FLAT BAY — A weekend of cultural revival takes place in Flat Bay this weekend at the 6th Annual Bay St. George Powwow.
The traditions and culture of the Mi'kmaq will be highlighted through various events on Saturday and Sunday, starting with sunrise ceremonies at 5 a.m. on both days, grand entries at 1 p.m. on both days and at 2 p.m. orientations, including aboriginal philosophy, medicine teachings, the sacred pipe and sweat lodge ceremonies.
On both days at 4:30 p.m., the retiring of the flags and a feast will take place.
Juanita Kerfont, one of the organizers of the powwow, said while the powwow is all about the cultural revival of the Mi'kmaq in this province, you don't have to be aboriginal to attend and that everyone is welcome.
She said there are usually people who attend from different parts of Canada and even the United States and she expects it will be no different this year.
For the powwow, all grounds and activities are drug and alcohol free.