32nd Annual Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Pow wow
July 29, 30& 31, 2016
Grand Entry Times: Fri. @ 7 pm; Sat. @ 12 Noon & 6 PM; Sun. @ 12 Noon
Vendor Information - 2016 application coming soon.
Powwow Food Vendor Spaces are CLOSED
This year’s 2016 Saginaw Chippewa Annual Powwow "Honoring Anishinaabe Artists" is just around the corner and the Powwow Committee is certain there are going to be calls inquiring about this event. So here is a little frequently asked questions (FAQ) sheet we have prepared for the community.
Who can I ask general questions to?
Any powwow committee member should be able to answer any questions.
Who can we ask questions about vendor spaces?
That would be Powwow Committee Vendor Coordinator Craig Graveratte (989) 775-4942
Are vendor spaces still available?
Food Vendors and Craft Vendors are still open.
Is there an admission fee to get into the powwow?
No admission fee
Is there a parking fee?
There is no parking fee, however, there are designated parking areas for those needing assistance and there are powwow workers who will be directing people to the parking areas.
What time does everything start?
Friday – Grand Entry is at 7pm
Saturday - two Grand Entry sessions at 12 noon and 6pm
Sunday – 12 noon Grand Entry
In case of rain, is there a rain site if the powwow has to move indoors?
Yes, the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Entertainment Hall at 6800 Soaring Eagle Boulevard is the designated rain out location. The Powwow Committee will make the call to move the event indoors if necessary and the vendors will coordinate directly with Craig Graveratte to be assigned their indoor vendor locations.
Is there going to be fireworks this year and when?
This is to be determined
Will there be a designated first aid location on the powwow grounds?
Yes. The Nimkee Clinic will have a medical tent located near the powwow grounds entrance and there will also be emergency personnel from the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police and Tribal Fire Departments on location also.
Will there be a Sacred Fire on the powwow grounds and where is it located?
Yes. The Sacred Fire will be available and is located near the eastern door where the powwow dancers and dignitaries enter the arena.
Location: Tribal Campgrounds 7525 E. Tomah Rd, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Host Drum: Bear Creek
Head Veteran: George Martin
Head Dancers: Netawn Kiogima & RJ Smith
Master of Ceremonies: Manny King & Sandon Jacobs
Arena Directors: Dave Shananaquet & Walker Stonefish
Head Drum Judge:
Dance Judges: Joe Bointy & Shelly Eagleman-Bointy
Dance Specials: Fry Bread Contest, Random Mystery Spot Dances, Women's Backup Singer, Luck of the Draw Hand Drum, Men's & Women's Fancy Show Down, Hoop Dance (All Ages), Youth Two-Step
Sound System: ReZonance Productions
Contact Information: Saginaw Chippewa Powwow Committee 1-888-732-4537
Hotel Information: Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort 1-888-732-4537 and Soaring Eagle Waterpark 1-877-232-4532
****This is a drug and alcohol free event.
Tribal Campgrounds (989)772-2285 located at 7525 E. Tomah Rd, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858