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Wendake, Meeting Grounds of Nations 2004

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  • Ishgooda, Senior Staff
    From: Huwennuwanenhs Hi everybody! I take 2 seconds of your precious time to announce our coming cultural event: Wendake, Meeting
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 15, 2004
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      From: Huwennuwanenhs <louiskarl.sioui@...>

      Hi everybody!

      I take 2 seconds of your precious time to announce our coming cultural event:

      Wendake, Meeting Grounds of Nations 2004 Edition.
      Wendake, Meeting Ground of Nations (« Wendake, Carrefour des Nations » in French) is an inter-tribal cultural and tourist event annually held at the end of July in the community of Wendake. The 2004 edition will be the third edition of the event, and has been strongly recommended by every visitors and participants of previous years.

      Wendake, Meeting Ground of Nations is really a two-part experience: it’s composed of both a Native Contemporary Art Festival and a more traditional Pow Wow. This year, the artistic festival will be held on July 22nd and 23rd, and the Annual Pow Wow of Wendake on July 24th and 25th.

      The Native Contemporary Art Festival
      The Festival is an inter-tribal event where the public can discover and appreciate Native talents in music. It’s a place where the professional Native musicians can expand their following by offering refreshing, original, and high quality artistic experiences. The Festival always showcases diverse types of shows in the “contemporary” styles: rock, blues, pop, classical, humor, folk, country, etc. The Festival presents some newcomers, as well as established musicians and artists. Since last year, the Festival also exhibits the work or Native artists in visual arts, a new element for the event.

      Annual Pow Wow of Wendake
      The annual Pow Wow of Wendake is a celebration of the traditional inter-tribal culture. This event is based mainly on traditional dances contest. Native dancers from across Canada and the United States come to the community and compete in diverse styles and age categories. Indian craftsmen from different communities also come to sell their authentic Indian merchandise. The Pow Wow also showcases aboriginal sports competitions, like the annual canoe race, a lacrosse match and a portage competition.

      For more information,
      You can join me at louikarl.sioui@...
      or 418-843-5550.

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