Dancing in Kamloopa Powwow healing, empowering for young Indigenous people – CFJC Today

Dancing in Kamloopa Powwow healing, empowering for young Indigenous people – CFJC Today

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 202278 Views

Aug 2, 2022

TK’EMLUPS TE SECWEPEMC — Thousands of people, both Indigenous and not, travelled from across Turtle Island for the 41st annual Kamloopa Powwow on the August long weekend (July 29 to Aug.1).

Dancers in the hundreds donned exquisite regalia in the high-30s heat for the supportive crowd.

Ryan Hunter is a Nakota Sioux powwow dancer and drummer. He’s from Morley, Alta., on Treaty 7 territory. For him and many others, doing the powwow circuit each year is like a fulltime job.

“It’s lots of effort. Time away from home, time away from work. Sometimes you run into whatever, but you still manage to pull through and keep a good positive attitude. Tell everybody safe travels because everybody travels,” Hunter says.

Read More: https://cfjctoday.com/2022/08/02/dancing-in-kamloopa-powwow-healing-empowering-for-young-indigenous-people/

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