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Robinson-Huron gathering, arts festival join forces for event – Manitoulin Expositor

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 201957 Views

September 18, 2019

WIIKWEMKOONG – The Robinson-Huron Treaty Gathering (RHTG) and Wiikwemkoong Arts and Music Festival (WAMF) proved to be a popular pairing of events judging by the healthy turnout to the joint celebrations held this past weekend at Thunderbird Park and the Thunderdome Arena in Wiikwemkoong.

Thursday evening marked the beginning of the RHTG schedule with a comedy show at the Thunderdome Arena that included hometown talents Lena Recollet and Stephanie Pangowish. Ms. Pangowish also emceed the music festival and interspersed a number of jokes between acts for the benefit of her fans and those who couldn’t attend the Thursday show.

Each morning of the RHTG began with a sunrise ceremony and prayer followed by breakfast. Friday also featured opening ceremonies, including the lighting of the sacred fire, a welcoming song and introductions of the key players of the gathering.

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