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Aboriginal Community Events

Windspeaker and AMMSA maintain an extensive list of community events scheduled throughout Indian Country. 

While the events are Aboriginal (First Nation, non-status, Métis and Inuit) and Native American they are open to people of all cultures. 

All events listed are confirmed.

Please contact us to have your event listed here.


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April 11 - 12, 2015

Grand Valley State University Spring Powwow

 The 18th annual Spring Powwow will take place in the Fieldhouse on the Allendale Campus. Hundreds of people are expected to attend, including people from Native American communities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Indiana and Wisconsin.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will celebrate traditional Native American dancing and music. Each pow wow will begin with a Grand Entry, when performers line up by dance style and age and enter the arena while the host drum sings a song.

Saturday, April 11:
2–5 p.m.: Grand Entry
5–7 p.m.: Break
7–10 p.m.: Grand Entry

Sunday, April 12:
12 p.m.: Grand Entry
4 p.m.: Powwow ends

There will be a silent auction, and Native American art, jewelry and cuisine will be available to purchase throughout both days.

Supporting sponsors include Grand Valley’s Division of Inclusion and Equity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Auxiliary Services and Cultural Programming Board, as well as FireKeepers Casino Hotel, Notwaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi and Gun Lake Casino.

For more information, contact NASA at or Kristie Scanlon in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at (616) 331-2177

May 15, 2015

Dryden High School Powwow
1:00pm - 3:00 pm
Dryden High School Gym
79 Casimir Ave
Dryden, Ontario
Contact Leonard Sky - 807-223-2316

May 27, 2015

20th Annual Esquao Awards "Angels among us"
4:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Ceremony
Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Phone: 780-479-8195
Toll free: 1-877-471-2171

June 12, 13 & 14 2015

10th Annual Spirit of the Peace Competition Powwow
“Uniting Our Fires”
District Ice Centre
Taylor, British Columbia

Competition Categories are:
Junior Girls & Boys
Teens Girls & Boys
Adults Men & Women
Golden Age Men & Women
Drum Contest

Vendors contact: Marlene Greyeyes: 250-785-0612 Ext 245
For other information contact Connie Greyeyes: 250-793-1468


July 24 & 25, 2015

Canadian Classic Powwow
The Six Chiefs Cultural Ground
Frog Lake First Nations, Alberta
July 23 and 24 camping day

For more info. contact Harvey Dufresne Jr.
Phone: (780)-943-3737 or