Indigenous Experiences

Connect with Indigenous culture

Stewarded by the Anishinabeg Algonquin as a place of living and trade for thousands of years, Ottawa is a place where rivers and nations meet and is home to diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis populations. Indigenous storytellers, makers and business owners can connect you with one or more of the many distinct Indigenous cultures native to Canada for a memorable and enriching experience.

Indigenous experiences

Mādahòkì Farm
Mādahòkì Farm
Experience authentic Indigenous culture, including seasonal events, a year-round marketplace and other programming at this rural site within the city of Ottawa.
Makatew Workshops
Makatew Workshops
Makatew Workshops offers indigenous crafts to corporate, government and not-for-profit organizations who are looking for team building activities for their teams.
Beandigen Café
Beandigen Café
Discover products from Indigenous makers while sipping a fine coffee in this combined café and retail space at Lansdowne.

Indigenous events and celebrations

Indigenous Arts Marketplace 
Adàwàning: Indigenous Women’s Art Market
Come and support local Indigenous women artists and artisans, featuring the diverse and amazing work of Métis, Inuit, and First Nations makers. Browse…
Ottawa Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival
Annual Traditional Pow Wow
The Odawa Native Friendship Centre presents the Annual Traditional Pow Wow to kick off the Pow Wow season. This year’s event will bring together…
film, movie, theatre
Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival
An opportunity for Indigenous peoples to tell their own stories and showcase their rich and vibrant culture in Canada’s capital region.
Bougie Birch
Bougie Birch
Indigenous-owned organization dedicated to guiding both individuals and businesses through a purposeful journey of reconciliation.
Bougie Birch Dreamcatcher Workshop
Bougie Birch Dreamcatcher Workshop
Under the guidance of Indigenous artist and educator, Ashley Clark, craft your own dreamcatcher in a 2-3 hour session. The materials will be provided…
Madahoki Farm/Mādahòkì Farm - Indigenous Experiences
Chief Pinesi Day
Kichi Sibi Trails, in concert with NECA and the Crichton Community Council, is once again coordinating the July 1 Chief Pinesi Day event in New…

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Year-round inspiration

Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival
Celebrate Indigenous culture in Ottawa
Celebrate National Indigenous History Month this June in Ottawa, Ontario.
Pow Wow-Canadian Museum of History, Indigenous culture in Ottawa
Discover Indigenous culture in Ottawa
Looking for a destination with authentic Indigenous programming including museums, tours and events? See what memorable experiences await in Canada’s capital.
Mādahòkì Farm
Ottawa Indigenous-themed itinerary ideas for packaged travel
Discover the memorable authentic indigenous experiences that await you in Canada's Capital.

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