Friday, June 2, 2017
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
Watch a drum being made
Participate in Native American Dance
Learn about Native American games
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 2017.
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.
Join us as we celebrate our 15th 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!
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Vendors Open 10:00 am
Children's activities 11:30 am
Grand Entry 1:00 pm
Graduation Honor Song 3:00 pm
Performance - Ruby John, Fiddler 3:30 pm
Evening Entertainment 6:00 pm
Hand Drum Contest
Team Dance Contest
Potato Dance Contest
Performance - Jody Gaskin
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser 8:30 am
Pow Wow Auction 10:30 am
Vendors Open 11:00 am
Grand Entry 12:00 noon
Closing Ceremony 4:30 pm
Education Day activities are possible at a cost of $5 per student. Teachers and Chaperones are free. This fee includes all activities! If you are interested in bringing your class to the Educational Day, please contact:
Eva Menefee - firstname.lastname@example.org
To Participate in Education Day
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!