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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: [email protected] Mobile: 226-627-9133 or Facebook: Stacey Nandee