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Delaware Nation welcomes visitors to experience First Nations culture

MORAVIANTOWN – Participating in pow wows – which means a gathering of people – is a family tradition that DJ White proudly continues up to 100 times a year.

In fact, the 24-year-old London resident, who was raised on Walpole Island First Nation, has only missed the Competition Pow Wow at Delaware Nation in Moraviantown once in the last 14 years he has been dancing.

“I like that it’s close to my community,” he said, adding pow wows are held across North America – which First Nations people call Turtle Island.

When he was in elementary and high school, White added it was great to be able to get in one more pow wow before the school year began.

Watching White dance – which includes many twists, twirls and jumps – it is apparent he is an experienced dancer. Read More.

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OPP pledges to learn traditions of Delaware First Nation

Ontario Provincial Police and band members on the Delaware First Nation made a commitment to put aside stereotypes and learn about their differences.

It’s a new program to teach officers about the different traditions of people living on this reserve.

The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding, launching a new program for police officers.

The goal is to teach police about the history, traditions and way of life of Delaware people, which is something Chief Greg Peters hopes will help clear up some of the long standing stereotypes. Read More.

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Nmaachihna strives to replicate the Delaware nation story

Nmaachihna means “We are returning home” in the Lunaape language of the Delaware nation, and it’s the name given to a new tourist site at Moraviantown that will be open to the public on June 18.

Located at 14921 River Line, just south of the Thames River between Thamesville and Bothwell, the site replicates the experience of the Delaware nation, a First Nation community that settled in Chatham-Kent in 1792, and then moved south of the Thames River following the Battle of the Thames in 1813. Read More.