The word “powwow” is derived from a First Nations word meaning spiritual leader. Every year, groups of Aboriginal peoples host powwows all across Canada, singing, dancing and building ties while honouring their ancient culture. See the annual schedule for aboriginal events planned throughout the country:
• Sagamok Anishnawbek Annual Traditional Powwow—with the communities of Ojibwe, Odawa and Pottawatomi peoples on Manitoulin Island and the Sagamok region in Ontario
• Naicatchewenin First Nation’s Annual Traditional Powwow—located in Delvin, Ontario, and hosted by Naicatchewenin First Nation
• Nechi – Poundmaker Powwow—hosted by Poundmaker’s Lodge Treatment Centre and the Nechi Training, Research and Health Promotions Institute, St. Albert, Alberta
• Ermineskin Cree Nation Powwow—Ermineskin Cree Nation is one member of the Four Nations of Hobbema, Alberta
• Kamloops Powwow—hosted by the Kamloops Indian Band, the largest of the bands of the Secwepemc people in BC
• Swan Lake First Nation Powwow—at Swan Lake, Manitoba. People of the community are Anishinabe and the Native language is Saulteaux
• The Echoes of a Proud Nation Powwow—held in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, south of Montréal, Québec
• Annual Father’s Day Traditional Powwow—hosted by Williams Lake Indian Band, at Williams Lake, British Columbia, Highway 97 South
• Pic River First Nation Traditional Powwow—hosted by Pic River First Nation, located at Heron Bay, Ontario

And many more…