June 14-16: Noongam Traditional Powwow

Welcome to the 16th Annual Noongam Traditional Powwow

June 14, 15, 16, 2013
Queen Juliana Park, nearby Dow’s Lake

Carling Ave & Preston (Prince of Wales Drive)
Ottawa, ON

Come and enjoy the weekend with us!

Drummers, Dancers, Spectators, Adults, Children, Seniors
Free Admission – Donations welcome at the gate – Free Parking


Friday June 14
3:00 p.m. – Gates Open
6:00 p.m. Warm Up
11:00 p.m. Powwow conclude for the night

Saturday June 15
Sunrise Ceremony
9:00 a.m. Gates Open
12:00 p.m. Grand Entry
5:00 p.m. Community Feast
6:00 p.m.Grand Entry
11:00 p.m. Powwow concludes for the night

Sunday June 16
Sunrise Ceremony
9:00 a.m. Gates Open
12:00 p.m. Grand Entry
5:00 p.m. Community Giveaway
5:30 p.m. Closing
6:00 p.m. Lunch
Have a safe and happy journey on the powwow trail


Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, picnic dishes (Saturday) and come early. Come journey with us. All visitors and participants welcome.

We look forward to meeting you!

Native Arts/Crafts and Food Concessions

Volunteers Needed – Food Donations Needed – Giveaway items Needed

OC Transpo Bus Service: 85, 3
This is a family-oriented event, NO alcohol, NO Drugs, NO Pets

For more information:
E-mail: noongampowwow@yahoo.com
Web address: www.noongam.50megs.com/photo4.html


Official Opening May 16, 4pm – SAKAHÀN: Ground-Breaking International Indigenous Exhibition

Please join us for this ground-breaking, history making art exhibition by the National Gallery of Canada!

Van Gogh was not this big. Monet was not this big. Caravaggio was not this big! Nothing the gallery has ever done has been this big!!

188 art pieces by 82 Indigenous artists from 16 countries display contemporary Indigenous art that addresses social, political and cultural issues from around the world.

Full info on the exhibit: www.gallery.ca/sakahan/


A Special Traditional Algonquin Welcoming Ceremony  - For the Indigenous Artists of SAKAHÀN
A Special Traditional Algonquin Welcoming Ceremony – For the Indigenous Artists of SAKAHÀN

Please come and join us for the OFFICIAL welcoming & opening for SAKAHÀN: International Indigenous Art Exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada!

Thursday May 16, 2013

Here’s what’s happening:

1-3pm Sacred Fire at Victoria Island with Peter Decontie

3pm Canoes to deliver Sakahán bundle to the river’s edge near the gallery

(This is where you come in!)

4pm Elder Albert Dumont (blessing/prayer) & Claudette Commanda (Sakahàn teaching) Ceremony with Indigenous Artists from around the world (Amphitheatre: outside in the front of the gallery)

5pm Sakahàn Exhibition opens (Galleries)

6pm Official Opening with the Director & Chair of the National Gallery of Canada, Chief Gilbert Whiteduck, Eagle River Drummers from Kitigan Zibi with Gabriel Whiteduck, Hoop Dancer (Rhonda Doxtator) in the Auditorium (break-out rooms with screens available)

7pm Tour the Sakahàn Exhibition (Galleries)

8pm After party with Inuit & Métis entertainment. Light refreshments will be served (Water Court & Terrace)

10pm after-after party tbd

For more information please contact Jaime Koebel, Sakahán Educator, National Gallery of Canada:jkoebel@gallery.ca or 613 991-4610

This event is open and free to the public. If you’ve ever wanted to learn about Aboriginal issues – this is the place to be.


VIDEOS: Our Land, Our Identity – Algonquins of Barriere Lake Fight For Survival

Michel Thusky and Jacob Wawatie speaking at the event Oct 10, 2012 at the Odawa Native Friendship Centre, Ottawa on unceded Algonquin territory.

Michel Thusky:

Jacob Wawatie:

Event hosted by: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement of Ottawa (IPSMO), MiningWatch Canada and the Friends Service Committee of Ottawa.