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Indiginous Experiences Presents: Pibòn Winter Festival

December 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Please join Indigenous Experiences, producers of the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival as we celebrate Pibòn (Winter), at Madahoki Farm in Ottawa’s Greenbelt. It promises to be an energetic and enlightening experience where we can all connect with Mother Earth during this change of season.

Why:      Celebrate and learn about Indigenous culture
Who:      Individuals and families
Where:    Madahoki Farm – 4420 West Hunt Club Rd.
When:      December 1- 5
How:      Admission is free and attendance is staggered. Visitors must pre-register in 30-minute arrival windows. Plan to spend 2- 3 hours onsite. Vendors & shopping are indoors but dress to enjoy some outdoor winter fun.

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Get crafty at the make & take dreamcatcher workshop (Register online, $10 per person) or watch traditional snowshoes being crafted
  • 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 30 Indigenous vendors selling onsite and online. Thursday, December 2nd Special Night Market with sneak peak at vendors and no programming. Pick up your own Four Sacred Teachings Wreaths and Planters over the weekend
  • 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, choose an orange rock,  add a message, picture or sentiment of reconciliation to take home or leave as a legacy on-site.  Make a donation to Legacy of Hope to support residential school survivors and advocacy
  • Savour winter comfort foods with an Indigenous twist – Buffalo Chili (veggie option), fried bannock, cedar wildberry chai tea or maple hot chocolate.  Full meal tickets available online $15 (chili, bannock and beverage) or sold onsite. Cook your own bannock over the fire
  • Play with small animals from the farm and enjoy some farm play on the hay bales & teeter-totter
  • Kick start the celebrations with some laughter – Indigenous Comedy Night Wednesday, December 1st @ 7pm
  • Enjoy live cultural  performances and storytelling on the Celebration Stage

Venue

Madahoki Farm
4420 West Hunt Club Road
Ottawa, Ontario K2R 1H4 Canada
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