Annual "Learning to Walk Together" Pow wow

The Native American Student Association

will host the



Mens TraditionalSaturday Grand EntriesFancy Shawl

Noon and 6pm EST 

Doors open to the public at 11 a.m. EST

General admission ticket price - $5

NMU students FREE w/NMU ID


See the W15 LTWT Poster or the W15 LTWT Early Bird Flyer


Listen as Indigenous Insights, Mitch Bolo interviews Kristina Misegan, NASA President, Indigenous Interview - Kristina Misegan


2015 Head Staff

Arena Director:

Bobby Blackdeer

Head Male Dancer:

Shane Mitchell

Invited Drum:

Sturgeon Bay

Fire Keeper:

Sam Doyle

Head Female Dancer:

Summer Cohen

Invited Drum:

Four Thunders

Head Veteran Dancer:

Rodney Loonsfoot

Host Drum:


Invited Drum:

Little Horse


Bucko Teeple

Honor Guard:

KBIC Veterans

Invited Drum:

Woodland Singers

Honor Guard


The pow wow begins with the grand entry and the flag song followed by veterans' honor song.  All Veterans - male/female, Native/non-Native are honored this way.  The Emcee will provide information on the dances including:  male and female traditional dances, jingle dress and grass dance, and male and female fancy dance.  Social dances, such as the inter-tribal, round dance and two-step, are also featured and the audience is invited to participate.  Artisan and vendor booths provide a variety of craft items, reference materials, and food.  A pow wow can truly be a cultural learning experience.

With any new experience, it may be helpful to know certain cultural protocols as you participate or watch the events unfold before you. The Emcee will provide some information and we also put together a Pow wow Etiquette sheet to help. 


 NASA table
To volunteer, complete the volunteer form and drop off at 112 Whitman Hall: PW15 Volunteer Form

Organizing a pow wow is a lot of work.  The Pow wow Committee appreciates all the volunteers who take their time to assist us.  We will be seeking volunteers in a number of areas - kitchen/dining, set-up/tear-down, security/runners, and front desk. 

We will have two volunteer orientations the week of the pow wow for those who are not familiar with all the activities. NASA will go over information on the NASA pow wow committee, the pow wow, the feast, and the volunteer responsibilities. See the Volunteer Handbook for general information on pow wow protocol. 

Any questions, please contact Daabii Reinhardt at or call the Center (906) 227-1397.


We are especially grateful to the many volunteers who help in so many ways!


Vendor Information - Vendor booths are by invitation only. 


Chi Miigwech to the following contributors who help make our pow wow a success!!

Dr. WongThis event is hosted by the Native American Student Association of NMU and is made possible with support from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and the following NMU departments:

Center for Native American Studies, Concessions, Multicultural Education and Resource Center, and the Office of the President.

Special thanks to the NMU American Indian Science and Engineering Society, , Chris Kibit and the Culinary Arts Program, Chris Busch and the PEIF staff, Audio Visual, and Maintenance.


Community contributions are also appreciated from: 

Bay Mills Resort and Casino, Buffalo Wild Wings, Border Grill, Classic Auto Collision, Sheila Devlin, Econo Foods, Forsberg Flowers, Getz's Clothiers, Globe Printing, Gordon Food Service, Island Resort and Casino, Jeffrey's Restaurant, Kewadin Casinos, Lac Vieux Desert Resort Casino, Midtown Bakery, Ojibwa Casino Resort, Seeds and Spores, Snowbound Books, Super One Foods, Superior Vitality, L.R. Swadley, Taco Bell, and Walmart


        2005 LTWT Pow wow2005 LTWT Pow wow

If you would like to learn more about the pow wow or to become a contributor, contact Kristina Misegan (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community) with the Native American Student Association at or 906-227-1397.

See LTWT photo highlights on Flickr.



2014 Pow wow Highlights

See the 2014 LTWT Pow wow Poster


2013 Pow wow

Unfortunately, due to lack of funding, NASA was not able to host the pow wow in 2013. 


2012 Pow wow highlights

This two-day event was held on Saturday, March 17 - Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Vandament Arena.  See the LTWT Poster! 




2011 pow wow events

2010 pow wow events....

Kahurangi and Pow wow poster here

Kahurangi Maori Highlights

Pow Wow Poster here



POW WOW 2010 Highlights

2010 Pow Wow Listings


Pictures from the Learning to Walk Together Traditional Pow wows past: 

Fancy Shawl Dancer          CNAS Staff          Mens Traditional       Head Male and Female Dancers  


  2003 LTWT Pow wow2002 Hand Drum Contest2005 LTWT Pow wow   



2004 LTWT Pow wow 2005 LTWT Pow wow2005 LTWT Pow wow