Friday, June 1, 2018

Teachers and Home School families are invited to spend time at the Pow Wow on Friday.  Beginning at 9:00 am, groups can rotate through different activity stations to learn more about the Native Americans in the Great Lakes.

Activities include:

Visiting an Indian Village

Learn more about Native American Medicines

Make a craft to take home

Learn about Native American fishing

Listen to a Storyteller

Learn some Anishnabe language

Discover the importance of Water

Participate in Native American Dance


Learn how you can get involved with the Pow Wow

Let us know if you have other questions!

725 Ridgewood AveLansingMI 48910, USA
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Vendor Information

We still have room for Native American vendors.  Click the button below for the vendor letter and booth application.  The deadline for applications has passed, but we still have room.  Vendors must comply with the Native American Arts and Crafts Act. Space for food vendors and vendors with items from South America are filled for 2018. 


Education Day activities are possible at a cost of $5 per student for non-Lansing School District students. Teachers and Chaperones are free. This fee includes all activities! The program begins at 9:00 and ends at 1:30. Food vendors will be available, but you can have students bring their lunches. If you are interested in bringing your class to the Educational Day, please contact:

Eva Menefee -


Saturday, June 1, 2018

Vendors Open 10:00 am

Children's activities 11:30 am

Grand Entry 1:00 pm

Graduation Honor Song  3:00 pm

Pow Wow Auction  5:30 pm

Evening Entertainment and Contests 6:30 pm

Hand Drum Contest

Team Dance Contest

Potato Dance Contest

Performance - Jody Gaskin

Performance - Ruby John, Fiddler 

Open Mike (register by 5:30)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser  8:30 am

Vendors Open 11:00 am

Grand Entry 12:00 noon

Closing Ceremony 4:00 pm

Volunteers Needed

We are looking to increase our pool of volunteers for our program. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer. Please let us know! All volunteers of 4 or more hours will receive a free T-shirt!

Riverbank Traditional Pow Wow

June 2-3, 2018  

Louis Adado Riverfront Park, Lansing MI


The Native American Arts and Crafts Council was founded in 1989, for the purpose of preservation and promotion of the Michigan Woodland Indian Arts and Crafts.

To Participate in Education Day

Native American Arts and Crafts Council
Join us as we celebrate our 16th annual Riverbank Traditional Pow Wow. A Pow Wow is a Native American Cultural event. We encourage all member of the community to come and learn more about Michigan's first people. There will be drumming and singing, dancing, arts and crafts vendors, and of course food! 

This event has free admission.  Bring your lawn chairs!