RMR Association Attends ’30th Annual Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow’

RMR Association (Branch 14) members attending the 30th Annual Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow in Kahnawakw. Photo credit: Comrade Sue Guerin.

Westmount, Quebec – 12 July 2022: On Saturday 09 July 2022 a contingent from the RMR Association attended the 30th Annual Echoes of a Proud Nation Pow Wow, held in Kahnawake. Invited by the Mohawk Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, this marked the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic that the RMR Association has been able to physically renew their strong ties with the Mohawk Branch and surrounding community.

If you are curious as to what a Pow Wow consists of, please read the description taken from the Kahnawake Pow Wow website below:

Powwow time is Native people meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones. This is a time to renew thoughts of the old ways and to preserve a rich heritage. Originally a Powwow, or “celebration” as it was called in the old days, was held in the spring to welcome the new beginnings of life. Often different tribal nations would come together for the occasion. During these general meetings the Native American Indians would settle arguments between different groups, form alliances, and trade with one another. It was also a time for families to hold naming and honoring ceremonies. The original Pow Wows often were of religious significance and therefore consisted of different religious songs and dances.

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