What are your weekend plans?
Here at Indian Country Today Media Network, we like a little pow wow action in our weekends. We’ve put together a little list of some pow wows that are taking place this weekend all around the country. So if you’ve got some time on your hands for tasty food, lively music, vibrant dances and stunning art, these are the events for you.
Cheroenhaka Nottoway Indian Intertribal Corn Harvest Pow Wow, Virginia
When & Where: November 18th – 19th in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The Cheroenhaka Nottoway Indian Intertribal Corn Harvest Pow Wow will celebrate their tenth year this weekend with a long list of activities like traditional Native American arts and crafts, basket weaving, jewelry making, and powwow dancing. Attendees will have a chance to connect with native history and culture by learning to speak Iroquoian at the Tribal Language Booth and how to identify American Indian artifacts with the Archeological Society of Virginia. For more information about this event, click here.
Contact: Chief Walt “Red Hawk” Brown 757.562.7760; email@example.com
58th Annual Chicago Pow Wow, Illinois
When & Where: November 18th – 20th at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom in Chicago, Illinois. The American Indian Center of Chicago will be hosting the release of the latest Limited Edition Pendleton Vans. These will be sold exclusively at the powwow and all proceeds will go toward the Nibwaakaawin organization. According to their website, the 58th Annual Chicago Pow Wow is the “Midwest’s largest gathering of Native American culture, singers, and dancers.” The weekend will be filled with more than 40 traditional Native American arts and crafts and food vendors for attendees to enjoy. For more information about this event, click here.
Contact: 773.275.5871; firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission: Adults $12; Children (12-6) & Seniors (55+) $6
American Indian History Month Festival, Alabama
When & Where: November 19th at the Dothan Civic Center in Dothan, Alabama. Bringing Alabama’s nine federally recognized tribes together, Saturday’s festivities will begin at 4:30pm. Spectators will enjoy the historical exhibits while watching competitions like the Stomp Dance and Iron Man contest. For more information about this event, click here.
Contact: Sonya Smith 334.446.9407; email@example.com
45th Annual LIHA Powwow, Louisiana
When & Where: November 19th-20th at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzalez, Louisiana. According to their website, the Louisiana Indian Heritage Association powwow strives “to educate the public in the true traditions and culture of the American Indian.” Doors will open at 10am each day and the weekend will be filled with gourd and powwow dancing as well as cane weaving and beadwork demonstrations. For more information about this event, click here.
Contact: Jack Heriard 985.796.5433; firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on this weekend’s pow wows, check our listings page here.