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Sault Tribe 2022 powwow schedule

Below is a list of Sault Tribe powwows with confirmed 2022 powwow dates, subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic and safety restrictions.

40th annual Sault Tribe Traditional Powwow and Summer Gathering
July 1‑3—The 40th annual Sault Tribe Traditional Powwow and Summer Gathering is scheduled for July 1‑3 at the tribe’s powwow grounds off of Shunk Road on Ice Circle. Spiritual gathering is on Thursday, June 30. Festivities begin on July 1 with a Veterans Memorial Ceremony, Honoring Our Youth session and dance specials with Grand Entry at 7 p.m. Grand Entries on Saturday, July 2, at 1 and 7 p.m., with Grand Entry on Sunday, July 3, is at noon. This year’s celebration features singing and dancing contests, authentic food and craft vendors. Drug, alcohol and politics free event. No dogs. If you have any questions, please call Sault Tribe Cultural Division at 906‑635‑6050.

25th Annual Sugar Island Traditional Powwow
July 15‑17—The 25th Annual Sugar Island Traditional Powwow is Saturday and Sunday, July 16‑17, at the Sugar Island Powwow grounds. Spiritual gathering, Friday, July 15 at 12 p.m. Powwow July 16‑17. July 16 grand entries at 1 and 7 p.m. Feast at 5 p.m. July 17 grand entry 1 p.m. Please message us on Facebook for more information at www.facebook.com/sugarislandpowwow2/. Free and open to the public. No drugs, alcohol, dogs or politics. Vendors on first-come, first-served basis.

17th annual Youth Empowerment Powwow
July 30—The 17th Annual Youth Empowerment Powwow is Saturday, July 30, at the Newberry Powwow grounds in Newberry, MIch. Sponsored by the Youth Education and Activities Program. Grand entry at 1 p.m. Honored positions TBA. For more information, contact Lisa Burnside at 906‑635‑7010, ext. 26314 or the YEA Coordinator in your area.

28th Annual Gathering of the Eagles Hessel Powwow
Aug. 19‑21—The 28th Gathering of the Eagles Hessel Powwow is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 19‑21, at the Hessel powwow grounds, next to Kewadin Hessel Casino. Friday at 3 p.m. is the spiritual gathering and potluck 5 p.m., grand entries on Saturday at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday opening ceremonies, drumming and dancing. The feast is Saturday at 5 p.m. Public welcome! No drugs, alcohol, politics or pets. For more information, call Charlee Brissette at 906‑630‑3082 or John Causley at 906‑430‑5780.

14th Annual Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow
Aug. 27 28—The 14th annual Rendezvous at the Straits Powwow is Aug. 27‑28 at the Father Marquette National Memorial, St. Ignace. The Rendezvous is open to the public. Admission is by optional donation. The powwow features traditional dancing, Native flute music, drumming and hoop dancing. Enjoy vendor demonstrations, authentic, hand-made arts & crafts and traditional Native American food. This family event is alcohol and drug free. For more information, contact Darryl Brown at 906‑984‑2083, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the St. Ignace Events Committee at 906‑643‑6950. Sponsored by the St. Ignace Events Committee, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, and Kewadin Casinos.

Newberry Powwow Canceled
The 2022 Newberry Powwow has been canceled.

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