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16th Annual Maamwi Kindaaswin Pow Wow - Celebrating 50 Years of Friendship


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16th Annual Maamwi Kindaaswin Pow Wow - Celebrating 50 Years of Friendship

Invitation to Support the Maamwi Kindaaswin Pow Wow 2024

Since 1974, the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre (NBIFC) has fostered understanding and unity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. Our Maamwi Kindaaswin Pow Wow exemplifies this mission, drawing thousands of guests each year.

We are excited to announce that this year’s Pow Wow will be held at Lee Park on Saturday, June 8th, and Sunday, June 9th, 2024. Last year, we welcomed over 5,000 attendees, and we anticipate an even larger turnout as we celebrate "50 Years of Friendship."  We are working hard to ensure this remains a free event, and your support ensures that all families can participate in this critical Indigenous cultural event that serves as a place of learning and celebration. 

Event Highlights:

  • Family-Friendly and Free Admission: Open to all community members.
  • Cultural Activities: Indigenous vendors, dancing, traditional drumming, and a sunrise ceremony each morning.
  • Community Feast: On Saturday.
  • Giveaway Ceremony: On Sunday.
  • Shuttle Service: Free transportation between Northgate Square and Lee Park from 10 am to 6 pm both days.

We would like to invite you to support this landmark event. Contributions of $2000.00 or more will receive unique promotional opportunities:

  • Shuttle Service Promotion: Your business logo at shuttle pickup and drop-off locations.
  • Highway Fence Signage: Featuring our special partners’ logos.
  • MC Stand Banner: Your logo on the background banner.
  • MC Shout-Outs: Promotion by our MC, Bob Goulais.

If you wish to be recognized for your support please email to ensure you are on the sponsor list! 

How to Support:

  • Contact: Email our Communications Coordinator, Sandra Thorkelson, at to submit logo artwork or for inquiries.
  • Donations: Accepted via cheque, bank draft, or cash (in person), or use to donate electronically. 

We sincerely appreciate your continued support and look forward to celebrating with you!

Chi-miigwetch (Thank you very much) for your consideration and generosity.

In Friendship,

The Staff of the North Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre