Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival 2018, Ottawa @ Vincent Massey Park, Ottawa [from 21 to 24 June]

Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival 2018, Ottawa


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21 - 24
June
09:00 - 18:00

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Vincent Massey Park
Heron Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B7
For over 20 years, the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival (SSIF) has offered fabulous music, art, food and fun that celebrates Indigenous culture. We invite everyone to join in the FREE celebrations, including the Pow Wow, Family Fun Zone, fabulous vendors, APTN's Indigenous Day Live… And NEW this year! A ticketed Indigenous Culinary Experience. Tickets available soon!

SSIF helps Canadians of all walks of life to recognize the enormous contributions that Inuit, First Nations and Métis peoples have made to Canada. In 2018 we will explore the theme «From the Land» with Indigenous cuisine and interactive arts and culture workshops.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
*** Latest updates at https://ottawasummersolstice.ca/program-events/ ***
All Artists for SSIF and APTN will be announced shortly!

1 JUNE, Friday – Kickoff National Indigenous Peoples Month with A Tribe Called Red as part of their 2018 #RezTour!
7pm – Free concert on Kabeshinân Minitig/ Victoria Island in Aboriginal Experiences site. All ages. No Alcohol or Drugs.

21 JUNE, Thursday: Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!
9am to 2pm
Education Day (registered schools only)

6pm to 10:30 pm
Community Programming on our Celebration Stage (All Welcome) including screening of Indian Horse.

22 JUNE, Friday:
12pm to 2pm
Indigenous Long Table Luncheon

6pm to 8pm
Indigenous Long Table Dinner
The Long Table Feasts will be exquisitely catered by Chef David Wolfman (of «Cooking with the Wolfman») with other special invited Indigenous chefs! Includes entertainment. Information and tickets available soon.

6pm to 10pm
Community Programming on our Celebration Stage (All Welcome)

23 & 24 JUNE: Full Festival programming! Entry and All Programming (except the culinary samples) FREE!

23 JUNE, Saturday:
10am to 10pm
Enjoy the Family Fun Zone, interactive arts, crafts & indigenous food pavilions, performances on the Celebration Stage and fabulous vendors all day.

12pm to 10pm
2018 Summer Solstice Competition Pow Wow, presented by the Canadian National Railway Company (CN). The Pow Wow kicks off with the first Grand Entry at noon! Another Grand Entry at 6pm.

1:30pm to 2pm
Don’t miss the Round Dance taking place at APTN's Main Stage Area!

APTN Indigenous Day Live on the Main Stage
5:30pm to 7pm
Pre-Show Entertainment

7pm to 10pm
Indigenous Day Live Concert! Feature acts, broadcast in Winnipeg, Toronto & Ottawa

24 JUNE, Sunday
10am to 6pm
Enjoy the Family Fun Zone, interactive arts, crafts & indigenous food pavilions, performances on the Celebration Stage and fabulous vendors all day. Pow Wow Pitch competition in the afternoon, time to be confirmed.

12pm to 6pm
2018 Summer Solstice Competition Pow Wow, presented by CN. Grand Entry at noon!

The Family Fun Zone includes bouncy-inflatables, a bungee trampoline, Inuit games, and live Birds of Prey. Interactive art and craft pavilions offer a chance to see traditional artists at work, participate in community art and create your own souvenir. Sample small and elegant Indigenous culinary delights and interact with the chefs in the Indigenous Culinary Pavillion (tickets for samples available onsite). Don't miss the Indigenous artisan market and delicious food vendors tempting you with authentic and familiar flavours. And we have exciting family-friendly entertainment all weekend on our Celebration Stage, including traditional and contemporary performances.

The heart of our Festival is our Pow Wow. Don't miss the highly visual and stirring Grand Entry as all the dancers enter the circle and feel the heartbeat of the drum. This competition Pow Wow attracts the best singers and dancers from across Turtle Island (North America) to compete for $75,000 in prizes. Our Pow Wow is an exciting and authentic way to experience our rich culture, in a welcoming atmosphere.

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