaun Hedgecoth--Head lady: Loretta Howard--Head Veteran: Ronnie Johnson-- Arena Director: Gary Johnson. M.C. Robert "White Wolf" Jr. Headman/Head lady: Daily Pick. Cumberland County Complex: Take I-40 to exit 317, go South, turn right on Industrial Blvd. (first right pass Taco Bell). Take a right at the stop sign. Complex is on the right.  Signs will be posted on Friday June 12th, 2009.  Contact: Mary Cox-Pluff, 931-787-0744, red71wolf@yahoo.com   - Crossville, Tennessee, or Contact: Carol Cash 931-372-0495 or Linda Veal 931-544-4908.


June 13-14  Ft. Ancient Celebration, 6123 St. Rt. 350, Oregonia, OH 45054.  Native drums, dancing, traders, flute music & storytellers. This is traditional powwow. There will be stories, Children's activities, traders, flue music, talks, drums and non contest dancing. Come join in the fun. Ed Buffalo Hodges is Head Man and Tammy Wolf Walker is Head Lady, with Martin Tall Hoerse is MC.  Come join the fun.  Contact: Jack Blosser, 513-932-4421 email: JBlosser@OhioHistory,Org.


June 13-14  4th Annual Riverside Pow Wow, Riverside Camp Ground, 125 S Main St, Montgomery, PA 17752.  Come join the fun at the 4th Annual Riverside Powwow. Eagle Thunder is the host drum, all other drums welcome. Jim "Dancing Crow" and Kay "Falling Leaves" Reynolds are the head dancers and Makwa is the MC and AD. Saturday there are 2 Grand Entries: 12 noon and 7pm & Sunday Grand Entry is 12 noon. Come see the Aztec Fire Dancers from Mexico. Enjoy the Native Crafts and food. A great family outing for all ages.  Contact: Makwa, 570-799-0537, vicfarmwoman5@wmconnect.com


June 13-14  Mother Earth Indian Festival, Genessee St., Greene, NY 13778.  Set up date is June 12. Camping is available on grounds, but sorry no electric. All drummers, dancers, vendors, storytellers, demonstrators are welcome. There will be a potluck dinner Saturday night, so please bring a dish to pass as well as one ingredient for the stone soup. There will also be a trade blanket. Guaranteed to be an enjoyable weekend for all. Grand entry is 12 noon on Sat & Sun. Gates open for the public at 10am, and close at 6pm. Admission for the public is free. There will be security on the grounds around the clock all weekend.

Contact: Waukea or Golden Eagle, 607-843-7429, Email: motherearthdrumandsingers@yahoo.com


June 13-14  6th Metis Of Maine Powwow, Bentley’s Campground, Dayton, Maine.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 207/793-4801, Website: www.metisofmaine.org, Email: bofa43@adelphia.net.


June 13-14  Mohawk Trail Powwow, Indian Plaza, Charlemont, Massachusetts.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 413/339-4096, Website: www.indianplazagifts.com, Email: indianplaza13@yahoo.com.


June 13-14  Occaneechi Saponi Spring Powwow, Pow-wow Grounds, Mebane, North Carolina.  Traditional PowWow.

Contact: 919/732-8512 or 919/304-3723.


June 13-14  Spring Gathering Powwow, Ossipee Park Rd, Moultonborough, New Hampshire.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact:  508/477-1772, Website: www.cowasuck.org, Email: cowasuck@comcast.net.


June 13-14  30th Three Fires Homecoming Powwow, Riverside Park, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact:  616/458-8759, Email: grboi3fpw@yahoo.com.


June 13-14  29th Nanticoke Lenni-Lanape Powwow, Salem City., Salem County Fairgrounds on State Hwy. 40, Woodstown, New Jersey.  Traditional PowWow.  Competition dancing for prize money.  Contact: 856/455-6910, Website: www.nanticoke-lenape.org. 


June 13-14  13th San Luis Rey Band Inter-Tribal Powwow, San Luis Rey Mission Grounds - Oceanside, California.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 760/724-8505, Website: www.slrmissionindians.org, Email: cjmajado@slrmissionindians.org.


June 13-14  Return To Pimiteoui Pow Wow, Sommer Park, on Koerner Rd in Edwards, IL.  The 18th Annual Return to Pimiteoui Pow is a gathering of Native and Non-Native Americans from all over the country to sing, dance, and share each other's company. The cultural center offers hands on activities. Storytelling and educational exhibits are featured. There will be a primitive camp that depicts a living history of the 1600's.   Contact 309-691-8423.  www.peoriapowwow.org


June 16-19  Otoe Powwow, Red Rock Oklahoma.  (918) 734-2165


June 18-21  106th Red Bottom Celebration Powwow, Pow-wow Grounds. Frazer, Montana.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 406/768-5557.


June 19-20  Annual Wah-Shun-Gah Days Festival Kaw Inter-tribal Pow Wow, 500 N Mission, Council Grove, KS 66846.  Other Information:  June 19 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.  June 20 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm.  Hosted by: the Kaw Nation Cultural Committee.  Sponsored by: the Kaw Nation, Friends of Kaw Heritage, Inc., & City of Council Grove.  Contact: Phone - (620) 767-5410, Fax - (620) 767-5410.  Website: http://www.kshs.org/places/kawmission/pdfs/powwow09.pdf


June 19-21 The Second Annual Intertribal Buffalo Nation PowWow Tatanka Oyate Wacipi II, Woodland Zoo, Farmington, PA.  Friday Evening: Informal gathering at the fire - admission free to public. Lots of primitive camping spots available. Parking for RVs and campers.  Saturday: 12 noon - 7 p.m. Grand Entry at Noon, Dinner break 3 - 4; Sunday: 12 noon - 5 p.m. Grand Entry at Noon.  Parking and Admission:  Dancers, vendors and performers free admission; Powwow Only: $7 adults, $5 kids (aged 12 and under); Powwow and Zoo: $10 adults, $8 kids (aged 12 and under).  Vendors by agreement only - no unauthorized sellings. Primitive camping available - first come first servd basis.  The powwow will be held rain or shine.  Nation Flags, as well as Staffs will be welcomed and posted during this dance. There is no disrespect intended, however only flags of the original Indigenous Nations will be posted. 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. For more information: Woodland Zoo 724-329-8664, Justina Tyson 724-384-0674, jytysonimc@netscape.net, www.buffalomessengers.org 


June 19-21  2009 Lake Vermilion Pow Wow, Lake Vermilion Pow Wow Grounds, Tower, MN 55790.  Contact: Tracey Dagen, 218-753-7713, tdagen@fortunebay.com


June 19-21  Honoring Our Ancestors 5th Annual, Ashtabula Co. Antique Engine Club, 4026 US Hwy 322, Williamsfield, OH.  All drums and dancers welcome. Camping available. Admission: age 12-adult $5/ children & seniors $3. Gates open 10am-6pm. Crafts, food, both native and modern available. No drugs, alcohol or firearms allowed.  Contact: Sandi Redwolf, 440-319-5781, redwolf_0801@yahoo.com


June 19-21  Osage River Pow Wow, 8th Street, Eldon, MO  65026.  Contact: Janet Dudley, 573-369-2710, oscar.dudley@att.net, http://www.osageriverpowwow.com


June 19-21  32nd Great Lakes Area Traditional Powwow, Woodland Valley Gathering Grounds - Hannahville, Michigan.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 906/466-2932 ext. 110 or 906/466-9243.


June 19-21  Sah-Gii-Bah-Gah Powwow, Pow-wow Grounds, Nett Lake, Minnesota.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 218/780-3903 218/753-4905, Email: tdagen@fortunebay.com


June 19-21  Eastern Delaware Nation Powwow, Fair Grounds, Forksville, Pennsylvania.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 570/833-4279 or 570/928-9416.


June 19-21  11th Native American Wildlife & Festival, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 479/253-3790, Website: www.turpentinecreek.org, Email: cliff@turpentinecreek.org.


June 19-21  Stewart Fathers Day Powwow, The Former Stewart Campus, Carson City, Nevada.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 775/687-8333, Website: http://indiancommission.state.nv.us, Email: srupert@govmail.state.nv.us or cgibbons@govmail.state.nv.us.


June 19-21  Twin Buttes Celebration Powwow, Pow-wow Grounds, Twin Buttes, North Dakota.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 701/938-3362 or 701/938-4396, Website: www.mhanation.com, Email: rezboy@ndsupernet.com.


June 19-21  31st Chief Joseph & Warriors Memorial, Community Building, Lapwai, Idaho.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 208/843-2300, Email: chloeh@nezperce.org.


June 19-21  10th Riverbank Powwow, Louis Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing, Michigan.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 517/393-7236 or 517/543-7153, Website: www.riverbankpowwow.com, Email: robin_menefee@yahoo.com.


June 19-21  Porcupine Powwow, 1/2 mile West of Porcupine, Porcupine, North Dakota.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 701/854-7201 or 701/422-2002, Website: www.standingrocktourism.com, Email: ladonnabrave1@aol.com.


June 19-21  8th Muckleshoot Veteran’s Assoc. Powwow, Tribal Grounds - Auburn, Washington.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 253/876-3225.


June 19-21  18th Grand Celebration Powwow, Pow-wow Grounds, Hinckley, Minnesota.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 800/472-6321 ext. 4843 or ext. 4913.


June 19-21  24th Iowa Tribal Powwow, Iowa Pow-wow Grounds, Perkins, Oklahoma.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 405/547-1097 or 405/714-2168, Email: dmoldin@iowanation.org.


June 19-21  Graduation Wacipi Powwow, Oglala Lakota College, Kyle, South Dakota.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 605/455-6000, Website: www.olc.edu, Email: mpourier@olc.edu.


June 19-21  7th Timiskaming First Nation Gathering Of The Clans Powwow, Pow-wow Grounds, Timiskaming, Quebec.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 819/723-5206, Email: dawnish2467@hotmail.com.


June 19-21  16th Two Worlds Lodge Spring Gathering, Finkbeiner Farm, Reed City, Michigan.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 218/924-4018, Email: polttwil@wcta.net.


June 20  Dancers of the Plains, Great Platte River Road Archway, off exit 272 Interstate 80, 3060 East 1st Street, Kearney, NE 68847. In 2009, the Great Platte River Road Archway welcomes the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma back to their traditional homeland for the featured tribe of the first exhibition of a powwow celebration. Visitors can also learn about Native American life on the plains from primitive-life exhibitors and vendors, enjoy American Indian style food and crafts, and more. Admission to the primitive exhibition and powwow exhibition area will be by free-will donation. Guests can also tour the Archway at regular admission prices.  Contact: Ronnie O'Brien, 888-511-2724, Email: robrien@archway.orgInfo: Ronnie O’Brien, 308-237-1000, 877-511-2724, Email: robrien@archway.org Website: http://www.archway.org


June 20  Fundraiser Concert for the Cherokee Removal Memorial Park at Blythe Ferry, Cherokee Removal Memorial Park, 6800 Blythe Ferry Landing, Birchwood, TN 37308.  Donations encouraged for this fundraiser concert featuring: Arvel Bird (headliner), Mike Serna, Keith Stalcup, Ace Bailey, Ed Maynard, Ed Winddancer, Grady Jones, Cynthia Zavala, and a Nashville Songwriters round with Steve Brook, Lisa Hannah and Paul Nielsen. A day of music, including a flute duel between Mike Serna and Ed Winddancer. Drums: Battlecreek and Southern Echo; honor guards U.C.A.N. Veterans Society Honor Guard and Native American Warriors Society; dancing, storytelling by Robert "Redhawk" Eldridge, blowgun demonstrations by Alva Crowe, food, crafts, 50/50 raffle and silent auction.  Contact: Judy Serna, 423-322-5632, Email: judyserna@bellsouth.net


June 20  14th Mattaponi Powwow, Pow-wow Grounds, King William, Virginia.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 804/769-8783


June 20-21  Togus Veterans Powwow, Togus Veterans Hospital, Togus, ME. Info: 207-872-2410 Email: deepquietspirit@yahoo.com Website: http://toguspowwow.webs.com


June 20-21  2nd Annual World Chicken Dance Championship, PO Box 1639, Siksika, Alberta, Canada. Contact: BCHP, 403-734-5171, info@blackfootcrossing.cahttp://www.blackfootcrossing.ca/chicken_dance.html.  Dancers email chickendancers@blackfootcrossing.ca,


June 20-21  Lost But Not Forgotten, 300 W. Main St., Junction City, OH 43748.  Contact:  Clearskywoman Linda Songbird Connie, 740-987-2809, eastern_woodland@yahoo.com


June 20-21  Powwow By The Sea, 974 Seacoast Drive, Imperial Beach, CA  91932.  Contact: Barbara McCoy or Jackson, 619-429-6621, careercollegebythesea@yahoo.com.


June 20-21  Native Bermuda Powwow, Lords, St. David's County Cricket Club, St. David's, Bermuda DD 01.  This year’s powwow is part of the Bermuda 400 Year Committee’s calendar of events. It begins at 11am.  Contact: Heather "Precious" Brangman, 441-536-3392, Email: stinesbda@yahoo.com


June 20-21  7th Red Road Sobriety Powwow, Behind Town Hall, Dighton, Massachusetts.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 508/880-6887 or 617/232-0343.


June 20-21  20th Honor The Fire Keepers Powwow, Dunn Field, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 262/248-2784, Website: www.lakegeneva-powwow.org, Email: lsobey@comcast.net.


June 20 -21  24th Strawberry Moon Powwow, Camp Grounds, Mole Lake, Wisconsin.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 715/478-7605, Email: tinavz30@newnorth.net.


June 20 -21  Nuxbagga Powwow, Pow-wow Grounds, Parshall, North Dakota.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 701/627-3333 or 701/421-0144, Website: www.mhanation.com, Email: csun@mhanation.com


June 20 -21  28th Plains Indian Museum Powwow, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 307/578-4049, Website: www.bbhc.org, Email: rebeccaw@bbhc.org.


June 20-21  3rd Honoring Our Sisters Powwow, Camo O’ the Hills, Brooklyn, Michigan.  Traditional PowWow. $5.00 per adult, children 5 to 16 $3.00. Children 5 and under Free. Grand entry on Saturday and Sunday 1:00 pm and Saturday evening 7 pm. Richard Snake Head Male Dancer, Rose Johnson Head Female Dancer, Eagle Boy Host Drum and Otakuye Co-Host Drum. Grounds open at 12pm both days.  Contact: 800/322-1209, Website: www.girlscoutsihc.org, Email: dtrusty@girlscoutsihc.org.


June 25-28  50th Eastern Shoshone Powwow, Pow-wow Grounds, Fort Washakie, Wyoming.  Contest PowWow. Host Drum: North Bear.  Contact: 307/332-2380 ext. 5018 or ext. 5060 or 307/349-8031.


June 26-27  12th Annual White Star Gourd Dance and Inter-tribal, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, IN 46122.  Contact: Richard King, 317-780-0000, kingv6253@yahoo.com, http://whitestargourddance.homestead.com/home.html


June 26-28 S. Lake 6th Annual Traditional pow wow, Eagleview School, S-Lake, MN (28 mi. N Hwy 46 north of Deer River, Minnesota). Info: Gary Charwood 218-760-7955 maang40@yahoo.comLaVonne.Thompson@leechlakegaming.com. Contest info: Specials to be announced, call for information. June 26, 2008 is warm ups.


June 26-28  Great Lakes Area Traditional Powwow, Hannahville B1 Road, Hannahville, MI.  Contact: David Tovar, 906-280-4359, honnabones@aol.com


June 26-28  18th Annual Honoring Our Veterans Competition Powwow, 12140 Brimley, MI 49715.  Contact: Allyn Cameron, 906-248-8118, ajcameron@bmic.net


June 26-28  Heber Valley Powwow at Soldier Hollow, 2002 Olympic Drive, Midway, UT 84049.  Contact: Dusty Jansen, 801-360-8960, soldier.hollow@live.com, http://www.soldierhollow.com


June 26-28  12th Annual Peoria Pow-wow, 60610 East 90 Road, Miami, OK  74354.  Contact:  Annette Black, 918-540-2535, ablack2@peoriatribe.com, http://www.peoriatribe.com


June 26-28  Trade Days Festival, Trade Days Grounds, 228 Modock Rd, Trade, TN 37691.  Trade Days Festival is a 3 day celebration of Native American and Appalachian culture, always held the last full weekend in June for over 20 years. Trade is Tennessee's oldest settlement. Daniel Boone established a trading post for Pioneers and Native Americans to buy and sell their wares near here. Trade is located at the NC/TN state line at the base of Snake Mountain. This is a weekend of activities the whole family can enjoy. Kids 5 and under are free.  Contact: Doug McFadden, 423-727-3007, Email: dwmcfadden@hotmail.com


June 26-28  First Powwow, 6 Niparict, Opitciwan, Québec, Canada G0W-3B0.  Raoul Weizineau, 819-974-1100, Email: lawol_oul@hotmail.com. 


June 26-28  Paiumesha Powwow, Baseball Field, Warm Springs, Oregon.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 541/553-2128 or 541/553-1196, Website: http://www.warmsprings.com/, Email: catherine.katchia@ihs.gov.


June 26-28  16th Fort Randall Casino & Hotel Powwow, Fort Randall Casino & Hotel, Pickstown, South Dakota.  Contest PowWow.  Contact: 605/487-7871 ext. 473 or 800/362-6333, Website: www.fortrandall.com, Email: swade@fortrandallcasino.com.


June 26-28  17th St. Croix Casino & Hotel Powwow, Mak’oode Arena, Turtle Lake, Wisconsin.  Contest PowWow. Host Drum: Meskwaki Nation.  Contact: 800/846-8946 ext.3203, Website: www.stcroixcasino.com.


June 27 16th Annual WINS Powwow, 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20016. Contact: Liz Litchfield, 202-885-5934, litchfie@american.edu, http://www.american.edu/wins


June 27  White Star Gourd Dance Society & Auxiliary 12th Annual Gourd Dance and Inter-Tribal, Hendrick County Fairgrounds, 1900 E Main St, Danville, IN 46122.  Contact: Richard King, 317-780-0000, Email: kingv6253@yahoo.com.  Website: http://whitestargourddance.homestead.com/home.html


June 27-28  Six Dreamcatchers Powwow, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old BethPage, NY.  Contact: Chief Little Fox, 631-539-9282, chiefsoholi@yahoo.com


June 27-28  Aamjiwnaang Powwow, 1972 Virgil Ave., Sarnia, Ontario.  Contact: N. Plain, 519-336-8410, aamjiwnaangpowwow@hotmail.com


June 27-28  Keeping the Tradition Powwow, 2301 W. River Road, Dayton, OH 45418.  Contact: Cassie Mendenhall, 937-286-4065, chupachup07@yahoo.com, http://www.tmvcna.org/4powwow.htm


June 27-28  NHBP Traditional Pow Wow, Pine Creek Indian Reservation, 2221 1 1/2 Mile Rd, Fulton, MI 49028.  Sat - 6:05a sunrise ceremory; 8a - 5k Rez Run; 11a - Parade of Cheers; 1p & 7p - Grand Entry; Sun - 1p Grand Entry, dance contests and giveaway.  Contact: Homer A Mandoka, 269-729-5151, hmandoka@nhbpi.com


June 27-28  8th Annual Mending of The Sacred Hoop, Calzorn Recreation Center, 300 West Russel Road, Tecumseh, MI 49286.  Vendor Info: Ron Reed, 517-436-3589.  Powwow Info: Abel Cooper, 517-263-3233.


