Rain didn't dampen the spirits of hundreds of people who took part in Kahnawake's powwow on Saturday. This year is special, marking the 26th annual powwow and the 300th anniversary of the Mohawk territory.

 The event continues on Sunday, and may once again be quite rainy, but organizer Lori Beauchamp isn't fazed by the weather.

"Everyone knows, bring your poncho, bring your umbrella, be prepared for anything," she said.

The powwow is a celebration of life and friendships through song and dance. If there's more rain on Sunday, the scheduled dance competition will be moved into a large tent.

Aside from song and dance portions of the event, dozens of kiosques were set up with food, art and crafts celebrating First Nations culture.

"We are inclusive, we want to show people that part of our cultural heritage... and the pow wow is for making new friends," Beauchamp said. (Source)

The Mohawks of Kahnawá:ke (Kahnawákeró:non) are an ancient people with a vibrant culture and rich history. They are one of the eight communities that make up the Mohawk (Kanien:keha’ka) Nation and have historic, political and cultural ties based on Honor, Trust and Respect to the Oneida, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga and Tuscarora Nations of the Northeastern part of North America.

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