ALIGN CONNECTION SPECIAL EDITION “Everything You Want to Know Before You Attend Your First Powwow”
Indigenous people have been celebrating June 21st; the Summer Solstice (longest day of the year), long before there was a National Indigenous Peoples Day. Indigenous people across Canada gather and celebrate the Summer Solstice and National Indigenous Day in diverse and unique ways.
For the First Nations people from the Great Plains, the Prairies and the Great Lakes, the Summer Solstice is the start of the summer powwow season, and this year for the first time ever the Calgary Stampede will be hosting its first powwow with North America’s best Indigenous dancers set to compete between July 12 -14, 2022.
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