A celebration of First Nations Heritage with drums, songs and crafts.
Every year, the end of the summer here brings with it the annual Curve Lake Pow Wow.
Pow Wow begins at Noon Daily.
This celebration consists of two days of dancing, contests and presentations, to re-establish old friendships and meet new people, with many vendors and performers in attendance. As every year, all of our neighbors from the surrounding towns are welcome to join us in most of the festivities.
The Pow Wow takes place only a few minutes’ drive from Whetung Ojibwa Centre (see map). Just turn left at the first intersection beyond the Whetung Gallery and follow the sound of the drums!
We invite you to combine your tour of our gallery with your visit to this spectacular annual event for a day of cultural discovery and pleasant entertainment.
Come join us at our annual Pow Wow.
Enjoy traditional foods, dances, songs and stories!
Never been to a Pow wow?
Pow Wow Tips:
- During Grand Entry, everyone stands as the Eagle Staff, the flags and the dancers enter. The Master of Ceremonies will announce other events that require standing as a gesture of respect.
- Consider the privacy of the participants. Ask permission before you photograph or record people. This includes the spectators and craftspeople as well as the dancers and singers.
- Certain dances and ceremonies are not to be recorded or photographed. The Master of Ceremonies will announce when such activities are not allowed.
- Do not touch the dancers’ regalia. These have special meanings and the handmade regalia, which can cost thousands of dollars, are cherished and often made by a respected family members.
- Feel free to join in the intertribal dancing. The Master of Ceremonies will announce these dances and invite all to join.
- No drugs or alcohol are allowed at Powwows.
- Pets are not permitted on the Powwow grounds.
- Remember to bring your lawn chairs, sun block and a good appetite. See you there!