After a two-year postponement, the First Nations University of Canada Spring Celebration Powwow Committee welcomes everyone to the largest indoor powwow in Treaty 4 Territory for a chance to experience the culture of the First Nations people. The 2-day event, held at the Brandt Centre, REAL District, Regina, will kick off Saturday, June 4th, with grand entries at 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm. If you’ve missed Saturday’s event, Sunday, June 5th, we will have two grand entries at 12:00 pm and 7:00 pm with dancing and singing contest finals.
Among the twenty-three dance categories competing over the weekend, drum groups from across Canada and the United States will also bring the heartbeat of the powwow to compete in the Singing Competition. Scheduled throughout the weekend are several family and committee dance specials as well. After a 2-year reign, the current Miss FNUniv Princess, Kaleigh Starblanket, will hand over the crown during the Miss FNUniv Princess Pageant on Sunday, June 5th.
The Tradeshow Market is a must-stop for anyone who wants to purchase authentic Indigenous crafts and clothing from Indigenous artisans and businesses. While touring around the market, visit the food vendors and try some Bannock or have a brisket sandwich. There will be much to see and do this weekend.
In 2019, our celebration attracted more than 7,500 visitors, over 850 registered dancers, and 19 drum groups. We anticipate the 2022 celebration to have similar numbers. Weekend admission is $15, while daily passes are $10 and children five and under are free.
The full media release can be viewed here.