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44th annual Saugeen POW WOW
by Sandy Lindsay

August 12, 2015

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Colourful Regalia



Stately elegance

Mother Nature cooperated with perfect weather for the 44th annual Saugeen Competition POW WOW held on August 8th and 9th (2015) at Saugeen First Nation that drew thousands of visitors over the two days.

Chief Vernon Roote with the Saugeen Eagle Staff

Saugeen Chief Vernon Roote welcomed visitors inviting them to celebrate Mother Earth and leading in an Ojibway prayer.

Miss Teen Oneida Twila Antone (L) from London and Rowena Williams Amabassador Aamjewnaang of Sarnia

Young Men's Traditional Dance - exhuberant and exhilarating

While the dancing and regalia were the biggest draw, visitors also had the chance to enjoy traditional food such as scone and corn soup along with many vendors offering hand-made crafts.

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Women's Butterfly Dancers

First Nations Veterans and Elders are held in high esteem



Elegant Lori Kewaquom with granddaughter Emily

 Tiny Tots Dance 
 
A serious 'tiny tot' dancer

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