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.


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!

Presented by Indigenous Tourism Ontario & Export Development Canada

Creation Workshops

Let our artists guide you and tell their stories while you create: Sealskin Keychains, SkyWoman Stencils, Paint Nights, Drum Making and Decorating and more!

Presented by Canadian Museum of History

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!

Presented by Know History

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!

Presented by BMO Financial Group


Celebrating excellence, artistic voice & legacy in the Indigenous community across Turtle Island and beyond. Broadcasting from unceded Algonquin Territory on June 12th.

Presented by TD Bank Group

Competition Pow Wow

Our virtual Pow Pow brings together hundreds of dancers performing from stunning locations across North America and competing for $30,000 in prize money. Watch it on Facebook starting June 14th.

Presented by CN Railway & Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation

Celebration Stage

Catch interviews and performances by top Indigenous entertainers from across Canada and a "Shark Tank" style business pitch competition.

Presented by Green Shield Canada & Postmedia Network Inc.

Culinary Workshops

Register for one or more Indigenous culinary workshops. We'll send you a meal kit for your choice of scrumptious seared venison frenched rack, pan seared rainbow trout, curried caribou meal or an Indigenous family meal of fish tacos.

Presented by TD Bank Group & Indigenous Tourism Ontario

Drive-In Experiences

Experience authentic Indigenous culture from the safety of your car at our Cultural Celebration & Drive-In Movie Night on June 15th and a special Indigenous Day Celebration & Drive-In Concert on June 21st.

Presented by Royal Bank of Canada & OLG
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