Indigenous Trivia Night

Offsite Partner Events

National Arts Centre 1 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario

Join us for a night of laughter, learning, and celebration at the Indigenous Trivia Night presented by Indigenous Theatre and hosted by the hilarious comedian Janelle Niles! Gather your friends, family, and colleagues for a memorable night of entertainment while testing your knowledge on Indigenous arts, culture and history. Whether you're a trivia master or just looking...

Dreamcatcher Workshop with Bougie Birch

Offsite Partner Events

National Arts Centre 1 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario

Join us in the NAC’s Atelier Shenkman Smith for Bougie Birch's Dreamcatcher Workshop. Under the guidance of Indigenous artist and educator, Ashley Clark, craft your own dreamcatcher in a 2-3 hour session. We supply the materials; you bring the inspiration. Dive into Indigenous artistry, learn about the resilience of Indigenous communities throughout history, and be part of a...

What does it sound like? Exploring Indigenous Language

Offsite Partner Events

Ottawa Public Library - Beaverbrook 2500 Campeau Dr, Kanata, Ontario

In this participants will learn about the Mohawk language and the history behind it. They will learn this by looking at the Mohawk alphabet and using it to pronounce the words correctly. By doing this we are able to teach the uniqueness of indigenous languages.

Education Day (Registered Schools Only) / Journées éducatives (pour les écoles inscrites seulement)

Education Day

Canadian Museum of History 100 Laurier St, Gatineau, Quebec

We are excited to welcome registered teachers, students and home school groups to the Canadian Museum of History on June 19 for FREE Indigenous Programming during Education Day, presented by BMO Financial Group. Nous sommes heureux d’accueillir les enseignant(e)s, les élèves et les groupes d’enseignement à domicile inscrits au Musée canadien de l’histoire le 19...

Logan Staats @ National Arts Centre

SSIMAs On Tour

National Arts Centre 1 Elgin St, Ottawa, Ontario

FREE CONCERT AS PART OF THE JUKEBOX LUNCH CONCERTS SERIES AT PETER A. HERRNDORF PLACE Mohawk folk and soul musician Logan Staats began as a diamond in the rough on the streets of Brantford, Ontario. He played the local circuit for years before his 2015 debut release ‘Goodbye Goldia’, an unvarnished yet hard hitting folk...

Summer Solstice Indigenous Night Market

Offsite Partner Events

Byward Market 55 ByWard Market Square, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience, and diversity of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. As part of the Indigenous History Month celebrations in the ByWard Market, the ByWard Market District Authority (BMDA) is partnering with local social enterprise, Assembly of Seven Generations (A7G), and their flagship boutique Adaawewigamig, located in the historic...

Interactive Stations & Demonstrations

Culinary Experience

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Métis Games Hatchet throwing and archery Inuit Games Join Stranger to explore some of the more popular Inuit Games Ojibwe Spirit Horses Meet some of Canada’s only Indigenous horses. This rare and endangered breed, the Ojibwe Spirit horses, almost went extinct in the 1970s, with only 4 remaining. This is your chance to catch a...

Family Fun Zone

Family Fun Zone

We have something for everyone in the family in our Family Fun Zone. Métis Games Try your hand at some traditional Metis Games like Hatchet Throwing & Archery. All ages. Ojibwe Spirit Horses Meet some of the rare and endangered Ojbiwe Spirit Horses – Canada’s only Indigenous horse breed. Farm Play Come have fun at...

Quillwork Demonstration with Christine Toulouse

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Discover the artistic world of Christine Toulouse, an emerging Anishinaabe artist from Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation. Specializing in quillwork, an intricate form of embroidery utilizing dyed or natural-colored porcupine quills woven into birch bark. Discover her works symbolizing the harmonious connection between the land, seasons, and memory and all of the natural materials that Christine...

Wigwam Building with Chuck Commanda

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

One of 12 grandchildren of Algonquin master canoe builders, William and Mary Commanda, Chuck remembers doing this with his Grandparents, harvesting the bark and building in their yard in Kitigan Zibi. Fast forward 40 plus years and Chuck has built more than 50 canoes along with birch bark baskets and wigwams. All with a little...

