With the snow melted and the arrival of Summer Solstice, the beginning of the Powwow  season starts!  
Throughout this season, a series of Powwows known as Powwow Trails appear among communities from coast to coast to coast across Canada. Powwows celebrate a nation’s  culture, art, dance, food, songs, history, and spirituality. It also honors the resilience,  strength, and revitalization of Indigenous culture. 
Though Powwow dance styles vary among communities, they can often include Men’s  Traditional, Men’s Grass Dance, Men’s Fancy Bustle, Men’s Prairie Chicken Dance,  Northern Traditional, Women’s Jingle Dress, and Women’s Fancy Shawl. 
Additionally, Powwows can act as a bridge between Indigenous and non-Indigenous  people. Most Powwows are open to anyone wanting to participate and are a great place to  learn more about a nation and celebrate alongside them. Through building these relationships and learning from one another, this reciprocity aids in propelling reconciliation. 
Although this is a celebration, Powwow etiquette does exist to maintain respect. This includes asking permission before taking pictures, not touching items without asking  permission, and standing and removing hats during special songs (such as Grand Entry,  Flag Songs, Memorial Songs, Prayer Songs, or any other song indicated by the announcer.) Additionally, doing extra research and asking questions is always a great idea! 
Are you interested in attending a Powwow in your area? Check out a few Powwows that are  happening this summer! 

Powwow Trails: Your Guide to Powwow Country – Windspeaker.com

2024 Summer Pow Wow Season Arrives in Canada – Indigenous Tourism Industry News

Powwows BC: Indigenous Tourism BC: Explore the Powwow Trail (indigenousbc.com)

Powwows Alberta: Pow Wows in Alberta | Alberta Powwow Calendar – Pow Wow Calendar

Powwows Saskatchewan: Pow Wows in Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan Pow Wow Calendar – Pow Wow Calendar

Powwows Manitoba: SCO Nation Pow Wows: Summer 2024 – Southern Chiefs’ Organization Inc. (scoinc.mb.ca)

Powwows Ontario: Pow Wows in Ontario: The Complete List | Northern Ontario Travel

Powwows Quebec: Pow Wow Trail & events (indigenousquebec.com)

Powwows Atlantic Canada: Powwow Trail 2024 — Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk / Halifax (halifaxiseveryone.ca)