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Everyone Welcome!! Free Admission For ALL Events & Programming

JUNE 20 – 22, 2014

Vincent Massey Park, Ottawa, Ontario

Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts FestivaJune 20 – 22

FREE Admission & Programming
Donations Gratefully Accepted

The Summer Solstice Aboriginal Arts Festival has been providing families  a unique opportunity to experience and celebrate the diverse Aboriginal cultures of the National Capital Region.  For 17 years ongoing, lively and interactive programming will keep your family entertained throughout the day including extensive FREE Family activities – pony rides & petting zoo, giant bungee trampoline, body zorbs,  bouncy castles and more!!   Aboriginal artisan village -featuring Algonquin, Metis & Inuit artists with interactive arts workshops, demonstrations and many great vendors.  Our popular Main Stage featuring  Murray Porter, Andy Mason Band, Holly McNarland, Lucie Idlout, Joanne Shenandoah plus Aboriginal Canada We’ve Got Talent! and ongoing cultural showcases throughout the day.

Competition PowWow June 20 – 22

FREE Admission
Donations Gratefully Accepted

A highlight of our events-not to be missed .  4th Annual International Competition Pow Wow with over $65,000 in prizes.   Attracting some of the best dancers and singers from all across Turtle Island (North America) is a competition not to be missed!!   Throughout the weekend you will watch talented dancers of all ages carry on the traditions of their ancestors with ancient dance styles and celebrate the contemporary Native culture with spectacular colour and movement.

 

National Aboriginal History Month

For 2014, our seventeenth annual celebration, the NAD committee of Ottawa will celebrate National Aboriginal History in the National Capital Region.  On June 4, 2009 June was officially declared National Aboriginal History Month with unanimous consent to “recognize the enormous contribution that First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples have made to Canada. Declaring June National Aboriginal History Month is one small step,” said NDP MP Crowder who introduced the motion.  Join our artists to help share this important milestone with activities and performances in the historical ByWard Market from June 7 to 20th.    You can not miss the tipi located just behind the Bay!

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