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.
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
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
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
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!