Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow

We strive to provide the best contest pow wow with related cultural activities in the Great Lakes region. The Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow takes place every Labor Day weekend and celebrates the huckleberry harvest on our Rodgers Lake Campus, 58620 Sink Rd. Dowagiac, Michigan 49047.

Grand Entries
Saturday 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m.

Public Welcome
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi invites the public to its 34th Annual Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow, the annual celebration of traditional singing, dancing, and culture. Kee-boon-mein-kaa in the Potawatomi language refers to the end of the huckleberry harvest, a traditional time of celebration for the Potawatomi people. The pow wow draws dancers and drummers of all ages from the Great Lakes and beyond to compete for prize money in several categories.

little ms + mr Pokagon Naganzet [The one who leads]
Pokagon youth are invited to run for the title of Little Ms and Mr Pokagon Naganzet, where they will act as a representative for the tribe.

Male and female candidates must be the ages of 7–12. Candidates should be able to demonstrate confidence, knowledge of our language, culture, and history. The event will take place at the Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow.

Candidates must be enrolled citizens of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi (please bring tribal ID).

For more information, please contact Rebecca Williams at (269) 782-8998 or