First Peoples’ House hosts celebration of aboriginal culture
McGill University and its First Peoples’ House proudly present the Sixth Annual Pow-wow, a celebration of the art and culture of indigenous peoples on Friday, Sept. 21.
McGill’s lower campus will be the site of traditional dances, drumming, Inuit throat singing and native crafts during the daylong celebration. Education circles showcasing three of McGill's faculties – Social Work, Law and Medicine – will offer information and career advice to prospective high school students from Kahnawake, Kahnesatake and Akwesasne communities. The event will welcome community groups such as the Canadian Aboriginal Science and Technology Society, Qikiqtaaluk Environmental and Projet Autochtone du Québec. Dance demonstrations by Lisa Odjig, World Champion Hoop Dancer, and a concert by Vancouver musician Kinnie Starr will round out the festivities.
What: First Peoples’ House Sixth Annual Pow-wow
Where: McGill University downtown lower campus
When: Friday, September 21, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., ceremonial Pow-wow grand entry at 8:45 a.m.
“This year’s Pow-wow promises to deliver a fun mix of aboriginal art and culture for all to enjoy,” said Waneek Horn-Miller, coordinator of the First Peoples’ House. “With so many information booths from both provincial and local Aboriginal organizations, participants will have the opportunity to ask the questions they always wanted to have answered.”
On the web: www.mcgill.ca/fph/events/