Gdi-Nweninaa: Our Sound, Our Voices – Pow Wow March 8
March 03, 2014

?9th traditional Pow Wow: Gdi-Nweninaa - our sound, our voices. Saturday March 8, 2014. Georgian College Barrie Campus - Athletic Centre. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Grand entry at noon. Breaks 5 to 6:30 p.m. Closing at 9 p.m. Host drum are Poplar Singers. Co-Host Drum are Smoketrail Singers. Head dancers are Lee Benson and Jonnie Shields. Admission is a non-perishable food item or pay what you can. Contact Sarah Cunningham at 705-728-1968 ext. 1369 for more information.Thousands of people will gather at the Barrie Campus on Saturday, March 8 for the ninth Traditional Georgian College Pow Wow to celebrate and learn about Aboriginal culture and traditions.

Just 10 years after a small group of students and community members founded the Georgian College Pow Wow, it has evolved into a popular community-wide event hosted by the Indigenous Studies department.

The theme of the 2014 Pow Wow is Gdi-Nweninaa: Our Sound, Our Voices. It is a time of singing, dancing, sharing, healing and laughter – an opportunity for Aboriginal people to remember the seven generations from the past, and for the future seven generations, a proud heritage to share with others.

Join colleagues, students and members of the Aboriginal community in the gym. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. The spectacular grand entry will take place at noon. There will be a break from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the event wraps up at 9 p.m.

For 2014, the master of ceremonies is Beedahsiga Elliott; arena director-in-training is Zak Hajjaoui, mentored by Timothy Antone. Head dancers are Lee Benson and Jonnie Shields. Host drum is Poplar Singers, with co-host drum Smoketrail Singers.

Donations of cash or non-perishable food items will be accepted for the Georgian College Student Food Locker.

All are welcome.