Georgian celebrates Indigenous culture at annual powwow

Celebrate and learn about Indigenous culture and tradition at the 13th Georgian College Traditional Powwow – Honouring the Gifts of Plants and Animals.

The annual powwow, organized by students, staff and community members, takes place in the Barrie campus athletic centre on March 10.

“Attendees are encouraged to have fun and ask questions to learn more,” said Eva Brown, special events co-ordinator. “The powwow is a time for people to gather and celebrate life. It is a time to share culture, traditions and heritage through drumming, dancing and singing. There will be lots of wonderful handcrafted arts and crafts for sale so folks should come out and listen to music, browse the crafts and try some Indigenous food.”

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

For information, contact Eva Brown at 705.728.1968, ext. 1373 or [email protected].

Photo: Visitors to the Georgian College Traditional Powwow on March 10 can enjoy drumming, dancing and singing.

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