Events & Celebrations


OAMI partners with the Native American Student Association (NASA) to host the annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow in April each year.

This event provides an opportunity for you and the U-M community to experience and honor Native American heritage and history.

The U-M Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow is one of the largest student-run Powwows in the country, featuring more than 1,000 of North America’s greatest Native American singers, dancers and artists.

We welcome the entire community to take part in celebrating our rich culture with us! This is your opportunity to witness Native dance and drum contests, shop with Native artists and craftspeople, and dance alongside Natives of all ages and nations.

Check back around Early Spring 2016 for updates on the 2016 celebration.

The Annual Dance for Mother Earth Powwow is always looking for volunteers to coordinate and help out on the day of the celebration. Contact Hector Galvan- or call 734-936-1055 if you are interested in being a part of our planning committee.