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Welcome! You are viewing an archived issue of SaskSecrets, Tourism Saskatchewan's Online Newsletter, from August 2012. To read the current issue of SaskSecrets, click here.

Powwows are Important Cultural and Social Gatherings

If you want to experience a high energy cultural gathering, then powwows are the place to be. Each event features diverse competition categories; from drums to women’s jingle and grass dances.

One of the oldest and largest powwows in Saskatchewan, Standing Buffalo Indian Powwow, takes place in Fort Qu’Appelle.  From August 10-12, 2012 participants from western Canada and the USA will gather to take part.

The spirit of Saskatchewan is reflected in the culture, history and traditions of First Nations people.  Firmly rooted in tradition, the powwow today continues to be an important cultural and social gathering.  

Although powwow season is winding down, there are still a few competitions left that you can attend.

6th Annual Dakota Dunes Casino Powwow, Saskatoon
August 7-9, 2012

Cowessess Traditional Powwow
August 14-16, 2012

Piapot First Nation Traditional Powwow
August 17-19, 2012

Beardy’s Okemasis First Nation Powwow, Beardy & Okemasis First Nation
August 21-23, 2012

Ochapowace First Nation Powwow Celebration
August 24-26, 2012

Thanksgiving Indoor Powwow, Prince Albert
October 6-7, 2012