Algoma University and the Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students’ Association (SASA) will host the 9th Annual Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow: Honouring Life Long Learning at the George Leach Centre (GLC) at Algoma University on Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2, 2014.
“The two-day event is a celebration that highlights Anishinaabe culture through a variety of traditional and contemporary events,” said Margaret Neveau, Anishinaabe Events Coordinator with Algoma University. “The Gathering at the Rapids Pow Wow is an inclusive event that attracts guests of different cultural backgrounds and heritages, who by participating will gain an enhanced understanding and appreciation of Anishinaabe culture, beliefs, and traditions.”
Grand entries will be on Saturday, March 1 at 1:00pm and 7:00pm and on Sunday, March 2 at 12:00pm. There will also be a variety of Anishinaabe craft and traditional food vendors located on site at the George Leach Centre. The master of ceremonies for the weekend-long celebration will be Joel Syrette. Host drum duties will be handled by Crazy Spirit, Mount Pleasant, Minnesota, with co-host drum Bear Creek Singers, who were nominated for a Grammy award.
For more information, please contact Neveau at 705-949-2301, Ext. 4816 or at [email protected]
Admission and parking is free, and all events are open to the public.
Algoma U would like to thank the Pow Wow committee members representing SASA, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, the Métis Nation of Ontario, the Indian Friendship Centre, and the Algoma District and Huron-Superior Catholic District School Boards.
About Algoma University
Algoma University offers a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences degree options including programs in Psychology, Social Work, Computer Science, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Community Economic & Social Development, and Biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton, Timmins and St. Thomas. As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma U is committed to respecting Anishinaabe knowledge and culture. Algoma University has launched its Essential Elements Campaign to expand its campus and offer more scholarships and awards to students. To learn more, visit www.algomau.ca.