Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary extends a warm welcome to all who attend the 20th annual Tribal Leader’s Summit in Bismarck September 6-8, and the 47th Annual United Tribes Technical College (UTTC) Powwow, Sept. 9-11, sponsored by United Tribes Technical College, including all who are visiting the area asking for their voices to be heard.
“It is an honor to host this annual cultural event that brings a richness of culture, diversity and economic benefit to our community,” said Mayor Seminary. “Many people aren’t aware of how important the Tribal Leader’s Summit and International Powwow are to our community.” These events bring about 20,000 people to the community each year who shop, dine, camp and utilize local amenities that contribute to our local economy.
“We are very gratified that United Tribes Technical College hosts this premier ethnic event in our community each year, celebrating the diversity of the area. It is one of the most amazing and moving experiences I’ve ever been a part of,” said Mayor Seminary. “The City of Bismarck has a very profound relationship with UTTC and a deep respect for the cultural exchange and all they bring to our community. We will continue to build upon the strength of this relationship.”
The powwow has become one of the premier cultural events of North Dakota, receiving numerous awards over the years. A study of the college’s economic impact shows that the summit and powwow bring approximately $1.8 million to the local economy in direct expenditures; United Tribes Technical College total