Welcome to August. The chill of autumn looms, so, while you still can, make your way to a pow wow, eat some fry bread, meet with old friends and make new ones. You can start by attending one of the pow wows listed here. For a complete list and related pow wow stories, go to ictmn.com/pow-wow.
29th Annual Saginaw Chippewa Pow Wow
When & where: August 2-4, Mount Pleasant, Michigan
For more information: http://www.sagchip.org/pow-wow/index.htm
Photo courtesy blog.bernieeng.com.
Coushatta Pow Wow
When & where: August 2-3, The Pavilion at Coushatta, Kinder, Louisiana
For more information: http://www.coushattapowwow.com/index.html
Photo courtesy Mark M. Hancock, The Beaumont Enterprise
47th Annual Menominee Nation Contest Pow Wow
When & where: August 2-4, Historic Woodland Bowl, Keshena, Wisconsin
For more information: http://www.natow.org/events/menominee-nation-contest-pow-wow.html
Photo courtesy Travelwisconsin.com
33rd Annual Paumanauke Pow Wow
When & where: August 3-4, Babylon Town Hall Park, Babylon, New York
For more information: http://www.paumanauke.org/
Photo courtesy Long-island.newsday.com
43rd Annual Indian Fair Days and Pow Wow
When & where: August 3-4, North Fork Recreation Center, North Fork, California
For more information: http://www.sierrastar.com/2013/07/23/63726/43rd-annual-indian-fair-days-and.html
Photo courtesy Michael Costa, special to Sierra Star.
Head Man Bernard A. Baga dances with his niece, Alora Franco, at the 2012 North Fork Indian Fair Days & Pow Wow.