Five kinds of regalia you’ll see at the Georgian Pow Wow on March 9
March 04, 2019

Pow Wow — a celebratory community gathering — is a time of singing, dancing, sharing, healing and laughter. It’s an opportunity for Indigenous people to remember the seven generations from the past, and to share their proud heritage with current generations.

If you haven’t been to a Pow Wow, you probably haven’t seen regalia worn by First Nations dancers. The dance outfits are a very personal and artistic expression of dancers’ lives, feelings, interests, family and spiritual quests. Regalia can include sacred objects and family heirlooms.

Here are five types of regalia that you will probably see at Georgian’s annual Pow Wow on Saturday, March 9, with an explanation of their history and meaning. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Men and Women’s Traditional

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Men and women's traditional - please see PDF for full text from this image, describing the history and significance of this regalia.

Jingle Dress

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Jingle Dress - please see PDF for full text from this image, describing the history and significance of this regalia.

Grass Dance

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Grass Dance - please see accessible PDF link for full text describing the history and significance of this regalia.

Fancy Shawl

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Fancy shawl - please see accessible PDF link for full text describing the history and significance of this regalia.

Fancy Bustle

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Fancy bustle - please see accessible PDF link for full text describing the history and significance of this regalia.

14th Annual Georgian College Pow Wow

Join us at the Barrie Campus to celebrate Indigenous culture and traditions. Attendees who have never been to a Pow Wow before, are encouraged to participate, sample traditional food and enjoy the beautiful sound of the drum.

The event will be held in the gymnasium. The spectacular grand entry will take place at noon and again at 7 p.m. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m., free of charge. A hand drum competition will take place during the dinner break as well.

  • Admission and parking are free.
  • Donations of non-perishable food items are appreciated and will go to the Georgian FoodLocker program, an on-campus food bank for Georgian students.

For more information contact Eva Brown at 705.728.1968, ext. 1373 or eva.brown@georgiancollege.ca