Media Coverage

2019

2017 - 2014

2017

Ottawa Citizen:
Capital residents flock to summery Saturday events, big and small 

Metro News:
Thousands celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in the Capital

CTV News:
Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations across Canada

Ottawa Citizen:
Holly McNarland back on stage for one night at Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival –

Ottawa Life:
Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Expands For 6 Days of Cultural Celebration

APTN News:
APTN announces lineup for 2017 Aboriginal Day Live broadcast

APTN News:
Aboriginal Day Live cities announced for big June celebration

To Do OTTAWA:
Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival 

National Arts Centre:
Making Treaty 7  – a groundbreaking multidisciplinary-arts theatrical production 

Ottawa Restos:
Ottawa’s Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival 2017

Ottawa Tonight:
Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival in Ottawa June 20-25

CTV Morning Live:
Solstice Performances Live in studio

Hot 89.9 Radio:
Live coverage of Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

 

2016

Ottawa Life:
20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day Celebrated with Summer Solstice Festival

Ottawa Community News:
Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival to forge deeper cultural appreciation

MacLeans:
Nine things to know about National Aboriginal Day

MacLeans:
Why it’s time to clearly define the Crown’s role with First Nations

Nunatsiaq Online:
Ottawa Inuit share traditional and new art forms at solstice festival

Ottawa Parenting Times:
Great Summer Family Fun Events

 

2015

Ottawa Citizen:
National Aboriginal Day an interactive experience for students

Ottawa Parenting Times:
Celebrating the Solstice

 

2014

Ottawa Citizen:
Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival a feast for all senses

CBC

5 highlights on the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival schedule

From June 20 to 23, the Ottawa Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival will celebrate the different aspects of Indigenous culture at Vincent Massey Park. The festival strives to raise awareness about Indigenous cultures and issues, while also recognizing the contributions of Inuit, First Nations and Métis peoples.

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Powwow pageantry and all that jazz this weekend

The highlight of the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival is the competitive powwow, which attracts Indigenous performers from the across the country. It’s a big, glorious coming together of drummers, jingle dress dancers and throat singers, resplendent in elaborately decorated traditional garb.

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Where to find National Indigenous Peoples Day events

The big party — the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival — is happening until June 23 at Vincent Massey Park off Heron Road, and admission is free. The pow wow competition is happening Saturday at noon and 6 p.m., and on Sunday at noon. Musicians, dancers, vocalists and DJs will be performing on stage from Friday through Sunday, and there will be bingo in the Algonquin language and an Indigenous culinary competition.

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Ottawa Matters

Summer solstice pow wow competition and festival celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day in Ottawa

Celebrations for the 2019 National Indigenous Peoples day takes place this weekend at Vincent Massey Park. At the heart of the festival is the summer solstice competition pow wow that attracts some of the best dancers and singers from across North America. The international pow wow competition runs from June 22 to 23. Prizes worth up to $75,000 will be given out to the best dancers and drummers.

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Thousands celebrate Indigenous culture at Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

It wasn’t hundreds, but rather thousands of capital residents joined in the celebrations of National Indigenous Peoples Day over the weekend. The annual Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival took place at Vincent Massey Park from June. 20 – June 23 and provided visitors an opportunity to learn and share in the celebrations of Indigenous cultures.

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Rogers Daytime

Trina Mather-Simard from the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival shares details on this year’s festival.

Ottawa Citizen

Chef competition will be a highlight of this year’s Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

The culinary events introduced at last year’s Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival were such a hit that they are coming back again this year, but with a new twist. When the festival that celebrates First Nations, Inuit and Métis culture begins at Vincent Massey Park in Ottawa on Friday, June 21, Indigenous chefs from across Canada will be there to compete in the inaugural INDIGICHEF Culinary Competition.

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CJWL-FM Radio

The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Starts Thursday

The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival & Competition Pow Wow starts on Thursday at Vincent Massey Park, in Ottawa, and continues through Sunday. This year, the festival celebrates UN International Year of Indigenous Languages. The heart of the Festival is the International Competition Pow Wow on June 22nd and 23rd. This competition attracts the best singers and dancers from across Turtle Island (aka North America) to compete for $75,000 in prizes.

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In the News

2019

CBC: 5 highlights of the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival schedule

           Pow wow pageantry and all that jazz this weekend

           Where to find National Indigenous Peoples Day events

Ottawa Matters:  Summer solstice pow wow competition and festival celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day in Ottawa

                                       Thousands celebrate Indigenous culture at Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival 

Rogers Daytime: Dylan Black interview with Trina Mather-Simard, Artistic and Executive Director 

Ottawa Citizen: Chef competition will be a highlight of this year’s Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival 

CJWL-FM Radio: The Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Starts Thursday 

2017

Ottawa Citizen: Capital residents flock to summery Saturday events, big and small 

Metro News: Thousands celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day in the Capital

CTV News: Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations across Canada

Ottawa Citizen: Holly McNarland back on stage for one night at Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival –

Ottawa Life: Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Expands For 6 Days of Cultural Celebration

APTN News: APTN announces lineup for 2017 Aboriginal Day Live broadcast

APTN News: Aboriginal Day Live cities announced for big June celebration

To Do OTTAWA: Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival 

National Arts Centre: Making Treaty 7  – a groundbreaking multidisciplinary-arts theatrical production 

Ottawa Restos: Ottawa’s Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival 2017

Ottawa Tonight: Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival in Ottawa June 20-25

CTV Morning Live:  Solstice Performances Live in studio

Hot 89.9 Radio: Live coverage of Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

 

2016

Ottawa Life: 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day Celebrated with Summer Solstice Festival

Ottawa Community News: Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival to forge deeper cultural appreciation

MacLeans: Nine things to know about National Aboriginal Day

MacLeans: Why it’s time to clearly define the Crown’s role with First Nations

Nunatsiaq Online: Ottawa Inuit share traditional and new art forms at solstice festival

Ottawa Parenting Times: Great Summer Family Fun Events

 

2015

Ottawa Citizen: National Aboriginal Day an interactive experience for students

Ottawa Parenting Times: Celebrating the Solstice

 

2014

Ottawa Citizen: Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival a feast for all senses

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