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Saugeen celebrates annual Pow Wow

First Nation

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Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) held its 39th annual Pow Wow August 7th and 8th  at the James Mason Centre at Saugeen First Nation.

Dancers of all ages take part

Dancers and drummers from across Canada and the United States took part in the weekend of aboriginal entertainment and competitions that included every age from 'tiny tots to elders'.

Jingle dance winners

(L)1st place Angela Meawasige  from Serpent River; 2nd place (C) Naomi Wolf; 3rd is Liz Eshkibok

In addition to the performances, hand-crafted artifacts from jewellery to drums, were offered up for sale.

Hand-crafted items such as drums

While Saturday's weather was ideal, Sunday was a different story as storm clouds and rain moved in.  The Ceremonies quickly moved inside the James Mason Centre where celebrations carried on.

Stacey John's young daughter, Eden Root, was enthralled with the dancers

Vibrant colours of hand-crafted regalia

Every age takes part in an inter-tribal dance

 

Darren and Nungonse Myo in elegant regalia that makes each dancer unique

Dancers begin at a young age

Biishmidjwung Chindemi was the youngest dancer who lead his own honour dance

Young students from G.C. Huston Public School and Saugeen District Secondary School (SDSS) have formed a youth drumming group


 

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