Program

Schedule At A Glance

FREE Family Fun at Vincent Massey Park!

Jump into the fun with our bouncy-inflatables, roving buskers, face painters and encounter live Birds of Prey. We have exciting family-friendly entertainment all weekend on our Celebration Stag. Browse the Indigenous artisan market and let our food vendors tempt you with authentic and familiar flavours. APTN will thrill us with emerging local performers and top talent from across Canada for Indigenous Day Live on 23 June!

The heart of our festival is our International Competition Pow Wow.  A feast for your eyes and ears, the competition Pow Wow attracts the best singers and dancers from across Turtle Island (North America) to compete for $75,000 in prizes. An exciting way to experience our rich culture. Mark your calendars to attend with family & friends. Don’t miss a beat!

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

21 JUNE, Thursday: Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!

9am to 2pm
Education Day (registered schools only)

7:30pm to 10:30pm
Community Programming on our Celebration Stage (All Welcome):  7:30pm – Jah’kota, 8:15pm –  Fiddleground, 9pm – screening of Indian Horse.

22 JUNE, Friday: “From the Land”: An Indigenous Culinary Experience

Come to our Long Table Feasts, exquisitely catered by Indigenous chefs David Wolfman (of “Cooking with the Wolfman”), Cezin Nottoway, Brian Yazzie and others! Includes entertainment by Silla + Rise and Cris Derkson.

12pm to 2pm
Indigenous Long Table Luncheon. Tickets HERE.

6pm to 8pm
Indigenous Long Table Dinner. Tickets HERE.
 
5:30pm to 10pm
Community Programming on our Celebration Stage (All Welcome): 5:30pm – Boys with Braids, 7:30pm – REDxTalks, 9pm – Boogey the Beat with “glow in the dark” hoop dancer Theland Kicknosway
 

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 art, craft & indigenous food pavilions, performances on the Celebration Stage and fabulous vendors all day.
 
12pm to 10pm
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. Cody Coyote | Mimi O’Bonsawin | Nigel Irwin
 
7pm to 10pm
Indigenous Day Live Concert! Feature acts, broadcast in Winnipeg, Toronto & Ottawa. Featuring  Lido Pimienta | Julian Taylor Band | Brooke Simpson | Kelly Fraser | Tom Wilson | Mike Paul Kuekuatsheu
 

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.
9:30am to 11:30am: 1st Pitch / 1:45pm to 3:00pm: 2nd Round Pitch / 5:30pm to 5:45pm: Final Winners Announced!
Pow Wow Pitch! On the Celebration Stage.
 
12pm to 6pm
Summer Solstice Competition Pow Wow, presented by CN. Grand Entry at noon!

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