Photo essay: Mount Allison hosts third Powwow celebrating Indigenous culture

Mount Allison hosted its 3rd annual Powwow on Oct. 10 at the Tantramar Veterans Memorial Civic Centre. Gill Hill/Argosy
There were almost 200 people in attendance, including students from Mount Allison as well as local and surrounding schools and members of the community.
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The lead male dancer was Leon Julian along with the lead female dancer, Kate Jadis. The head female youth dancer was Madison Milliea along with the head male youth dancer, John David Morris. The drummers included Wabanaki Confederacy, Hey Cuzzins and East Boys. Gill Hill/Argosy
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“I think that it’s really important to hold these Powwows to raise awareness about the Indigenous people of Canada,” said Mt. A student Kailey Trenholm, who is of Cree descent. “The Powwows serve as not only a celebration but also as a reminder that we are a strong people.” Gill Hill/Argosy
The past few weeks have seen Mount Allison host several events centring Indigenous people, from the Indigenous Day of Learning and Language to the more somber vigil for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Gill Hill/Argosy

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