Large crowd takes in Pow Wow grand entry

The amazing colours and sounds of the annual Pow Wow are back in Lethbridge for Whoop Up Days.

The grand entry of the event showcased the regalia of Indigenous dancers on full display.

Local dignitaries also stepped their way to the beat of the drums.

Staff with the Blackfoot Confederacy told us a hefty chunk of change will be up for grabs during the Pow Wow this year.

“$65,000 in prizes going up for the drum groups and the dancers. There’s the adult senior categories, the teen categories, junior categories. So right up to seven years old, you’d be competing in the girls, the teens again. And there’s all kinds of dancers from all over the territory, Blackfoot territory, as well as visitors coming in from the Cree territories from the West,” says Paula Smith, the executive assistant of intergovernmental relations with the Blackfoot Confederacy.

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Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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