Mawiomi

21ST ANNUAL MAWIOMI OF TRIBE

AUGUST 21-23, 2015

COME JOIN US FOR:
DRUMS
MUSIC
DANCING
CRAFTS
VENDORS
STORYTELLING
KARAOKE
DEMONSTRATIONS
FIREWORKS
AND MORE

Each year, on the third 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. 

Today, Pow-wows or celebrations, are very much a part of the lives of many Native Americans. It is a gathering where dancing, singing, and celebrations takes place.  Pow-wows bring the circle of people closer to their family, friends, and Native American culture. The 21st Annual Mawiomi of Tribes is an excellent opportunity for the Mik'maq communities to share that culture with the surroundings communities, and to host Native people from other areas. Come immerse yourself in the sights, the sounds, the history, and the present of a vibrant culture!

    ~Sunrise Blessing Ceremony
    ~Traditional Meals
    ~Traditional Drumming and Dancing
    ~Traditional Micmac Sweat Lodges
    ~Traditional Native Craft Sales
    ~Childrens' games

    The Mawiomi event takes place at
    Spruce Haven, 214 Doyle Rd in Caribou, Maine

    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

Mawiomi of Tribes
August 21-23, 2015
Spruce Haven
214 Doyle Rd, Caribou ME

Masters of Ceremony
Michael Denny-Eskasoni, Nova Scotia

Arena Director
Armondo Lucico-McAllen, Texas

Head Dancers
Amanda Larocque-Gesgapegiag, Quebec
Craig Isaac-Listuguj, Quebec

Invited Drums

Stoney Bear-Eskasoni, Nova Scotia
Spirit Bear-Listuguj, Quebec
Windy Grass-Presque Isle, Maine
Mawitanej E'pitjig Sr & Jrs.-Presque Isle, Maine

*HOST DRUM PICKED EACH SESSION*

DAILY EVENTS
Friday, August 21, 2015
Camp Day, Socialize
Informal Music &Dance

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Continental Breakfast
Grand Entry Registration ---- Noon
Grand Entry ---- 1 p.m.
Native American Vendors
Traditional Feast ---- 5 p.m.
Re-entry/Retiring of flags 7-10 PM

Sunday, August 23, 2015
Grand Entry .......1 PM
Supper Break ....5 PM
Re-entry/Retiring of flags......7-10 PM

Ceremonies
Sunrise Ceremony
Sweat Lodge
Talking Circle

ATTENTION: VENDORS & DRUMMERS
Please register with us prior to the Mawiomi

CONTACT INFORMATION

Simon Nevin, Cultural Director
(207) 764-1972
or
(800) 355-1435

Mawiomi is a family event; no drugs or allowed allowed on the premises.


        

 

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