Friday’s rains did not dampen the spirit of the First Peoples’ House 17th annual Pow Wow, with the grey sky backdrop only accentuating participants’ colourful regalia and sunny smiles. Fittingly, the Pow Wow kicked off with the official unveiling of the Royal Canadian Mint’s new Fancy Dance silver coin. Hoop dancers, traditional drummers, throat singers, Maori performers and an Indigenous rugby team from Australia were just some of the highlights of this year’s event.
Indigenous Awareness Weeks draw to a close on Friday, September 28. Check the schedule of events online.