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.