Recurring

Inukshuk Building with Alla (Stranger)

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Stop by as Alla (Stranger) builds traditional and authentic Inuit Inukshuks to learn more about the different meaning and use of these rock formations across the North.

“Radical Stitch” Beaded Bracelet by National Gallery of Canada

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

DROP-IN Celebrate the National Gallery of Canada’s newest exhibit “Radical Stitch” which looks at the contemporary and transformative context of beading. Drop in at this booth hosted by National Gallery of Canada to create a simple beaded bracelet and learn more about the exhibit.

Elder Opening Ceremony & Opening Remarks

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

1:00PM | ELDER OPENING CEREMONY Gathered on the traditional and unceded lands of the Algonquin peoples and their descendants, the 2024 Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival welcomes all to celebrate the richness of Indigenous cultures. An Elder will make remarks and perform a traditional welcome ceremony. 1:15PM | OPENING REMARKS The 2024 Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival...

Longtable Feast by Chef Tawnya Brant ft Performance by Logan Staats

Culinary Experience

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

You are invited to join us for an amazing Indigenous dining experience at Chef Tawnya Brant’s Long table feast.  Chef Tawnya Brant of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory competed on Season 10 of Top Chef Canada. Two sessions are available, lunch at 1 PM and dinner at 6 PM. The featured meal will...

Algonquin Language Bingo with Samantha Tenasco

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

DROP-IN A fun game for all ages where participants follow along with the host, learning Algonquin language for all the letters and numbers to call out BINGO! One hour of fun Bingo games with many winners with choice of prizes.

Recurring

World Champion Hoop Dancer Scott Sinquah

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

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...

Six Nations Women Singers

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

The Six Nations Women Singers is one of the most influential female Native American singing groups. Formed on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, the Six Nations Women Singers are led by Sadie Buck, a member of the Tonawanda Reservation in New York who has taught at Music Courses at...

Author’s Reading With Darcy Whitecrow & Heather M. O’connor – Runs With The Stars

Author's Reading

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Darcy Whitecrow, a member of the Seine River First Nation band in Northwestern Ontario, embraces traditional Ojibwe and Dakota lifestyles, including trapping, fishing, and ricing, and practices traditional spirituality in the Midewiwin and Sundance traditions. Alongside his partner Kim, he founded Grey Raven Ranch, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the Ojibwe Horses breed and their...

Ojibwe Spirit Horse Equine Assisted Learning

Family Fun Zone

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Join Rhonda Snow for an interactive EAL experience with the Ojibwe spirit ponies.  Rhonda is not only a certified EAL facilitator, but a knowledge keeper and renowned artist bringing the stories of this rare and endangered breed of pony to life. During this experience, you will learn about the powerful stallion “Tony the Rainy Lake Pony”...

$20

Dreamcatcher Workshop with Bougie Birch

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

COST: $20 each AGE: 5+ DURATION: 45 minutes to 1 hour The Dreamcatcher Kit includes 18 glass crow beads, suede, a 4″ metal ring, 18 real feathers, artificial sinew, and instructions for a unique, hands-on experience. It features a handmade center bead with the four sacred medicines and an information card to educate users about...

Recurring

David Finkle

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

David has been called a Renaissance man – hailing from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in southern Ontario he is an award winning multi-instrumental recording artist versed in many musical genres. He is a sound engineer, a storyteller, a producer, drum maker and specializes in his organic sounds coming from his own handmade traditional Indigenous instruments such...

Recurring

Sunsdrum Inuit Throat Singers

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

There is a legend among the Inuit about the halo that appears around the sun. Known in some parts as siqiniup qilauta—roughly translated, “the sun’s drum”, it is a good sign; a symbol of good luck.Siqiniup Qilauta is also name of our musical group. Located in Ottawa, we have travelled nationally and internationally demonstrating traditional...

Pow Wow Live Drawing with the National Arts Centre

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

COST: Free (Pre-Registration Required) DURATION: 2 hours Come join us for this two-hour life-drawing session where you can capture the dynamic beauty of powwow dances and their regalia on your own paper. Participants will bring their own material and work with art facilitators to create drawings that capture both the movement of the dancers and...