June 27-28  7th Annual ThunderHeart Village American Indian Festival, Buffalo Valley Sportsman's Assoc., RR 1, PO Box 8, Mifflinburg, PA.  Open to the Public. Saturday & Sunday 10am-6pm. Grand Entry - Sat. & Sun. 12 Noon. Free Admission. Native Dancing, Singing, Food and Craft Vendors.  Contact: Marty Little Crow, 717-637-2548, Email: Littlcrowz@aol.com


June 27-28  33rd Topic Powwow, Prowse Farm, Canton, Massachusetts.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 781/294-1824, Email: evnsky@wmconnect.com.


June 27-28  9th Shenandoah Valley Powwow, Trading Post, Mount Jackson, Virginia.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 540/477-9616, Email: sphoenix@shentel.net


June 27-28  4th Martinsburg Powwow, Fair Grounds, Martinsburg, West Virginia.  Traditional PowWow.  Contact: 252/532-0821, Email: powwow@vance.net.


June 27-28  16th June Festival Powwow, Kanatisiohareke Mohawk Community, Fonda, New York.  Social / Benefit PowWow.  Contact: 518/673-5356 or 405/206-1949, Website: www.mohawkcommunity.com, Email: rwhite@mohawkcommunity.com.


June 27-28  7th Pasadena Powwow, William Carey International University, Pasadena, California.  Traditional PowWow.

Contact: 818/870-0000, Email: bbrightcloud@hotmail.com.


June 27-28  3rd A. Conoytown Pow Wow – at Governor Stables Park off Rt 441 on Governor Stables Rd., Bainbridge, PA.  12noon-5pm Sat & Sun.  Info: 717-426-2166


July 2009

July 2-5  63rd Homecoming & Powwwow, Pawnee Memorial Field, Pawnee, OK, P.O. Box 675. Hawk Chief Run (Sat) Co-Ed Softball Dance Contests Nightly Arts $ Crafts.  Lily Harms.  918 399 1398.

July 3-4  Kayenta Fourth of July Pow-wow, PO Box 3866, Kayenta, AZ 86033.  Hattie Gray, 928-697-8445, hattie_gray@yahoo.com


July 3-4  Grand River Rodeo Productions, Chief White Cloud Rodeo, White Cloud, KS.  Performance Time:  7:30pm nightly.  Call-in:    Mon. - June 29.  Call-in Time:   R/S - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  T/E - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Entry Phone:  641-773-5232.  Additional Information:  Team Ropers Enter One Time!!!– both close 5pm.  Entry Number:  641-773-5232.  Perf:  7:30 pm   No Slack until all perfs are filled!!!!  Emergency Number:  641-773-5232.  $1000 bonus to All Around.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this rodeo as vendors.


July 3-5 Leech Lake 4th of July Traditional pow wow, Veterans Memorial Pow Wow Grounds, Palace Casino Dr., Cass Lake, MN. Palace Casino Dr., Cass Lake, MN. Info: 218-335-7573 Jerry.Morgan@leechlakegaming.com, Lance Kingbird 218-335-3784 lance.kingbird@llojibwe.com.


July 3-5  Hobby Horse Ranch Native American Festival, 428 Hartz Road, Fleetwood, PA 19522.  Contact: Jim, 610-944-5797, willowearth@verizon.net, http://willowearth.tripod.com/nativeamericanfestival/


July 3-5  Redcliff 31st, Blueberry Rd., Redcliff, WI  54814.  Contact: Demetri Morris, 715-331-9034, southersky70@yahoo.com


July 3-5  Quapaw Powwow, 5681 S 630 Road, 2 1/4 miles south of Quapaw, Okla. Special Hoop Dance contest. For info, call Sonny Glass 918-542-1853.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


July 3-5  Swan Lake First Nation 12 Annual Competition Pow Wow, Box 347, Swan Lake, ROG2SO, Manitoba.  Contact: Paula Cameron, 204-836-2424, swanlakepow_wow@hotmail.com


July 3-5  4th of July Chiefs Powwow, Highway 212, Lame Deer, MT 59043.  Contact:  August, 406-740-2856, spin2win23@yahoo.com


July 3-5  Pechanga Powwow, Temecula, CA.


July 4-5  4th of July Powwow, 2750 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804.  Contact:  Larry Grigsby, 513-398-7441, tbirddesigns@zoomtown.com, http://www.thunderbirddesigns.org. 


July 4-6  Independence Weekend Pow Wow, 1475 Rt. 2, Charlemont, MA.  Contact: Harold, 413-325-8425.


July 10-12  25th Annual Great Mohican Indian Powwow, Mohican Rez Campgrounds, Loudonville, OH. A Top 100 Show in North America by the ABA. Learn Native Culture & Lifestyles-Fellowship & Competitions. Enjoy Native Foods, Music, Story Telling, Dance & Drum Competitions Demos and more... See over 40 Top Artisans, Craftsmen & Traders. Held Rain or Shine w/Free Parking. Located 7 mile S. of Loudonville,OH. off St. Rt. 3 on the Wally Rd. Scenic Byway. Chris Snively  Earl Gant   800.766.2267, 23270 Wally Rd., Loudonville, OH  44842powwow@mohicanreservation.com, www.mohicanpowwow.com


July 10-12  Strong Sun Festival & Powwow, 2147 Bethabara Rd., Winston Salem, NC 27105. Contact: Tribal Headquarters, 336-816-7747, info@neetribe.org, http://www.neetribe.org


July 10-12  24th Annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow, PO Box 2441, Taos, NM 87571.  Contact: Debbie, 575-741-0181, taospueblopowwow@gmail.com, http://www.taospueblo.com


July 10-12  Nespelem 4th of July Celebration, Highway 155, Nespelem, WA 99155.  For information:  509-634-2800


July 10-12  Prairie Island Dakota Wacipi Celebration, Sturgeon Lake Blvd., Welch/Prairie Island, MN.  PIIC Pow Wow Hotline, 651-267-4024


July 11  19th Annual Shoalwater Bay Sobriety Powwow, Elm Street, Tokeland, WA 98590.  Contact:  Earl Davis, 360-267-0731, edavis@shoalwaterbay-nsn.gov


July 11-12  16th Annual Howard County Pow Wow, PA at the Howard County Fairgrounds on 1022 Fairground Rd., 695W to I70W, exit 80(Rt.32) Right on Rt 144.  Traditional Open to all native & non-native.  Dancers in proper regalia.  Info: Barry (252)257-5383, Email: powwow@vance.net. Web:http://www.myspace.com/powwow4life.


July 17-19  Baltimore American Indian Center's 35th Annual Pow Wow Native American Festival, Timonium State Fair Grounds, Exhibit Hall, 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD.  July 17 hours are 12:00 noon until 9:00 pm, July 18 - 10 am until 9 pm, July 19 - 10 am until 7 pm.  Adult admission is $6.00 children 6-12 $4.00 (5 and under free).  Timonium Fair Grounds is on the light rail and a #9 busline.  You can call 410-539-5000 for a schedule.  There is also a park & ride.  For more information:  (410) 675-3535 or www.baic.org.


July 17-19  Mii-Gwitch Mahnomen Days 47th Annual Traditional pow wow, Mii-Gwitch Mahnomen Pow Wow grounds, Ball Club, MN (Directions: 6 mi. W of Deer Diver, MN on US 2). Milton Gotchie 218-308-3680 or 218-335-7046 milton.gotchie@llojibwe.com LaVonne.Thompson@leechlakegaming.com


July 17-19  Redbird's Children of Many Colors Powwow, 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021.  Contact: Corina Roberts, 805-217-0364, redbirds_vision@hotmail.com, http://www.RedbirdsVision.org


July 17-19  Healing the Earth 2nd Annual, Lake Village Campgrounds, 6684 Leon Rd., Andover, OH 44003.  Traditional dance: Drums and dancers welcomed and appreciated. Free camping available for participants. Admission: 12-adult $5, children and seniors $3. Traditional & modern food & crafts. Gates open 10am-6pm. No alcohol, drugs or guns allowed.  Contact: Sandi Red Wolf, 440-319-5781, redwolf_0801@yahoo.com.


July 17-19  Robert Woolery, Sr. Memorial Powwow, Highway 65, Sedalia, MO 65301.  Contact: Bob Woolery, Jr., 660-826-5608, dwoolery@aol.com.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


July 17-19  35th Annual Powwow, Timonium State Fair Grounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093.  Powwow will be held in the Exhibit Hall.  Adult admission is $6.00, children 6-12 $4.00, (5 and under free). 


July 17-19  2009 Tulsa Pow Wow, OK.  105th & Memorial Spirit Bank Event Center.  Contact Dorcas Williams 918-437-5115.  Sitsonhill@sbcglobal.net.  The historic Tulsa Powwow is the signature annual event of the Tulsa Indian Club (TIC), one of Tulsa's oldest Native American cultural organizations. The TIC was established in 1952 to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the North American Indian through the organization of multi-tribal cultural events, patriotic and religious ceremonies, and sporting events. We are also committed to projects promoting greater health awareness, education and economic development for the Native American community.


July 17-19  Ocean Man First Nation Competition Powwow, Ocean Man Powwow Grounds, 21 klm North of Stoughton, Stoughton, SK, Canada S0G 4T0.  Competition Powwow. Drum Contest. Iron Woman Special honoring 2008-2009 Princess Chanel Big Eagle. Friday & Saturday evening grand entry: 8pm. Saturday & Sunday grand entry: 1pm & 7pm.  Contact: Tara Parisier, 306-457-2679, Email: tparisier@ymail.com.  Website: http://www.oceanmanband.com/


July 17-19  Tamkaliks Celebration, Whiskey Creek Rd, Wallowa, OR 97885.  Horse Parade, Competitive & Social Dancing, All Veterans Honor Dance, Specials & Friendship Feast. Free camping and Vendors.  Contact: Nancy Crenshaw, 541-886-3101, Email: tamkaliks@gmail.com


July 18-19  3rd Annual Honoring Our Veterans Powwow, 19183 State Route 339, Waterford, OH 45786.  Contact: Christina Thrasher, 740-525-7588, muskingumriverredtailhawkvillage@yahoo.com.


July 18-19  Dancing Wolf's 1st Native Gathering, 6834 Pringle Rd., Cass City, MI 48726.  Contact: Janice Reed, 586-634-2674, basbabys@yahoo.com.


July 18-19  Hiawatha Powwow, Marshland Rd., Owego, NY 13732.  Walk Thru Time: 10–3, Powwow: 12–6, Grand Entry: 12 Noon. Admission: Ages 5–12 & over $5, 65 & over $3, under 5 free. All proceeds directly support the Waterman Conservation Center and their ongoing nature education programs. Camping for vendors and dancers only. No alcohol, drugs, or politics permitted on powwow grounds.  Contact: Doug Jenks, 607-768-9123, smallengrep@yahoo.com


July 18-19  Festival of Native Peoples & Cherokee Indian Art Market, Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, 475 Tsali Blvd, Cherokee NC 28719.  Gates open from 9am-6pm daily w/performances throughout the day. Art market opens at 9am. Admission: Adults $10, children 6 & under free.  Contact: John Grant, 828-497-4496, Email: travel@nc-cherokee.com.  Website http://www.cherokee-nc.com/events-calendar.php?page=72


July 18-19  12th Annual Native American Powwow at DelGrosso’s, DelGrosso's Amusement Park, Rt 220, Bus I99N to exit 44(Bellwood), Tipton, PA.  Free admission to Amusement Park and to the Powwow. Competition dancing, 100+ champion dancers!  Contact: Ezra Fields, 918-576-9661, Email: donna.dorn@gmail.com.  Free parking & admission to amusement park & pow wow!


July 23-26  Fort Totten Days Pow Wow, 12 South, Fort Totten, ND 58335.  Contact: Darren Walking Eagle, 701-351-5486, http://www.spiritlakenation.com


July 23-26  143rd Annual Winnebago Home Coming Celebration, Winnebago Powwow Grounds, East side of the Reservation, Winnebago, NE 68071.  Winnebago, Nebraska Located at the scenic Veteran’s Memorial Park, 1 1/4 miles east of Winnebago, Nebraska on U.S. Hwy 75.  Grand Entry everday at 1 pm and 7 pm.  Over $95,000 in prize money. Also a walk Run. Vendors or info contact : Maria J Scott 712.266.6474 or mj_henu@hotmail.com or Linda Free 712.389.1119 or ljfree@winnebagotribe.com.  Website Flyer:   http://www.winnebagotribe.com/images/2009%20PowWow%20poster.pdf


July 24-26  Kihekah Steh 40th Annual Powwow, N. 193rd and Javine Hill Road, Skiatook, OK 74070.  2009 will be our 40th annual Pow-Wow. Crowning Blake Sisk 2009 Princess Friday night. Osage Gourd Clan will host our Gourd Dances, Honor Our Veteran Color Guard to carry in the colors.  Head Singer William Kemble. Celebration to have Past Head Man, Past Head Lady, and Past Princess in Grand Entry on Saturday night.  Kihekah Steh Elder Honoree 2009 Reva Polson.  Camping: Primative only.  Admission: Donation accept.  Come join us to celebate 40 years of Pow-Wow fun in the outdoors under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs listen to the music, watch the dance, and visit our vendors.  Vendor information:  Booth space are for 3 day event, plus 1 raffle item ($20.00 minimum), electric provided for space only.  10x10 $80, 20x10 $150.   For more information contact: Donna Phillips, 918-396-1155, donnak51@sbcglobal.net


July 24-26  All Nations Green Corn Festival & Powwow, 6394 N. Scenic Hwy, Bastain, VA 24314.  Contact: Penny Plumber, 276-688-3438, Indianvillage@naxs.net, http://www.indianvillage.org


July 24-26  Spirit of the People, 45323 Hodgins Ave., Chilliwack, BC.  Contact: Paula Cramner-Underhill, 604-824-5276, scf.paula@shawcable.com, http://www.stolotourism.ca


July 24-26  Carry the Kettle First Nation Annual Wacibi, Box 57, Sintaluta, SK, Sas.  Contact:  Jim Red Eagle, 306-727-3117, gabubuman@yahoo.com


July 24-26  1st Annual Sacred Visions Competition Powwow, Big Bend Ranch RV Park, Wadsworth, NV 89442.  Camping available.  Contact: Gordon Dodd, 775-560-1551, gordondodd@yahoo.com


July 24-26  31st Annual Thunderbird Powwow, Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY 11004.  Contact: Louis Mofsie, 718-347-3276, Email: thunderbirdvendors@gmail.com. 


July 25  Annual Mid-America All Indian Center (MAAIC) Pow Wow, Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67203.  http://www.theindiancenter.org/PowWows/


July 25-26  Cheroenahaka (Nottoway) Indian Tribe 8th Annual Powwow, New Market Road, Courtland, VA 23837.  Contact: Chief Walt Brown III, 757-562-7760, wdbrownIII@aol.com, http://www.cheroenhaka-nottoway.org


July 25-26  14th Annual Vallejo Contest Powwow, Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA 94590.  Vendor info:  (916) 421-0657 leave an address and an application will be mailed or e-mail at wailaki10@comcast.net for info. Booths are $275 for three days. Food Booths are full.  Contact: Powwow Committee, 916-421-0657, wailaki10@comcast.net


July 25-26  Ditto Landing Powwow, Ditto Landing, 293 Ditto Landing Road, Huntsville, AL 35002.  Contact: Betty Abbou, 256 880 8987, Email: bettyabbou@att.net


July 25-26  Annual Powwow & Native American Festival, 5970 Koman Rd, Edinboro, PA.  Open 11am-6pm both days. Grand Entry at 12pm Saturday & Sunday. Host Drum: Assequi Singers, Guest Drum: Muddy Creek Singers.  Contact: Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm, 814-734-2833. 


July 26  Hassanamissitt Pow Wow - Grafton, MA


July 30-Aug. 2  2009 Rocky Boy Powwow, Rocky Boy, MT.  For more information call Stacy Small or Michelle Sangrey at 406-395-4478.


July 30-Aug. 2  Menominee Nation Contest Powwow, Woodland Bowl, Fairgrounds Rd, Keshena, WI 54135.  Contact: Menominee Tribal Chairman's Office, 715-799-5114, Email: alegriab@mitw.org


July 31-Aug. 2  41st Annual SCIC Powwow, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027.  Vendors: please contact Lydia Gonzales via email lgonzales@indiancenter.org or by phone at 714-962-6673.  Contact: Starr Robideau or Adam Loya, 714-962-6673, srobideau@indiancenter.org


July 31-Aug. 2  10th Annual Circle of Nations, 60 Skunk Hill Rd., Rt. 6, Lee, ME.  Contact: Chief Red Deer, 917-456-2898, whiteghost04@hotmail.com, http://www.cherokeeblackfeet.org


July 31-Aug 2.  2nd Annual Pala Powwow, Pala Indian Reservation, Pala, CA.  760-742-1590


July 31-Aug 2.  20th Annual Oklahoma Indian Nations Powwow, Concho Powwow Grounds (7mi No.) El Reno, OK.  Contest Powwow.  For more info:  405-422-7545.  http://www.powwowok.com/component/eventlist/venueevents/61-concho-pow-wow-grounds-concho-ok


July 31-Aug 2  Kaw Nation Intertribal Powwow, Kaw Nation Powwow Grounds At Washunga Bay Kaw City, OK.  Located ½ mile west of Washunga Bay entrance on Kaw Lake.  Camping space available.  NOT responsible for accidents.   NO drugs or alcohol.  All persons on site are subject to the Laws of the Kaw Nation.  Food concessions. Arts and crafts space available.  Vendors contact Donna Villa at 417-364-6734.  One raffle item required from Meat Pie vendors.  For more information:  417-364-6734.  http://www.kawnation.com/culture/CULTURAL%20COMMITTEE/pw.pdf


August 2009

Aug. 1-2  Fourth Annual Prophetstown Powwow, 37 Ferry St., Prophetstown, IL 61277.  Contact: Dan Eads, 815-441-0148, riverat2@yahoo.com , http://www.prophetstownpowwow.com


Aug. 1-2  Wasauksing First Nation Powwow, Wasauksing First Nation Parry Sound, Ontario.  Contact: Maggie Tabobangung, 705-746-2531


Aug. 1-2  Public Powwow in the Hocking Hills, Honoring Chief Logan, 27101 Apple-Max Rd., Rockbridge, OH 43149.  Contact: Greg Cook, 740-385-4660, gcook6@gmail.com


Aug. 1-2  Bull Run All Nations Powwow, Riverfront Park/Canfield Island, Canfield Ln, Loyalsock, PA 17701.  Host Drum: Iriquois Thunderheart. Aztec Fire Dancers. Gates open 10am. Grand Entry: 12 noon Sat & Sun.  Contact: Dave Tree, 570-777-2602, Email: treedpg@hotmail.com


Aug. 1-2  Cree Eagleman "Honoring Her Veterans", Dance grounds,  Window Rock, Arizona.  Golden Ages (Womens/Mens), Womens (northern,Southern,Fancy Shawl,Jingle) Mens (Northern, Southern Straight,Grass,Fancy) Teen & Junior Girls (Northern/Southern Traditional,Fancy shawl,Jingles) Teen & Junior Boys (Northern/Southern Traditional, Grass,Fancy) and Tiny tots girls & Boys.  Marty  928-221-8065, Highway 264 & Route 12,, Window Rock, AZ  86515.  Email - c_e.powwow@yahoo.com


