Regular Kanehsatake powwow returns

Courtesy Kanehsatake Annual Pow Wow After a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, the Kanehsatake Annual Pow Wow is finally back, and people are excited! And if social media activity on the event’s Facebook page is any indication, the turnout will be the biggest yet. Community member Shirley Bonspille, who helped organize this year’s

Community pride echoes 30-plus years later

Simona Rosenfield The Eastern Door Kahnawa’kehró:non and guests celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow last weekend, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. The powwow grounds filled with singers, dancers, artists and cooks who gave their gifts to thousands in attendance including Ian

Powwow booth broadens vendor participation

Courtesy Robin Tekaiakenhtha Marquis When Daisy Lahache was growing up, it was her dream to sell her crafts at the Echoes of a Proud Nation Powwow. “I think for Indigenous Peoples, there’s such a sense of pride in being able to set up at powwow and sell your things, your handmade

Reclaiming heritage at the powwow

Courtesy Al Harrington The second annual Land Back Powwow organized by The Red Urban Project attracted over 3,000 people and dozens of vendors to celebrate Indigenous spirituality and culture over the weekend. “I wanted to create a powwow where we can kind of voice a little more on issues that our

Landback Powwow is a go

Courtesy Al Harrington Get ready, Kanehsata’kehró:non, the second edition of the Landback Powwow is gearing up to delight and entertain by introducing live music, organizing games and hosting a special social gathering! Organizer Al Harrington said that the powwow will take place on May 28 and 29 this year. “We are

Kahnawake powwow returns

File photo The Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow will take place this summer for the first time since 2019, organizers have announced. The return of the powwow, which will run July 9-10 on Tekakwitha Island, is the latest sign of a return to normalcy for Kahnawake after two years

Kanesatake powwow honours land defenders

LAURENCE BRISSON DUBREUIL THE EASTERN DOOR There were shining rays of sun peeking through the towering trees that circle the traditional powwow grounds in Kanehsatake, as hundreds of Onkwehón:we and friends gathered for a celebration under the theme of Land Back. On Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, dancers, drummers, artists,

First powwow during COVID-19 pandemic

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First powwow in months is coming

(FILE PHOTO) [apss_share] Dear Readers: As an essential service that is still open during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Eastern Door is fighting hard to keep news like this flowing, in our print product, though an online subscription at www.eastermdoor.com and here, for free, on our website and Facebook. But when a large portion of

Social distance dancing for the elders

(Chloe Emond-Lane The Eastern Door) [apss_share] A small powwow took place at the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre on Saturday, to help lift the elders’ spirits after being isolated for close to three months now. Senior patients and residents were able to watch the performances through the hospital windows while their loved ones gathered