United Tribes Technical College International Powwow

The United Tribes Technical College International Powwow is held every second weekend in September. This is a contest powwow, where dancers and singers compete for prize money. Judges selected by the powwow committee will evaluate a dancer’s performance based on knowledge and skill of their category; keeping time with the drum; and regalia. The UTTC International Powwow is one of the last large outdoor events on the northern Great Plains powwow circuit. For that reason, this annual event is known as the Home of the Champions.

This weekend will be a fantastic cultural celebration and learning opportunity for Native American and non-native cultures. In addition to the Powwow, the event includes a golf tournament, run, softball and basketball tournaments. These events draw an estimated 10,000 people and generate support for the local community. Major sponsors include the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Tribes and 4 Bears Casino and Lodge.

Contact Information

Melissa Plenty Chief
Reservations and Information:

3315 University Drive, Bismarck, North Dakota 58504, United States

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Other Information

  • Hours Open

    See website for details on event times
  • Prices and Fees

    $29 for the weekend / $15 per day