2017 Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow !

Young boys line up for judging following their teen young men’s grass dance competition Saturday at Chiefswood Park. The Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow is in it third decade. Traditionally held on the 4th weekend of July the Pow Wow is an Aboriginal Multicultural event promoting a rich arts heritage by showcasing the ‘pride’ in music, dance, arts and crafts of the Indigenous people of the Six Nation’s.  Many Native Americans from the United States now participate as well.

 

Dancers take part in the teen young men’s grass dance.

 

Competitors take part in the jingle dance competition at the Grand River Pow Wow Saturday.

 

Competitors take part in the young men’s Fancy Dance competition at the Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow Saturday. The rain held off Saturday afternoon allowing hundreds of people to take in beautiful array of Indigenous dance competitions.

 

A dancer competes in the Shawl Dance competition.

 

Dancers enjoy an open dance during the Grand River Champion of Champions Pow Wow Saturday.

 

Dancers enjoying an open dance.

 

Friends catch up during open dancing.

 

Sebastian Alexander of Hamilton in Fancy dance dress dances in the open dance.

 

Competitors take part in the young men’s Fancy Dance competition.

 

Competitors take part in the young men’s Fancy Dance competition.

 

A shawl dancer enjoys an open dance.

 

Two little girls enjoy a couples dance during open dancing.

 

A young shawl dancer participates in an open dance.

 

Jay Mule from Oklahoma City enjoys an open dance in his Fancy Dance competition clothing.

 

Pierre Debassige of Manitoulin Island dances in the open dance at the Grand River Pow Wow Saturday. The black bear skin is part of the clothing he wears when he competes in fancy dance category at pow wows.

 

Young men’s Fancy Dance competition at the Grand River Pow Wow Saturday.

 

Dancers enjoy an open dance.

 

Dancers enjoy an open dance.

Dancers enjoy an open dance.

Competitors taking part in the teen young men’s Grass Dance competition. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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