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Saugeen Ojibway Nation holds 41st Annual Pow Wow

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Opening ceremony of the 2012 Saugeen Pow Wow in the James Mason Centre at Saugeen Ojibway Nation

Jingle dancers took part in the Grand Entry

Flags of First Nations and countries are always part of the ceremonies

Despite the theme of 'Honouring Mother Earth', Mother Nature did not cooperate with the weather for the 41st annual Saugeen Ojibway Nation Pow Wow held August 11th and 12th.

Hundreds gathered however, in the James Mason Centre at Saugeen First Nation where dancing, drumming and singing took place.

Saugeen Chief Randal Kahgee

Saugeen Chief Randal Kahgee thanked everyone for coming and paid tribute to the many volunteers who organized the event.  "In this year's theme of 'Honouring Mother Earth'," he said, "I would also like to honour and pay tribute to the Culture Committee and the many volunteers who helped organize this year's Pow Wow.  It takes a lot of time and commitment and it would not happen if it weren't for the volunteers."

Dancers in jingle regalia

Everyone takes part in the inter-tribal circle dance

Exquisitely elegant regalia

Every age takes part

 

Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) 2012 Pow Wow Grand Entry

Veteran, Sam Hearne, (front R) is honoured for serving in Cypress, Viet Nam and with NATO


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