2019 Neyaashiinigmiing Traditional Powwow
All are welcome at the 35th Annual Neyaashiinigmiing Traditional Powwow on August 16-18, 2019 at Cape Croker Park in Wiarton, Ontario, Canada. On the third weekend of August from Friday to Sunday, the Cape Croker Park will be host to the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation’s Annual Traditional Powwow. Powwows are a sacred gathering of indigenous peoples to honor the past, renew friendships and celebrate with music, song, dance, prayers and storytelling. Traditionally held in the spring, powwows are also a celebration of the end of winter and the rebirth of nature.
Neyaashiinigmiing Traditional Powwow
The public is welcome to join us in our celebration ant to experience the dazzling display of traditional dancers in brilliantly colored regalia representing legends and teachings. Listen to the beat of the drum and songs about warriors, respect and life passed down by the elders for generations. Come and sample native cuisine and view the many authentic native crafts, such as paintings, carvings, bead work, and jewelry.
The Neyaashiinigmiing Traditional Powwow will showcase First Nations cuisine, crafts and traditional dancing. It’s not competitive dancing, unlike other powwows. Some 150 dancers, including from other parts of the country, will share their enthusiasm for their traditional songs and dances with visitors. Dancers will dress in traditional regalia and dance to the beat of at least three drum groups.
Seating is limited, so bring your own lawn chairs. This is a family-friendly event; absolutely NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS permitted on the POW WOW grounds. Sorry NO PETS permitted on POW WOW grounds for cultural reasons. Taking pictures and/or videos are permitted at the discretion of the veteran/elder/drummer/dancer. Please ask for permission first.
Elders 55+ Free & Children 6 years and under
General Admission $5.00
Cape Croker Park Website or call 519-534-0571. Psrk fills up fast so please make reservations.
Saturday 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m.
Talent night: Friday 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (free admission)
Neyaashiinigmiing Powwow Mini-Gallery
Powwow Head Staff:
Master of Ceremonies: To Be Announced
Arena Director: To Be Announced
Head Veteran: To Be Announced
Host Drum: To Be Announced
Co-Host Drum: To Be Announced
Guest Drum: To Be Announced
Head Dancers: To Be Announced
Cape Croker Park
112 Park Road
Wiarton, Ontario N0H 2T0 Canada
For More Information – Nawash Events Planner:
Shawn Nadjiwon: email email@example.com; call 519-535-1957
POW WOW Etiquette: What to Expect at the Neyaashiinigmiing Powwow!
- POW WOWs are celebrations, social gatherings and friendly dance competitions. But, as with the sacred thread that runs through all of life, there are sacred traditions to be found in this coming together of people of all nations!!!
- There is a circle in most dances, representing the circle of unity, the cycle of life. Dancers often follow the clockwise pattern of the sun.
- Some of the regalia and/or ornaments signify special events or honours in a person’s life, special religious traditions or symbols rooted within their family tree.
- For a brief description of dances one might see at a POW WOW. No matter which dance or performance y