The Indigenous Peoples of the Interlake


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 spirtual 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.