A POW WOW is happening at the Faculty of Education

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A POW WOW is happening at the Faculty of Education on March 20 as part of a weekend of traditional teachings and a presentation by Dr. Martin Brokenleg. The weekend is presented by the First Nations Students Association in co-operation with Atˆlohsa Native Family Healing Services, Western First Nation Studies, and the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, and will include three days of traditional teachings, workshops, guest speakers, an art show and many more activities.

Dr. Martin Brokenleg will lead the Keeping the Fire: Reclaiming Children and Youth Conference. His lecture will take place on March 19 from 4-6 pm. He will be welcomed with a lunch prior to the lecture by the students of Western’s First Nations Studies at Indigenous Student Services.

The Indigenous Art Show will begin at 6 pm on March 18th and 19th and will run until March 20th from Noon until 5 pm. Traditional teachings at the POW WOW include Kanawayhitowin, Kizhaay Anishhinaabe Niin and Mino Bimawidiziwin. Traditional healers include Jake Swamp and Nelson Shogonish.

Dancers, singers and drummers are Naahii Singers, Eagle Flight, and Red Sky. The POW WOW will also feature vendors of cultural and food items as well as prizes and giveaways.

All are welcome. Admission and parking are free.

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