About Us

The Niyaneebo Bahkudassimouwin (Sundance) family consists of Sundancers, family members, Elders, and supporters – all working toward achieving balance and harmony within the individual, family, community, and nation. We support one another on our life’s journey as did our ancestors since the beginning of time. The Whapmagoostui Sundance Gathering in Whapmagoostui, QC takes place each summer in the second week of July and lasts for four (4) days, starting on a Thursday and ending on Sunday. Throughout the year, four (4) Sundance meetings are held with the purpose keeping the moment up for dancers and their families to receive the guidance and support they need to sustain their health and well-being and live a balanced lifestyle. Bahkudassimouwin is not only a ceremony in itself but a forum for delivering the Original Teachings of our Ancestors that have been passed down generations since time immemorial. It is here Elders share their life teachings gained from long life experiences. We hope many of you will come and join us! Watchiya (greetings)! and Meegwetch (thank you)!