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The long weekend has already started so we can enjoy the last bit of summer sun and fun. If you don’t have any plans yet, we gathered some Labor Day events happening in Indian Country.

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73rd Annual Shinnecock Indian Powwow 

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 30 - Monday, Sept. 2
TIME: Friday, Aug. 30 Grounds open at 3 p.m.; Tentative schedule for the event here
LOCATION: Shinnecock Indian Powwow Grounds (1 West Church Street, Southampton, NY 11968)
ADMISSION: $15 General Admission; $10 Seniors, Children under 5, Military with ID; Free Parking; Group Rates Available; Mastercard and Visa accepted.
MORE INFORMATION: Call 631-283-6143 or email:


Indigenous Red Market

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 1
TIME: 1-4pm PST
LOCATION: Fruitvale Cedar Center (3124 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94601-2902)
ADMISSION: Free; Bring money to purchase some goods!

Indigenous Red Market

46th Annual Louis Tewanima Footrace

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 1
TIME: 6 a.m. 10K trail run; 6 a.m. 1-mile fun run; 6:30 a.m. 5K trail run
LOCATION: Baseball Field, Hopi Village of Shungopavi, Second Mesa, AZ
ADMISSION: Registration fee $0-35; Register here; No race day registration
MORE INFORMATION: See the footrace website

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66th Annual Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 29 - Monday, Sept. 2
TIME: See schedule for specific times for each day; Check here for the Stickball tournament
LOCATION: Tuskahoma, Oklahoma
MORE INFORMATION: See more on website or Facebook page

94th Annual White Mountain Apache Fair & Rodeo

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 28 - Monday, Sept. 2
TIME: See the event schedule
LOCATION: See the event schedule
ADMISSION: See website
MORE INFORMATION: On the website or Facebook page

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67th Cherokee National Holiday Powwow

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 30 - Saturday, Aug. 31
TIME: See the event schedule and map
LOCATION: Cherokee Cultural Grounds (West 810 Rd., Tahlequah, OK)
MORE INFORMATION: See event website or Facebook event

Chickasaw Labor Day Celebration in Sulphur

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 31 - Sunday, Sept. 1
TIME: Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday Noon - 5 p.m.
LOCATION: Chickasaw Cultural Center (867 Cooper Memorial Drive, Sulphur, Oklahoma 73086)
ADMISSION: Free & open to the public
MORE INFORMATION: Chickasaw Cultural Center website or phone: (580) 622-7130 or Facebook event

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, Diné, is the Washington editor for Indian Country Today based in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter: @jourdanbb. Email: