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2017 Soo powwow final 2The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians 36th Annual Sault Tribe Jingtamok is slated for July 7-9, 2017. The powwow will be held at Sault Tribe’s Powwow Grounds off Shunk Rd in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and the public is invited to attend.

Host Drum for the event is Young Kingbird, Red Lake, Mich. Co-Host Drum: Woodland Singers Baraga, Mich. Head Veteran will be represented by KBIC Veterans Honor Guard.

The Head Male Dancer will be Shane Mitchell, Lac Du Flambeau, Wis., and the Head Female Dancer will be Michelle Reed, also of Lac Du Flambeau.

Co-Emcees are Joe Medicine of Harbor Springs, Mich., and Joey Awonohopay of Lac Du Flambeau. Arena Director is Darrell Kingbird, Red Lake.

A Spiritual Gathering will be held Thursday, July 6, 2017, beginning at sunrise.

On Friday, July 7, the powwow kicks off with a Kids Carnival 4-6 p.m., then Grand Entry at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, July 8, Drum and Dance registration is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grand Entry is at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. with a feast at 5 p.m. A hand drum contest will be held at 6 p.m. and the winners announced at 8 p.m. Jingle dress special for ages 18 and older, Men’s woodland special for ages 18 and older and a two step contest.

On Sunday, July 9, the last Grand Entry of the event is at 1 p.m.

For more information visit www.saulttribe.com or find our event on Facebook.

For general information, drums, dancers and the spiritual gathering, contact Powwow Chairwoman Jackie Minton at 906-203-4977. For vendor information call Sam Gardner, 906-203-2680.

No dogs on powwow grounds, no outside raffles. Electricity is limited. Vendors are encouraged to use generators if they have them. Generators must be baffled! Absolutely no drugs, alcohol or politics.

36th Annual Sault Tribe Powwow

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Photo by Ken Bosma / CC BY