The Mississaugas of the New Credit are celebrating the 32nd Annual Three Fires Pow Wow on the weekend of August 25th and 26th, 2018. The Pow Wow takes place in the fresh open-air, during the afternoon and on into the evening under the lights. This years Pow Wow centers on the theme "Our Story: Water Is Life". Join us at the New Credit Indian Reserve, R.R. #6, Blue # 2789 in Hagersville for a unique family-friendly cultural experience. The festival takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.
The Three Fires Pow Wow showcases pride in music, dance and arts and crafts. A variety of handmade First Nation arts and crafts will be available to purchase including moccasins, beadwork, porcupine quillwork, leather medicine pouches, dream catchers, soapstone carvings, and woodcarvings. The Veterans Memorial will also be open for public viewing.
Entry into the festival is $5 per person with a non-perishable food item, and donations are always happily accepted if you are able to help support.
Tempt your taste buds with traditional Native and Canadian cuisine, including Indian Tacos, Navajo Tacos, Buffalo Burgers, hamburgers, corn soup, ham and scone, fresh squeezed lemon-aid and traditional strawberry juice made with real strawberries.
Pow wows are a time of celebration, building relationships, and sharing cultural and social traditions. Whether you are a first time visitor or you’ve enjoyed Pow Wows previously, there are a few tips to keep in mind for a successful Pow Wow visit:
Arrive Early: Our event can fill up quickly so to get a good seat arrive early or bring a lawn chair in case seating is unavailable.
Be Respectful: Pay attention to the master of ceremonies for cues on appropriate behavior including when to stand to show respect and when quiet is expected.
No Alcohol or Drugs Permitted: The Pow Wow is an alcohol and drug free environment.
Let’s Take Care of Mother Earth: Please bring your own utensils, dinnerware, and reusable water bottles to cut down on waste.
For further information, please contact the New Credit Cultural Committee @ (905) 768-3067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.