1. Dance for Mother Earth Powwow gathers tribe members, students in celebration of heritage

    April 2, 2017

    The 45th annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow brought hundreds of tribe and community members together at Skyline High School on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The powwow is one of the largest in North America and is a time for “celebration for and by the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Native American communities alike,” Read more

  2. See photos from the 44th annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow

    April 4, 2016
    Vanessa Schocko

    The 44th annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow brought Native Americans from many different nations to Ann Arbor on Saturday and Sunday for a weekend of singing, drumming and dance competitions. Native American students and faculty at the University of Michigan have been bringing the annual powwow to the Ann Arbor area since 1972. The Read more

  3. Don’t Miss: Powwow celebrates Native American culture

    March 20, 2015

    The 43rd Dance for Mother Earth Powwow features dancers and drummers celebrating Native American culture. The event is presented from noon-9 p.m. April 4 and noon-6 p.m. April 5 at Skyline High School, 2552 N. Maple Road. It is hosted by the University of Michigan Native American Student Association, with assistance by the Eastern Michigan University North Read more

  4. 42nd Dance for Mother Earth Powwow celebrates Native American community

    April 6, 2014

    The Native American Student Association (NASA) at the University of Michigan and the Native American Student Organization of Eastern Michigan University came together Saturday and Sunday to put on the 42nd-annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow. The Dance for Mother Earth Powwow is a gathering for all people from all nations, and is one of Read more

  5. Student organization’s powwow showcases Native American culture

    April 6, 2014

    Hundreds of members of the Native American community engaged in a cultural celebration this weekend during the 42nd annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow. The powwow, hosted by the Native American Student Association, brought community members together to celebrate their culture. Although past powwows have been held at the Crisler Center, this year’s event was Read more

  6. Powwow at Crisler Center keeps tradition alive

    April 7, 2013

    This wasn’t LSA sophomore Sarah Ballew’s first powwow. Attending and competing at various powwows since she could walk, Ballew has grown up around the rhythmic drumming and singing of Native American culture. As internal co-chair of the Native American Student Association, Ballew helped organize the 41st annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow, a weekend-long event Read more

  7. Native American culture focus of annual Powwow

    March 18, 2012

    While many students chose to engage in St. Patrick Day debauchery this weekend, more than 2,000 people came together at Pioneer High School for the 40th Annual Ann Arbor Dance for Mother Earth Powwow. Forrest Cox, external co-chair for the University’s Native American Student Association and a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi tribe, explained Read more

  8. Dance for Mother Earth Powwow builds community amid Native American remains repatriation process

    April 11, 2010

    When visitors entered Saline Middle School’s auditorium this weekend, a sea of brightly colored headdresses, jewelry and regalia immediately demanded their attention. Looking closer, certain individuals in the crowded arena stood out: an aged man sewing a leather sack, young children stomping their feet in rhythm alongside their elders and three young men beating skinned Read more

  9. Dance for Mother Earth Powwow moves off-campus

    April 5, 2009
    A tribal chant at the Pow Wow for Mother Earth

    Native American songs sounded through the halls, dancing pounded the gym floor and the smell of traditional foods wafted through the air at Saline Middle School this weekend. These were usually the sights and sounds of Crisler Arena during a weekend in the beginning of April. But for the first time in the past 19 Read more

  10. Thousands participate in A2 Pow Wow

    April 1, 2002

    Ties between community, family and nature were reaffirmed this weekend at the 30th annual “Dance for Mother Earth” Ann Arbor Pow Wow, a three-day celebration of Native American culture, at Crisler Arena. Honoring Native Americans of the past and present, more than 1,000 singers, dancers, artists and craftspeople participated in one of the premier Native Read more