Neyaashiinigmiing Anishinaabekiing 33rd ANNUAL POW WOW

EVERYONE WELCOME FAMILY ORIENTED EVENT! No Drugs or Alcohol Allow- Drug Free Event





Volunteers Needed!  

Gichi-Miigwech (Big Thank you) for your support and much appreciation to help make this year’s event a success!!!


Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation POW WOW Committee 2017



Nawash Annual POW WOW will take place in August on the 18th, 19th and 20th 2017 at our Cape Croker Indian Park. We invite you to come and join the celebration.

The tradition of First Nations dance is ancient. The modern day POW WOW evolved from the Grass Dance Societies that formed during the early 1800’s. The dances were an opportunity for warriors to reenact their brave deeds for all tribe members to witness. The growth of reservations gave rise to the modern POW WOW. This was a time of transition for Native People across Turtle Island. Tribal customs and religions were outlawed. The Grass Dance was one of the few celebrations that was allowed into this new era. The Grass Dance became an opportunity to maintain some of the earlier tribal customs that were vanishing. Elders have been told by their grandparents that the men did most of the dancing, only in recent decades have the women been accepted to dance among the men in the Sacred Circle. Most songs have been passed down from one generation to the next. Singing and dancing is our good medicine we share with the people!

The POW WOW is a time for renewing old friendships and making new ones. Once again, the POW WOW Circle is Strong and alive.

Throughout this great country of ours, many people come together to celebrate life with its traditions and teachings.

We invite you to come join us to celebrate life.





POW WOWs Etiquette… What to Expect!

  • POW WOW's are celebrations, social gatherings and friendly dance competitions. But, as with the sacred thread that runs through all of life, there are sacred traditions to be found in this coming together of people of all nations!!!
  • There is a circle in most dances, representing the circle of unity, the cycle of life.  Dancers often follow the clockwise pattern of the sun.
  • Some of the regalia and/or ornaments signify special events or honors in a person’s life, special religious traditions or symbols rooted within their family tree.
  • For a brief description of dances one might see at a POW WOW. No matter which dance or performance you see you are sure to be entertained and enlightened. Enjoy the POW WOW!
  • Everyone is welcome to attend POW WOW's, regardless of Race.
  • For newcomers this is a very exciting and colorful, family oriented celebration as this event is drug and alcohol free! Sorry NO pets are not allowed into POW WOW grounds.

Absolutely NO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS permitted on the POW WOW There are absolutely NO DOGS permitted on POW WOW grounds. The taking of pictures and/or video is permitted at the discretion of the veteran/elder/drummer/dancer. Please ask for permission first!


POW WOW’s Location

Situated on the East side of the Bruce Peninsula, we are… Located at GPS:

type latitude longitude
DD 44.89126909423891 -81.09040439128876
DMS N 44° 53' 28.569'' W 81° 5' 25.455''

Safe Travels and hope to see you and your family come and celebrate Life with our beautiful community “Neyaashiinigmiing Anishinaabekiing” 

Reservations Please Contact:

112 Park Rd. 
Neyaashiinigmiing, ON
N0H 2T0.
Phone: 519-534-0571
Fax: 519-534-4912

Sponsor By: Chief and Council and fundraising by Nawash Pow Wow Committee 2016