Annual "Learning to Walk Together" Pow wow

The Native American Student Association


will be hosting the
26th annual "Learning To Walk Together" Traditional Pow wow


Marquette National Guard Armory

1820 Lincoln Ave, Marquette, MI

Saturday, March 30, 2019


Mens TraditionalGrand Entries:Fancy Shawl

Noon and 6pm EST


Feast (Located at the NMU Jacobetti Complex):

4pm EST


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

$1 Students with ID

$5 General Public

Elders & children under 10 are free.


Click here to view the 26th Annual Learning to Walk Together Powwow Poster

Volunteer Sign Up Form


2019 Head Staff

Arena Director:

George Gauthier

Head Male Dancer:

Donald Chosa Jr.

Invited Drum:  

Morning Thunder


Fire Keeper:

Sam Doyle


Head Female Dancer:

Karlene Chosa

Invited Drum:

Four Thunders

Head Veteran Dancer:

Gary Trombley

Host Drum:

Ice Wolf

Invited Drum:

Wigwam Express


Joey Awonohopay

Honor Guard:

KBIC Veterans

Invited Drum:

Sturgeon Bay


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 in 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. Click here for the 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 - set-up, tear-down, security, runners, and front desk. We are especially grateful to the many volunteers who help in so many ways!

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 the NASA President Kristina Misegan ( or NASA Vice President Grey Shea (, or feel free to call the Center for Native American Studies: (906) 227-1397

Annual "Learning to Walk Together" Pow wow


Annual "Learning to Walk Together" Pow wow

Annual "Learning to Walk Together" Pow wow

Annual "Learning to Walk Together" Pow wow

Vendor Information - Vendor booths are by invitation only. All invitations have been sent for the 2019 powwow. 


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

Dr. Wong

Chi-miigwech for the assistance behind-the-scenes:  Sherri Aldred, Robin Chosa, Chef Chris Kibit, Dan Best at the Marquette National Guard Armory, NMU Hospitality Management, Center for Native American Studies faculty and staff, Native American Language and Culture Club, Students in NAS 488 Native American Service Learning Project (Dr. Martin Reinhardt, Instructor), Double Trouble DJ’s, and all our vendors!  A special thanks to all the volunteers!  We simply could not do it without you.



Community contributions are also appreciated from: 

This event is hosted by the NMU Native American Student Association and is made possible with support from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, the NMU Multicultural Education and Resource Center, and the many other departments at Northern Michigan University who have supported our projects throughout the years.


The following businesses, individuals and organizations: Aubree’s, Biggby Coffee, Border Grill, BSB Farms, Buffalo Wild Wings, Casa Calabria, Cedar Tree Institute, Cherry Creek Market, Country Inn & Suites, Culver’s Frozen Custard, Dead River Coffee Shop, Domino’s, Family Video, Econo Foods, Forsberg Flowers, Huron Mountain Bakery, Jean Kay’s Pasties, Jilbert’s Dairy, Kewadin Casinos, Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery, Marquette Food Co-Op, NMU Bookstore, Northern Waters Casino Resort. Ojibwa Casino Resort, Rare Earth Goods, Spice Merchants, Super One Foods, The Pasta Shop, Thill’s Fish House, and Walmart.



2005 LTWT Pow wow

2005 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.

2018 Powwow Highlights

See our photo album here.


2017 Pow wow Highlights

See our photo album.


2016 Pow wow Highlights

NASA invited Keith Secola to perform in concert on the Friday before the pow wow. See photo highlights of W16 Keith Secola Concert. Allison Kublin created a unique poster to promote the concert - see Keith Secola Poster
See the W16 LTWT Poster. See photos at the CNAS Flickr site: W16 23rd LTWT Pow wow


2015 Pow wow Highlights
See the W15 LTWT Poster or the W15 LTWT Early Bird Flyer.


2014 Pow wow Highlights
See the 2014 LTWT Pow wow Poster

Photo album


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


2012 Pow wow highlights
This two-day event marked our 20th annual pow wow!  It was held on Saturday, March 17 - Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Vandament Arena.  See the LTWT Poster! 


2011 pow wow
Photo album

2010 pow wow

Kahurangi and Pow wow poster here

Kahurangi Maori Highlights

Pow Wow Poster here

Photo album




POW WOW 2010 Highlights


Pictures from the Learning to Walk Together Pow wows past: 


2002 Hand Drum Contest




Head Male and Female Dancers 2004 LTWT Pow wow






Mens Traditional Fancy Shawl Dancer
2005 LTWT Pow wow



2005 LTWT Pow wow

2005 LTWT Pow wow



CNAS Staff




2003 LTWT Pow wow