By Santee Ross, University of Motana
The Denver March Powwow in my eyes officially kicks off the spring/summer powwow season. Hundreds of Natives traveled to Denver last month to dance, visit and snag. Every other Facebook status of my friends and family involved some kind of shenanigan and the Denver March Powwow.
The other powwow that is sure to blow up Facebook this upcoming month is Gathering of Nations. Natives of all tribes are coming out of hibernation to hit up the dusty powwow grounds and school gyms. There are just so many powwows coming up it feels like now you might have to make a choice between several powwows instead of just a couple.
Another thing to keep in mind when hitting the Powwow Trail is word of mouth goes a long way. There are a lot of local community powwows starting up too. Most are small one or two day events like back home there was an Easter Powwow. The only reason it’s not listed is because there isn’t a site uploaded on the Arapaho website with details.
This is where you use the call-your-cousins method, which I find to be better than any internet site. We live in the 21st century and grapevine connections still get you farther than 4G--some things are just better through the grapevine.
University of Arizona Wildcat Powwow
San Juan College Contest Powwow
2012 NSU Powwow
8th Annual All Nations Powwow
RSU Graduation Honor Powwow
9th Annual New Faces of an Ancient People Powwow
OCU 6th Annual Spring Contest Powwow
Oklahoma City, OK
UWGB 15th Annual Powwow
Green Bay, WI
SU Native Traditions Spring Powwow
First Nations University Annual Powwow
Regina, SK (Canada)
42nd UNDIA Time-Out Powwow
Grand Forks, ND
41st Annual First Nations at UW Spring Powwow
NCIPA 20th Annual Spring Contest Powwow
Ft. Collins, CO
Gathering of Nations 2012
MSU Northern Sweet Grass Society Annual Powwow
98th OU Spring Contest Powwow