Akwesasne Pow-Wow Set For September 7th And 8thAugust 30, 2013
Cornwall Ontario – People will have a unique chance to experience the culture of First Nation’s communities at the Akwesasne International Pow-Wow on September 7th and 8th.
The Pow-Wow will take place at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena on Cornwall Island, just across the beautiful St. Lawrence River from Downtown Cornwall.
Visitors will enjoy good music, good food and good company during the two-day event, as the Akwesasne Pow-Wow brings together the best Native artisans, drummers and dancers from across this region region.
The gates open to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and the festivities start with a spectacular grand entry at noon with all the beautifully dressed dancers. Visitors will have an opportunity to purchase some home made Native food and enjoy a cool strawberry drink or lemonade, while browsing through the vendors area to find that one of a kind keepsake.
General admission is $8, and $5 for children from 6 to 12. Children under the age of 6 and seniors over the age of 65 get in free.
The Pow-Wow allows people to join with other First Nations from across Canada and the United States to share in this great gathering, it also allows visitors from many nations to participate in this exciting cultural experience.
Enjoy and take part in the ‘fastest dance on two feet’, with our Iroquois Smoke Dancers. 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.
It is the organizer’s 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.
The gates open to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and the festivities start with a spectacular grand entry at noon with all the beautifully dressed dancers. You will have an opportunity to purchase some home made Native food and enjoy a cool strawberry drink or lemonade, while you browse through the vendors area to find that one of a kind keepsake.
All travellers entering Canada from the United States are required to report directly to the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) temporary border crossing in the city of Cornwall as required under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Customs Act. Once processed by CBSA travellers will be able to continue to their destination in the City of Cornwall or back to Cornwall Island
The Akwesasne International Pow-Wow is held annually in September on the weekend immediately following Labor Day.
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