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This year’s Mattagami powwow honours the Elders

A trio of eagles in flight greeted the seventh annual Mattagami First Nation Powwow August 19-20. Elder Mike Naveau pointed out that the three eagles had been over the community leading up to the gathering. Local members took it as […]

National Indigenous People’s Day

National Indigenous People’s Day

Aboriginal Day has come and gone and, for the most part, Canadians have gone about their lives, as usual, without noticing. In this time of reconciliation, it could be time for the federal government to recognize June 21 as a […]

Eeyou Istchee Powwow Roundup

Eeyou Istchee Powwow Roundup

Rain fails to dampen Niimuuhiikan celebration Big Rock’s annual powwow took place August 20-21 with Luke MacLeod bringing on Justice Debassige as the new coordinator for Mistissini’s fourth annual celebration. Inclement weather forced the powwow to move indoors to the […]

Powwow Power – Montreal’s urban event finds its feet

Powwow Power – Montreal’s urban event finds its feet

“There’s people here from all over the world,” marvelled Pow Wow Montreal organizer Al Harrington, an Anishinaabe from Ontario who now lives in Kanesatake. “I’ve talked to people from Finland, Germany, Austria, France – even Indians from India!” Montreal’s third […]