Powwow puts Indigenous culture in the spotlight – Welland Tribune

Powwow puts Indigenous culture in the spotlight – Welland Tribune

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 202223 Views

Oct. 2, 2022

“We’re glad to be a host and honoured that this many people chose to make this a part of their day.”

The Meridian Centre arena was filled with a sea of colour. Regalia on the floor and a sea of orange in the seats as several thousand people turned out for the eighth annual Traditional Powwow put on by Niagara Regional Native Centre.

Just a few rows up in the seats, Elizabeth Pansino-Weber held three-week-old Ocktavia-Aster.

“For me, it’s phenomenal,” said Pansino-Weber. “Unfortunately, I was adopted out of my tribe at three weeks old, so to bring her and my oldest to a powwow, it’s extremely important to get the culture to share in the memories that I didn’t get to have as a child.”

She said she didn’t discover her Indigenous background or that she was adopted until she was 16.

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