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


Hundreds of people congregated on lower campus on Sept. 15, to take in the 16th annual Pow Wow. Always a lively event, the atmosphere was even more charged than usual, with audience members voicing their enthusiasm for the various demonstrations of traditional Indigenous song, dance and music. And when the MC asked people from the audience to join in various dances, young and old responded.

Annual Pow Wow draws hundreds to Lower Campus

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On Friday, Sept. 16, the First Peoples’ House hosted its 15th annual Pow Wow on Lower Campus. Beginning at 11 a.m. with the Grand Entry, the event featured a full day of traditional dancing, singing and drumming. Hundreds of people took advantage of the mid-summer weather to browse the kiosks ringing lower field, learn about student groups, and connect with Indigenous organizations.

Pow Wow draws hundreds to Lower Campus

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On Friday, Sept. 18, Indigenous Awareness Week kicked off in style, with the 14th annual Pow Wow on Lower Campus. Mid-summer temperatures and a full slate of dancers, singers and musicians attracted a large crowd throughout the day.

Bringing people together to begin the reconciliation process

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McGill’s 5th annual Indigenous Awareness Week will take place from Sept. 21 – 25 on the downtown campus. The annual Pow Wow will kick start festivities on Friday, Sept. 18, beginning at 11 a.m. on the lower field.