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jeudi 1 mars 2012

Kahnawake to host Six Nations Sing - April 07, 2012

Terence Goodleaf
Wed, Feb 29, 2012
Kahnawake will be hosting traditional singing groups next month for the Six Nations Sing. The Sing will be held on Saturday, April 7 and will begin at 12 p.m. at the Longhouse on Route 207. The last time Kahnawake hosted the Six Nations Sing was in 2007.

For those who never went to a Sing before shouldn’t expect to find food and souvenir vendors around because it’s not a powwow, some people tend to make that understandable mistake. The Six Nations Sing started in the 1950’s or 1960’s and is held twice a year – once around Easter weekend and once around American Thanksgiving. The Sing also served as a mutual aid society to help raise money for those less fortunate, such as victims of house fires, or those suffering from other hardships from around the Confederacy.

At high Noon the Sing begins with five verses of the Confederacy sing, a Women’s Dance and there will also be a meal served. During the meal, delegates determine where the next sing will be held, with a social to follow. Attendance could reach up 500 with the 10 -12 singing groups in attendance, so space may be limited.

For more information, call the Mohawk Nation Office at 450-632-7639 or email lnorton33@hotmail.com.
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