Wanuskewin’s 20th anniversary pow wow

Posted by on 30. June 2012 in Blog / Journal, News & Events | Comments Off on Wanuskewin’s 20th anniversary pow wow

Last week I went to the Wanuskewin Heritage Park near Saskatoon to photograph a pow wow. It has been several years since the last pow wow took place at Wanuskewin, so the expectations and excitement for this year event were quite high. The Wanuskewin Park is celebrating 20th anniversary in 2012. The pow wow was organized as part of the anniversary festivities, and to celebrate the National Aboriginal Day on June 21.

Several thousand people gathered to observe the festivities and to participate in the dance and song. Participants competed for over $45,000 in prizes. I have visited several pow wows before and this one did not seem as competitive. It appeared to me that people were more interested in socializing, having fun and celebrating the native culture and heritage. Here are a few images from the 2012 Wanuskewin Pow Wow.

Wanuskewin Heritage Park 20th anniversary pow-wow, Saskatoon

 

Wanuskewin Heritage Park 20th anniversary pow-wow, Saskatoon

 

Wanuskewin Heritage Park 20th anniversary pow-wow, Saskatoon

 

Wanuskewin Heritage Park 20th anniversary pow-wow, Saskatoon

 

Wanuskewin Heritage Park 20th anniversary pow-wow, Saskatoon

 

Wanuskewin Heritage Park 20th anniversary pow-wow, Saskatoon

 

Wanuskewin Heritage Park 20th anniversary pow-wow, Saskatoon

 

Wanuskewin Heritage Park 20th anniversary pow-wow, Saskatoon

 

Wanuskewin Heritage Park 20th anniversary pow-wow, Saskatoon

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