Pow Wow pulls people out of their seats and onto the dance floor

Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dozens of students from Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School joined in the Circle Dance during the Pow Wow on Sept. 15. / Photo: Neale McDevitt

By McGill Reporter Staff

At one point early in McGill’s 16th annual Pow Wow on Sept. 15, the MC invited a group of young students from Miss Edgar’s and Miss Cramp’s School to join in a dance with Indigenous performers. The girls looked at each other and giggled nervously, not moving. Suddenly, one intrepid girl, jumped up and took her place in the circle. Instantly, dozens of students, clad in the green plaid tunic of their school, flooded the floor with smiles on their faces in what proved to be one of the highlights of the event. It also set the tone for a day marked by stirring performances and enthusiastic audience participation.

Photos: Neale McDevitt

Reminder: McGill’s Indigenous Awareness Week is taking place from Sept. 18 to 22. The five-day event is designed to increase awareness about Indigenous peoples in Canada. The week honours the many Indigenous cultures across the country including First Nations, Métis and Inuit. The week also offers an opportunity to collaborate with community partners and draws active participation from McGill students, faculty and staff. Get more information.

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One Response to Pow Wow pulls people out of their seats and onto the dance floor

  1. Teresa Dagostino says:

    I too joined in on the Pow Wow dance. It felt so good to join in and experience the drum thumping. I felt it in my heart and in my soul. So much fun, I was so proud to be part of the festivities.

    thank you !

    Teresa

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