Attending The Powwow
Why every Canadian should attend a powwow: Drew Hayden Taylor explains the spirit of the gathering
“Summer is powwow season across the country. But many Canadians have never been to one and don't know much about them.
Ojibway author Drew Hayden Taylor has been attending powwows his entire life.
"Powwows are a celebration of Aboriginal culture in many different forms," he said. The author's even set two of his plays at the events.
He talks to Candy about what powwows mean to his culture and why it's important for all Canadians to attend one.
Sheldon Morriseau - Fort William First Nation Beaded regalia crated in tribute to his Grandmother. Photo credit: Josh Goselin
(left)100 Jingles on Her Dress - At Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation PowWow
Photo Credit: Barbara Blower
(right) Hiding her “Tools of the Trade” - At Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation PowWow Photo Credit: Barbara Blower
Benson Boys - Chippewas of Rama First Nation - At Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation PowWow - Photo Credit: Barbara Blower
Sheldon Morriseau - Fort William First Nation - Grass Dancer - At Curve Lake First Nation PowWow Photo credit: Josh Goselin