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Kahnawake Powwow: 22nd Anniversary Celebration

By Julye Huggins

This past weekend, July 14th and 15th, was the 22nd Anniversary Kahnawake Powwow, located in Mohawk territory on the south shore of Montréal. This cultural celebration gathers First Nations peoples and supporters from all over, vending many traditional foods and products, as well as featuring a dance competition. Singing and dancing for prize money is a fairly new concept in the tradition of pow wows, and some competitors and families will even follow the pow wow circuit throughout the March to September season.Check out the website below for more information on the different types of social dances often performed at pow wows, such as the War Dance, Round Dance, Rabbit Dance (Two Step), Snake Dance, Blanket Dance, Intertribal Dance, Grass Dance, Fancy Dance, Jingle Dress Dance and Traditional Dance.
Learn more:Kahnawake Powwow

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