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Pow-Wow Dancer

Located along the beautiful St. Lawrence River

The Akwesasne International Pow-Wow is held annually in September on the weekend immediately following Labor Day, at the A'nowara'ko:wa Arena on Cornwall Island, Ontario.

On the shores by the beautiful St. Lawrence River, visitors can enjoy a two day event with good music, good food and good company. The Akwesasne Pow-Wow brings together the best Native artisans, drummers and dancers from this region.

The fastest dance on two feet

Enjoy and take part in the 'fastest dance on two feet', with our Iroquois Smoke Dancers. This dance got its name back when the people would dance around the fire pit causing air to circulate, and thus helping the fire embers ignite.

It is our hope that this time spent together will bring us to a better understanding of one another and foster a strong bond of peace and friendship with our neighbours of all cultures.

Traditional Mohawk Artisanal Clothing
Mohawk Artisanal jewelry

An experience for the whole family

The gates open to the public at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and the festivities start with a spectacular grand entry at noon with all the beautifully dressed dancers. You will have an opportunity to purchase some home made Native food and enjoy a cool strawberry drink or lemonade, while you browse through the vendors area to find that one of a kind keepsake.

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65 + | Free
Under 5 | Free
Ages 6 -12 | $5.00
General admission | $8.00
Weekend pass | $12.00

Pay upon arrival.

Entry from USA

All travellers entering Canada from the United States are required to report directly to the CBSA (Canada Border Services Agency) border crossing in the city of Cornwall as required under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and the Customs Act.

Visiting from Canada? Click here.


There are several guidelines that you should know as a courtesy to the Powwow participants: Powwows are fun events, but they are also sacred events. Ceremonial songs and dances, which are sacred, are performed from time to time throughout the powwow. Learn more

Head Staff

Niawen ko:wa to our Head Staff. We appreciate your focus and dedication to the smooth running of our powwow!