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Powwows are a Celebration of History, Culture and Companionship
Powwows are one of the highlights of a Saskatchewan summer. Beads, bells, porcupine quills and feathers decorate the brilliant outfits of dancers who step, swirl and jingle in time to powerful drumming and the chant of the singers.
The stately grace of the women’s jingle dance, the passion of the men’s fancy dance, the energy of the youth dances – each has its own history and meaning, preserved through the centuries. Friendly competitions, good food and companionship are all part of the experience. Firmly rooted in tradition, powwows continue to be an important cultural and social gathering.
Here are a few powwows happening this month:
Cowessess Traditional Powwow, Cowessess First Nation
Piapot First Nation Traditional Powwow, Piapot First Nation
George Gordon First Nation Contest Powwow, Gordon First Nation
Ochapowace First Nation Powwow Celebration, Ochapowace First Nation
Flying Dust First Nation Powwow, Flying Dust First Nation