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The Kamloops Powwow

The annual Kamloopa Powwow is one of the largest gatherings of Indigenous culture in Western Canada celebrating the heritage of the province’s Secwepemc people. Over one thousand dancers will gather to celebrate the Secwepemc people’s heritage through storytelling, song, and dance in traditional regalia.

The Powwow was started by the Shuswap Brothers & Sisters Society in 1980 and attracts visitors from around the world. It’s a full range of events highlight the rich culture and life of our Indigenous people.

The Kamloopa Powwow is held annually over the August long weekend.  This major gathering stands for encouragement, rejuvenation, and understanding of Indigenous cultures and welcomes over 20,000 spectators throughout the weekend.

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