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28th Annual Mawiomi of Tribes

8/27/21 - 8/29/21

28th Annual Mawiomi of Tribes is a Native American Celebration and Pow Wow - All Are Invited!

Each year, on the fourth weekend in August, the Aroostook Band of Micmacs celebrates the Mawiomi of Tribes which is dedicated to all people of Mother Earth. The word "Mawiomi" is derived from the Mikmaq language meaning "Gathering."The event is intended to showcase beauty, strength, spirit and endurance of the Micmac peoples' culture and tradition.

Pow-wows have changed over the years; In the early times, hunters would invite their friends and relatives to share their good fortune. As time went on, while the meal was being prepared, relatives would dance to honor their host. Eventually, dancing became the main focus of the event. Participants began to use this time to display their weaving, craft-work, and other finery. Pow-wows also had religious significance; they were an opportunity for families to hold naming and honor ceremonies.

COME JOIN US FOR:

  • DRUMS
  • MUSIC
  • DANCING
  • CRAFTS
  • VENDORS
  • AND MORE

EVERYONE IS WELCOME You are cordially invited to join us again in August in celebration of the Mawiomi of Tribes. Bring your moccasins and a friend for a weekend to remember. Join us in tradition through song, dance, food and ceremonies.

VENDORS PLEASE RESERVE EARLY TO ENSURE SPACE

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