VIRTUAL POW WOW

June 1st - 26th

Over $18,000 in prizes

Host Drum: Northern Cree MC: Wes King | Co-MC: Whitney Recountre II

  • Finalists selected by Social Distance Pow Wow Facebook Group Member Votes
  • Winner Selected by Summer Solstice Festival Live Pow Wow Officials

DANCE COMPETITION

Traditional, Fancy, Grass & Jingle
Youth (17 & Under)  – Adults (18+) Men’s & Women’s 
1st $500 | 2nd $300 | 3rd $200

DRUM COMPETITION

Men’s Solo – Women’s Solo
1st $500 | 2nd $300 | 3rd $200
Groups & Families

1st $1200 | 2nd $800 | 3rd $500

HOOP SPECIALS

Youth (17 & Under)  – Adults (18+) 
1st $500 | 2nd $300 | 3rd $200

REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! 
ENTRIES CAN BE POSTED FROM JUNE 1st – 21st

Register and access original music by Northern Cree 

www.summersolsticefestivals.ca

POST ENTRY VIDEOS
  • @socialdistancepowwow Facebook Group
  • Must use: Original music by Northern Cree (download below)
  • Must include in video: Introduction of drum and dancers, where you are from, and what inspires you to sing and dance (max. 1 minute)
JUNE 1 - 21: Voting

@socialdistancepowwow Facebook Group

JUNE 21: FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Top 5 per age group and category proceeds to finals

JUNE 25: FINAL

Judged by SSIF Head Staff and winners announced

Download Original Music by Northern Cree

“Brisket Burner”
composed by Leroy Whitstone

“Crow Style Double Beat”
composed by Marlon Deschamps

 “Dunetown Dune” 
composed by Leroy Whitstone

“Jingle Jam” 
composed by Randall Paskemin

“On The Spot” 
composed by Marvin Deschamps

“Storytime Warriors” 
composed by Leroy Whitstone

“Summer Sunset” 
composed by Marvin Deschamps

About Host Drum Northern Cree

Northern Cree recorded NEW and ORIGINAL songs for the SSIF Pow Wow.

Northern Cree is a nine-time GRAMMY-nominated pow wow drum group from Treaty Six territory with 49 albums to their credit. The group was formed in 1982 by Charles Wood Jr., Earl Wood, Randy Wood, and Steve Wood. They started releasing music in 1991 and made history in 2017 when they became the first pow wow group to perform at the GRAMMY Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Northern Cree is led by Steve Wood and includes Joel Wood, Marlon Deschamps, Shane Dion, Marcus Denny, Leroy Whitstone, Marvin Deschamps, Jordon Fiddler, Emerson Samson, Penny McGilvery, Dezi Chocan, Randall Paskemin, Jamon Paskemin, Gilbert Buffalo, Desmond Redcalf, Jonas Tootoosis, Ben Cardinal, Kyle Pasquayak, Shaina McGilvery, and Jayzer Littlewolfe.

Since 1999, Northern Cree has earned a total of 44 nominations and 18 awards for their music.