DOWAGIAC, MI – The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has announced details for the 2023 Kee Boon Mein Kaa Pow Wow taking place Labor Day weekend on Saturday, September 2, and Sunday, September 3, at Rodgers Lake Campground. The pow wow is open to the public and admission and parking are free. Food, arts, crafts, and campsites will be available.
The Kee Boon Mein Kaa Pow Wow includes a celebration of traditional Pokagon culture, including regalia, song, as well as dance and drum contests.
“This pow wow is about bringing people together,” said Adela Galvan-Guerrero, Treasurer for the Kee Boon Mein Kaa planning committee. “We invite everyone to come participate. There are people coming from all over the country to compete and showcase their individual skills. We will have special guests – the Qasgirmiut Dancers are coming all the way from Alaska to share their style of dance. There will also be vendors selling their handcrafted artwork and delicious foods. Most importantly, this pow wow is to show we are still here and will always be here.”
This year’s pow wow features more than 60 vendors from around the country selling a variety of items including jewelry, dreamcatchers, clothing, artwork, pottery, regalia items, furs, photography, and other Native wares.