We Are All Treaty People




Graduation Powwow 2017

  • May 31, 2017 9:30 am - 4 pm
  • The Bowl, University of Saskatchewan

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The University of Saskatchewan (U of S), situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis, has hosted a powwow on its Saskatoon campus for almost 30 years. Since 2009, the powwow has been held in the spring to celebrate the academic achievements of graduating First Nations, Métis and Inuit students from the U of S and Saskatchewan high schools.

Everyone welcome

Thousands of children from kindergarten to Grade 12 attend our annual Graduation Powwow. Attendees have the opportunity to: celebrate and honour Aboriginal graduates from Saskatchewan, listen to traditional First Nations drumming and singing, watch a variety of traditional First Nations dance styles and dress, and participate in educational children's workshops held in tipis and a Métis Red River cart.

9:30 am High school graduates line up for grand entry
9:45 am Drum roll call
10 am Grand entry and honouring of high school graduates
11 am Youth dance and drum competition
12:30 pm U of S graduates line up for honouring
U of S graduates: please check in at the Registration table in the Bowl between noon and 12:30 pm
1 pm Honouring of U of S graduates
2–4 pm Adult dance and drum competition

More information online at the Universty of Saskatchewan's Graduation Powwow 2017