March 12, 2021 – Thunder Bay, Ont.
The Lakehead University Native Students Association (LUNSA) is excited to be hosting a virtual powwow celebration on Saturday, March 20 from 3 to 7 pm. The powwow will be broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook.
The annual powwow is LUNSA’s signature event that showcases tremendous talent and entertainment, while reinforcing traditional aspects of Indigenous culture such as drumming, dancing, singing, and giving thanks.
LUNSA is honoured to have Gene Nowegejick as the Elder and Todd Genno as the Master of Ceremonies. LUNSA will be celebrating resiliency at their cultural celebration this year.
LUNSA is a volunteer LUSU club. The club’s goals are to promote the spirit of unity among Indigenous students at Lakehead University through social, cultural, and recreational events in addition to promoting cultural awareness between club members and the greater student population.
LUNSA Powwow Agenda and Details
- 3 pm, Opening ceremony
- 3:30 pm, Dancing and drumming time slots begin
- 7 pm, Closing ceremony
Master of Ceremonies: Todd Genno (Biigtigong Nishnaabeg)
Elder: Gene Nowegejick (Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek)
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