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The Cultural Division for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians is seeking volunteers to form four separate committees for local community powwow events. Committee members would be responsible for the general planning of a powwow event within our community, with guidance and support from the culture division. Previous powwow planning experience is not a requirement.      

Four powwow events are seeking committee members, including the annual Summer Gathering (second weekend in July), the annual Newberry “Honoring Our Waters” Powwow (Saturday after Labor Day) the annual Kinross Veteran’s Powwow (closest Saturday to Nov. 11) and the annual New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow (Dec. 31). Committee members will meet regularly and are more than welcome to sit on multiple committees, if desired. Regular meetings will provide the opportunity for committee members to plan their powwow event accordingly.

An initial informational meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building (11 Ice Circle Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.). All are welcome to attend this meeting. Community powwow events are an integral part of our Anishinaabe Bimaadiziiwin (Way of Life) and will continue to grow with increasing community support. We need your help in order to make our powwow events a success.

These committees will aim to plan our community powwow events according to the wishes of our community members. For more information, or if you are interested in joining one of these powwow committees, please contact Jackie Minton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 906-635-6050, ext. 26144 or 906-203-4977, or Lisa Moran at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 906-635-6050, ext. 26798.

Miigwech (Thank you),
Sault Tribe Cultural Division

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