August 2, 2015


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Manitobans mark National Aboriginal Day

Six-year-old Serene Oakes dances during Saturday afternoon's National Aboriginal Day powwow.
Chuck Spence sings and plays the drums while dancers perform at the National Aboriginal Day celebration at The Forks.
Tracie Leost, Michael Harris and other members of Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers perform at the Aboriginal Day celebration on Saturday.
A feather headdress hangs on a tree at the Forks National Historic site during the powwow.
Gloria Chocan, right, and her sister Rosalie Chokin of Onion Lake Cree Nation attend the powwow on the  fields at the Forks National Historic site during National Aboriginal Day celebrations. Chocan, along with 10 other Cree elders, is trying to get the federal government to notice the issues facing their people by travelling from Ottawa to their reservation in Alberta.
George Abraham mends his traditional dance costume after performing during the powwow's grand entry at the Forks Saturday afternoon.
Dancers wait in line for the powwow's grand entry to begin.
Dancers perform during the National Aboriginal Day powwow at the Forks Saturday.
Dancers and spectators fill the fields at the Forks Saturday during National Aboriginal Day celebrations.
Six-year-old Daelyn Prince dances on the fields at the Forks National Historic site during the grand entry for the National Aboriginal Day powwow.
Six-year-old Serene Oakes dances during Saturday afternoon's National Aboriginal Day powwow. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Chuck Spence sings and plays the drums while dancers perform at the National Aboriginal Day celebration at The Forks. - Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press
Tracie Leost, Michael Harris and other members of Ivan Flett Memorial Dancers perform at the Aboriginal Day celebration on Saturday. - Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press
A feather headdress hangs on a tree at the Forks National Historic site during the powwow. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Gloria Chocan, right, and her sister Rosalie Chokin of Onion Lake Cree Nation attend the powwow on the fields at the Forks National Historic site during National Aboriginal Day celebrations. Chocan, along with 10 other Cree elders, is trying to get the federal government to notice the issues facing their people by travelling from Ottawa to their reservation in Alberta. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
George Abraham mends his traditional dance costume after performing during the powwow's grand entry at the Forks Saturday afternoon. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Dancers wait in line for the powwow's grand entry to begin. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Dancers perform during the National Aboriginal Day powwow at the Forks Saturday. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Dancers and spectators fill the fields at the Forks Saturday during National Aboriginal Day celebrations. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Six-year-old Daelyn Prince dances on the fields at the Forks National Historic site during the grand entry for the National Aboriginal Day powwow. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

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