Métis Dancer Brad Lafortune

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Originating in the Red River area, the Métis jig is a combination of First Nations dancing, Scottish and French-Canadian step-dancing, and reel, jig, and quadrille steps. Brad Lafortune began jigging at a young age and believes the dance is an interactive way to physically engage individuals of any age, all the while learning about the...

World Champion Hoop Dancer Scott Sinquah

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

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...

Recurring

Author’s Reading With Darcy Whitecrow & Heather M. O’Connor – Runs With The Stars

Author's Reading

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Darcy Whitecrow, a member of the Seine River First Nation band in Northwestern Ontario, embraces traditional Ojibwe and Dakota lifestyles, including trapping, fishing, and ricing, and practices traditional spirituality in the Midewiwin and Sundance traditions. Alongside his partner Kim, he founded Grey Raven Ranch, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the Ojibwe Horses breed and their...

“Radical Stitch” Quillwork Workshop by National Gallery of Canada

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

COST: $40 includes material including birch bark & porcupine quills DURATION: 1 hour Join Christine Toulouse, a First Nations artist, for a one-hour quillwork workshop. You’ll learn how to craft a one-of-a-kind keychain keepsake using seasonally hand-harvested birch bark and porcupine quills. Christine meticulously hand-harvests and processes natural materials, emphasizing the significance of quillwork as...

Share your story with CBC Ottawa’s Creator Network

Indigenous Day Celebration

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

CBC Ottawa's Creator Network is a place where you can tell your story, through your lens, in collaboration with CBC. The Creator Network team will be onsite on Friday, June 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. to connect with local Indigenous creators and hear about the stories from your community that you think others should know...

Six Nations Women Singers

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

The Six Nations Women Singers is one of the most influential female Native American singing groups. Formed on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada, the Six Nations Women Singers are led by Sadie Buck, a member of the Tonawanda Reservation in New York who has taught at Music Courses at...

Sunsdrum Inuit Throat Singers

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

There is a legend among the Inuit about the halo that appears around the sun. Known in some parts as siqiniup qilauta—roughly translated, “the sun’s drum”, it is a good sign; a symbol of good luck.Siqiniup Qilauta is also name of our musical group. Located in Ottawa, we have travelled nationally and internationally demonstrating traditional...

Author’s Reading with Dorothy Taylor – Traditional Horse Teachings and Ceremony

Author's Reading

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Dorothy Taylor, an Elder and Knowledge Keeper from Curve Lake First Nation, founded the Sacred Water Circle, a volunteer-run initiative fostering relationships with water, the earth, and all non-human relatives. Through collaborative efforts with youth and various communities in Peterborough, the Circle promotes the message ‘Water is Life’ through activities like Water Walks and knowledge...

Ojibwe Spirit Horse Equine Assisted Learning

Family Fun Zone

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Join Rhonda Snow for an interactive EAL experience with the Ojibwe spirit ponies.  Rhonda is not only a certified EAL facilitator, but a knowledge keeper and renowned artist bringing the stories of this rare and endangered breed of pony to life. During this experience, you will learn about the powerful stallion “Tony the Rainy Lake Pony”...

$20

Métis Dancer Brad Lafortune

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Originating in the Red River area, the Métis jig is a combination of First Nations dancing, Scottish and French-Canadian step-dancing, and reel, jig, and quadrille steps. Brad Lafortune began jigging at a young age and believes the dance is an interactive way to physically engage individuals of any age, all the while learning about the...

Competition Pow Wow Grand Entry: Committee Specials

Competition Pow Wow

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

The Competition Pow Wow is the heart of the festival, attracting the best dancers from across North America and providing a non-stop kaleidoscope of colour set to the powerful beat of the drums.

Longtable Feast by Chef Tawnya Brant ft Performance by Logan Staats

Culinary Experience

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

You are invited to join us for an amazing Indigenous dining experience at Chef Tawnya Brant’s Long table feast.  Chef Tawnya Brant of Six Nations of the Grand River Territory competed on Season 10 of Top Chef Canada. Two sessions are available, lunch at 1 PM and dinner at 6 PM. The featured meal will...

