Powwow at Okanagan College in Kelowna – Kelowna Capital News

Powwow at Okanagan University in Kelowna

Jingle dresses, drums and singing could be heard throughout the Okanagan College campus in Kelowna on September 23rd.

Hosted by Indigenous Services, the powwow featured dancers in the Traditional, Chicken, Grass, Fancy and Jingle categories. Dancers wore intricate regalia decorated with feathers, beads and jingle cones.

The event will be held on September 30th, one week before National Truth and Reconciliation Day.

The event will take place in Kelowna from September 23-30. For more information on local events, visit

available support

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation can be an emotional time. The following services are available to support survivors and those affected.

  • A national crisis line is available that provides emotional and crisis referral services for survivors and those affected by the Indian boarding school system.The 24-hour National Crisis Line includes 1-866 You can contact them at -925-4419.
  • Within BC, the KUU-US Crisis Line Society operates Crisis Line, which provides culturally relevant support to Indigenous, Métis and Inuit peoples. The Crisis Line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, toll-free from anywhere in British Columbia: 1-800-588-8717 (toll-free). Alternatively, you can call the Youth Line directly at 250-723-2040, the Adult Line at 250-723-4050, or online at
  • The First Nations Health Authority also has mental health benefits.

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