Aug. 1-2  39th Sierra Mono Museum Indian Fair Days & Powwow, North Fork Recreation Center Road 225, North Fork, CA  93643.  Admission $1 presale, $6 at the gate each day, contest powwow, hand games, horse shoes, volleyball, native arts & crafts booths, Indian taco and other food booths, RV & tent camping, swimming, fishing.  head staff  MC: Frankie Williams, AD Jr: Manual, Color Guard: American Indian Veterans Association, HM: Pealingy Alvarado, HW: Johanna Morris, THB:, Johnny Coronado, HTG: Alexis Reid, HJB: Nee-Buh-Bih Smith, HJG Allyson Bass, Host Southern Drum: Humming Bird Singers, Host Northern Drum Black Bear Crossing.  Barbara  559-877-2115, 33103 road 228, North Fork, CA  93643.  director@netptc.net.  http://www.sierramonomuseum.org


Aug. 1-3 Wikwemikong 49th Annual Cultural Festival, 64-3 Beach Rd., Wikwemikong, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Cynthia Bell, 705-859-2385, cbell@wikwemikongheritage.org, http://www.wikwemikongheritage.ca


Aug. 3-8  78th Annual American Exposition Indian Fair, Caddo County Fairgrounds, 7th & E. Broadway Anadarko, OK. 
Monday Morning: 10:00 a.m. Opening Day Parade Downtown Anadarko. 
Monday Evening: Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Honor Indian Celebrity/Pageant to follow
Tuesday Evening: Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Tiny Tots; Golden Age; Princess Contest; Tribal Contest
Wednesday Evening: Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Pageant
Thursday Evening: Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Jr. and Teen Categories; Men's Fancy Preliminaries; Princess Contest
Friday Evening: Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Sr. Womens Categories; Men's Categories; Men's Fancy Preliminaries; Princess Contest
Saturday Morning: 10:00 a.m. Closing Day Parade Downtown Anadarko
Saturday Evening: Grand Entry 7:00 p.m. Honor Indian of the Year; All finals in all categories; Men's Championship Fancy War Dance Competition.
 Vendor Contact Information: Doris Bish at (405) 247-9351.  County Fairground is open to "ALL Campers" if funding made available.  Rations will be given to all registered campers.  For more information contact Tracey Gabehart at (405) 247-7656 or Email: exposecretary@yahoo.com


Aug. 6-9  46th Annual Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival, 16158 N Hiline Rd. (approximate address), Fort Hall, Idaho.  Contest powwow with many committee specials, Hand Game tournament, All Indian Softball Tournaments, Parades, Children's Activities, Feasts, Arts & Crafts, Casino specials, Indian Relay races, Jr. & Sr. Rodeo and Rocky Mountain All Indian Circuit Finals Rodeo, Pageant and royalty contests and much more.  For more information: http://www.shoshonebannocktribes.com/festival/index.html


Aug. 6-10  Medicine Waters Rendezvous, YMCA of the Rockies, Granby, CO.  Free, fun event for all ages. Traders call for availability. Mountain man and demonstrations daily. Set up a Tipi , fire starting with flint and steel, black powder shooting, hawk throwing, knife throwing, also other crafts from the period will be demonstrated. Buckskins and period clothing will be worn by the traders and demonstrators. Buckskins and a large supply of other crafts will be available for sale. There will be living history presentations nightly and storytelling around the campfire.  Rich Dowell  970-887-0555.  Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby, CO  80446.  Email - oxbowrdd@msn.com


Aug. 7-8  24th Annual Bell Pow Wow, Stilwell Bell Community, Rt 5, Stilwell, OK. Contest Pow Wow Emcee: Archie Mason/AD: Don Howell/Head Man: Chuck Love/Head Lady: Lena Nells/Host Drum: The Drum Busters/Host Gourd: Cherokee gourd Society.  Thomas Muskrat.  (918) 696-4480.   nthomas@bell.k12.ok.us


Aug. 8-9  Gathering of Spirits, Whitehall NY, Skenesborough Dr., along the canal, Whitehall, NY 12887.  For more info contact Beth Hayes/Barbara Flayter, 518-260-6059, email moose0113@yahoo.com or baf51@yahoo.com


Aug. 8-9  4th Annual Honoring Turtle Island, Community Park, Sedalia, OH 43151.  Contact Brian Darst, 614-832-6283, americannative1968@yahoo.com  


Aug. 8-9  Joaquim Presents Phillips Intertribal Powwow, 155 Golf Course Road, Whitehall Line, Hampton, NY 12887.  There are no fees except the vendors and traders are to donate 1 item to be raffled off.  There is no admission charge.  Grand entry time is 12:00 pm and closing is 5:00 pm each night.  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.  For more information contact:  Wildfire, 518-499-1484 or 518-499-2052, peggiewildcat@yahoo.com


Aug. 8-9  6th Annual Roanoke Island American Indian Cultural Festival and Pow-Wow, Airport Pavilion Lawn located on Airport Road across from the NC Aquarium, Manteo, NC, 27954.  Honoring all Veterans and Active Duty Members.  Saturday Hours:

10:30 AM to 6:00 PM  - Grand Entry: 12:00PM.  Sunday Hours: 10:30 AM to 4 PM - Grand Entry: 1:00 PM.  Enjoy wholesome family activities including native dancing, music, food, storytelling, exhibits, health screening, and vendors as we share our history and culture. ADMISSION: Adults: $5.00 (Ages 13 +) Children: $3.00 (Ages 3 –12).  Food & Trade Vendors: $125 for both days.  *No Pets Allowed*.  ***All Veterans and Active Duty Members please bring his/her picture to place on our “Servicemen‘s Wall of Distinction”.  All American Indian drums and dancers welcome.  Call 757- 477-3589 for more information or www.ncalgonquians.com.  Contact Person: Marilyn Berry Morrison Email: pacoeagle1@ncalgonquians.com.


Aug. 14-15  15th Annual Sacramento Powwow, 715 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818.  Contact:  Powwow Committee, 916-421-0657, wailaki10@comcast.net


Aug. 14-16  Annual Gathered Nations City of King Pow Wow, King fairgrounds in King, NC.  Event activities include veterans ceremony, drumming, singing, dancing, special guest performances, Native foods, art and craft demonstrations, live war pony's, raffles and more. Participants attending are members of over twenty different Nations, Bands and Tribes. Gates open Friday 5pm-11pm. Saturday 10am-11pm. Sunday 10am-6pm. Admission: adult $7.00. Child and seniors $5.00. Have a safe summer, See you there.  Contact:  Red Hawks Gathered Nations City of King Pow Wow, cityofkingpowwow@yahoo.com


Aug. 15  Mohegan Wigwam, Fort Shantok, Uncasville, CT.  One day only, 11am to 6pm.  Grand entry at noon.  Contact: Cultural Department, 800-664-3426


Aug. 15  1st Annual Disability Pow-wow, Tahlequah Community Building, 300 West 1st Street, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. What: 1st Annual Disability Pow-wow Sponsored by Ms Wheelchair Oklahoma Date: August 15, 2009 Where: Tahlequah Community Building Cost: Free for Admission but Indian Tacos cost $5.00.  Description: Opened to public to recognize all individuals who have special needs and their accomplishments in the community Contact: Elizabeth Reeve (Cherokee/Delaware) 431-1960.  Elizabeth Reeve.  918-457-8240. http://www.mswheelchairoklahoma.org   mswheelchairoklahoma2009@mswheelchairoklahoma.org


Aug. 15  Oklahoma City Indian Clinic *5th Annual Contest Pow-Wow, State Fairgrounds of Oklahoma - Cox Pavilion, Oklahoma City, OK.  Women Contests: Cloth, Buckskin, Jingle, Fancy Shawl.  Men Contests: Straight, Fancy, Grass, Traditional.  All Categories:  1st Place: $400, 2nd Place: $300, 3rd Place: $200.  Gourd Dancing: 2:00 pm Supper: 5:30 pm Grand Entry: 7:00 pm.  For Pow Wow information contact: steve barse 405.556.1665 or steve.b@okcic.com  Pow Wow vendors contact: andii tittle 405.948.4900 or andii.t@okcic.com.


Aug. 15-16  Roasting Ears of Corn Native American Festival- Museum of Indian Culture – 2825 Fish Hatchery Rd., Allentown, PA 18103.  10:30am-6pm. Traditional.  Contact: Pat Rivera, 610-797-2121, info@museumofindianculture.org, http://museumof indianculture.com


Aug. 15-16  2nd Annual All Nations Action Powwow, KOA Campground/Soledad Canyon Guest Ranch, 7601 Soledad Cyn Rd, Action, CA.  (Enter KOA campground gate off Soledad Cyn Rd).  All dancers, drums and vendors welcome. Everyone welcome to a traditional family event. A weekend of intertribal singing, dancing, drumming, celebrating, ceremonies, arts, crafts, food and more.  Arena Director: Victor Chavez, MC:Mike Aviles, Spritual Advisor: Ted Garcia, Head Man:Dave Patterson, Head Woman:Gloria Baker, Head boy:Johnny Bartelt, Head girl: Monica Bartelt, Drums:TBA.  Vendor information: 818 365-2422 or drambeau@fromearthtohand.com.  Info:  828/365-2422


Aug. 15-16  2nd Annual “Honoring Traditions” Powwow, Jim Banks Sports Park, Pala Reservation, CA.  Sponsored by the Pala Band of Mission Indians.  Paulette Buff, hutsibahs_dance@yahoo.com


Aug. 21-23  The Klamath Tribes 23rd Annual Restoration Pow-wow, Chiloquin, Oregon.  Grand Entry: Friday, August 21 @ 7:00 p.m., Saturday, August 22nd @ 12:00 p.m & 7:00 p.m, and Sunday, August 23rd @ 12:00 p.m.  Contest Powwow.  Powwow Information contact Calvin Hill, 541-783-3020, ext. 107 For vendor information contact Eshoni Yazzie, 541-783-2219, ext. 107


Aug. 21-23  2009 Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa, Veterans Color Guard, Pow Wow of Champions.  New Location: Historic Perryman Wrangler Ranch, 1154 South Elwood Avenue, Jenks, Oklahoma.  Inside - Air Conditioned Tents.  Public is Welcome.  Doors open to public at 5:00 pm on Friday August 21st.  No Drum Contest - special raffle only singers at drum(s).  Not responsible for accidents or theft.  No alcohol, drugs, or firearms permitted.  General information: 918-838-8276 or 918-510-4898.  Vendors/Vendor information: Betty Brewer 918-321-3460 email: arts-n-crafts@iicot.org.  Website: www.iicot.org


Aug. 21-23  2nd Annual Competition Pow Wow, George Gordon First Nation, Punnichy, Saskatchewan (8 miles south of Punnichy).  Band Office 306-835-2232.  Email: gordonfirstnation@sasktel.net


Aug. 22  Honouring Our Children Traditional Pow Wow, Torrance, Ontario.  Located at the Torrance Community Baseball Field on Hwy 169 in Torrance, Ontario. Torrance is located between Gravenhurst and Bala.  Info: Maureen Gaska 705-762-4444.  Email: nativespiritcreations@hotmail.com.  Open to public.  This celebration's primary focus is not as a fund raiser but instead it is to raise awareness of the culture and tradition of First Nations People. Our youth are losing sight of their grass roots and having a traditional Pow Wow in such a public place I hope will encourage a lot of people to come out and experience the spiritual connection a Pow Wow can offer.


Aug. 22-23 2nd Great Northern Moose Pow-wow, 1442 NH Route 16, Dummer, NH. Contact: Richard Tessier, 603-449-2300, info@greatnorthernmoose.com, http://www.greatnorthernmoose.com


Aug. 22-23  Seaside Festival and Pow Wow, Rt. 127, Gloucester, MA.  Contact: Mim McGuire/Marti Beaulieu, 978-281-2978, marta44@comcast.net


Aug. 22-23  Region of the Moundbuilders Powwow, 170 Everett Park, Newark, OH 43055.  Contact:  Shawn Reilly, 740-403-5560, moundbuilderspowwow@yahoo.com


Aug. 22-23   5th Annual Turtle Island Pow Wow, Babe Howard Blvd., Millington, TN 38053.  Hal Colston, 901-876-5344


Aug. 22-23  The Fires Homecoming Pow Wow & Traditional Gathering, Mississauga's of New Credit Reserve, ON.  Info. call (Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm): (905) 768-5686, or call Faith King (519) 445-2283 after hours.


Aug. 23  Indian Country Business Summit Powwow, Comanche Nation Casino, Lawton, OK.  (Exit 37 off I-44 Gore Blvd then right at the Best Western Entrance.  Follow the straight road behind the Best Western to reach the Comanche Nation Casino)

Drum Contest $2000 – Winner take all. Gourd Dance - 2:00 p.m. Grand Entry - 7:00 p.m.


Aug. 23-24  The White Eagle Powwow, 11407 NW Jester Park Drive, Granger, IA 50109. Contact: Robyn Byers, 515-266-0544, http://www.whiteeaglepow-wow.com


Aug. 27-30  133rd Ponca Powwow, Powwow Grounds, White Eagle Park. Ponca, Oklahoma. Contest powwow.  Join Us.  Contact: 580/762-8104, Email: paula_poncatribe@yahoo.com or (918) 734-2165.  For more information: Delbert A. Cole, Chairman Pow-Wow Committee: (580) 763-0120 ext. 117 or Cell: (580) 401-3890 or Paula S. Mendoza, Pow-Wow Vendor Coordinator: (580) 762-8104 ext. 2107


Aug 28-30  Indian Council of Many Nations 47th Annual Summer Pow Wow, Leavenworth County Fair Grounds, 405 West 4th Street, Tonganoxie, KS 66086.  Vendors with Native American Arts And Crafts for sale!  Native American Food for sale at Pow Wow!  50/50 Pots! Tiny Tofs Special! Raffle ltems!  Camping on grounds at Pow Wow !!  This is an outdoor Pow Wow, in the event of rain, Dancing will be held in a roofed, open sided building. Contact: Dick Porch.  E-mail: officers@kc-icmn.org.  Phone: 913-888-1563.  Website: http://kc-icmn.org/index.php.  PDF Flyer: http://kc-icmn.org/images/IMG.pdf.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


Aug. 29-30  The 5th Annual Kalama Heritage Festival.  This is a unique Hawaiian & Native American Indian Culture Event held in South Western Washington in Cowlitz County at The Port of Kalama.  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 Powwow.  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.  For More information Call(206)299-2662 Business Or Call Bill Nahalea-Sales & Marketing/Promotions Ph(206)478-0772. We are looking for Vendors!  Limited to 100 Spaces(Food, Arts, Crafts) Go to Email:alohaislandtreasures@yahoo.com.  Aloha and Mahalo, Bill and Gloria Nahalea, Producers & Directors, Hale Halawai O Hawaii Resource Center, P.O.BOX 33745, Seattle,WA 98133.  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hawaiiankalamadaysofdiscovery


Aug. 29-30  Whispering Winds Traditional Pow Wow, Elkton, MD –at the Cecil County Fairgrounds in Fair Hill. Exit 100 off I95N toward Rising Sun on Rt 272 N. Right onto Rt 273. Fair Hill entrance fairgrounds on the right just past intersection of Rt 273 & 213. Can take Rt.1 instead of I95 to Rt 272N.  11:00am-6pm.  For more info: call Barry (252) 257-5383 or email: powwow@vance.net.  Website: http://www.myspace.com/powwow4life


September 2009


Sept. 3-7  Spokane Tribal Powwow, 95th Annual Labor Day Celebration, held at Wellpinit, WA.  Dance Specials, gambling, stick games, Art Auction. Starts off with Tiny Tot Powwow on the 3rd.  Vendor Info: Marie Eli 509-458-6579.  Powwow Info: Greg Ramos 509-258-7205.  Gladys Rhoads 509-458-6570, Vi Frizzell 509-258-9233, Wanda Abrahamson 458-6500


Sept. 4-6  2nd Annual Kentucky Native American Heritage Museum, College Street, Corbin, KY 40701. Limited Free Camping on Site. Additional Free Camping at alternate location. Grand Entry Friday 6:00 PM, Saturday 1:00 PM, Sunday 1:00 PM.  Competition Powwow: Drum, Dance & Tipi Competition.  Contact: Ken Phillips, 606-528-6342, sioux80@msn.com


Sept. 4-6  19th Annual Traditional Intertribal Powwow, Reynolds Lodge, 29th & West Edge Rd, Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS.  Admission: $8 at gate; $6 in advance (for weekend pass).  Contact: Chris Wagner, 785-969-7890, cwagner@topeka.org, http://www.shawneecountyalliedtribes.org


Sept. 4-6  Circle of Life Intertribal Powwow, Mansfield Park, 2886 St. Hwy 16 N, Bandera, TX 78003.  3 day Traditional Powwow with no competition. All drums & dancers welcome.  Contact: Diane Eagle Horse, 830-370-1085, Email: eaglehorse.5@hotmail.com


Sept. 4-6  Barona Powwow, Barona Indian Reservation, Lakeside, CA.  Food, Indian dancing, arts and crafts. Free event. The intricate, colorful outfits worn by the dance competitors have been made by the dancers themselves or their families. Barona community Center, Barona Indian Reservation, off Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside. 619-443-6612


Sept. 4-6  Two Moons 11th Annual Traditional Pow Wow held on the Shartlesville playground on 4th St. off Shartlesville Rd. & Rt 78, Shartlesville, PA.  Lots of dancers & vendors. Fri, Sat, Sun, & Mon. 11am-6pm.


Sept. 4-6  2009 Ottawa Pow-Wow & Celebration, Adawe Park, 11400 S. 613 Rd., Miami, OK. 

Program Schedule: Friday 6:00 p.m. - Gourd Dance, 8:00 p.m. - Stomp Dance & Social Dances

Saturday Noon - Camp Feast, 6:00 p.m. - Gourd Dance, 8:00 p.m. – Midnight - War Dance, Midnight to ?? - Stomp Dance

Sunday 9:00 a.m - Indian Junior Olympics (0–12 years old), 6:00 p.m. - Gourd Dance, 8:00 p.m. – Midnight - War Dance, Midnight – ?? - Stomp Dance

Monday 6 a.m. - Break camp and head for home. See you next year!

"No Contests" Day money for dancers.  Vendor Contact Email: info@ottawapowwow.com.  Vendor Contact Phone Number: (918) 540-1536.  For more information contact: Steve Kinder at (816) 806-3447 or Email: skinder@kc.rr.com


Sept. 4-6  16th Annual Eufaula Indian Community Pow-Wow, East side of ballpark, Eufaula, OK 74432.  Grand Entry: 8:00 p.m. Nightly.  Sunday Night Straight Dance Special Contest: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Places (Sponsored by Kelly Tiger, Jr. in honor of his mother Mrs. Norean Tiger).  General information: E.I.C Office (918) 689-5066.  E.I.C. Pow-Wow Chairman: George Tiger Cell Phone: (918) 618-2990.  Arts-N-Crafts information: Jon Tiger Cell Phone: (918) 618-3537. 


Sept. 4-6  Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Traditional Pow Wow, Wabigoon Lake, Dryden, Ontario.  Info: 807-938-6684 or 807-938-0030


Sept. 4-7  Stockton Community Powwow, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.  David Willson 209 933 7425  Ext. 8069, 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA  95204.  Email - minnie254@gmail.com


Sept. 4-7  65th Annual Cheyenne-Arapaho Labor Day Pow-Wow, Colony, OK 73021.  (Colony, is a very small town, barely has a post office, located 15 miles South of Weatherford, OK. No address once you drive into town but you can't miss it).  Venue Phone: (405) 664-0415.  "Friday night is warm up night".  Friday, Saturday and Sunday - Gourd Dancing - 2:00 p.m., Supper Break 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Grand Entry - 7:00 p.m. nightly.  Contestants must make two grand entries.  Contests: "Numerous Contests to many to list - Please call the contact below for more information".  "Security will be provided".  "Food and Merchandise Vendors will be on hand".  For more information including vendor setup contact Bobbie Ann Hamilton

at (405) 295-1708 or Email: dhamilton@c-atribes.org. 


Sept. 5  Arkansas Cherokee Powwow, Conway, Fairgrounds, Arkansas.  ACN Office   479-438-2725.  P.O. Box 1071, Conway, AR  72033.  Email - arkansascherokee@conway.com


Sept. 5  4th Annual Honoring Children Traditional Pow Wow, Winnipeg Indian & Metis Friendship Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Info: 204-336-3600 or 204-250-7908.  Email: hilly_mckay@yahoo.ca or info@powwowtohonourchildren.ca.  Web: www.powwowtohonourchildren.ca


Sept. 5  4th Annual Powwow/Native American Festival, Smith Park-Cottingham Blvd. (#9 & 38 Bypass), Down from KFC, Bennettsville, SC, Bennetsville, SC 29512.  Public Invited, Adults $5, Children $3, Vendors $50, All are Welcome.  MC-Rick Bird, Former Professional Wrestler ‘Rick Youngblood, Drum Team- Bird Choppers, Head Singer- David Creel.  Contact: Rick LaBean, 843-862-3299, peedeeindian@yahoo.com, http://mcdcpeedeeindiantrib.tripod.com


Sept. 5-6  49th Annual Tecumseh Lodge Powwow, Tipton County Fairgrounds, Tipton, IN.  Ray Kappmeyer  317-745-2858.  1200 S. Main St., Tipton, IN  46072.  Email - powwow@tecumsehlodge.org


Sept. 5-6  35th Annual Delaware Nation Competition Pow Wow, Highgate Rd, Moravian Reserve, Ontario.  Info: 519-692-3936 or 519-692-3969


Sept. 5-6  6th Annual Manoomin Festival, Ardoch Algonquin First Nation, Plevna Community Hall, 2518 Buckshot Lake Road, Plevna, Ontario.  manomiinfestival.webs.com


Sept. 5-6  20th Annual Running Water Powwow and Cherokee Homecoming. Ridge Ferry Park, Rome, GA. Info: 706-509-8119 Email: FMBlair@aol.com Website: www.runningwaterpowwow.com


Sept. 5-6  Labor Day Weekend Powwow, Black Hawk State Historic Site, Rock Island, IL. (309) 797-8779 Email: hochuck@msn.com Website: www.nativeamericancoalitionqc.org


Sept. 5-6  Running Water Powwow-Cherokee Homecoming, 501 Riverside Parkway NE, Rome, GA ZIP: 30161.  Contest Powwow.  Contact: Frank Blair, 706-509-8119.  Email: FMBlair@aol.com.  http://www.runningwaterpowwow.com 


Sept. 5-7 North Country Inter-Tribal Powwow, 934 Elm St., Newport, ME. Contact: Ellie Luce, 207-368-5287, ncountrypowwow@yahoo.com, www.myspace.com/ncountrypowwow


Sept. 5-7  Labor Day Weekend Powwow, 1475 Rt. 2, Charlemont, MA.  Contact:  Harold, 413-325-8425


Sept. 5-7  27th Annual Labor Day Weekend Powwow, at the Franklin Co. Fairground 4100 Columbia St. Hilliard, Ohio 43026. Tradtional Powwow. Grand Entry at 1pm. Powwow feeds participants Supper-Sat, Sun, Mon. Breakfast- Sun & Mon. Day money paid at end of powwow. Motels nearby. Camping $20/weekend w electric & showers. AD-Ken Irwin,Sr., MC-Jerry Dearly,Sr., Head Veteran Dancer-Roger Campbell,Head Man & Head Woman Dancer TBA each day. Host Drum-Many Voice. (614) 443-6120  naicco@aol.com http://naicco.org.


Sept. 5-7  Fourth Annual ThunderHeart Village City of York, American Indian Powwow and Gathering, Kiwanis Lake, York, PA. Info: 717-637-2548 Email: IrqThunderHeart@aol.com


Sept. 6  St. Stephens Mission 125 Anniversary, 33 St. Stephens Road, St. Stephens, WY 82524.  Contact: Fr. Ron, Phone: 307-856-7806.


Sept. 9-10  AFOA Performance Measurement and Reporting in First Nations Workshop, Victoria Inn, Winnipeg, MB.  This workshop tackles the issue of performance reporting in First Nations. Issues examined include: the appropriate level and frequency of reporting; identifying the important aspects of performance; identifying the kinds of information to be reported; and, preparing reports on goals.  www.afoa.ca/acfme/workshops.asp


Sept. 10-11  6th Annual AMF (Aboriginal Music Festival), TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK.  Info: 306-966-2027 or 306-261-4741.  Email: alex.munoz@usask.ca.  Web: www.ccde.usask.ca/go/amf


Sept. 10-13 40th Annual United Tribes International Powwow, 3315 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504. Contact: Wes Long Feather, 701-255-3285, wlongfeather@uttc.edu, http://www.unitedtribespowwow.com


Sept. 10-13  Six Nations Fall Fair Competition Pow Wow, Fair Grounds, Ohsweken, Ontario.  Info: 519-445-0783.  Email: tourism@sntourism.com.  Web: www.sntourism.com


Sept. 11-13 Mendota's 10th Annual Traditional pow wow, St. Peters Church in Mendota, Mendota, MN (Near highway 110 and highway 13. By the Mendota Bridge). Info: Sharon Lennartson 651-452-4141 mmdc01@comcast.net www.mendotadakota.com. Cost: $5.00 donation for button. Addtional Info: No contest, just dance, small fee.


Sept. 11-13  Fourth Annual Spruce Pine Powwow, 12513 South Hwy 226, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.   Behind Music, Jewelry, and Loan.  Hours are 9 to 9 on Friday and Saturday, and 9 to 5 on Sunday. Admission is $5 for Adults and $2 for Kids. Kids Day is Friday and Kids are $1. All dancers and drums invited. Luck of the Draw dance money for registered dancers. Camp feed Friday and Saturday.Pow Wow is located South of Spruce Pine on Hwy 226 about 2 miles South of US 19E and 2 miles North of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Contact Mabel Benjamin at 813-765-3073, rocksandthingstoo@hotmail.com


Sept. 11-13  Redding Rancheria Stillwater Pow Wow, 1890 Briggs St., Anderson, CA  96007.  Contact:  James Hayward Sr., 530-225-8979, louised@redding-rancheria.com, http://www.redding-rancheria.com/stillwater-pow-wow.php


Sept. 11-13  20th Annual Sycuan Powwow, Sycuan Indian Reservation, 5459 Sycuan Road, El Cajon, CA 92019.  Take I-8 to El Cajon Boulevard. Go right on Washington. Washington becomes Dehesa Road. Follow signs to Sycuan.  Contest Powwow.  For more information:  619-445-7776.  http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6132&Itemid=133


Sept. 11-13  20th Annual Wyandotte Pow-Wow, Wyndotte Nation Pow-Wow Grounds (5.2 miles East of Wyandotte, OK on Highway 60), Wyandotte, OK 74370.  Contest Powwow $12,500.00 Total Prize Money.  49 Contest.  Drum Contest.  Host Hotels for this event: Boone Slick Lodge, Neosho, Mo and Super 8 Motel, Neosho, Mo.  Must be registered and participate in "two grand entries" and "two exhibitions".  Must be registered in only one category.  Must be in full dress to receive contest monies.  All decisions by the committee are final. Schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the committee.  Not responsible for thefts or accidents.  Absolutely no firearms, drugs or alcohol allowed.   For more information including vendor setup contact: Sherri Clemons at (918) 678-2297


Sept. 11-13  Spruce Pine Powwow. 12513 Hwy 226 behind Music, Jewelry, and Loan, Spruce Pine, NC. Info: 813-765-3073 Email: rocksandthingstoo@hotmail.com


Sept. 11-13  Southern Ute Fair Contest Pow Wow, Sky Ute Fair Grounds, Ignacio, CO 81137.  No Admission Charge.  Gourd Dancing:  Friday @ 5:00 p.m., Saturday @ 10 a.m. & 5 p.m., Sunday @ 10 a.m., Grand Entry:  Friday @ 7 p.m., Saturday @ 1 p.m. & 7 p.m., Sunday @ 12 Noon.  Vendors:  Inside call Dona Frost, 970-563-0100, ext. 2460 and Outside call Kendra Alexender, 970-563-5541.  Dance Contest: Dance contest pow wow (extra points given for parade participation) also includes: Drum Contest - Southern & Northern Divisions (1st, $5,000, 2nd, $4,000, 3rd, $3,000, 4th, $2,000 & 5th, $1,000) Men's War Bonnet Special (1st, $1,000, 2nd, $800 & 3rd, $600) Men's Northern Traditional Special in Memory of Orian L. Box (1st, $1,000 and Jacket, 2nd & 3rd place).  Contact: Corliss M. Taylor, 970-764-7056.  Email: corlisst@yahoo.com 


Sept. 11-13  2nd Annual White Buffalo Pow-Wow, Lake Lou Yaeger, Litchfield, IL 62056.  Contact: Rick and Pat Rhodes, 217-710-1950, Email: whitebuffalo@consolidated.net. Comfort Inn is offering a pow-wow rate of 62.95 for single or double room, say you are with white buffalo pow-wow.


Sept. 11-13  Spirit of the Veteran and Warrior, Point Park off Hwy 27 on Chickamauga Drive, Dayton, TN 37321.  Doors Open at 9:30 a.m.  Ticket Pricing:  Adults $3.00 and Children $1.00.  Friday:  5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Grand Entry:  7:00 p.m.  (9/11 Special TBA Honoring our fallen soldiers and veterans)  Visit the authentic native village and see native arts, crafts, pottery, regalia, clothing, music, jewelry and more!  Saturday:  10:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Grand Entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Jerry Lange, Native American Warrior Society, Veterans Honor Guard posting of colors at 9:30 a.m.   Trade Blanket after closing.  Sunday:  1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Grand Entry is at 1 p.m.  Contact: Jimmy Wiseowl, 931-529-1557, Email: moonwillow2012@yahoo.com 


Sept. 11-13  63rd Annual Navajo Nation Fair Powwow, Navajo Nation, Window Rock, AZ 86515.  Contest Powwow.  Contact: Fair Committee, 928-814-4650.  Email: ervinkeeswood@aol.com, http://www.navajonationfairpowwow.com/ 


Sept. 12  2009 "Dance for Life" Contest Pow-Wow, Red Buffalo Hall, 100 Kiowa Way, Carnegie, OK 73015.  2:00 p.m. - Gourd Dance, 5:00 p.m. – Supper, 6:00 p.m. - Gourd Dance, 7:00 p.m. - Grand Entry, 11:00 p.m. - Closing Songs.  Contests: Adult Mens: Fancy, Straight, Traditional/Grass (combined); Adult Womens: Buckskin, Cloth, Fancy Shawl/Jingle (combined); 1st: $300.00, 2nd: $200.00, 3rd: $150.00.  Teen Boys: Fancy, Straight, Traditional/Grass (combined); Teen Girls: Buckskin, Cloth, Jingle/Fancy (combined); 1st: $150.00, 2nd: $125.00, 3rd: $100.00.  ** Special Dance Contest ** Mens: Prairie Chicken Dance (Winner Take All) $400.00!  "Security will be provided".  "Food and Merchandise Vendors will be on hand".  For more information contact Rusty Cozad at (405) 638-0029 or Email: rustycozad@yahoo.com


Sept. 12  8th Annual American Indian Day Picnic, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027.  Contact: Galina, 213-305-3280.  Email: galinauaii1@aol.com, www.uaii.org 


Sept. 12-13 Acorn Festival and Powwow, 19595 Mi-Wu, Tuolumne, CA 95379. Contact: Myra Huntoon, 209-928-9323, mhuntoon@blackoakcasino.com


Sept. 12-13 2009 Haskell Indian Art Market, Haskell Indian Nations University, 25th & Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS. Two-day outdoor market featuring Native American artists from around the country. Artist demonstrations, entertainment and food booths. Times: Sat, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Admission Charge: Free


Sept. 12-13 MCNAAAnnual Inter-Tribal Pow Wow - Haverhill, MA


Sept. 12-13  Aurora's 10th Annual American Indian Pow Wow & Family Festival, 121 Aurora-Hudson Rd., Aurora , OH 44202.  Contact: Aurora Committee, 216-371-2867, aurorapowwow@yahoo.com


Sept. 12-13  Warrior Society Pow Wow, Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67203.  Sat. 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Contact: Randy Kenyon, 316-722-9722.  http://www.theindiancenter.org/PowWows


Sept. 12-13  Andersontown Powwow & Indian Market, Athletic Park, Anderson, IN.  MC: Dee Ketchum, AD: Michael Pace. HD: Larry Kincer, HLD: Karen Kincer; Northern Drum: Kingfisher; Southern Drum: Strong Heart.  Intertribal Celebration. Open & Exhibition Dancing. Indian Market, Children's Activities, Storytelling, Recreated Woodland Indians Camp< Cultural Presentations, Native American Food, plus performance by Douglas Blue Feather, Nami Award winning flutist. Hours: Sat: 11am-11pm & Sun: 11am-4pm. Free Parking. Admission: $5. Under 8 Free.  Debbie Webb  765-617-4923.  PO Box 88, Anderson, IN  46012.  Email - debbie.webb@att.net.  www.andersontownpowwow.org


Sept. 12-13  9th Annual Akwesasne Intertribal Competition Pow Wow, A'nowara'kowa Arena, Cornwall Island, Ontario.  Info: 613-575-2467 or 613-575-2348.  Email: lking@adwesasne.ca or akwesasnepowwow@yahoo.com.  Web: www.akwesasnepowwow.com


Sept. 12-13  Indian Springs Native American Festival, Hwy 42 at Indian Springs State Park south of Atlanta, GA., Flovilla, GA. 770-655-5909/ Email: www.t_r_m@etcmail.com Website: www.buttscountyhistoricalsociety.org


Sept. 12-13  Crooked River All Nation PowWow, 783 W. Bath Rd., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.  Contact: Nell Orndorf, 330-929-1963, Email: nrorndorf@neo.rr.com 


Sept. 12-13  Paw Paw Moon Powwow. George Rogers Clark Park, 930 S. Techumseh Road, Springfield, OH.  Dancing, story telling, singing, crafts, Native food. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. both days. Grand entry at 1:00 p.m. both days. Free camping for participants available. Take I-75 to I-70 east to Route 4 north. Take 4 north to George Rogers Clark Historic Park exit. Turn right at stop sign then right at the next intersection. Park is on the left. Follow the pow wow signs.  Everyone welcome. No politics. Contact: Lisa Copes, 937-362-9950, lisaco@techII.com  or Email: mstephenson47@yahoo.com


Sept. 12-13  Sacred Spirits Intertribal Pow Wow, Sunrise Cove Rd., Naples, ME.  Contact: Richard Rogers, 207-749-2911, Email: sacredspiritsdrum@yahoo.com, http://sacredspiritsdrum.webs.com/


Sept. 12-13  2009 Trail of Tears Powwow, 100 Trail of Tears Dr., Hopkinsville, KY 42240.  For General Information about the PowWow call Midge Durbin at: 270-886-7503 or Email Midge Durbin d_midge@bellsouth.net.  For Dancer Information: email Joanne Paris parisjored@yahoo.com.  Ellis Rouse - PowWow Chairman and vendor Information, ellisrs53@gmail.com.  Ramsey Morris - Commission President, ramseymo@hesenergy.net.  Contact:  Contact: Joanne Paris, 270-886-7503, Email: parisjord@yahoo.com, http://www.trailoftears.org/ 


Sept. 12-13  Harvest Moon Honoring Our Veterans, 14430 Flint Ridge Rd, Glenford, OH.  Traditional Native Gathering.  Brownsville, Ohio Exit Follow Flint Ridge signs go 3 miles turn left at Flint Ridge State Park onto Flint Ridge Road go about 1 mile it’s at the Ridge Museum.  Not at the state park.  (MAP QUEST "14430 Flint Ridge Rd. Glenford, Ohio").  INTERTRIBAL POW WOW, Friday September 11 set up day, Sat. & Sunday September 12- 13, 2009.  FREE ENTRY TO THE PUBLIC.  Any Donations appreciated.  Proceeds will benefit next year's Pow Wow.  Gates open at 10:00 a.m.  Grand Entry at 12:00 Noon.  All dancers and drums are welcome.  No Drugs, Alcohol, Fire Arms, Politics or attitudes Please.  Traditional Native American foods, intertribal dancing, crafts, Demonstrations, Art, Auctions, Native storytelling, Flint knappers, and Vendors from different States.  Special Guest performance of Bud Eagle Wolf Native American Flutist.  Primitive camping for participants (No Electric).  Generators Welcome / Tee Pees are Welcome.  For more information contact: Mother Nature– 1-740-826- 7255 or email: debbie587_2000@yahoo.com


Sept. 14-15  11th Annual Aboriginal Land and Resource Management, Vancouver, BC.  1-888-777-1707.  www.insightinfo.com


Sept. 18-19  Oklahoma Indian Summer Powwow, Bartlesville Community Center, 300 S.E. Adams Blvd., Bartlesville, OK 74003.  For more information contact: Jenifer Pechonick (918) 331-0934 or Email: jeniferp917@aol.com.  www.okindiansummer.org


Sept. 18-19  Southeastern Tribes Cultural Arts Celebration, Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Cherokee, NC. (828) 497-3481  Email: travel@nc-cherokee.com Website: http://www.cherokee-nc.com/events


Sept. 18-20  Iowa Tribe Pow Wow, White Cloud, KS.  Powwow grounds are located on the Iowa Tribe of KS & NE Reservation.  There will be signs posted.  Contacts: Gail Reed (785) 595-3203 or Mary Knoxsah (785) 741-4521.  Campers and Vendors Welcome.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


Sept. 18-20  25th Annual Great Mohican Indian Powwow, Mohican Rez Campgrounds, Loudonville, OH.  A Top 100 Show in North America by the ABA. Learn Native Culture & Lifestyles-Fellowship & Competitions. Enjoy Native Foods, Music, Story Telling, Dance & Drum Competitions Demos and more. See over 40 Top Artisans, Craftsmen & Traders. Held Rain or Shine w/Free Parking. Located 7 mile S. of Loudonville,OH off St. Rt. 3 on the Wally Rd. Scenic Byway. Contact: Chris Snively, Earl Gant  800-766-2267, 23270 Wally Rd., Loudonville, OH  44842. powwow@mohicanreservation.com, www.mohicanpowwow.com


Sept. 18-20  Third Annual Ft. Hamby Powwow, Ft. Hamby State Park, South Recreation Road, Wilkesboro, NC 28697.  Located inside Ft. Hamby State Park, 6 miles North of Wilkesboro, NC.  Hours are 9 to 9 on Friday and 9 to 5 on Sunday. Park admission is $1 per person and Pow Wow admission is $5 for Adults and $2 for Kids. Friday is Kids Day and Kids are only $1. Concert by Dave Trezak at the Forest Edge Amphitheater on Saturday evening. All dancers and drums invited.  Luck of the Draw dance money for registered dancers. Camp feed Friday and Saturday.  For information on camping reservations at the park call 877-444-6777. For Pow Wow information call the park at 336-921-3390 or Mabel Benjamin at 813-765-3073, rocksandthingstoo@hotmail.com .


