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
The Mawiomi event takes place at
You are cordially invited to join us again in August in celebration of the Mawiomi of Tribes.
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Mawiomi of Tribes
Masters of Ceremony
*HOST DRUM PICKED EACH SESSION*
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Mawiomi is a family event; no drugs or allowed allowed on the premises.
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