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article Montana powwows dedicated to missing, murdered indigenous people (3/25/2019)
(Montana) -- Walter Runsabove has been to hundreds of powwows in his lifetime, every year since he was born. His family traveled all over the U.S. to celebrate dance,...
article Montana's annual powwows turn focus to missing, murdered indigenous people (3/25/2019)
(Montana) -- Walter Runsabove has been to hundreds of powwows in his lifetime, every year since he was born. His family traveled all over the U.S. to celebrate dance,...
article U Pow Wow Honors Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (4/26/2018)
(Utah) -- Among representatives of multiple tribal nations attending the University of Utah’s 46th annual Pow Wow on April 6 and 7 were silent guests who drew the...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Osage Tribe

article Constitutional sovereignty celebration (3/20/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The Osage Nation celebrated its 13th annual Sovereignty Day on Saturday at the Nation’s Tulsa Casino, honoring the Constitution ratified in March...
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LGBTQ

article Arizona's first Native Two Spirit, LGBTQ Powwow coming to South Mountain Community College (3/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- In most powwow dances, dancers are divided into male or female categories. There is no other. "I know how heteronormative it is," said Sheila...
article Two-spirit Anishinaabe dancer called to dance powwow (6/24/2018)
(Winnipeg) -- Gayle Pruden puts on her beaded hair ties and necklace as she gets ready to dance in Winnipeg's 2nd annual two-spirit powwow. Putting on her regalia...
article Haskell to host its first ‘two-spirit’ powwow; event to celebrate Native LGBTQ identities (2/23/2018)
(Kansas) -- Haskell Indian Nations University has hosted countless powwows over the years. It’s never seen one quite like the powwow Bry Smiley has planned for...
article These Stunning Portraits Show What It’s Like To Be A Two-Spirit Native American Today (2/14/2018)
(California) -- On Feb. 3, the largest powwow to celebrate two-spirits was held in San Francisco. "Two-spirit" is a term to unify the continuum of gender...
article BAAITS and Two-Spirit Powwow Continue to Grow by Promoting Community Healing, Togetherness (1/25/2018)
(California) -- BAAITS is entering our 20th year as an organization. Our core mission remains the same: to retain and restore the traditional and modern roles that Two-...
article Two-spirit culture takes center stage at powwow (1/24/2018)
(California) -- LGBTs and others can celebrate and learn about two-spirit Native Americans at the Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow that takes place next...
article Navajo student hosts first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell University in Kansas (12/4/2017)
(Kansas) -- Bry Cordell Smiley introduces himself in his traditional Navajo language. He describes the clans to which he belongs, his birthright as a citizen of the...
7 Total Articles on this Issue

Winnebago Tribe

article Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska prepares for powwow (2/23/2019)
(Iowa) -- February is an important month for the Winnebago Tribe. It marks the approaching new year and the last bear moon, honoring all bear clan members and bear...
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Menominee Tribe

article Menominee tribal member and Army Reserves soldier dances at powwow at military base in Kuwait (12/14/2018)
(Kuwait) -- Among the many care packages recently sent to soldiers serving at an American military base in Kuwait was a box filled with unusual cargo. Not the beef jerky...
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Twenty-Nine Palms

article This Coachella powwow is full of sights and sounds. Here are five things to experience (12/8/2018)
(California) -- BUM, BOOM, BUM-BOOM-BUM. Thundering drums and high-pitched vocals roared from overhead speakers as guests entered the Winter Gathering Powwow at...
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Federal Recognition

article Santa Rosa County Creek Indian Tribe holds powwow, aims for federal recognition (11/13/2018)
(Florida) -- Last year, an estimated 10,000 people came to Santa Rosa County for a Native American celebration that recalled the old ways, with native songs and dances,...
article Nansemond Indian Nation to celebrate long-awaited federal recognition at 30th pow wow (8/14/2018)
(Virginia) -- The Nansemond Indian Nation will celebrate a significant moment at its 30th annual pow wow this weekend. This year is special for the tribe, based out of...
article Upper Mattaponi pow wow celebrates tribe's recent federal recognition (5/26/2018)
(Virginia) -- The Upper Mattaponi Indian Tribe held their 31st annual pow wow, their first pow wow as a federally recognized tribe. Native Americans from various...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Cowlitz Tribe