Sept. 18-20  Mason Dixon Historical Park - Renewing Our Spirit, Mason Dixon Park, Buckeye Rd @ Core, Core, WV 26529.  Vendors, Dancers & Male Northern Drums needed.  Contact: Wynona RainDance, 304-825-6823, Email: raindance58@hotmail.com


Sept. 18-20  15th Annual Council Tree Powwow & Cultural Festival, Delta, CO.  Contact: 970-874-1718 or 800-874-1741, counciltree@delta-co.gov,  http://www.counciltreepowwow.org/


Sept. 18-20  Council Tree Powwow, Fort Uncompahgre,  Delta, Colorado.  Come join the Ute Indian People and enjoy the beauty and passion of an American Indian Powwow & cultural festival, along the Gunnison River in a traditional outdoor arbor. The colorful regalia, songs & drums during the competitive dancing will be a memory forever.  Wilma Erven 970-874-1718.  530 Gunnison River Dr., Delta, CO  81416, counciltree@delta-co.gov


Sept. 18-20  Gathering of Veterans Powwow, Seven Circles Heritage Center, Edwards, Illinois http://www.7circlesheritage.org/calendar.htm


Sept. 18-20  6th Annual Celebration of the Future Powwow, Shakamak State Park, Jasonville, IN.  Friday,Sept.18 Educational Kid's Day Open to the Public Saturday 10am-9Pm, Sunday 10am-4:oopm. Traditional Arbor LeRoy Malaterre, MC; Dave Shananaquet, Arena Director; D,Rob Campbeel, Head Man Dancer; Pam Campbell, Head Woman Dancer. Michael Jacobs - Cherokee Songs, pre-1840 Muzzleloaders camp, Peruvian booth, Raptor Program. Saturday at 1:00 pm-2:00pm. Grand Entry 1:00 pm Saturday nite 7:00 PM. Host Drum: White Hawk Drum., Co-Host Drum: Many Voice Singers. All Dancers Welcome.  Camping.  Sullivan County American Indian Council   812-268-0158.  P.O. Box 443, Sullivan, IN  47882. Email - scaicouncil@yahoo.com.  http://www.scaicouncil.org


Sept. 18-20  Utenin Diahoga Gathering Of All People, Tanglewood Campground, Covington, PA. Info: 570-662-3924 Email: carolsnowbird48@yahoo.com


Sept. 18-20  All Our Relations Powwow, 32657 Reservation Rd., Porterville, CA. (559) 782-1619 Email: planning@tulerivertribe.nsn.gov


Sept. 18-20  Ft. Hamby Powwow. Ft. Hamby State Park 6 miles North of Wilkesboro, NC. Info: 336-921-3390 or 813-765-3073 Email: rocksandthingstoo@hotmail.com


Sept. 18-20  1st Annual Indian City USA Kiowa Nation Pow-Wow, Indian City Pow-Wow Grounds, Anadarko, OK 73005.  $25,000 in Prize Money.  Contests: Straight, Fancy, Grass & Traditional, Adult Men: 1st: $800.00; 2nd: $600.00; 3rd: $400.00.  Buckskin, Cloth, Jingle & Fancy Shawl, Adult Women: 1st: $800.00; 2nd: $600.00; 3rd: $400.00.  Golden Age Men "All Categories Combined", 1st: $500.00; 2nd: $300.00; 3rd: $100.00.  Golden Age Women "All Categories Combined", 1st: $500.00; 2nd: $300.00; 3rd: $100.00.  Teen Boys: Straight, Fancy, Grass & Traditional, 1st: $300.00; 2nd: $200.00; 3rd: $100.00.  Teen Girls: Buckskin & Cloth, Fancy Shawl & Jingle, 1st: $300.00; 2nd: $200.00; 3rd: $100.00.  All Juniors & Tiny Tots will be paid each evening session.  Drum Contest: 1st: $1200.00; 2nd: $800.00; 3rd: $500.00.  Winner Take All Hand Drum Contest: $200.00.  For more information call (405) 247-2063.  "Security will be enforced".  ICUSA is not responsible for theft, damages, or personal injury.  No alcohol, drugs, or fire arms allowed.


Sept. 19  Mayanna Takiowa Narcomey 1st Birthday Pow-Wow, Concho Community Center, 200 Wolf Robe Circle, Concho, OK 73022.  Iron Men's Fancy: $150.00 & Pendleton, Iron Women's Fancy Shawl: $150.00 & Shawl.  Mens: Grass & Tradish/Chicken (Combined).  Straight Womens: Buckskin, Cloth, Jingle.  Jr's: Grass/Fancy (Combined), Tradish/Straight (Combined), Fancy/Jingle (Combined), Buckskin/Cloth (Combined).  "Food Vendors will be on hand" and "Merchandise Vendors will NOT be on hand".  For more information including vendor setup contact Nic Hamilton at (405) 604-0706 or Email: soldier_nation@hotmail.com


Sept. 19  United Houma Nation Celebrating Abilities Disability Awareness Pow Wow Sponsored by United Houma Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Services. KC Home, 5396 Shrimpres Row, Dulac, LA. 985-223-3093 Email: lanor@unitedhoumanation.org


Sept. 19  TIHA Fall Powwow. Galloway Hammond Recreation Ctr., Burnet, TX. Info: jjamesuta@hotmail.com. Traders contact: 832-746-5212


Sept. 19-20 Muddy Run Powwow, 172 Bethesda Church Road, W. Holtwood, PA 17532.  Muddy Run Park off Rt 372 east from Rt 74 or west from Rt 272 at the Buck. Sat -10am to dusk, Sun 10am-6pm?  Traditional.  For info : Arvil 717-817-6421 or email: walksas1one@yahoo.com or Noni Many Hawks Nickerson, 717-776-1075, ManyHawks@Comcast.net


Sept. 19-20 GLICA Pow Wow - Bedford, MA


Sept. 19-20  All Nations Cultural and Intertribal Festival, The Commons, 5600 Highway 524, Westport, KY 40077.  This is the 4th year for this event. We have music, dancing, crafts & food. There is seating available.  Contact: Glenda McGill, Email: glenda.mcgill@gmail.com


Sept. 19-20  15th Gathering of Nations Traditional Powwow, Leroy Jackson Park, Ridgecrest, CA.  Sponsored by the Four Winds Inter-Tribal Council. Head Man Dancer – Philip Snow; Head Woman Dancer – Corrina Snow; Master of Ceremonies – Mike Avilas; Gourd Dancer – Alex Villalva; Arena Director – Victor Chavez; Spiritual Advisor – E. Z. Zazueta; Northern Drum – West Coast Singers; Southern Drum – Hummingbird Singers.  Public Invited - Free Admission – Free parking. Fry Bread, Native American Crafts. All Drums & Dancers Welcome. Sale of Sweet Grass, Sage, Tobacco, and Cedar Prohibited. Saturday from 10 AM to 8 PM, Sunday from 10 AM to3 PM, Arena Blessing on Saturday at 9 AM, Grand Entry at noon both days.   Little Deer Durvin @ 760-446-3414.  FWIC, 713 W. Reeves Ave., Ridgecrest, CA. 93555.  Email - durvin@verizon.net.  www.f-w-i-c.org


Sept. 19-20  Cowasuck Band Gathering and Powwow, Sky Lark Airport, Broad Brook, CT.  Tribal Office 601-776-1090.  54 Wells Road, Broad Brook, CT  06016.  Email - cowasuck@cowasuck.org.  http://cowasuck.org


Sept. 19-20  Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia, Inc. 3rd Annual Powwow.  Held at: Surry Parks and Recreation Center, 205 Enos Farm Drive (Hwy 10 at Hwy 31), Surry, VA 23883.  Gates Open at 10am Sat. & Sun. Grand Entries at 12noon on Sat. and 1pm on Sun. Call Ed Branch at (757) 654-9301, email: branchedward@aol.com or Archie Elliott at (757) 686-8602, email: a-selliott@cox.net  Visit www.nottowayindians.org for more information.


Sept. 19-20  Curve Lake Traditional Pow Wow, Lancewood Park, Curve Lake First Nations, Ontario.  Info: 705-657-8045


Sept. 19-20  Four Winds Intertribal Society, Inc. 17th Annual Contest Powwow. Killeen Civic Center, Killeen, TX. 254-493-8172  www.fourwindstx.org  jynxt_1610@yahoo.com


Sept. 19-20  6th Annual " Celebration of the Future" Powwow. Shakamak State Park, 6265 W. State Road 48  Jasonville, IN. 812-268-0158 Email: scaicouncil@yahoo.com Website: http://www.scaicouncil.org


Sept. 19-20  Four Winds Inter-tribal Council's 15th Gathering of Nations Traditional Powwow. Leroy Jackson Park, Ridgecrest, CA. 760-446-3414 Email: durvin@verizon.net Website: www.f-w-i-c.org


Sept. 19-20  Lenape Nation of PA 12th Annual Powwow. Mountain View Park, Wind Gap, PA. (610) 296-1419 OR (610) 291-1430 Email: robin.hoose@villanova.edu


Sept. 25-26 2nd Annual Smoking River Powwow, PO Box 1314, Meeker, CO 81641. Contact: Liz Turner, 970-878-9998, liz@smokingriverpowwow.com, http://www.smokingriverpowwow.com


Sept. 25-26  16th Annual Standing Bear Pow-Wow, Standing Bear Pow-Wow Grounds, Intersections of U.S. 60, U.S. 77, & U.S. 177, Ponca City, OK 74601.  Friday 25th: Gourd Dancing - 6:00 p.m. (All specials will be held during the afternoon session only).  Grand Entry - 7:00 p.m.  Princess Selection, Intertribal Dancing, Tiny Tots Contest, Jr. & Teen Division Contests, Golden Age Contests, Exhibition Dancing.  Saturday 26th: Gourd Dancing - 1:00 p.m. (All specials will be held during the afternoon session only), Meal - 5:30 p.m., Grand Entry - 7:00 p.m., Intertribal Dancing, Adult Contests, Exhibition Dancing.  Contests: "Cash Prizes in All Categories".  Golden Age Men/Women (55+ Years) Prize Money: 1st: $400.00, 2nd: $250.00, 3rd: $150.00, Adult Men/Women (18-54 Years) Prize Money: 1st: $400.00, 2nd: $250.00, 3rd: $150.00.  Teen & Jr. Boy/Girls (6-17 Years) Prize Money: 1st: $150.00, 2nd: $100.00, 3rd: $50.00.  Tiny Tots (Under 6 Years) Prize Money: $5.00 (Everyone's A Winner)!  Mens: Straight, Fancy, Traditional, Grass; Women: Buckskin, Cloth, Jingle, Fancy Shawl; Jr. & Teen Boys: Straight, Fancy, Traditional/Grass (Combined); Jr. & Teen Girls: Buckskin, Cloth, Jingle/Fancy Shawl (Combined); Golden Age Men: (Combined); Golden Age Women: (Combined); Tiny Tots.  Special Contests: T.B.A.  Dance Contest Registration: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday Only!  Dance Contest Rules: All contestants must register and be in either both Grand Entries or the Friday night exhibition dance and the Saturday Grand Entry!  Prize money will be awarded to Tiny Tots immediately following their competition. All other prize money will be awarded at the close of Saturday evening's competition.  All dancers must be in dance clothes to receive prize money.  Must have valid identification when registering for contest.  Princess Competition: Must be a descendent of one of the six host tribes. Registration will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday evening. Selection will be Friday night after Grand Entry.  Food Vendors and Native American Arts & Crafts (Registered Vendors Only).  For information Contact Standing Bear Park at (580) 762-1514, P.O. Box 247, Ponca City, OK 74602.  Free Parking - Free Admission - Free Camping Space Available.


Sept. 25-27  Pabanamanina Gathering & PowWow, Pa Ha Lane, Bishop, CA.  Contact: Allison Piper, 760-937-9605, apiper@yahoo.com  


Sept. 25-27  3rd Annual Art Holm Memorial Powwow, Loberg Park, Hardy Park, AR 72542.  Contact: Faith Holm, 870-266-3517, Email: faithholm@yahoo.com


Sept. 25-27  19th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow, Cabazon, California.  Hours: Friday, Sept. 25th - Gates open at 4:00 p.m. Grand Entry at 8:00 p.m.  Saturday, Sept. 26th - Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Grand Entry at 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Sunday, Sept. 27th - Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Grand Entry at 1:00 p.m.  Open to the Public. Admission and parking is free.  For additional information please call (951) 755-5340, Ext. 23800.  www.morongocasinoresort.com


Sept. 25-27  Kauai Powwow, Kapaa, Kauai, HI.  Dale Jacobs   808-828-1294.  P.O. Box 3335, Lihue, Hawaii  96766.  Email - kauaipowwow@yahoo.com.  www.kauaipowwow.com


Sept. 25-27  14th Annual Gathering of the People Powwow, VCCC-10382 Grotto Road, Terre Haute, IN 47805.  3rd Grade Education Day Sept. 25th.  Open to public Sept. 26, 27, 2009.  Mark or Dee Blann  812-877-4251.  1333 E. Rio Grande Ave., Brazil  IN  47834.  Email - powwow@vccc.info.  www.vccc.info


Sept. 25-27  18th Annual Comanche Nation Fair, "Buffalo Spirit", Comanche Nation Complex Dance Grounds, 584 N.W. Bingo Road, Lawton, OK 73507.  (The Comanche Nation Complex Dance Grounds, 584 N.W. Bingo Road, Lawton, OK 73507, 7 miles North of Lawton. Take the Medicine Park Exit (Exit 44) off I-44 (H.E. Bailey Turnpike) and head West on Highway 49. Turn North on "Maddische Road" (next to the Dollar General Store) until you come to N.W. Bingo Road. Turn East on N.W. Bingo Road and the Comanche Nation Complex should be in view.)  Contests: Mens Categories: Straight, Fancy, Traditional, Grass, Golden Age (Combined); Womens Categories: Cloth, Buckskin, Jingle/Fancy Shawl (Combined), Golden Age (Combined); Adult Division Prize Money: 1st Place: $500.00, 2nd Place: $400.00, 3rd Place: $300.00, 4th Place: $200.00.  Junior Boys Categories (7-17 years): Straight, Fancy, Traditional, Grass; Junior Girls Categories (7-17 years): Cloth, Buckskin, Jingle/Fancy Shawl (Combined); Junior Division Prize Money: 1st Place: $250.00, 2nd Place: $150.00, 3rd Place: $100.00, 4th Place: $75.00.  Tiny Tots (6 years and under): Prize money for all contestants!  Saturday Special Contest sponsored by Charlotte Burgess and family. $1,500.00 Winner Take All Mens Traditional in memory of Ruben Burgess.  For more information contact Delphine Nelson at (580) 357-6545 or Tomah Yeahquo at (580) 492-6089


Sept. 26  West Valley College 21st Annual Powwow, 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA 95070. Contact: Michelle Reed, 408-741-4029, michelle_reed@westvalley.edu, http://www.westvalleypowwow.org


Sept. 26-27  7th They Walked Here Before Us: A Woodland Indian Celebration, 27174 Hull Prairie Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551. Vendors: This is a juried event. Please contact the foundation. Contact: Black Swamp InterTribal Foundation, 419-381-7042, perrysburgpowwow@hotmail.com


Sept. 26-27  McIntosh Native American Festival, 1046 W. McIntosh Circle, Whitesburg, GA 30185. Contact: Frank Hall, 770-328-6750.


Sept. 26-27  Crying Eagle Village, 3000 McCartney Rd. (Rt. 422), Youngstown, OH 44505.  Come spend the day with us as we celebrate Ohios Native American Day and Honor our Nations Veterans. This is Crying Eagle Villages 5th annual Pow Wow and Heritage Festival. This is free to the public and primitive camping is available.  Vendor RSVP's will be going out this month. If you would like to vend please contact Danielle Twospirit at 330-782-8289 for more information. PLEASE NOTE: THE HOST DRUM FOR THIS YEAR IS ELK TRAIL, NOT THE ONE LISTED. We appologize for any confusion due to this mix up.  Contact: Twospirit, 330-782-8289, cryingeaglevillage1@yahoo.com, http://www.freewebs.com/cryingeaglevillage


Sept. 26-27  Tonalea Tradional Pow Wow, Tonalea Day School, Tonalea, AZ  86044.  Contact: Rudy Foster, 928-401-9493, rudy_foster@yahoo.com


Sept. 26-27  15th Annual Harvest Powwow, Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St, Naperville, IL 60540.  Grand Entry: Sat 1pm & 7pm, Sun 1pm. Call for prices and group discounts. Sorry, no pets allowed.  Contact: Janet, 773-585-1744, Email: msfpowwow@aol.com.  http://www.midwestsoarring.org/


Sept. 26-27  28th Annual Mt. Juliet Powwow. Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet, TN. 615-443-1537 Email: cindyyahola@mtjulietpowwow.com Website: www.mtjulietpowwow.com


Sept. 26-27  Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm Annual Powwow and Festival. Edinboro, PA. (814) 734-2833 www.woodennickelbuffalo.com


October 2009

Oct. 1-3  Cherokee of Georgia Fall Pow Wow  2009. Cherokee Tribal Grounds, Saint George,GA. 912-843-2230 Email: damascus3@yahoo.com or deerspirit@atc.cc Website: www.cherokeeofgeorgia.us

Oct. 3  17th Annual Nemki Friendship Powwow. 1501 S. Raddant Rd., Batavia, IL. Email: crowlegal1@yahoo.com


Oct. 3  Fourth Annual Keetoowah Cherokee Pow-Wow, Keetoowah Celebration Grounds, (1-1/2 Miles South of Wal-Mart on Hwy 62 then right on Willis Rd.) Tahlequah, OK 74464.  Registration: Noon – 3:00 p.m., Grand Entry: 3:00 p.m.  Contests: Adults: 1st: $600.00, 2nd: $400.00, 3rd: $300.00; Mens: Traditional, Grass, Straight, Fancy; Womens: Buckskin, Cloth, Jingle, Fancy Shawl; Juniors (11-16): 1st: $400.00, 2nd: $300.00, 3rd: $200.00; (Same Categories as Adults).  For more information Contact: Joe Byrd or Stephanie Wickliffe at: (918) 431-1818 or 1-877-431-1818.  www.unitedkeetoowahband.org


Oct. 3  Oklahoma State University 2009 Fall Contest Pow-wow, The Expo Hall at the Payne County Expo Center, 4518 Expo Cr. E., Stillwater, OK 74075.  12:00 p.m. - Gourd Dance; 4:30 p.m. - Supper Break; 5:30 p.m. - Gourd Dance; 6:30 p.m. - Grand Entry (All Contests after Grand Entry); 11:00 p.m. – Closing.  Contests: Golden Age (ages 60+): Women (Combined) / Men (Combined), 1st: $300.00, 2nd: $200.00, 3rd: $100.00; Mens (ages 18-59): Grass/Traditional (Combined), Fancy, Straight

1st: $300.00, 2nd: $200.00, 3rd: $100.00; Womens (ages 18-59): Jingle/Fancy Shawl (Combined), Buckskin, Cloth, 1st: $300.00, 2nd: $200.00, 3rd: $100.00; Junior Girls & Boys (ages 7-17): "Same Categories as Adults", 1st: $100.00, 2nd: $75.00, 3rd: $50.00.  Tiny Tots (6 and under).  Drum Contest: 1st: $1000.00, 2nd: $700.00, 3rd: $500.00.  "Security will be provided", "Food & Merchandise Vendors will be on hand".  Vendor information: Booth Space: 10'x10' space = $75.00, 15'x10' space =$100.00, 20'x10' space = $125.00. Information Booths = $40.00.  Outside vendor space available.  Food/Vendor deadline = September 7, 2009.  Vendor Contact: Robin Williams, NASA Advisor at (405) 744-0401 or Email: robin.starr.williams@okstate.edu.  For more information contact Jessica Moore by Email: jessica.r.moore@okstate.edu.  Not responsible for thefts, stranded people, divorces, lost items, gas money, lodging, no drugs, no alcohol, no weapons, or no pets allowed.  Please bring your own chairs!


