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National Indigenous Peoples Day


June 21st, 2022

Nimkii Bineshii Kaaning – Thunderbird Park

For the first time since 2019 Wiikwemkoong will be welcoming visitors to attend National Indigenous Peoples Day as we celebrate the vibrant culture and people of Odawa M’nis (Manitoulin Island).

We have partnered with the Wikwemikong Heritage Organization, Science North’s-Great Northern Ontario Road Show and Indigenous Tourism Ontario to bring you a day of education, cultural learning, food/art, powwow, live music and fireworks.

The Great Northern Ontario Roadshow Pavilion will feature a Marketplace tent with local vendors and science exhibits. The live stage will host a variety of science, cultural and treaty presentations, culinary and music entertainment.

Taste of Odawa Mnis Food Fest with local food vendors- Sponsored by Wikwemikong Tourism

Wikwemikong Heritage Organization Powwow with grand entry at 12pm with dance specials happening throughout the day.

Community Appreciation and Feast hosted by Chief and Council

Wiigwaas Jiimaan-(birch bark canoe) – Community Launch

Musical Entertainment with Elijah & the backburners and local performances

Fireworks hosted by Indigenous Tourism Ontario

Free family event- Covid protocols will be followed.

All drummers and dancers are welcome to attend and contact the WHO at 705-859-2385

To register as a vendor for the Marketplace or for general inquires please contact Wikwemikong Tourism at 705-859-3477