hosted by
The National Association of Friendship Centres

We acknowledge that the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival takes place on the traditional and unceded territories of the Algonquin peoples and their descendants.
All times for the festival are listed as EST.

Come together ONLINE

to celebrate National Indigenous History Month

introducing new ways to create connections and share our rich and vibrant culture.

In 2020, we bring together artists, vendors and performers online to share their crafts, expertise and talents with all of Canada. Tune into Indigenous music and performers, theatre and dance including a Social Distance Pow Wow competition. Register for Indigenous cooking and arts & crafts workshops; learn from Elders teachings and traditions; shop at the Virtual Marketplace. Education (Multi)Day is back for students and teachers as well as family packed done at home activities.


Submissions are welcome for the inaugural Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards. The Show at the National Arts Centre has been postponed to June 2021.

Indigenous Marketplace

Shop online for Indigenous products, jewellery, food items, artworks and more. Buy CDs and merchandise produced by and supporting Indigenous musicians participating in The SSIMAs.Register for workshops and have your special DIY box delivered. Many one-of-a-kind handmade items by Canadian artisans!

Creation Workshops

Elders Storytelling, SkyWoman stencils, Paint Night, drum making workshops, Inuit sea creatures, and more!

Culinary Workshops

Register for one or more Indigenous culinary workshops. We'll send you a meal kit for your choice of scrumptious smoked elk rack of ribs, pan seared pickerel, curried caribou meal or an Indigenous family meal of fish tacos.

Education Days

Bringing together thousands of students and hundreds of teachers from across Canada online for Orange Shirt Day, FN/Metis & Inuit cultural performances, paint workshops, the Natural Art Project, and more!


The inaugural Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards celebrate excellence, artistic voice & legacy in the Indigenous community across Turtle Island and beyond. Streamed live from The National Arts Centre on June 12th.

Competition Pow Wow

Live socially distanced competition categories including Fancy Shawl, Grass Dance, Jingle as well as Hand Drum and Dance. Always a Festival favourite!

Celebration Stage

Music nights present some of the best Indigenous artists across Canada. Mark your calendar for these not-to-be missed performances!

Cultural Connections

Movies, Bingo, Colouring Contests, Ojibwe Spirit Horses, Kehewin Native Dance Theatre, Safari with live snakes and reptiles...we have something for everyone in the family!

Drive In Experiences

Festival Opening Night Celebration & Drive In Movie Night on June 1st presented by RBC.

Indigenous Day Celebration & Drive In Concert on June 21st presented by OLG.

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