Gordon Nicotine-Sands: Pow Wow 101

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Poster with event details and photo of Gordon Nicotine-Sands

Gordon Nicotine-Sands: Pow Wow 101

ATTENTION! Location has changed. For those attending in-person, the event will now be held in EC5 4201. Paid parking available in Q lot.

Wondering what to expect at a Pow Wow? We've got you covered!

The Presentation will focus on the origin of what is known as “Pow-wow,"  and how it came to be in North America and in the Great Lakes area. Gordon will also talk about what you can expect when attending a Pow Wow, including drumming, singing, dancing, and associated protocols. Whether this is your first Pow Wow or you've been on the Pow Wow trail for years, there is something for everyone to learn. 

This is a hybrid event offered both in-person and virtually!

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

6pm - 8pm

EC5 4201/ Zoom (link sent by email day of event)

About the Speaker

Gordon Nicotine-Sands is a fourth generation singer, originally from Bkejwanong territory, and the Poundmaker Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. The “Eagle Flight” singers (lead by Gordon) are a First Nations singing group based out of London, Ontario and have been active for over two decades. The group has travelled extensively in the Great Lakes area (internationally on occasion) participating in festival-like celebrations known as Pow Wow. “Eagle Flight” has also honoured invitations from professional and educational institutions in the form of educational song and dance performances. In addition to creating and sharing traditional music, Gordon also serves as an MC to many winter celebrations in the Great Lakes known as “Round dance” which are trending cultural events that originated out west. Gordon is a graduate of Fanshawe’s Fine Art program and father to four.

Registration for this presentation is required and appreciated.