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This week and next in Indian Country, there is an abundance of celebrations, powwows, and events that celebrate the culture of Native people. 

Here is Native News Online’s weekly round-up of arts, culture and entertainment offerings around Indian Country.

Kee Boon Mein Kaa Powwow - Rodgers Lake Campground

Dowagic, MI

September 2 & 3, 2023

The Kee Boon Mein Kaa Powwow is the perfect place to experience new foods or enjoy old favorites. Fry bread is always a popular choice! Other choices include, Indian tacos, Indian burgers, blanket dogs, wild rice soup, corn soup, and more.  Bring cash so you can try tasty foods and beverages throughout the powwow

Native American Drum and Dancers
Gladstone, VA
September 2, 2023

This is a special event that only comes once a year, so do not miss out. This unique program is presented by the Yapatoko tribe. They will be sharing their stories, culture, drums, and dancing. Be prepared to join and celebrate Native American history. 

Central Valley Native Economic Summit
Porterville, CA
August 30, 2023

Come spend the day at the new Eagle Mountain Casino and network with key agencies, organizations, and Native-owned companies to help you start or grow your business. The event will have four sessions, including How to Start and Grow Your Business, Access to Capital, Marketing, Cybersecurity, Certifications, and Matchmaking. 

77th Annual Shinnecock Powwow
Southampton, NY
September 1-4, 2023 

The public is welcome to attend the Shinnecock territory to the gathering of Native people from across America to witness traditional and contemporary dancing and singing. There will be performances and competitions, arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, and a feast. Grand entries are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday to Monday at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.  

Indigenous Night of Recovery Marketplace
Portland, OR
September 2-3, 2023

The Portland Indigenous Marketplace is a local non-profit organization. The event will include 20 plus Indigenous vendors and a free nonalcoholic drink station, free snacks, fun, and a light display. There will be at least 10 community partners there to share resources around health and recovery. 

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Miami Indian Heritage Days: Miami Harvest
Fort Wayne, IN
September 2, 2023 

Come join a monthly series that teaches the heritage of Miami and other regional Native American groups, discussing edible and usable plants and materials starting at 1 p.m. 

51st Annual Barona Powwow
Lakeside, CA
September 2, 2023

The Barona Band of Mission Indians proudly invites the San Diego community to celebrate Native American heritage at the 51st Annual Barona Powwow over Labor Day weekend. Admission is free, and the celebration starts Friday at 6 p.m. Grand entries are on Friday at 8 p.m. and will continue on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. 

Honoring Our Veterans Powwow
Corbin, KY
September 2, 2023 

Come celebrate the annual competition powwow with Native American dancing, drumming, demonstrations, crafts, and food on Labor Day weekend.  

Dinner and Dancing with Brother to Brother
Fall River, MA
August 31, 2023

Join Brother Granite at Craftyish Shop for a night of traditional Native American drumming. Experience spiritual medicine and profound wisdom as the sound of the drum fills your spirit. Granite spent 10 years of his life on the powwow circuit on a variety of different drums, as well as an adrenal leader in his own right. Everyone is welcome at this workshop. 

Totah Festival
Farmington, NM
September 2-3, 2023

Talented Native American artisans are juried into this annual festival celebrating the craftsmanship and friendship of regional artists. Totah Festival features a weekend of fantastic food, a cultural dance expo, and the popular authentic Navajo rug auction. Admission is free.  

Native Land Beer Release Party and Presentation
St. Louis, MO
August 31, 2023 

Come join the release of the Bow and Arrow Brewing nationwide collaboration beer, NAtive Land Lager. A presentation on Native history in St. Louis and the surrounding area will begin at 7 p.m. A portion of Native Land proceeds will be going to the Navajo Ethno-Agriculture. 

Puyallup Tribal Labor Day Powwow 
Puyallup, WA
September 1-3, 2023

The public is welcome to attend the Puyallup Tribal Labor Day powwow. Grand entries are on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 12 p.m. The event will feature drumming, dancing, and competitions. 

Hawaiian Performance and Welcome Reception for Indigenous Allies at UIC
Chicago, IL
August 31, 2023

Join Hawaiian Guitar performer Lanialoha Lee and her band at the UH South Lawn and enjoy Hawaiian-themed snacks and drinks to help welcome returning UIC students and provide information on fall events, opportunities, and community partnerships. The event is open to the public. 

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