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All my Relations Unity in Diversity theme of UNB Powwow-FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Apr 3, 2018

Category: News and Notices

On Thursday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Cente (MWC) at the University of New Brunswick will host the fourth annual UNB Powwow: “All my Relations: Unity in Diversity” at the Richard J. CURRIE CENTER. This is a free public event and everyone is invited.

"The powwow is a gathering of people to celebrate life, songs, dances, languages and traditions. This year’s theme All My Relations: Unity in Diversity acknowledges that the UNB community is composed of numerous unique, distinct and rich cultures that should be honoured and given official recognition,” says Mr. Perley. “Our powwow will celebrate all cultures and promote the principles of mutual respect, acceptance, understanding and harmony.”

UNB is thrilled to have the Muskrat Singers again this year as our host drum. The guest drum groups are Spirit Bear and Hey Cuzzins. Our head male and female dancers this year are Bronson Acquin-Manisodza) and Amanda Reid. Our junior head male and female dancers are Wambi Martinez and Montana Bear.

At 11:20 a.m., the grand entry will commence, with traditional drumming, chanting and dancing in full ceremonial regalia. The grand exists at 4 p.m. will bring the Powwow to a close. The public is encouraged to visit the many First Nation vendors that will be selling traditional art, crafts and food.

Like the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre on Facebook and follow The Centre and Elder-in-Residence Imelda Perley on Twitter.

 

Please note: This event will be videotaped and photographed for promotional purposes.

Article Contact Information

Contact: Chelsea Cullins

Email Address: Chelsea.Cullins@unb.ca