January 7, 2021 (1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
Learn about the pow wow – the different dances, proper protocols, and behaviours. The discussion will cover the different types of regalia individuals will wear and why, and address how it can be offensive to ask Indigenous peoples to wear "traditional clothing." Speakers will explain how fashion is dependent on the individual, just like any other culture.
Arena director Garrett Gloade (Millbrook) is the drum keeper and Senior Heritage Interpreter at Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre.
Michael R. Denny (Eskasoni) is a father, husband, and renowned traditional singer. Michael R has travelled and shared his music all over Atlantic Canada and beyond. He is is a proud Mi'kmaw speaker and is the Red Road Coordinator at Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey.
Jennifer-Lynn Denny (Millbrook) is a dancer, fashion designer, and owner of KMTN Lake Outfitters.
Acadia University and Glooscap First Nation recognize the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. Funding for the series comes from the Support4Culture, a designated lottery program of the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia to develop and promote cultural resources for all Nova Scotians. Learn more about the Indigenous Speakers Series.