POWWOW

50th Annual Dance for Mother Earth

March 23-24, 2024

 

Event Information

March 23-24, 2024

Skyline High School
2552 N. Maple Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI

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Schedule of Events

SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2024

10:00 a.m. Doors and exhibitor booths open to the public

12:00 p.m. Grand Entry, Flag Song, Invocation, Veteran’s Song, Welcome Address 

12:45 p.m. Tree Town Welcome Song & Sing for Mother Earth Announcement 

1:00 p.m. Intertribal Dancing

1:30 p.m. Tiny Tot Exhibition 

1:45 p.m. Contest Dancing

3:00 p.m. Ezhi-Ineweyang Miinaawa Anishinaabemoyang (The Way We Sound and Convey Anishinaabe Meaning) with Stacie Sheldon and Megan St. Andrew 

4:00 p.m. Intertribal Dancing

4:30 p.m. Dinner Break: Hand Drum Contest

6:00 p.m. Retiring the Colors

6:15 p.m. Exhibition Dancing

7:00 p.m. Powwow Concludes

8:00 p.m. Doors Open at The Ark Sing for Mother Earth Concert

8:30 p.m. Sing for Mother Earth Concert

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2024

10:00 a.m. Doors and exhibitor booths open to the public 

12:00 p.m. Grand Entry, Flag Song, Invocation, Veteran’s Song, Welcome Address 

1:00 p.m. Tiny Tots Exhibition 

1:15 p.m. Student Honor Song 

1:30 p.m. Intertribal Dancing

1:30 p.m. We Are Still Here: A Contemporary Indigenous Perspective with Heather Bruegl 

2:00 p.m. Contest Dancing 

4:00 p.m. Powwow Committee Give-Away 

4:45 p.m. Retiring the Colors & Traveling Song 

5:30 p.m. Contest Winner Announcement

Ticket Information

UM students are free!


Ticket (Day): Adult (18-61) $10
Ticket (Day): Child/Teen (6-17) $5
Ticket (Day): Senior (62+) $5
Ticket (Day): Family (2 adults & 2 children) $25
Ticket (Weekend): Adult (18-61) $15
Ticket (Weekend): Child/Teen (6-17) $8
Ticket (Weekend): Senior (62+) $8
Ticket (Weekend): Family (2 adults & 2 children) $35

Contest Information

Drum Contest

1: $5,000
2: $4,000
3: $2,000
4: $1,000

 

Dance Placings

Adult Men/Women:

1: $500
2: $400
3: $300

Please message danceformotherearth@gmail.com if you’re interested in payouts for other age groups.

 
 

Bus Schedule

Pickup Time Pickup Location Destination
9:00 AM Student Activities Building Skyline High School
10:00 AM Student Activities Building Skyline High School
12:00 PM Skyline High School Student Activities Building
12:30 PM Student Activities Building Skyline High School
2:30 PM Skyline High School Student Activities Building
3:00 PM Student Activities Building Skyline High School
5:30 PM Skyline High School Student Activities Building
6:00 PM Student Activities Building Skyline High School
8:00 PM Skyline High School Student Activities Building
Pickup Time Pickup Location Destination
9:00 AM Student Activities Building Skyline High School
10:00 AM Student Activities Building Skyline High School
12:00 PM Skyline High School Student Activities Building
12:30 PM Student Activities Building Skyline High School
2:30 PM Skyline High School Student Activities Building
3:00 PM Student Activities Building Skyline High School
3:30 PM Skyline High School Student Activities Building
4:00 PM Student Activities Building Skyline High School
4:30 PM Skyline High School Student Activities Building

Additional Expectations for Media

Please understand that the dancers and singers are not entertainers, they are members of Native communities from all over the country, participating in this cultural celebration with their families.

Please be respectful and abide by the following guidelines.

The media does not have permission to photograph individual dancers, singers, or even drums unless you ask for the individual’s (or drum keeper’s) permission. If permission is granted, photograph/article/video recording must be published/broadcast with the appropriate information.

  • DANCER
    • Name of individual
    • Tribal Affiliation
    • Dance Style
  • SINGER
    • Name
    • Tribal Affiliation
    • Northern or Southern
  • DRUM
    • Name of Drum Group
    • Northern or Southern style
    • Region/State where drum group is from

It is strongly suggested that you provide a copy of the photograph and/or publication to the individual you photographed or interviewed.

 

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