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Healing through the drums at the Nipissing First Nation’s 35th Traditional Pow Wow – Anishinabek News

September 12, 2023

NIPISSING FIRST NATION — Nipissing First Nation’s 35th Traditional Pow Wow took place September 3-4 in Garden Village attracting a bigger crowd with more vendors.

MC Bob Goulais entertained while informing the dancers of upcoming songs and pow wow protocol for the growing crowd as the Ottawa River Singers and Eagle Flight sang to the beat of the big drums. Sunrise ceremonies started the day Thursday to Sunday.

Jingle dancer Ava Couchie looks forward to the two-day Nbisiing Nation Dewegigewaad.

“It’s a really nice community and I am grateful to call this home.”

2023-2024 Miss Nipissing First Nation Sassa Linklater was also feeling grateful at the sunny, popular pow wow.

“I feel very welcomed, and cared for by the pow wow committee and the community of Nipissing.”

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