Thunder Bay is a very diverse city, and that was on full display this past weekend as Lakehead University Native Student Association played host to the 31st Annual LUNSA Powwow. It was a 3 day event with warmups taking place on the Friday and the rest of the celebration happening on the Saturday and Sunday. There were 3 grand entries over the course of the weekend, a feast on Saturday, a wide range of drum groups from across the province and of course lots of dancing and singing.
After photographing it last year I knew I had to do it again this year because it is such an amazing atmosphere. With my wife being aboriginal, I have been lucky enough to be a part of the that culture for the last 10 years. Not only did I come away with a ton of great photos, I also created a short highlight video of some of the celebration below. I’m already looking forward to next years event. Luckily, there are many more powwows throughout the rest of the spring and summer so I’ll be sure to get out and check out some of them. Check out some of the highlights below!
If you would like to learn more about LUNSA click on the here.