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Aboriginal Community Events

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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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Download the 2016 Guide to Powwow Country (includes the Powwow Calendar events listings):

2016 Guide to Powwow Country


 
June 28 – 30, 2016

Beaver Lake Cree Nation Annual Competition Powwow
“Mamowi Wicitowin”
18 km SE of Lac La Biche
Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Alberta, Canada
Contact: Marlene Sharphead / 780-623-2553
Contact: James Gladue / 780-404-3287 

 


 

July 1 – 3, 2016

Ermineskin Cree Nation Powwow

Maskwacis Park

Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada

Contact: Iris Albert / Phone: 780-585-3065

Contact: Nina Makinaw / Phone: 780-352-1321

Contact: Gloria Nepoose / 780-585-3741

www.ermineskin.ca

 

July 1 – 3, 2016

O’Chiese First Nation Powwow Celebration

Celebrating Our Cultural Heritage

O’Chiese First Nation Reserve

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada

Phone: 1-888-256-3884

 

July 1 – 3, 2016

19th Annual Swan Lake Competition Powwow

Swan Lake, Manitoba, Canada

Contact: Eileen Catcheway / Phone: 204-836-2424

Email: slfn_powwow@yahoo.com

 

July 1 – 3, 2016

22nd Annual Wildhorse Resort & Casino Powwow

Umatilla Reservation

46510 Wildhorse Blvd.

Pendleton, Oregon, USA

Phone: 1-800-654-9453

Email: info@wildhorseresort.com

 

July 1 – 3, 2016

2016 Fort William First Nation Powwow
Honouring Our Water
Our Most Sacred Medicine
Anemki Wajiw (Mount McKay)
Thunder Bay, Ontario

Main Contact: Gail Bannon
Phone: 807-622-4998
Email: GailRBannon@fwfn.com

Phone: 1-807-623-9543
www.fwfn.com

 

July 1 – 4, 2016
144th Annual Quapaw Powwow

Beaver Springs Park
5681 South 630 Road
Quapaw, Oklahoma, USA

Contact : Mike Shawnee, Powwow Chairman

Phone : 918-724-6403

www.quapawtribe.com

 

July 5 - August 15, 2016

Lil Warriors Summer Day Camps
Start dates throughout the summer
Bear Cubs 5 - 8 years
Buffalo's 9 - 12 years
Lloydminster Friendship Centre
4602 - 49 Avenue
Lloydminster, Alberta

Contact RaeAnne or Nicole: 306-825-6558

 

July 7 – 10, 2016

65th Annual North American Indian Days

Blackfeet Reservation

Browning, Montana

Contact: Blackfeet Tribal Office

Phone: 406-338-7521

www.blackfeetcountry.com

 

July 8 – 10, 2016

Enoch Cree Nation Powwow

Enoch Cree Nation, Alberta, Canada
Phone: 780-470-0359

 

July 8 – 10, 2016

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Annual Powwow

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, Alberta, Canada

Contact: Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Administration Office
Phone: 780-967-2225

www.ansn.ca

 

July 8 – 10, 2016

32nd Annual Great Mohican Powwow

Mohican Reservation Campgrounds

23270 Wally Road South (County Road 3175)

Loudonville, Ohio, USA

Phone: 1-800-766-2267

www.mohicanpowwow.com

 

July 8 – 10, 2016

Squamish Nation 28th Annual Youth Powwow

100 Capilano Road

West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Contact: Gloria / 778-228-6501

Contact: Jan / 604-986-7414

 

July 9 – 10, 2016

26th Annual Echoes of a Proud Nation Powwow

Kahnawake Powwow Grounds (10 miles south of Montreal)

Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, Quebec, Canada

Phone: 450-632-8667

www.kahnawakepowwow.com

 

July 9 – 11, 2016

Calgary Stampede Powwow

Indian Village

1410 Olympic Way SE

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Phone: 403-261-0101

 

July 14 – 17, 2016

Back to Batoche Days

Batoche National Historic Site

Batoche, Saskatchewan, Canada

Phone: 306-343-8385

 

July 15 – 17, 2016

Stomperfest

A down home music and dance festival that features live music from all genres. This year's line up includes Harlequin, The Sojourners, Bluegrass Martins, The Asham Stompers, Canada's Got Talent winners Sagkeeng's Finest and many more electrifying artists! Come camp for the weekend or come out for the day and enjoy this wonderful event in the beautiful surroundings of Reedy Creek.

