Event Information

Dates

Check back in early fall for PowWow 2018 information.

Location

Skyline High School.

Ticket Information

Wristband Type Cost
One day
Adult $10.00
Child 6-12 $5.00
Student/Senior $7.00
Family $29.00
Weekend
Adult $15.00
Child 6-12 $7.00
Student/Senior $10.00

Schedule of Events

Day 1

10:30 a.m. Doors and exhibitor booths open to the public
11:30 a.m. Drum Roll Call
12:00 a.m. Grand Entry
Flag Song, Invocation, Veteran’s Song, Welcome Address, Special Guest spotlight
1:30 p.m. Intertribal Dancing
2:00 p.m. Contest and Exhibition Dancing
2:20 p.m. Student Honor Song
3:15 p.m. Tiny Tot Exhibition (Newborn-6 years old)
3:30 p.m. Contest Dancing
3:30 p.m. Contest and Exhibition Dancing
5:30 p.m. Dinner Break: Hand Drum Contest
6:30 p.m. Drum Roll Call
7:00 p.m. Grand Entry
Flag Song, Invocation, Veteran’s Song, Special Guest spotlight
8:00 p.m. Intertribal Dancing
8:30 p.m. Contest and Exhibition Dancing
10:30 p.m. Grand Exit

Day 2

10:30 a.m. Doors and exhibitor booths open to the public
11:30 a.m. Drum Roll Call
12:00 p.m. Grand Entry
Flag Song, Invocation, Veteran’s Song, Special Guest spotlight
1:00 p.m. Intertribal Dancing
2:00 p.m. Contest and Exhibition Dancing
3:00 p.m. Tiny Tot Exhibition (Newborn-6 years old)
4:45 p.m. Powwow Committee Give-Away
5:15 p.m. Grand Exit and Traveling Song
6:00 p.m. Contest Winner Announcements

Schedule is always subject to change.

Head Staff

Head Veteran: Chris Franklin
Arena Director: Dave Shananaquet
Master of Ceremonies: Jason Whitehouse
Head Male Dance Judges: Nigel Schuyler
Head Female Dance Judge: Lorraine Shananaquet
Head Drum Judge: Harvey Dreaver
Head Male Dancers: Paul Syrette
Jefferson Ballew
John Petoskey
Head Female Dancers: Brittany Anstead
Beth Moody
Renee Diehlman

Drums

Host Drum: Bear River
Co-Host Drum: Wind Eagle
Invited Drums:
Southern Straight
Fire Nation
Genaabaajing Jrz
Rizing Bear

Special Guest

Panoke Walker
Sacramento Knox

Powwow Etiquette

  • Please stand, remove hats and refrain from taking photographs during all Honor Songs.
  • Please stand, remove hats and refrain from taking photographs when an eagle feather is being retrieved from the dance circle.
  • No alcohol or drugs are allowed on the premises. The Ann Arbor Powwow Committee reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone believed to be intoxicated or under the influence.
  • Please ask permission before taking pictures of dancers outside the dance circle. Always ask permission before taking a picture of the singers and their drum.
  • The dancers’ clothing is referred to as “regalia”, not “costumes.”
  • Respect the dancers’ regalia, do not touch unless given permission.
  • Please listen to the Powwow Masters of Ceremonies for specific instructions.

Additional Expectations for Media

Please understand that the dancers and singers are not entertainers, they are members of Native communities from all over the country, participating in this cultural celebration with their families.

Please be respectful and abide by the following guidelines.

The media does not have permission to photograph individual dancers, singers, or even drums unless you ask for the individual’s (or drum keeper’s) permission. If permission is granted, photograph/article/video recording must be published/broadcast with the appropriate information.

DANCER
Name of individual
Tribal Affiliation
Dance Style
SINGER
Name
Tribal Affiliation
Northern or Southern
DRUM
Name of Drum Group
Northern or Southern style
Region/State where drum group is from
It is strongly suggested that you provide a copy of the photograph and/or publication to the individual you photographed or interviewed.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask anyone from Powwow Staff.

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