In celebration of Canada’s National Aboriginal Day, Na-Me-Res(Native Men’s Residence) hosted a spectacular traditional Pow Wow on Saturday at Fort York. It was the second time I have had the pleasure of such an event but my first time to have the honour to witness a Grand Entry. It was to say the least, a moving experience. In respect to tradition, no photos taken, I could feel the respect shown for all people, living and dead, in a procession that had a very spirit moving feel. Long gone the battles fought and lives lost, a sense of unity going forward. A sense that our very survival as a species would be far better served working together and standing side by side. Soon after, the drumming and dancing began to take over the afternoon. The rhythms and singing of an incredible history and lore passed down through the many, many generations. I wish I would have been taught more of this part of our history in school but luckily it is never too late to learn.The grounds were full of art, crafts and some incredible food but mostly with the smiling faces of many incredible people sharing much love and joy. Thanks to all the dancers for giving my lens such beautiful tapestries and colours to remember and hopefully I get the chance to share such an event again soon!