The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi is excited to announce plans for the upcoming Annual Pow Wow, being held June 18 and 19 at the Pine Creek Indian Reservation near Athens.
The only Pow Wow in Calhoun County and one of the largest in West Michigan, the 2016 NHBP Pow Wow will bring together dance, celebration, a cultural gathering and public awareness event.
Pow Wow organizers expect hundreds of visitors from across the country to visit the Reservation. Among the attractions are a parade, a total of three grand entries throughout the weekend, NHBP dancers and drummers and performances by other Tribes, and nearly 20 vendors that will be on hand to sell Native food and crafts.
The Pow Wow also will feature several contests throughout the weekend including a Hand Drum competition, Nottawaseppi Rave, a Mother-Daughter dance, Potato Dance, Two-Step Dance and an Old-Style Woodland Dance.
The cost of admission is free, and the public is invited to attend and participate in Native dance when appropriate.
The Pow Wow will be held on the Reservation, 2221 1 ½-Mile Road, Fulton. On June 18, the Sunrise Ceremony is at 7 a.m., the Pine Creek parade of Cheers is at 10 a.m.; and the Pow Wow Grand Entries are at 1 and 6 p.m. On June 19, the Sunrise Ceremony is at 7 a.m., Pow Wow Grand Entry is at noon and various contests are being held at 1 p.m.
For the most up-to-date information about the 2016 Pow Wow, including etiquette guidelines and a schedule of events, please visit http://nhbpi.com/pow-wow-2016.