«Deux Nations, Une Fête», since 2012
The flag of the event flies over the festival since the twinning project in 2012, with the 2015 and 2017 editions pictured here.
Since mid-August 2009, the Maliseet of Viger First Nation has organized an annual Pow-Wow, called Rassemblement de la Route des Sauvages, on and near the Reserve.
In 2012, with the aim of promoting the history and culture of Cacouna, and drawing on the strong presence of two Nations and two cultures on our soil representing such a rich heritage, a joint committee was formed. Its goal: to bring together in a single event the annual Maliseet Pow-Wow and a local historic festival in order to promote and share the traditional know-how of our two cultures.
On August 17, 18 and 19, 2012, «Deux Nations, Une Fête» (Two Nations, One Event) was held for the first time. It took place at the foot of rue du Quai with its artists, artisans and local entertainers grouped around the Fontaine Claire Park on one side, and the First Nations Pow-Wow along with numerous demonstrations and workshops, and artisans of various origins assembled on the Reserve and adjacent land on the other.
Since 2017, the free event is held on the large tip of the old wharf extending from the Reserve, with tipis, stands of artists and artisans, and tents, where the two nations can share their know-how. Songs, dances, tastings, demonstrations, workshops, and entertainment succeed each other during the 2 afternoons of the event.