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Celebrate at the 11th Annual Welcome Powwow

Sep 14, 2016

Aboriginal students at a powwow

(NORTH BAY, ONT.) -- Celebrate Indigenous culture at the 11th annual Welcome Powwow at Nipissing University and Canadore College on Friday with the Grand Entry taking place at 11 a.m. beside the Education Centre Pond.

The one-day powwow is an opportunity for students, employees and community to celebrate and share Aboriginal culture, while honouring the diversity of all nations represented at Canadore College and Nipissing University. Featuring traditional drummers, singers and dancers in regalia, the fun and interactive event also includes welcome messages from Nipissing First Nation, the Métis Nation, Canadore College, Nipissing University and the City of North Bay.

There are more than 650 First Nation, Inuit and Métis students enrolled in courses at the two institutions. Many travel long distances to attend school in North Bay, from as far west as Alberta to James Bay and northern Québec.

The powwow is hosted by Nipissing University’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives and Canadore College’s First Peoples’ Centre.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free. 

For more information please contact Alison Jackson at 705-474-3450 Ext. 4252 or Gerard Peltier at 705.474.7600, ext. 5963.

Date: Friday, September 16, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. Grand Entry
Location: Education Centre by the Pond with rain venue at RJ Surtees Athletics Centre, Gym A , 100 College Drive, North Bay, Ont.

Please Note: Pictures and filming are not permitted during the Grand Entry and Flag Song.

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