Posted by: cherylyoung | December 30, 2012

Day 13 Dance At A Powwow

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DANCE AT A POWWOW

As Aborginal tourism expands in British Columbia.  First nations groups are finding interactive new ways to share their traditions with the public, from guided nature tours to interpretive programs at their cultural centre.

For a particularly lively immersion take in a powwow.

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Drumming, dancing, singing, colourful regalia, and traditional foods such a bannock and salmon are common elements.  Some powwows are comptetitive , with prizes for top performers, while others are more social.  During intertribal dances, anyone can join in.

Delyla Daniels president of the Kamloopa Powwow Society and a jingle-dress dancer, takes her young twins with her on the powwow circuit.  Her favourite moment is the grand entry: “You see all the dancers that are participating and all the dignitaries.”

Some annual gatherings:  Yellow Wolf Intertribal Powwow (Brentwood Bay); Kamloopa (Kamloops):Banaparte Traditional Powwow (Cache Creek): Traditional Father’s Day Powwow (Williams Lake)

Info: (www.aboriginalbc.com)

Jenny Manzer

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