Southeast communities will be hosting some events today as they look to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.

White Bear First Nations' celebrations began at 10, with a pancake breakfast at the powwow grounds on Highway 9.

That'll be followed up by a hand drum singing contest and lili contest. That'll be followed by a mini horseshoe tournament and a competition for the fastest teepee setup and takedown.

The day will also include traditional hand games and legend sharing, along with a medicine planet identification and scavenge hunt.

Those festivities will end at a sweat lodge later in the day.

Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation will also be hosting a day of activities for National Indigenous Peoples Day.

They'll begin the day with an event at their four towering teepees, located north of Kisbey on Highway 13. If the weather takes a turn for the worse that will be moved to the recreation centre.

That begins at 2 p.m. offering a free barbecue to those that attend.

Hoop dancing will be performed by Terrence Littletent, followed by a mini powwow with drums and dancers.

Several contests are in the lineup with lili and warrior calls, and a watermelon and hotdog eating contest.

An Indian auction, which might include artwork from locals and beaded items, will follow the contests, and the day will end with a Nakota Bingo offering many great prizes.

All these events are free and are open to everyone who wishes to attend.

Ocean Man First Nations will not be holding any events this year, instead choosing to send families to the Yorkton, Regina, or White Bear celebrations.