Oct. 3  Red Road To Freedom Pow-Wow, Bricktown Hotel & Convention Center, 2001 E. Reno Ave., (1 Mile from Downtown/Bricktown), Oklahoma City, OK 73117.  Phone: (405) 235-1647.  "All Gourd Dance Program", Times Unknown.  For more information contact Charisse R. at (405) 247-5131.


Oct. 3-4  6th Annual Wakichipi Traditional Pow wow, Boonsboro, MD.  6th Annual Wakichipi Traditional Pow Wow to be held in the Hagerstown/Boonsboro area.  Host Drum: The Creek Boys.  MC: Keith Colston.  Sat & Sun 11am-7pm.  Info: call Barry (252) 257-5383; em: powwow@vance.net.  Web: www.myspace.com/powwow4life


Oct. 3-4  35th Annual Intertribal Pow Wow, Thomas Square in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Thomas Square Park is located at  925 South Beretania Street, across from the Honolulu Academy of Arts.  Everyone is invited to attend this free event, which will feature dancing, drumming, singing, arts and crafts, and food.  This is a traditional (no contest) powwow.  No drugs or alcohol are permitted at this family friendly event.  Blackfoot Crossing, from Alberta, Canada, will be the host drum.  Head Staff at the powwow includes:  Head Man Dancer, Troy Delaney (Kainai); Head Woman Dancer, Cindy Dawson (Dine/San Carlos Apache); Master of Ceremonies, John Dawson (San Carlos Apache); and Arena Director Tom Rowland (Oglala Lakota).   Guest drums include:  808NDNZ, an intertribal drum from Oahu.  For more information, call the American Indian Pow Wow Association (808) 497-7279 or send e-mail to aipa@hawaii.rr.com.  www.honolulupowwow.com


Oct. 3-4  18th Chukchansi Powwow, Coarsegold Historic Village, 35300 Highway 41, Coarsegold, CA  93614.  Contest powwow, gates open at 10am both days, rv & tent camping, native arts & crafts booths, Indian taco & other food booths, bring your own chairs and shade, hand games.  head staff, MC - Val Shadowhawk, AD - Monty Williams, HM -  Gabe Hardin, HW - Alorha Baga, HTB - Justin Long,  HTG - Samantha Rivera, HJB - Ivan Barrios, HJG - Gabriella Lira, HTLB - Donny Matoud, HTTG - Tehya Perez.  Host Southern Drum: Humming Bird Singers, Host Northern Drum: Secret Cooley.  Juanita   559-683-6633.  46575 Road 417, Coarsegold, CA  93614, prci.info@chukchansi.com.  http://www.chukchansi.net/


Oct. 3-4  Descendants of the Mound Builders Native Gathering. 4309 Lancaster Rd, Granville, OH. Info: (740) 344-2498 Email: babs46@roadrunner.com


Oct. 6-10  97th Annual Cherokee Indian Fair. Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, Cherokee, NC.  800-438-1601 Email: travel@nc-cherokee.com Website: http://www.cherokee-nc.com/events


Oct. 9-11 2nd Gathering of All Nations and Honoring, Goodrich Park on Union St., Winchester, IN 47394. Kids day on Friday from 10AM to 2PM, camping and electric. Grand Entry Sat. 12 noon and Sunday 1pm. Auction Saturday night. Contact: Bob Heaton, 260-503-9137, whitewolf6207@yahoo.com.


Oct. 9-11 2nd Annual Falling Leaves Intertribal Gathering and Powwow, Crocket Road, Samson, AL 36477. The Eagles Nest of Alabama is home to the Native American Recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor Monument. Admission: Free, donations accepted. Grand Entry: 1pm daily (give or take). Primitve (no electric) camping, bring your generator! NO PETS BETWEEN THE VENDOR AREA AND CIRCLE! Scheduled Program 9:00am to 6:00pm Daily. Friday, 9am-12 noon Kids Education Day, 1pm Grand Entry. Saturday, 9am-12 noon Exhibition Dancing, 1pm Grand Entry. Sunday, 9am-12 noon Exhibition Dancing, 1pm Grand Entry. Social Gathering and informal dancing 6:30pm until ???. Contact: Bill Silver Eagle, 334-360-1106, EaglesNestCenter@aol.com


Oct. 9-11  Annual Black Hills Powwow - He Sapa Wacipi Na Oskate, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center; Rapid City, South Dakota.  For more information - Phone: (605) 341-0925.  Website: http://www.blackhillspowwow.com


Oct. 9-11  American Indian Assoc of Millington Powwow, Casper Creek-6847 Center College Road, Millington, TN.  The American Indian Association of Millington's Fall Pow Wow October 9th-11th 2009 at Casper Creek on 6847 Center College Road in Millington, TN.  Friday, October 9th - Grand Entry 6:00 p.m. Kids admitted free with paid adult admission.  Saturday, October 10th – 4 Mile Run at 8:00 a.m.  Pre-registration available.  Registration will be from 7:00 a.m.-7:45 a.m.  All run participants will be given free admission into the Pow Wow.  Gourd Dancing from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 5-6:30 p.m.  Grand Entries 12:00 p.m  & 7:00 p.m. Sunday, October 11th – Gourd Dancing from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  Grand Entry 1:00 pm. Admission prices: Adults - $5.00; Seniors (55 & over) - $4.00; Children (6-12) - $3.00; Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts in uniform and Active Duty Military with ID - Free.  Head Man – Randy Salomon, Choctaw; Head Lady – Fawn Galvin, Paiute & Yaqui; Emcee - Clint Green, Oneida; Arena Director – Jason Thigpen, Cherokee; Host Drum - Jimmy Reeder, Wichita; Head Gourd Dancer – James Mabe, Kiowa.  All dancers and drums welcome.  NO DRUGS, FIREARMS, OR ALCOHOL PERMITTED.  Craft Booth Vendor fee $100 (10 X 10 or Larger).  For additional information contact: Jimmie Thigpen 901-251-1519.  The American Indian Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization; serving the community since 1987.  www.americanindianassoc.com.  Jimmie Thigpen  901-251-1519, PO Box 775, Millington, TN  38053, jim-dancer@hotmail.com, www.americanindianassoc.com


Oct. 10  First Annual Tribal Powwow: Jena Band of Choctaws. Tribal Grounds, Trout, LA. Info: (318) 729-8902


Oct. 10  October Feast Family Pow Wow. Seguin Central Park, Seguin, TX. 830-303-3151 Email: Vvinski@sbcglobal.net


Oct. 10  Gourd Dance & Powwow. Benson Convention and Exposition Center, Clinton, MO. (417) 455-2817 Email: delawarendn@sbcglobal.net Website: www.redstargourd.com.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


Oct. 10  6th Annual Pryor Wellbriety Pow-Wow, Celebration of Life & Supporting Wellbriety, Mid-American Expo Center, Interstate 69 & Airport Rd., (Four miles south of Pryor on 69), Pryor, OK 74361.  Free Admission - Public Welcome.  Contests: Mens Fancy, Mens Traditional, Senior Ladies Southern Cloth, Tiny Tots.  Princesses & Royalty Invited - All Drums Welcome!  Raffles & 50/50s - Bring Your Own Lawn Chairs.  Vendors must Pre-Register.  For More Information Contact: Mary Hayes at (918) 698-0583 or (918) 825-4816 (Leave a Message).  Not Responsible for Accidents or Theft.  No Alcohol, Drugs or Firearms Permitted


Oct. 10  3rd Annual Pawnee Nation College Fall Pow-Wow, Pawnee Nation Campgrounds, Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma Reserve, 490 Agency Rd., Pawnee, OK 74058.  Program Schedule:  2:00 p.m. - Gourd Dancing, 5:00 p.m. – Supper, 6:30 p.m. - Gourd Dancing, 7:30 p.m. - Grand Entry & War Dance.  Contests:  Adult contest prize money will be awarded.  Tiny Tots contest prize money will be awarded.  Security will be provided.  Food Vendor will be provided by the Organization Only.  Merchandise Vendors will be on hand.  For more information including Vendor Setup, contact Andrew Gray at (918) 762-3343 or Email: agray@pawneenationcollege.org.  No drugs, no alcohol, no weapons, and no pets allowed.


Oct. 10  Berkeley Indigenous Peoples Day Powwow & Indian Market 18th Annual Celebration, Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park, Berkeley CA.  Martin Luther King, Jr Way, between Alston Way & Center Street; (2180 Milvia St) 1-1/2 blocks west of the Berkeley BART Station. Free Admission.  Exhibition Dancing 10:00 am; Gourd Dancing 11:00 am; Grand Entry 12:00 noon; Closing Ceremony 6:00 pm; Contest Dancing: All Categories; Intertribal Dancing; Featuring Native California dancers. Native American Foods and Arts & Crafts. All day at the Indian Market. All Traditional Drums are Invited. Raffles all day till 6 pm. 2009 Head Staff: MC: Earl Neconie (Kiowa)Arena Director: Mr. Randy Pico (Luiseno) Head Woman; Dancer: Charlene Harrison (Wintu/Wailaki/ Pomo/ Navajo); Head Man Dancer: Akicita Grant (Lakota/Omaha); Northern Drum: All Nations; Southern Drum: Rocking HorseCoordinator: Gino Barichello; Vendors Coordinator: Hallie Frazer.  Sponsored by the City of Berkeley * Wheelchair Accessible.  Indigenous Peoples Day Committee:  Box 97, 1700 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709.  510-595-5520.  info@ipdpowwow.org


Oct. 10  Powwow in the Pines, Fairgrounds, Trout, LA.  Exhibition dancing.  Renee Jackson  318 992 5071, Hwy. 84 West, Trout, LA  71371.  PowwowinthePines@yahoo.com


Oct. 10  Oklahoma Choctaw Tribal Alliance Arts & Crafts Fair, Choctaw Tribal Alliance Center, Oklahoma City, OK.  11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Come and enjoy choctaw arts, crafts, & delicious food.  Featuring: Indian Tacos, Buffalo Meat Chili, Pashofa, Viola’s Cakes and more.  Phyillis 405 634 6259.  5320 S Youngs Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK  73119.  lmroberts@choctawnation.com


Oct. 10-11  Silverhawk Native American Flute Gathering, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., Dade City, FL 33525Withlacoochee River Park:Opens 9:00 am Saturday. Opening ceremony at 10:00 am. Closes 6:00 pm Sunday. Free admission and parking. There is a small county park fee for camping and electric. Vendors (crafts, flutes, blankets, Painted Ponies, Native American food, ice cream, caramel corn, Native American leather clothing, etc), nonstop entertainment all weekend (flute players, story tellers, singers, singing bowls, didge players, etc.), authentic Creek Indian village in the woods, 1800s settlement, trails thru the woods along the river, Saturday evening "Friendship Fire", "American Indian Christian Circle" Sunday at closing. A grassroots gathering in the country. Camping on the grounds. A family event, No Drugs or Alcohol allowed! Come join us for the weekend. Contact: Dock Green Silverhawk, 813-754-8990, slvhawk@aol.com, http://www.silverhawkflutegathering.com


Oct. 10-11  12th Annual Native Cultural Circle Port Royal Powwow, 3011 Port Royal Road, Adams, TN 37010. Vendors by invitation only. For more information, contact Red Kirby or Chrisie Moore at (931)368-1246 or at dovespirit2004@yahoo.com. For more info contact: Paul Slaughter at 931-358-4187 email: pdslaughter60@bellsouth.net or "Red" Kirby at 931-368-1246 email: rotebard@yahoo.com, http://www.nccircle.org


Oct. 10-11  5th Annual Native American Weekend, 14099 Wolf Creek Road, Brookville, IN 47012.  Contact: Kathy Baudendistel, 513-312-9143, WolfCreekHabitat@msn.com, http://www.WolfCreekHabitat.org


Oct. 10-11  11th Annual Northern Lights Casino, Thanksgiving Traditional Pow Wow, Communiplex Art Hauser Center, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.  Info: 306-764-4777.  Email: paul.loheim@siga.sk.ca.  Web: www.siga.sk.ca


Oct. 10-11  22nd Annual American Indian Gathering, Community College of Beaver County, Monaca, PA.  John Goberish 724-775-8561.  Email: john.goberish@ccbc.edu


Oct. 10-11  Thanksgiving Traditional Pow Wow, Mask Arena, Rama, Ontario.  Info: 705-325-3611 ext. 1298.  Email: robinh@mnjikaning.ca


Oct. 10-11  PNAIA & CCFD 8-7 Native American Heritage Fest. C.C.FD 8-7 on 265 S. 10th Street, Columbia, PA. 717-244-5670 Email: franklittlebear@att.net


Oct. 10-11  Annual Etowah Valley Indian Festival & Powwow. Sam Smith Park, Cartersville, GA. (770) 735-6275 Email: rolling_thunder@earthlink.net


Oct. 10-11  The Circle of Life Monument Valley Hoop Dance Competition 2009. Monument Valley High School, Monument Valley, UT. Info: (435) 727-3454 Email: thecircleoflife2009@yahoo.com Website: www.the-circle-of-life.net


Oct. 10-11  22nd Annual American Indian Gathering. Community College of Beaver County, Monaca, PA. 724-775-8561 ext 156 Email: john.goberish@ccbc.edu


Oct. 10-11  Big Springs Intertribal Gathering. Cedartown, GA. Burt Wood Youth Sports Complex (Northwest Park), Cedartown, GA.  Drums: Wiregrass & Chickamaga Spirit; Head Man: Harry Drigger; Head Lady: Mary Drigger; MC. Gary Smith.  All dancers and drums welcome.  Vendors fee:$50,gate fee:$5 per car load, primitive camping only, Grand entry noon, gates open at 10 am Walk (drive) the Trail of Tears on Sunday(9am) morning to Big Springs for prayer service (1 mile from park).  Jerry Stroup   770-748-8816.  Wilkes Court, Cedartown, GA  30125.  Email: jlrstr@hotmail.com


Oct. 10-11  Indian Lake Park Fall Powwow, 28163 Willow Ave, Farmington, IA 52626. The 2nd Annual Indian Lake Park Farmington Fall Powwow, co- sponsored by The Thunderbirds of SE Iowa. Exhibition powwow open to ALL Drums and Dancers!  Karen Sparrow.  319-795-6888. www.myspace.com/thethunderbirdsofseiowa   spottdeaglehorse@aol.com


Oct. 10-11  1st Annual Frederick Pow Wow, Frederick fairgrounds, 797E. Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland. Traditional Pow Wow- All dancers invited to participate. Public invited to enjoy an authentic Native American cultural event. Craft demonstrations. MC: Keith Colston; Head Dancers : Ray & Brenda Silva; Host Drum: The Creek Crew; Aztec Fire dancers will perform. Flute playing and storytelling; Tipi display; pony rides and face painting for children. Sat & Sun 11am-6pm. Lots of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry available to purchase..  Barry Richardson.  252-257-5383.   powwow@vance.net


Oct. 10-11  Rama First Nation Thanksgiving Pow wow, M.A.S.K Arena, 6147 Rama Rd. Competition pow wow with all categories. grand entry saturday 1pm & 7pm, sunday 1230. $10 adult, $2 7-12 yrs old, children under 6, seniors and veterns free. for more information please call 325-3611 ext. 1298- robin or 1297- mike.  Robin.  325-3611 ext. 1298.


Oct. 10-11  Black Bear Cove Native American Festival, Black Bear Cove Resort & RV Park, Chattanooga, TN.  Entry Fee - $5/person, 10 & under free, 65+ $3. Head Man-Bullet Standingdeer; Head Woman-Barbie Harrison; MC-Osceola Red Shirt Arena Director-Jimmy Reedy; Host Drum-Sacred Grounds. Honor Guard-UCAN Veterans Society.  $1500 Drum Competition-Winner Takes All.  $1000+ Luck Of The Draw. Living History Encampment. Food & Craft Vendors, 50/50, Silent Auction. Entertainers - Mike Serna (2006 Winner of the Musical Echoes National Flute Competition), Cynthia Zavala (hand drum singer/songwriter), Robert “redhawk” Eldridge (Cherokee storyteller). Vendor Questions - Mike Serna - 423-322-9334 cell or Judy Serna - 423-322-5632 cell. Dancer or Drum or Head Staff Questions - call Donnie Ross - 423-762-5113 cell.  Black Bear Cove Resort & RV Park Questions – call 866-438-4399.  Black Bear Cove Resort & RV Park. 5842 Highway 30, Benton, TN 37307  www.blackbearcoveresort.com.  Judy Serna  423-322-5632 cell, 401 Haney Dr., Chattanooga, TN  37411.  judyserna@bellsouth.net, http://blackbearcovenativeamericanfestival.blogspot.com/


Oct. 10-12  Fall Festival Weekend Powwow, 1475 Rt. 2, Charlemont, MA.  Contact: Harold, 413-325-8425.


Oct. 10-12  44th American Indian Arts Festival, Rankokus Indian Reservation, Rancocas Road in Burlington County, NJ just off Exit 45A from Route 295 or Exit 5 off the NJ Turnpike.  Sponsored by the Rancocas, NJ - The Powhatan-Renape Nation. This fantastic event will provide a multifaceted look into the traditional and contemporary heritage of our land’s indigenous people. Created with the dual purpose of perpetuating our culture and sharing its beauty and diversity with the public.  On the Rankokus Reservation you’ll meet many active American Indian artists who’ll exhibit work created in all mediums. At the Festival, you’ll experience the best of American Indian music, dance, artistry, oral histories, interactive demonstrations, wisdom keepers, and cuisine. You can take time to visit our on-site buffalo, get your face painted, try your skills in archery, meet wolvers, purchase originally designed American Indian jewelry, and communicate with entertainers from all throughout the Americas. This event happens every Memorial Day Weekend in May and again in October; located on Rancocas Road in Burlington County, NJ just off Exit 45A from Route 295 or Exit 5 off the NJ Turnpike. For more information please visit www.powhatan.org or call 609-261-4747.


Oct. 10-12  Standing Stone Native American Celebration Day, Monterey, TN.  Dancers and Storytellers welcome. Craft Vendors welcome. Bruce Deer Fording Stream Hartford  931-528-7392, 1320 Dyer Creek Road, Cookeville, TN  38501.  icusastorm1@frontiernet.net


Oct. 10-13  Powwow on the Hudson – Yonkers, Warburton Ave. & Kennedy Blvd., Yonkers, NY.  Contact: Tony Moon Hawk, 917-415-5139, moonhawktitw@msn.com


Oct. 16-18  9th Fall Harvest Indian Festival/Powwow, Hwy 69 West, Arab, AL 30516.  Contact: bobby(redhawk)sterling, 256-931-6004, redhawk1947@yahoo.com, http://cherokeesofalabama.com


Oct. 16-18  10th Annual Buffalo River Powwow. 1690 Airport Ridge Road, Linden, TN. Info: Ray Benge   931-589-9628, 1690 Airport Ridge Rd., Linden, TN  37096Email: rbenge1@tds.net


Oct. 17  Auburn Big Time and Powwow, Gold Country Fairgrounds, 1273 High St., Auburn, CA.  Competition Powwow, Aztec dancers, food venders, Native American Arts and Crafts, free parking and admission.  Gourd Dancing 11---Grand entry 12 noon. Bring your own chairs.  Contact:  Tony, 530-305-6213.


