Trina Simard on the 2024 Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

Trina Simard, CEO of Indigenous Experiences and the mastermind behind the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival sat down with Shawn to talk about what goes into planning the festival, pitching the Glow In The Dark Pow Wow to DJ Shub, what to expect from this year’s festival offerings, and so much more. Listen to the full […]

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The 2024 Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Promises New Hits and Old Favourites

June is Indigenous History Month, which means it’s almost time for the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival. This year’s festival promises to delight patrons with new attractions, while still offering all of the classic staples that make this festival the perfect way to kick off the Summer. New to the festival this year is the Glow […]

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Ottawa and the Rideau Canal have officially broken up for the 2024 season

Rideau Canal with ice looking good and no one skating. Parliament in the background.

On February 25th, 2024, the NCC made the decision to close the Rideau Canal skate-way for the season at 10pm, officially ending Ottawa’s on-again, off-again relationship with the Canal. Many skaters and Rideau Canal lovers are upset by this closure, as it is no longer temporary. The ice conditions of the Canal were in poor […]

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“Star Wars: A New Hope” to receive Indigenous translation

Half moon lit up in dark night sky.

The Star Wars franchise is only continuing to grow as Lucasfilm, the Dakota Ojibway tribal council and the University of Manitoba have agreed to translate the first film into the Indigenous language: Ojibwe. These companies have entered a partnership with Disney and APTN to make the translated version of “Star Wars: A New Hope”. Auditions, […]

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Pibòn (Winter) Festival Winterlude Edition Kicks Off At Mādahòkì Farm For Family Day Weekend

The Pibòn (Winter) Festival returns to Mādahòkì Farm this weekend for a special Winterlude edition. Mādahòkì Farm is an official Winterlude partner for their 2024 season. This special edition of the Pibòn (Winter) Festival runs from February 17th to February 19th, and includes a daily traditional Indigenous meal accompanied by Pow Wow dance performance, a […]

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