2018 Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow
All are invited to the annual Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow on June 23, 2018 at Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Na-Me-Res (Native Men’s Residence) is the proud host of Toronto’s Annual Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow, a fundraising event held the first Saturday following National Aboriginal Day- June 21st, which is also Summer Solstice. Every year, thousands of people attend the celebration to enjoy traditional food and watch over 100 drummers and dancers from across the province perform. Come explore the information booths, meet First Nations crafters and vendors, and participate in activities and giveaways.
Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow
Admission to the Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow is free, open to the general public, and a great event for families. The day starts with a sunrise ceremony held at The Men’s Residence where an Elder presides over the welcoming of the day. The Pow Wow Grand Entry takes place at noon.
Following the Grand Entry, the rest of the day is a wealth of traditional dancing and drumming, a shared feast, and a concert. Traditional food includes vegetarian and meat tacos, and corn soup with bannock. Non-traditional fare includes hamburgers and hot dogs.
Any donations on the day directly support Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow and programming.
Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow Head Staff
Host Drum: To Be Announced
Co-Host Drum: To Be AnnouncedHead Female Dancer: Breanna Disen
Head Male Dancer: To Be Announced
Elder & Head Veteran: To Be Announced
Arena Director: To Be Announced
Master of Ceremonies: To Be Announced
Invited Drum: To Be Announced
Only the first five uninvited drums will be allowed to set up, due to minimum amount of time and space available.
Dancer Registration 10:00 a.m.
Grand Entry 12:00 noon
Flags Retire 4:00 pm
Feast 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Concert 6:00 p.m.
Fort York National Historic Site
250 Fort York Boulevard
The Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow is held on former Mississauga aboriginal lands at Fort York. There is not much shade on the grounds, we strongly encourage you bring hats, umbrellas and your lawn chair with covering it can get very sunny here!
For More Information: Blanch 416-651-6750 Ext 2233; firstname.lastname@example.org
In 1985, Na-Me-Res began offering emergency shelter to Aboriginal men who were without a place to live. Since then, a greater understanding of the underlying causes of Aboriginal homelessness has emerged. In response, particularly over the past few years, Na-Me-Res has either redesigned its programs or designed and implemented new programs to ensure it is meeting the unique needs of Aboriginal men who live in a state of homelessness.
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Na-Me-Res Traditional Pow Wow on the first Saturday following National Aboriginal Day- June 21st, at Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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