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Players take part in exhibition hand games before the main tournament at Sakicawasihk powwow.
Players take part in exhibition hand games before the main tournament at Sakicawasihk powwow. Sarah Rae/battlefordsNOW Staff

Hand games aim to teach culture and build community

By Sarah Rae
July 14, 2016 - 7:12am

A game played long ago is being revived in communities who lost it.

The Sakicawasihk powwow in North Battleford featured hand games for the first time this year, something Bill Wapass of Thunderchild First Nation said is important to Aboriginal culture.

Hunter Quill has been dancing powwow for four years. Here, he competes in the youth fancy bust competition at Sturgeon Lake First Nation. Quill is from Wahpeton, Sask.
Hunter Quill has been dancing powwow for four years. Here, he competes in the youth fancy bust competition at Sturgeon Lake First Nation. Quill is from Wahpeton, Sask. Bryan Eneas/paNOW Staff

Hundreds coming to the Battlefords for Sakicawasihk Powwow

By Sarah Rae
July 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

Dancers, drummers and hand game specialists are coming from across the continent to compete in North Battleford this week.

The Sakicawasihk Powwow starts Tuesday, July 12 in North Battleford and people are coming from as far as New Mexico, committee chair Roger Anderson said.

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