Celebrate Indigenous culture at Georgian’s annual Pow Wow

Staff, students and the public are invited to Georgian College’s 15th Traditional Pow Wow – Honouring Elders and Knowledge Keepers – to celebrate and learn about Indigenous culture, songs and dance.

The annual Pow Wow, organized by the Indigenous Resource Centre’s staff and students, takes place in the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre on March 14.

“Every year we have amazing dancers, drummers and crafters come together to make this a really special event,” Special Events Co-ordinator Beedahsiga Elliott said. “Just as our ancestors have done before, we come together to sing, to share and to dance. As we dance in the circle to the heartbeat of Mother Earth, we rekindle the connection we have to her and we honour those who are here, those who have come before us and those who will be here after us. With the support and guidance of our students, we look forward to another great Pow Wow. Everyone is welcome to attend.”

Doors open to the public at 10:30 a.m. The spectacular Grand Entry will take place at noon and again at 7 p.m. for the evening session. The event wraps up around 9 p.m.

A free dinner feast will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for all attendees. A hand drum competition will take place during the dinner break as well.

Admission and parking are free. Donations of non-perishable food items to the Georgian Food Locker (an on-campus food bank for students) are encouraged.

For more information, visit GeorgianCollege.ca/powwow or contact Beedahsiga Elliott 705.728.1968, ext. 1373 or [email protected]

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