Photojournal: Dance and Celebrate at McGill Pow Wow
McGill’s annual pow wow is an opportunity for the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit to gather, dance, drum, sing, socialize, and celebrate traditional culture while creating new ones. McGill’s pow wow is partially intended for both indigenous and non-indigenous peoples to join in the party. After opening words by Mohawk Elder Alex Diabo and a grand entry, the events begin. This years events included inter-tribal dances, traditional dances, throat singing, smoke dancing, and KZO — aboriginal dance and dubstep. Goods by artisans were available to purchase as well. Here are Michael Bakouch’s pictures of the day.
McGill’s annual pow wow took place on September 19 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
For more of Michael Bakouch’s vibrant photographic work, check out his website HERE and his blog HERE.