Graduation Powwow 2014

Wed May 28

The Bowl

Everyone is welcome — free admission!

Register here!
Deadline: Tue May 13, 2014

Aboriginal, asc, powwow, convocation

Event details

The Graduation Powwow celebrates graduating Aboriginal students from the U of S and from high schools across the province. For more information contact the Aboriginal Students' Centre.

Head staff

  • Master of Ceremonies: Donald Speidel & Howie Thomson
  • Arena Directors: Terrance Goodwill & Chris Scribe
  • Head Drum Judge: Colin Stonechild
  • Host Drum: Wild Horse (2013 U of S Powwow champions)


We suggest you drop people off in front of the Kinesiology Physical Activity Centre (PAC) and walk to the Bowl from there. You may park in the Stadium Parkade ($4 per day with no re-entry). There will be reserved parking spots on campus for school buses (contact the ASC for more information). For seniors and those with reduced mobility, a shuttle bus will be available to drive from the parkade to the powwow (the shuttle will leave the parkade approximately every 15 minutes).

Protocol and Audio and video recording
Spectators should stand and remove hats during the grand entry, Flag and Victory songs and the invocation. Please limit your use of flash photography as it poses a distraction while the dancers are performing. We suggest asking for permission of the performers before taking pictures or video of them. The University of Saskatchewan reserves the right to take photographs of this event, including attendees, for use in future promotional materials.


Registration and/or Check In

9 - 10:45 am

School groups, Grade 12 graduates, hand drummers, dancers and dignitaries

Drum Roll Call

10:45 am

Points will be awarded to all adult and youth drums.
Honouring Grade 12 Graduates (First Grand Entry)

11 am

Honouring Grade 12 graduates

11 am - 3 pm

Youth Competition

12 - 3 pm

 drum and dancing.
Registration and/or Check In

U of S graduates, singers, dancers and dignitaries.
Honouring U of S Graduates (Second Grand Entry)

5 pm

Honouring U of S graduates
Adult Competition

6 - 9 pm

 drum and dancing.

Aboriginal Students' Centre

  • Location: Marquis Hall, Room 110
  • Location:306-966-5790 
  • Location:306-966-5081 
  • Location: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This event is brought to you by:

  • University of Saskatchewan
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