The Aundeck Omni Kaning Annual Traditional Pow Wow

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The Aundeck Omni Kaning Annual Traditional Pow Wow will be held from June 4-5 at the Aundeck Omni Kaning Park and Campground, near Little Current, Manitoulin Island. This event is part of the National Aboriginal History Month.

The Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation is located on the North Channel on the Beautiful Shore of Manitoulin Island. It is located on Hwy 540 , five kilometers West of Little Current, Ontario.

Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation is a non-profit organization with the mandate of providing services in the development and management of Businesses, Community and Economic Development Initiatives. Human Resource Development and Social Development in which it serves.

Aundeck Omni Kaning (Literal translation “Where the crows nest”).  The major city closest to the reserve would be the Greater City of Sudbury, which is approxamately 154km west and is considered one of the major cities in Northern Ontario. The Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nations land mass consists of 897ha (2214acres) of which 59% is managed by the Band Council while the remaining 49% is held by individual Band members by Certicate of Possession. The total current membership of the Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation is 700 with an average 340 members residing within the community.

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An estimated 57% of the population are under the age of 30 years of age and this makes the community relatively young in terms of age and life experience. As a result of the age factor and the influence of residential schools on the older population, many of the band members cannot understand or fluently speak the mother tongue of Ojibway today. However, the community has begun a language and cultural revitalization program through which the language, arts and crafts, traditional ceremonies and knowledge can be taught and preserved as a means of strengthening the cultural identity. For more info on the Aundeck Omni Kanning, go here:

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