Powwow-goers from all over convened on the Wauzhushk Onigum Nation Pow-wow Island during the weekend of July 20th for the Honouring Our Children and Elders powwow.
The powwow was held from July 20 to 22 near at Wauzhushk Onigum (Rat Portage) First Nation. The event was organized by Don Big George and Melanie Skead.
“My experience at the powwow was fantastic,” said Barbara Holmstrom, who attended the event as a spectator. “I enjoyed watching the dancers, young and old, dance in their style in their beautiful regalia.”
Holmstrom said that there were numerous people from all over in attendance. The masters of ceremony were Peter White and Charles Copenace. Holmstrom said she enjoyed listening to the host drum of the Wauzhushk Onigum Nation.
“The sound of the drums makes me feel connected and proud to be Anishinaabe,” Holmstrom expressed. She said that it was a time for family and friends to come together to renew their bonds and honour their beliefs and traditions of their ancestors.
“I feel that it is important that we honour our children and our elders.”
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