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PHOTOS: People come together for Truth and Reconciliation Powwow in Chilliwack

2-day powwow one of many events in Chilliwack marking National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The booming of drums and a full spectrum of colours filled the gym as people took part in the Truth and Reconciliation Powwow at Chilliwack Secondary School on Saturday.

Oct. 1 marked the second day of the new powwow, started by Rick Joe of Chilliwack.

After the first grand entry of the day on Saturday, dancers in regalia and spectators joined hands and moved to the beat of host drum Sage Hillz during the intertribal dance.

That dance was followed by traditional dancing throughout the afternoon. A second grand entry was set for 7 p.m.

Many vendors were setup throughout the venue selling jewelry, clothing, moccasins, art and more.

The event is free and open to the public.

The two-day powwow followed another event organized by Joe that same weekend. On the morning of Friday (Sept. 30), hundreds of people came together for a walk and ceremony in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

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Jenna Hauck

About the Author: Jenna Hauck

I started my career at The Chilliwack Progress in 2000 as a photojournalist.
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