The Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, Quebec, is holding its annual Echoes Of A Proud Nation Pow Wow this weekend on July 8th and 9th. The Mohawks of Kahnawá:ke (Kahnawákeró:non) are one of eight territories that comprise the Mohawk (Kanien:keha’ka, People of the Flint) Nation. It is the 27th year for the Mohawk Nation Pow Wow.
This Mohawk Nation Pow Wow held in Kahnawake represents the Mohawk people, who are members of the Haudenosaunee, or People of the Longhouse along with historic, political and cultural ties the Oneida, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga and Tuscarora Nations.
The Haudenosaunee are also known as the Six Nation Iroquois Confederacy. They are are a constitutional democracy governed by an ancient constitution known as the Kaianere’kó:wa, the Great Law of Peace, that has existed since well before the settler colonialist occupation of Turtle Island.
In their essay What Is A Pow Wow?, the Kahnawákeró:non explain that “Pow wow time is Native people meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones. This is a time to renew thoughts of the old ways and to preserve a rich heritage.”
Established in 1991, the Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow is a Kahnawákeró:non spiritual celebration of life through drumming, song and dance, through which people come together to renew old friendships and make new ones. The theme for the Mohawk Nation pow wow is “Renewing our spirits through the power of the drum”.
Kahnawà:ke. KTV Profile: 25th Anniversary of the Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow
Spirit Drums 2015 25th Annual Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow
Here is a select list of pow wows happening across Turtle Island July 7th through July 9th:
Sac and Fox Nation 54th Annual Pow Wow, July 6-July 9
Jim Thorpe Memorial Park
920883 South Highway 99 (5.5 miles South of Stroud)
Stroud, OK 74023
For more information visit the Sac and Fox Nation website or Facebook page.
Blackfeet Nation 66th Annual North American Indian Days Pow Wow, July 6-July 9
Charging Home Stampede Park - Blackfeet Reservation
124 2nd Avenue Northwest
Browning, MT 59417
For more information visit the Blackfeet Nation Department of Commerce website or North American Indian Days Facebook page.
Prairie Island Indian Community 2017 Wacipi Celebration (Pow Wow), July 7-July 9
Treasure Island Resort & Casino
5734 Sturgeon Lake Road
Prairie Island, MN 55089
For more information visit the Prairie Island Indian Community website or Facebook page.
Great Mohican 34th Annual Summer Pow Wow, July 7-July 9
Mohican Reservation Campgrounds & Canoeing
23270 Wally Road
Loudonville, OH 44842
For more information visit the Great Mohican Pow Wow website or Facebook page.
Taos Pueblo 32nd Annual Pow Wow, July 7-July 9
Taos Pueblo Pow Wow Grounds
Ben Romero Road (3 miles north of Taos Plaza)
Taos, NM 87571
For more information visit the Taos Pueblo Pow Wow website or Facebook page.
Strong Sun 14th Annual Pow Wow, July 7-July 9
Ivey M. Redmond Sports Complex
788 Beeson Rd
Kernersville, NC 27284
For more information visit the Near River Dwellers website or Strong Sun Pow Wow Facebook event page.
Miawpukek First Nation 22nd Annual Traditional Pow Wow, July 7-July 9
Miawpukek First Nation (Conne River) Reserve - Pow Wow Grounds
50 Miawpukek Drive
Conne River, NL A0H 1J0 CANADA
For more information visit the Miawpukek First Nation website or Facebook event page.
Echoes of a Proud Nation 27th Annual Pow Wow, July 8-July 9
Kahnawake Mohawk Territory (10 miles south of Montreal)
Routes 132 & 138 (off Mercier Bridge)
Kahnawake, QC J0L 1B0 CANADA
For more information visit the Kahnawake Pow Wow website or Facebook page.
Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum's 18th Annual Intertribal Pow Wow, July 8-July 9
Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum
18 Highlawn Road
Warner, NH 03278
For more information visit the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum website or Facebook page.
Suscol Intertribal Council 24th Annual Pow Wow, July 8-July 9
Yountville Veteran's Home Picnic Grounds
180 California Drive
Yountville, CA 94599
For more information visit the Suscol Intertribal Council website or Facebook page.
Check out our Pow Wow listings here (updates ongoing).
Attention Pow Wow organizers:
You can also update your information on our pow wow email list. By adding your email, you’ll enable us to contact you on select pow wow updates & announcements. We will only send a few emails each year, and it will only be used by our internal pow wow team.
Add your email for the pow wow email list here: http://eepurl.com/bOY8ir
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