Dancers and their families prepare their regalia. It can take months and cost 100s of dollars
Little man waits to dance
Flag carriers in grand entry
Men in colourful clothes
Participation is for all ages.
Women’s shawls in motion
My friend Shannon and her great-granddaughter
So much enthusiasm
Tiny tots dance
Little ones learn from older family members
Beautiful young women wait for their snack.
Bannock is a simple fried bread, that’s popular in aboriginal communities.
Today’s pow wow was very well-organized and it was a comfortable environment, in the Commonwealth fieldhouse. Families from all over the province participated, with 20 different drum groups accompanying the colourful dancers. From June-August, there will be pow wows at most First Nations around the province, and you’ll usually need to get information from the communities themselves. Happy Saturday!