Family, Friends, and New Friends Celebrate in Thunder Bay

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Rylie Chinchilla lets her dancing do her talking.
Rylie Chinchilla lets her dancing do her talking.

LUNSA Brings Friends and Family Together

THUNDER BAY – “Is everyone having a good time in Thunder Bay,” asked Nathan Moses the MC for the 27th Annual LUNSA Pow Wow at Lakehead University. The annual event that celebrates the ending of the academic year for students brings together friends and family from across the region.

Five year old Rylee Chinchilla brought the crowd to their feet with her Hoop Dance
Five year old Rylee Chinchilla brought the crowd to their feet with her Hoop Dance

From Winnipeg, five-year old hoop dancer … thrilled the large crowd at the Pow Wow.

Rylie Chinchilla is a very quiet, reserved young person. She lets her Hoop Dancing do her talking for her. She is at the Pow Wow from Winnipeg with her family.

Rylie Chinchilla lets her dancing do her talking.
Rylie Chinchilla lets her dancing do her talking.

The Pow Wow brings together people from across the region and beyond to gather together to share in Anishinabek culture.

The Pow Wow at the C J Sanders Field House started on Friday with the Warm-ups. The Grand Entry was at 1:00PM this afternoon with greetings from Acting Mayor Paul Pugh, Dr. Stevenson the Lakehead University President and Clyde Moonias the LUNSA President.

Saturday Morning - First Time youth dancers receiving words of encouragement from Nathan Moses - Pow Wow MC
Saturday Morning – First Time youth dancers receiving words of encouragement from Nathan Moses – Pow Wow MC

Before the Pow Wow got started earlier today, first time dancers, young men and ladies celebrated in ceremony and received prayers and words of wisdom from Elders.

MC Nathan Moses shared the importance of the Pow Wow circle with the youth.

The Pow Wow brings people together in a spirit of unity and friendship.

Tonight at Lakehead University the Grand Entry will start at 7:00PM. Everyone is welcome.

l-r - Clyde Moonias, Nathan Moses and Kalvin Ottertail
l-r – Clyde Moonias, Nathan Moses and Kalvin Ottertail
Jim Peters Chicago is one of the people who helps many people. Dancing at the LUNSA Pow Wow and offering insight to youth across the region.
Jim Peters Chicago is one of the people who helps many people. Dancing at the LUNSA Pow Wow and offering insight to youth across the region.