Schools celebrate Indigenous culture with powwows

Schools across Canada are celebrating Indigenous graduates and students with powwows. At First Nations University of Canada, Spring Celebration Powwow brought both dancers and newcomers together. CBC highlighted the experience of Andrian Makhnachov, a TikToker who is from Ukraine, being welcomed at the powwow and having the opportunity to try drumming and powwow food. A powwow at the University of Manitoba celebrated 486 Indigenous graduates. “I think it’s proof that, as Indigenous peoples, we’re still here and still thriving,” said recent UManitoba graduate Tréchelle Bunn. The University of Windsor Aboriginal Education Centre and St Clair College’s Indigenous Student Services co-hosted an Alumni and Student Pow Wow that was open to the public and gave participants an opportunity to celebrate Indigenous cultures and traditions in the city. St John Catholic Elementary School in Peterborough held a powwow. Members of Hiawatha First Nations, Haudenosaunee and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation attended the powwow, and students and teachers were invited to participate in an intertribal song sung to unite those at the event.

CBC (FNU) | CBC (UManitoba) | CTV News (UWindsor, St Clair) | PTBO Canada (St John)