Oct. 17  Cherokee Wedding & Family Powwow  All dancers invited. Lometa, TX. 512-525-6975.  Email: nighthowls48@hotmail.com


Oct. 17  Oklahoma City Community College 1st Annual Pow-Wow, Oklahoma City Community College Gymnasium, 7777 S. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73159.  Phone: (405) 682-7529.  Schedule: 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Contests: 1st: $100.00, 2nd: $75.00, 3rd: $50.00 (8 Compettitions).  "Security will be provided", "Food and Merchandise Vendors will be on hand".  Vendor Contact: Kristi Fields (405) 682-7550.  For more information contact Paul Varela at (405) 313-2076 or Email: paul.d.varela@email.occc.edu


Oct. 17  Comanche Homecoming Halloween Benefit Pow-Wow, Walters Comanche Community Building, 905 E Missouri St., Walters, OK 73572.  "All Gourd Dance Program" 3:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  Special Guest: Jasa Lightfoot - Comanche Homecoming Princess.  Phone: (580) 875-3837


Oct. 17  Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow, Pasadena TX.  281-448-8435


Oct. 17-18  16th Annual Accohannock Fall Festival & Powwow, Bending Water Park, 28325 Farm Market Rd, Marion Station, MD 21838.  Traditional, non-competitive powwow. Public welcome. Bring a chair or blanket. Admission: Boy & Girl Scouts in uniform, plus children 5 & under are free, adults $4 & seniors $3, donation. Camping for vendors & dancers. Please no alcohol, pets, or drugs. This is a family event.  Contact: Tribal Office, 410-623-2660, Email: accohannock@dmv.com


Oct. 17-18  2nd Annual Manassas American Indian Pow Wow, at Prince William County Fairgrounds, Manassas, VA. Traditional.  Outdoors unless it rains, will be in exhibition hall.  MC: Keith Colston, H.Drum: Stoney Creek, Aztec Dancers.  Sat 11-7pm.  Sun 11-6pm.  (Adm. $7.kids $5.)  Info: Barry (252) 257-5383 or email powwow@vance.net


Oct. 17-18  Echota Cherokee Powwow, Oakville Indian Mounds Park, 1219 County Rd 187, Danville, AL 35619.  Head Man: Larry Richardson, Head Lady: Shelia Richardson, AD: Tommy Smith, MC: Faron Weeks, Host Drum: White Horse Singers. Gates open @ 9am, Grand Entry @ 10am. Admission: $5. All dancers welcome. Primitive camping, RV hook ups, restrooms, showers, plenty of close parking & several pavillions are also available on site at the event location.  Contact: Wayne Rasco, 205-338-2080, Email: echotacherokeetribe4@yahoo.com


Oct. 17-18  17th Annual Land of Falling Waters Traditional Pow Wow, 2400 Fourth Street, Jackson, MI.  Linda L. Cypret-Kilbourne 269-781-6409.  Honoring All Nations Elders.  Opens at 10:00 A.M. both days.  Saturday Grand Entries are 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Sunday grand entry at 1:00 pm only.  Open drums - blank dance. Host Drum - Ribbon Town; Head Veteran - Darwin Sanada; Head Male - Brian Moore; Head Female - Maria Meyers; Emcee - Henry "Tic" Bush; Arena Director  Larry Plamondon; Storytelling - Joan Knott with husband John; Children's Corner - Steve Perry; Hoop Dancer - Peter Chiquito.  Many activities taking places, with Native American drumming, singing, with Intertribal dancing. Native American Arts and Crafts with a lot of food. This is a Family Event for the whole family.  Linda L Cypret Kilbourne  269-781-6409, 23225  H  Drive North, Marshall, MI  49068.  http://www.landofthefallingwaters.tripod.com, Email: landoffallingwaters@hotmail.com


Oct. 22-25  5th Annual International Indian Finals Rodeo, Mc Gee Park Coliseum, Farmington, New Mexico.  http://www.iifrodeo.com/


Oct. 23-24  20th Annual South Texas (Way South) Powwow, Lark Community Center on 2601 Lark Ave., McAllen, TX.  Robert Soto at 956-686-6696, 1913 Camellia Ave, McAllen TX  78501.  robtsoto@aol.com.  Betty Russell  956-205-2344


Oct. 24  Osage Nation Counseling Center Red Ribbon Pow-Wow, Wakon Iron Hall, Indian Camp, Pawhuska, OK.  1:00 p.m. - Gourd Dancing & Specials; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. – Supper; 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Gourd Dancing; 8:00 p.m. - Grand Entry, Crowning of Princess, Contests.  Tiny Tots (Sponsored by Tobacco Prevention Program), Junior Girls: 1st: $300.00, 2nd: $200.00, 3rd: $100.00, Junior Boys: 1st: $300.00, 2nd: $200.00, 3rd: $100.00, Teen Girls: 1st: $300.00, 2nd: $200.00, 3rd: $100.00, Teen Boys: 1st: $300.00, 2nd: $200.00, 3rd: $100.00, Senior Womens: 1st: $300.00, 2nd: $200.00, 3rd: $100.00, Senior: Mens: 1st: $300.00, 2nd: $200.00, 3rd: $100.00.  "Security will be provided", Food and Merchandise Vendors will be on hand".  For more information contact LaVina Clark at (918) 287-5422 or Email: lclark@osagetribe.org.  Osage Nation Counseling Center will not be responsible for accidents or thefts.


Oct. 24  ICMC Third Annual Benefit Pow-Wow, Pryor High School Practice Gym, 1100 S.E. 9th Street, Pryor, OK 74361. Admission is Free.  Program:  Gourd Dancing - 3:00 p.m., Supper Break - 5:00 p.m., Gourd Dancing - 6:00 p.m., Grand Entry - 7:00 p.m.  Contests:  Trophy Contest Pow-Wow (Trophies will be awarded in lieu of cash prizes).  Mens: Straight, Fancy, Grass/Traditional (Combined).  Womens: Cloth, Buckskin, Fancy Shawl/Jingle (Combined).  (Must be in full regalia to received prizes).  Security will be provided.  Food & Merchandise Vendors will be on hand.  Vendor Setup Contact: Bernie or Laura at (918) 864-7574.  For more information contact Bernie Washee at (918) 864-7574 or Email: washeeclan2007@yahoo.com.  Not responsible for thefts, accidents, or lost items.  A drug and alcohol free event!.  We are seeking perishable food items to benefit area food banks.  Please come and enjoy a day with us and help a family in need.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


Oct. 24  Golden State Gourd Society Benefit Dance & Powwow, Sherman Indian High School, 9010 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, Ca  92503.  Gourd Dance 1-4pm; Dinner Break 4-5:30pm; War Dance 6-8pm.  Please join us for dinner & bring a dish to share with others.  All members are asked to come and participate and support your Gourd Society benefit dances in anticipation of our yearly spring dance.  Please bring the following if your last name begins with: A thru I --  Bread (rolls); Chips; Drinks-soda (at least one 12 pack) or water; dessert-cakes, cookies, pies (don't forget about the diabetic crowd); J thru S --  Main Dish--meats, stews, soups, casseroles; T thru Z -- Side dishes; and Salads-potato, macaroni, green salad, pasta salad, fruit salad.  Enter the school on the Jackson St entrance by the Guard Shack.  Info:  951/264-1330


Oct. 24-25  Red Clay Powwow. Red Clay State Historic Park, Cleveland, TN. 423-240-7270 or 423-478-0339 Email: Tammera08@aol.com


Oct. 24-25  Hawk of Winter Benefit Powwow. 1008 Twin Arch Road, Mount Airy, MD. A benefit to raise monies, winter clothing, food and supplies for native tribes and communities in ND, SD, AZ & OK, with a special emphasis on elders and children.  Gates open at 10:00 a.m. & Grand Entry at noon on both days.  Benefit concert Oct 25th ONLY from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Guest Performers: Jeff Ball, Michael Bucher, Joseph Firecrow, Shelley Morningsong & Larry Mitchell.  $12 weekend pass (includes Sunday concert) or $5 daily entry fee for powwow & $5 for Sunday concert.  Under 12 & over 60 yrs free.   Host Drums:  Red Earth Singers (Northern) & Blackbear Singers (Southern)  Head Dancers:  Keith Anderson (Cherokee/Catawba) & Phyllis Campbell (Choctaw)  MC: Clayton Old Elk (Crow)  AD: Artie Crippen (Shinnecock)  Color Guard: VEVITA  Entertainment MC:  Jay Winter Nightwolf   Sponsored by Brothers Who Care – Native American Outreach.  Four Directions East, 9141 Reisterstown Rd.  #47, Owings Mills, MD  21117.  Email: becky@fourdirectionseast.com


Oct. 26-27  8th Annual Aboriginal Law, Toronto, ON.  1-866-777-2020.  www.insightinfo.com


Oct. 31  Bacone College Fall Pow-Wow, Palmer Center Gymnasium, Bacone College, 2299 Old Bacone Road, Muskogee, OK 74403.  Gourd Dance: 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Supper: 5:30 p.m., Grand Entry: 7:00 p.m. - Intertribal Dancing; Contests.  Men's Divisions: Fancy, Straight, Traditional, Grass; Women's Divisions: Cloth, Buckskin, Jingle, Fancy Shawl.  Prize Money: 1st: $300.00 & "Bacone Jacket", 2nd: $200.00, 3rd: $100.00.  "Contestants must be in Grand Entry".  "All Contestants must be in full regalia to receive prize money".  Security will be provided.  Food and Merchandise Vendors will be on hand.  For more information contact Kyle Taylor at (918) 360-1085 or Email: taylork@bacone.edu.  Visit the Bacone College Website: www.bacone.edu  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


Oct. 31  Heritage Museum, STAA & Flint Knappers Present Newest Registered Paleo Indian Site in Guadalupe County  "Big Event" . McKee Paleo Site, Pecan Orchard & Stockdale Hwy, Seguin, Texas, 830-379-5529 rabdotis@gmail.com


November 2009


Oct. 31-Nov. 1  26th Macintosh Reserve Powwow, Macintosh Reserve ParkMacintosh Rd, Whitesburg, GA 30134.  Free admission. Parking fee.  Directions:  Hwy 5 south from Douglasville. I-20 exit 34 to Whitesburg, GA. Roundabout at Hwy 27/16 straight 21/2 miles. Park sign on right road on left to county park.  Contact: Joey or Janell Pierce 770-296-3097 amndn@mindspring.com


Nov. 1  3rd Annual Native American Heritage Month Community Powwow, Jess Gonzalez Sports Complex, 8471 Klingerman St

Rosemead, Ca  91770.  Gourd Dancing 11:00am; Grand Entry 12:00pm.  CONTEST: ALL CATEGORIES.  **Special Contest:  Iron Man & Iron Woman.  Info:  Ben Hale 562/500-1200 or Annette Phoenix 562/392-2409


Nov. 4-8  4th Annual Manito Ahbee International Competition Pow Wow, MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Info: 204-956-1849.  Toll Free: 1-866-449-0251.  Email: info@manitoahbee.com.  Web: www.manitoahbee.com


Nov. 6  Haskell Veteran Club Powwow, Coffin Sports Complex, Haskell University, Lawrence, KS.  3:00pm to 5:00pm Gourd Dance; 6:00pm Veteran Honor Ceremony-Medal Presentation; 7-11pm Powwow.  We will be paying special tribute to the Code Talkers and honoring the Native Veterans in the Haskell and Lawrence community.  Special Invitation to Veteran Color Guards.  Bring your own chairs.  For more information call:  785-749-8467 or www.haskell.edu


Nov. 6-8  N.A.I.I.C. Honoring Our Elders Fall Powwow, Sand Hill Atv Park, Wiggins, MS 39577.  Head Gourd Dancer: Daniel Silent Walker, Head Veteran: Harold Keller, Head Man: David WhiteWolf, Head Lady: Karen Copper, Jr. Head Man: David SoringWolf, Jr. Head Lady: Stephanie Padgett, AD: Cecil Brill, MC: Charles TenBears Lahay, Host Drum: White Bird. Admission: $3 plus a non-perishable food item, children 6 & under & Seniors 60 & above are free. EMTs, fire personnel, police, active military (with proper ID), Boy scouts & Girl Scouts in class A uniforms are free. All non-perishable foods will be donated to the Our Daily Bread Food Cupboard in Wiggins, MS to help out needy families. No firearms, alcohol, drugs, bad attitudes, politics or coolers on powwow grounds. All pets must be on a leash & have up to date shot records with you. Bring chairs to sit on.  Contact: David WhiteWolf, 228-424-3341, Email: whitewolfredfeather_crafts@yahoo.com or naiicms@gmail.com


Nov. 6-8  23rd Annual AIA Orlando Powwow, Central Florida Fairgrounds.  Peggy Wolfe  407-327-8207.  4603 West Colonial Drive, Orlando  FL  32808.  Email - aiaofflorida@hotmail.com.  www.aiaofflorida.org


Nov. 7  18th Annual Austin Powwow, held at Toney Burger Center 3200 Jones Rd. Sunset Valley, TX, in the Greater Austin TX area just off Hwy 290 W.  Austin Powwow and American Indian Heritage Festival.  Renown powwow in its 18th year. Great headstaff and drums, several hundred dancers, Indian Market of ~200 native artists, indigenous food, heritage stage of storytellers, musicians. Sheltered arena with polished floor, great facilities for dancers and artists. Dancers and artists honored with food and hospitality area. powwow@grandecom.net,  www.austinpowwow.org. austin_powwow@yahoo.com


Nov. 7  CIEA BENEFIT POWWOW, Visalia, California.  At The College of The Sequoias, We are needing dancer's, singers, drummers from all over. If you want a booth contact us. If you want to be a sponsor please call us. If you want to donate to our raffle please let us know. Thank you.  Jennifer Malone 559-280-0712 (ourciea.org)


Nov. 7-8 10th Annual Clearfield Veterans Day Powwow, Clearfield County Fair Grounds: Expo 2, 5615 Park Street, Clearfield, PA.  Host Drum: MacKenzie River Singers. Invited drums: Morning Star Singers & Four Winds Singers.  Contact: Thomas S. Taylor, 724-693-0549, ttaylor@medrad.com, http://clearfieldvdpw.homestead.com/clearfield.html


Nov. 7-8  14th Annual Fredericksburg Traditional Pow Wow at the Fredericksburg Agricultural Fairgrounds – 2400 Airport Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 222401.  Sat & Sun 11am-5:30pm.  Adm: adults $7. kids $5.  MC: Ray Silva, Host Drum: Stoney Creek.  Info: (252) 257-5383 or em: powwow@vance.net or call city of Fredericksburg Tourism


Nov. 7-8  HONORING ALL VETERANS POWWOW Klamath Falls – Oregon Non-competitive Gathering. Grand Entry at Noon on both Days. Dinner will be served. All Drummers and dancers welcome. All non-food vendors welcome, $25 per table space a day. Absolutely no drugs or alcohol allowed, committee is not responsible for accidents, lost or stolen articles and children must be accompanied by parents. Come join for a good time.!!!?Contact: Catherine Mex Weiser at 541/783-2007, Email: mexweiser@yahoo.com.


Nov. 7-8  Intertribal Arts Marketplace, Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA, 90027-1462.  10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  Shop for unique jewelry, artwork, collectibles, and gifts featuring traditional and contemporary works by Native American artists. Meet the artists, participate in family activities, and enjoy performances throughout the weekend.  Autry members and children under 9: Free Adults: $12 Children, students, and seniors: $8.  323-667-2000


Nov. 7-8  18th Annual Southern Paiute Veterans Powwow, Moapa Travel Plaza, Moapa, NV.  General Public Welcome; free admission.  Grand Entry Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 12pm. Gourd Dance 11am Saturday & Sunday. Contest Powwow. Registration $2. Iron Man Dance Contest price $1,000.  Vendors contact:  Vendors contact: LaDawn W. Levi, (702) 865-2802.  For further information: Leroy Spotted Eagle 702-656-6828 spottedeagle@cox.net


Nov. 7-8  Sejat Spirit & SCIC Powwow, Heritage Park, 12100 Mora Ave, Santa Fe Springs, Ca.  Info:  949/248/2558 or 951/552-4349


Nov. 9  George Mason University Annual Powwow, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030. Hosted by the GMU American Indian and Alaskan Native Student Association and the Office of Diversity Programs and Services. Located in Dewberry Hall in the Johnson Center. Music, dance, food, vendors, raffles!.  Kerry Desjardins.  (540)539-0386.   kdesjard@gmu.edu


Nov. 12-15  29th Semi-Annual Veteran's Day Powwow. 3733 County Road 2331, Lynn Haven, FL.  850-381-8400 Email: twofeathers_2000@yahoo.com


Nov. 13  Oceti Sakowin Wacipi, Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center, Rapid City, SD. 2009 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit Powwow. Grand Entry 6pm.  Mike Carlow.  605-454-7815. www.tuswecatiospaye.org   mike@tuswecatiospaye.org


Nov. 13-15  The 27th Annual Great American Exposition and Pow Wow, Richmond, VA.  The Great American Exposition & Pow Wow-27th Annual Indoors at The Showplace – 3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike.  MC: Keith Colston, Head Dancers : Bo Goins & Silva.  Fri: 9am-9pm, Sat: 11am-8pm, Sun 11am-6pm.  Hundreds of Dancers in regalia! Aztec dancers!  This is a contest pow wow with over $10,000. in prize money! Fine arts, craft demonstrations.  More info: Barry (252) 257-5383 or powwow@vance.net


Nov. 13-15  Native Rhythms Festival, Wickham Park, Melbourne, Florida.  Native American Flute Festival featuring flute makers and players competitions, performances by award winning nationally recognized musicians, workshops, educational displays, vendors.  Exhibition dancing and drumming and more!! Free Admission. Family oriented. Visit our website for more details.  John Ellis or Mike Knight  or Martha Pessaro, 321-254-0284, 321-639-3561, 321-452-1671.  4100 N. Wickham Rd, Ste 102 #108, Melbourne, Florida  32935.  Email - john@nativerhythmsfestival.com, www.NativeRhythmsFestival.com


Nov. 13-15  3rd Annual Honoring Our Armed Forces Pow-wow Daleville Alabama.  All Drums Welcome.  Contest Dancers must register by 11:00 on the 14th and you must be in full regalia and must dance your style no exceptions.  For more information please contact Theresa 334-477-0369 (this includes vending and demonstrators).  Host Hotel The Green House Inn and Lodge, 761 S. Daleville Ave. Event prices will be 39.99 full size and 49.99 double or king. For reservations please call 334-598-1475.  tsilaquodi56@aol.com


Nov. 14  MCNAANat’l N.A. Heritage Day Pow Wow, Bridgewater State - Bridgewater, MA


Nov. 14  Comanche Homecoming Benefit Pow-Wow, Walters Comanche Community Building, Walters, OK 73572.  "All Gourd Dance Program", 3:00 p.m. - ??.  Special Guest: Jasa Lightfoot - Comanche Homecoming Princess.  Phone: (580) 875-3837


Nov. 14  ENAEP 3rd Annual Veteran's honoring & Celebration pow wow, Lk Washington High School, 12033 NE 80th Street Kirkland, WA 98033. Eastsides Title VII Programs Veteran's honoring Dinner & Program @2:00 pm/ Pow Wow @ 6pm. All drums & dancers welcome. All around male & female contest dance ($75, 50, $25) Tiny Tots special. Head young man-Dustin Hoahwah; Head young woman- Melina Barron; Northern Drum-Two Byrdz. All vendors welcome.  Mary Wilber.  425-702-3402.   mwilber@lwsd.org


