September 9, 2022 – September 11, 2022 all-day
FirstOntario Performing Arts
Celebration of Nations Indigenous Arts Gathering Marks Sixth Year with theme Honouring Our Matriarchs: Restoring The Balance
|Downtown St. Catharines will be a bustling hub when Celebration of Nations Indigenous Arts Gathering returns for its sixth year to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (PAC) Fri 9 Sept to Sun 11 Sept 2022.
This year marks the return to fulsome in-person programming with a diverse offering of exceptional Indigenous talent in music, dance, film and traditional arts, as well as engaging workshops and distinguished speakers. The PAC’s backyard will once again come to life with sunrise ceremonies, traditional food, vendors, performances and teachings where the sacred fire will be held for the community all weekend.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Michele-Elise Burnett (Métis MNO citizen with Algonquin roots, Bear Clan) and Artistic Producer Tim Johnson (Mohawk), this annual partnership with the PAC brings community together to honour and celebrate the heritage, culture and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples of Turtle Island and beyond.