Anishninaabe author and educator Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane has crafted a narrative that tells the history of the powwow, a celebration of Indigenous culture that occurs throughout North America
Anishninaabe author and educator Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane is a competitive powwow dancer who has crafted a narrative that tells the history of the powwow, a celebration of Indigenous culture that occurs throughout North America.
In her upcoming book, Powwow A celebration through Song and Dance, Pheasant-Neganigwane describes the history of colonization and Indigenous resistance that culminated in the 19th century, while sharing her thoughts on protocols, regalia, songs, dances and even food that you can find at powwows from coast to coast, and the important role they play in Indigenous culture and reconciliation.
Throughout the book are beautiful photos from Bert & Brad Crowfoot, Ruth Bergen and the late Perry Mah, which gives readers "front row seats at the powwow"
In Alberta, Pheasant-Neganigwane will hold book tour stops in Calgary, April 30 at Mount Royal University, May 1 in Edmonton at Audrey's Books and June 1 at the Calgary Public Library.
Powwow A Celebration through Song and Dance launches on March 20, you can pre-order the book here