Big two-day event at Algoma U this weekend (photo)Tuesday, February 26, 2013 by: SooToday.com Staff
Algoma University to host pow wow this weekend
Gathering at the Rapids event to take place March 2 and 3
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON (February 26, 2013) - Algoma University and Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students Association will host the 8th Annual Gathering at the Rapids Powwow: Honouring Life Long Learning, this weekend.
The event will take place at the George Leach Centre on the Algoma University campus on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3, 2013.
This two-day event is entitled Gathering at the Rapids.
The pow wow is a celebration that highlights Anishinaabe culture through a variety of traditional and contemporary events.
Grand entries will be on Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Sunday, March 3 at 12 p.m.
There will also be a variety of Anishinaabe craft and traditional food vendors located on site at the George Leach Centre.
Admission and parking is free and interested parties are welcome and encouraged to come and go throughout the weekend.
The master of ceremonies for the weekend-long celebration will be Joel Syrette.
Host drum duties will be handled by Smokeytown from Menominee Nation, WI, with co-host drum Bear Creek Singers, who were recently nominated for a Grammy award.
Algoma U would like to thank the pow wow committee members representing Shingwauk Anishinaabe Students Association, 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, 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 here.