Reedy Creek / Kinosota, Manitoba
Friday pass $35
Saturday pass $55
Sunday pass $ 45
Weekend Pass $115 (includes camping)
Children under 12 are free

Website:  www.stomperfest.ca

 

July 15 – 17, 2016

Kainai Powwow & Celebration

Red Crow Park

Standoff, Alberta, Canada

Phone: 1-877-737-6379

www.kainaipowwow.com

 

July 15 – 17, 2016

Onion Lake Cree Nation Annual Powwow

Onion Lake Cree Nation, Saskatchewan, Canada

Contact: Bruce Whitestone

Phone: 306-344-7541

www.onionlake.ca

 

July 15 – 24, 2016

The Great Northern Arts Festival

Under The Midnight Sun

Midnight Sun Complex

Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada

Phone: 867-777-8638

Email: gnaf@inuvik.ca

www.gnaf.org

 

July 16, 2016

8th Annual Colorado Springs Native American Intertribal Powwow

Mortgage Solutions Financial Expo Center

3650 N. Nevada Avenue

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Contact: Rhetta Walter
Phone: 719-559-0525 / 703-798-4320
www.onenationwt.org

 

July 19 - 20, 2016

Moses Lake and Cardston Powwow

Lions Park

Cardston, Alberta, Canada

Phone: 403-653-3366

 

July 22 – 24, 2016

Dakota Oyate Wacipi

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation, Manitoba, Canada

Phone: 204-855-2670 / 1-866-721-0293 

 

July 22 – 24, 2016

Spirit of the People Powwow

Tzeachten Sports Field

46770 Bailey Road

Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

Contact: Gary Abbott

Phone: 604-845-5234

Email: garyvabbott@live.com

 

July 22 – 24, 2016

38th Annual Keweenaw Bay Maawanji’iding

Ojibwa Campground

Baraga, Michigan, USA

Contact: Gary Loonsfoot Jr. / 906-353-4108

Contact: Alden Connor Jr. / 906-353-4278

 

July 22 – 24, 2016

37th Annual Grand River ‘Champion of Champions’ Powwow

Chiefswood Tent & Trailer Park

Six Nations of the Grand River

Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada

Phone: 519-751-3908 / 1-866-393-3001

www.grpowwow.ca

 

July 22 – 24, 2016

Coeur d´Alene Tribal Encampment and Julyamsh Powwow

Kootenai County Fairgrounds

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA

Phone: 1-800-523-2464

 

July 22 – 24, 2016

Frog Lake Canadian Classic Powwow
Six Chiefs Cultural Grounds
Frog Lake First Nation, Alberta, Canada

This event has been rescheduled for August 19 - 21, 2016

 

 

July 28 – 31, 2016

150th Annual Winnebago Homecoming Celebration

Veterans Memorial Park

Winnebago, Nebraska, USA

Contact: Tara Hernandez / 402-878-3119

Vendor Info: Lucy Rave / 402-878-3126

www.winnebagotribe.com

 

July 29 – 31, 2016

38th Annual Thunderbird Grand Mid-Summer Powwow

Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Parkway

Floral Park, New York, USA

Phone: 718-347-FARM (3276)

www.queensfarm.org

www.thunderbirdamericanindiandancers.org

 

July 29 – 31, 2016

47th Annual Kihekah Steh Powwow

Kihekah Steh Powwow Grounds

193rd Road & 52nd W Avenue (Javine Hill Road)

Skiatook, Oklahoma, USA

gENERAL INFO: 918-396-3736 / 918-637-4241

Vendor Info: 918-381-7996

 

July 29 – 31, 2016

Lac La Biche Powwow Days & Fish Derby

Lac La Biche Recreation Grounds

Lac La Biche, Alberta, Canada

Contact: Colleen / 780-623-2477

Email: LLBPowWow@gmail.com

www.llbpowwowdays.com

 

July 29 – 31, 2016

Kamloopa Powwow

Secwepemc Powwow Grounds

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Contact: Kamloopa Powwow Society

Phone: 250-828-9782

Email: powwow@kib.ca

www.tkemlups.ca

 

July 29 – 31, 2016

Tsuu T’ina Nation Annual Celebrations

Redwood Fair Grounds

5 km east of Bragg Creek on Hwy 22

Contact: Dayna Big Plume

Phone: 403-281-4455

 

July 29 – 31, 2016

Piikani Nation 59th Annual Celebration

Crowlodge Park

Brocket, Alberta, Canada

Contact: Piikani Nation Administration Office

Phone: 403-965-3940

 

July 29 – 31, 2016

Peepeekisis Cree Nation Powwow

Peepeekisis Cree Nation, Saskatchewan, Canada

Contact: Administration Office

Phone: 1-888-892-2292

 

July 30 – August 1, 2016

56th Annual Wiikwemkoong Cultural Festival

Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve

Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada

Contact: Wikwemikong Heritage Organization

Phone: 1-877-859-2385

www.wikwemikongheritage.org