presents

Minnesota's 2nd Annual Bemijigamaag Sanford Powwow
​​SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD, 2016
Doors open at 10AM
Ceremony begins at 1PM

Watch part of last year's event!

Watch what to expect this year!

Everyone can attend & even participate in this FREE event!

AN EVENT

FOR

ALL AGES!

GRAND ENTRIES 
at
1PM & 7 PM

  

Learn more about powwows

 Download Event Program 
​(includes powwow history and etiquette)

This year's powwow features:
  • Dancer/Drum Registration  - 10 AM  until 2 PM
  • Grand Entries - 1 PM and 7 PM
  • 5 singers minimum per drum
  • Hand Drum, Jingle, Grass, Men's Traditional & Women's Fancy Contest  - $300, $200, & $100
  • Host Drum Youngkingbird
  • MC/Spiritual Advisor Darrell Kingbird
  • Co-MC Dave Northbird
  • Arena Directors - Earl Fairbanks & Pat Haugen


 



Background on the Event

More than 3,500 people came together for the first Bemijigamaag Powwow last spring.  It was a groundbreaking event that helped bridge cultural barriers.


To read more about last year's event:

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/04/27/minnesotas-first-bemijigamaag-powwow-unites-city-state-and-tribes-160166


We are looking forward to having you in attendance this year!



A Message from Ampers
The Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations (Ampers) is thrilled to help present Minnesota’s 2nd Annual Bemijigamaag Sanford Center Powwow in Bemidji. One of the goals of this event is to bring Native as well as non-Native Americans from all cultures together in celebration. Whether you have attended or participated in dozens of powwows, or you have never been to one, we hope you will consider joining us for this special event. The powwow is free and everyone is welcome to attend and even participate.    - Joel Glaser, CEO
  

This is an indoor venue, so you will NOT need to bring your own chairs to the event. We appreciate your cooperation!
Hotel Accommodations

The Country Inn and Suites Bemidji is the host hotel for the event.

Please make sure to inquire about the special discounted pricing powwow attendees!
SPONSORS FOR THE EVENT

This year's powwow has been made possible with the kind contributions of the following:






CONTACT US
For more information about the event: 

DARRYL NORTHBIRD 
(218) 335-4457
Event Address

SANFORD CENTER

1111 Event Center Drive NE
Bemidji, MN 56601