School District number 58, that includes Merritt and Princeton is having a pow wow. It is the fourth annual and is at the Bench Elementary School in Merritt.

The host drum is Sage Hills , contacts listed are Yvonne Joe and Arnold Akachuck, Pre registration is required.

The event is on May 28th 2014 from (9:30- 2:30 ) PM

A pow-wow (also powwow, pow wow, pauwau[1] or pau wau[2]) is a gathering of some of North America’s Native people. The word derives from the Narragansett word powwaw, meaning “spiritual leader”. A similar gathering by California Native Peoples usually in the fall is called a Big Time. A modern pow-wow is a specific type of event for Native American/First Nations people to meet and dance, sing, socialize, and honor Native American/First Nations culture. There is generally a dancing competition, often with significant prize money awarded. Pow-wows vary in length from one day session of five to six hours to three days. Major pow-wow or pow-wows called for a special occasion can be up to one week long.

The term also has been used to describe any gathering of Native Americans of any tribe, and as such is occasionally heard in older Western movies. The word has also been used to refer to a meeting, especially a meeting of powerful people such as officers in the military. However, such use is sometimes viewed as disrespectful to Native culture. source :Wilkipedia


Today in History: May 6th 2013

Three Women missing for a decade are found alive in Cleveland Ohio,  they were allegedly confined by Ariel Castro.