On Friday, Sept 25, lower campus will host the Eighth Annual First Peoples’ House Pow-wow. A fall tradition at McGill since 2002, the pow-wow celebrates aboriginal culture by showcasing arts, sport, food and crafts. This year’s event, beginning with the ceremonial grand entry at 9:00 a.m., includes demonstrations of Iroquois dancing, lacrosse and Inuit throat singing. Cree storyteller Elma Moses promises to captivate the audience with her tales and 14-year-old Amber Asp-Chief, one of the 12 National Aboriginal Role Models chosen for 2009-2010, will deliver a speech. Traditional crafts will be sold on site.
First Peoples’ House Pow-wow; Sept. 25; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m; downtown lower campus. For more information call 514-398-3217 or go to www.mcgill.ca/fph/