10th Annual Pabineau Powwow Another Success
The community gathered at Pabineau First Nation Saturday for the 10th annual Pabineau Pow Wow. It was a colourful and vibrant event where Mi’kmaq heritage was on full display with traditional Aboriginal dancing, singing, arts, crafts, foods, and contemporary entertainment.
The First Nations people paid tribute to Mother Earth in various ways while welcoming people from all walks of life to join in the celebrations.
Powwows are celebrations considered to be both very sacred and quite social for traditional Aboriginal families - marking a time to renew bonds with the beliefs and traditions of their ancestors.
The Grand Entry began at 1:00 PM (video below).
Joe and Gail Forgette says the Pow Wow is an important event that started as a way for people to meet from different tribes. They say it's a also a time to remember that the world doesn't belong to us, and we must take care of it.
A quick blast of rain sent some people running for shelter. The downpour took people by surprise but it didn't hamper their spirits. The event resumed after about a 15 minute delay.