Picture perfect Pow Wow - The annual Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow grand entry kicked off the weekend of festivities on Aug. 9, drawing a very large crowd of participants and spectators. Dancers dressed in full regalia took part before competing in the various dance categories, while each individual involved in the grand entry performed the sweetgrass blessing before entering the parade. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

PHOTOS: Samson Pow Wow

This year’s theme was honouring and strengthening treaties

Picture perfect Pow Wow – The annual Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow grand entry kicked off the weekend of festivities on Aug. 9, drawing a very large crowd of participants and spectators. Dancers dressed in full regalia took part before competing in the various dance categories, while each individual involved in the grand entry performed the sweetgrass blessing before entering the parade. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

By Jordie Dwyer

This year’s theme was honouring and strengthening treaties

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Picture perfect Pow Wow - The annual Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow grand entry kicked off the weekend of festivities on Aug. 9, drawing a very large crowd of participants and spectators. Dancers dressed in full regalia took part before competing in the various dance categories, while each individual involved in the grand entry performed the sweetgrass blessing before entering the parade. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

Picture perfect Pow Wow - The annual Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow grand entry kicked off the weekend of festivities on Aug. 9, drawing a very large crowd of participants and spectators. Dancers dressed in full regalia took part before competing in the various dance categories, while each individual involved in the grand entry performed the sweetgrass blessing before entering the parade. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

Picture perfect Pow Wow - The annual Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow grand entry kicked off the weekend of festivities on Aug. 9, drawing a very large crowd of participants and spectators. Dancers dressed in full regalia took part before competing in the various dance categories, while each individual involved in the grand entry performed the sweetgrass blessing before entering the parade. Photos by Jordie Dwyer

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