Eskasoni celebrates 25th powwow that ‘revived who we are’ – CBC

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Eskasoni celebrates 25th powwow that ‘revived who we are’ – CBC

by pnationtalk on June 30, 2016330 Views

‘I am so proud of us and proud of my community,’ elder and co-founder Georgina Doucette

Jun 30, 2016

This weekend is not only celebrating Canada Day but it’s also an extremely important holiday in the Eskasoni First Nation.

The community will be celebrating its 25th annual powwow, the largest in Atlantic Canada. This anniversary year will honour the powwow’s founding elders, like Georgina Doucette.

She says she and most of those she worked with 25 years ago are all residential school survivors.

“I went in when I was eight and out when I was 16,” Doucette said. “I couldn’t speak my own language until I was 25-years-old.”

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