Pow Wow Season

Many American pow wows on this calendarPow Wow season has begun, although most of the pow wows that have already happened are indoors. Soon, the full-meal-deal will begin, 3 days of grand entry, competition, and drumming. Many lifelong Canadians don’t even realize that there are pow wows all over the continent through the summer season. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to see amazing colours, and talented dancers, enjoy fantastic drumming and singing, and taste some treats like “bannock burgers”. Many First Nations around the country host these events, but information about locations and dates can be hard to find. Here is some information about the coming season.

June 6, 2015

Alexander Powwow
Kipohtakaw Education Centre
School Gymnasium
Alexander First Nation, Alberta
Phone: 780-939-3868

June 13 – 14, 2015

20th Annual Aboriginal Gathering and 12th Annual Powwow
Peace River Agricultural Grounds (East of Peace River)
Peace River, Alberta
Contact: Dennis Whitford
Phone: 780-624-6367

Email: dennis.whitford@gov.ab.ca

June 20, 2015

APTN Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration
Louise McKinney Park
Edmonton, Alberta
12:00 – 10:30 pm
LIVE concert begins at 6:30 pm

Phone: 204-947-9331 ext. 358
Email: info@aptn.ca

June 26 – 28, 2015

Iyinowak Annual Powwow
Saddle Lake Cree Territory, Alberta
Phone: 780-726-3829


June 30 – July 2, 2015

Beaver Lake Cree Nation Annual Competition Powwow
Honoring Iskwewak
18 km SE of Lac La Biche
Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Alberta
Contact: Gerald Whitford
Phone: 780-623-2553

July 3 – 5, 2015

O’Chiese First Nation Competition Powwow
Celebrating Our Cultural Heritage
O’Chiese First Nation
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Contact: Doreen Gladeau
Phone: 1-888-256-3884 /


July 3 – 5, 2015

Ermineskin Cree Nation Powwow
Maskwacis Park
Maskwacis, Alberta

Contact: Iris Albert / Phone: 780-585-3065
Contact: Nina Makinaw / Phone: 780-352-1321

July 10 – 12, 2015

Enoch Cree Nation Powwow
Enoch Cree Nation, Alberta
Phone: 780-470-0359



July 10 – 12, 2015

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Annual Powwow
Nakota Sioux Nation, Alberta
Contact: Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Administration Office
Phone: 780-967-2225


July 17 – 19, 2015

Kainai Powwow & Celebration
Red Crow
Standoff, Alberta

Phone: 587-220-0046

July 31 – August 2, 2015

53rd Annual Lac La Biche Powwow Days & Fish Derby
Lac La Biche Recreation Grounds
Lac La
Biche, Alberta
Contact: Colleen (780-623-2477)
Email: LLBPowWow@gmail.com


July 31 – August 2, 2015

Kamloopa Powwow
Secwepemc Powwow Grounds
Kamloops, British Columbia
Contact: Kamloopa Powwow Society

Phone: 250-828-9782
Email: powwow@kib.ca

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