THUNDER BAY – Saturday at Lakehead University, the celebration of culture and heritage mixed with “New Beginnings” continued. “New Beginnings”, this Pow Wow reflects 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.
University President Brian Stevenson said, “I want to welcome you to Lakehead University. We are broadcast all over the world and we are being broadcast all over Northwestern Ontario, I want all of you who are Aboriginal to take pride in this university, which is your university and it a university that will grow and develop for you over the next few years. Come to Lakehead, visit us, and see this wonderful celebration of our Aboriginal culture language and history”.
The City of Thunder Bay was represented by Paul Pugh.
Lakehead University Native Students Association (LUNSA) presented this annual event to a large audience both at the C.J. Saunders Field House as well as an audience of viewers online from around the world. Elder Kalvin Ottertail from Lac La Croix First Nation offered assistance and guidance to NetNewsledger.com in having the celebration and Pow Wow.
There are several parts of the Pow Wow which are not broadcast, recorded or photographed. The prayer is not recorded or broadcast. Jim Peters-Chicago explained that this is because the Spirits which are called to come during the prayer are at the event, and not to be broadcast elsewhere. During the prayers and during special ceremonies NetNewsledger is broadcasting videos and images from Lakehead University.
The HD Livestream+ © broadcast of this Pow Wow from Lakehead University is already the most watched live broadcast produced by NetNewsledger and most watched livestream broadcast from Thunder Bay. There were over 1200 viewers online throughout the day. At one point last night the HD Livestream+ © feed from Thunder Bay had more viewers online than were watching the online broadcast of MSNBC©.
NetNewsledger.com will be transfering the videos, over the coming weeks, to our Youtube channel.
The Pow Wow continues on Sunday at Lakehead University at the C. J. Saunders Fieldhouse starting at 1:00PM.
You are invited and welcome to attend. You can also tune in online to watch.
For those young students across the miles, visit www.mylakehead.ca and “Start your Adventure”.