Date: Sun, Sep 10 2017
Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive
MAWIO’MI is the Mi’kmaq word meaning a gathering, composition (commonly used for Grand Council) the common word in mainstream society and shared by majority of the tribes is Pow wow. A pow wow (also powwow or pow-wow) is a social gathering held by many different Indigenous communities. The word derives from the Narragansett word powwaw, meaning “spiritual leader”
A powwow is a celebration and a social gathering. Some may consists of a dance arena, campgrounds, parking lot, little shops, arts & crafts venders and food stands. Powwows usually take place over weekends. They are rich in tradition and culture. All Nations and races are welcome to powwows to see the sights, hear the music and eat the food.
The Eskasoni First Nation powwow welcomes visitors and locals from across Cape Breton to attend the two-day event during which many participants will be in traditional regalia. This vibrant event is a valuable opportunity to share Mi’kmaq traditions and culture.The event runs from June 30 to July 2.
Membertou’s powwow welcomes to public, the event annually follows Labour Day weekend in September. In 2017, the Pow wow will be held on the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th.