, 2022-05-11 02:00:00,
Lloydminster, AB/SK– May 12, 2022 marks the first Treaty 6 Heart Reconciliation Inter-School Powwow to be held in the City of Lloydminster.
This event will take place outdoors; however, due to space limitations, the Heart of Treat 6 Reconciliation Committee regrets to announce that we are unable to accommodate a larger audience this year. We encourage people to watch via live stream Yes they can. The dancer component has been restricted to student dancers and invited adult dancers only. The Grand Entrance will begin at 10 a.m. and the powwow itinerary will run throughout the day, ending at 2 p.m.
In 1876, an assimilation policy known as the Indigenous Act denied indigenous peoples the right to perform cultural and spiritual ceremonies or wear any traditional form of dress used for ceremonial purposes to extinguish the indigenous peoples of Canada. Although the ceremonies were prohibited, many were carried out in secret as a way of preserving their existence.
A widely organized ceremonial gathering throughout North America is known as a powwow. Like most First Nations ceremonies, powwows are a healing ceremony, but they are also a social gathering where non-indigenous people can learn about indigenous people and their history through art and storytelling through song and dance. .
The largest powwows are usually held in First Nations communities during the summer months. They can attract thousands of people from all over the world, showing traditional foods, indigenous artisans,…
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