United Tribes Powwow

The United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck hosts one of the largest Native American powwows in the nation featuring hundreds of drummers and dancers from tribes all around the world.  NativeWays is providing hosted tours during the Grand Entry scheduled for 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 9.  For more information or to join the tour, give us a call.

Closed for Season until 2019


Powwows are celebrations for people to gather, sing, dance, feast, pray, and renew old friendships. Join us to learn more about the meaning behind the dances, regalia, music, and cultural traditions you’ll experience at the 2017 International Powwow. Native guides offer guests a tour the powwow grounds, share powwow etiquette, answer questions, and help visitors locate various food & craft vendors. This experience offers a deeper understanding into an important aspect of Native American culture.

  1. Attend the powwow accompanied by a Native American guide from Nativeways Travel & Tour Company.
  2. Receive information and education about the proper etiquette relating to photos and participating in powwows.
  3. Take advantage of the dedicated break area sponsored by Nativeways with a tent and chairs for relaxation.
  4. Visit the many vendors booth featuring authentic Native goods, as well as indigenous foods and drinks.
Location & More

Where:  United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, ND

Time: Saturday (10:30 am – 2:30 pm)

Meeting Place: The adventure begins with a tour of the First People’s Gallery at the ND Heritage Center & State Museum.

Transit: Following the Heritage Center tours, guests will travel on their own to the powwow at United Tribes (printed directions will be provided).  The guests will meet up with NativeWays guides at the powwow grounds, where additional information and hosted services will be provided.

Activity level: Some walking, handicap accessible facilities and walkways

Duration: Three or more hours

Native Guides: Various board members and volunteers affiliated with NativeWays Tour Company

Price: $20/adult, $10/child (5 and under), $10/senior (65 and over).  Food and drinks are not included in the price.

Other: Wristbands will be issued at the Heritage Center that will provide guests with a full day pass to the powwow.