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Popular Aamjiwnaang Pow Wow returning in June

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Journal Staff

Following a two-year hiatus, the Aamjiwnaang First Nation will again host its annual Pow Wow in June.

“It’s a milestone for our community to be proud of,” Chief Chris Plain said of the popular event.

Marking its 59th year, it’s the second longest-running Pow Wow in Ontario, Plain said.

The 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled due to the pandemic.

“We would have been going into our 61st year, so there will be an asterisk there, because of COVID-19,” he said.

Unless health restrictions return, it will be held June 18 and 19 at the Bear Park Pow Wow grounds on Virgil Avenue.

Dancing, drumming, singing, traditional food, and vendors will be on hand for the event, which is open to the public.

“A lot of our community members (will) be able to come and gather again, and have guests come from different parts of Ontario, Michigan and beyond,” said Plain. “It’s always a fun time in the community.”

Adult admission is $8, with children 6-12 at $5. Seniors and kids under five are free.

Gates open at 10 a.m. with a grand entry at 12 noon and 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 noon Sunday.

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