Traditional Niagara Powwow

The Niagara Regional Powwow is about bringing all the people together to celebrate love, unity, and the freedom to celebrate our Indigenous traditions. Every dollar that we crowdsource is another dollar that we don't have to take from corporate, government or institutional sponsors. Making a contribution to this Powwow sends the message that you want Indigenous culture to thrive freely and to be a part of your Niagara.

Please join us on September 25th at Noon, at 382 Airport Rd, Niagara on the Lake for a family friendly event to which alll are welcome.

In the 70's when the St. Catharines Indian Centre - the precursor to the Niagara Regional Native Centre - was founded there were no strong bridges connecting the cultures of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. When the Native Centre was incorporated in 1974 the Powwow Committee was the first committee established. The early Powwows became a way to establish a relationship of mutual understanding and respect between members all the communities in Niagara.

Nowadays the relationship between Canadians and First Nations are undergoing growth as the harsh truths of history are becoming known more broadly. In these times of healing coming together for gatherings like the NRNC Powwow are more important than ever. This year the Powwow will be honouring Indigenous adoptees and welcoming a group of local adoptees to experience all the love and positive energy that the Niagara community has to offer.

All are welcome to attend this family friendly celebration of Indigenous culture which as previously mentioned is at 382 Airport Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, just off the QEW, on Sunday, September 25th, 2016. The Grand Entry, which is the official commencement of the event, starts at noon and the festivities will carry on until the flags are retired between 4 and 5 pm. This drug and alcohol free event is the perfect opportunity to share in the richness of Indigenous culture by enjoying traditional dancing, drumming, singing, crafts, food and drink, and community spirit.

Please nurture our efforts and make a small contribution to an event that supports local businesses, artisans and the people who have dedicated their lives to preserve our roots as Indigenous people.
Event updates and information are available on our Facebook page

Donations

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    • $100 
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    • $15 
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    • $40 
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Organizer

Karl Dockstader 
Organizer
Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON
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