Algonquin Language Bingo with Samantha Tenasco

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

DROP-IN A fun game for all ages where participants follow along with the host, learning Algonquin language for all the letters and numbers to call out BINGO! One hour of fun Bingo games with many winners with choice of prizes.

Pow Wow Committee Specials & Glow in the Dark Pow Wow ft Dj Shub

Indigenous Day Celebration

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Cap off the evening of National Indigenous Peoples’ Day as our competition pow wow kicks off with a bang! Starting at 6:00 PM, get ready for the committee specials featuring our host drum for 2024 – Northern Cree!  Northern Cree Singers are one of the most respected and popular pow wow drum groups in North America. ...

Pow Wow Pitch

Pow Wow Pitch

9:00AM | POW WOW PITCH REGISTRATION Pow Wow Pitch provides a platform for Indigenous entrepreneurs to showcase their innovative business ideas and gain valuable exposure within the entrepreneurial community. Same-day registration takes place at 9:00AM. 10:00AM | POW WOW PITCH ROUND 1 Pow Wow Pitch offers a pitching contest for Indigenous entrepreneurs spanning Turtle Island,...

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Family Fun Zone

Family Fun Zone

We have something for everyone in the family in our Family Fun Zone. Métis Games Try your hand at some traditional Metis Games like Hatchet Throwing & Archery. All ages. Ojibwe Spirit Horses Meet some of the rare and endangered Ojbiwe Spirit Horses – Canada’s only Indigenous horse breed. Farm Play Come have fun at...

Recurring

Quillwork Demonstration with Christine Toulouse

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Discover the artistic world of Christine Toulouse, an emerging Anishinaabe artist from Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation. Specializing in quillwork, an intricate form of embroidery utilizing dyed or natural-colored porcupine quills woven into birch bark. Discover her works symbolizing the harmonious connection between the land, seasons, and memory and all of the natural materials that Christine...

Wigwam Building with Chuck Commanda

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

One of 12 grandchildren of Algonquin master canoe builders, William and Mary Commanda, Chuck remembers doing this with his Grandparents, harvesting the bark and building in their yard in Kitigan Zibi. Fast forward 40 plus years and Chuck has built more than 50 canoes along with birch bark baskets and wigwams. All with a little...

Recurring

Inukshuk Building with Alla (Stranger)

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Stop by as Alla (Stranger) builds traditional and authentic Inuit Inukshuks to learn more about the different meaning and use of these rock formations across the North.

Recurring

“Radical Stitch” Beaded Bracelet by National Gallery of Canada

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

DROP-IN Celebrate the National Gallery of Canada’s newest exhibit “Radical Stitch” which looks at the contemporary and transformative context of beading. Drop in at this booth hosted by National Gallery of Canada to create a simple beaded bracelet and learn more about the exhibit.

Janet McCue and the Conundrum Interactive Music Station

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Janet McCue from Curve Lake First Nation is a long time leader and advocate who dedicates her time to raising awareness for social justice, empowering her Aboriginal community and providing education to local schools and museums. Recently Janet has been named knowledge keeper at the Peterborough Courts and for the Elizabeth Fry Society. Janet will...

Recurring

Sunsdrum Inuit Throat Singers

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

There is a legend among the Inuit about the halo that appears around the sun. Known in some parts as siqiniup qilauta—roughly translated, “the sun’s drum”, it is a good sign; a symbol of good luck.Siqiniup Qilauta is also name of our musical group. Located in Ottawa, we have travelled nationally and internationally demonstrating traditional...

Recurring

Ojibwe Spirit Horse Equine Assisted Learning

Family Fun Zone

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Join Rhonda Snow for an interactive EAL experience with the Ojibwe spirit ponies.  Rhonda is not only a certified EAL facilitator, but a knowledge keeper and renowned artist bringing the stories of this rare and endangered breed of pony to life. During this experience, you will learn about the powerful stallion “Tony the Rainy Lake Pony”...

$20

Blanket Exercise with Elaine Kicknosway

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

COST: Free (Pre-registration required) AGE: 15+ DURATION: 1 hour The Blanket Exercise is based on Indigenous methodologies and the goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the...

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World Champion Hoop Dancer Scott Sinquah

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

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...

