Mark your calendar: Inaugural Gii-Ishkonigewag Powwow is July 24-26


By Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, June 19, 2015

The District II Powwow Committee is very proud to announce the Inaugural Gii-Ishkonigewag Powwow, which will take place at the Minisinaakwaang Powwow Grounds located four miles south of McGregor, MN on July 24–26, 2015.

The first 15 registered drums will be paid. Dancer registration will be open daily with daily payouts. The DII powwow committee will be sponsoring a youth special Friday Night, Men’s woodland Special Saturday Night, Women’s side step special and 3 man hand drum contest on Sunday.

The DII powwow committee will be sponsoring a Woodland Warrior Relay on Sunday at 9 a.m. 3 division of co-ed teams will compete in canoeing, running, and biking. Contact Michaa Aubid at 218-260-7690 or email

We are also asking youth ages 5–18 (Band members/direct descendants) who are interested in being considered for the Royalty contest to contact Cheyanne Peet at 701-278-0229 or email cheyanne. Interested vendors should also contact Cheyanne Peet no later than July 10, 2015. Event details will follow.