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Gichi Manidoo Giizis (Great Spirit Moon) Pow Wow 2023

January 13, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

The Thirteen Moons Fond du Lac Tribal College Extension Program is proud to host the 2023 Gichi Manidoo Giizis Traditional Pow Wow on January 13th and 14th, 2023 at the Black Bear Casino and Hotel-Otter Creek Event Center.

This pow wow celebrates taking care of the land and community.

The mission of the 2023 Gichi Manidoo Giizis Traditional Pow Wow is to bring together community members and federal, tribal, and state organizations to learn from one another about how we take care of the land and community. Representatives from organizations will be available to answer questions and provide information on sustainable agriculture, natural resources programs for land owners, and education and career opportunities through college and university programs. In addition, those representatives will learn from community member’s the traditions of the Anishinaabe culture, language and best practices of taking care of the land and community.


Friday, January 13.

5pm – Registration Starts
7pm Grand Entry

Saturday, January 14

10am – Registration Starts
1pm & 7pm Grand Entry, 5pm – Feast


Black Bear Casino Resort
Otter Creek Event Center


Emcee – Les Gibbs

Co-Emcee / Language Translator – Alex Kmett

Arena Directors – Jamie Petite, Leland WhiteFeather Jr.

Spiritual Advisor – Ricky DeFoe

Host Drum – Little Otter

Co-Host Drum – Cedar Creek

Head Dancers – Shane Mitchell, Misty Rose Peterson

Contact Information

Vendor tables – Contact Nikki Crowe, 218-878-7148

Drum Sign Up – Contact Phil Savage, 218-878-7123

Info Table Sign Up – Contact Courtney Kowalczak, 218-879-0862



January 13, 2023
5:00 pm


Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
View Organizer Website


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