- Many different Aboriginal
groups and tribes attend the same pow wows.
- Pow wows are held all across North
- Aboriginal dances include the
Round Dance, Eagle Dance, Gourd Dance, and the Rain Dance
- The oldest form of women’s dance in the Buckskin Dance.
- The Jingle Dress is also referred to as a prayer dress.
- The pow wow dance season begins in
- The Potlatch ceremony that was a
West Coast Aboriginal tradition
was banned in 1887 through the Indian Act.
It was not repealed until 1951.
- The governments goal in abolishing participation in the
Potlatch ceremony was
- The Sundance was banned in 1895
through another amendment to the Indian
- In 1914, another Indian Act
amendment barred Aboriginal People
from participating without official consent from the Indian Agent in
dances, shows. exhibitions, stampedes, and pageants.
- The dream to hold Games for the
Indigenous Peoples began in the 1970s.
- In 1971, the Native Summer Games held in Enoch, Alberta drew 3,000
participants competing in 13 sports and many cultural events.
- In 1973, the Western Canada Native Winter Games were held on the
Blood Reserve in Kainai, Alberta.