It's that time of year again, today is the opening of the United Tribes Technical College International Powwow. Below is the list of event times throughout the weekend. Hope to see you out there!

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

8:00 a.m.     —     Drum and Dance Contest Registration opens. Registration located in front of Education Building. NOT THE ANNOUNCERS STAND.

10:00 a.m.     —      Youth Day  activities, welcome and introductions, Merle Botone, Youth Day Coordinator, Prayer, Performers

Noon     —    Lunch time (on their own), students invited to attend Grand Entry at Lone Star Veterans Arena.

12:45 p.m.      —     Drum roll call, prayer, and  ribbon cutting - Lone Star Veterans Arena Rededication to all Veterans.

1:00 p.m.     —     First Grand Entry at Lone Star Veterans Arena, welcome and introduction by UTTC president Dr. Leander "Russ" McDonald, welcome by UTTC Board of Director Dave Flute, Introductions of Special Guests and Dignitaries, intertribals, men’s grass special in honor of Troy Shepherd, Jr. sponsored by Melanie Red Water & Family, Tiny Tots dance contest begins (Alternating order – Girl/Boy) Golden Age (60+): Women, Men Juniors (6-12): Girl’s Fancy, Boy’s Fancy, Jingle, Grass, Girl’s Trad., Boy’s Trad. Teens (13-17): Girl’s Fancy, Boy’s Fancy, Jingle, Grass, Girl’s Trad., Boy’s Trad.

6:45 p.m.     —    Drum roll call and prayer

 7:00 p.m.     —      Second Grand Entry at Lone Star Veterans Arena, introductions of Special Guests and Dignitaries, intertribals, Tiny Tots Veteran's Dance Special Recognizing all service men & women sponsored by Pow-wow Committee & Todd Goodsell Committee Special - "Battle Royale" (Fancy Shawl & Fancy Feather Categories) Committee Special - "Battle Royale" (Men’s Chicken) ADULT DANCE CONTEST BEGINS Sr Adult (37-59): Women’s Trad., Men’s Trad, Jingle, Grass, Fancy Shawl, Fancy Feather Men’s Chicken 18+ Jr Adult (18-36): Women’s Trad., Men’s Trad, Jingle, Grass, Fancy Shawl, Fancy Feather.

10:00 p.m.     —     Drum and dance contest registration closes.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

12:45 p.m.     —     Drum roll call and prayer.

1:00 p.m.     —     Third Grand Entry at Lone Star Veterans Arena. Introductions of Special Guests and Dignitaries, intertribals, Three Generation Team Dance Special - Grandparent, Child, Grandchild Sponsored by Pow-wow Committee TINY TOTS Golden Age (60+): Women, Men Sr Adult (37-59): Women’s Trad., Men’s Trad, Jingle, Grass, Fancy Shawl, Fancy Feather DANCE CONTEST CONTINUES (Alternating Order – Girl/Boy) - FINALS Juniors (6-12): Girl’s Fancy, Boy’s Fancy, Jingle, Grass, Girl’s Trad., Boy’s Trad. Teens (13-17): Girl’s Fancy, Boy’s Fancy, Jingle, Grass, Girl’s Trad., Boy’s Trad. 4:30 p. m. FREE FEED HOSTED BY: MANDAN / HIDATSA / ARIKARA NATION - Chairman Mark Fox Location to be announced 5:30 p.m. Red Berry Woman Native Fashion Show Cafeteria

6:45 p.m.     —     Drum roll call and prayer.

7:00 p.m.         Fourth Grand Entry at Lone Star Veterans Arena, introductions of Special Guests and Dignitaries, intertribals, Tiny Tots Men’s Fancy Special in Honor of WWI Veteran Smiley Shepherd, Sr. Sponsored by Shepherd Family Committee Special - "Battle Royale" (Jingle Dress & Grass Dance Categories) DANCE CONTEST CONTINUES (Alternating Order – Women/Men) Jr Adult (18-36): Women’s Trad., Men’s Trad, Jingle, Grass, Fancy Shawl, Fancy Feather Men’s Chicken 18+.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

10:00 a.m.     —     Worship services at Lone Star Veterans Arena,  All Nations Assembly of God worship service with Pastor Gordon Williams

12:30 p.m.     —     Drum roll call and prayer.

1:00 p.m.     —     Fifth Grand Entry at Lone Star Veterans Arena, introductions of Special Guests and Dignitaries, Tiny Tots dance contest continues (Alternating Order – Women/Men) Golden Age (60+): Women, Men Sr Adult (37-59): Women’s Trad., Men’s Trad, Jingle, Grass, Fancy Shawl, Fancy Feather Men’s Chicken 18+ Jr Adult (18-36): Women’s Trad., Men’s Trad, Jingle, Grass, Fancy Shawl, Fancy Feather Men's Grass Special: Arnold White, Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Councilman Giving Back - UTTC Alum Student Senate Representative Committee Special - "Battle Royale" (Men’s & Women’s Traditional) TIE BREAKERS (All Categories) at Lone Star Veterans Arena

4:00 p.m.     —     FREE BUFFALO/BEEF FEED at UTTC Cafeteria. Buffalo is sponsored by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe & Pow-wow Committee (Everyone Invited: Visitors, Guests, Spectators, etc.) Announcement of golf/softball//basketball/run-walk awards presented to all singing/dancing Powwow “Champions” at Lone Star Veterans Arena (jackets to all 1st Place), Closing  Drum Champions Song at Lone Star Veterans Arena.