Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
Annual Powwow Listing

Sault Tribe 2017 powwow schedule

POWWOW TRAIL — SAVE THE DATES!
Announcing the Sault Tribe 2017 powwow schedule. More details will be made available as powwow season approaches.

Honoring Our Waters and Her Protectors - powwow and round dance
March 11-12 — Kewadin Shores Event Center, 3015 Mackinac Trail, in St. Ignace. Public welcome. March 11, grand entry at noon, dinner break at 5 p.m., and round dance at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 12, grand entry at 1 p.m. and giveaway at 4 p.m. We call to all jingle dress dancers to come and dance for the healing of our waters. For more information, Drums and dancers, call Jackie Minton or Colleen Medicine at 906-635-6050, ext. 26144 or 26140, or 203-4977 or 259-3948. For vendor information, call Lakota Captain at 906-643-7071, ext. 34025.

3rd Annual Caring for our Elders powwow
March 25 — Escanaba High School gymnasium, 500 South Lincoln Rd. Grand Entry 1p.m. and 7 p.m., Potluck Feast 6 p.m. Public welcome. Free admission. For more information, call 906-241-9733.

11th Annual Gathering of the Clans Powwow
June  10-11—The 11th Annual Sault Tribe Manistique Area Gathering of the Clans Powwow is Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and June11, at the Manistique Tribal Community Center, 5698 Highway US 2, next to the Kewadin Casino.  Grand entries are Saturday at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday at noon. There will be a silent auction and a feast Saturday. Vendors, traders, or the public can call Viola Neadow at 906-341-6993 or 800-347-7137 for information. Admission is free and the public is invited and welcome! (No drugs, politics or alcohol allowed. No dogs allowed.)

36th Annual Sault Tribe Traditional Powwow and Summer Gathering
July 7-9 — Sault Tribe Powwow grounds. The blessing of the powwow grounds July 5. Summer gathering July 6. Friday festivities begin at 4:30 with a kid’s carnival and Grand Entry at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Grand Entry is at 1 p.m. with a feast at 5 p.m., a hand drum contest at 6 p.m. and another Grand Entry at 7 p.m. On Sunday after Mass the powwow will wrap up with a 1 p.m. Grand Entry. For more information contact Jackie Minton at 906-635-6050 or 906-203-4977.

21st Annual Sugar Island Traditional Powwow
July 14-16 — Spiritual gathering, Friday July 14, Powwow July 15-16. Grand entries: Saturday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. For more information contact: Colleen Medicine at 906-635-6050 or 259-3948 or Rebecca Parish at 203-8710. Free and open to the public.

14th Annual Youth Empowerment Powwow
July 29 — Rexton, Twp. Park, Rexton, Mich. Sponsored by the Youth Education and Activities Program. For more information, call 906-635-7010. Grand entry at 1 p.m. All dancers and drums welcome. Host drum is Mukkwa Giizhik.

25th Annual Gathering of the Eagles Hessel Powwow
Aug.19-20 — The 25th Gathering of the Eagles Hessel Powwow will be held Saturday through Sunday, Aug. 19-20, at the Hessel Powwow Grounds, next to Kewadin Hessel Casino. Grand entries are Saturday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. The feast is Saturday at 5 p.m. Vendors are welcome. Free to Elders! No drugs or alcohol. More details forthcoming.

11th Annual Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow
Aug. 25-27 — New France Discovery Center at the Father Marquette National Memorial, St. Ignace. The Rendezvous is open to the public. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 for elders and students, children under 12 are free. For more information, contact the St. Ignace Events Committee at 906-643-8717 or Darryl Brown at 906-984-2083. Blessing of the grounds Friday, Aug. 25 at noon. Grand Entry Aug. 26 at noon and 7 p.m., Aug. 27 Grand Entry at noon. Host Drum Sturgeon Bay. MC Joe Medicine.

Kitchi Miniss Munising Powwow
Aug. 12 — Bay Furnace across from Christmas Kewadin Casino. Grand entry noon and 6 p.m. Feast at 4 p.m. Vendors call Katy Matson at 906-202-0026. For more information, call Kris LeVeque at 906-387-2368 or Deb McNeil 989-751-9682.

14th Annual Honoring our Anishinabe Veterans Powwow
Nov. 11— Kinross Recreation Center in Kinross. Public and traders welcome. Grand entry at 1 p.m., feast/potluck at 5 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass if possible. Contact Jackie Minton at 906-635-6050 or 203-4977. For vending information, call Sam Gardner at 906-203-2680.

2017 Sobriety Powwow
Dec. 31 — JKL Bahweting Anishnabe Public School Academy, 1301 Marquette Ave. in Sault Ste. Marie. Public invited. Feast at 4 p.m. at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building. Hand drum contest at 6 p.m. in the school gym. Grand entry at 7 p.m. Sobriety countdown and giveaway at 10 p.m. For general information, drum and dancer concerns, call Jackie Minton, powwow chairwoman, at 906-203-4977. For vendor information, call Sam Gardner at 203-2680.

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