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Anishinaabe Keeshigun

August 17 and 18, 2024

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free Event

Celebrate First Nations culture at Fort William Historical Park! Join us for a free weekend filled with entertainment, hands-on activities and demonstrations that highlight Anishinaabe culture, traditions, language, and technology. This year’s event will also include a Pow Wow highlighting regional dancers and drum groups and a community feast. The community feast will be after 5 p.m. on Saturday and is open to all visitors. More details coming soon.

Join Us

Are you interested in being a craft vendor, dancer, or hosting an information booth at Anishinaabe Keeshigun? Use the corresponding button below to learn more and complete the Application Form. If you require a different application format, please contact us.

Completed applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2024. There is no cost to be a craft vendor.

Completed applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2024. There is no cost to host an information booth.

Applications will be accepted in advance and during the event. All dancers who register and attend the pow wow will receive an honorarium.

Visitor Information

Admission Fees

Admission to this event is free.

What to Bring

Weather-appropriate clothing, bug spray, sunscreen: This is an all-weather program and takes place indoors and outdoors.

Cash: There are no ATMs available on site.

Getting Here

Car: Fort William Historical Park is located at 1350 King Road, Thunder Bay. Parking is free.

Bicycle: Cyclists are welcome. Bike racks are available to use free of charge.

Thunder Bay Transit: Fort William Historical Park is accessible by the 4 Neebing bus route. Please visit the City of Thunder Bay Transit website for specific bus route information.

Boats & River Access: Boats cannot dock at events. There is no admissions entrance via the Kaministiquia River.
RVs: Camping is permitted at our campground with a reservation. RVs are not permitted in the parking lot for overnight stays.