Newport host to September intertribal event

Posted Aug. 08, 2010, at 10:30 p.m.

NEWPORT, Maine — Anna Sunlight and the North Country Intertribal Pow-wow Committee will be host to this year’s Intertribal Pow-wow on Sept. 4, 5 and 6, at 934 Elm St. The gate will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4.

Activities start at 10:30 a.m. with Dail “Dragonfly” Martin, who will play her flute and sing. Robert “Kunnaway” Turner will tell stories at 11 a.m.

Grand Entry of American Indians will begin at noon, with intertribal dancing at 12:30 p.m.

At 1 p.m. a tomahawk throwing tournament will be open to everyone age 16 and older. An entrance fee of $1 will give participants three throws to win prizes. At 2:30 p.m., world-renowned storyteller Donna Augustine will share her Mi’kmaq family stories. Intertribal dancing will resume at 3 p.m.

There will be daily giveaways at 4:30 p.m. Closing ceremonies will start at 4:45 p.m.

The gate will reopen 7-9 p.m. Saturday with a concert featuring Timbered Lake and night dancing 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Both events are free and open to the public

The emcee will be James Augustine of New Brunswick, and the featured drums will be Sacred Spirits Drum, Mountain Spirit Singers, Indian Bay Singers, Red Hawk Medicine Drum, Wind and Stone, Lone Wolf Singers and Two Feathers Drum.

Admission is $5 for adults, free for children younger than 18 entering with a paying adult. The fee for elders is $3 a day. Limited camping with no hookups is free with paid daily admission. There will be free parking and valet parking for elders and people with disabilities. No drugs or alcohol are allowed on the grounds. To volunteer or for more information e-mail ncountrypowwow1@yahoo.com.

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