• Pages:88
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Origins
  • Themes:Indigenous culture, reconciliation, ceremonial dance, residential school, survivor
  • Available:04/21/2020
  • Age Groups:Nonfiction Ages 9-12
  • Lexile:1170L
  • ATOS:7.9
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:X
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★ “Clearly organized and educational—an incredibly useful tool for both school and public libraries.” —School Library Journal, starred review

Powwow is a celebration of Indigenous song and dance. Journey through the history of powwow culture in North America, from its origins to the thriving powwow culture of today. As a lifelong competitive powwow dancer, Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane is a guide to the protocols, regalia, songs, dances and even food you can find at powwows from coast to coast, as well as the important role they play in Indigenous culture and reconciliation.

★ “Clearly organized and educational—an incredibly useful tool for both school and public libraries…This comprehensive primer of the history and importance of the powwow in North American Indigenous culture is a necessary purchase.”
– School Library Journal, starred review
“An enriching, information-rich resource that centers an Indigenous perspective.”
– Kirkus Reviews
“Attractive, informative, and essential for diverse collections.”
– Booklist
“Authentic, informative and celebratory. Highly Recommended.”
– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“Full of beautiful, colourful photographs...This is an enriching introduction to the wide spectrum of powwows."
– Niagra Enscarpment Views
Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction   | 2021  |  Winner
Junior Library Guild (JLG) Gold Standard Selection   | 2020  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens   | 2020  |  Commended
Chicago Public Library (CPL) Best of the Best Books   | 2020  |  Commended
Ontario Library association (OLA) Best Bets   | 2020  |  Commended
Forest of Reading Yellow Cedar Award   | 2021  |  Nominated
Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable Information Book Award - Honour Book   | 2021  |  Commended
Indigenous Voices Awards (IVA) - Published prose in English Creative Nonfiction and Life-Writing   | 2021  |  Short-listed
Rocky Mountain Book Award (RMBA)   | 2022  |  Short-listed
Children’s Book Council & National Council for Social Studies Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People   | 2021  |  Commended
Ontario Library service (OLS) First Nation Communities Read Awards - Young Adult / Adult   | 2021  |  Long-listed