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On August 21 – 22, 2021, Garden River First Nation will host a Pow Wow in Honour of The Children of Residential School. Our hearts are with our brothers and sisters across Canada, especially the families of those children and their relatives across the lands.


This discovery is a painful reminder of the ongoing legacy of residential schools and the impacts of colonialism on our people.


A Pow Wow is a cultural gathering and celebration open to everyone. At the Pow Wow,

our visitors will experience the diverse culture through drumming, singing, dancing, arts and crafts, demonstrations and some of the best tasting food!

Highlights include various special honour songs, grand entry, showcase of native artwork, award winning native music, special exhibition dances, cultural displays, and an exhibit in honour of the Children of Residential School.


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Thank you for helping us make a difference!

In the spirit of our ancestors and our Treaty, we endeavour to conduct ourselves in a manner that is consistent with the Seven Grandfather Teachings given to us by the Creator. We envision a harmonious community that is built on mutual respect that maintains a healthy balance through prosperity and well-being.


Through these actions we intend to create a self-sustaining community that fulfills the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being of all members. We are seeking sponsors for our Pow Wow, thus we are asking for your support. Attached is our 2021 Sponsorship Package highlighting a variety of ways you can help! Each sponsorship comes with specific benefits.


The Pow Wow’s average attendance is 500+ people and include guests not only from the local area, but from Ontario and beyond. Our event will be a great way to market your business and enhance you brand after COVID. We ask that all sponsors display posters and promotional material at their business location, as appropriate. We hope we can count on your support in 2021.

Do not hesitate to reach out to the Pow Wow Committee at (705) 946-6300.