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The Squamish Nation Youth PowWow. Approximately 140 dancers gathered to compete in the 27th annual event that draws dancers from as far as Manitoba and the United States to compete for cash prizes.

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A boy from the Musqueam First Nation in Vancouver waits to participate in the Squamish Nation Youth Pow Wow in North Vancouver, B.C.

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Competitors in ceremonial dress are silhouetted while participating in the Squamish Nation Youth Pow Wow in North Vancouver, B.C.

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From left to right, Hunter Cook, 13, and her sister Cuppa Thompson, 16, of the Akwesasne First Nation, near Cornwall, Ont., who now live in Squamish, and their friend Cedez Boyce, 17, of the Shuswap First Nation near Canim-Lake, B.C., prepare for the Squamish Nation Youth Pow Wow in North Vancouver, B.C.

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Jordan Whitewater, 4, of the Sto:lo First Nation near Chilliwack, B.C., is prepared by his mother Carol Cailing before participating in the Squamish Nation Youth Pow Wow in North Vancouver, B.C.

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Participants gather in a line before competing in the Squamish Nation Youth Pow Wow in North Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 31, 2014.

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Cedez Boyce, 17, of the Shuswap First Nation near Canim-Lake, B.C., is reflected in a mirror as she prepares for the Squamish Nation Youth Pow Wow in North Vancouver, B.C.

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Ethan Sheena, 14, of the Thompson First Nation near Merritt, B.C., prepares to compete in the Squamish Nation Youth Pow Wow in North Vancouver, B.C.

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Children participate in the Squamish Nation Youth Pow Wow in North Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 31, 2014.

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Meckenzie Paul, 5, of the Musqueam First Nation in Vancouver, stands with other competitors during the Squamish Nation Youth Pow Wow in North Vancouver, B.C.,

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Competitors in ceremonial dress are silhouetted while participateing in the Squamish Nation Youth Pow Wow in North Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday August 31, 2014.

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Jordan Whitewater, 4, of the Sto:lo First Nation near Chilliwack, B.C., participates in the Squamish Nation Youth Pow Wow in North Vancouver, B.C.

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