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Manito Ahbee festival goes online with week-long virtual powwow – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202028 Views

More than 1,000 dancers and singers competing virtually in international powwow

Jul 13, 2020

People wanting to celebrate Indigenous art, culture and music this week can do so from the comfort of their own couch.

This year’s Manito Ahbee festival was supposed to take place in May, but was cancelled due to group size restrictions during the pandemic. Many of the events were postponed until later this summer or next year.

All this week, though, the festival is hosting a virtual powwow.

Lisa Meeches, the executive director of Manito Ahbee said organizers had to get creative in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and although it’s not the same not being together in person, there’s something important about the virtual gathering.

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