Wendake Pow Wow: a healing, spiritual, festive gathering

Photo: Juanita Craig

A dancer glides beautifully around the arena during an inter-tribal dance. 

Twenty-four Nations from eight Canadian provinces and seven American states were represented at the annual Wendake Pow Wow from June 24 to 26. “There were 170 performers, including three drum groups,” explained Colombe Bourque, general manager of Wendake Tourism Industry. With prize money totalling about $32,000, performers came from far and wide to compete.