Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians Pow Wow and Summer Gathering July 2015
Join us for exciting dance and drum competitions July 7-12, 2015!
The Pow Wow, or Jiigtamok, has historical, social and spiritual value to American Indian people. Some trace the word powwow back to Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Anishinaabe. Early European-Americans used the word to mean a council or meeting. Powwows, or celebrations, as they were called, were originally held in the spring to celebrate the new beginning of life. People participate in traditional dance and song, visit with family and friends, make new acquaintances and trade arts and crafts.
TUESDAY, July 7th The 2015 Powwow festivities will begin with the blessing of the powwow grounds on Tuesday July 7th at 11:00 AM
WEDNESDAY, July 8th Powwow prep
THURSDAY, July 9th Sunrise Ceremony at Waabano Lodge
Summer Gathering to follow
FRIDAY, July 10th Kids Carnival 4:30 – 6:30 PM Powwow Grounds Open Drum 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, July 11th
Drum and Dance Registration 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All Drums must be registered Registration is open to dancers participating in Specials
Grand Entry 1:00 PM
Feast 5:00 PM Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Center
Hand Drum Contest 6:oo PM Powwow Grounds
Grand Entry 7:00 PM
8:00 PM Hand Drum Contest Winners Announced Top 3 will sing for Two-Step Contest
SUNDAY, JULY 12TH On Sunday morning, Mass will be given by Brother John Haskell at the Niigaanagiizhik Ceremonial Center at 11:00 AM
Grand Entry 1:00pm
2:00pm Announce all Dance Special Winners
The public is invited to attend; entrance is from Baawating Drive off Shunk Road on the Reservation.
For general information contact Tribal Administration at (906) 635-6050
Powwow Chairman Jackie Minton (906) 635-6050 ext 26144 or (906) 203-4977
Vendor information Linda Grossett (906) 635-6050 ext. 26041 or (906) 440-1470
Spiritual Gathering Les Ailing (906) 203-5521