Experience the excitement of centuries of culture as
dancers from across North America compete to become
the Champion of Champions.
Nations, Dancers, Singers
This event has become a major tourist attraction locally, nationally and internationally. This year promises to be just as spectacular as the last.
Prize money is given to those dancers and singers who will be deemed to be the most agile, astute and exciting. Many dancers and singers representing every major North American native cultural group dressed in their finest regalia are expected to attend.
Many Native Americans from the United States now participate as well. The forum for this expression in the arts has been coined a “Powwow” and is always presented with the utmost dignity. The event takes place in the open-air, during the afternoon and on into the evening under lights. It has been held at Chiefswood Tent & Trailer Park, on the grounds of the former Estate of the Mohawk Poetess E. Pauline Johnson, at the Six Nations of the Grand River Community.
Our 2017 Champions
For years the best of the best has traveled to show off their agility and pageantry to become the Champion of Champions.
This year's dance special
We're proud to present the Shognosh Family 2nd Annual "Sugar Bear Showdown" in memory of Sugar Bear Shognosh.
A spectacular fancy dancer with a unique style of spins, footwork and his sunglasses. He traveled to many powwows across Indian country. Sugar Bear was integral in bringing Powwow to the Great Lakes region in the 1970's and to Walpole Island with "Sugar Bear's Powwow". Later on in life Sugar Bear continued to travel to many Native communities to work with the people and share his knowledge of traditional practices and way of life. He carried himself with dignity, integrity and pride that brought many people together. His love for powwow, his people and his family was second to none.
Men's Fancy Dance
Sponsored by Jr Wetlands