2019 Ermineskin Cree Nation Powwow – Neyaskweyahk Celebration
All are welcome at the annual Ermineskin Cree Nation Powwow – Neyaskweyahk Celebration on July 6-8, 2018 at Bear Park in Maskwacis, Alberta, Canada. The Ermineskin Cree Nation Powwow draws participants and visitors from across both Canada and North America to celebrate over the weekend. You can expect to see dancers from California and New Mexico, California to North Carolina and Florida, and in-between represented each year. On the Canadian side of the border, dancers from Saskatchewan and British Columbia will travel to Bear Park to participate and compete in dance and drum contests.
Ermineskin Cree Nation Powwow – Neyaskweyahk Celebration
Over the weekend, four grand entries will feature drumming, dancing and singing in the park dancing circle. Hundreds of dancers will register for the weekend and compete in a variety of categories, including men’s and women’s traditional, men’s chicken and women’s jingle dancing. For adults, a total of seven categories were available with three more for those over age 50. Younger dancers were also able to compete in special teen, ages 13 to 17, and junior, ages six to 12, categories.
There is truly something for everyone at the Ermineskin Powwow this year as in addition to the dancing, drumming and singing, dozens of vendors from the United States and Canada will set up at the event to sell everything from craftwork, clothing, toy and souvenirs to fry bread, bannock and hamburgers.
Free Admission – Public Welcome!
Maskwacis Bear Park
Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0, Canada
Ermineskin Powwow Head Staff
Master of Ceremonies: To Be Announced
Arena Directors: To Be Announced
Host Drums: To Be Announced
Dance Judge: To Be Announced
Dance Contest Categories
Men’s Golden Age (50+)
Men’s Buckskin (50+)
Women’s Golden Age (50+)
1st $2000 2nd $1500 3rd #1000 4th $500