Driftpile Powwow spotlights colourful culture

Driftpile Cree Nation hosted its annual Driftpile Powwow from Aug. 20-22. “Welcoming Our People Home” was the theme for the event that drew about 1,000 from all over North America. Grand Entries highlighted the colourful powwows on Friday night Saturday and Sunday. Drum groups also participated in a drum competition.
Powwows celebrate culture and friendship and also help First Nations people heal.

Eagle staff carriers lead the Grand Entry on Saturday night. Standing left-right, are Kevin Buffalo, of Maskwacis, Lakeisha Marie, of Sturgeon Lake, Theodore Waskahat, of Frog Lake, and Kevin Sandy of Bonaparte, British Columbia.
Young children get ready to dance in the Driftpile Powwow on Saturday night. Standing left-right, are Keshia Walker, 10, of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and Creeyns Supernault, 7, of East Prairie.
Golden Age Men dance in the Driftpile Powwow on Saturday night. Left-right, are Bert Bull, of Maskwacis, and Peter Anthony, of Chase, BC.
Jason Bigcharles, left, and Keenan Wells, both of High Prairie, dance in the Driftpile Powwow on Saturday night.

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