National Aboriginal Day Thunder Bay


NAD Thunder Bay

DancerThe National Aboriginal Day Thunder Bay Committee is working hard to bring you another fantastic National Aboriginal Day celebration over two days (June 20 and 21, 2013). This year, we’ll be celebrating at Prince Arthur’s Landing (Marina Park) in Thunder Bay, ON.

Canadians from all walks of life are invited to celebrate the rich contributions that Aboriginal peoples (First Nation, Non-Status, Métis and Inuit) have made to Canada. June 21st was chosen as National Aboriginal Day because it is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. For generations, Aboriginal people have celebrated their culture and heritage on or near this day. Aboriginal people will gather to celebrate and share with spectacular dance, song and theatrical performances both contemporary and traditional and feast together as a community.

National Aboriginal Day is a fun-filled day for the whole family to enjoy and bring together our city, our region and our territory. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Aboriginal people and their contributions to Canada.

Schedule of Events

Prince Arthur’s Landing (Marina Park)

June 20th (Day One)

10am – 2pm
Activity Stations
Arts, Crafts, Storytelling, Games

2pm – 8pm
Open Air Concert featuring Live, Local Entertainment

All Day (Both Days)
Exhibitors, Food and Craft Vendors

June 21st (Day Two)

Sunrise Ceremony

Light Breakfast for Sunrise Ceremony Attendees

Grand Opening with Special Ceremony Honouring Youth, Youth Leaders (Main Stage)

Powwow/Grand Entry
Master of Ceremonies: Jeff Neekan
Arena Director: Frank Bear
Host Drum: Little Bear, Co-Host Drum: Shadow Creek

Feast – Aboriginal Foods – Sponsored by Union Gas
(Aboriginal Leadership Thunder Bay to host Trivia Games during dinner)

Give Aways and Closing Ceremony

Special Thanks to our Sponsors!

Please Visit our Sponsors’ Websites Listed Below:

Platinum Sponsors

City of Thunder Bay
Union Gas
Fort William First Nation
Dougall Media

Gold Sponsors

Métis Nation of Ontario
Confederation College

Silver Sponsors

Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board

Bronze Sponsors

Anishnawbe Mushkiki