The modern Pow Wow is a time for celebration of Indigenous community and identity. It’s also
an event that honours our heritage and proudly reaffirms First Nation’s culture
and traditions. The Pow Wow has two aspects: the traditional Pow Wow and the competitive Pow Wow.

The traditional Pow Wow is an event that focuses on Indigenous traditions and spirituality.

The competition Pow Wow is the expression of the cultural character of the event. It’s also the
opportunity for participant dancers and musicians to receive prizes.

Whether it’s the traditional Pow Wow or competitions, you’ll always find artists, artisans and
people who are passionate and proud of their culture, tradition and history.
These people want to share with you what they hold precious during this
celebration time that’s open to all.

Close to Québec city, in Wendake, from the 28th to the 30th of June come
attend the Huronne-Wendat Nation’s Annual Pow Wow. You will see traditional ceremonies and different dances and singing competitions happening throughout the weekend.

Invocation will have a booth on the Pow wow site so please come and see us. We will be happy to see you and ready to anwer all your questions! I’ll be there from 14h to 17h saturday and sunday.

Happy Pow Wow to all!

Here are some other Pow wow. At these Powwows Invocation will be represented by Pops.

June 29-30 – Ste Perpetuel

July 6-7 – Odanak

July 13 – 14 -Grand Gathering oj First Nations – Mashteuiatsh

3-4 August – Manawan

10 – 11 August -Pessamit

31 August – 2 September – Wemotaci 14 – 15 Sept – Wôlinak

Here is a link to all Pow  Wows this summer:



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THE ANT – totem animal

The word-key for ant medicine is patience. The ant can go considerable distances to bring a little food to its community. It can accomplish a stunning amount of work. It never stops accomplishing its tasks and it has incredible strength: she can carry several times its own weight.

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Last Saturday in the “Devoir”[1], there was an article on current research by university students. One of them had discovered that the roots of a tree were tightly interlaced with those of other trees and even welded together and are thus, inextricably interdependent. They found that the trees whose roots were welded with other trees have a stronger growth than those who didn’t. Interesting! That shows that the trees do not have as individual a life as one could think by seeing them. Francoise

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THE HORSE – totem animal

In First Nations  the horse is a symbol of power and freedom.

The young warriors and braves of the central plains had the traditions of trying to steal horses from neighbouring tribes in order to prove that they would be good husbands for the woman they wanted to wed. By doing this near ritual act they demonstrated their courage and power.

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