THUNDER BAY – The land of Thunder Mountain and Nanabousho, and beyond will echo to the drums this weekend at the annual Lakehead University Pow Wow. This annual event attracts a crowd averaging just over a thousand people on average, who join in to celebrate the culture and rich history of the Ojibway and Cree people.
This year there will be the opportunity for a wider audience. NetNewsledger.com will be offering the event as an HD Livestream+ © broadcast.
Further, Shaw Cable Ten will be providing video interviews and other stories which will be covered on Shaw in Thunder Bay on Cable Ten as well as on NetNewsledger.com as well.
The goal of the HD Livestream+ © is to showcase Northwestern Ontario’s Aboriginal culture and heritage and share that with online viewers from around the region and around the world.
Themed “New Beginnings”, this Pow Wow will reflect on what students, have experienced and accomplished throughout the academic year together at Lakehead University. The annual Pow Wow is LUNSA’s signature event, which showcases tremendous entertainment and reinforces traditional aspects of Aboriginal culture. Vendors will be in attendance to sell traditional Aboriginal merchandise. Attendees welcome to enjoy a feast – free of charge.
Master of Ceremony: Jim Mishquart (Rocky Bay, FN)
Arena Director: Todd Genno (Pic River, FN)
Spiritual Advisor: Kalvin Ottertail (Lac La Croix, FN)
Host Drum: Shadow Creek Singers
Co-Host Drum: Little Bear Singers
Special Honorary Drum: Little Eagle Drummers/Singers
Friday: Warm Up – 6PM
Saturday: Grand Entry – 1PM and 7PM
Traditional Feast – 5PM
Sunday: Grand Entry – 1PM
The technology behind the HD Livestream+ © allows a high definition broadcast, without taking massive bandwidth. This allows the end product to be better quality, and yet still able to be enjoyed even on a slower Internet connection.