The Lakehead University Native Student Association (LUNSA) is excited to be hosting their 30th Annual Powwow at the C.J. Sanders Field house, March 9-11, 2018. LUNSA is honoured to have Whitefish Bay Singers as the Host Drum. All students, staff, faculty and the greater off-campus community are invited to attend this free event.
This community event will gather people together in celebration of Aboriginal culture and dance. Warm-ups will be held on Friday, March 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Grand Entry is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10th with a Traditional Feast being served at 5:00 p.m. and the powwow will wrap up at 10:00 p.m. for the day. Grand Entry is set for 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11th with the powwow ending at 5:00 p.m.
LUNSA is a volunteer LUSU 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 showcases tremendous talent and entertainment, while reinforcing traditional aspects of Aboriginal culture such as drumming, dancing, singing, and giving thanks. Attendees can purchase traditional Aboriginal merchandise from on-site vendors.
Everyone is welcome to attend!
Master of Ceremonies: Ron Kanutski, Lake Helen First Nation
Arena Director: Todd Genno, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg
Spiritual Advisor: Gilbert Smith, Northwest Bay
Host Drum: Whitefish Bay Singers, Whitefish Bay
Co-Host Drum: Song Warrior, Zhingwaako Zaaga’igan
Friday March 9th:
Saturday March 10th:
Grand Entry 12:00pm and 6:30pm
Traditional Feast 5pm
Sunday March 11th:
Grand Entry at 12:00pm and Closing Ceremonies completed by 5:00pm
For more information, please contact LUNSA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (807) 346-7713.