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Pow Wow Season on the Prairies!

Many Canadians have never attended any pow wows, traditional dance competitions, which are usually held on First Nations all over the continent. It can be a little bit difficult to get information about these events, unless you have access to the “Mocassin Telegraph”, information which is passed around among the aboriginal community.

A pow wow is an amazing event, and it’s definitely worth travelling outside the city to see, hear, and taste all that is going on. There are many concessions, where you can purchase authentic food or souvenirs. The grand entry is the most exciting part of the event, and it usually happens twice a day. At that time, all of the chiefs, elders, and committee members enter the pow wow grounds, followed by all of the dancers who are competing. The noise and colours are amazing! Everyone is welcome to attend the community pow wow, and there is tight security on the grounds, with no drugs or alcohol permitted. Many people attend pow wows all through the summer, camping on the grounds.

Calgary Canada Day Pow Wow

Calgary Canada Day Pow Wow


Ermineskin Cree Nation (Hobbema) Pow Wow

Ermineskin Cree Nation (Hobbema) Pow Wow


Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Pow Wow

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Pow Wow

Alexander first nation annual traditional powwow. july 5th 6th 7th.2013.
july 5th – feast and round dance.
july 6th – pow wow starts
Grand entry 1pm and 7pm
july 7th – grand entry 1pm and 7pm
ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS ALLOWED ON PREMISES AT ALL TIMES.
there will be concession booths arts and crafts booths.
A community giveaway on sunday.
come one come all to our annual celebration here in Alexander. see u all at the powwow. HOKA.

Enoch Cree Nation Pow Wow

Enoch Cree Nation Pow Wow

Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow

Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow

2 comments on “Pow Wow Season on the Prairies!

    • I’ll try to post information when I get it. I know that it’s hard for non-natives like me to pow-wow or round dance information and these posts are very popular.

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