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POWWOW TRAIL:  SAVE THE DATES!

Below is a list of Sault Tribe powwows that have confirmed 2019 powwow dates. Please check www.saulttribe.com/membership-services/culture for the latest powwow schedule.

38th annual Sault Tribe Traditional Powwow and Summer Gathering
July 4‑7—The 38th annual Sault Tribe Traditional Powwow and Summer Gathering is scheduled for July 4‑7 at the tribe’s powwow grounds off of Shunk Road on Ice Circle. Spiritual gathering is on Thursday, July 4. Festivities begin on July 5 with a kid’s carnival at 5:30. Grand entries on Saturday, July 6, at 1 and 7 p.m., with a traditional feast at 5 p.m. Grand entry on Sunday, July 7, is at noon. This year’s celebration features singing and dancing contests, traditional community feast, authentic food and craft vendors. Drug, alcohol and political free event. If you have any questions please call Sault Tribe Cultural Division at 906‑635‑6050.

23rd Annual Sugar Island Traditional Powwow
July 20‑21—The 23rd Annual Sugar Island Traditional Powwow is Saturday and Sunday, July 20‑21, at the Sugar Island Powwow grounds. Spiritual gathering, Friday, July 19 at 12 p.m. Powwow July 20‑21. July 20 grand entries at 1 and 7 p.m. Feast at 5 p.m. July 21 grand entry 1 p.m. For more information, contact Colleen Medicine at 906‑430‑0886 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Free and open to the public. No drugs, alcohol, dogs or politics.

16th Annual Youth Empowerment Powwow
July 27—The 16th Annual Youth Empowerment Powwow is Saturday, July 27, at the Fairgrounds in Rexton Twp. Park, Rexton, Mich. Sponsored by the Youth Education and Activities Program. Grand entry at 1 p.m. Giveaway at 5 p.m. Feast will follow at the Rexton Township Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call YEA manager Kaylynn Cairns at 906‑635‑7010. All dancers and drums welcome.

Kitchi-Miniss Munising Annual Powwow
Aug. 10—The Kitchi-Miniss Munising Annual Powwow is Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Bay Furnace Campground, Munising, Mich. Grand entries at 12 and 6 p.m. Community feast at 4 p.m. Drugs, alcohol and dogs are not allowed. Contact Kris LeVeque for general information at 906‑387‑2368, Jen Meyer for general information at 906‑450‑5246, Katy Matson for vendor information at 906‑202‑0026 and Vicky Waldren for feast information at 906‑451‑4572.

27th Annual Gathering of the Eagles Hessel Powwow
Aug. 16‑18—The 27th Gathering of the Eagles Hessel Powwow is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 16‑18, at the Hessel powwow grounds, next to Kewadin Hessel Casino. Friday is the spiritual gathering and potluck, grand entries on Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. The feast is Saturday at 5 p.m. All drums and dancers welcome! Public welcome! Vendors welcome! No drugs, alcohol or politics. For more information, call Charlee Brissette at 906‑630‑3082 or John Causley at 906‑430‑0830.

13th Annual Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow
Aug. 23‑25—The 13th annual Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow is Aug. 23‑25 at the 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 5 are free. Blessing of the grounds Friday, Aug. 23, at 12 p.m. Grand Entry Aug. 24 at 12 and 7 p.m., and Aug. 25 at 12 p.m. For more information, contact Darryl Brown at 906‑984‑2083 or the St. Ignace Events Committee at 906‑643‑8717.

13th annual Gathering of the Clans Powwow
Aug. 24—The 13th Annual Sault Tribe Manistique Area Gathering of the Clans Powwow is Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Manistique Tribal Community Center, 5698 Highway US 2, next to the Kewadin Casino. Grand entries are Saturday at 12 and 6 p.m. There will be a silent auction and a feast Saturday at 4 p.m. Donations are welcome for the feast meal. Vendors, traders and the public can call Viola Neadow at 906‑341‑6993 or 800‑347‑7137 or Darcy Morrow at 906‑298‑1888. Admission is free and the public is invited and welcome! No drugs, alcohol, politics or dogs allowed.

16th Annual Honoring our Anishinaabe Veterans Powwow
Nov. 9—The 16th Annual Honoring our Anishinaabe Veterans Powwow is Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Kinross Recreation Center in Kinross, Mich. Free and open to the public! Free space available to all food and craft vendors; tables available on a first-come, first-served basis. Grand Entry at 1 p.m., feast/potluck at 5 p.m. Call Sault Tribe Cultural Division at 906‑635‑6050 for information.

2019 New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow
Dec. 31—This year’s New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow is Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Chi Mukwa Community Recreation Center (Big Bear), 2 Ice Circle Drive in Sault Ste. Marie. This event is free and open to the public! All drums, dancers and eagle staffs are welcome! Honorarium for ALL Drum Groups with a minimum of four registered singers. Vendor space for craft vendors only - FREE. Tables available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call the Sault Tribe Cultural Division at 906‑635‑6050.