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1st Mistissini pow wow stirs up mixed feelings

powwow.jpegMistissini will be hosting its first pow-wow July 19-21, 2013, and community members have mixed feelings about it. Previous pow-wow requests in the community were refused for reasons that were not made public. Dr. Joseph Jolly is an evangelist and the General Director of Native Gospel Ministries of Canada since 1995. He works with churches in different areas across Canada. Lorraine Shecapio spoke with him about the Mistissini pow wow.
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Lorraine Shecapio also spoke with three young women from Mistissini who attended the Kahnewake pow wow in July. Eleanor Coonishish, Stacyann Coonishish and Dolores Coonishish say they would like to learn more about pow wow dancing and see more of it in Eeyou Istchee. 
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Paula Menarick, a pow wow dancer from Chisasibi will be attending the 1st pow wow held in Mistissini. She was honoured to be asked to be a head dancer. Lindsay Visitor spoke to Paula about her path as a pow wow dancer.
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Luke MacLeod is one of the organizing committee members. Lorraine Shecapio spoke to him about bringing the pow wow to Mistissini.
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Stanley Swallow from Chisasibi has been with the Chisasibi Singers drum group for 14 years. He shared with Betsy Longchap how he got started in drumming.

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