Sault College Hosts Annual Pow Wow on Campus


Sault College is pleased to carry on the tradition of hosting its annual Pow Wow on campus for the second year partnering with Bon Soo Winter Carnival.

On Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14 in the Student Health and Wellness Centre, the Native Student Council and the Native Education Department at Sault College will come together to host a free weekend of celebration, Anishinaabe style!

This year’s theme is based on “Coming back to our roots.”

On Saturday, February 13, a Sacred Fire will be lit and will continue to burn until Sunday, February 14.

The Grand Entry will begin at noon on Saturday, February 14, and a free delicious feast for the community will take place at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria followed by the evening Grand Entry at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, February 14, the Grand Entry will also take place at noon.

The Pow Wow will feature the Host Drum Old Style Ojibway from Michigan and Wisconsin as well as Co-host Bear Creek Drum from local First Nations. Other special guests include Barbara Nolan and Ted Recollet as Head Elders, Donald Syrette as Arena Director, Joel Syrette as Master of Ceremonies, Robert Bigtrack as Head Veteran and Head Dancers to be announced each Grand Entry.

For the second year there will be a dance-off with Mr. Bon Soo and Corby the Sault College Cougar in regalia will take place on Saturday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m.

All are welcome to attend the Pow Wow and are encouraged to participate in this amazing cultural experience.

The Pow Wow will feature Aboriginal drums, as well as dancers in full regalia who will share their skill and cultural expression through dance. There will also be many Aboriginal craft vendors with a wide variety of handcrafted leatherwork, beading, moccasins, and jewelry.

Food vendors will be offering a wide selection of traditional Aboriginal foods and will operate throughout the event.

Parking is free anywhere on campus.

About Sault College
The vision of Sault College is to provide a transformative life experience through empowering those who study with us to think and learn in progressive, innovative ways, including those we have not yet imagined. Ranked #1 in the province for two years in a row with a score of 88.6% in overall student satisfaction by students themselves, Sault College grants Ontario College certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas, graduate certificates, and degrees to its graduates. The College is one of the largest deliverer of apprenticeship training in all of Northern Ontario. Educating over 3,900 students each year, Sault College has a significant economic impact on the community, with spin-offs in excess of $158 million. Over $2 million dollars in scholarships, bursaries and awards are distributed annually to students at the College. Located on the border to the United States and situated in the middle of three of the largest great lakes on the planet, Sault College is one of 24 publicly-funded colleges in the province of Ontario. Visit our website at to learn more.