ʔaqⱡsmaknik First Nation will host National Gathering Traditional Powwow

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ʔaqⱡsmaknik First Nation is set to host the 2022 Ktunaxanintik Nation Gathering and Traditional Powwow at their new recreation centre on Wednesday Aug. 3. It will be a special day of gathering and to honour so many, which include new births and those that have passed on. It will also be a day to bring families together and celebrate such victories as graduations and anniversaries of sobriety.

The event will begin at 12:30 P.M. with a meal being served followed by an opening by an Elder. Following lunch gifts will be distributed for the recent newborn babies entering our world and the graduates leaving school, both with many adventures and things to learn ahead.

Before dinner is served at 5 PM there will be myriad presentations and Memorial honourings. Other honours will include being celebrated for education, sports, and sobriety. A beautiful day with plenty to dance about and at 7PM the Powwow dancing will commence for all to be wowed by their steps, grace, and regalia.

Entry for this event is free and the public are invited and encouraged to come watch the dancers and join in on the celebration. This event will be held on the unceded territories of the Ktunaxa people, and much appreciation would like to be extended to all sponsors who are a part of it this year.

Chadd Cawson, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Columbia Valley Pioneer

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