Kanehsatake hosting traditional powwow this weekend
The 6th annual Kanehsatake Powwow will take place over three days starting Friday and organizers are taking the time to roll out the welcome mat to those living “across the river,” too. The cultural event will begin on Aug. 29 with a Social being held from 7 p.m.-9 p.m., while the traditional powwow will get underway at noon on Aug. 30 and 31 with Host Drum Stony Bear, from Cape Breton. Bright Cloud Deer from Kanehsatake will serve as the head male dancer, while Aputi Winter Doxtator from Oneida will be the head female dancer. Organizers say alcohol and drugs will not be permitted on or around the premises, while pets are also prohibited. Craft and food vendors will offer their goods and services, and tent camping for the weekend is possible. The powwow will be held at the Mohawk Band Council of Kanehsatake, 681 Rang Ste. Philomene, Highway 344, in Kanehsatake. For information call Mark Bonspille at 514 892-8731.