The longest-running indoor powwow in Treaty 4 Territory is once again welcoming everyone.
The First Nations University of Canada Spring Celebration Powwow runs this weekend at the Brandt Centre.
The powwow returns in full swing after 3-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Robyn Morin, the co-chair for the First Nations University of Canada Spring Powwow, says everyone is welcome to check out the event.
“Indigenous and non-Indigenous people can come together and celebrate life and just really celebrate the communities connection and our culture,” says Morin.
Morin added that in previous years they had seen anywhere between 7,000 to 8,000 people attend the powwow and she’s expecting this year’s celebrations to b even bigger.
Those in attendance will experience singing and drum groups from across North America as well as dancing contests and specials. Plus, there are some new things to see this year as the Princess Pagent has been replaced by a revamped ambassador contest.
There also be 50 vendors showcasing and selling Indigenous foods, gifts, and items.
Live coverage from FNUniv’s own radio station will be broadcast online.
For more information on the event, check the event’s Facebook page.