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Walpole Island Pow Wow

May 21 - May 23

May 21-23

Walpole Island First Nation 28th Annual Spring Pow Wow

Bkejwanong M’nookmig Jiingtamook

Directions:  Off Hwy 33 and Hwy 40 from Sarnia or Wallaceburg, ON.  Also at Algonac, Michigan/Walpole Island Ferry.

Grand Entry:  Saturday, May 21 at 1PM and 7PM

Sunday, May 22 at 1PM and 7PM

Monday, May 23 at 11AM

Host Drum Snake Island, Aamjiwnaang First Nation

Arena Director:  Brian Hill, Oneida/London, ON

Honour Guard:  Walpole Island Veterans Association

Emcee:  Gordon Sands Jr.  Bkejwanong/London, ON

Head Sr/Jr Dancers:  TBA

Drums Minimum of five exclusive singers per drum

Vendors; Vendor fees apply for two or three days.  Authentic Indigenous cuisines and crafts are preferred.  Other service/information booths available

Dance Exhibitions:  All Dance Categories Hoop Dancers, Smoke Dance, Specials

Specials, Honourings, Memorials and Demonstrations:

Youth and Adult Smoke Dance Exhibitions on Sat. and Sun. at 6PM.  Snoke Dance Special on Sunday at 6:30PM (Registration/regalia required).  Nadine/Asia Nahdee Family Special on Sunday.  Other family, community or cultural specials to be announced.

LOCATION: To be determined based on parking needs, emergency service access, dance arena, vendor spacing, washroom/waste facility areas and weather forecast. 

INDEMNITY: Walpole Island First Nation and the Mnookmig Jingtamook Committee will not be held responsible for injuries, lost/stolen/damaged articles, or short-funded travellers. This pow wow is sponsored by various volunteers, administration/departments/services, community businesses and community partnerships. 

ACCOMODATIONS: Nearest hotel is Wallaceburg Inn (519) 627-0781. Others in Sarnia, Chatham, Sombra Ontario or Algonac Mich. 

CAMPING: Tents only ELECTRICITY/WATER: There are no electrical or water hook ups. Vendors to

supply their own. MORE INFORMATION: Stacey Nahdee at: stacey.nahdee@hotmail.com Mobile: 226-627-9133 or Facebook: Stacey Nandee

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Start:
May 21
End:
May 23