Author’s Reading With Darcy Whitecrow & Heather M. O’connor – Runs With The Stars

Author's Reading

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Darcy Whitecrow, a member of the Seine River First Nation band in Northwestern Ontario, embraces traditional Ojibwe and Dakota lifestyles, including trapping, fishing, and ricing, and practices traditional spirituality in the Midewiwin and Sundance traditions. Alongside his partner Kim, he founded Grey Raven Ranch, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the Ojibwe Horses breed and their...

Recurring

Métis Dancer Brad Lafortune

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Originating in the Red River area, the Métis jig is a combination of First Nations dancing, Scottish and French-Canadian step-dancing, and reel, jig, and quadrille steps. Brad Lafortune began jigging at a young age and believes the dance is an interactive way to physically engage individuals of any age, all the while learning about the...

Competition Pow Wow Grand Entry

Competition Pow Wow

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

The Competition Pow Wow is the heart of the festival, attracting the best dancers from across North America and providing a non-stop kaleidoscope of colour set to the powerful beat of the drums.

“Radical Stitch” Hair Pipe Beaded Bracelet Workshop by National Gallery of Canada

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

COST: $20 includes materials DURATION: 2 hours Hair-pipe beads are long cylinder-shaped beads typically made from bones. They have a long history with Indigenous people, as far back as the late 1800’s. These bone beads were first used as trading beads but as manufacturing them became easier and the beads were more readily available in...

Recurring

David Finkle

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

David has been called a Renaissance man – hailing from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in southern Ontario he is an award winning multi-instrumental recording artist versed in many musical genres. He is a sound engineer, a storyteller, a producer, drum maker and specializes in his organic sounds coming from his own handmade traditional Indigenous instruments such...

Recurring

Sunsdrum Inuit Throat Singers

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

There is a legend among the Inuit about the halo that appears around the sun. Known in some parts as siqiniup qilauta—roughly translated, “the sun’s drum”, it is a good sign; a symbol of good luck.Siqiniup Qilauta is also name of our musical group. Located in Ottawa, we have travelled nationally and internationally demonstrating traditional...

Author’s Reading With Dorothy Taylor – Sacred Water Teachings

Author's Reading

Dorothy Taylor, an Elder and Knowledge Keeper from Curve Lake First Nation, founded the Sacred Water Circle, a volunteer-run initiative fostering relationships with water, the earth, and all non-human relatives. Through collaborative efforts with youth and various communities in Peterborough, the Circle promotes the message ‘Water is Life’ through activities like Water Walks and knowledge...

Culinary Workshop with Chef Trudy Metcalfe-Coe

Culinary Experience

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

CHEF: Trudy Metcalfe-Coe COST: $100 per station (max. 4 people per station) AGE: 8+ (or with Adult Participation) DURATION: 1 hour Chef Trudy Metcalfe Coe, is an award winning Inuk Chef, originally from Newfoundland and Labrador. In this interactive cooking workshop, Trudy will lead the group to prepare a popular meal from the North in...

Inuit Games

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Born in St. John’s, NL, raised in Ottawa, ON, Aalla (Stranger) has spent more than a decade demonstrating and teaching traditional Inuit games. If your child attends school in Ottawa, it’s more than likely that Stranger has taught their class about the Inuit culture. Aalla will be joined by his son, who has inherited his...

Recurring

World Champion Hoop Dancer Scott Sinquah

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

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...

Recurring

Dreamcatcher Workshop with Bougie Birch

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

COST: $20 each AGE: 5+ DURATION: 45 minutes to 1 hour The Dreamcatcher Kit includes 18 glass crow beads, suede, a 4″ metal ring, 18 real feathers, artificial sinew, and instructions for a unique, hands-on experience. It features a handmade center bead with the four sacred medicines and an information card to educate users about...

Recurring

Métis Dancer Brad Lafortune

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Originating in the Red River area, the Métis jig is a combination of First Nations dancing, Scottish and French-Canadian step-dancing, and reel, jig, and quadrille steps. Brad Lafortune began jigging at a young age and believes the dance is an interactive way to physically engage individuals of any age, all the while learning about the...

