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Sault Tribe 2018 powwow schedule

Honoring Our Waters and Her Protectors - powwow and round dance
Feb. 24‑25—Kewadin Shores Event Center, 3015 Mackinac Trail, in St. Ignace. Public welcome. Feb. 24, grand entry at noon, dinner break at 5 p.m., and round dance at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, grand entry at 1 p.m. We call to all jingle dress dancers to come and dance for the healing of our waters. Water ceremony on Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m. with Jennifer and Chuck Raspor. Use walkway down to the water behind casino. Public is welcomed.For more information, Drums and dancers, call Colleen Medicine at 906‑635‑6050, 26140. For vendor information, call Lakota Captain at 906‑643‑7071, ext. 34025.

12th annual Gathering of the Clans Powwow
June 9—The 12th Annual Sault Tribe Manistique Area Gathering of the Clans Powwow is Saturday, June 9, at the Manistique Tribal Community Center, 5698 Highway US 2, next to the Kewadin Casino. Grand entries are Saturday at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will be a silent auction and a feast Saturday. Vendors, traders and the public can call Viola Neadow at 906‑341‑6993 or 800‑347‑7137 for information. Admission is free and the public is invited and welcome! (No drugs, politics or alcohol allowed. No dogs allowed.)

37th annual Sault Tribe Traditional Powwow and Summer Gathering
July 13‑15—Sault Tribe Powwow grounds off of Shunk Road by the Big Bear Arena. The blessing of the powwow grounds will take place on Tuesday, July 10, and a spiritual gathering is set for Thursday, July 12, at sunrise. Friday, July 13, festivities begin with a kid’s carnival from 4 to 6 p.m. with open drum and dance at 7 p.m. On Saturday, July 14, Grand Entries are set for 1 and 7 p.m. with a traditional feast at 5 p.m. and a hand drum contest at 6 p.m. On Sunday, July 15, Grand Entry is set for 12 p.m. This year’s celebration will feature singing specials, dance specials, jackpot spot dances and much more. Admission is free and open to the public. Camping is available on a first-come, first-served basis; showers and restroom are available on site. For more information contact Jackie Minton at 906‑635‑6050 or 906‑203‑4977.

22nd Annual Sugar Island Traditional Powwow
July 21‑22—Spiritual gathering, Friday, July 20. Powwow July 21‑22. Grand Entries: Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. For more information contact Colleen Medicine at 906‑635‑6050 or 906‑259‑3948 or Rebecca Parish at 906‑203‑8710. Free and open to the public.

15th Annual Youth Empowerment Powwow
July 28—Rexton, Twp. Park, Rexton, Mich. Sponsored by the Youth Education and Activities Program. For more information, call 906‑635‑7010. Grand entry at 1 p.m. All dancers and drums welcome.

Kitchi Miniss Munising Annual Powwow
Aug. 11—Bay Furnace in Christmas, Mich. Volunteers are needed—please contact Kris Leveque at 906‑387‑2368 if you can find time to help. More details forthcoming.

25th Annual Gathering of the Eagles Hessel Powwow
Aug. 18‑19—The 25th Gathering of the Eagles Hessel Powwow will be held Saturday through Sunday, Aug. 18‑19, at the Hessel Powwow Grounds, next to Kewadin Hessel Casino. Grand entries are Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, 1 p.m. The feast is Saturday at 5 p.m. Vendors are welcome. Free to Elders! No drugs or alcohol. More details forthcoming.

12th Annual Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow
Aug. 25‑26—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 12 are free. For more information, contact the St. Ignace Events Committee at 906‑643‑8717 or Darryl Brown at 906‑984‑2083. Blessing of the grounds Friday, Aug. 24, at 12 p.m. Grand Entry Aug. 25 at 12 and 7 p.m., Aug. 26 Grand Entry at 12 p.m.

15th Annual Honoring our Anishinabe Veterans Powwow
Nov. 10—Kinross Recreation Center in Kinross. Public and traders welcome. Grand Entry at 1 p.m., feast/potluck at 5 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass if possible. If you have any questions please contact Jackie Minton at 906‑635‑6050 or 906‑203‑4977.

2018 New Year’s Eve Sobriety Powwow
Dec. 31—Location TBA. Public invited. Feast at 4 p.m. at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Building. Hand drum contest at 6 p.m. in the school gym. Grand entry at 7 p.m. sobriety countdown and giveaway at 10 p.m. For general information, drum and dancer concerns, call Jackie Minton at 906‑203‑4977.

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