The second annual Alumni and Student Pow Wow, May 11 to 13 at the Toldo Lancer Centre, is a fun opportunity for the campus community and local youth to celebrate Indigenous culture, says Kat Pasquach, aboriginal outreach and retention co-ordinator in the UWindsor Turtle Island centre.
Hosted in partnership with St. Clair College’s Indigenous Student Services, the free event will be a chance for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students and alumni to connect to their cultures and community in Windsor-Essex, including more than 1,500 Indigenous students from five local school boards.
“Many Indigenous students may not have had the opportunity to travel and participate in pow wows,” Pasquach says. “We are excited to host the event this year, to continue building relationships and preserving our culture right in Windsor-Essex. Everyone is welcome to attend, learn and engage.”
Funded in part by the Gordie Howe International Bridge Community Benefits plan, the three-day event will include drumming, dancing, crafts, traditional food, and a special guest performance.