Neyaashiinigmiing Annual Traditional Pow Wow

Events Planning Coordinator Contact Info

Aniin/Boozhoo!

Please contact our Events Planning Coordinator: Ann Marie Proulx-White with any questions regarding this years annual Pow wow!

Cell: 226-379-3572 Call or Text

Email:
celebrationcoord@nawash.ca

Baamaapii Minawa Gaawaabamin - Until we meet again!!

 

 

For updates please join our Pow wow Facebook Group:

NEYAASHIINIGMIING TRADITIONAL ANNUAL POW WOW "Official Page"

We are also seeking volunteers behind the scenes to set up and the weekend of our annual pow wow!

 

BIINDIGIN!! Welcome to Neyaashiinigmiing Pow wow Page

Sponsored Specials: Children's Special Hosted by Nshime Daycare, Team Dance Special Hosted by Pow wow Committee, Jingle dress Special & Men's Traditional Special Hosted by Harm Reduction, Community Healing Special in partnership Pow Wow Committee & Harm Reduction.
More details to come!!

 

For our first time visitors: What should I know before attending a pow wow?

Attending a powwow is a wonderful opportunity to experience Indigenous culture and traditions. Here are some essential things to keep in mind:

  1. Respect: Show respect throughout the event. Listen to the opening prayer, and avoid taking photos during honour songs, memorial specials, or prayers
  2. Etiquette: Familiarize yourself with powwow etiquette. Be open-minded, ask questions if unsure, and appreciate the grand entrance, music, and delicious food
  3. Regalia, Not Costume: Dancers wear regalia, not costumes. Each outfit has cultural significance, so appreciate it as part of their identity
  4. Support Local Artisans: When buying from vendors, you’re supporting Indigenous families and communities. Browse their crafts and learn about their traditions
  5. Please bring  a lawn chair & sunscreen
  6. No Animals - Sorry no furry friends ONLY Service dogs.
  7. This a family event, absolutely no drugs or alcohol which also includes cannabis use within the pow wow grounds. IF this request is not respected you will be asked to leave.
  8. We suggest you arrive early gates open at 10:00am.
  9. For our first time visitors we will have a teaching tent for Pow wow 101 Do's & Don'ts while attending Time slot: 10:30am - 10:45am - 11:00am 
  10. Shop our local artists, start your Christmas shopping early!, Please bring cash and we encourage small bills, this helps our vendors tremendously!

Remember, powwows are celebrations of life—past, present, and future. Enjoy the experience! 😊🌟

 

Registered dancers and drummers you will need to be registered first with pow wow committee then assigned campsite will be given Miigwech 

 

Special Guest all the way from Alberta Canada our host drum "YOUNG SPIRIT SINGERS!" Show stoppers!!

About Young Spirit Singers - Host Drum Group 

Founded in the Frog Lake Cree First Nation, Alberta, Canada, Young Spirit (oskiyak kīsik in Plains Cree) has quickly become one of the most in-demand and respected groups on the Pow-Wow trail and the Round Dance circuit. The group was founded in 2001 and first sang at the Samson Cree First Nation Pow-Wow that same year. Since then the group has never looked back and has traveled ceaselessly throughout Canada and the United States.

From its inception the group was created with the goal of empowering Indigenous/Native American/First Nations youth with music and language. Noted for extensive use of the Plains Cree language in their Round Dance and Pow-Wow songs, Young Spirit view its music as a dynamic catalyst for sustaining Indigenous culture and sharing its importance with the world.

Amongst the many singing championships Young Spirit has won over the years, the drum group earned the 2013 and 2018 Worldwide Championship title at the Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Their album Mewsinsational – Cree Round Dance Songs earned them an Indigenous Music Award for Best Hand Drum Album in 2018. The same album received a nomination in the Best Regional Roots category at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.  Young Spirit created a viral media sensation when they performed one of their acclaimed Round Dance songs live on the Grammy red carpet, taking Indigenous music to a place that it had never been shared before.

According to Young Spirit’s drum keeper Jacob Faithful, the group is most happy when they have their families and kids singing and traveling with the group. The group can sum up much of its outlook with this statement – “Life is precious and we all have a choice about how we use our time here on Mother Earth.”

 

Pow wow Photo drop from 2023!

Thank you to all that submitted pictures taken from the Neyaashiinigmiing 38th Annual Traditional Powwow  that took place on August 18-20, 2023!

 

 

 

Indigenous Craft & Food Vendors we would love to hear from you!!! Miigwech

Drummers & Dancers online registration is in the making as well...stay tuned.

Note: Drummers & Dancers need to be registered first with pow wow committee then register for a camp site. Sorry this is on a first come first serve basis for campsites. We do have a overflow camping onsite...

Miigwech - Thank you for your patience!

 

 

Call out for Sponsorship & Donations. Please email our Events Planning Coordinator! Your support is greatly appreciated, in helping us make this years annual pow wow a success.

Our Annual Pow wow celebration happens every year: third weekend in August.