North American Indian Days 2015 Starts on Thursday
The celebration in Browning, Montana, is always held the second week in July for four days. It is an intriguing way to see authentic Blackfeet traditions. Tipis are pitched on the powwow grounds for four days of contest dancing, games, a number of sports events and socializing. Comprising one of the largest gatherings of United States and Canadian tribes, the celebration is an unforgettable experience. Once you hear and feel the mystery of the drum, see the traditional and fancy dancing, and the many proud Native people, then you will begin to understand the Blackfeet.
The 64th annual celebration will officially get underway on Thursday with the grand entry at 7pm. However, events will begin on Wednesday at 8am with Youth Day at All Chiefs' Park.
Thursday will kick on at 8am when Harry Barnes, Blackfeet Tribal Business Council Chairman, will lead a prayer breakfast at 8am at the dance arbor. A Medicine Wheel gathering will follow at BCC at 10:30am
There will be Indian relay races at Charging Home Stampede park Wednesday - Saturday from 5pm to 8pm as well as horse races on Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at Noon.
North American Indian Days this year is dedicated to Chief of the Blackfeet, Earl Old Person.
Every year, top notch dancers from around the country to dance at this powwow which is one of the largest in the country.
Grand Entry Times:
Friday 1pm and 7pm
Saturday 2pm and 7pm
Sunday 1pm and 7pm
The parade will be held on Saturday at 11am and is one of the longest parades in Montana. A definite MUST see for any visitors to the area.