Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day at Mādahòkì Farm to experience authentic Indigenous culture and free family fun! Meet the rare Ojibwe Spirit Horses, take part in interactive Indigenous games and enjoy live music and performances.
We encourage you to take some time and explore all of the exceptional vendor booths. We have over 40 Indigenous makers -artists, crafters, beauty and food product creators – truly something for everyone! Take this opportunity to lift up and support Indigenous owned small businesses.
Not to forget everyone’s favourite part of any Pow Wow – the food!! There are a number of your food booths returning and some new ones to explore with everything from fresh pickerel to Indian tacos and now even Indigenous charcuterie boxes.
Free shuttles will be available from the Byward Market on York St. and William St. from 5 PM to 10 PM.
Free Onsite Parking is extremely limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Street parking on West Hunt Club Road is not permitted.
In celebration of NIPD, 200 drones will light up the sky sharing an intimate story, Mewinzha. Mewinzha, a creation story to guide each individual’s pathway to Truth and Reconciliation. Miigwetch to Storyteller, Elder, and language keeper Barbara Nolan for graciously providing the Mewnizha story in English and Anishinaabemowin for a spectacular Drone Show.
The Celebration Stage is the place to be for live music, cultural showcases and Indigenous theatre. On National Indigenous Peoples Day we have a full line up to celebrate the day.
Join us for:
A traditional welcome to Algonquin Territory by Elder Claudette Commanda (before the Drone Show at 8:00 PM)
& performances by:
Brad Lafortune at 3:15 PM and 6:15 PM
Niego Aasivak Inuit Throat Singers at 4:15 PM and 7:15 PM
Indigenous Experiences Pow Wow Dancers at 5:15 PM and 8:15 PM
Axe throwing and archery with Hank Rowlinson
Meet some of Canada’s only Indigenous horses. This rare and endangered breed, the Ojbiwe Spirit horses, almost went extinct in the 1970s, with only 4 remaining, and we are proud to care for 10 now at Mādahòkì Farm.
Treat yourself to a Tawnshi and Mādahòkì Farm personal box which includes a delicious array of unique and unfamiliar items that are sure to tempt our taste buds. Some of the items in the box include:
Watch the talented master Algonquin craftsman Pinock at work as he uses traditional materials of birch bark, roots,spruce gum and more to create traditional Algonquin dwellings.
Meet the artist creating the new Mādahòkì mural at the farm – Aurora Jade and don’t miss this photo opportunity. Aurora is creating a massive Mādahòkì Mural in woodland style floral designs . She has designed our wings mural at the farm in past and is now working with MASC Artist in Classroom to bring her bright bold art to local schools.
Presented by Makawtew Workshops. Pre-register at a cost of $20 per medicine bag. Max of 50 tickets for June 21 at 4PM.