Recurring

David Finkle

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

David has been called a Renaissance man – hailing from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in southern Ontario he is an award winning multi-instrumental recording artist versed in many musical genres. He is a sound engineer, a storyteller, a producer, drum maker and specializes in his organic sounds coming from his own handmade traditional Indigenous instruments such...

Recurring

Author’s Reading With Darcy Whitecrow & Heather M. O’Connor – Runs With The Stars

Author's Reading

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Darcy Whitecrow, a member of the Seine River First Nation band in Northwestern Ontario, embraces traditional Ojibwe and Dakota lifestyles, including trapping, fishing, and ricing, and practices traditional spirituality in the Midewiwin and Sundance traditions. Alongside his partner Kim, he founded Grey Raven Ranch, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the Ojibwe Horses breed and their...

Recurring

Sunsdrum Inuit Throat Singers

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

There is a legend among the Inuit about the halo that appears around the sun. Known in some parts as siqiniup qilauta—roughly translated, “the sun’s drum”, it is a good sign; a symbol of good luck.Siqiniup Qilauta is also name of our musical group. Located in Ottawa, we have travelled nationally and internationally demonstrating traditional...

Culinary Workshops with Chef Trudy Metcalfe-Coe

Culinary Experience

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

CHEF: Trudy Metcalfe-Coe COST: $100 per station (max. 4 people per station) AGE: 8+ (or with Adult Participation) DURATION: 1 hour Chef Trudy Metcalfe Coe, is an award winning Inuk Chef, originally from Newfoundland and Labrador. In this interactive cooking workshop, Trudy will lead the group to prepare a popular meal from the North in...

Inuit Games

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Born in St. John’s, NL, raised in Ottawa, ON, Aalla (Stranger) has spent more than a decade demonstrating and teaching traditional Inuit games. If your child attends school in Ottawa, it’s more than likely that Stranger has taught their class about the Inuit culture. Aalla will be joined by his son, who has inherited his...

Author’s Reading With Dorothy Taylor – Strawberry Moon Teachings

Author's Reading

Dorothy Taylor, an Elder and Knowledge Keeper from Curve Lake First Nation, founded the Sacred Water Circle, a volunteer-run initiative fostering relationships with water, the earth, and all non-human relatives. Through collaborative efforts with youth and various communities in Peterborough, the Circle promotes the message ‘Water is Life’ through activities like Water Walks and knowledge...

Ojibwe Spirit Horse Equine Assisted Learning

Family Fun Zone

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Join Rhonda Snow for an interactive EAL experience with the Ojibwe spirit ponies.  Rhonda is not only a certified EAL facilitator, but a knowledge keeper and renowned artist bringing the stories of this rare and endangered breed of pony to life. During this experience, you will learn about the powerful stallion “Tony the Rainy Lake Pony”...

$20

Competition Pow Wow Grand Entry

Competition Pow Wow

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

The Competition Pow Wow is the heart of the festival, attracting the best dancers from across North America and providing a non-stop kaleidoscope of colour set to the powerful beat of the drums.

Recurring

World Champion Hoop Dancer Scott Sinquah

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

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...

Recurring

Métis Dancer Brad Lafortune

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Originating in the Red River area, the Métis jig is a combination of First Nations dancing, Scottish and French-Canadian step-dancing, and reel, jig, and quadrille steps. Brad Lafortune began jigging at a young age and believes the dance is an interactive way to physically engage individuals of any age, all the while learning about the...

Drone Show

Drone Show

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Be amazed as 250 drones light up the sky over Mādahòkì Farm to tell the story and teachings of the Seven Grandfathers. With this incredible immersive storytelling experience, you will watch canoes paddle, bison walk and eagles soar over the skyline while you learn more about one of the most common Indigenous teachings – the...

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Author’s Reading With Darcy Whitecrow & Heather M. O’Connor – Runs With The Stars

Author's Reading

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Darcy Whitecrow, a member of the Seine River First Nation band in Northwestern Ontario, embraces traditional Ojibwe and Dakota lifestyles, including trapping, fishing, and ricing, and practices traditional spirituality in the Midewiwin and Sundance traditions. Alongside his partner Kim, he founded Grey Raven Ranch, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the Ojibwe Horses breed and their...

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Family Fun Zone

Family Fun Zone

We have something for everyone in the family in our Family Fun Zone. Métis Games Try your hand at some traditional Metis Games like Hatchet Throwing & Archery. All ages. Ojibwe Spirit Horses Meet some of the rare and endangered Ojbiwe Spirit Horses – Canada’s only Indigenous horse breed. Farm Play Come have fun at...

Wigwam Building with Chuck Commanda

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

One of 12 grandchildren of Algonquin master canoe builders, William and Mary Commanda, Chuck remembers doing this with his Grandparents, harvesting the bark and building in their yard in Kitigan Zibi. Fast forward 40 plus years and Chuck has built more than 50 canoes along with birch bark baskets and wigwams. All with a little...

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Inukshuk Building with Alla (Stranger)

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Stop by as Alla (Stranger) builds traditional and authentic Inuit Inukshuks to learn more about the different meaning and use of these rock formations across the North.

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“Radical Stitch” Beaded Bracelet by National Gallery of Canada

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

DROP-IN Celebrate the National Gallery of Canada’s newest exhibit “Radical Stitch” which looks at the contemporary and transformative context of beading. Drop in at this booth hosted by National Gallery of Canada to create a simple beaded bracelet and learn more about the exhibit.

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“Radical Stitch” Beaded Bracelet by National Gallery of Canada

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

DROP-IN Celebrate the National Gallery of Canada’s newest exhibit “Radical Stitch” which looks at the contemporary and transformative context of beading. Drop in at this booth hosted by National Gallery of Canada to create a simple beaded bracelet and learn more about the exhibit.

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Janet McCue and the Conundrum Interactive Music Station

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Janet McCue from Curve Lake First Nation is a long time leader and advocate who dedicates her time to raising awareness for social justice, empowering her Aboriginal community and providing education to local schools and museums. Recently Janet has been named knowledge keeper at the Peterborough Courts and for the Elizabeth Fry Society. Janet will...

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Sunsdrum Inuit Throat Singers

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

There is a legend among the Inuit about the halo that appears around the sun. Known in some parts as siqiniup qilauta—roughly translated, “the sun’s drum”, it is a good sign; a symbol of good luck.Siqiniup Qilauta is also name of our musical group. Located in Ottawa, we have travelled nationally and internationally demonstrating traditional...

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Ojibwe Spirit Horse Equine Assisted Learning

Family Fun Zone

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Join Rhonda Snow for an interactive EAL experience with the Ojibwe spirit ponies.  Rhonda is not only a certified EAL facilitator, but a knowledge keeper and renowned artist bringing the stories of this rare and endangered breed of pony to life. During this experience, you will learn about the powerful stallion “Tony the Rainy Lake Pony”...

$20
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Blanket Exercise with Elaine Kicknosway

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

COST: Free (Pre-registration required) AGE: 15+ DURATION: 1 hour The Blanket Exercise is based on Indigenous methodologies and the goal is to build understanding about our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets that represent the...

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World Champion Hoop Dancer Scott Sinquah

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

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...

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Métis Dancer Brad Lafortune

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Originating in the Red River area, the Métis jig is a combination of First Nations dancing, Scottish and French-Canadian step-dancing, and reel, jig, and quadrille steps. Brad Lafortune began jigging at a young age and believes the dance is an interactive way to physically engage individuals of any age, all the while learning about the...

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Competition Pow Wow Grand Entry

Competition Pow Wow

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

The Competition Pow Wow is the heart of the festival, attracting the best dancers from across North America and providing a non-stop kaleidoscope of colour set to the powerful beat of the drums.

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“Radical Stitch” Hair Pipe Beaded Bracelet Workshop by National Gallery of Canada

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

COST: $20 includes materials DURATION: 2 hours Hair-pipe beads are long cylinder-shaped beads typically made from bones. They have a long history with Indigenous people, as far back as the late 1800’s. These bone beads were first used as trading beads but as manufacturing them became easier and the beads were more readily available in...

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Inuit Games

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Born in St. John’s, NL, raised in Ottawa, ON, Aalla (Stranger) has spent more than a decade demonstrating and teaching traditional Inuit games. If your child attends school in Ottawa, it’s more than likely that Stranger has taught their class about the Inuit culture. Aalla will be joined by his son, who has inherited his...

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Métis Dancer Brad Lafortune

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Originating in the Red River area, the Métis jig is a combination of First Nations dancing, Scottish and French-Canadian step-dancing, and reel, jig, and quadrille steps. Brad Lafortune began jigging at a young age and believes the dance is an interactive way to physically engage individuals of any age, all the while learning about the...

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Author’s Reading With Darcy Whitecrow & Heather M. O’Connor – Runs With The Stars

Author's Reading

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Darcy Whitecrow, a member of the Seine River First Nation band in Northwestern Ontario, embraces traditional Ojibwe and Dakota lifestyles, including trapping, fishing, and ricing, and practices traditional spirituality in the Midewiwin and Sundance traditions. Alongside his partner Kim, he founded Grey Raven Ranch, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the Ojibwe Horses breed and their...

Culinary Workshop with Chef Tawnya Brant

Culinary Experience

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

CHEF: Tawnya Brant COST: $100 per station (max. 4 people per station) AGE: 8+ (or with Adult Participation) DURATION: 1 hour Chef Tawnya Brant is renowned for her innovative approach to Indigenous cuisine, blending traditional ingredients with modern culinary techniques. Her work not only showcases the rich flavors of her heritage but also promotes sustainability...

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David Finkle

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

David has been called a Renaissance man – hailing from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in southern Ontario he is an award winning multi-instrumental recording artist versed in many musical genres. He is a sound engineer, a storyteller, a producer, drum maker and specializes in his organic sounds coming from his own handmade traditional Indigenous instruments such...

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Sunsdrum Inuit Throat Singers

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

There is a legend among the Inuit about the halo that appears around the sun. Known in some parts as siqiniup qilauta—roughly translated, “the sun’s drum”, it is a good sign; a symbol of good luck.Siqiniup Qilauta is also name of our musical group. Located in Ottawa, we have travelled nationally and internationally demonstrating traditional...

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World Champion Hoop Dancer Scott Sinquah

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

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...

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Métis Dancer Brad Lafortune

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Originating in the Red River area, the Métis jig is a combination of First Nations dancing, Scottish and French-Canadian step-dancing, and reel, jig, and quadrille steps. Brad Lafortune began jigging at a young age and believes the dance is an interactive way to physically engage individuals of any age, all the while learning about the...

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Dreamcatcher Workshop with Bougie Birch

Workshops & Activities

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

COST: $20 each AGE: 5+ DURATION: 45 minutes to 1 hour The Dreamcatcher Kit includes 18 glass crow beads, suede, a 4″ metal ring, 18 real feathers, artificial sinew, and instructions for a unique, hands-on experience. It features a handmade center bead with the four sacred medicines and an information card to educate users about...

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David Finkle

Celebration Stage

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

David has been called a Renaissance man – hailing from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in southern Ontario he is an award winning multi-instrumental recording artist versed in many musical genres. He is a sound engineer, a storyteller, a producer, drum maker and specializes in his organic sounds coming from his own handmade traditional Indigenous instruments such...

Culinary Workshop with Chef Tawnya Brant

Culinary Experience

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

CHEF: Tawnya Brant COST: $100 per station (max. 4 people per station) AGE: 8+ (or with Adult Participation) DURATION: 1 hour Chef Tawnya Brant is renowned for her innovative approach to Indigenous cuisine, blending traditional ingredients with modern culinary techniques. Her work not only showcases the rich flavors of her heritage but also promotes sustainability...

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Author’s Reading With Darcy Whitecrow & Heather M. O’Connor – Runs With The Stars

Author's Reading

Mādahòkì Farm 4420 W Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, Ontario

Darcy Whitecrow, a member of the Seine River First Nation band in Northwestern Ontario, embraces traditional Ojibwe and Dakota lifestyles, including trapping, fishing, and ricing, and practices traditional spirituality in the Midewiwin and Sundance traditions. Alongside his partner Kim, he founded Grey Raven Ranch, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the Ojibwe Horses breed and their...