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First Nations pow wow and celebration schedule for June 2014

By Krystalline Kraus

rabble.ca (blogs)

Aanii my fellow Ontarians, Anish-nah? (Mino-giizhigad!)

Here is a list of the 2014 powwows and other important ceremonies coming up in June.

I'll try my best to present a full calendar and make any additions as they roll in. Each month will have its own separate entry as the pow wow trail gets busier –- and I'll try and give everyone more heads up time to sew that last little bit of regalia (regalia=labour of love).

If I've missed anything, I apologize. Please let me know by posting in the comment section or send me a Tweet at @krystalline_k .

JUNE 2014:


June 17: Arts and Craft Fair

Toronto, On

Nathan Phillips Square – Toronto City Hall

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Activities include drumming and Pow Wow dancing provided by Native Canadian Centre, Women's hand drum by Native Child and Family Serivces


June 20: National Aboriginal Day Barbecue and Celebration

Toronto, Ontario

David A. Balfour Park (Yonge/St. Clair Avenue E.)

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information, please see: www.dodemkanonhsa.ca


June 20: Indigenous Arts Festival

Toronto, Ontario

Fort York

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Mississauga Portraits book launch, Kaha:wi Dance sunset performance


And on the weekend of June 21/22, Saturday is National Aboriginal Day so there is lots to do around the province.

June 21: Sunrise Ceremony and Flag Raising

Toronto, Ontario

City Hall Podium roof -- 100 Queen St. W.

5:30 a.m.


June 20 -22: Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival

Ottawa, Ontario

Vincent Massey Park

For more information, please see here. http://www.ottawasummersolstice.ca/


June 20-21: National Aboriginal Day Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay, Ontario

Fort William Historical Park (Amphitheatre)

June 20: Educational and Entertainment

June 21: Pow Wow Grand Entry at 10:30 a.m.

For full schedule: http://www.nationalaboriginaldaythunderbay.ca/


June 21: Na-Mes-Res Traditional Outdoor Pow Wow - Honouring our Elders

Toronto, Ontario

Wells Hill Park - East of Bathurst and St. Clair

Grand Entry: 12:00 pm

For more information, please contact 416-651-6750 x. 2233


June 21: 1st Annual National Aboriginal Day

Orangeville, Ontario

Alexandra Park: Second Street & First Avenue

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

First entry at 9:00 p.m.

Full List of events and more information here: http://calendar.powwows.com/events/1st-annual-national-aboriginal-day/


June 20-22: Huronia Ontario / Ste. Marie Among the Hurons

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons - 16164, Highway 12 East

All Three Days Day

Contact: Tel: (705) 526-7838

Website for full calendar: http://www.saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca/sm/en/SpecialEvents/NationalAboriginalDay/index.htm


June 21-22: 53rd Aamjiwnaang First Nation* - Contest Pow Wow

Sarnia, Ontario

Location TBA: 1972 Virgil Ave., Sarnia, ON

Contact: 519-336-8410

Or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More info to come


June 21: 4 km Walk/Run along the banks of The Humber River

Toronto, Ontario

60 Dixon Road start

For more info: https://sites.google.com/site/aboriginalrunningtoronto/home

June 21: Renfrew County National Aboriginal Day Celebration

Pembroke, Ontario

Riverside Park

5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Activities include ceremony, sweats, teachings; and crafts (i.e. canoe building, basket, drum, mask making, beading)

For more information, please see: http://www.niganahinabi.com/


June 21: National Aboriginal Day – Ottawa

Ottawa, Ontario

Location/Venue: National Aboriginal Veterans Monument. Confederation Park, Elgin Street (Between Laurier and Slater)

11:00 a.m. start

For more information, please see www.canadianaboriginalveterans.ca


June 24: 7th Annual South East Scarborough Pow Wow

Toronto, Ontario (Scarborough)

Eastview School, 20 Waldock Street

Grand Entry: 1:00 pm

For more information, please call 416-550-1088


June 26: Native Canadian Centre Aboriginal Day in Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

(Yonge Street and Dundas Square)

12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Crafts and presentations

Entertainment: Digging Roots, Métis Fiddler Quartet and Derek Miller

For more information, please see: http://www.ncct.on.ca/events.php


June 8: Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Arts and Music Festival

Golden Lake, Ontario

Makwa BallField: 59 Pakwanagemag Inamo Pikwakanagan, Golden Lake, Ontario

11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Host: Tribe Called Red

Contact: Amanda Two Axe

Phone: 613 625 2800 ext 253

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