article Old, new friends dance, sing at Cowlitz Pow Wow (10/21/2018)
(Washington) -- Perry Thompson, a member of the Navajo Nation currently living in Salem, said he likes to come to powwows to see old friends and make new ones, while...
article With eye on future, Cowlitz shift powwow closer to reservation (10/19/2018)
(Washington) -- The Cowlitz Indian Tribe will bring its 19th annual powwow to the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Saturday. That’s after 18 years...
article Cowlitz Tribe celebrates unity with annual powwow (9/17/2017)
(Washington) -- More than a thousand Native Americans representing dozens of different tribes celebrated their culture here Saturday in a major display of peace and...
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Chumash Tribe

article Tribes reunite at annual Chumash Inter-tribal Pow-Wow in Santa Ynez (10/8/2018)
(California) -- The 23rd annual Chumash Inter-tribal Pow-Wow at the Live Oak campground in Santa Ynez was held Sunday, giving tribes an opportunity to reunite.
article Native Americans share their culture through dance, music at Chumash pow-wow (10/6/2018)
(California) -- The best drummers, musicians, singers and dancers from Native American tribes across the United States and Canada converged on Live Oak Campground on...
article 20th Annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering Held at Bluffs Park (4/18/2018)
(California) -- All were welcome at the free 20th annual Chumash Day Powwow and Intertribal Gathering held last Saturday and Sunday at Malibu Bluffs Park. The event,...
article Native Americans gather at Live Oak Camp for Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow (10/3/2017)
(California) -- Native Americans of all ages from tribes across the United States and even Canada and Mexico gathered over the weekend at Live Oak Camp on the banks of...
article Native American Culture, Traditions Swirl to Life at Chumash Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow (9/30/2017)
(California) -- The soft jangle of bells mixed with a rhythmic drum beat filled the air at Live Oak Camp in the Santa Ynez Valley on Saturday during the 22nd annual...
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Morongo Tribe

article 25,000 Gather at Morongo to Celebrate Native American Traditions (9/24/2018)
(California) -- An estimated 25,000 spectators gathered to celebrate the time-honored cultural traditions of Native American dance, music and art at the 28th Annual...
article Morongo’s 27th annual powwow a colorful, swirling celebration of Native American traditions (9/29/2017)
(California) -- The Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow’s grand entry on Saturday afternoon was a cacophony of drums and singing by incredibly colorful and...
article 25,000 Gather At Morongo To Celebrate Native American Culture: PHOTOS (9/25/2017)
(California) -- An estimated 25,000 spectators gathered to celebrate Native American culture and traditions at the 27th Annual Morongo Thunder & Lightning Powwow...
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Soboba Band

article Soboba Powwow draws thousands to casino event center (sub req) (9/24/2018)
(California) -- Maintaining one’s identity, heritage, culture and native language is important for all Americans, a people who have come together to form a country...
1 Article on this Issue

Wampanoag Aquinnah

article Wampanoag Powwow Celebrates Tribe and Community (9/11/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) hosted their 14th annual powwow at the Aquinnah Circle this weekend. The celebration included ceremonial...
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Shinnecock Tribe

article Police: Gunfire, no injuries, near NY Native American powwow (9/2/2018)
(New York) -- Police say gunfire erupted near a Native American celebration that draws thousands of visitors on Long Island. A man was arrested, and no one was injured....
article State Police Make Arrest After Shots Are Fired At Powwow On Saturday Nigh (9/2/2018)
(New York) -- State Police arrested a 23-year-old man on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation on Saturday after they said he fired two shots with a handgun during an...
article Tradition and culture celebrated at 72nd annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow (9/1/2018)
(New York) -- The sounds of tribal drums, the infectious rhythm of dancers from across the country and the smells of fried meat and kettle corn once again filled the...
article 72nd Shinnecock Indian Powwow Unfolds On Labor Day Weekend (8/29/2018)
(New York) -- The 70th Annual Shinnecock Powwow is a celebration of tradition and culture, and is set to delight visitors Labor Day weekend at the Shinnecock Reservation...
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Crow Tribe

