The 3rd, 4th and 5th July 2015 will be held the annual Pow Wow of Odanak Abenaki (32 km east of Sorel). Several traditional flavor events will be held these three days, such as singing and dancing benefits offered by members of different nations, as well as a day dedicated to the family. Please note that access to all Pow Wow activities is free and open to everybody at any time.
Samian on Friday night show
Always from a perspective of celebration and fun for the whole family, Pow Wow presents the free show of Aboriginal rapper Samian from 21h, Friday, July 3rd, 2015. A native of Pikogan, small Aboriginal community in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Samian claims and compliance recognition for its origins. The documents to be presented at his show reveal the more entrenched than ever, combining a sometimes jazzy sound, sometimes more rock, for a mix of genres that will convince everyone. His performance will be followed by DJ Nicolas Langlois.
Activities on Saturday and Sunday
Several activities will take place throughout the weekend. Indeed, it will be possible to visit various craft booths and attend the benefit of traditional songs and dances, as well as demonstrations of traditional skills. This will also be the opportunity to taste typical native dishes. During the family day on Saturday, toddlers will be honored: entertainment and inflatables will be on site.
About the Pow Wow of Odanak
Although modernity has taken the place of a traditional way of life, the Abenaki never really detach their identity. That is why they try to keep a time during the year to remember the rich culture of their ancestors. The Pow Wow of Odanak is an opportunity to celebrate during this cultural exchange between contemporary and several First Nations that will be present for you to discover their culture.