Georgian celebrates Indigenous culture at annual Pow Wow March 9
February 26, 2019

Staff, students and the public are invited to Georgian College’s 14th Traditional Pow Wow – Honouring Elders and Knowledge Keepers – to celebrate and learn about Indigenous culture, songs and dance.

The annual Pow Wow, organized by the Indigenous Resource Centre’s staff and students, takes place in the Barrie Campus Athletic Centre on Saturday, March 9.

“Every year we have amazing dancers, drummers and crafters come together to make this a really special event,” said Special Events Co-ordinator Eva Brown. “The students make this event a success with their hard work and dedication and we’re looking forward to a great day full of festivities. Everyone is welcomed to attend.”

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. A free dinner feast will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for all attendees. A hand drum competition will take place during the dinner break as well.

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.

Here’s more information about the Pow Wow. You can also or contact Eva Brown at 705.728.1968, ext. 1373.

A group of Indigenous dancers in a variety of colourful costumes.