MLIVE: Dance for Mother Earth Powwow celebrates Native American culture

President Schlissel to speak at Grand Entry

posted Mar 23, 2015, 10:32 AM by Sarah Ballew

U of M's very own President Schlissel will be giving the welcoming address at our 12:00 pm grand entry on Saturday!
Please join us for our wonderful Native American dance celebration.

2015 Hotel information

posted Mar 23, 2015, 10:28 AM by Sarah Ballew

The host hotel is the Holiday Inn on 3600 Plymouth Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
There is a discounted rate if you mention the powwow rate!

Hotel Information

posted Mar 17, 2014, 11:34 AM by Sarah Ballew

Head staff will have rooms at the Comfort Inn on Carpenter Rd. 
Drums will have rooms at the Red Roof Inn on State st.

There are special powwow rates at these local hotels:

Clarion $74.99/night
Amenities include Complimentary Full Deluxe Hot Breakfast Buffett, Free WIFI, Indoor Pool w/Hot Tub, Free Parking and more! Call Hotel Direct for Special Rate of $74.99 at 734-665-4444

Hilton Garden Inn $124/night
Kings and 2-Queen bedded rooms available for April 4th- 6th, 2014. To receive discounted rate of $124.00 plus taxes, book by March 12th, 2014.
Click HERE or call the hotel at 734-327-6400 and let our team know you are booking a reservation under the Mother Earth Pow Wow Block.
Features and Amenities:
Refrigerator, microwave, and Keurig coffee maker in every guest room
Serta Perfect Sleeper beds
Complimentary wired and wireless internet access
On-site Garden Grille Restaurant and Bar serves breakfast and dinner with evening room service available
Indoor Cool Pool and whirlpool
24 hour workout facility
24 hour business center with secure remote printing available

Holiday Inn near the University of Michigan $84/night
Our $5 million dollar renovation offers an even brighter start to a warm and welcoming Ann Arbor stay. We have new Guest Rooms – Lobby – Media Center – Restaurant – 24/7 Pantry – Pool area & More. To make a reservation under the group block at the $84 discounted rate, please call the hotel direct at (734) 769-9800 and refer to the Mother Earth Pow Wow Group Block.

Holiday Inn and Suites $79.99/night
Our beautiful guestrooms include plush pillow-top mattresses, refrigerators and microwaves in every room, and so much more. Amenities include our full service restaurant and lounge, Mallett's Creek Bar & Grille, room service, full-service business center, indoor pool, whirlpool, spacious fitness room, high speed internet access 
For booking call the hotel directly at 734-213-1900, and ask to book a room with the "Mother Earth Pow Wow Block", or click HERE to complete your reservation on our website. Cutoff date is March13th, rates will not be valid after that time.

Towne Place Suites $109/night
TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Ann Arbor is an extended-stay hotel where you can balance work and life as you like, with the comfort, flexibility and affordability you require. Relax and feel at home with a fully equipped kitchen and high-speed Internet access. You can keep up with your exercise program in our fully equipped fitness center or relax & play in the indoor pool and hot tub. Whether you are here for business or pleasure the proximity to many major businesses and attractions make the TownePlace Suites by Marriott the choice when staying in Ann Arbor. Conveniently located to University of Michigan, Briarwood Mall, University of Michigan Hospital, Mott's Children's Hospital and downtown Ann Arbor the TownePlace Suites by Marriott® Ann Arbor is the hotel of choice for business or leisure travelers! Complimentary breakfast, wireless internet and business center are just a few amenities that accommodate your personal and business needs. To make your reservation please call 734.327.5900.

NEW POWWOW VENUE - Skyline High School

posted Mar 13, 2014, 3:00 PM by Sarah Ballew

Due to scheduling conflicts, the powwow venue has changed. We have moved the powwow to Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, MI. This new facility is top of the line with spacious area for vendors, visitors, dancers and drummers, and for everyone to enjoy this year's powwow. The address is 2552 N Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. There is plentiful parking for visitors and participants, each will be marked off accordingly. Prices for admission have now dropped as well and there will be no parking cost. If you have any questions please email Please spread the word that the powwow venue has changed!

Fashion Show - Dr. Jessica Metcalfe & Beyond Buckskin Boutique

posted Apr 15, 2012, 5:24 AM by Sarah Ballew   [ updated Feb 10, 2014, 8:21 AM ]

We are pleased to announce that there will be a special event at the powwow this year! Dr. Jessica Metcalfe, owner and creator of Beyond Buckskin Boutique, will be hosting a fashion show with us on Saturday, April 5th leading up to dinner break. Native American fashion and designers will be showcased during the fashion show, and Dr. Metcalfe will have merchandise from the show available to purchase at the powwow. The event will be projected on the jumbo screen in the arena so all can see!
The event is listed on the schedule and should take place around 3:30 pm on Saturday.
Please check out her website at: Beyond Buckskin Boutique

EMU & UM collaboration

posted Apr 15, 2012, 5:24 AM by Sarah Ballew   [ updated Feb 10, 2014, 8:16 AM ]

We are excited to announce that this year's powwow with be hosted in collaboration with Eastern Michigan University's Native American Student Organization. The Crisler Arena was not available for this year's powwow, so our committee looked to our neighboring Native American Student Organization to try something new. We wanted to reach out and strengthen community ties through this collaboration. EMU has not hosted a powwow in over ten years, and we hope to be of assistance to them and provide a model in which they can start their own powwow again.

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