article Apsáalooke people celebrate 100 years of coming together for Crow Fair (8/12/2018)
(Montana) -- Lydia Fallsdown has been taking part in Crow Fair since she was 1 year old. She had to be tied to her horse that first year because she couldn’t hold...
article Crow Fair celebrates 100 years this summer (5/13/2018)
(Montana) -- One-hundred years later, Crow Fair continues to celebrate culture with the largest Native American event in Montana. The Apsáalooke people of the Crow...
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Alabama-Coushatta Tribe

article Coushatta Powwow a colorful celebration of culture (7/17/2018)
(Louisiana) -- An American Indian Powwow is basically the same as a Cajun fais do-do! Well, sort of; let me explain! A few years back, before I became a professional...
1 Article on this Issue

Barona

press release Barona Band of Mission Indians to Host 48th Annual Barona Powwow Over Labor Day Weekend (7/16/2018)
(California) -- The Barona Band of Mission Indians proudly invites the San Diego community to celebrate Native American heritage at the 48th Annual Barona Powwow over...
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Gun Lake

article Gun Lake Tribe to host Pow Wow (7/11/2018)
(Michigan) -- Those on the lookout for opportunities to celebrate different cultures are in luck: the Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians will host the fourth annual...
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Mashpee Wampanoag

article Mashpee Wampanoag tribe celebrates powwow’s return to sovereign land (7/7/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Native American tribe whose ancestors broke bread with the Pilgrims nearly 400 years ago is celebrating the return of its annual powwow to...
article A 'traditional homecoming' for Wampanoag powwow (7/5/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- Dancers, drummers, vendors and visitors will gather this weekend in Mashpee to enjoy a traditional powwow on Wampanoag tribal lands. The 97th annual...
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Marijuana & Hemp

article Marijuana still illegal on Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe land, at powwow (7/5/2018)
(Massachusetts) -- The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will be enforcing federal law on its reservation during the tribe’s annual powwow this weekend, meaning, among other...
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Nottawaseppi Huron

article Nottawaseppi Huron Band holds pow wow celebration throughout weekend (6/23/2018)
(Michigan) -- Throughout the weekend, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi will host a pow wow in Fulton at the Pine Creek Indian Reservation, located at 1485...
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Tunica-Biloxi

article Pow Wow weekend in Marksville teaches old Native American traditions (5/19/2018)
(Louisiana) -- Culture and fellowship brought Native Americans from across the country together this weekend at the Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow. The gathering is held annually...
article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Pow Wow set in Marksville (5/1/2018)
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana will host its 23rd annual Pow Wow on May 19 and 20 at the Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Lumbee Tribe

article More than 7,000 people turn out for Lumbee tribe's spring Powwow (5/6/2018)
(North Carolina) -- Lumbee tribal leaders say they believe more than 7,000 people turned out for the annual spring Powwow this weekend. That would set a new attendance...
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Seminole Tribe

article Pow Wow Festival & Parade fun: Seminole's annual event turns 50 (3/14/2018)
(Florida) -- The Pow Wow Festival & Parade, the city of Seminole’s oldest and largest event, celebrated its 50th anniversary March 9-11. Over three days,...
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Hard Rock

article Wes Studi talks acting and gambling at Seminole Hard Rock (2/14/2018)
(Florida) -- “My life is a gamble,” says actor Wes Studi, who stars in “Hostiles,” which is currently playing in theaters. He and other Native...
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Poarch Creek

article Poarch Creek Indians acknowledge Heritage at the Annual Pow Wow (12/1/2017)
(Alabama) -- Thanksgiving Day and the day after, the Poarch Creek Indians held their annual Pow Wow in Atmore, Alabama at the Poarch Creek Reservation. Grand entrance...
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San Manuel Tribe

article Pow Wow coming to San Manuel (9/29/2017)
(California) -- The 22nd annual San Manuel Pow Wow opens Friday, Oct. 13 at Cal State San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino.
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Other News

