Annual American Indian Council Powwow - Bozeman

Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Saturday, March 30, 2019

2019 marks the 44th annual American Indian Council Powwow! Powwows are an important contemporary expression of American Indian heritage featuring traditional dancing, drumming, singing, traditional foods, arts, and crafts. Various kinds of honor ceremonies and other spiritual ceremonies also form a part of most powwows. MSU-Bozeman's annual powwow offers both social dancing, in which anyone may participate, along with contest or competition dancing for money prizes. Open participation social dances are usually called 'inter-tribal dances.'

The powwow today is a time for seeing relatives and old friends and for making new acquaintances. It is a time to laugh and have fun. It is also a time for celebrating and sustaining traditional American Indian life ways. Powwow activities are social and recreational, but many events also have deeper spiritual and religious significance. Powwow events are vivid entertainment with visually gorgeous, artistically sophisticated outfits, exciting dance, and drumming. The events also offer education and information, formal and informal, about Native cultures.

The powwow is a natural bridge to bring together and enhance all kinds of human relationships. Through the powwow, Native Americans (and their non-Native guests) pay respect and honor to their families, their ancestors, their veterans, and their history. Free admission.

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Street Address
1 Bobcat Circle
Bozeman,  MT 59717

Phone: 406-994-4880

The American Indian Council of Montana State University Powwow will be held at the Brick Breeden Fieldhouse Arena in Bozeman on the MSU campus.

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Friday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 6:00pm

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Automated Teller Machine, Childrens Activities, Food Services, Handicapped Accessible, Merchandise, Music, Parking, Public Restroom, Vending Machines

American Heritage, Arts And Crafts, Cultural, Dancing, Entertainment, Exhibit, Fair, Food And Drink, Heritage, History, Local Cuisine, Music, Performing Arts, Shopping, Storytelling