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Bluewater's Alexandra Eagles Host First Pow Wow page

Alexandra Eagles Host First Pow Wow

Alexandra Eagles Host First Pow Wow
Posted on 07/02/2024
Students dancing in regalia at pow wowThe sun shone and temperature soared outside the home of the Eagles as families and community members joined students, staff, and guests for Alexandra Community School's first-ever pow wow on Friday, June 21.

Held during the afternoon of National Indigenous Peoples Day, the festivities began on the sports field with a grand entry featuring Saugeen Ojibway, student, and adult dancers dressed in beautifully patterned regalia. Audience members were then invited to participate by joining hands for a communal circle dance to the thundering background beat of the Chippewa Travellers Family Drum Group.

Drumming, dancing, food stations, and vendor booths kept the afternoon on a steady roll as attendees celebrated and learned about Indigenous culture. Congratulations to Alexandra students, staff, and School Council members on a successful inaugural pow wow event, which reaffirmed the school's strong commitment to Indigenous learning and reconciliation, while bringing the community together.
Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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