Akwesasne International Powwow
Akwesasne International Powwow-September 9-10
It’s that time of year again! The Akwesasne International Powwow held annually the weekend following Labor Day, and this year’s 2-day event will be held on September 9-10. Join the fun for the 17th year in a row!
The Akwesasne International Powwow allows people from across Canada and the United States to learn about the First Nations and participate in this great cultural experience. It brings together the best Native artisans, drummers, singers, and dancers.
Enjoy and join a smoke dance which known as the ‘fastest dance on two feet’. This dance got its name back when the people would dance around the fire pit causing air to circulate, and thus helping the fire embers ignite. There will also be a number of competitions held for all age groups in traditional dances such as Smoke, Grass and Jingle Dances.
Come to the Powwow to enjoy some Native food, art, dances, and so much more on the shores of the beautiful St. Lawrence River.
For more information, visit Akwesasne International Powwow
Date: September 9-10
Location: A’Nowara’ko Wa Arena, Akwesasne Reserve No. 59
Ages 5 and under and 65+ – Free admission
Ages 6-12 – $5.00
General Admission – $8.00
Weekend Pass – $12.00
Parking – Free
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