2019 Akwesasne Powwow
Join us at the Akwesasne Powwow on September 7-8, 2019 at the A’Nowara’Ko Wa Arena in Akwesasne, Ontario Canada as people come from far and wide to meet up with old friends, make new friends and, in the spirit of the gathering itself, to celebrate. The Akwesasne Powwow (aka Akwesasne International Powwow) brings together the best Native artisans, food vendors, drummers, dancers and smoke dancers from across the region. Come enjoy and celebrate diverse cultures. Free rough camping and free parking is available. Rain or shine event. Free bus shuttle from Cornwall ON during the weekend.
Akwesasne International Powwow: Weekend After Labor Day
The Akwesasne Powwow is held annually in September on the weekend immediately following Labor Day, at the A’nowara’ko:wa Arena on Cornwall Island, Ontario.
On the shores by the beautiful St. Lawrence River, visitors can enjoy the two day Akwesasne International Powwow with good music, good food and good company. The Akwesasne Powwow brings together the best Native artisans, drummers and dancers from this region. The Powwow allows us 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 our hope that this time spent together at the Akwesasne Powwow 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 to the Akwesasne Powwow 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.
$12 Weekend Pass
$8 General Admission
$5 Ages 6-12
Free – Under 5 & 65+
Parking – Free
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10:00 – Gates Open to Public
Noon – Grand Entry; Dance & Drum Competions throughout the day.
Powwow Head Staff
HOST DRUM: To Be Announced
EMCEE: To Be Announced
CO-EMCEE & SMOKE DANCE SINGER: To Be Announced
ARENA DIRECTOR: To Be Announced
SMOKE DANCE JUDGE: To Be Announced
TRADITIONAL DANCE JUDGE: To Be Announced
DRUM JUDGE: To Be Announced
HEAD VETEREN: To Be Announced
HEAD FEMALE DANCER & HEAD MALE DANCER: will be chosen per session
A’Nowara’Ko Wa Arena
36 Arena Road
Akwesasne, Ontario Canada K6H 5R7
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All travellers entering Canada from the United States are required to report directly to the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) 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.
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Free Corwall Bus Shuttle: Call 613-930-2636
- Best Western: 1515 Vincent Massey Drive, Cornwall, ON, (613) 932-0451
- Super 8: 2694 Brookdale Avenue, Cornwall, ON, (613) 932-8888
- Comfort Inn: 1625 Vincent Massey Drive, Cornwall, ON, (613) 937-0111
- Comfort Inn: 865 State Highway 37, 13655 Hogansburg, (next to casino), Akwesasne NY, (518) 358-1000
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The Akwesasne International Powwow Committee and the sponsors of the event are not liable for accidents, damages, injuries, lost or stolen articles, or hardships. The Akwesasne Powwow is a family-friendly event. DO NOT BRING ALCOHOL OR DRUGS!
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Akwesasne Powwow on the weekend after Labor Day at the A’Nowara’Ko Wa Arena in Akwesasne, Ontario Canada.
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