As of September 1st, 2013:
The Odawa Native Friendship Centre has changed locations
Our new location is:
- 250 City Centre Ave
- Ground Floor
- Ottawa, Ontario
- K1R 6K7
- Phone: 613-722-3811
Urban Aboriginal Alternate High School has moved!
Home Childcare Providers Needed
Call Alison Tranter
Sweetgrass Home Childcare Agency
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Odawa Pow Wow
Odawa's 38th Annual Grassroots Competition Pow Wow
Date: May 24 & 25, 2014
Location: Ottawa Municipal Campground
Grand Entry: Saturday: Noon & 6 pm, Sunday: Noon
Camping: $60 for the weekend
Head Lady Dancer: Rhonda Doxtator
Head Man Dancer: Matthew Pheasant
Host Drum: Crazy Spirit
Arena Director: Dale Matasawagon
MC: Greg "Mista Wasis" Dreaver
Golden Age (50+): 1st: $500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $200, 4th: $100
Adults (18-49): 1st: $500, 2nd: $300, 3rd: $200, 4th: $100
Teens (13-17): 1st: $300, 2nd: $200, 3rd: $100
1st: $150, 2nd: $100, 3rd: $50
Drum Contest (min. 5 singers):
1st: $2000, 2nd: $1200, 3rd: $900
(1st place receives big drum, sponsored by Tribal Spirit)
Hand drum special, winner takes all: $500 (3 singers max)
Shady Hafez 2nd Annual Men's Traditional Special, 1 on 1 tournament style: $1000 payout + blanket
More specials: TBA
Vendor Application forms
Exhibitor Application Form (pdf 20 KB)
Food Vendor Application Form (pdf 38 KB)
Product Vendor Application Form (pdf 38 KB)
POW WOW FAQ's:
Details for the 2014 event will be posted at a later date. Information presented here represents 2013's Pow Wow, and is subject to change.
?: Where is the Festival?
A: Ottawa Municipal Campground (Previously known as: Ottawa-Nepean Tent & Trailer Park) www.ottawacampground.ca
?: Is there a host hotel for the Festival?
A: There is NO host hotel. Book hotel/motel in Kanata area (Richmond Rd., Moodie Dr.).
?: I would like to inquire about registering as a vendor.
A: Registration forms have been posted on this page.
?: What kind of arts & crafts can I purchase there?
A: Hand made crafts such as carvings, dreamcatchers, jewellery etc. You can also find paintings, clothing, decals & many other expressions of Native culture.
Prices for the public to purchase items are set individually by each vendor.
?: What kind of food can I find there?
A: Lots of wild meats such as Moose, Cariboo, Deer, Buffalo etc. Walleye, Arctic Char, Wild Rice & Indian Tacos are popular as well. Each vendor brings their own recipies so menu items change slightly from year to year.
?: What is prohibited at this event?
A: Drugs, alcohol & pets (guide dogs allowed).
?: Is this event wheelchair accessible?
A: Yes but since it is held outside at the Ottawa Campground, the ground conditions may pose a bit of a challenge on mobility.
?: Are non-Native people welcome to attend?
A: YES! Everyone is welcome!
For further information and questions send an email to: