Pokégnek Bodéwadmik Pokagon Band of Potawatomi
28th Annual

Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow
August 31 – September 1, 2013

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is proud to announce its 28th Annual Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow, to be held Labor Day Weekend, August 31 & September 1 at Rodgers Lake in Dowagiac, Michigan. The Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow is free and open to the general public. Please take a look around our site for more information.

2013 VIPs

  • Arena Director | Dave Shananaquet
  • MC | Mark Denning
  • Head Veteran | George Martin
  • Head Judges | Ponchie and Debbie Plain
  • Head Dancers | Jefferson & Elizabeth Ballew
  • Head Junior Dancers | Frank Wesaw Jr & Adalia Plain
  • Host Drum | Bear Creek
  • Co-Host Drum | Painted Rock
  • Invited Drums | Ribbon Town, Southern Straight, Dusty Bear, Spirit Lake and High Spirit


Dancers smile at the Kee Boon Mein Kaa pow wow photo by Rhonda Shingwauk

Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa literally means "I have quit picking huckleberries."

Every Labor Day Weekend, we gathered and celebrated the good harvest, our families and friends, and our Potawatomi way of life. We do this through song, dance, food and prayers. Though the pow wow began in 1985, our people have gathered to celebrate these things since the beginning of time.

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Plan your day at the Kee-Boon-Mein-Kaa Pow Wow at Rogers Lake in Dowagiac, MI

Special Guest Billy Mills

William Mervin “Billy” Mills, also known as Makata Taka Hela, is the second Native American to win an Olympic gold medal.

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No firearms, alcohol/drugs, personal golf carts, politics, or pets on the pow wow grounds. The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the pow wow committee are not responsible for lost or stolen items.