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Everyone is welcome at Queen's Educational Pow Wow

 
2010-09-20
The Queen's Educational Pow Wow is open to all members of the Queen's and Kingston community.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions at the Queen’s University Educational Pow Wow because organizers want people to learn about Aboriginal cultures, practices and knowledge.

“It’s an educational pow wow so you don’t have to be concerned about not knowing what to do. We expect that people are coming to find out and we are here to help,” says pow wow coordinator Michela Ferguson.

The pow wow is a way for Aboriginal peoples to celebrate their heritage and for members of the Kingston and Queen’s community to learn and experience Aboriginal culture without having to travel outside the city.

The pow wow, hosted by Four Directions Student Aboriginal Centre on September 25, features drummers, storytellers, artists and dancers and runs all day; highlights include the Sunrise Ceremony, the Grand Entry and the Closing Ceremonies.

“It offers a little bit of everything. You have food, dancing, music, crafts – you have things for sale that you can’t find at a big box store,” says Ms Ferguson.

Last year’s pow wow attracted about 100 dancers and 1,500 spectators.

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