Wiikwemkoong 57th Annual Cultural Festival
August 5th, 6th, & 7th, 2017
In 1876, the Indian Act outlawed Indigenous practices such as Pow Wows and other ceremonies. This ban was reinforced in 1921 in Canada that would prohobit any sort of Pow Wows and traditional ceremonies held on First Nation Reserves. Finally in 1951, the government of Canada finally came to an agreement to amend the Act that would allow First Nations to practice their traditional ceremonies which would also include Pow Wows.
In 1961, Wikwemikong Band Member Rosemary Odjig sought to revitalize the Pow Wow in Wikwemikong and held the very first "Wikwemikong Indian Days" held during the summer of that year. Since then the name would change to the Wikwemikong Annual Cultural Festival and would be revered as one of the largest, longest running Pow Wow in North Eastern North America.
Anishinaabe Arts & Crafts
Champion Anishinaabe Dance
Wiikwemkoong Art Gallery
Cross Cultural Performances
Cultural Pavilion Expereinces
Cultural Pavilion Experiences
Join us at our Cultural Pavilion to indulged in workshops in Arts and Crafts,
History, Regalia & Dance and Language
The Cultural Pavilion is included with admission to the Cultural Festival
Adult: $10.00 | Children $2.00
Adult Weekend Passes: $20.00
Elders (65+) & Children Under 6 are FREE.
THIS IS AN ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE FREE EVENT. ANISHINAABE VENDORS ONLY. 24 HOUR SECURITY. WIIKWEMKOONG HERITAGE ORGANIZATIONAND THE COMMUNITY OF WIIKWEMKOONG ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTS, THEFT OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. NO BLANKET DANCES WILL BE ACCEPTED. ALL PRESENTATION HONORARIUMS AWARDED ARE FINAL AND WILL BE IN CANADIAN CURRENCY. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND UPDATES PLEASE VISIT WWW.WIKWEMIKONGHERITAGE.ORG OR CALL TOLL FREE 1 (877) 859-2385.