article 45th annual Denver March Powwow helps families pass on Native American traditions, culture (3/24/2019)
(Denver) -- For some kids at the Denver March Powwow, the event is mostly about dressing up in traditional clothes, dancing, singing and having fun. But for their...
article The Indian Summer Festival's annual Winter Pow Wow returns to State Fair Park (3/4/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- With the very Wisconsin winter we've been having, it might be close to impossible to recall warm weather fun like Jazz in the Park, Summerfest or the...
article Historic event in Siouxland brings in tribes from across the country (2/24/2019)
(Iowa) -- The snow didn't dampen the celebration at WinnaVegas Casino this weekend. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska hosted this historical event called, "The...
article A tale of six tribes: WinnaVegas to host powwow reconnecting once-unified tribes (2/22/2019)
(Iowa) -- Six historically linked Native American tribes gather Saturday at the WinnaVegas Casino Resort for the Last Bear Moon Winter Celebration Powwow, an event...
article Native American culture on display in Lima (2/17/2019)
(Ohio) -- For the second straight year, the Allen County Fairgrounds is home to the Honoring our Native Heritage Pow Wow. The event outgrew its previous venue, the UAW...
article Coastal Salish Welcome All to Sa’Heh’Wa’Mish Days Powwow (2/12/2019)
(Washington) -- The Squaxin Island Tribe, the People of the Water, are renowned hosts. In 2012, they welcomed 104 canoes from all over the Northwest to their ancestral...
article Tribal tradition: Travel from New York City to Albuquerque for the Gathering of Nations (2/11/2019)
(New Mexico) -- If your ideal getaway includes taking in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a one-of-a-kind cultural event, then Albuquerque in late April is the...
article Winchendon’s mid-winter powwow inspires energy and dance on a cold day (2/11/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- The drums were beating loud and the singers ready to shake out the hibernating season’s cobwebs as people gathered in their dance shawls and regalia...
article Tribal tradition: Travel from Detroit to Albuquerque for the Gathering of Nations (2/7/2019)
(New Mexico) -- If your ideal getaway includes taking in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of a one-of-a-kind cultural event, then Albuquerque in late April is the...
article Two-spirit powwow draws a crowd (2/6/2019)
(California) -- Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits held its eighth annual two-spirits powwow Saturday, February 2, at the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion. BAAITS...
article Women call for more female powwow emcees (2/6/2019)
(Saskatchewan) -- Jeff Cappo had been a powwow announcer for 11 years when he came to a realization: Men dominated this role and some of the jokes he and fellow emcees...
article Two-Spirit Powwow celebrates a broad, diverse community (2/4/2019)
(California) -- The grand entry began a little after noon. Drummers gave a pulse to the proceedings. Dancers, all dressed in the traditional clothing of their respective...
article Keeping Traditions Alive: Fargo Native American Commission Holds New Year’s Powwow (1/13/2019)
(North Dakota) -- The Fargo Native American Commission held their annual New Year’s Eve powwow after having to reschedule it because of a blizzard. This is the...
article Necklaces, shawls and Native bears: Five items you must see at the Indio Powwow. (11/24/2018)
(California) -- A sea of hand-made jewelry, clothing and stuffed animals greeted dozens who arrived early Saturday for the annual Indio powwow.
article Annual pow-wow celebrates a tribe restored (11/20/2018)
(Oregon) -- As the grand entry for the Siletz Tribal Restoration Pow-Wow began on Saturday night, the conference room of the Chinook Winds Casino Resort was filled with...
article Manhattan's Indigenous People Hold First Pow Wow in City Since 1700s (11/18/2018)
(New York) -- The Lenape people hosted their first Pow Wow in Manhattan since they were removed by the Dutch in the 1700s. Hundreds of people representing more than 100...
article Billings students celebrate with high school powwow (11/4/2018)
(Montana) -- Sometimes young people need a reminder of their importance. Native American students in the area brought their tribal cultures together at Senior High...
article ‘We are still here.’ NCCU celebrates its first Native American powwow (10/27/2018)
(North Carolina) -- Ladonna Richardson hadn’t put on her Native American regalia or performed in a ceremonial dance in years before Saturday afternoon. “I...
article Powwow to honour Cree cultural icon Tyrone Tootoosis (10/26/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- A tireless promoter of First Nations culture will be honoured this weekend at one of Canada's largest powwows. Tyrone Tootoosis died last year, but...
article Powwow brings native community together (10/9/2018)
(Connecticut) -- Native American dancers, drummers, musicians and vendors from across the country gathered in Coxe Cage on Sunday for the seventh annual Powwow hosted by...

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