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University of Manitoba: 29th Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow – Saturday, May 5, 2018

Press Release

The 29th Annual Traditional Graduation Pow Wow will take place on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at the Investors Group Athletic Centre. Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the 2018 University of Manitoba’s Indigenous graduates.

A Pow Wow is a celebration; it is a cultural event that brings people and nations together; it is an opportunity to hear traditional drum songs and see all different types of dancing. If you are adventurous, you might even want to join in for the community dances! The day-long celebration includes an opening Pipe Ceremony, presentations to the graduates, and a community Feast in the afternoon. All activities are free and everyone is welcome!

Date Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Location University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre
Schedule 11:00 a.m. – Pipe Ceremony
1:00 p.m. – Grand Entry
3:00 p.m. – Honouring the Graduates & Feast
4:00 p.m. – Pow Wow dancing resumes
6:00 p.m. – Pow Wow Specials
7:00 p.m. – Closing Prayer and payouts

*Craft Sale and canteen are open all day.
*Only the first 10 drum groups to register (minimum five singers) will receive an honorarium.

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