It’s healing our spirits’: Eskasoni powwow celebrates 30th anniversary – CBC

Jul 03, 2022

Hundreds of people visited the powwow grounds on Saturday

Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Eskasoni’s annual competition powwow.

The largest Mi’kmaw community in the world welcomed visitors from far and wide for two days of dancing, drumming and singing.

Extending the invitation beyond the small community was a point of pride for Chief Leroy Denny, who hasn’t missed a powwow in Eskasoni since its inception in 1992.

“I have my friends here…. All of us met here 30 years ago at the powwow and have been coming here since then,” Denny said. “I’m proud to be here.”

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