Kahnawake Pow Wow celebrates 30 years
The Echoes of Proud Nation Pow Wow in Kahnawake is back for its 30th edition on July 9th and 10th after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.
Translation Amanda Bennett
“I think it’s about time,” organizing committee member Lynn Norton said. “Everyone is a little nervous about what it’s going to look like, but I also think we’re ready for it.”
In addition to the traditional dance competitions, fireworks and a drumming competition will be held as well. Little ones will also offer a dance routine by Every Child Matters to commemorate the victims of residential schools. Booths for food and crafts will be available all weekend long.
Activities will take place on Tekakwitha Island from 9 am to 10 pm on Saturday, July 9th, and from 9 am to 5 pm on Sunday, July 10th. General admission is $8, entry is $5 for seniors and children 5 and under can attend free of charge.
It’s hard to know how many people will attend, Ms. Norton said. The committee has, however, received several enthusiastic calls from within the community as well as from elsewhere.
Prior to the pandemic, the Pow Wow would attract some 8,000 spectators, the organizing committee explained.
A free Exo shuttle from Angrignon Metro Station in Montreal will be offered during the event. How to get to the pow wow : http://kahnawakepowwow.com/?mp-event=how-to-get-here