LUNSA hosting 31st annual Powwow this weekend

 March 5, 2019 – Thunder Bay, Ont.

The Lakehead University Native Student Association (LUNSA) is excited to be hosting their 31st annual Powwow at the CJ Sanders Fieldhouse, March 8-10.

LUNSA is honoured to have Battle Nation as the Host Drum. Lakehead University students and the Thunder Bay community will gather in celebration of Aboriginal culture and dance.  

Warm-ups will be held on Friday, March 8 from 6 to 10 pm.

Grand Entry is scheduled for 12 pm and 6:30 pm on Saturday, March 9 with a Traditional Feast being served at 5 pm. The powwow will wrap up for the day at 10 pm.  

Grand Entry is set for noon on Sunday, March 10 with the Powwow ending at 5 pm.

LUNSA is a volunteer Lakehead University Student Union club.  Its goals are to promote the spirit of unity among Aboriginal students at Lakehead University through social, cultural, and recreational events, in addition to promoting cultural awareness between club members and the greater Lakehead University student population.

The annual Powwow is LUNSA’s signature event that highlights tremendous talent and entertainment, free of charge, while reinforcing traditional aspects of Aboriginal culture such as drumming, dancing, singing, and giving thanks.

Everyone is welcome to attend:


Friday, March 8
Warm-ups: 6 - 10 pm

Saturday, March 9
Grand Entry: 12 pm and 6:30 pm
Traditional Feast: 5 pm

Sunday, March 10

Grand Entry at 12 pm and Closing Ceremonies at 3 pm until 5 pm

  • Master of Ceremonies: Jim Mishquart (Rocky Bay First Nation)
  • Arena Director: Ryan Gustafson (Whitesand First Nation)
  • Spiritual Advisor: Gilbert Smith (Northwest Bay)
  • Host Drum:  Battle Nation (Thunder Bay)