Micmaq red and yellow flag at annual pow wow in Nova Scotia

Annual Pow-wow of Native Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq event not to miss

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Latitude: 44.6696, Longtitude: -63.5721
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Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Native American people are indigenous to the Maritime provinces of Canada. This photo story showcases the 2009 Powwow at Dartmouth commons. Each year location can vary and Doers & Dreamers guide is a good place to start planning a trip. Dartmouth commons was a great location with easy access and nice picture-perfect views with MacKay bridge and Halifax as a backdrop.

Wigwam with native symbols
Wigwam with native symbols
Grand entry with flags
Grand entry with flags

The annual Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq pow wow opened with grand entry when senior members carried flags around the circle of the arena. Traditional native American wigwam was set up and provided lots of fun for the kids.

Renowned Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Eastern Eagle band performed beautiful native songs to the beat of their drum. The music was very spiritual and set the tone for the whole event. It also inspired the dancers. The first was a grass dance by a young dancer in amazing regalia reminding of long grass in the wind. Then there were women doing healing dance in jingle dresses. There was a shawl dance by one of the ladies and also by young girls.

Soldier holds First Nations of Canada symbols
A soldier holds First Nations of Canada symbols
Sacred native decorations
Sacred native decorations

As a grand finale to annual Mi’kmaq pow-wow spectators were treated to a fancy dance. The head dancer had gorgeous regalia white and blue with orange accents, with a  feather bustle, jingles, and very tall nice hair roach – male headdress. The powwow was a very important celebration of Mi’kmaq culture and provided an excellent opportunity for other people to learn about First Nations.

Sacred eagle claw
Sacred eagle claw
Mi'kmaq performing grass dance
Mi’kmaq performing grass dance
Grass dancer in full regalia
Grass dancer in full regalia
Elaborate moves of grass dance
Elaborate moves of grass dance

Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Pow-wow Photo Gallery

Jingle Dancers with a white feather fan
Jingle Dancers with a white feather fan
First Nation woman and a child
First Nation woman and a child
A woman in a native dress with a dark feather fan
A woman in a native dress with a dark feather fan
Mi'kmaq ladies dressed for the dance
Mi’kmaq ladies dressed for the dance
Beautiful shawl dress
Beautiful shawl dress
Shawl dancer at powwow
Shawl dancer at the powwow
Spriritual healing jingle dance
Spiritual healing jingle dance
Details of jingle dress made from silver
Details of jingle dress made from silver
Portrait of a Mi'kmaq lady dancer
Portrait of a Mi’kmaq lady dancer

   01.05.2020 by FPImages

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