More and more urban communities across Turtle Island are hosting traditional gatherings. In the Greater Toronto Area, we’ve seen one-day gatherings spring up in Orangeville, Aurora and Pickering on top of the successful pow-wows put on by the Native Canadian Centre, Native Men’s Residence and Native Child & Family Services.
Now it’s Brampton’s turn.
The Oneida Circle is hosting the first annual Akweni Ki Indigenous Festival, on Saturday, September 24. The festival includes their first ever traditional pow-wow and an evening gala featuring Anishinaabe recording artist Crystal Shawanda and Oji-Cree Miss Universe contestant Melinda Henderson.
This gathering is gaining a lot of momentum and excitement. It is turning out to be the fall pow-wow that you just can’t miss. I personally would like to invite all my pow-wow family… all singers, dancers, hummers and limpers to add this to your calendar and plan on attending.
1st Annual Akweni Ki Traditional Pow-Wow
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Brampton Fairgrounds, 12942 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON
MC: Bob Goulais
Arena Director: Earl Oegema
Host Drum: Black Bull Moose
Grand Entry: Saturday, September 24 at 12 noon.