Pow Wow 2012 (8)
Squamish Nation Pow Wow 2012 at the Capilano Indian Reserve in North Vancouver was the place to be for native bands from across BC and elsewhere to congregate. They gathered to greet each other and celebrate their culture together at this annual event in the traditional territory of the Coast Salish land.
Aboriginal men and women in full regalia danced in the Grand Entry and participated in the Invocation. They also competed as individuals in different categories like in a sports event. The modern day Pow Wow is very much a family affair – in recognition of the work and contribution by the native women in the community and the role that the younger ones could play is also very much part of the agenda. The Pow Wow therefore becomes an ideal venue for the youngsters to reconnect with their culture and way of life, thus preserving the aboriginal tradition that goes back thousands of years.