No Registration | Limited On-Site Parking

December 3 - 4, 2022

December Workshops
  • Moccasin-making with deer hide and fur trim| All-day event, Saturday, December 3
  • Dreamcatchers. Ages 8 and up, 60 to 90 minutes | Saturday & Sunday, December 3 & 4
  • Deer hide mittens using traditional methods. | All-day event, Sunday, December 4

December 8 - 11, 2022

Please join us in celebrating Pibòn (Winter) at Mādahòkì Farm. Discover Indigenous culture while enjoying an energetic and enlightening experience where we can all connect with Mother Earth during this change of season.

  • Caribou antler earrings. Ages 8 and up. About 60 minutes. | Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 10 & 11
  • Paint night: Paint Waawaate – the story of the “Native Ponies under the Northern Lights” with Rhonda Snow! | Dec 8 & 9, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Getting Here

Taxi Services

Book a taxi with one of the following companies that serve the Ottawa area:

Ride Share

Book a ride to the festival with one of the following ride share options:

Festival Highlights

Thursday, December 8 & Friday, December 9th | 5PM to 8PM
  • Indigenous Night Market – Visit over 40 Indigenous vendors in the pavilion and marketplace for an early shopping experience.
  • Participate in a paint night with Rhonda Snow (Pre-purchase when you Register. $40 per person)
  • Enjoy the bonfire and food available on site.
Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11
  • Get crafty at the make & take Caribou Antler Earring workshop with Carrisa Coe. (Pre-purchase when you register. $30 each. Offered hourly starting at 10:30.)
  • Meet the rare and endangered Ojibwe Spirit Horses and listen to their story of survival and resilience with Spirit Horse Advocate Artist Rhonda Snow
  • Shop the Indigenous makers market with over 40 Indigenous vendors selling onsite all weekend and online.
  • Enjoy live cultural performances and storytelling on the Celebration Stage Saturday and Sunday
  • Savour winter comfort foods with an Indigenous twist – Hearty Buffalo Stew, fried bannock, hot traditional teas, carbonated waters (Ziibiins Nibi) or Maple Hot Chocolate.
  • Enjoy bannock cooked over the fire. Each participant will also receive their own bannock mix and instructions to bring home. (Pre-purchase when you register. $15 per person. Ongoing 11AM to 4PM.)
  • Walk the Legacy Trail and gain traditional knowledge about the change of seasons and moons and the plants and medicines that are important to Indigenous culture.
  • Visit the Reconciliation Rock Station in the Marketplace or Mamawi Lodge, choose an orange rock, add a message, picture or sentiment of reconciliation to take home or leave as a legacy on-site.
  • Feed the small animals from the farm and enjoy some farm play on the hay bales & teeter-totter.
  • Enjoy a horse drawn wagon ride through the property from 12PM – 3PM.

Celebration Stage Schedule

Saturday, December 10 & Sunday, December 11

10:30AM | Traditional Opening and Welcoming to Festival 

11AM • 1PM • 3PM | Pow Wow Dance 

Enjoy a vibrant introduction on the history and teachings behind each of our Pow Wow dance styles on the mainstage.  

12PM • 2PM • 4PM | Inuit Throat Singing 

A celebration of  Inuit culture with an interactive and educational performance of Inuit throat singing-a beautiful song that originates as a game played to pass the long cold winters.

Festival Hours

Indigenous Night Market Thursday Dec. 8 and Friday Dec. 9th  5pm to 8pm

Visit over 40 Indigenous vendors in the pavilion and marketplace for an early shopping experience. Enjoy the bonfire and food available on site (no other programming except the Paint Night with Rhonda Snow -$40 register in advance)   

Festival Hours:

Includes full programming listed above. 

Saturday, December 10 | 10AM to 5PM 

Sunday December 11| 10AM to 5PM