Hopkins: Sweet Grass Moon Pow Wow

Saturday, July 8, 2017 (All day)

HOPKINS—The Sweet Grass Moon Pow Wow, the annual cultural celebration hosted by the Gun Lake Tribe of Pottawatomi Indians is Saturday, July 8, from 1-8 p.m. and Sunday, July 9, from noon to 5 p.m. at Jijak Camp, 2044 126th Ave., Hopkins.

Here’s Saturday’s schedule:

7 a.m. Sunrise Ceremony (Sacred Fire Pavilion)

9 a.m. Dancer registration opens

1 p.m. Grand Entry—Jijak Pow Wow arena

            Flag Song


            Veteran Honor Song

            Welcome address—Vice chairman Ed Pigeon

1:30 p.m. Intertribal dancing

            Tiny Tot exhibition (0-4)

            Exhibition style dancing—all categories

2:45 p.m. Grass Dance special

3 p.m. Purple Shawl Honor Song with jingle dress healing dance

3:15 p.m. Intertribal spot dances

3:30 p.m. Team dance special

4 p.m. Gun Lake Hoop Dance Society and Mary Bush honor song and giveaway

4:15 p.m. Anishnabeck bling contest (must be made by the entrant or family member wearing it: 2016-current)

5-7 p.m. Dinner break and feast

7 p.m. Grand entry

            Flag song—dance out

7:30 p.m. Intertribal dancing

7:15 p.m. Exhibition style dancing—all categories all ages (6-16) (17-49) (50-100)

7:45 p.m. Arena director’s special—Dave Shananaquet

8 p.m. Hand drum competition

MNOBEDKET—Good night.


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