June is National Indigenous History Month; observances at the University of Windsor will open with the presentation “Pow Wow teachings and protocols” by Gordon Nicotine-Sands, online Wednesday, June 1.
Nicotine-Sands is a fourth-generation singer, originally from Bkejwanong territory and the Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. He leads the Eagle Flight Singers, a First Nations group based out of London, active for over two decades.
During Wednesday’s webinar, part of the “Sharing Our Knowledge” series presented by the Aboriginal Education Centre and the Centre for Teaching and Learning, he will discuss his experience as a powwow drummer and master of ceremonies, responsible for running the event and educating spectators.
“This event is open to everyone wanting to learn more about powwows, our festival-like celebrations of Indigenous culture,” says Kat Pasquach, Aboriginal outreach and retention co-ordinator. “It will be an opportunity where people can ask questions and engage.”
She notes the timing of the session could not be better, with the first annual Alumni and Student Powwow scheduled for June 3 and 4. Watch for details in DailyNews.
“Pow Wow teachings and protocols” will run on MS Teams from 1 to 2 p.m. Register here to attend.