Nine First Nation communities in New Brunswick will celebrate their culture and heritage with annual powwows in the coming months. 

The Negootkook First Nation is an Aboriginal community on the north shore of the Tobique River, between the villages of Aroostook and Perth-Andover/Tourism New Brunswick

Service New Brunswick Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs.says powwows are a cultural celebration where people of all ages gather to sing, dance, and conduct spiritual ceremonies in honour of the First Nations heritage. They also provide opportunities to renew old friendships, make new ones and gather together to reflect on New Brunswick’s aboriginal heritage.

"We are fortunate to have First Nation communities share their traditions with us by hosting powwows throughout the summer months, and I encourage all New Brunswickers to come join in the celebrations.”

Tobique Powwow Dancers/Tourism New Brunswick

A complete schedule of powwows and festivals being held in the province is available online and here:

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Powwows, like the ones held at Tobique First Nation, are open to the public and carry on the tradition of embracing family, friends, and guests each year. They feature an array of artwork, crafts, traditional clothing, food, vendors and concessions.

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