Midway Lake Music Festival gets underway near Fort McPherson, N.W.T.

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People in and around Fort McPherson, N.W.T., are getting ready for the return of the annual Midway Lake Music Festival this weekend. 

The celebration of Gwich’in food, culture and music runs July 29 to Aug. 1 at Midway Lake in the Richardson Mountains about 30 kilometres outside of Fort McPherson.

Hazel Nerysoo is one of the organizers. 

She says this year a group of 30 people are coming in from Alaska to take part, and to offer music classes to young people Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

“Lots of visiting, lots of dancing and lots of storytelling,” is what she’s expecting. 

Among the many musical acts are Johnny Landry and his band from Fort Providence, the

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