Nov. 14  NHMOP Family Preservation Pow Wow, Nataani Nez Elementary Dave C. Bowman D-GymUS Hwy 64, Shiprock, NM 87420.  ALL DANCERS & DRUM GROUPS are welcome. All categories/divisions (Gourd, traditional, fancy, fancy shawl, jingle, grass) Doors open at 10 AM. Grand entry at 1 pm & 7 pm. Arts n crafts vendors only ($25 per space, bring own tables n chairs). Head staff: MC-Elvin Keeswood; Arena Director-Fred Keeswood; Host Gourd Drum-Smoke Stack; Head Gourd Dancers will be selected per session. Informational booths from local agencies & organizations are welcome! Children activities and door prizes! Come to support and promote culturally suitable strategies that help to strengthen Native American communities, family preservation, responsible fatherhood, and healthy families!  NO ADMISSION FEES. FREE TO THE COMMUNITY!  Directions: Across the street from Shiprock Chapter House. Signs will be posted.  Contact: Abigail Manuelito 505-598-4088 navajo.marriage@gmail.com


Nov. 14-15  Mescalero Gourd Society 9th Annual Veterans Day All Gourd Dance, Community Center Gym, Tribal Office Complex, Mescalero, NM 88340.  Sat 1-8:00pm & Sun 1-6:00pm. All veterans & families of veterans are welcome. Craft vendor spaces available for $25 per day. MGS events are alcohol & drug free. MGS is not responsible for accidents or theft.  Contact: Baldwin or Judy Lester, 575-464-2681, Email: ceyelash@yahoo.com or smokingindian88346@yahoo.com


Nov. 14-15  Warrior Society Veterans Pow Wow, Mid-America All-Indian Center, 650 N. Seneca, Wichita, KS 67203.  Sat. 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Contact: Randy Kenyon, 316-722-9722.  http://www.theindiancenter.org/PowWows.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


Nov. 14-15  6th Annual Las Vegas Intertribal Veterans Powwow, Silver Bowl Sports Complex Baseball fields Behind Stadium. 6800 E. Russell Rd., Las Vegas, NV.  Honoring our Veterans while having a beautiful, educational powwow. All are welcome.  Herb McCabe.  702-451-3237. www.LvIntertribalPowwow.com   hmccabe23@yahoo.com


Nov. 14-15  20th Texas Championship Powwow, Traders Village7979 North Eldridge Road, Houston, TX 77041.  A two-day Native American Pow Wow with colorful tribal dance contests presented by the Dallas-Fort Worth Inter-Tribal Association. Several hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across the United States will take part in this celebration of culture and heritage. Dancers in full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells and beadwork will be competing for prize money and awards in eighteen different dance categories. Participants will range in age from two-year old toddler's to grandmothers in their 80's. The dance contests will take place from 12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m., with Grand Entry at 12:00 noon, on Saturday and Sunday. The arts & crafts sale will be open from 9:00 a.m. to sundown each day. The tipi exhibit will be open only during daylight hours - dawn to dusk - both days. The drums will beat for the dancers in the following categories: tiny tots, little boys, little girls, junior boys, junior girls, golden age men & ladies, ladies cloth, buckskin, fancy shawl, jingle dress, men's straight, traditional, grass and fancy.  Directions: Near Highway 290, just minutes northwest of downtown Houston.  Contact: Jamie Kizer 281-890-5500 jamie.kizer@sbcglobal.ne  http://www.tradersvillage.com/en/houston/event&e=19&t=20th-Annual-Texas-Championship-Pow-Wo


Nov. 15  University of Central Oklahoma Fall Gourd Dance, University of Central Oklahoma Ball Room, 3rd floor of the Nigh University Center, 100 N. University Dr., Edmond, OK 73034.  Schedule: 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  "All Gourd Dance Program".  "Security will be provided".  "Food and Merchandise Vendors will be on hand".  Vendor Contact: Kathryn Toahty at (405) 974-2224.  For more information contact Mark Bolin at (918) 688-1740 or Email: mbolin4@uco.edu.  Visit the University of Central Oklahoma Website, www.uco.edu


Nov. 18  Fifth Annual Celebration of the People Powwow and Arts Festival, Texas State University-San Marcos601 University Drive, San Marcos , TX 78666.  This event is an Old Fashioned Open Powwow held on a Wednesday at Texas State University. This is not a competition Powwow. This is an educational and cultural event open to everyone. Veteran's welcome. Gourd dance. Open drum. This is an opportunity share in the sense of community, to make friends or reconnect with old friends. There will be a hospitality room, place to change, and free parking for performers. There is no charge for vendors. Vendors should contact Kate Koebbe for more information.  Directions: FROM IH-35 NORTH (Austin) Take exit 206, travel West on Aquarena Springs and University Drive. After crossing the San Marcos River you will come to a traffic light. Turn right onto Sessom Drive. Go to the top of the hill and turn left at Comanche Street. Turn left at the first street (Student Center Drive). Turn right before the stop sign to enter the public parking garage. For a detailed map to the parking garage go to the Student Center Parking Garage campus map. FROM IH-35 SOUTH (San Antonio) Take exit 206, travel West on Aquarena Springs and University Drive. After crossing the San Marcos River you will come to a traffic light. Turn right onto Sessom Drive. Go to the top of the hill and turn left at Comanche Street. Turn left at the first street (Student Center Drive). Turn right before the stop sign to enter the public parking garage. For a detailed map to the parking garage go to the Student Center Parking Garage campus map. FROM HWY. 123 (Seguin) When you reach the Interstate, take IH-35 North and exit at 206. Follow the directions above from San Antonio. FROM HWY. 80 & IH-10 (Houston) When you reach the Interstate, take IH-35 North and exit at 206. Follow the directions above from San Antonio.  Contact: katherine L Koebbe 860-710-2719 kk1310@txstate.edu


Nov. 20-21  CHEROENHAKA(NOTTOWAY) Indian Inter-Tribal Corn Harvest Fall Festival Powwow. Virginia Beach, VA. The Historic Villages At Cape Henry. 583 Atlantic Ave Virginia Beach Va. 23459. Contest: All Native Dancers $1000 Day Money Raffle All Drummers $1500 Drum Competion Please Visit Our Website For Additional Detail And Directions With Flyer .  Chief Walt .  1757-562-7760. http://cheroenhaka-nottoway.org   WDBROWNIII@AOL.COM


Nov. 20-22  11th Annual Pahrump Powwow, Petrack Park corner hwy 160 and Basin Rd., Pahrump, NV.  Contest Powwow.  Camping and showers available for Dancers, Drums and Vendors.  Groceries, Gas, WalMart and Home Depot across the street.  RV parking available, electric only.  For more info:  775-209-3444.  http://www.pahrumppowwow.org/


Nov. 20-22  Suwannee Pride 3rd Annual Pow Wow, Suwannee Co. Fair Grounds, Live Oak Fl.  Host Drum: All Nations Warrior Singers; M.C.: Dave Whitewolf Trezak; Head Man: David Smith; Head Lady: TBA; Head Vet.: Rob Watkins; A.D: Rob Watkins.  Camp Feed for Registered Dancers, Vendors, Volunteers, and Drums.  Free primitive camping for dancers and guests buying the week end pass.  Adults $5.00 children 15 and under free with an adult.  Daily Draw money for Reg. Dancers


Nov. 21  American Indian History Month Festival, Dothan Civic Center 126 North Saint Andrews St. Dothan, AL.  This is an inside event. Exhibits open at 5:00pm. Please arrive early for gourd dancing. Admission is $10.00 (spectators). ALL dancers enter FREE. Children 5 & under enter FREE. Head Man: Richard Greybull (Dakota Sioux), Head Lady: Ellen Rasco (Echota Cherokee), Head Gourd Dancer: Wilson Spottedbird (Kiowa Nation, Black Leggings Society), MC: Harold "Doc" Comby (Mississippi Band of Choctaw), Arena Director: Jeff Whaley (Cherokee Tribe of N.E. Alabama), Northern Drum: Medicine Tail (Poarch Creek), Southern Drum: Whitehorse Singers (Echota Cherokee), Guest Drum: Midnite Riders (Alabama Coushatta). Security will be handled by the Dothan Police Department. Activities include Grand entry, exhibition dancing, stomp dancing and historical exhibits (no vending). Two competitive dance divisions (men's fancy & women's fancy shawl $200 first place and $100 second place each division). All other divisions are non-competitive. Special guest appearances by Muscogee Creek Nation Oklahoma Stomp Dancers (Saundra, Speedy & Little Hawk), Ms. Indian Alabama and Marcia Johnston of Buffalo Woman Flute Music. Host hotels are the Inn Place Hotel of Dothan and the Days Inn of Dothan. Festival rate is $48.00 per night. Includes two double beds or one king and a deluxe continental breakfast. Reservations are available at 334-794-6601 ext 166. Make sure to ask for the Festival rate. Thank you & please email for more information about the event. We look forward to seeing you there!  Sonya Smith  334-794-7007, 126 North Saint Andrews Street, Dothan, AL  36301.  Email - aifestival@hotmail.com


Nov. 21  Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow, Pasadena TX 281-448-8435


Nov. 21-22  Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe Pow Wow, Pace, Fl. Florida Town Park, Florida Town Road, Pace, Florida.  Lloyd. Native American drumming and native dancing, food and vendors.  850-516-6920.  Santarosacountycreekindiantribeinc.com  


Nov. 21-22  2009 Powwow to Honor Our Veterans, Kansas City Kansas Community College Field House, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66112,  Schedule: Saturday 10a-12p Arts, Crafts, Food; 12p-2p Gourd dancing; 2:30p-4:30p Grand Entry/Inter-tribals; 4:30p-6p Dinner (potluck); 6p-7p Gourd dancing; 7:30-10p Inter-tribals.  Sunday 11a-12p Arts, Crafts, Food; 12:30-2p Gourd dancing; 2:30-5p Grand Entry/Inter-tribals; 5p Committee Special; 6p Quitting Song.  The sole purpose of this event is to honor all those who served in our armed forces. Special recognitions will occur at various times throughout the weekend. All veteran groups and honor guards are invited to attend. Invited Drums Only.  Bring your own chairs!  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


Nov. 21-22  9th Annual Healing the Earth Pow Wow, 3801 W Temple Ave, Pomona, Ca  91768.  The N.A.T.I.V.E. Club at Cal Poly Pomona University is proud to present our 9th Annual Healing the Earth Pow Wow. All of the information is still tentative and it will be updated frequently as the information changes.  Info:  626/315-0776.  nativeclubcpp@gmail.com


Nov. 26  (Thanksgiving)* Annual Day of Mourning at noon - Cole’s Hill, Plymouth, MA


Nov. 26-28  Minneapolis Thanksgiving Celebration, Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404.  Contact: Herbert Sam, 612-824-3118, Email: zoogipoequay@hotmail.com


Nov. 26-29  30th Annual Chambers Farm Veteran Powwow. Chambers Farm Hwy 318 (off I-75, Exit 368), Ft. McCoy, FL. Info: (706) 983-9367 or (513) 464-1746.  Free admission, parking, and camping. Host Drum: Billy Evans Horse. This is largest free event in SE US..  MIchael.  513-464-1746. chambersfarm.org or Myspace.comchambersfarmpowwow   mbrill@interscopemfg.com.  (Note: I have found a site indicating the address was 22400 Rte. 315 instead of 318 – be sure and verify before attending this powwow).


Nov. 27-29  Canadian Aboriginal Festival, Hamilton, ON.  519-751-0040.  Web: www.canab.com


Nov. 27-29  Indio Powwow, Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, Ca.  Info:  760/238-5770


Nov. 27-29  Native American Heritage Month Social & Indian Craft Market, San Xavier Plaza, Mission Rd, Tuscon, AZ 85726.  Fred Snyder 520-622-4900 djpm2@cox.net


Nov. 28  Thanksgiving Memorial Powwow, Corpus Christi TX.  956-686-6696 (Tentative)


Nov. 28-29  43rd Annual LIHA (Louisiana Indian Heritage Association) Powwow, Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, Gonzales, Louisiana, 15 miles south of Baton Rouge, La. off of Interstate 10 at exit 177.  Contacts (504) 837-6085 or (504) 367-1375, e-mail djpm2@cox.net.  Inside event - everyone welcome.  Alcohol and drug free.  Intertribal and gourd dancing.  Vendors must contact us.  Drums welcome


Nov. 28-29  26th Annual CSU Northridge Powwow, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, Ca  91330.  Info:  562/706-8298


December 2009

Dec. 4-6  13th Annual Leesburg Powwow, 1569 S. 14th Street, Leesburg , FL 34749 USA.  Host Drum Family drum MC Dave Trezak AD Michael Whitewolf Head man Herb Head lady Raven Grand Entry Friday 7pm, Saturday 1pm and 7pm, Sunday 1pm.  Fees: 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.  Contact: Tom Lipps, 352-793-3484, tomlipps@ymail.com


Dec. 5  2nd Annual Native Spirit Day, Jeffers Boys and Girls Club, 1717 South "L" Street, Richmond, Indiana 47374.  11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  No Cost and 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.  Aaron Stevens 765-914-4185 or 914-4134


Dec. 5  All Nations Powwow of Ada, Pontotoc County Agri-Plex, 1710 N. Broadway Ave. (Red Barn – building with red roof), Ada, OK.  Gourd Dance at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Grand Entry at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Free Door Admission.  General Public Invited.  Arts and Crafts, Food, Music, Dancing, and Contesting.  Grand entry: 1:00pm and 7:00pm.  Gourd Dance: 12:00pm and 6:00pm.  Competition Powwow.  Contact:  Further Info call Jean and Bobby Billey 580-332-1983, E-mail jrbilley@yahoo.com.  Arts and Crafts Vendors call Couita Nucosee 580-310-6179, E-mail couita@wildblue.net.  For vendor application and contract:  http://www.allnationsok.com/.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow. 


Dec. 5  18th Annual Cherokee Gourd Society Christmas Pow-Wow, Tahlequah Rodeo Grounds Building #2 (Across from Cherokee Nation Casino Hwy 62), Tahlequah, OK 77777.  Gourd Dance - 2:00 p.m., Supper - 5:00 p.m., Gourd Dance - 6:00 p.m., Grand Entry - 7:00 p.m., Contests: Boys Grass/Chicken Dance, Girls Fancy Shawl (Boys & Girls contestants must be 7 yrs - 15 yrs), Mens Traditional, Women's Jingle Dress.  "All Contests are Sponsored".  "Food & Merchandise Vendors will be on hand".  Vendor Contact: Tina Stroud at (918) 431-9920 or Email: tstroud75@yahoo.com.  For More info contact Don or Harriet Stroud at (918) 456-3637


Dec. 5-6  Two Rivers Inter-Tribal PowWow, Guadalupe Fair Grounds, 950 S. Austin Street, Seguin, Texas 78155.  10am to 10pm.  Public Welcome.  Free Admission - Parking $5 per car.  Buffalo Burgers and Fry Bread Tacos.  Gourd Dancing, Drumming and Singing and Exhibitions.  Grand Entry (Procession in full regalia).  For more information call: Little Dove 210-705-9097.  For Vendors Applications call: Melissa Enick 830-393-2255 American Indian Arts, Crafts and Presentations.


Dec. 12  Powwow, The Harrisonville Armory, Harrisonville, MO.  10 am to 10 pm.  Santa for the kids and more.  Pot luck and lots of fun.  We will only have 8 vendor slots @$40.00 each. So if you want in now is the time to let us know.  Inter-Tribal Indian Society (ITIS) will be the host. Nancy 816-942-7497, Nori 816-380-4242, Doni 816-587-1190,  For info just call.  Jackson and Mary will be attending this powwow.


Dec. 12  29 Palms Powwow, Coachella, CA.  Info:  760/775-3239


Dec. 12-13  2nd annual Ft. Myers/Cape Coral Indian Festival, Sun Splash Water Park, 400 Santa Barbara Blvd in Cape Coral, FL.  Come experience the traditions and culture of the Native American people at the Cape Coral Indian Festival.  The event will take place from 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday.  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. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, $5.00 adult, $3.00 6-12, 5 and under are free. Bring your lawn chairs!  For more information call 941-924-2784 or www.myspace.com/ftmyersindianfestival


Dec. 19  Gulf Coast Tia Piah Gourd Dance and Powwow, Pasadena TX.  281-448-8435


Dec. 19  Chief Leschi School Monthly Powwow, 5625 52nd St E, Puyallup, WA 98371.  Chief Leschi Schools sponsors a monthly powwow throughout the school year to provide an opportunity for our children and community members to join us in the promotion of our Native American heritage. Many dancers and singers from local communities and nearby reservations often come to join us.  Chief Leschi Schools/Puyallup Tribe of Indians is not liable for theft/damages/injury.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Vendor Tables available- Must provide own table/chair-$30.00 per space.  There is no admission fee to the Chief Leschi powwows. Our powwows are open to everyone and the public is always welcome to attend. For more information, call (253) 445-6000, ext. 3043.  Chief Leschi community powwows are held every third Saturday of the month from October through January and again in March for the final powwow for the school year. Grand entry is at 7 pm.


Dec. 19  Otoe Eloska Society Ceremonial Taildance & Christmas Celebration, Otoe-Missouria Cultural Building, Hwy. 177, Red Rock, OK.  Program Schedule: 1:00 p.m.: Taildance, 5:00 p.m.: Evening Meal, 6:30 p.m.: Santa Visit, 7:00 p.m.: Intertribal Dancing.  "Food & Merchandise Vendors will be on hand".  For more information including Vendor Setup contact B Huber at (405) 240-2600 or Email: iowayhuber@hotmail.com.


Dec.26  Ponca NAC Winter Dance, Ponca Tribal Cultural Center, White Eagle Pow-Wow Grounds, (5 miles South of Ponca City on Hiway 177), Ponca City, OK 74601.  Program Schedule: War Dancing will start at 1:00 p.m.; Supper Break at 5:00 p.m.; Gourd Dancing at 6:30 p.m. "Food Vendors will be on hand" -- "Merchandise Vendors will NOT be on hand".  For more information contact Oliver LittleCook at (580) 762-2688 or Email: o_littlecook@hotmail.com


Dec. 30-Jan. 1  New Years Competition Powwow, Indian Craft Market and International Day, Rillito Raceway Park (Inside Racetract) River Road & 1st Ave., Tucson, AZ.  Dancers from over 50 tribes, authentic handmade crafts, children's activity area, traditional Indian foods, birds of prey exhibit, dancing, singing and drum contests, Indian information booth with brochures, flyers, maps, and powwow schedules for the next year. Public invited.  Midnight Friendship Round Dance Monday, Dec. 31, 2009, 11:45 pm - 12:10am.  All Activities will be held outdoors!  Bring your own lawn chairs and shade.  Camera/Video Photography allowed for personal use only!  ADMISSION - $12.00.  Children 8 and under, Military w/ ID & Indians w/ Regalia are FREE!


Dec. 31  New Years 9th Annual Sobriety Pow-Wow, Tulsa Convention Center, 100 Civic Center (Downtown), Tulsa, OK.  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.  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".  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 For: Pow-Wow Drum & Handcrafted Items.  10x10 Booth Space Available $50.00.  For More Information Contact John Long at: (918) 809-9946 or Niles Bosin at (918) 639-1816 P.O. Box 1117, Tulsa, OK 74101