Neyaashiinigmiing Anishinaabekiing 32nd ANNUAL POW WOW
EVERYONE WELCOME FAMILY ORIENTED EVENT! No Drugs or Alcohol Allow- Drug Free Event
Pow Wow Coordinator – Dorene Keeshig firstname.lastname@example.org
Drum & Dancers registration – Pam Linklater email@example.com
Gichi-Miigwech (Big Thank you) for your support and much appreciation to help make this year’s event a success!!!
Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Pow wow Committee 2015
LET YOUR HEART BEAT WITH THE DRUM
Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Annual Pow Wow will take place on the 3rd Weekend of August at our Cape Croker Indian Park. We invite you to come and join the celebration.
The tradition of First Nations dance is ancient. The modern day Pow Wow evolved from the Grass Dance Societies that formed during the early 1800’s. The dances were an opportunity for warriors to reenact their brave deeds for all tribe members to witness. The growth of reservations gave rise to the modern Pow Wow. This was a time of transition for Native People across Turtle Island. Tribal customs and religions were outlawed. The Grass Dance was one of the few celebrations that was allowed into this new era. The Grass Dance became an opportunity to maintain some of the earlier tribal customs that were vanishing. Elders have been told by their grandparents that the men did most of the dancing, only in recent decades have the women been accepted to dance among the men in the Sacred Circle. Most songs have been passed down from one generation to the next. Singing and dancing is our good medicine we share with the people!
The Pow Wow is a time for renewing old friendships and making new ones. Once again, the Pow Wow Circle is Strong and alive.
Throughout this great country of ours, many people come together to celebrate life with its traditions and teachings.
We invite you to come join us to celebrate life.
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LAWN CHAIRS!
PowWows Etiquette… What to Expect!
- Powwows are celebrations, social gatherings and friendly dance competitions. But, as with the sacred thread that runs through all of life, there are sacred traditions to be found in this coming together of people of all nations!!!
- There is a circle in most dances, representing the circle of unity, the cycle of life. Dancers often follow the clockwise pattern of the sun.
- Some of the regalia and/or ornaments signify special events or honors in a person’s life, special religious traditions or symbols rooted within their family tree.
- For a brief description of dances one might see at a powwow. No matter which dance or performance you see you are sure to be entertained and enlightened. Enjoy the powwow!
- Everyone is welcome to attend powwows, regardless of Race.
- For newcomers this is a very exciting and colorful, family oriented celebration as this event is drug and alcohol free! Sorry NO pets are not allowed into pow wow grounds.
Absolutely No alcohol or drugs permitted on the Pow Wow There are absolutely NO DOGS permitted on Pow Wow grounds. The taking of pictures and/or video is permitted at the discretion of the veteran/elder/drummer/dancer. Please ask for permission first!
Situated on the East side of the Bruce Peninsula, we are… Location:
- 3 hours from Kitchener/Waterloo
- 3½ hours from downtown Toronto
- 3½ hours from Hamilton
- 4½ hours from Niagara Falls
- 5 hours from Buffalo
- 5½ hours from Windsor (or Detroit)
Please use google map: Neyaashiinigmiing, Ontario (Cape Croker Indian Park) FR: Tobermory, ON 1. Head southeast on ON-6 S toward Brock St/ Nicholas St About 39 mins, go 45.5 km,total 45.5 km 2. Turn left onto County Road 9 (signs for Lion’s Head) About 25 mins, go 26.4 km, total 71.9 km 3. Turn left onto Purple Valley Rd/?County Road 18 About 11 mins, go 5.2 km, total 77.1 km 4. Turn left onto Purple Valley Rd About 4 mins, go 2.1 km,total 79.2 km 5.Turn right onto Little Port Elgin Rd About 8 min, go 4.3 km, total 83.5 km 6. Turn left onto Boundary Rd About 6 mins, go 3.1 km, total 86.6 km 7.Turn right onto Sidney Bay Rd About 2 mins, go 850 m, total 87.5 km 8.Turn left onto Hope Bay Rd About 4 mins, go 2.1 km, total 89.6 km ” You Have Arrive to Destination: Cape Croker Indian Park
Safe Travels and hope to see you and your family come and celebrate Life with our beautiful community “Neyaashiinigmiing Anishinaabekiing”
Because there is NO Place Like Home!!!!
Sponsor By: Chief and Council and fundraising by Nawash Pow Wow Committee 2015