5:00PM | MÉTIS HYPNOTIST SCOTT WARD
Scott Ward is an Ojibway and Metis Hypnotist originally from Selkirk, Manitoba, who has been performing across North America since 2005! The Scott Ward Hypnosis Show features engages with the audience on every level. When people attend a Scott Ward show, nobody leaves without a smile on their faces!
7:00PM | FIDDLEGROUND WITH MÉTIS DANCER BRAD LAFORTUNE
Brad Lafortune is Métis originally from Sudbury, Ontario. Brad began jigging at a young age and started providing workshops and performances in 2009 upon moving to Ottawa. Brad studied at the University of Ottawa where he received his Bachelor of Science followed by a Master’s of Physiotherapy. Brad enjoys combining his passion for physical activity and wellbeing with a deep love and understanding of his culture. Brad believes jigging is an interactive way to physically engage individuals of any age, all the while learning about the intricacies of Métis culture.
7:30PM | WORLD CHAMPION HOOP DANCER SCOTT SINQUAH
Scott Sixkiller Sinquah is proud to represent the Gila River Pima, Hopi/Tewa, Cherokee, and Choctaw Nations. Coming from the southwest in Arizona, he is a two-time and the current World Hoop Dance Champion. Scott has been fortunate to travel and share the Hoop Dance all across Turtle Island, as well as overseas into the United Kingdom, and Europe. Sharing his passion for Indigenous culture through song and dance, Scott’s main goal is to bring joy to your hearts and spread healing through this Hoop Dance.
9:00PM | MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS – WAPIKONI: A NEW BEGINNING
Wapikoni mobile’s mission is to promote the expression of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people through film and music creation and the dissemination of these works. By offering Indigenous talent one-on-one support and mentoring, our organization contributes to their personal, professional and creative development while respecting their narrative sovereignty. Wapikoni provides these artists with a distribution service to disseminate their works across Canada and the world, promoting knowledge and building awareness about First Peoples’ realities.