Georgian Pow Wow 2014: A time of singing, dancing, sharing
March 12, 2014

A man in Aboriginal costume including feathers, beads and bright colours dances.

A dancer takes part in Pow Wow festivities celebrating indigenous culture and traditions.

More than 3,000 people gathered at the Barrie Campus on Saturday, March 8, for the ninth Georgian College Traditional Pow Wow. The pow wow is a celebration of indigenous culture and tradition.

The Georgian College Pow Wow has evolved into an extremely popular community-wide event organized and hosted by students, staff and volunteers.

The theme of the 2014 Pow Wow was Gdi-Nweninaa: Our Sound, Our Voices. It was a time of singing, dancing, sharing, healing and laughter – an opportunity for all people to meet, renew old acquaintances and share songs, gifts, stories and dance.

First-year student Emmaline Beauchamp, Anishnaabemowin Language program, said she’ll be back next year. “The Pow Wow invigorated my soul, energized my spirit and it was so much fun. I danced right from the Grand Entry until the end of the day. I can’t wait to come back.”

See more of the 2014 Georgian College Pow Wow.