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Millbrook powwow to include special guests

A few of the participants in the 2016 grand entry at the Millbrook powwow.
A few of the participants in the 2016 grand entry at the Millbrook powwow.

MILLBROOK, N.S. – Millbrook will be filled with music, dancing and colour when the 19th annual powwow takes place Sept. 2 and 3.

“We’re pretty excited about this year’s event,” said Heather Stevens, one of the organizers. “We have Cree Confederation, one of the top award-winning drum groups, coming from Edmonton. Several other drummers and dancers are also coming from there, and our two head dancers are from Ontario. This is the first time we’ve had head dancers from Ontario and they’re both award winners.”

Another special addition this year is a second grand entry on Saturday. There will be a grand entry at 1 p.m. both days, with an extra one at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The powwow also includes food, crafts and demonstrations.

The event will be held at the powwow grounds behind Wilson’s gas bar, in Millbrook. In the event of rain, it will be moved into the Millbrook Gym.

Any changes will be posted on the Millbrook First Nation Pow Wow 2017 Facebook page.

Some of the participants

Head male: John Hupfield, Wausauksing First Nation

Head female: Deanne Hupfield, Temagami First Nation

Head Mi’kmaw female: Jennifer McDonald, We’kopekwitk

Head Mi’kmaw male: To be announced

Head junior male: Carter Hatfield, Piktu’k

Head junior female: Patience Sylliboy, We’kopekwitk

Head veteran: To be announced

Emcees: Dion Tootoosis, Poundmaker Cree Nation, Saskatchewan and Michael R Denny, Eskasoni

Arena director: Armando Lucio, Lipan Apache Tribe, Texas

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