The Indigenous Peoples of the Interlake
Spread throughout the region, celebrations of Indigenous culture are held by most of the First Nations communities sometime during the summer. It is a time to honour ancestors, to maintain traditions and to build strong family connections. This is a spiritual time, with most Powwows open to visitors.
Please follow some simple etiquette rules:
- Always stand respectfully for special songs like the Grand Entry, Veteran’s Songs-listen for the emcee to announce.
- Pointing with fingers is considered poor manners-use your head or nod in the direction you wish to indicate.
- Ask permission before taking photos of dancers in their regalia, especially if taking for publication.
- Never touch a dancer’s regalia (not a costume), as many ornaments have special or religious meaning.
For further information on the Red River North Heritage area!