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Sugar Island 2018The 22nd annual Sugar Island Traditional Powwow Niishtinaa-shi Niizh Enso-gwa Bboongag Ziisbaakwad Minising Jiingtamok is on July 20‑22 at the Sugar Island Powwow Grounds. Take ferry to Sugar Island, watch for signs.

July 20, spiritual gathering at noon. July 21, grand entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feast at 5 p.m. July 22, grand entry at 1 p.m.

Co-masters of ceremonies, Joe Medicine, Harbor Springs, Mich., and Josh Homminga, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Arena director, Bud Biron, Sault Ste. Marie.
Host drum, Spirit Bay Singers, Red Cliff, Wis.; co-host drum, Chi Geezis, Sheshegwaning First Nation.
Head veteran, Edward Bressette, Red Cliff.
Head male dancer, Chris Hall, Sault Ste. Marie.
Head female dancer, Debra Ann Pine, Sault Ste. Marie.
Spiritual advisors, Cecil E. Pavlat Sr., Sault Ste. Marie, and Melvin “Mick” Frechette, Sugar Island, Mich.

Hand drum contest! Free and open to the public. No drugs, alcohol, dogs or politics.

For more information, call Colleen Medicine at 906‑635‑6050 or 906‑259‑3948, Rebecca Parish at 906‑203‑8710, Josh Biron at 810‑537‑4992 or Joe Ailing at 906‑440‑7003.

Sugar Island Powwow

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