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An honoured tradition by the Wakamow Aboriginal Community Association(WACA) is about to return to Moose Jaw. 

This Saturday for the fifth year in a row WACA will be hosting their annual round dance that looks to bring residents, elders and their partners together. 

Local Elder Archie Weeney explains why these gatherings are important.

"This way we heal with the ancestors... they come and celebrate with us and we celebrate. We're there to have fun, so you've got to have fun, that's what the old people encourage," said Weeney. "It's a place where we come together, a place where we come and heal, we come there to be within the circle of life. Sometimes you're grieving and you go astray when you go astray there's a dark side that likes to get a hold of you like drugs, addiction, suicide, and so on."

WACA Chair Lori Deets said the event will be filled with delicious food and people who support coming together as a community. 

"We'll be meeting on Saturday morning at 10 am and we will be cooking all day long right up to the feast. We will have our traditional soup, we'll have bannock, we hope to do banana bread. This is about celebrating as a community, getting to know one another, we have great partnerships within Moose Jaw and they all come, and we celebrate, dance and have fun."

The round dance begins at 5 pm at Central Collegiate High School on Saturday. All are welcome to attend and anyone wanting to participate in the feast before the dancing commences is asked to make sure they cook the food the day of and no sooner. 

There is no admission to join in the round dance and feast. 

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