2009 Odawa Powwow, Ottawa

Here are a few photos (and these are some from the Powwow at the Wakefield Harvest Festival in 2007).

First things first… FOOD!

Indian Taco and Raspberry Juice

Indian Taco and Raspberry Juice

Ladies Jungle Dance competator on the sidelines

Ladies Jungle Dance competitor on the sidelines

Boy's Traditional competetor in action

Boy's Traditional competitor in action

Girl's Traditional Competition (Such concentration!)

Girl's Jingle Dance Competition (Such concentration!)

Fun on the sidelines!

Fun on the sidelines!

...and some just sleep through it all!

...and some just sleep through it all!

Some video footage of the dance competitions at the Odawa Powwow.

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  1. Karin A said,

    June 11, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Wonderful pictures! Must have been interesting to visit and all those colourful clothes and food look so nice. Have a wonderful day!

  2. June 7, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    These are beautiful pictures. Really, they are very nice. I love their ceremonial dress.

    • mudhooks said,

      June 7, 2009 at 7:39 pm

      Me, too. Of course, many of these costumes have become a sort of “pan-Indian” style and less traditional outfits of the various peoples. Most of the styles are Plains styles. Of course, the “fancy dance” outfits, especially for the men are a modern thing, and use modern, brightly-coloured materials.

      The jingle dance costumes are really neat. Originally, the “jingles” would have been shells or deer hooves which would have rattled together. Once sardines became a staple, the embossed can lids were reused as jungles. Now they are manufactured just for use in these costumes. You buy them already rolled into cones. They are still embossed. Not only do they jingle but they flash in the sun. Spectacular.

  3. June 4, 2009 at 6:57 am

    Great shiots. I must have been a really enjoyable time

  4. Bella said,

    June 2, 2009 at 4:18 am

    Fantastic pics! Incredibly colourful! And that Indian Taco is making my mouth water as I’m sitting here with my measly salami sandwich for lunch…:)

  5. magiceye said,

    June 1, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    wonderful images of a fun time!

  6. Carver said,

    June 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    These are all great shots from the Festival. Looks like so much fun to go to.

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