THUNDER BAY – Updated– Pow Wow 101 was the course tonight at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. The course, put on by LU’s Aborginal Cultural and Support Services was hosted by Dave Simard and Thunder Mountain Singers.
Pow Wow 101 – A night of learning
The goal of course is sharing the Indigenous culture. Thunder Bay’s population, including Fort William First Nation is growing quickly. At Lakehead University the School of Medicine, and the Faculty of Law are both focused on providing specific courses that focus on the Indigenous culture of our region.
The grass dance, like all of the dances at a Pow Wow have their history in the culture of the First Peoples. Dave Simard shared how the dance started from the men flattening the long grass for a new camp so that ceremonies could be held at the location.
The dancers through their steps, flatten down the grass.
In the video, there are two styles of dancers doing the grass dance.
Lakehead University LUNSA 25th Anniversary Pow Wow
On March 15-17 2013 the Lakehead University Native Students Association will host the 25th Anniversary Pow Wow.
The event is the culmination of the school year for Lakehead University students, and offers a great way to end the academic year.
For the second year, NetNewsledger will be offering the LUNSA Pow Wow in a Live-stream broadcast.
Learning about our Indigenous Culture is a great way of uniting Thunder Bay.
The Chicken Dance
The dance is considered to have a strong spiritual meaning.
Honouring the Women