United Tribes InternationalPowwow

United Tribes InternationalPowwow

Early September over four days
The United Tribes International Powwow takes place every year over a four-day weekend in early September at United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, N.Dak. The event typically draws 20,000 to see more than 1,500 drummers and dancers representing about 70 Native-American tribes. Contests are held for all age groups in singing, dancing, and drumming. Other festival events include a parade, a softball tournament, arts and crafts, and a national Miss Indians pageant for contestants between the ages of 17 and 26. The event also hosts such visiting cultural performers as a Maori dance troupe from New Zealand.
The powwow is affiliated with United Tribes Technical College, which was founded in 1969 to serve the academic and cultural requirements of American-Indian students and their families. The powwow launched the same year. A non-alcohol event, the powwow is open to all. Free camping is available at the site. The winner of many awards, the powwow is considered a premier cultural event of North Dakota.
CONTACTS:
United Tribes Technical College
3315 University Dr.
Bismarck, ND 58504
701-255-3285
www.unitedtribespowwow.com
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