Events: 2019 Powwow Season in Atlantic Canada

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June 2019:

Pictou Landing Traditional Powwow
Date: June 1-2, 2019
Where: Michael Wayne Gymnasium, 43 Maple Street, Pictou Landing First Nation, N.S.
Contact: Haley Bernard at (902) 301-0256 or

Abegweit Traditional Powwow
Date: June 8-9, 2019
Where: Scotchfort, P.E.I.
Contact: Deana Beaton at (902) 676-3137 or (02) 626-6778 or at

St. Mary’s First Nation 20th Annual Powwow
Date: June 14-15-16, 2019
Where: St. Mary’s Old Reserve, Union Street, Fredericton, N.B.
Contact: Contact Nicole Derrico-Carty at (506) 259-1130 or Celia Wilson at (506) 458-9511

Mawita’jik Competition Powwow (organized by the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre)
Date: June 21-22, 2019
Where: Zatzman Sportsplex, 110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth, N.S.
Contact: Emily Nasson at (902) 420-1576 or

Neqotkuk Wolastoqiyik 17th Traditional Gathering and Powwow
Date: June 21-23, 2019
Where: Mudwaas Park, Route 105, (next to the Maliseet Gas Bar), Tobique First Nation, N.B.
Contact: Powwow Committee at (506) 999-5026

Eskasoni International Competition Powwow
Date: June 28-29-30, 2019
Where: Eskasoni First Nation, N.S.
Contact: Michael R. Denny at (902) 574-5624 or at

July 2019

Miawpukek Mawiomi
Date: July 5-7, 2019
Where: Powwow Grounds, Conne River, N.L.
Contact: Colleen Lambert at (709) 882-2148 or

Sipekne’katik Mawiomi
Date: July 5-7, 2019
Where: The Arbor, Cultural Grounds, Indian Brook First Nation, N.S.
Contact: Brian Knockwood at (902) 750-0567, Patricia Augustine at (902) 758-2063, Velvet Paul at (902) 751-1287 or Mary Ellen Sylliboy at (902) 805-9232

Welamukotuk Powwow
Date: July 5-7, 2019
Where: Hiawatha Riverfront, Oromocto, N.B.
Contact: Shawn Sabattis-Atwin at (506) 457-8847 or

St. George’s Bay Traditional Powwow
Date: July 13-14, 2019
Where: Flat Bay, N.L.
Contact: Cassandra Beanland at (709) 647-1370 or

Pabineau Traditional Powwow
Date: July 13-14, 2019
Where: 1290 Pabineau Falls Road, Pabineau First Nation, N.B.
Contact: Rose Kryszko at (506) 548-9211 or

Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) Traditional Powwow
Date: July 19-21, 2019
Where: Riverview Road, Eel Ground First Nation, N.B.
Contact: Victoria Ginnish at (506) 627-4600

Potlotek Traditional Powwow
Date: July 20-21, 2019
Where: Potlotek First Nation, N.S.
Contact: George Marshall at (902) 535-3160 or

Metepenagiag Traditional Powwow
Date: July 26-28, 2019
Where: Next to the Metepenagiag Heritage Park, 2156 Micmac Road, Metepenagiag Mi’kmaw Nation, N.B.
Contact: Heritage Park (506) 836-6118 (can leave messages for Tee Paul or Joey Paul)

Gesgapegiag Traditional Powwow
Date: July 27-28, 2019
Where: Gesgapegiag First Nation, (near Maria), Que.
Contact: Lynn Jerome at (418) 759-5759 or Amanda Larocque at (418) 759-3431 or

August 2019

Listuguj Traditional Powwow
Date: August 3-4, 2019 (Atlantic time)
Where: Moffat’s Landing, Listuguj, Que.
Contact: Shera Wysote at (418) 865-3712 or at or Lita Isaac at (418) 865-3564 or at

Millbrook Annual Competition Powwow
Date: August 9-11, 2019
Where: Millbrook First Nation, N.S.
Contact: Michael Stephens at (902) 805-1752 or

Aroostook Band of Micmacs 25th Annual Mawiomi of Tribes
Date: August 17-18, 2019
Where: 214 Doyle Road, Caribou, Maine, USA
Contact: John Dennis at (207) 764-1972

Panmure Island Traditional Powwow
Date: August 17-18, 2019
Where: Panmure Island, P.E.I.
Contact: Native Council of PEI at (902) 892-5314

Ugpi’ganjig (Eel River Bar) Traditional Powwow
Date: August 24-25, 2019
Where: Aboriginal Heritage Gardens, Ugpi’ganjig (Eel River Bar First Nation), N.B.
Contact: Barbie Gauvin at (506) 760-0054 or D. Bjorndal at (506) 686-0016

Lennox Island Traditional Powwow
Date: August 24-25, 2019
Where: Lennox Island First Nation, P.E.I.
Contact: Jamie Thomas at (902) 831-3109

Elsipogtog Traditional Powwow
Date: August 31- September 1, 2019
Where: Elsipogtog First Nation, N.B.
Contact: Ann Purcell at (506) 523-5479 or

September 2019

Mawi’ta’mk 17th Annual Powwow
Date: September 6-8, 2019
Where: Membertou First Nation, N.S.
Contact: Simon Mashall at (902) 577-3020

Gold River Traditional Powwow
Date: September 7-8, 2019
Where: Gold River, N.S.
Contact: Cait Pennell at (902) 430-0877 or

Kingsclear First Nation 7th Annual Powwow
Date: September 13-15, 2019
Where: 716 Church Street, Kingsclear First Nation, N.B.
Contact: Amy Polchies at (506) 363-3028 ext. 167 or

Paqtnkek Traditional Powwow
Date: September 20-22, 2019
Where: Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation, N.S.
Contact: Rose Paul at (902) 386-2781 or

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Maureen Googoo is an award-winning journalist from Indian Brook First Nation (Sipekne'katik) in Nova Scotia. She has worked in news more than 30 years for media outlets such as CBC Radio, the Chronicle-Herald and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Maureen has an arts degree in political science from Saint Mary's University in Halifax, a journalism degree from Ryerson University in Toronto and a Masters degree in journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.