Help our centre:
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!
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Odawa Pow Wow 2015 (2016 info TBA)
Odawa's 39th Annual Grassroots Competition Pow Wow
Date: May 23 & 24, 2015
Gates Open @ 10:00 A.M Saturday, Grand Entry at Noon.
Gates Open @ 10:00 A.M Sunday, Grand Entry at Noon.
Facebook link: www.facebook.com/events/650335445072271/
Host Drum: Black Bear
Head Man: Charles Belisle
Head Lady: Cassie Thomas
Head Veteran: John McComber
Arena Director: Dale Matasawagon
MC: Greg "Mista Wasis" Dreaver
2nd: $ 1200
Golden Age Men 50+:
Golden Age Women 50+:
Adults 18-49 Mens (Traditional, Grass, Fancy)
Adult 18-49 Womens (Traditional, Jingle, Fancy)
Teens 13-17 Boys (Traditional, Grass, Fancy)
Teens 13-17 Girls (Traditional, Jingle, Fancy)
Juniors 6-12 Boys (Traditional, Grass, Fancy)
Juniors 6-12 Girls (Traditional, Jingle, Fancy)
500$ HAND DRUM CONTEST (MIN 3 SINGERS)
500$ WINNER TAKE ALL COMMITTEE SPECIALS IN EVERY ADULT CATEGORY
Sibling Team Dance Special, In Honour of our sister in spirit, Cheyenne Fox.
3rd Annual Shady Hafez Mens Traditional Special, $1000 WINNER TAKE ALL
Smoke Dance Special, Sponsored by Aisha Printup, All Ages Combined, Mens' and Women's.
Vendor Application forms
Exhibitor Application Form (pdf 42 KB)
Food Vendor Application Form (pdf 38 KB)
Product Vendor Application Form (pdf 38 KB)
For vendor inquires contact events @ odawa.on.ca
POW WOW FAQ's:
?: 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: