Colouring Contest

Weekly colouring contests will engage youth of all ages. Original works of art have been purchased from 3 Indigenous artists (Pam Callou, Cristi Belcourt and Jason Gullo) and is available online to download. Participants can upload their finished works (by age) to social media using the hashtag #SSIFColouring and encourage votes. Weekly prizes by vote...

Kehewin Native Dance Theatre & Safari Jeff

Available On-Demand until June 30th

Temporarily postponed Kehewin Native Dance Theatre & Safari Jeff & Shannon - Indigenous stories and dances and live presentation of the snakes and reptiles from Safari Jeff & Shannon.

Seared Rainbow Trout with Sweet Corn Succotash

Chef Joseph Shawana
Delivery to GTA, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury Region is now available

Chef Joseph Shawana

Create a beautiful meal of fresh Ontario rainbow trout sourced from an Indigenous supplier, paired with a delicious medley of traditional corn and fresh herbs with wild ramps, instructed by culinary expert, Chef Joseph Shawana. Meal Kits available for 2 or 4 guests.

If you live in Ottawa, you can register for this June 13th workshop and all required materials will be delivered to your door for that date.

Delivery to GTA, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury Region is now available on June 18th and 19th.

$50/2

Mens’ Grass & Womens’ Jingle (All ages)

First Round Competitions: Competitors Post & Audience Votes @ Social Distance Pow Wow for the Top 5! 12pm EDT to 8pm EDT each day. Finalists announced by 10pm EDT. This style of dance is known as the healing dance. From a medicine man who had a vision for this dress adorned with many jingles as...

Mens’ and Womens’ Traditional (All ages)

Available On-Demand until June 30th

First Round Competitions: Competitors Post & Audience Votes @ Social Distance Pow Wow for the Top 5! 12pm EDT to 8pm EDT each day. Finalists announced by 10pm EDT. Men’s Traditional – This dancer wears a single eagle feather bustle. The traditional dancer symbolizes a warrior in battle, hunting, gathering. They may hold dance sticks...

Cultural Showcase with Prairie Fire, Tarniriik & Indigenous Experiences

Live premiere June 15th, 1:00 EDT
Available On-Demand until June 30th

Live premiere June 15th, 1:00 EDT

Metis Jigging - Praire Fire Jiggers Inuit Throat Singers - Tarniriik Pow Wow Teachings - Indigenous Experiences Pre-registered students and teachers from across Canada are invited to join Prairie Fire for a workshop designed to teach audiences about Metis culture and the joy of the jig. Tarniriik continues to share and perform Inuit throatsinging. Indigenous...

Free

Festival Celebration & Drive-In Movies

Presented by RBC

Wesley Clover Park 401 Corkstown Rd, Ottawa
Summer Solstice Festival welcomes you to their Festival Celebration & Drive-In Movie Night on June 15th presented by RBC. Join us at Wesley Clover Park with Indigenous movies “Kayak to Klemtu” and two family-friendly shorts. Complimentary popcorn courtesy of RBC.
$29.85

Men & Women Hand-drum, Pow Wow Drum Groups

Available On-Demand until June 30th

First Round Competitions: Competitors Post & Audience Votes @ Social Distance Pow Wow for the Top 5! 12pm EDT to 8pm EDT each day. Finalists announced by 10pm EDT. Hand and Pow Wow Drumming are two of the categories in the Pow Wow Competition. The drums and dancers have many items that are considered sacred...

Mens’ and Womens’ Fancy Style (All ages)

Available On-Demand until June 30th

First Round Competitions: Competitors Post & Audience Votes @ Social Distance Pow Wow for the Top 5! 12pm EDT to 8pm EDT each day. Finalists announced by 10pm EDT. Men’s Fancy Bustle - This dancer wears two very colourful bustles on his back and has the fastest style. Competition represents an endurance feat, flashy eye...

Author reading with Phyllis Webstad – Orange Shirt Day

Live premiere June 17th 1:00 pm EDT

Live premiere June 17th 1:00 pm EDT

Every year on September 30th, we wear orange shirts to honour residential school survivors. Orange Shirt Day grew out of Phyllis Webstad’s story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at residential school: a story told for the first time in May 2013 that subsequently became Phyllis'...

Free

SKODE – Indigenous Tourism Pitch

Available On-Demand until June 30th

Indigenous Tourism Ontario (ITO) and the Ontario Tourism Innovation Lab have partnered to launch the Skode Program, an initiative to spark new Indigenous tourism ideas and experiences that authentically represent, celebrate and promote Indigenous culture, heritage, language, cuisine and communities in Ontario. In Anishinaabemowin, Skode means fire and is pronounced: Shkoh-deh. Indigenous tourism entrepreneurs, businesses,...
Free

Metis Floral Style Paint Night

Jaime Morse
Available On-Demand until June 30th

Jaime Morse

Learn about plants and their medicines through a “how to” Metis floral style drawing session with Jaime Morse, Michif from northern Alberta. Participants* will receive materials required to design their creation from the Handmade Drum workshop, or a print-at-home PDF stencil. Register for this workshop and all required materials will be delivered to your door,...

$12.50

Specials -Hoop and Smoke Dance (All ages)

Available On-Demand until June 30th

First Round Competitions: Competitors Post & Audience Votes @ Social Distance Pow Wow for the Top 5! 12pm EDT to 8pm EDT each day. Finalists announced by 10pm EDT.

Algonquin Language BINGO June 18

Join us to play Four Directions Bingo starting Friday, June 4th at 6pm! North is Kiwedin. East is Wabanong. South is Shawanong. West is Pangishimo. Each Winner with the 4 directions (4 correctly placed numbers) receives $50. A full card gives you a jackpot of $500! Click on this link: https://mfbc.us/v/gh46cr9 and generate your free...

Seared Rainbow Trout with Sweet Corn Succotash Delivery to GTA, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury Region

Chef Joseph Shawana
Delivery to GTA, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury Region

Chef Joseph Shawana

Create a beautiful meal of fresh Ontario rainbow trout sourced from an Indigenous supplier, paired with a delicious medley of traditional corn and fresh herbs with wild ramps, instructed by culinary expert, Chef Joseph Shawana. Meal Kits available for 2 or 4 guests.

If you live in Ottawa, you can register for this June 13th workshop and all required materials will be delivered to your door for that date.

Delivery to GTA, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury Region is now available on June 18th and 19th.

$50/2

Live Music Night June 18th

Artist Vignettes & Live Programming
Available On-Demand until June 30th

Artist Vignettes & Live Programming

Produced in collaboration with the International Indigenous Music Summit (IIMS), 16 Indigenous artists from across “Canada” will be showcased in 16 short documentaries, produced by Jennifer Podemski and directed by Sarain Fox. Each artist will tell a visual story of their work, highlighting perspectives and meditations on connection to land/place, identity, and their creative process....

Free

Paddle Painting

Claire Brascoupé
Available On-Demand until June 30th

Claire Brascoupé

Paint a 14-inch pine wooden paddle with Claire Brascoupé. Learn the fascinating Algonquin story of the first paddle while Claire demonstrates techniques to paint your paddle with Algonquin medicinal plants. Register for this workshop and all required materials will be delivered to your door, or purchase your own materials and follow along with the video...

$20

Finalists – Top 5 each age group & category Day 1

Available On-Demand until June 30th

Finalists – Top 5 each age group & category – Second Round – June 19 & 20 All finalists (dancers) submit to the Northern Cree songs provided. NEW and original music produced by multi-Grammy nominated Northern Cree for SSIF Pow Wow. Saturday June 19th – 12pm to 5pm on Facebook Live Sunday June 20th -12pm...

Live Music Night June 19th

Available On-Demand until June 30th

Produced in collaboration with the International Indigenous Music Summit (IIMS), 16 Indigenous artists from across “Canada'' will be showcased in 16 short documentaries, produced by Jennifer Podemski and directed by Sarain Fox. Each artist will tell a visual story of their work, highlighting perspectives and meditations on connection to land/place, identity, and their creative process....
Free

Finalists – Top 5 each age group & category Day 2

Available On-Demand until June 30th

All finalists (dancers) submit to the Northern Cree songs provided. NEW and original music produced by multi-Grammy nominated Northern Cree for SSIF Pow Wow. Saturday June 19th – 12pm to 5pm on Facebook Live Sunday June 20th -12pm to 5pm on Facebook Live and Winners announced! PRIZES same as listed below from 2020 with addition...

Ojibwe Spirit Horses

Available On-Demand until June 30th

When Terry Jenkins was a child, Indigenous horses ran wild on Wapole Island and in the late 1960s these ponies were eradicated from the island and the culture of their native people. Terry's dad, Ernie Jenkins brought home a trailer load of these ponies and it triggered wonderment in a young child's eyes. When Terry...

Seared Venison Frenched Rack with Sweetgrass sauce

Chef Billy Alexander
Delivery to GTA, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury Region is now available

Chef Billy Alexander

Chef Billy Alexander guides participants in the preparation of an amazing meal featuring Venison loin rack, a sweet sauce made with torched sweetgrass and a Beet, Butternut Squash stack with traditional corn. Meal kits are available for 2 or 4 guests. Register for this workshop and all required materials will be delivered to your door...

$60/2

Sunrise Ceremony

Available On-Demand until June 30th

Join an Elder in a sacred space on your own and follow the virtual sunrise ceremony. The ceremony is an empowerment tool and meant to nurture resourcefulness among urban Aboriginal youth of Ottawa.

Homemade Fish Tacos with Hominy Corn Salsa

Chef Justine Deschenes
Available On-Demand until June 30th

Chef Justine Deschenes

Create spectacular flour tortillas and delicious fish tacos made with fresh Ontario Walleye sourced from an Indigenous supplier, paired with a Hominy Corn salsa with Chef Justine Deschenes.

Meal kits are available for 2 or 4 guests.

Register for this workshop and all required materials will be delivered to your door (Ottawa only), or purchase your own materials and follow along with the video instruction. This event will be available for on-demand viewing following the live presentation, June 21.

$50/2

Indigenous Day Celebration & Drive-In Concert

Presented by OLG. Hosted by Elmnt FM and simulcast live on Rogers TV. 

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day across Canada. Celebrate with a summer evening of drive-in entertainment including a cultural showcase of Inuit Throat Singing & Hoop dancing (7 pm), performances by SSIMA’s Nominees Silla & Rise and Twin Flames (8 pm) and then, be mesmerized as 200 drones, in synchronized formation, fill the sky with light and colour to tell the story of Indigenous Ontario- exciting new drone show was specially commissioned by Indigenous Tourism Ontario. (10 pm).
$29.85

Seared Venison Frenched Rack with Sweetgrass sauce SUDBURY, MANITOULIN & TORONTO

Chef Billy Alexander
Delivery to GTA, Manitoulin Island and Sudbury Region

Chef Billy Alexander

Chef Billy Alexander guides participants in the preparation of an amazing meal featuring Venison loin rack, a sweet sauce made with torched sweetgrass and a Beet, Butternut Squash stack with traditional corn. Meal kits are available for 2 or 4 guests. Register for this workshop and all required materials will be delivered to your door...

$60/2