Lakehead University’s Powwow Celebrates Aboriginal Culture

(Friday, March 8, 2013 – Thunder Bay, ON)

The Lakehead University Native Student Association (LUNSA) is hosting its annual powwow at the C.J. Sanders Fieldhouse from Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17, 2013.

This year’s theme is Celebrating 25 Years of Powwow at Lakehead University.

“The LUNSA association executive is commemorating 25 years by kicking off the powwow season with this celebration,” said Sarah Nelson, LUNSA President.

“We will be honoring those executive members who have gone before us and all of the wonderful university staff, local organizations and businesses, students and community members who make this possible. We look forward to seeing old and new faces at this year’s powwow,” Nelson said.

This powwow showcases local talent and entertainment, free of charge, while reinforcing traditional aspects of Aboriginal culture such as drumming, dancing, singing, and giving thanks.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Special Guests include:

  • Master of Ceremonies: Nathan Moses (Pic River FN)

  • Arena Director: Todd Genno (Pic River, FN)

  • Spiritual Advisor: Kalvin Ottertail (Lac La Croix, FN)

  • Host Drum: Little Bear Singers (Thunder Bay)

  • Co-Host Drums: Mud Puddle Singers (Thunder Bay)

  • Inuit throat singers: Becky Qilavvaq and Romani Makkik (Iqaluit, Nunavut) 

Media are invited to visit the C.J Sanders Fieldhouse at 2 pm on Saturday, March 16.

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Media: For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Brandon Walker, Media Relations Officer, at (807) 343-8177.


Lakehead University
Lakehead is a comprehensive university with a reputation for a multidisciplinary teaching approach that emphasizes collaborative learning and independent critical thinking. More than 8,700 students and 1,850 faculty and staff learn and work at campuses located in Orillia, and Thunder Bay, Ontario, which is home to the west campus of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. Lakehead University promotes innovative research that supports local and regional socio-economic needs. In Orillia, development continues on building a campus that meets Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) standards.

Last updated March 08, 2013

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