Pow Wow Season begins!

During the summer months, there are many pow wow dance competitions at First Nations all over the continent.  If you look at the map on this page:

http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100020670/1100100020675#chp4

you can see that there are almost 50 First Nations (reserves) in Alberta alone.  Not all of them have pow wows, but many do.  The most colourful times are during Grand Entry, which is generally held twice a day.  Drum groups and dancers travel long distances to compete, and it’s a great time to socialize.  Generally there’s no cost to attend, and drugs and alcohol are strictly forbidden.  There are also opportunities to purchase yummy food, and a variety of crafts and souvenirs

Regina indoor pow wow

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