Red Lake Powwow

Our Pow Wow will be Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th

Red Lake Anishinaape Pow Wow Land Acknowledgement Statement

The Pow Wow Circle acknowledges this Land and these Waters around WanamaniSaa’ikaniink (Red Lake) where Anishinaapek have lived since time before memory. The Circle understands this area to be a part of un-ceded Treaty #3 territory and the traditional lands of All Our Relations whose ancestors have also lived here for millennia.

Red Lake Anishinaape Pow Wow Circle Relationship Statement

The Red Lake Anishinaape Pow Wow Circle recognizes that Creator placed the Anishinaape people and All Their Relations on these Lands and in these Waters. The Pow Wow Circle recognizes the sacred relationships and interdependencies that have existed between the Anishinaape people and All Their Relations, on these Lands and Waters since time before memory.

We also acknowledge that other First Nations members and Metis people, as well as settler descendants, have come to these Lands and Waters, and have made their homes here. The Circle acknowledges their contributions and, in a spirit of Treaty #3 unity, gently reminds everyone to peaceably share and care for these ancestral Lands and Waters.

Pow Wow dances are beautiful expressions of Indigenous spirituality, history and culture. For all dancers, the spiritual centre of a powwow is always the Circle—a revered area blessed by a spiritual leader. Dancers must only enter the Circle from the east, as they walk in the direction of the sun. In addition, powwow dances, drum music and singers, and regalia are sacred elements of the celebration, meant not only to entertain, but also to tell important stories about personal and cultural history.

The Pow Wow is held annually on the shores of Keesic Beach, a traditional gathering place for the Anishinaapek people since time immemorial. The Pow Wow takes place the weekend before Indigenous Peoples Day, June 21. It is a Traditional Pow Wow and Drummers and Dancers must register. For more information contact [email protected].

Pow Wow Protocols & Teachings

We welcome you to familiarize yourself with our pow wow protocols, Shkaapewis Teachings, the history of Keesic Beach/Neyaawankaank, and check out photos and videos from past events.

Registration for Drummers & Dancers

All drummers and dancers must be registered.

$1000/drum, plus $250 per Drummer, $500 gas per drum.

Dancers $40 per day.

Please note, drummers registration has closed.

Dancer Registration



Cost for Vendors is by donation. Please submit a registration form by June 1.

Vendor Registration

Are you bringing your own table?(Required)

Accommodations in Red Lake

Camping on Keesic Beach is available on site for drummers and dancers.