Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, in partnership with the community of Ouje-Bougoumou is presenting a Powwow workshop. We have two accomplished dancers, Paula Menarick and Gabriel Whiteduck here to teach. All are welcome including youth, those that are interested in Powwows and those that are veterans of Powwows. Paula and Gabriel will be teaching basic dance techniques and the art of making regalia for this summer’s Powwow. In addition, they will be discussing the meaning of a Powwow and what happens during this event.
We have just finished our first week of the workshop which was dedicated to a younger audience; all through the week we had boys and girls ages 6 to 12 dancing in the Billy Diamond Hall. It was great! This was the first exposure to Powwow dancing for many of our participants, and they were treated with a performance at the beginning to witness the many styles of dance. Seeing two amazing dancers in full regalia lit the eyes up of these young dancers, and ignited their enthusiasm for dancing.