First Nations gather for Yellow Wolf Powwow

From July 29 to 31, as the Tsartlip First Nation host a weekend of drums dance and food.

The BC Day long weekend is your chance to experience our vibrant First Nation culture. The 18th annual Yellow Wolf Powwow takes place from July 29 to 31, as the Tsartlip First Nation host a weekend of drums dance and food.

The free weekend event showcases the art and culture of First Nations people from across North America. Coast Salish specialties like bannock, seafood chowder fried bread and barbequed salmon will be available along with a western canteen with burgers, hot dogs, chips, pop, coffee, etc.

Carvers, weavers and painters will display a variety of pieces from traditional to modern First Nations art. Detailed carvings of humming birds and frogs and bold paintings of eagles and ravens show the parallels between the wildlife and the First Nations.

The Yellow Wolf Powwow is a drug and alcohol free event.

The Tsartlip First Nations fairground is located in Brentwood Bay at 800 Stelly’s X Road. Be sure to bring a lawn chair or blanket and get ready to shake the dust off your moccasins and do some dancing at this family event. For more information or to volunteer in this cultural weekend call 250-665-7777 or email  idahoangel1920@hotmail.com.