Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration Pow-Wow – Grand Portage, MN

Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration Pow-Wow – Grand Portage, MN

Celebrate the heritage of Grand Portage each August with the National Park Service’s Rendezvous Days and the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa Pow-Wow, voted one of the Top 100 U.S. events by the American Bus Association.
The annual Grand Portage Rendezvous Days Celebration Pow-wow, sponsored by the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Ojibwe), is an American Indian cultural gathering focused on dance, song and family celebration. The Pow-wow includes traditional foods, music, and craft stands along with other events in the community. Over 350 dancers participated in 2019’s Grand Portage Pow Wow. Mid-day Grand Entry Saturday and Sunday are particularly inspirational and colorful as U.S. and Canadian flags are raised to honor military veterans from Grand Portage. Staff bearers lead dancers, dressed in traditional regalia, into the Pow Wow ring. Through the Pow Wow, all people have the chance to experience Native American culture in a wonderful way.

Schedule of Events

August 12th, 13th, & 14th, 2022 at the Pow Wow Grounds

Friday, August 12th

10 am: Rendezvous Days Welcome & Arrival – Great Hall at the National Monument (Stone Bridge Singers)

6:30 pm: Old Timers’ Softball Game

7 pm: Pow-wow Warm-ups Royalty Contest

Saturday, August 13th

8 am: Mixed Softball Tournament begins (wooden bats for men, aluminum bats for women) Wooden bats provided.

9 am: Registration for 1 mile & 3 miles Walk-Run (Grand Portage Health Services)

10 am: Flag Raising (Grand Portage Honor Guard)

10:30 am: Walk-Run begins

1 pm: Grand Entry Pow-wow, Honoring of Grand Portage Veterans, Flag Raising

2 pm: Bingo (Fire Hall Garage)

5 pm: Men’s Horseshoe Tournament (Softball Field)

5 pm: Feast (Pow-wow Grounds)

7 pm: Evening Grand Entry

Sunday, August 14th

8 am: Mixed Softball Tournament resumes

8 am: Breakfast (Pow-wow Grounds), Flag Raising (Grand Portage Honor Guard)

1 pm: Grand Entry

2022 Stamp Series Will Honor Minnesota Renowned Artist George Morrison – Grand Portage, MN

2022 Stamp Series Will Honor Minnesota Renowned Artist George Morrison – Grand Portage, MN

Photo: Kathy Strauss
George Morrison poses between two of his paintings in 1997 at Lizzard’s Gallery in Duluth. An exhibit at the gallery featured 77 of Morrison’s pieces, chronicling six decades of his work.
George Morrison — a beloved Minnesota painter known for challenging old ideas of what Native American art should be — will be honored with a U.S. Postal Service stamp series next year.

Duluth News: Morrison was born in 1919 in the since-abandoned village near Grand Marais known as Chippewa City. His pursuit of art, and later, his teachings, landed him in New York, Paris and Rhode Island before he returned to the North Shore in the 1970s.

There, Lake Superior inspired Morrison to make hundreds of small paintings intimately attuned to dusk and dawn, mist and fog, and fiery sunset, said Jackson Rushing, a friend of Morrison’s and an art historian who co-authored “Modern Spirit: The Art of George Morrison.”

Rushing described those paintings, some of which will be among the five pieces featured in the stamp collection, as a mantra: “I am home again. I am home again.”

Morrison, as well as painter and sculptor, Allan Houser, were among those who broke through barriers confining what Native American art could be and in 2004 both were featured in the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.

Morrison is known as a founding artist of Native American Modernism and for giving other Indigenous artists a type of freedom to make art without being confined to symbols, storytelling and the styles of their forefathers.

George Morrison’s collection of Forever Stamps will be issued in 2022 and available at post office locations. The Postal Service will host a ceremony in Minnesota to celebrate the launch of the stamps. Information about the event will be available at a later date.






Story by #duluthnews reporter Andee Erickson with file photo by Kathy Strauss.



Let’s Go North: Visit Cook County – Minnesota

Let’s Go North: Visit Cook County – Minnesota

Cook County is located at the northeastern tip of Minnesota’s Arrowhead, with Lake Superior’s north shore on one side and the Sawtooth Mountains and Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) on the other. The nearest large city is Duluth, Minnesota. We may be in northern Minnesota, but we’re easy to find and get to. Cook County, Minnesota is only four-and-a-half hours north of the Twin Cities. We’re also easy to reach from the Iron Range, Chicago, Thunder Bay, Madison and other areas in the Upper Midwest and beyond.
Strung along the Lake Superior shore like beads on a necklace, the communities of Lutsen, Tofte and Schroeder serve as the southern gateway to Cook County, Minnesota. This region is the perfect vacation destination, whether you’re looking for romance, adventure, relaxation or family fun. It all happens here, where the great Lake Superior meets the ancient Sawtooth Mountain Range. There’s always something new to explore.
Artsy and quirky, the North Shore harbor village of Grand Marais welcomes creatives, families and adventure-seekers alike. The accolades almost speak for themselves. Grand Marais has been named America’s Coolest Small Town (Budget Travel Magazine), Top 10 Beach Getaways (Outside Magazine), and Next Great Adventure Town (National Geographic Adventure Magazine). In Grand Marais you’ll meet some of the most friendly, creative and talented people – both visitors and locals alike.
Shhh, is that a moose? Uncover the history and allure of this 57-mile National Scenic Byway at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and Canada’s Quetico National Park. We all romanticize about a quaint, little lodge in the woods. But on the Gunflint Trail, it’s real. The log lodge, the grand resort, the shimmering lakes and a million acres of pristine Minnesota forest. It doesn’t get much better than this.
At the very tip of Minnesota’s Arrowhead, about 45 minutes northeast of Grand Marais, sits the community of Grand Portage. Grand Portage is a place of enduring tradition and vibrant culture. Home to the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, this community is one of the earliest Ojibwe settlements in Minnesota. Grand Portage has been a legendary meeting place for centuries – and after one visit you’ll understand why.


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Picnicking may be the new number one activity of the summer! The best part about eating outside is that you get to choose your perfect view be it lakeside or mountain top, you won’t be disappointed. To help you find that ultimate spot, we have created a list of 27 drop-dead gorgeous designated picnic areas just in Cook County (link in bio). Each one of these locations offer spectacular scenery as well as picnic tables, and some are even at the start of some incredible trailheads. Make sure to read our post and bookmark your top locations. You’ll also want to review the list of local restaurants that are offering unique and new takeout options. Of course, you’ll want to be sure to #leavenotrace and take any waste with you when you’re finished so that these areas remain as pristine as you found them. Happy eating! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #donorthmn #visitcookcounty #onlyinmn #foodie #picnic #picnicdate #picnicfood #lakesuperior #gunflinttrail #lutsen #tofte #schroeder #grandmarais #grandportage #thisismymn #beautifuldestinations #outsideinmn #wokeupnorth #mnfoodie #alfresco

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