This year’s Mihsinkinaahkwa Pow Wow is expected to be better then ever, as we celebrate our 12th year. “Dance With Mother Earth”

The pow wow weekend’s festivities will kick off on Friday afternoon with a free-will donation concert featuring 3 time NANNY–Award-winning Native American flutist, Douglas Blue Feather. He has received national recognition for his outstanding work. Also in concert is a group from Fort Wayne, IN, Stillgroove, with a local Native musician Adam Strack. Gates open at 5pm and concert starts at 7pm, August 10.

A 5-K fun run, FAMILY TRADITIONS, will again be held at 8am, Saturday, August 11. Registration begins at 7am. The run was a big hit last year and each year the number of participation grows.

The pow wow is from 10am-9pm Saturday, August 11 with grand entry times at 1pm and 6:15pm. On Sunday, August 12, the pow wow is from 10am to 5pm with grand entry at 12 noon. Admission $4 for adults and free for children 12 and under.

On-going events: 42 vendors selling Native American products, as well as traditional food favorites, such as buffalo burgers and frybread. The Woodland Wams living history village will be back again this year, providing an educational look at Native life in northern Indiana as it was lived hundreds of years ago. Visit the Family Tent, with demonstrations scheduled throughout the day with doll making, beading, and children’s games and activities with storytelling. Share some time with historians under the information tent. Bring your questions and thoughts.

A benefit auction will be featured Sunday, August 12 at 10am proceeds will go to support Native American educational scholarships.

The Mihsihkinaakwa Pow Wow is one of Indiana’s largest pow wows and provides a rich culture, educational and fun experience for the entire family. Dancing and singing is a feature of the traditional pow wow, as Native dancers from all over the United States come to participate and renew friendships and family ties.

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