Hello Canada, I want to take encourage everyone to at least get out to one Pow Wow this year.
That said, over this week, I hope teaching you the Rules of Grand Entry, Rules and etiquettes when in attendance and of regalia and dance styles.
Yes, I do want to make it clear that a Pow Wow is not generally considered a First Nations ceremony (such as Sun Dance, Sweat Lodge, and Fasting for a Vision are examples of ceremonies that are closed to the general public).
That said, the Pow Wow is still spiritual in nature. The public display of dancing actually is a private commitment to pray...and pray hard and foster a relationship to Father Sky, Mother Earth another spirits that they wish such as the Thunder Birds or water.