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

Event Poster



Head Staff

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

Juniors (6-12): 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)


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:
odawapowow gmail.com