Pow wow at Okanagan College, Kelowna

Jingle dresses, drums and singing could be heard above Kelowna’s Okanagan College Campus on Sept. 23.

A pow wow, organized by Indigenous Services featured dancers in the Traditional, chicken, Grass, Fancy and Jingle categories. The dancers wore intricate regalia adorned with feathers, chaplet and chime cones. They danced for hours to the beat of accomplished drummers.

The accident comes one week afore the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, on Sept. 30.

Events will be captivated aross Kelowna from Sept. 23 until the 30. More advice about local contest can be begin at okanagan.bc.ca.

Supports available

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation can be an affecting time. The afterward casework are accessible to abutment survivors and anybody impacted:

  • A civic crisis band is available, alms affecting and crisis barometer casework for Indian Residential School System survivors and those affected. The 24-hour civic crisis band can be contacted at 1-866-925-4419.
  • Within B.C., the KUU-US Crisis Line Society operates a crisis band accouterment culturally accordant abutment for Indigenous, Metis and Inuit peoples. The crisis band is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, toll-free from anywhere in British Columbia: 1-800-588-8717 (toll free). Alternatively, you can alarm anon into the Youth Line at 250-723-2040 or the Adult Line at 250-723-4050, or online at kuu-uscrisisline.com
  • The First Nations Health Authority also has a Mental Health Benefit.

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