AKWESASNE – Taking place at the A’Nowara’Ko Wa Arena in Akwesasne, the two day event ran from Sept. 7 to 8 and saw First Nations people come together from across the continent to enjoy good food, dance and friends.
“The pow-wow allows us to join with other First Nations from across Canada and the United States to share in this great gathering,” reads a statement on the Powwow’s official website. “It also allows visitors from many nations to take part in this great cultural experience. It is our hope that this time spent together will bring us to a better understanding of one another and foster a strong bond of peace and friendship with our neighbours of all cultures.”
There were dancing and drum competitions held throughout the day in the arena on Saturday and Sunday.
Residents of Cornwall had a chance to travel to the Powwow via a free shuttle service which left from Walmart and from the Aquatic Centre sponsored by the Akwesasne Community Partnership Fund.
Entry into the event was free for children under five and seniors, ages 6-12 admission was $5 and adults $8.