International Peace Pow Wow on Facebook

One year ago today hundreds of people gathered at the ENMAX Centre for the International Peace Pow Wow. This year will look drastically different. The event has been moved to Facebook and will go on for six straight weekends. Indigenous drummers, musicians and singers have missed in person gathering, but are doing their best to continue celebrating Treaty 7 culture.

“COVID-19 has been horrible to the pow wow people…the dancers, the drummers. The last event that they went to was our 2020 pow wow, “says president of the Blackfoot Lodge, Mary Ann Crow Healy “seeing their friends, having the opportunity to dance with all the crowds — it’s a loss. It’s a big loss”.

Pow wows have been tentatively scheduled for in person performance at the ENMAX centre for the months of April and May. 

Ainsley O'Riley

Ainsley O'Riley

Originally from Ontario, Ainsley started her broadcasting career at the age of sixteen with Rogers TV. She is a graduate of the College of Sports Media in Toronto and has previously worked with TSN on The Jay and Dan show, and Canada Laughs on Sirius XM. She has also worked for the Canadian Football League. She is looking forward to connecting with the community.

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