Northeastern Ontario's 2017 Pow Wow Schedule

Pow wows are vibrant cultural events filled with drumming, dancing, and beautiful regalia. This summer, experience the celebration and honour the tradition at one of the many Pow Wows in Northeastern Ontario that celebrate First Nations culture, food, and history.

Wikwemikong Traditional Pow Wow, June 17-18

The Wikwemikong Traditional Pow Wow celebrates the tradition of the Anishinaabek people and their community spirit through music, dancing, and traditional fare.

Sheshegwaning First Nation Traditional Pow Wow, June 17-18

The Sheshegwaning First Nation Traditional Pow Wow invites visitors to learn about different styles of dance and enjoy Aboriginal culture through drumming, dancing and more.

Dokis First Nation Annual Traditional Pow Wow, June 24-25

Everyone is welcome at the Dokis First Nation Pow Wow. Enjoy singing, drumming, dancing, and authentic Native crafts. Camping is also available at the Pow Wow grounds.

Sheguiandah First Nation Traditional Pow Wow, July 1-2

Enjoy learning about traditional dance styles and regalias for men and women at the Sheguiandah First Nation Traditional Pow Wow. Vendors will be on the grounds with authentic handmade products, food, and beverages.

Sagamok Anishnawbek Traditional Pow Wow, July 7-9 

Visitors are welcome at the Sagamok Spiritual Grounds, 12 km south of Massey, for the Sagamok Anishnawbek Traditional Pow Wow. Enjoy drums, dance, vendors, and more! Camping is also available.

Photo Credit: Wikwemikong Heritage Organization

Bear Island Pow Wow, July 8-9

Visit the Temagami First Nation on Bear Island in the heart of pristine Lake Temagami. Enjoy cultural events such as dancing, signing, drumming and more.

Wikwemkoong 57th Annual Cultural Pow Wow, August 5-7 

The Wikwemikoong 57th Annual Cultural Festival is the largest competition Pow Wow in Eastern Canada. Visitors can take part in cultural experiences as well as watch drummers and dancers from all over North America compete for prizes.

Annual Mattagami First Nation Pow Wow, August 19-20 

Honouring Elders past and present, everyone is welcome to join the Mattagami First Nation near Gogama as they celebrate.

Wahnapitae First Nation 22nd Annual Traditional Pow Wow, August 19-20

Experience traditional indigenous dancing, drumming, regalia and foods with Wahnapitae First Nation as they celebrate and honour their warriors. 

Whitefish River Traditional Pow Wow, August 26-27

Join the celebration at the Whitefish River Traditional Pow Wow. Enjoy various traditional ceremonies and dancing throughout the day.

Zhiibaahaasing First Nation Traditional Pow Wow, August 26-27

The 21st Annual Zhiibaahaasing First Nation Traditional Pow Wow is home of the world’s largest peace pipe, drum, and outdoor dream catcher. Camping and on-site showers are available.

M’Chigeeng First Nation Traditional Pow Wow, September 2-3

Great for the whole family, the M’Chigeeng First Nation Traditional Pow Wow showcases dancing, drumming, singing, and more.

Nipissing First Nation Traditional Pow Wow, September 2-3

The Nipissing First Nation Traditional Pow Wow takes place Labour Day Weekend and features a talent night on Friday, as well as traditional events such as dancing and singing throughout the weekend.

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