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12th Annual Pow Wow & Gathering: Celebrating Indigeneity & Academia

Feb 27, 2014 to Mar 1, 2014

The Aboriginal Students' Association at York, the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services and the Osgoode Indigenous Students Association are proud to present the 12th Annual Pow Wow & Gathering: Celebrating Indigeneity & Academia with the Official Opening on Thursday Feb. 27 at 3pm on the main floor of the York University Student Centre.

The opening will include words from dignitaries as well as performances by: Jay Robi, a hip-hop artist; Isaac Weber, a graffiti artist; and Wiidaaseh and Migize, who are both beatbox artists.

Friday, Feb. 28 will be a discussion and speakers' panel with special guests Maria Campbell, Cherie Dimaline and Giles Benaway, who will be discussing "Identity and Resistance" in 1005 Osgoode Hall starting at 10am. A student discussion panel will also take place, and York U student and CASS member Falon Andy will be presenting her work at noon.

Saturday, March 1 is the Pow Wow in the Vari Hall Rotunda, where grand entry will be at 12pm and the Pow Wow will run until 5pm. This year an Education and Career Fair will be happening on the second floor from 12 to 5pm. Be sure to check out the vendors and find that special hand-made gift from one of the many local artisans. The Gala and Feast will take place in the Underground starting at 6pm, with performances by: Kim Anderson, a Métis fiddler; Qatsuu Evic and Pam Sevigny, Inuit throat singers; and Spirit Wind, a women's hand drum group.

The artwork that Isaac Weber produces at the opening will be auctioned off at the gala, with all proceeds being donated to ASAY. There will be a PWYC donation request of a suggested $5 to be donated to ASAY or a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the York Federation of Students Food Bank.

Check out our website for further details or to contact us.


Location:YUSC and Vari Hall
Sponsor:Aboriginal Students' Association at York and the Centre for Aboriginal Student Services
Posted by:Rob Lackie
Web Sitehttp://aboriginal.info.yorku.ca/powwow/
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